CGMS Cougars Weekly Update
Week of September 27th
Important Information in This Newsletter:
- SoWashCo Home Sporting Events at the High Schools
- Face Masks Reminder
- Important Dates
- Culver's Night Information
- Yearbook Information
- School Pictures are Ready
- Bus Safety Reminders
- Digital Citizenship
- Growing Through Grief Information
- Cell Phone Reminder
- Free Breakfast & Lunch
- Device Protection Information
- Health Office Update
- Chemical Health Newsletter
SoWashCo Home Sporting Events - High School Football Games
No elementary or middle school students will be admitted to a home high school football game in SoWashCo Schools unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This expectation has been adopted by several other schools in our conference as well as the metro area. We encourage all parents/guardians to discuss this policy with their children before bringing them to the games. If students enter the gates with their parent/guardian, we would expect that they sit with them throughout the entire game. Students who loiter in the concourse or grassy areas often cause a concern for the other fans that are there to watch the game. This policy will also help us follow our COVID Guidelines for spectators at an event.
We hope parents and guardians can help us enforce this policy.
Face Masks Reminder
We’re hoping you, parents and guardians, can help out by checking in with your child. Ask them to put on their masks and have a quick conversation with you to see if the mask stays on the face, over both nose and mouth. If you notice that the mask doesn’t fit right, please search out a different mask that will fit properly. We appreciate your support with this !
Tuesday, Sept. 28 - Step It Up Fundraiser Starts (more information to come)
Tuesday, Oct. 5 - Culver's Night, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 21 - No School: MEA Break
Friday, Oct. 22 - No School: MEA Break
Tuesday, Oct. 26 - School Picture Re-Take Day
Tuesday: Oct. 26 - Fall Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30 - 7:00 pm
CGMS School Pictures Are Ready!
COTTAGE GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Event Code: FE6221
Also Needed: Infinite Campus Unique Student ID
Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day, and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE6221
DID YOU KNOW?
- You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
- Photos are shipped directly to your home
- High-res digital downloads are available
- If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay
East Ridge High School Boys Swim & Dive Team
7th AND 8th GRADE SWIMMERS & DIVERS WANTED
If you enjoy swimming, racing, competing, and adrenaline - or – diving, trampolines, snowboarding, parkour, and flips – PLEASE JOIN US!
ERHS BOYS SWIM & DIVE SEASON KICK-OFF MEETING
OCTOBER 4th - 6:30pm – ERHS MEDIA CENTER
Meet Coaches & Captains, Submit Team Registration Forms, Complete Apparel Orders, Sign-Up for Booster Activities, Ask Questions. For more information, please see our team activity page: ERHS Boys Swim & Dive
SoWashCo School Bus Reminders
Please review important transportation reminders:
- Masks must be worn by all passengers when riding the bus.
- Students who continue to not wear a mask on the bus may have their riding privileges suspended.
- Seating charts will be used on all vehicles.
- Drivers may not be able to accommodate seating requests.
- Students are required to wear seat belts if the vehicle is equipped with seat belts.
- We encourage families to view the Bus Safety Video with their child/children.
For more information about Common Sense Education and digital citizenship, please read our CGMS Digital Citizenship Family Letter.
SoWashCo Growing Through Grief Introduction
CGMS Student Cell Phone Policy
Students are permitted to use personal cell phones and mobile communication devices before & after school and during lunch.
Cell phones need to be put in student locker prior to the start of Advisory class.
Students may use their cell phones during lunch but will need to put cell phone back in locker prior to returning to class.
While cell phone is in locker, it must be turned off or on airplane mode and stowed away.
Students who violate this policy regarding cell phones and electronic devices are subject to appropriate disciplinary consequences.
First Offense: Student will give cell phone to teacher to store at teacher desk; phone returned to student at end of the hour. Teacher notifies parent/guardian of the violation.
Second Offense: Student will give cell phone to teacher and the teacher will turn cell phone into Administration for the remainder of the day. Parent/guardian notified by Administration of the violation. The student must meet with an administrator before the phone is returned.
Third Offense: Student will give cell phone to teacher and the teacher will turn cell phone into Administration for the remainder of the day. Administration will call parent or guardian and they must schedule a time to come in to school to pick up the cell phone.
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Go to the Nutrition Services at the following link: https://www.sowashco.org/services/nutrition to see menus, nutritional improvements that are being made and other important information.
Students can bring their own lunch from home if they choose to.
COMPLETE THE OPTIONAL DEVICE PROTECTION PLAN
CLICK HERE to view Device Protection Information
CLICK HERE to purchase the Device Protection Plan
CLICK HERE to Complete the Free/Reduced Lunch Form (if needed)
SoWashCo Schools is offering families the option of purchasing a Device Protection Plan to protect district-issued devices from accidental damage to the device; damage from ﬁre, ﬂood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with a ﬁled police report).
The participation cost for those choosing to enroll in the Device Protection Plan is $20 annually per device. Families who qualify for federal educational beneﬁts, such as free and reduced-price meals, will also be eligible for reduced pricing ($10 annually per device) or free coverage.
If families are eligible, the pricing will automatically be calculated at checkout. In addition, families with multiple children will not pay more than $60 per year for Device Protection Plans. Payment on Device Protection Plans is due upon issuing of the student’s device.
The protection fee is nonrefundable. Coverage begins upon receipt of the payment and ends at the conclusion of the scheduled school year.
- Families who waive the Device Protection Plan will be responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement of the device.
- The district issued device accessories, charging cable, power adapter “brick” and case (for iPad) are not covered by the plan.
Health Office Information
The medication authorization form needs to be filled out by a parent and signed by a provider (health office staff can assist in contacting providers) and returned with the medication to be administered.
If your student self carries medication, please follow the instructions on the self carry form. We do encourage middle school students to self carry their inhalers as much as possible.
Also now is a great time to check in with your child(ren)’s provider to ensure that all vaccines are current.
Feel free to contact Tracy Berzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-425-6812.