Chariho Middle News

June 3, 2022

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates: 

-June 21- Last day of school.


-Color Day will be held Friday, June 17, 2022. Each grade will dress in their respective colors. 8th grade will be blue, 7th grade will be green, 6th grade will be red, and 5th grade will be yellow. All are welcome to participate so long as their outfits are school appropriate and follow the school dress code. 

-STEM Summer Camp at Chariho Middle School for incoming 7th and 8th grade students.  Click here for more information: STEM Summer Camp flyer. Click here to register: STEM Summer Camp Registration Form

-Attention all current 8th-11th graders-Interested in playing for the Girls High School Soccer Team this summer in the Ocean State Summer Cup. There will be a mandatory registration meeting on June 8th in the high school cafeteria 2:30-3:00pm. Please make sure you bring your registration form signed by a parent/guardian to the meeting.

-COVID-19 testing- If you have already given consent this school year, you do not need to give consent again. If you have not given consent and would like to have your student(s) tested, please go to this link,, and enter access code CMSTESTING22. Please note that this code is for middle school students only. Our next test date will be Tuesday, June 7 beginning around 8:30 am. It is important to remember that only asymptomatic students can be tested. You must pre-register by 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 5. Please remind your student(s) if they are being tested, we do not call students down by name and we do not remind them that they are on the consent list. The only way to consent to have your student(s) tested is through the portal which does not get updated in real-time. It is recommended that student athletes be tested once a week.

-Snow Days/Inclement Weather Plan- please see the attached CMS Snow Days/Inclement Weather Days


Thank you and enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

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


-Positive COVID-19 Cases- Parents if you have a CMS student who tests positive for COVID-19 can you please email Julia Phelan at [email protected] and Gregory Zenion at [email protected] or call the clinic at 315-2822. Please contact school as soon as possible regardless of whether or not RIDOH says they will notify the school. The sooner we know about a positive case the sooner we can act to make sure we are keeping the building safe.

-CMS Drills- When CMS has a fire drill, lockdown, or any other event that causes us to enact our emergency safety plan, the principal will make an announcement at the end of the drill/event to debrief the situation. Please note this communication will be brief and will not go into great detail. By making announcements, we hope it will reduce any stress that was caused by the drill.

 -CMS is 100% Peanut/Tree Nut Free school- Below is our process for addressing 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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