Jacob Coy Middle School

Inspire, Lead, Empower

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Mrs. Andrea Ferguson, Principal

It’s hard to believe that first quarter comes to an end this week. Our students and staff have been doing an amazing job this quarter! Our students are working hard both virtually and in-person.


This week we made the switch to blended learning. This is truly something that none of our students or staff have experienced before. I am so proud of the creativity and perseverance shown by all during this unprecedented time. While we are disappointed that we don't see all of our students every day, we are taking the opportunity to reinforce COVID safety procedures and get to know our students better to support their learning. We are happy that we are still able to have half of our students in session at a time; however, I'm not sure I'll ever get use to the feel of how empty the halls and classrooms are. We are hopeful we will be back in session full time very soon!


Your students' teachers will be reaching out with information regarding Fall Conferences. Teachers will have available hours to meet with parents during the week of October 21st. Teachers have created sign-up genius links for parents to request a conference. Once you have selected your time, you will receive a Google Meet Link for your virtual conference.


We are so thankful for all you are doing at home to make this a great year. This year more than ever, our partnerships with families are paramount. If you have comments, questions, concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact me or your student's teachers. We are happy to work through things together!


Thank you for all of your support in making Coy a great place to learn and grow!


Sincerely,

Andrea Ferguson

Mr. Josh Baker, Assistant Principal

Hello Coy Families!


Fall has finally arrived and our students and staff continue to be so impressive with their resiliency and creativity they have shown towards all of the new challenges of this school year. Thank you to our Coy families for all you are doing to help continue to send your students to school on time, well-prepared, and healthy. Our students are doing a great job with following all of our safety procedures and are becoming more comfortable with wearing masks everyday.


Our staff has done an amazing job coming up with amazing learning opportunities and resources for our students while also being mindful of all our safety procedures and recommendations from the Greene County Department of Health. We also have several of our staff members who are serving both our students in the building and our students online in the role of a TSA. I continue to be so impressed and proud of our staff that are going above and beyond to serve our students both in the building and online.


Traditional and online students have also completed their first round of MAP testing. We will be using this data to help guide our instruction in the classroom going forward throughout the school year as we continue to provide the incredible learning opportunities we are fortunate to provide in the Beavercreek City School District.


I look forward to continuing to partner with our families and staff this school year as we navigate this historic school year together and provide an amazing middle school experience for our students.


Sincerely,

Josh Baker

Some Answers to Questions we are Hearing About the School Ballot Issue

Some Answers to Questions we are Hearing About the School Ballot Issue

Q: Where do I obtain information about the school ballot issue?

A: Remember that our schools are on the November 3 ballot. To learn more, gocreek.org.


Q: What is on the ballot for our schools?

A: Beavercreek City School District is on the November 3, 2020 ballot for zero tax increase of a 9.80-mill substitute emergency levy. It is a zero increase for residents because it will substitute out for a soon-to-expire levy that, if passed, will allow for uninterrupted, continued funding for our schools.


Q: How much of the budget does this issue represent?

The levy represents 18% of the district’s current operating budget. Operating budgets fund the day-to-day operations of our schools such as teachers, textbooks and utilities. This request comes with the commitment of continued efficiencies in the district’s budget. This is what our community expects and deserves.


Information about voting is available at: www.VoteOhio.gov.

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PBIS Rewards Kickoff Week

We are excited to launch our new positive behavior program this month, called PBIS Rewards. In years past, students have earned tickets for exhibiting the 5 tenets of Coy P.R.I.D.E. PBIS Rewards is an electronic reward program that allows staff to immediately acknowledge positive student behavior by earning points digitally. Students can see the points they have earned in the Student Portal! Students will be able to use their points to redeem rewards through the School and Teacher stores and schoolwide raffles. To help support this program, donations for prizes to include in the school store and raffles are welcome!


Our kickoff week was a huge success! Please see below for data to see how we are doing throughout the building with rewarding our students’ positive behavior throughout last week. Let’s keep up the great work encouraging our students and rewarding them when we notice them making great choices throughout the day!

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ProgressBook - Staying Informed

One of the best ways to stay informed of how your student is doing at school is to log into ProgressBook weekly. Teachers utilize this program to record student grades, make comments on projects, and report quarterly grades. At the end of each grading period, parents are able to see their child's final grade in each of their classes as we no longer send home printed report cards. You can also set up parent alerts that let you know when your child hasn't turned in an assignment or received a low score. Access ProgressBook via the "Check Grades" link under "Parents" at gocreek.org.
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Parking Lot Safety Reminder

Please remember to exercise caution while driving in the parking lot at all times but particularly at arrival and dismissal. It is encouraged that all families use the drop off lane in front of the school building to streamline traffic exiting the lot during these specific times. Note that the exit road in the back of the lot is curved, so please adhere to all traffic signs and look both ways before pulling out of a parking spot or as you leave a stop sign.

