CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, March 19, 2021 (Week #30)

Small Steps... Big Results...Students First...

Principals' Weekly

From The Principal's Desk...

CMS Families,


We had another great week at CMS. Combining cohorts A, B and C has placed us back into a more "normal" setting. The students have been awesome. The classrooms are set up to meet the suggested guidelines of spacing and student movement is clearly controlled and organized. Now, as we settle back in to our new setting, I'm quite confident that as students reconnect with in-person learning, we will gain some deeper momentum. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the amazing efforts of our staff, as they work to ensure students are comfortable, reconnected and poised for success. We are all excited for week #2.


Mr. Olson and I will be holding a Community Coffee & Conversation on Friday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. We would welcome you to join us through the link provided below. This will be an opportunity for us connect directly with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Wishing everyone a great weekend.


Yours in education,


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


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Battle of the Borders - Community Service Project


We are working in conjunction with Shepherd Hill's NHS to collect paper items as a community project. Paper towels, tissues, toilet paper and paper plates will all be collected - we are competing against DMS, therefore, any contributions will be accepted. All items will be stored in the main office area. We have all next week to collect our items. Thank you in advance.


STUCO's Food Drive - Community Service


We are also collecting food items as a joint effort to deliver to the St. John's Food Pantry in Worcester. All items are to be brought to homerooms where boxes are provided. The goal is to fill Mr. Packard's truck. If you have questions, please email our STUCO advisor, Miss Stone at sstone@dcrsd.org


Community Coffee & Conversation - Friday, March 26 at 9 am


On Friday, March 26, Mr. Olson and I will hold a Coffee & Conversation from 9:00-9:45 a.m. via a Zoom session. During this session, we will have open conversations about how things are going and we will answer questions about the next potential shift to full day in-person learning. Please see the link below to join in. As always, thank you for your continued support and partnership.


Community Coffee & Conversation Link


April Vacation Week


April 18-22


March 15th New Student Schedule Format Overview In Person & Remote


As we move toward our next pivot in scheduling, I wanted you to have an idea of what we are thinking. See a copy of student schedules below.


Grade 8 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 7 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 6 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 5 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Parent Questions / Feedback Form Below


Parent / Caregiver Feedback Form


The Week Ahead


Monday, March 22nd

  • Cohorts A, B & C all together in school
  • In-school release at 11:10 a.m. UA, Literacy, Academic Support & Foreign Language sessions in the afternoon.
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Tuesday, March 23rd

  • Cohorts A, B & C all together in school
  • In-school release at 11:10 a.m. UA, Literacy, Academic Support & Foreign Language sessions in the afternoon.
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Wednesday, March 24th

  • Cohorts A, B & C all together in school
  • In-school release at 11:10 a.m. UA, Literacy, Academic Support & Foreign Language sessions in the afternoon.
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Thursday, March 25th

  • Cohorts A, B & C all together in school
  • In-school release at 11:10 a.m. UA, Literacy, Academic Support & Foreign Language sessions in the afternoon.
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule


Friday, March 26th

  • Cohorts A, B & C all together in school
  • In-school release at 11:10 a.m. UA, Literacy, Academic Support & Foreign Language sessions in the afternoon.
  • Days 3&4 UA Schedule

Have A Great Weekend...