Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-April 12- Only Distance Learners attend school in-person for state testing. All others are distance learning. Please refer to State testing letter.

-April 14 and 28- Early release Wednesday (Students released at 11:30am).

-April 19-23- Spring Recess- Schools closed.

-April 26- Students return to school.

-May 1- final deadline for purchasing a yearbook.

-May 3- Spring Sports start.

-4th Quarter- All parent requests completed on District survey and all parents on waiting list confirmed by Mr. Zenion are approved to return to in-person starting on April 26. All the fourth quarter bus information will be published on the District web site in the middle of next week. 

-State Testing Letter- Please see attached important state testing letter that was sent home with students and emailed to DL parents on Thursday. Information in this letter is extremely important since it has schedules for when students will be in-person and distance learning for testing. More information will follow in the next few weeks. State test letter.pdf  

-Middle School Spring Sports- will begin on Monday, May 3rd for baseball, softball, and track and field.  Tryout times will be posted the week before as we get closer to the beginning of May through the school announcements, the athletic website,  and the Parent Weekly Update. All athletes must register on family ID at familyid.com. for their sport. See attachment for directions.  Family ID will be open starting on Wednesday, April 14th.  All athletes must also test for COVID-19 , the first step is for parents to sign the consent form if you have not done so already.  Testing will take place on Wednesdays.  Athletes must wear a mask at all times for practices, games and meets.  When picking up your child from practice, please stay social distanced and wear a mask at all times. Family ID directions[2].pdf 

Below is the link for the consent form for your child to be test here at school.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY93m-TDmE8Lx98wYf-cxHnTnIJZUeMDaVUnSJtHzHHymYMw/viewform 

 

-Remember forever. Purchase a yearbook today for just $28! The 2020-2021 CMS yearbook will include ALL grades. The final deadline for purchasing a yearbook is May 1st. Yearbooks can only be purchased online and MUST be pre-ordered. To purchase today, go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09897303 Please contact sarah.devito@chariho.k12.ri.us with any questions. 

-Important- if your child is registered for in-person learning the only time they should be accessing distance learning(DL) is if they have symptoms, are in quarantine/isolation, their class/district/school is placed on distance learning per the district/school administration or DL was the learning scenario they registered for the quarter.

-Please see April Lunch menuMS Lunch Menu for April 2021.pdf 

Thank you, stay healthy, and enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

"CMS will teach, target, and transform our school community”

 

Parents and Guardians: As a reminder, all in-person learners must have a daily self-check completed every day prior to leaving the house. Any student who participates in athletics, extracurricular activities, or receives services at school will also need the daily self-check completed. This is a requirement from our state as well as part of our District Attendance Policy. Any family that does not consistently complete this self-check will be required to move to distance learning. It is imperative that we ensure everyone is healthy when attending school. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated while we work to keep our school communities safe. 

-Parents of Grade 6 students- In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-IMM) students entering 7th grade must have the following immunizations:

    1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) vaccine

    1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine

    1 dose of HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccine

A completed religious exemption form is required if you decline the HPV vaccine for your child.  This form may be found on the CMS clinic website.  Additionally, a recent physical exam completed within the past 12 months is required. Provide proof of scoliosis, vision and/or dental screenings if completed during the same time period.

-Parents of Grade 7 students- In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-IMM) students entering 8th grade must have the following immunizations:

    2 doses of HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine.

A completed religious exemption form is required if you decline the HPV vaccine for your child.  This form may be found on the CMS clinic website. Please forward the documents to the CMS clinic via fax, email or paper. Fax: 401-223-4843. Please ensure you keep a copy for camp or sport requirements. Thank you, Jessica Whitney, RN, CSNT

-CMS is 100% Peanut/Tree Nut Free school- Below is our process for address any issues:

Peanut/Tree Nut Free

  • If a student brings in a peanut/tree nut product and it has not been opened, we will request that the student bring the product to the main office to be picked up at the end of the day.
  • If the student has opened the product during snack or lunch, we will request that the student either go to the main office break room or throw the product out. If student throws the product out a school snack/lunch will be given to them.   
  • All CMS staff will monitor food to ensure peanut/tree nut free contents.   
  • Restricted items include any food that may have been produced in a factory that may not be peanut/tree nut-free. 
  • Due to allergies, we ask that you reinforce with your students that no one should share food items. 



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