Chariho Middle News

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-May 11- Only in-person students, grades 5 and 8, attend in-person school for State Math testing. All others online at home.

- May 13- Only in-person students, grades 6 and 7, attend in-person school for State Math testing. All others online at home.

-May 12,19, and 26- Early release Wednesday (Students released at 11:30am).

-May 13- Special Education Advisory Committee- 6:00 pm

-Extended May 14- final deadline for purchasing a yearbook.

-May 17-State PD day- all students distance learning. No in-person school.

-June 23- Last day of school for students.

- Did you miss your chance to purchase a yearbook? Jostens has extended the final purchase date to May 14. This will be the LAST date to purchase a yearbook. Yearbooks will not be available for purchase after May 14. Click here to purchase: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1130830 

-State Testing Letter- Please see attached important state testing letter that was sent home with students and emailed to DL parents on Thursday. Information in this letter is extremely important since it has schedules for when students will be in-person and distance learning for testing.  State test letter.pdf  

-Dear 6th Grade Parents- Through an extensive selection process, 22 students have been identified as eligible to participate in the Accelerated Algebra program for 7ththrough 8th grade. A holistic rubric was used for the selection process, including the Orleans-Hanna screening test, the STAR math screening, quarterly common assessments, and quarterly math grades. This information was collected and reviewed by the math content leader, math teachers, guidance department, and administration.  The highest scoring 6th grade math students were determined from these criteria and by using this process. Please understand that if your child was not selected for this program, they will still receive outstanding math instruction, which includes algebra skills in the 7th and 8th grade through the Common Core Curriculum. This advanced Accelerated Algebra program is designed only for the top 5-7% of students.  Many very good to excellent math students do not advance in this program due to the extremely demanding pace.  Students in this course take 7th and 8th grade math and high school Honors Algebra I in two years.  The curriculum is not edited due to shortened time. Students are required to complete three years of math in two years. If you do not receive a letter for your child’s acceptance into accelerated mathematics, you have the right to appeal this decision.  In order to appeal, you must place in writing (email is acceptable) that you are appealing the school’s decision to not have your child begin the Accelerated Algebra program in 7th grade, before May 17th.  A committee will be established to review your appeal.  If you would like to further discuss this before placing an appeal, please email or call Mr. Zenion before May 17th.

 -Please see attached agenda for Special Education Advisory Committee meeting on May 13 at 6:00 pm. SEAC meeting-5-13-21.doc 

-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.

-Please see May Lunch menuMS Lunch Menu for May 2021.pdf Secondary Breakfast Menu May 2021.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. 

-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

A completed religious exemption form is required if you decline the HPV vaccine for your child.  This form may be found on the CMS clinic website.  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.

A completed religious exemption form is required if you decline the HPV vaccine for your child.  This form may be found on the CMS clinic website. 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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