The Crawford Chronicle

September 2022

Dear Crawford Families,

It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through the first nine weeks! You can always check your student's progress on Infinite Campus at:

In this issue we have included information regarding requirements for attending FCPS athletic events, MAP testing, how to access eOS, and reminders about electronic devices and backpacks.

Make sure you watch Mr. Jones' message included below.


Mr. Jones, Mrs. Piatt, and Mr. Taylor

Mr. Jones' Monthly Message - September

Important Dates

  • September 5: Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • September 6: Math MAP Testing
  • September 9: Midterm of first nine weeks
  • September 26-30: Spirit Week

Middle and High School Athletic Event Requirements

Crawford Athletic Events

The following rules are in place for students attending athletic events hosted by Crawford Middle School. This includes any games CMS is hosting at FDHS, or other alternate locations.

  • A parent/guardian must accompany students to attend, and remain at the game.

  • A parent/guardian may only bring students who are in their immediate family plus 1 additional student.

    • One adult may not be responsible for a group of students not in their immediate family.

  • Students from the opposing school must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Students will not be allowed to bring backpacks and/or large bags to athletic events.

  • Once issued, student badges will be required to attend

Middle School Students Attending High School Athletic Events

If your students are planning on attending high school sporting events this school year, the following rules will be in place at all locations:

  • Be with a supervising adult

  • Have their badge/student id

  • No backpacks

  • No outside food or drink

  • No pets

  • No re-entry

  • Tickets are $5 for a high school sporting event

MAP Testing

Last Tuesday, students took their first Reading MAP test of the year. We were very impressed with how hard students worked. Tomorrow morning (September 6), students will take the Math MAP test. Please encourage your students to try their best and to get a good night's sleep. Once make up testing is completed we will share the results with families.

Student Recognition

On Friday, September 2nd, we rewarded students who had received "Recognition Referrals" from a staff member during the month of August. These are students who went above and beyond our Crawford Creed expectations. We are so proud of them!

Harlem Adams

Huda Al Torkmani

SuKavion Blackford

TMarie Carter

Triston Cowan

Braylen Fields

Nevaeh Gilbert

Alonzo Haskins

Isabella Johnson

Gerson Kifembe

Taberlee Klapheke

Justin Lewis

Joseph Martinez

Sara Monjaras

John Robarge

Karaji Roberts

JaNiyah Squire

Lily Williams

The Crawford Creed

We work with students daily on living the Crawford Creed. Please talk to your students about how they will Commit to Learning, Make Responsible Choices, and Show Kindness in and out of school.
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Employability Operating System (eOS)

What is eOS?

The Employability Operating System, or eOS, is an online tool the school uses to track level I student behavior. Students are provided school wide expectations (Crawford Creed) that they are to meet during the course of the school day.

How can I access eOS?

Families and students can access the Employability Operating System (eOS) by following the directions below on your phone, tablet, or computer.

How students access the eOS system

  • Click on the following link or type the following web address into a search engine

  • Login using your Fayette County school email and password.

  • You can now use the eOS system!

  • You will be able to track your Employability, Focus Taps, and hall passes.

How parents access the eOS system

  • Click on the following link or type the following web address into a search engine

  • Parents/guardians have to register first (the link is at the bottom left of the login page).

  • Families must use the email that is registered in Infinite Campus in order to follow a student.

  • Once the form is filled out and you click register, you will be sent a confirmation email.

  • This email expires in one hour so it is extremely important that you check and respond to the confirmation email. Otherwise you will have to repeat the process.

  • You can now use the eOS system!

  • You can monitor your students Employability, Focus Taps, and hall passes.

Using the eOS system on mobile devices for students and parents

  • There is no App in the App Store or Market Place, however, you can add the site to your home screen on both platforms and it will act just like an app!

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Device Free Learning Environment

Students have been adjusting well to our new procedures with cell phones and other personal electronic devices. Please continue to encourage your students to follow our expectations as our goal is to improve the climate and culture in our classrooms and on campus by eliminating cell phone distractions during the school day. If your student brings a phone (or other personal electronic device) to school, they will need to place it in their locker upon arrival, and keep it there through dismissal. If a student needs to contact home, they may use a classroom or front office phone. If you need to get a message to or speak with your student, you can call the school's front office number at 859-381-3370. We appreciate our families' support in this.

Backpacks and Lockers

Students may not carry their backpacks to class. Upon arrival, students are expected to retrieve any items needed for class (students always need their chromebook) and place their backpacks and phones in their lockers. Each team has designated locker breaks, and any other times, students will need to have permission from an adult. Please reach out to your student's teachers if you have any questions about when they are permitted to go to their lockers. We are working with a company to purchase clear string bags that students will be allowed to carry to class. As soon as they are delivered, each student will be given one.

Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal

Students are welcomed into the building starting at 8:35 a.m. Please note that students dropped off prior to 8:35 a.m. may sit on the front or back porch, however, there is no adult supervision. Upon entering the building, they will have the option to eat breakfast before reporting to their homeroom class. First period begins at 9:05 a.m at which time students will be considered tardy to school.

  • Car riders must be dropped off on the front side of our building (the football field side). Please follow all staff directing traffic and have your student exit from the right side of the vehicle.

  • Walkers may enter through the front or back entrance, whichever is closest on their route.

  • When driving on campus, please drive slowly and follow directions of the staff.

Our dismissal process will begin at 3:55 p.m. Please be patient as we release smaller groups of students to the buses, cars, and to walk home to limit the number of students in the hallways.

  • Car riders must be picked up on the front side of our building (the football field side). Please pull all the way around the loop, drive forward to the stop sign, and have your student enter through the right side of the vehicle.

  • Walkers are dismissed last to keep them safe from the car rider and bus traffic on campus. Walkers may exit through the front or back entrance, whichever is closest on their route.

  • When driving on campus, please drive slowly and follow directions of the staff.

Read our full transportation procedures by clicking the green button below.

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Transportation Procedures

Please review the information in this document so that we can keep our students, families, and staff safe on campus.

Bus Route Finder

Families can enter in their home address to see their children's bus stops, bus numbers, and pickup times. Note: Routes are subject to change anytime, especially during the first few months of school.

Crawford Website

Check out the Crawford website for important school information and updates.

Crawford PTSA Facebook

Be sure to like our Crawford PTSA Facebook Page.