Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-November 25, 26, and 27- All schools closed. No virtual learning.

-December 2- SIT Virtual Meeting- 3:30-4:30

Topic: School Improvement Team

Join Zoom Meeting


-The Highly Capable Program’s selection process for Semester 2 is open for students in grades 6 and 7.  Please see this link for complete information. 

-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.

-CMS Gingerbread Express 2020

  • Chariho Middle School Gingerbread Express offers gift cards to families in need for the holiday season
    • Application MUST be completed by THURSDAY December 10th
    • Pick-up for gift cards is 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm on MONDAY December 21st
  • Are you interested in donatingGift cards to J.C. Penny, TJ Maxx, Kohls, Visa/Mastercard, Sports Authority, GameStop, Walmart, Target, & Amazon etc. are all accepted donations and may be given to Kate Tokarski or Megan Anderson in the Guidance Office. Cash is also accepted.

How: Electronic application: or families in need may also complete the application by phone or email. Contact a staff member listed below

If you have any questions, please contact:

Brenda Medina, 401-500-5458;

Kate Tokarski, 401-364-0651 ext. 2226

Megan Anderson401-364-0651 ext. 2227 

-CMS PTO- CMS families don’t forget we participate in Stop & Shop’s A+ Rewards Program! Last year our school earned close to $6,000 thanks to friends and families selecting CMS to receive their A+ School Rewards Points. All you need to do is link your card to CMS, then every time you shop and scan your Stop & Shop card points can be earned for our school. These points are converted to cash for our school.

Register at

Chariho Middle School ID code: 07150


Thank you, stay healthy, and enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

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


-New mask guidance from RIDOH- Updated on 11/10/20: If a student removes their mask, ensure the student is 6+ feet apart from others and redirect the student to put it back on. Scheduled mask breaks are not encouraged. All individual student mask breaks must be supervised. Students are allowed to have their mask off while eating but must place mask back on before talking to others.

-Grade 5 message from the nurse- RIDOH mandates school dental screenings be performed on all students in Grade 5 who have not had a dental exam within the past year.  Please continue to forward to the clinic the date of any recent dental visits. School dental screenings will be scheduled after the new year.

-Grade 7 message from the nurse- Requirements for entrance into 7th grade per RIDOH: Recent physical exam (grade 6 or 7) with scoliosis and vision screening; Tdap, MCV4, and HPV vaccines.  Please forward documents to the clinic if not already provided.

-All other grades message from the nurse- Physical exams are not mandated, however, a copy of a recent Physical Exam will assist the nurse in maintaining your child's health record.  Scoliosis, vision, and dental screening documentation are also welcome.

-A Message from our School Nurse- A symptomatic person is someone who is experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID 19.  Per RIDOH/RIDE guidelines students any student who has at least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, new loss of smell or new loss of taste, OR at least two of the following symptoms: fever (measured > 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or subjective), chills (rigors), body aches (myalgia), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, or congestion or runny nose are considered a probable case. 

A probable case requires COVID testing which is a two-step process.  Students dismissed need to return with the attestation form (signed by a parent/guardian) and a copy of a negative PCR test.

Please note, do not send any siblings to school until the probable case student has received, and has documentation of a negative PCR COVID test.  Any siblings present in school will be sent back home per policy. 

If your child has only one symptom and was not told they needed to be tested, they may return after they are 24 hours symptom free.  Students will distance learn will at home. 

Jessica Whitney, RN, BSN

Chariho Middle School Nurse 

-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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