Chariho Middle News

September 17, 2021


Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-September 20- Late busses start (see attachment).  Late Buses 21-22.xlsx 

-September 22- Early Release Day- (students released at 12:45 pm).

-September 23- 6th Grade Open House- (see information below).

-September 29- State PD- asynchronous distance learning day for all students.

-October 5- 7th and 8th Grade Open House- (see information below).

-October 5- Picture Day- (see attachment). Picture Day.doc 

-October 6- School Improvement Team Meeting- 3:30-4:30 CMS library. 

-October 6- CMS Flu Clinic- 4-6:30 pm in CMS gym

 

 -6th Grade Open House- We are excited to be welcoming new and returning 6th graders to Chariho Middle School. However, due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and our three towns having high transmission rates we will be limiting the number of guests able to attend the in-person 6th Grade Open House on September 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Adults will be limited to one per family and may bring only their 6th-grade student. Masks are mandatory to attend this event per Governor’s order.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Teams will be in the following locations and will begin presentations at 6:15:

6WA: Gymnasium

6WB: Library

6G: Auditorium

Please note that the purpose of this evening is to meet our teachers and support staff, to learn about their classes and programs, and get a sense of where your children are learning.  If you would like to discuss your child's progress in a class, please contact your child's teacher directly via email, since that is not the intention of the evening. 

-7th and 8th Grade Open House- We are excited to be welcoming new and returning 7th and 8th graders to Chariho Middle School. However, due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and our three towns having high transmission rates we will be limiting the number of guests able to attend the in-person 7th and 8th Grade Open House on October 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Adults will be limited to one per family and may bring only their 7th or 8th grade student. Masks are mandatory to attend this event per Governor’s order.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

-Daily Self- Check- Parents will submit a COVID -19 Health Check one-time sign-off for their children in PowerSchool. *Students will not be able to submit a COVID-19 Health Check using their account. Parents, please do not log in using your child’s PowerSchool account as the COVID-19 Health Check will not function.  A Parent/guardian will log into PowerSchool from a computer at https://ps.chariho.k12.ri.us/public/.  If parents/guardians do not have an account they will need to create an account and link their children. Parents will receive a web access letter supplied by their child’s school for each of their children if applicable.

-Back to School Electronic Forms – Attached, please find the Back to School Electronic Form instructions.   If you difficulty with accessing your PowerSchool account, contact the CMS Main Office. The PowerSchool App for phones does not support forms. Parents must log into PowerSchool using a browser at https://ps.chariho.k12.ri.us/public.     Back to School Electronic Forms Instructions.pdf 

-Science Saturday-see attachment. SS21 4by6 Card_For Screens.pdf 

We are excited to welcome everyone back to in-person school. Some helpful hints are below:

-Parent drop off- Students can be dropped off at the main entrance at 7:00 am. Please do not drop off before this time since we will need to socially distance the students. Students will enter the building through the gym 7:10-7:25. After that time, through the main doors. 

-Parent pick-up- CMS requires all parents picking up students to have a school-issued placard displayed in the front window of the vehicle. Placards are issued from the main office. Students this year will be radioed from the gym when you pull up. Students will be organized in the gym by their placard numbers so please make sure your child has their placard number memorized. Dismissal will be between 2:05 to 2:10 pm.

-COVID-19 symptoms- If your child has any symptom of COVID-19, you will need to keep them home and schedule a PCR test.

-Water bottles- Students should bring a refillable water bottle to school. Water fountains have been shut off but filling stations are working with new filters.

-Lockers- No student will be assigned a locker for at least the first quarter. We recommend that students bring a small backpack that they can place on the back of their chairs.

-Lost and Found- There will be one lost and found located outside of the Main Office by the Water Machine. The bin will be emptied into the clothing bin every Friday due to stricter cleaning protocols.

 

-Hopkinton Rec- Hoop Academy Fastbreak Fall October 9 & 10 3:00PM-6:30PM @ Chariho Middle School Boys & Girls in Grades 3-9 $85R/$90NR.  Family Concert Series-Folk & Old Time Music at the Langworthy Field Pavilion Saturdays at 1PM on September 18, October 2, 16, 30.  Huck Finn Day @ Crandall Field-September 19, Rain Date September 26.  HopArts Studio Trail-October 16 & 17  www.hoparts.org  Youth Basketball League-Registration coming in October For more info and to register, go to http://hopkintonri.org/recreation.htm.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HopkintonRec for the most up- to-date information. Call us at 377-7795 with any questions.

Thank you, 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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