Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-June 23- Early release Wednesday (Students released at 11:30am).

-June 21- Yearbooks distributed to students who pre-purchased them. DL students who pre-purchased them can pick up in MS gym from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

-June 23- Last day of school for students.

-8th grade parents- Each team will hold an awards ceremony during the last week of school. The event will be held outside. This event happens every year during the school day and it is an event where only team teachers and students attend.  It is one last time for the team to connect and the reason why parents are not invited to attend. Administration does not even attend. -8th grade Outside Social and Yearbook Signing on June 21. Parents please note, on this day the whole Team will mix together and if we have a COVID-19 positive case on a Team, all students, who have not had their second vaccination by June 6, will be required to quarantine under RIDOH policy. If you are uncomfortable with this RIDOH policy, your child will have the option to DL this day. Students will use a rotation set up to have the opportunity to sign yearbooks of students on the other Team. This system will have students in close contact with opposite Team for less than 15 minutes so they would not have to be part of contact tracing.

-Yearbooks for DL students- will be available for pick up on Monday, June 21 from 2:30-4. If you cannot make pick up on that day, they will be available in the office during the summer. No yearbooks will be handed out before the June 21 release.

-End of year update from the Clinic- Just a reminder that all medications for your child kept in the school clinic should be picked up by the last day of school, June 23, 2021. However, the school nurse will be available June 25, June 28, and June 29 for medication pick up from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Any medication remaining at school after 1 pm on June 29th will be properly disposed of per state law. This includes all prescription and non-prescription medications, inhalers and Epinephrine pens. Please contact school nurse at 315-2822 to let her know when you will be coming in to pick up your child’s medication.

-The School Improvement Team, which is the governing body of Chariho Middle School, met on Wednesday, May 5, to make some significant decisions on how our school is opening in the 2021-22 school year. At this meeting, options were thoroughly discussed and debated. In the end, the team overwhelmingly decided that CMS will open as it did this year, in stable groups. Therefore, students will be assigned to stable groups, and Unified Arts classes will be scheduled to those stable groups. Included in this decision, is the determination that band and chorus will not take place while students are scheduled this way. These decisions are made based on current CDC and RIDOH COVID-19 guidelines (as of 5/5/21) to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff, with consideration given to possible quarantine numbers. As more information regarding infection rates,  vaccination rates, and student vaccination eligibility becomes available throughout the summer and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, the School Improvement Team will determine if band and chorus can resume in a manner that is consistent with CDC and RIDOH guidelines (at that time) while ensuring the continued safety of our students and staff. If student and staff safety can be ensured, CMS will do its best to move students to mixed Unified Arts classes by the start of the second quarter or by the end of the first semester.

-Clark Memorial Library- please see attached flyer. YA flyer SRP 2021[2].doc 

-HOPKINTON REC NEW! Archery Camp at Crandall Field July 26-30. Summer Day Camp at Crandall Field is July 12-August 20. The 21st Annual Hoop Academy Basketball Camp will run July 26-30 at Chariho High School for all kids going into grades 3-9, Babysitting Certification Class isJuly 22nd  Coming Soon-Playground Camp at Langworthy Field, Soccer & Volleyball Programs. For more info and to register, go to  Check out our Facebook page at for the most up- to-date information. Call us at 377-7795 with any questions. 

Thank you, stay healthy, and enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

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


-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

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.

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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