CMS Weekly Update

Friday, October 2, 2020 (Week #3)

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Taking a Deeper Look into Phase Two: Half-Day Hybrid

Principals' Perspective

Digital Citizenship....

Principals' Weekly Message

Parents & Guardians

I can’t believe that the month of September has come and gone. The time really flies by. Anyway, we have a lot going on and as you know we will be pivoting to the Hybrid schedule on October 15th. I really want to recognize and thank our staff, parents & guardians and students for their collective patience and cooperation as we have navigated into and through phase one of our learning platform. Remote learning isn’t easy, but I know first hand everyone is doing their best and making the most of the opportunity. We will continue to work together and support each other as we enter into phase two Half-Day Hybrid model.

In an effort to maintain communication, I will be adding copies of the Hybrid student schedules for each grade – please see the links below. As with any transition, there may be questions or concerns. Please know that you can reach out directly to me at any time. We want to roll this information out slowly and next week we will be sending some additional videos to help with overall clarity, especially the drop-off and pick-up procedures.


Student Schedules:


Grade 8 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 7 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 6 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 5 Student Hybrid Schedule


Preparing for Hybrid – Information You Should Know


Student Biographical Sheet:


Please complete and return the Student Biography Sheet. You can access the sheet by clicking the following link: Student Biographical Sheet


You can either mail the information directly to us drop it off in the box which can found at our front door – thanks so much for your assistance.

CMS’ mailing address: 2 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507


Cohort Assignments:


Students in COHORT A will attend in-person half day on Monday & Tuesday each week

Students in COHORT B will attend in-person half day on Thursday & Friday each week

Students in COHORT C will attend in-person half day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday each week

Students in COHORT D will attend in-person full day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday each week

Students in “FULL REMOTE” will be assigned to a Cohort A or Cohort B schedule; The daily schedule will mimic the in-person schedule listed below


If you wish to modify your child’s learning platform (from Remote to Hybrid or vice versa), please notify Mr. Packard as soon as possible ahead of October 15th.


Bus Routes:


Your child’s bus number will be listed in SchoolBrains (The list will be populated next week as it becomes finalized).


Information about the bus routes will be published by the District soon... Stay tuned...


Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we move into the 2020-2021 school year.


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102

School’s Website: Charlton Middle School's Website


Follow us on Social Media


Twitter: cms_grizzlies; @CMSPrincipal1

YouTube: CharltonMiddlePrincipal

Instagram: CharltonMiddle


Please consider tagging us on photos and great events for your kids; We would love to hear and see what they are up to outside of our school. Please use this year’s hashtag #TeamCMS20 and/or use our school address @cms_grizzlies


The Week Ahead

Monday, October 5th

- Remote Learning Day


Tuesday, October 6th

- Remote Learning Day


Wednesday, October 7th

- Independent Remote Learning: Students access Google Classrooms for asynchronous learning opportunities. It’s important to note that as we continue to work out the norms of our remote learning model – our students will be strongly encouraged to develop the needed skills in Digital Literacy as well as Digital Citizenship. This will be very important as we move through the coming weeks. During the Remote Learning platform, all school expectations apply with respect to behavior, etc. What is acceptable in school is our benchmark for communications and interactions within the remote learning environment. Please remind your children of this – Thank You.


Thursday, October 8th

- Remote Learning Day


Friday, October 9th

- Remote Learning Day

News From The Nurse

Click here to access news from our school nurse, Mrs. Harrington.

Student Self-Check Form

Students use this Form to do their daily self-check. Please practice, but this MUST be completed everyday starting asap.

Remote Learning...

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Have a Wonderful Weekend...