Middle School North Newsletter

Week of February 27th, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

  • March 1st - Spring Pictures
  • March 11th - End of third 9 weeks
  • March 11th - CMSN attends the CHS Spring Production of Matilda (8:30 - 10:30)
  • March 15th & 17th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 18th - 25th - Spring Break

ATTENTION PARENTS & GUARDIANS! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

CMSN prides itself in being a CKH National Showcase School. As we continue to maintain that honor, we need your feedback. Please take time to complete a short survey linked below.


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Parent Teacher Conferences & Marking Periods

The end of the third 9 weeks is Friday, March 11th.


Tuesday, March 15th District Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

Conferences 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 17th District Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

Conferences 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 18th District Closed


Links to schedule conference times will be sent out the first week of March.

Matilda

On Friday, March 11, CMSN students have the opportunity to attend the Cabot High School Theater’s presentation of Matilda the Musical! at the CHS auditorium. Students will be picked up by bus at school at 8:15 AM and will return to the school by 10:45 AM. The ticket price is $3.00 per student.


Permission Slips have been sent home with your child. Please sign and return bottom portion along with $3.00 to your student’s advisory teacher by Monday, March 7.

Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 1st


Purchase forms have been sent home with every student. If you would like to order please have students return those to the office prior to March 1st.

SPRING BREAK

Friday, March 18th - Sunday, March 25th.


Enjoy time with family, relax, refresh, and we will see you back on March 26th

Water Bottles/Drinks

Attention Parents/Guardians

Our policy at CMSN is that students bring a water bottle with water every day. We have water filling stations throughout the building that students all have access to.


The following drinks are not permitted:

Sodas, coffee, & energy drinks.


Please send your child only with water to school each day. Students with any of the above drinks will be asked to dispose of them.


Thanks for your support and if you have any question please call the CMSN office.

Chromebooks, Devices, and Social Media Awareness

Attention parents/guardians


We are very blessed to provide every student with a chromebook that can be used at school and home. We can easily monitor chromebook violations at school, but not while students are home. We are seeing many students on their Chromebooks late at night and early in the morning. In many of these cases students are on inappropriate sites, or playing online games. We ask that you help your student to be prepared for learning each day and practice good digital citizenship by monitoring their chromebook use at home.


Social Media is another area that continues to be a concern. Tiktok, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and many other platforms are not age appropriate for Middle School Students. Here at school we are daily resolving conflict and bullying issues that stem from students communicating on these platforms. While students aren't allowed on these sites, or even able to access their cellular devices at school, many are using them at home. Please monitor your students device. CMSN counselors and administration are happy to help you with ways to monitor this from home.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are not allowed to be used by students on campus. They are to be turned off in their backpacks during the school day. This includes mornings in the courtyard/gym and afternoons during dismissal. It is very challenging to enforce this when parents are often who students are texting with during the school day. The handbook policy is below.


Elementary Schools & Middle Schools: Students may bring cell phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices, but must leave them turned off (other than pre-approved medical exceptions) and put out of sight from the time the student arrives on campus until the student leaves campus.


All Schools-The use of cell phones or other electronic devices to photograph, video, or audio record other students or employees is forbidden and could result in consequences up to and including expulsion from school. The exception to this would be when photographs or videos are being made by students for instructional purposes by permission of and under the supervision of the student’s teacher. Students violating this policy will be subject to having their device confiscated in addition to other consequences up to and including suspension or expulsion. Students who use school issued cell phones and/or computers for non-school purposes, except as permitted by this policy shall be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Headphones/Earbuds

We provided every student with earbuds this year to use in class when needed. If those pair break or become damaged we do not replace those with a new pair. If you want to send headphones/earbuds with your student that is perfectly fine, just know that CMSN is not responsible if they are damaged, lost, or stolen.


We will have pairs on sale in the Bookstore before school each day for $1.50.

Dress Code Reminders

We are seeing lots of students who have ripped pants or pants with holes. While we understand that is a fashion trend and that purchasing options for non ripped jeans can be difficult, we must follow the CPS student handbook.


The Cabot Public Schools Student Handbook states that the following is prohibited:


  • Pants with holes more than four inches above the knee with exposed skin or undergarments


Students not in compliance with dress code with receive a reminder for the first offence. Any offense thereafter will result in a call home for a change of clothes.

How to keep up When Your Child is Quarantined

We know that being quarantined is tough! Getting work done from home is never easy. However, we want you to know the resources available to you and your child.


Utilize Google Classroom


  • Every assignment is posted in Google Classroom.
  • Every student logs into this program daily from school so they know their passwords.
  • You as the parent can access their Google Classroom using your child's login.
  • If your child is saying they don't know their password please contact their teacher or reach out to our registaur. We have that information for you!
  • Don't assume that when a student submits an assignment in Google Classroom that they completed it. Always open the submission and check their work.



Check HAC


  • Grades are posted in HAC.
  • This is where parents can go to see grades.
  • Teachers update grades weekly.
  • If you need help getting into HAC please contact our registuare



Please see the attachments below to help you if your child is quarantined


Google Classroom Support Link:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6386354?hl=en&authuser=1

Counseling Center Corner

Parent Resources

New Parent Guidance Website!!!

Parentguidance.org - Free Parenting courses provided by Cook Center

This site will help you with guidance as a parent on a variety of topics.

One that we have reviewed and find very helpful as a first watch is called

“How Digital Media is Changing Our Children’s Mental Health” (link below)

https://parentguidance.org/courses/media-changing-mental-health/

-Trusted resource for parents with over 50 courses that are anonymous; library by topic