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Crawfordsville Middle School

1/29/2021

Crawfordsville Middle School exists to provide a safe and caring learning environment in which students can continue to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Please take a few minutes to view the video below highlighting what makes Crawfordsville Middle School so special!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJslLaqXIIw

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Principal's Message

It has certainly been a tough year on students with COVID-19 and quarantine procedures. I do want to clarify what those current procedures are, as outlined by the Montgomery County Health Department. These procedures are continually discussed and if at any time the MCHD releases updated quarantine recommendations we will update parents accordingly.


Symptomatic

Students must quarantine when presenting with COVID-19 symptoms. The screening chart of symptoms is at this link. Quarantine period for symptoms is a 10 day quarantine period, however, a negative COVID-19 test will allow students to return sooner once 24 hours free of symptoms.


Close Contact

Students who are identified as close contacts to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case must quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure.


Household

Siblings living in the same household of symptomatic students must quarantine along with the symptomatic student. Siblings living in the same household of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case must also quarantine. Students identified as a close contact that are sent home are the only students who need to quarantine. Siblings of the identified close contact should continue to come to school, unless the identified close contact begins to develop symptoms.


Again, it has certainly been a difficult time in navigating quarantines and we do appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we balance in person school with the health and safety of everyone in the building.

Guidance Counselor's Message

Vaping 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know


How would you know?

Popular vape products look similar to USB drives. Be looking for: unfamiliar packages or online purchases (bought online) and clear, thin, square shaped boxes with or without liquid in them. Be sensitive to odors like bubble gum, chocolate cake, fruit.

Child physical symptoms:

  • Increased thirst and nose bleeds.

  • Decrease in caffeine use.

  • Increase use of vaping slang: “atty”-atomizer, “sauce” “e-juice”, “hit”,

  • Increased appetite, mood changes, bloodshot eyes, coughing

The truth is: Vaping is dangerous — especially for those under the age of 25 since their brain is still developing. Additionally, quitting vaping may be difficult due to the high amounts of addictive nicotine in the devices. Lung damage is especially dangerous.

Dangers of vaping include:

  • Asthma

  • Scaring on lungs

  • Brain development issues

  • Seizures

  • Broken bones

  • Strokes

  • Burns

  • Respiratory illnesses

  • Bronchitis

  • Popcorn lung

  • Heart problems

  • Nicotine addiction

Parents should have honest conversations with their children about the dangers of vaping and provide resources to help them quit. Your child doesn’t have to be a victim of a vaping injury or illness. Addiction counseling might be helpful.

CMS Student Life

CMS Yearbook

Calling all parents and students! If you have any great photos of CMS students doing fun activities and that you think would make an awesome addition to our yearbook, please share! You can send them through email to Mrs. Lain at clain@cville.k12.in.us or you can upload the photos to our yearbook website at yearbook forever.com. Click on "community upload" and then type CMS for the password.


Yearbook's can be ordered for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking the following link. https://yearbookforever.com/schools/crawfordsville_middle_school_buy_yearbook_340121/1t6z8JE9tA3C2PynNsrleOJu We accept cash, checks (payable to CMS), and payment plans.

2 Hour Delays

Days with a 2 hour delay class will begin at 10:40 and end at 3:10. Any parent/guardian that is not receiving the school messenger call/email will need to call the front office to make sure we have the correct information on file.

School Messenger Text Messaging

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Student Spirit Shirts

We want to remind parents that our spirit shirts are for sale in the front office for students for $10. We have a good supply of Youth and Adult sizes. Students may see Mrs. Fullenwider in the Guidance office to purchase.
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Calling All Dancers!

Calling All Dancers! Grades Pre-K through 8th Grade: Come dance with us! Our CHS Blue Illusions and former dance alums will teach dancers different dance techniques, learn a routine and have lots of fun over our three days. Dancers will perform their routine during our Parent Showcase scheduled for Thursday 2/09 at 6:40! Dancers come all three days. Masks must be worn at all times and strict social distancing will be practiced.



This is a great way for any current 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students interested in trying out for the CMS or CHS dance teams in the March to learn about all the skills needed to make the team and sharpen those skills before the tryouts begin at the end of March.


You can email Mrs. Haas thaas@cville.k12.in.us if you have any questions.


Each clinic session is at CMS during the dates and times listed below. Access this link to register!
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