The Crawford Chronicle

December 2022

Dear Crawford Families,

We can't believe we only have two weeks left until the end of the semester. There are many end of semester tests coming up, including district assessments in math, language arts, science, and social studies. We also have our Winter MAP test in reading on December 5 and 6 and math on December 12 and 13. We know this is a lot of testing, so please encourage your students to do their very best. Data from these assessments will help our teachers plan for our return in January.

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.

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 - December

Important Dates

  • December 5 and 6: Reading MAP Test
  • December 8: CMS "Blizzard Bash" from 4:30-6:00
  • December 12 and 13: Math MAP Test
  • December 12-16: Spirit Week, see schedule below
  • December 13: SBDM Meeting at 5:15 in Media Center
  • December 16: End of quarter 2
  • December 19 - January 2: Winter Break, No School

Blizzard Bash

What? The first Crawford school dance since Covid

When? Thursday, 12/8/22 from 4:30-6:00 pm

Where? Crawford Middle School Cafeteria

Why? TO HAVE FUN and raise money to buy PBIS rewards for CMS students

  • $5 to attend

  • Tickets will be purchased in lunch starting Monday, 12/5-Wednesday, 12/7 (no tickets sold at the door)

  • You will be given a wristband on the day of the dance (no entry without wristband)

  • Students will stay at school (you will not be allowed to leave campus/go home and then return to the dance)

  • CMS students, only, may attend

  • If you are in SAFE or suspended the day of the dance, you will not be allowed to go

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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

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Crawford PTSA Facebook

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