CMSS Newsletter

Let Your Dreams GROW Wild! Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2022

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Mr. Sheets, Principal * Mrs. Green, Assistant Principal * Mrs. Tokarz, Assistant Principal

-Sprouts of the Week- Loyalty!

5th Grade:

Julian Diaz, Kyla Thomas, Savannah McKown, Emma Brokaw, and Matthew Gunn.

6th Grade:

Kyle Phillips, Hailey Hite, Jaylin Crain, Aylin Ruiz-Doblado, and Aidyn McClain.

These students are being recognized by their teachers for showing Loyalty- our character word of the week for 12/12/22-12/16/22

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Cafeteria Christmas Story Contest Winners!

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Go Guardian

The Cabot School District has enabled a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of their children’s activity on school-issued devices. This app provides parents with the ability to pause their children’s internet, block specific websites, and schedule internet availability on district-managed Chromebook devices outside of normal school hours.

GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that your child's school uses for devices issued to students. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.

Please click HERE for detailed instructions on how to access the GoGuardian App.

CMSS Word of the Week- Service

Each week, CMSS will have a Word of the Week. Teachers will use their Advisory time to discuss the word and what it means/looks like at school, home, our community, and around the world.

This week's Word of the Week is....SERVICE.

The word serve has both French and Latin origins. The French word servir means to "do duty toward, show devotion to, or provide with." The Latin word servire means to "be a servant, be in service." By adding the suffix -ice to serve, this changes the meaning to the quality of serving.

Christmas and other holidays lend themselves to serving others. There are usually food drives, coat drives, and other ways to help those in your community. Service can be much more than big events sponsored by non-profit organizations. Try some of these examples below.

  • Hold the door open for the person coming in behind you.
  • Say please and thank you when requesting something.
  • Send a cheerful note to a deployed soldier or the elderly in the Nursing Home. You don't have to know them personally, just a hello means a lot to them.
  • Pick up trash you see laying on the ground.
  • Lend a helping hand to someone carrying something big or heavy.
  • Rake the leaves of a neighbor.

Green Thumb of the Week

This year's weekly Staffulty Recognition Award is The "Green Thumb" Award. We are excited to recognize those around us that are going above and beyond the call of duty.

This week's "Green Thumb" award winner nominated by her peers is Mrs. McGregor!

Get Your Yearbooks Now!

CMSS Yearbooks are still available for purchase. They are currently $30. Students can pick up an order form in the main hallway or you can order online using the link below.

CMSS Bell Schedule

Morning Bells

7:50 am First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Class

8:00 am Tardy Bell

Afternoon Bells

3:15 pm Walkers and Car Riders Dismissed

3:18 pm First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:23 pm Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:28 pm Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed to the gym

Supply Fee

Middle School Supply Fee (5th-6th) - There is a one-time $25 fee that includes all necessary school supplies and a class t-shirt. In addition to the supply fee, students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, paper, and a water bottle.

The K-6th $25 supply fee can be paid during Open House (August 18th) by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South

*Please note there is a fee for paying online.

FREE Breakfast and FREE/REDUCED Lunch Prices

Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.

Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:

  • Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
  • Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
  • Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
  • Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch Menus can be found HERE as well as on our district website. Please note menus are still being finalized and are subject to change prior to school. Check back often.

Pre pay your school lunch account here.

Middle School
Breakfast: Free
Lunch: $2.65

Menu: Jan 2 - Jan 6

Monday-No School

Tuesday- Chicken Fajita Nacho/Pizza Pro Pepperoni Pizza

Wednesday- Hamburger/Pizza Pro Cheese Pizza

Thursday- Chicken Tenders

Friday- Pizza Pro Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

Cell Phone Policy

CMSS students are not allowed to use their cell phones while on campus. According to the student handbook, phones should be turned off and in their backpack from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave campus.

For more information about cell phones or access to the student handbook, click the link below

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that you can support CMSS through Box Tops for Education! Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Upcoming Dates

Please check our district website, our social

media pages, or future newsletters for more information about the following dates.

  • Jan 3: Students return from Winter Break
  • Jan 4-6: CMSS MAPs testing
  • Jan 16: No School
  • Feb 20: No School
  • March 16: End of 3rd 9 Weeks
  • March 13 and 15th: Spring MAPs Testing
  • March 14 and 16th: Parent/Teacher Conferences/ 2:00 Dismissal
  • March 15: Spring Pictures
  • March 17: No School
  • March 20-24: Spring Break

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”