Carver Middle School Newsletter

September 20, 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Carver MS!


It's hard to believe that we are already approaching our third week of school! Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Virtual Open House last Monday. It was great to see many familiar faces and welcome our 6th grade parents to Carver MS. If you were unable to attend, please remember that our teachers are available daily during office hours, from 7:25-7:55 am.


As a reminder, school is closed next Monday, September 28, 2020. Please see the contact information below for our school counselors if you have any questions or concerns regarding scheduling.


Please see below for updated support links and other key information. Thank you very much and have a great week!


GO COUGARS!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.

Principal

G.W. Carver Middle School

Yearbook Club!

Students - Do you want to help be a part and create new memories for the 2020/2021 school year? Join the GW CARVER YEARBOOK CLUB! We will be having a brief info session about the yearbook club on Thurs 9/24 @2pm. Google Code: cmsyearbook2021

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Technology Support Desk

The Technology Help Desk is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Chesterfield County Public Schools families can call 804-639-8689 for support!

Key Dates

  • Sept 28- No School- Student & Staff Holiday

  • Sept 29-MAP Reading

  • Sept 30- MAP Math

  • Oct 1-MAP Writing

  • Oct 2- MAP Reading Makeups

  • Oct 5- MAP Math Makeups

  • Oct 6- MAP Writing Makeups

  • Oct 16- 3 Hour Early Release

Carver MS School Counseling Assignments 2020-2021

Welcome to Mrs. Cathy Whitaker our new School Counseling Coordinator! Please see below for your Counselor's contact information. Sixth grade students are assigned counselors based on last name. Please complete the Carver Schedule Request Form if your child's schedule needs to be adjusted and the appropriate counselor will contact you ASAP.


Thank you!


Grade 6

Mrs. Redding A - K-anna_redding@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Whitaker L - Z-cathy_whitaker@ccpsnet.net


Grade 7

Mr. Cunningham- kevin_cunningham@ccpsnet.net


Grade 8

Mrs. Lynch-balsorah_lynch@ccpsnet.net

Canvas Support Videos

Thanks to Mrs. Smith for hosting Canvas Support Sessions last week! Please see the videos below if you could not make it to the session.


Carver Canvas Support-Video 1


Carver Canvas Support-Video 2


Carver Canvas Support-Video 3


Back to School Links!

Please use the links below to for Back to School Information!


Carver MS Back to School Site

Carver MS Canvas Support Center

Carver Schedule Request Form

2020 - 2021 Virtual Bell Schedule


Office Hours- 7:25 am - 7:55 am


First Block- 8:00 am - 9:10 am


Second Block- 9:15 am - 10:25 am


Third Block- 10:30 am - 11:40 am


Lunch- 11:45 am - 12:15 pm


Fourth Block- 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm


PAWS Time- 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Message from our School Nurse Mrs. Geisz

Carver MS School Nurse Video


Here are a few reminders from the school clinic, even though we are starting school virtual all of the following are still required for this school year:

1. Proof of immunization: For a complete list of all required immunizations please see the Virginia Department of health link https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/ There are 2 Middle School specific requirements. Note :Effective July 1, 2019, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade. Also note: Effective October 1, 2008, a complete series of 3 doses of HPV vaccine is required. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 6th grade, however with HPV, after reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent’s or guardian’s sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.

2. Immunization records can be faxed to 804.520.0189 to the School Nurse.

3. Update Individual Health service plan: If your child lives with any of the following:

    1. Asthma
    2. Life-threatening allergies
    3. Diabetes
    4. Seizures
    5. Or any other health concern that requires medication or specific health related procedures while in school please make sure that we have an updated health service plan and/or medication administrations forms. Required forms can be found here https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-health-and-safety/

4. Please keep in mind due to COVID 19 the use of nebulizers will not be allowed this school year, so please make sure to discuss plans for treatment with your physician if your child has asthma.

I am looking forward to supporting your child to be safe, healthy and ready to learn at Carver Middle School! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at lisa_geisz@ccpsnet.net or call me at 804.524.3620 ext.143.

Get a library card over the phone!

Check out this exciting information from the Chesterfield County Public Library!


This will give you access to so many more ebook titles!


Get a library card over the phone link!

Self-Care During COVID-19

Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.


Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!


Use the PTA website at: https://carverpta.ptboard.com/ to sign up.


1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!