Friday, August 19th, 2022
EXCITED FOR MONDAY 8/22/22
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.
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.
Word of the Week- Excellence
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....Excellence.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin excellentia. See excel, -ence
Definition: noun - the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority. an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels
The New School Year has arrived and with it comes a feeling of a fresh start, motivation, and new goals. We will strive to GROW better every day in our pursuit of excellence: being the best we can be.
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 by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at https://cabot.revtrak.net. Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South
*Please note there is a fee for paying online.
Every Cabot Public Schools student (except Pre-K) is assigned a Chromebook. If you are a returning student, you should have taken your Chromebook home with you over the summer.
1st, 5th, and 9th graders will receive new Chromebooks this year. If you are entering one of these grades, and you did not bring your chromebook to Open House, please bring your old one to school Monday August 22, 2022.
New students will receive their Chromebooks the first few days of school. Students will need to bring their assigned Chromebooks to class with them every day. The devices will be used regularly throughout the school week. It is highly encouraged to store your Chromebook in a protective carrying case, although it is not required to purchase one.
The closed dimensions of our Chromebooks are:
School Meal Updates 2022-2023
The National School Lunch Program (NSLPP) waiver that provided free meals to all students due to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on June 30, 2022.
While the Cabot School District will continue to provide free breakfast for PK-12th students, lunch will no longer be free to all students for the 2022-2023 school year.
Free Breakfast/Free & Reduced Price Meals
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 www.ezmealapp.com. 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.
Cell Phone Policy
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.
- August 22: First Day for Students
- August 26: Panther Spirit Day
- September 5: No School/Labor Day
- October 14: End of the First Nine Weeks Grading Period
- October 21: Frontier Festival (5th Grade)
- October 25 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences
- October 28: No School
- November 11: Veteran's Day
- November 22-25: No School/Fall Break
- December 16: End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period
- December 19-January 2: No School/Winter Break
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