Student Pick-up During the School Day

If you need to pick up a student, you will come to the vestibule and sign them out on the blue form on the cart in the right hand corner. We will ask you to show us your ID in the camera. You can then return to your car and we will send your student to you when they get to the office

Picture Re-Takes

Our picture retakes are scheduled for November 3rd and 4th. Virtual students can call Easterling Studios at 937-222-8410 to schedule a time for re-takes.
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Costume Spirit Day!

Next week for Halloween students may wear costumes on Wednesday the 28th or Thursday the 29th , depending on which day they are in person. Costumes must be school appropriate. No masks or face coverings allowed other than the required COVID-19 face mask. Hats are allowed as long as nothing is covering the face. Let's show some spooky school spirit!

Item Drop Off

If you have an item to drop off to a student, you will come to the vestibule, complete a pre-printed sticky note (on the cart in the right hand corner) with your student's name and grade and drop it in the black and white bin located next to the cart.

Helpful Links to online information:

Helpful Links to online information:

Beavercreek City Schools 20-21 Restart and Education Options:

https//:www.gocreek.org/


Coy Middle School Website:

https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/Coy


Edmentum Login Tips and Troubleshooting

https://4.files.edl.io/7e30/08/23/20/201833-332ffecf-31cb-475a-92b1-cf38a44c29ea.pdf


Feed the Creek

https://feedthecreek.org/

Did You Know??? - The Education Connection

As a school, our staff uses many tools to keep parents informed such as e-mail, websites, ProgressBook, etc. Another resource the office and district staff uses is the Education Connection. Whenever we need to inform parents about upcoming school events, changes in schedule such as delays or cancellations, or even to notify parents of an absences that has not been called into the office, we utilize the text and/or e-mail feature of the Education Connection. It is important that you keep your information current with the office to ensure you are receiving our messages as we send out monthly newsletters this way as well as periodic updates. Contact our Office Staff with questions or to update records.

Ways to get Coy News

Make sure you are receiving the latest school news which is sent home via The Education Connection. If you are not already subscribed, please make sure your information is current in One View or send an e-mail to josh.baker@gocreek.org. We send out messages on a regular basis to keep you informed of what is happening at Coy. We also post things on the Coy Middle School Website, Facebook, and Twitter Page @COYPrincipal. The Coy PTO also has a Facebook book page that we encourage you to join. There are many ways to stay informed, so choose what works best for you!


Our daily announcements are also posted on our school website at https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1779871&type=d&pREC_ID=1958292


This is a great way to see what is being talked about in the building every day!

October 10th - Mental Health Awareness Day

Saturday, October 10th is Mental Health Awareness Day! Our teens are dealing with a tremendous amount of stress due to normal everyday teen challenges they face and all the complicated things going on in the world. Stress has a huge impact on our mental health, and if not coped with, can trigger mental illness. We often focus on keeping our kids physically healthy, but keeping them mentally healthy is equally as important. There are 5 tips below that teens can use to help cope with stress.


If your student is having a difficult time coping with stress, we are happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know. Helping kids is the best part of our job!

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Feed the Creek

We have a wonderful program in the district called Feed the Creek. This program is intended to support the nutritional needs of our young developing children by providing a bag of food for students to take home and prepare and eat over the weekends.


Food will be provided by the local community and packaged and delivered to your child’s school building. Some of the items included will be Pop-top cans of fruit, vegetables, pudding, and microwaveable, as well as cereal and granola bars, peanut butter and fruit juice. The food packages are meant to help the family with food source for the child over the weekend, and to help the child learn healthy eating practices.


Participation in this program is optional. You may call or email Lindsay Mann if you would like to participate.

lindsay.mann@gocreek.org 937-458-2539

School Nurses - Mrs. Roberts

7th Graders - Hearing and Vision Screenings will be held on October 21st and 28th at CMS. If you would like to opt out of the screening requirement please complete the parent waiver by visiting the following link to our health services website:https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1183405&type=d&pREC_ID=1428779


If you have any additional questions you may always reach out to our school nurse, Mrs. Roberts at tracy.roberts@gocreek.org.



Just a reminder if you have not turned in your

paperwork for 7th grade immunizations, please do
so as soon as possible. If your child has not
received the vaccines (Meningitis MCV4 and Tdap)
at this time, please take care of this right away.
Places to receive immunizations include your own
doctor's office or Montgomery County Health
Department. You may drop these off in the main office or email them directly to tracy.roberts@gocreek.org. If you have any questions please call
our School Nurse at CMS - 458-2533.

A+ Attendance from the Coy Attendance Office!

Welcome back students! Attendance will look just about the same this year! If you are new to middle school you might notice a couple changes!


Here are a few FAQ's and reminders to have an awesome attendance year! Please refer to the Student Handbook for a more comprehensive explanation of attendance policies and procedures!


Q: My Student will be absent all or part of the school day, what do I do?

A: Please call in your student anytime they will be late, not attending school, or leaving early. You can email us at coyattendance@gocreek.org or call the attendance voicemail line at 937-429-7577, option 1. You must provide the student's name, date of birth, and reason for absence when reporting.


Q: I'm bringing my student to school late, what do I do?

