Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-January 25 - State PD for teachers-All students asynchronous at home, no in-person school.

-January 25- 6-8 Grades Boys/Girls Basketball try outs began, please see instructions below.

-January 27- Early release Wednesday (Students released at 11:30am).

-January 29- Last day for Missing Work

-February 3- SIT Virtual Meeting- 3:30-4:30.

-February 5 – End of Quarter 2.

-February 15-19- Winter Recess- No school.

-Pictures are in. If you have not received your pictures please call 364-0651 to see if your pictures are sitting in the main office.

--Middle school basketball tryouts for boys and girls in grades 6 thru 8 will begin on Monday January 25th at Chariho Middle School.    Athletes will enter directly thru the gymnasium doors.  Spectators are not permitted.  The boys practice will be from 5 pm to 630 pm.  The girls practice will be from 7 pm to 830 pm.  All athletes must be registered on family ID in order to participate.  Athletes will be required to submit a negative PCR test starting no earlier than January 20th.   All negative results must be emailed to and cc : Athletes will need to wear a mask that is a minimum 2 ply, at all times.  Gaiters are NOT allowed. Athletes must come fully dressed to participate as locker rooms will not be available to change clothes, bathrooms will be available.  Athletes need to have their own water bottle.  Sanitizing equipment will be available during and after practice for athletes. After the tryouts are concluded, any athlete who is on the roster will have to take a Binex test at the middle school during early release days every Wednesday.  More information will be sent to those parents whose child is on the team.

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. 

-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 Please contact with any questions. 

-Would you like to do something special for your 8th grader? Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for families to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. To purchase your ad online, start here: . Jostens is managing your school's yearbook ad sales so please do not contact or send materials to the school. All ad orders must be placed online by 01/31/20.

Thank you, stay healthy, and enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

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


-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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