The Crawford Chronicle

March 2023

Dear Crawford Families,

I know we say this every newsletter, but time is really flying by this school year. This Friday, March 10 marks the end of the 3rd quarter. You can always check your student's progress on Infinite Campus at: Please contact teachers about any missing assignments to make sure content has been mastered and to help improve grades.

As a reminder, students are expected to lock their phones and other electronic devices in their lockers during morning arrival. We do not want to confiscate devices. We would prefer students follow the expectation. However, students who do not follow the expectation will have to turn their device in until the end of the day to an administrator. They will be returned during dismissal.

We have many assessments coming up this spring, including the third round of MAP testing in April, and the Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) in May. We will send more information home to families as these dates get closer.

Please make sure you watch Mr. Jones' message included below.


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

FCPS Volunteer Application

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please click the link and fill out the volunteer application.

Mr. Jones' Monthly Message - March 2023

Wind Storm Power Outages and Damages

If your family has been impacted by the storm, please reach out to the school so we can try to support you. The best way to reach someone is by email. Since our campus is not accessible, there is no staff at school to answer the phones today (Monday, March 6). Click the green button below to take you to a list of staff email.

Important Dates

  • March 10: End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 14: SBDM Meeting at 5:15 in Media Center
  • March 17: No School
  • March 29-30: SBDM Parent Elections, see flyer included in this newsletter
  • March 30: "Sweet Sixteen of Success" Family Night from 6:00-7:30
  • April 3-7: Spring Break, No School

Crawford Family Night

Make plans for your family to join us for the Crawford "Sweet Sixteen of Success" on Thursday, March 30 from 6:00-7:30. Learn, earn prizes, and have family fun with activities and informational booths in math, language arts and literacy, college and career readiness, and community support! There will also be an opportunity to vote for our SBDM parent representative. More details will be shared in upcoming team newsletters.
Sweet Sixteen Crawford Family Night Bracket

PTSA SBDM and Board Elections

PTSA Informational Flyer
FDHS Youth Soccer Camp

The FDHS Youth Soccer Camp will be held at Frederick Douglass High School June 12-15. Be sure to submit your registration today! Spaces are limited. Early bird registration ends on March 31st. Click the button above to access the registration form.

NTI for Weather

During the 2022-2023 school year, Fayette County Public Schools has the option of using NTI (non-traditional instruction) in place of traditional closings or delays due to severe weather.

A traditional school closing due to severe weather means school buildings are closed, afternoon activities are cancelled, students have the day off and the time may be made up or added to the current school year's calendar. On an NTI weather day, school buildings are still closed and afternoon activities are still cancelled, but students participate in learning at home, so it counts as a school day and will not need to be made up or added to the calendar.

On NTI weather days, student work will be posted to Canvas, but no live instruction or classes will be held. Teachers will hold office hours from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, with an office hour link posted on their Canvas page.


FCPS Weather Guidelines

CMS 2022-2023 Yearbook

Purchase your 2022-2023 CMS Yearbook for $25 at They will be delivered this school year.

Southside Technical Center Application for 2023 - 2024

The application for Southside Technical Center and the Fayette County Career and Technical Centers is still open. Here is the key information we'd like to share with you:

  • All three applications and their information (Eastside, Locust Trace, and Southside) can be located at the same site:
  • All students who want to attend Southside next year must apply, including current students.
  • The application is open from now until the end of the school year. Priority app review is from Jan 3 - Mar 1, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

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!

Device Free Learning Environment

We want to remind students and families of our procedures for 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. Students have received a free Crawford clear string bag that students are allowed to carry to class.

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.