A: Just pull right up and drop them off! We will take it from there. You don't need to come into the building to sign a student in.


  • If your student is returning to school from a medical appointment, you can drop them off with the medical note and they can sign themselves in! We will get them a pass to their class.
  • If your student is returning to school w/o a medical note, they can still sign themselves in, but it will be unexcused unless we have a phone call from a parent or guardian with an excusable reason to return to school. You can also send them in with a parent note. They can sign themselves in and we will get them to class.



Q: What constitutes a TARDY?

A: A tardy is when your student comes to school between 7:31 and 8:29...a student must be in their 1st period seat by 7:30am or they are tardy. Your student can be tardy to school 2 times a quarter before consequences will begin. The only way to have an Excused tardy is with a medical note. Traffic, weather, overslept, parent overslept, missed bus, car trouble, not feeling well, etc. are not considered Excused.


Q: How do I pick up my student early from school?

A: When picking up a student you DO need to come in the front vestibule to sign them out. Due to Covid restrictions this year you cannot enter the office area so we have set up a sign out cart in the vestibule. Please come in, show a photo ID to the camera on the cart, sign out on the blue sign out sheet, and we will get your student if they are not already in the office. Please bear with our new system! It's a learning curve for us all.


Q: Will we receive Absence letters this year?

A: Yes, House Bill 410 is still in effect and attendance notices and letters will be sent out for excessive absences as we have always done. However, with that said, we will be working with families closely this year if excessive absences are occuring. Medical documentation is essential as a student will be medically excused with documentation from the healthcare professional.


Q: Do we have more than 10 Parent Notes this year?

A: No. A parent or guardian has 10 parent notes for the entire school year. You can write a note with an excusable reason without a medical note and this is still excused (see Student Handbook for excusable reasons). A letter will be sent home if and when you hit your 10 Parent Note threshold to let you know a medical note will be needed going forward for any absence.


Q: I'm going out of town or on vacation, what do I need to do?

A: Vacation requests forms are available here in the office or on our website and are part of your 10 Parent notes. You have up to 5 out of town days that our principal can approve, but this form must be submitted prior to your trip. If a vacation form is not submitted or you go over 5 days, an out of town trip is considered Unexcused.


Please feel free to call ANYTIME with any questions!

Thanks for all you do!


Jackie Stubbs

Building Office Assistant

Attendance Office

A Note from the Cafeteria: Meal Service Available

Starting Monday, August 31 online learning students ONLY will have the option to order meals for pick-up. Meal pricing is determined by the building your child would have been enrolled in with free and reduced-price meals still applying. If you have already received notification from the Student Nutrition Office regarding your child's status then nothing further needs to be done. If you have not and wish to apply for meal benefits, you can do this online at https://www.lunchapplication.com/ or download the paper copy on the BCS website under the Student Nutrition section or the Forms section. Paper applications can be dropped off or mailed to:


Student Nutrition Office

1258 Hickory Drive

Beavercreek, OH 45434


Paper copies of the Free & Reduced Meal Application can also be dropped off at any school main office and will be sent to the Student Nutrition office for processing.


To place an order, parents/students will need to e-mail Dawn Kacvinksy at kacvinsky@beavercreek.k12.oh.us or call (937) 458-2446. Meals can be ordered daily or on a weekly basis.


For meal options, you can view menus at https://beavercreek.nutrislice.com/menus-eula.


6-12 Buildings students are allowed 1 Entree, 2 Vegetables, 2 Fruits and 1 Milk.


Meals must be picked up from 12:00-12:30 p.m. by pulling up in front of the main entrance. Parents may pick up your child's meal which will be located in the main vestibule.


Your pre-ordered meals will be packaged in to-go containers, marked with your student's name in a to-go bag.


We look forward to providing you a nutritious, quality meal during your online learning experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (937) 458-2446. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.

Coy Middle School PTO News Flash

PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at CMS in the IMC (Library). We discuss upcoming events and Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Baker shares updates concerning our school and students.



Stay connected with the CMS PTO!


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoyMiddleSchoolPTO/


Remind: Text @COYPTO to 81010


Questions? Contact us at CoyPTO@gmail.com

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Creek United

The Beavercreek City Schools’ vision is to Inspire, Lead, and Empower our students. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Character Education Program. Our Character Education Program is a key component to helping our students understand what it means to lead and to be good citizens. Each year, Beavercreek selects a character education theme and a corresponding service-learning opportunity. This year’s service-learning theme is CREEK UNITED.


To implement the CREEK UNITED theme throughout the district, students and staff will be working collaboratively with community members and organizations to promote unity and build community connections. Each year, the Character Education Committee also sells apparel to promote the character education initiative and raise funds for character education projects. Below you will find information about the CREEK UNITED apparel sale including a link to the online order system.


Shop Online! creeksports.itemorder.com

● Virtual and in-person orders will be delivered to student’s school

● Community orders will be delivered to the Beavercreek Board Office: 3040 Kemp Road, Beavercreek

● Deadline to order is October 23rd

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