Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-February 26- Survey opens for Distance Learning/In-Person Learning- see details below.

-March 2- Annual Budget Hearing- see details below.

-March 3- Virtual SIT Meeting 3:30 pm.   ZOOM Link: https://chariho-us.zoom.us/j/89809338971?pwd=MXAvTW44aEg2eWVCTlRVVGpveFJFZz09

-March 3 Virtual PTO Meeting 7:00 pm- ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/94593075377?pwd=SC9VY0xmWURkNDhzajZ4L1VpaTRtQT09

-March 3,10,17,24, and 31- Early release Wednesday (Students released at 11:30am).

- March 15- State PD day, all students learning virtually, no in-person school.

-March 15- Session 3 for MS sports begin.

-Chariho Middle School Distance Learning/In-Person Learning- Change Registration Form for Quarter 4- If you wish to remain with your current in-person or distance learning selection, please do not complete this form. Please complete this form by March 9th if you wish to change your student's current registration from in-person learning to distance learning or distance learning to in-person learning. We will send a confirmation no later than the first week of April confirming if we are able to accommodate the request. This choice will be effective for Quarter 4. For your reference Quarter 4 begins April 26th.

 

-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.

-Annual Budget Hearing- March 2 7:30 pm -You will need to register using this link, answer the required questions (ensuring it matches your voter registration information), and be a registered voter in Hopkinton, Charlestown or Richmond to be counted towards the quorum. The Chariho Act states we will need 25 residents from each town to attend. The Board of Canvassers will be reviewing all information to confirm the quorum. You must register and then attend the 7:30 pm meeting in order to be counted towards the quorum. 

-Middle school soccer tryouts- for boys and girls in grades 6 thru 8 will begin on Monday, March 15th at Chariho Middle School.  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 March 10th.   All negative results must be emailed to  marianne.papiroque@chariho.k12.ri.usmichael.shiels@chariho.k12.ri.us and cc: greg.zenion@chariho.k12.ri.us. 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. Middle school Cross Country will start on Monday, March 15. Due to a limited number of spots we are requesting that all 6-8 grade students that are interested in running Cross Country register on Family ID by March 6th. We will notify runners by March 9 if they have been selected for the team so you have time to get a PCR test by March 15. Unified Basketball starts the week of Monday, March 22. All players and helpers will be tested through the school on Wednesday, March 24. If your child is interested in participating in Unified Basketball this year, please contact Mrs. Doyon atSarah.Doyon@chariho.k12.ri.us  for more information.

The registration teams in Family ID are:

CMS boys soccer

CMS girls soccer

CMS cross country

CMS unified basketball

Family ID registration will be open starting Monday, March 1 at 12 noon. 

 

-CMS PTO Meeting- Wednesday, March 3 at 7pm - Zoom link, agenda, and information for the next PTO meeting can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18a2TZwlnDOd71fFJ5CNc9TS4-egbNGui_3WpZ9rsIsw/edit?usp=sharing

-A friendly reminder that we all need to be monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms. In many cases, we still hear people have symptoms and are coming to work/school. Please note that many recent cases have stated a headache was their first symptom. Please be cautious not to dismiss a headache.

 

-Support the CMS library at the Scholastic Book Fair! This year our spring book fair will be online. Please support the library by purchasing from the book fair from March 1-14. Click here to learn more. 

 

-Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- We are now in the second week of participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad program and are halfway through! We are so very appreciative of everyone’s support so far – thank you!  To join in our efforts, visit HeroSquad.org, find our school and select “Join Your Classroom Team” to set up your page. From there, share it via email, on social media, or have your student write a letter sharing why the Hero Squad is important to them!  Every hero needs a squad!  

-Attention 8th grade families- Shirts for Grade 8 students are here. In-person students received shirts during school on Monday. DL students can pick shirts up in the main office from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. ***Please call 364-0651 before coming to pick up shirts.***

SurveyWorks  -Please complete this survey so we have a better understanding of how parents view CMS.

-Please see March Lunch menu-MS Lunch Menu for March 2021.pdf 

-Chariho Girls Softball League- see attachment. School Flyer.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. 

-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. 

-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: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1130830 . 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. 

-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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