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Friday, January 29, 2021 (Week #21)

Anything Can Be Accomplished When We All Work Together...

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Principals' Message: Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

From The Desk of The Principal...

Dear CMS Families:


Today marks the official day parents can access student final grades from Term #2. Please see the information below in order to access the Community Portal. As always, please reach out to your child's teachers if you have questions. We will continue to monitor and track student performance as we head into Term #3.


Please use the Community Portal to access student grades

Here is the link: Community Parent Portal (Grades)


If you need assistance with logging into your account, please contact Mrs. Andre landre@dcrsd.org or Mrs. Kasierski pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and stay positive, as we can get through all of this together.


Yours in education,


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


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News Items


Spirit Week: February 8th - 12th


Monday, February 8th: Decades Day

Tuesday, February 9th: Pajama Day

Wednesday, February 10th: Movie Character Day

Thursday, February 11th: Tacky Tourist Day

Friday, February 12th: Class Color Day


Parent Conferences - March 9, 2021


The school committee recently voted to change our scheduled Showcase Night to a Parent Conference day. These will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The times will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. The conferences will all be virtual. More information will be coming out soon.


Model A Schedule Changes


On Monday, January 25, 2021, we will pivot to the school committee approved Model A schedule, which increases our SLT (Structured Learning Time). See the video above for an overview. The biggest changes are as follows:


  • All students will attend afternoon CORE live remote sessions
  • Unified Arts classes will be extended 10 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday to 40 minutes.
  • Students will have a full day of synchronous learning on Wednesdays.


See Student Schedules Below:


Grade 5 Student Schedule

Grade 6 Student Schedule

Grade 7 Student Schedule

Grade 8 Student Schedule


Cameras On - Please


We are reaching out to all caregivers to assist us in this process. In order to maximize LIVE synchronous remote learning, we need student participation within the sessions. Yes, that means having cameras on. Teaching to a blank screen is counterproductive to the learning process. Therefore, it's expected cameras are on during live remote teaching sessions.


Update To Our Scheduling Model - Monday, January 25, 2021


As of Monday, January 25, 2021, we will have an updated SLT (Structured Learning Time) schedule. This change will impact live connection times for students to teachers on Wednesdays and in the afternoons. Stay tuned for more information as I will be providing it next week.


The Week Ahead


Monday, February 1st

  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Wednesday, February 3rd


  • Full day synchronous remote learning schedule for students
  • All students will have four live synchronous core classes in the morning
  • All students will have live synchronous Unified Arts classes in the afternoon


Thursday, February 4th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Friday, February 5th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule
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Caregiver's Resource Page

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