Creston Community News
Week of MAY 2, 2021
From the Principal
CIMS Families -
It's hard to believe we have just 4 weeks left of the 2020-2021 school year!
This time of year always includes scheduling details for the upcoming school year. Your child has likely received information via email related to how to submit their course requests and class preferences for next school year.
Incoming 6-8th grade students will be selecting elective courses this week for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. 6th grade students will choose their electives through a google form. Rising 7th and 8th grade will receive a video via email from their respective counselor to assist them through the selection process. If parents have any questions please feel free to contact your child's grade level counselor.
2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program:
- MSD of Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in the 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program is limited to a select number of students, and an application is required. Families who wish to participate are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
- To learn more about our 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program and how to apply, click here.
In person students, grades 5--8, have completed their ILEARN tests for this year with the exception of a few make-up tests we have remaining.
Families of fully virtual students have received multiple communications related to ILEARN testing via email. Your testing dates differ from the above dates, depending on grade level. The dates listed below are the dates that virtual learners should report for testing, if your family is participating:
Grade 5 Virtual Testing Dates = 4/28, 4/29, 4/30 - COMPLETE!
Grade 6 Virtual Testing Dates = 5/5, 5/6, 5/7
Grade 7 Virtual Testing Dates = 5/10, 5/11
Grade 8 Virtual Testing Dates = 5/12, 5/13
*If you will be dropping off your student on testing dates, they should be dropped off between 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM at Door 1 at CIMS. Your student will call you when they are ready to be picked up.
*As a reminder, if you elect to use bus transportation, that is ONLY available in the MORNING. You must still pick up your student from CIMS once they call you for pick-up.
*Please also note that cell phones and smart watches are not permitted in testing classrooms - if students do bring them in, teachers will collect these items, place them in a baggie, store in a bin, and return to students safely when testing concludes each morning.
- Now Enrolling New Students for 2021-22.
- If your child currently attends a Warren Township school, you do NOT need to complete online enrollment. Current students who live within Warren Township boundary will be registered automatically for the next school year. For more information, click here.
Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7. Please consider taking a few moments this week to let our AWESOME Creston staff members know just how much you appreciate their efforts! We are grateful to our PTSA for supporting our staff recognition efforts in the coming week! :)
You can find contact information for all Creston staff members here!
STUDENT SHOUTOUTS (from CIMS Staff)
Semester 2 Calendar - Grades 6, 7, 8
The schedule below applies to in person / hybrid 6th graders, and ALL 7th and 8th grade students.
All 5th & 6th graders who are 100% virtual will maintain their black/gold schedule by last name for all of semester 2.
NOTE: This calendar has been slightly updated, effective 4/16/2021. The only change is with the final day of the school year, May 28th.
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Any Student coming into school for Athletics or Extra-Curricular Activities must follow the procedures below:
Students - ask yourself the following questions BEFORE you leave home to report to school for any athletic or extra-curricular event, practice, or game. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should stay home and notify your coach/sponsor. If you answer NO to all of the questions, you can enter the building through Door 7 AFTER 4:10 PM. Please contact your coach or sponsor with specific questions!
Car Rider Procedures - AM Arrival
--For your safety, stay in your car until directed by staff to exit.
--8:45 AM is the earliest we may allow students to enter the building.
--Exit only when your vehicle is stopped, along the curb, and you are directed to do so by staff.
--Exit your vehicle on the right side (curb side) to stay as safe as possible.
--Be ready to get out of the vehicle as you pull up to Door 1; please have your items ready to go.
--Follow staff directions at all times.
HELPFUL LINKS & RESOURCES
You can locate a copy of the CIMS Dress Code by clicking here.