Camp Road Cougar News
March 10, 2023
March 14 & 15: 8th grade field trip to SC State Museum
March 21: SCBDA Concert Festival
March 23: Cougar Community Day (Thrilling Thursday)
March 23: Social Media/Internet Crimes Parent Night
March 29: CMRS Girls Night 6:00-7:30
March 1-31: PBIS March Madness Challenge
A grade-level reward and school-wide reward can be earned!
8th grade Field Trip - March 14 or 15
8th grade field trip March 14th or 15th.
Students will be transported by charter bus, leaving the school at 8:30 and arriving back by 4pm. Please plan to pick up your student.
Internet Safety Parent Night - March 23
Are you concerned about the amount of time your child is spending online or playing video games? Is your child a perpetrator or victim of cyber bullying? Do you suspect your child could be sexting? Do you want information on how to monitor/restrict their online activity? We will be hosting a parent information night on March 23rd at 6pm with Kenyetta Mitchell from the Internet Crimes Against Children division of the SC Attorney General’s office. Please mark your calendars to attend this important and informative event.
GIRLS NIGHT - March 29
On March 29th, Camp Road will be hosting its first ever Girls Night! This event is aimed at strengthening the female community here at Camp Road. We will have a panel of strong female women in the community here to speak to our girls, along with activities for team building and friendship. This event is open to female students in all grades, along with a female guardian (mom, grandmom, aunt, etc.) All adults guests need to be above 21.
Please RSVP for the event HERE.
Congratulations to our two CRMS “CHAMPS”, Jesse Cetoute and Kevon Heyward! These two 8th graders will represent our school in the CCSD CHAMP Awards Ceremony on April 4th. They are being recognized for their outstanding work ethic, strong character and contributions to a positive school climate. Way to go, Jesse and Kevon!
From the nurse for CURRENT 6th grade parents
Important Information for Rising 7th Graders regarding the Tdap Vaccine.
A Tdap booster vaccine (Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis) is required by SC law for all 7th graders. Please contact your child's healthcare provider or call 855-472-3432 to make an appointment at the Health Department.
Parent School Climate Survey
Each year the state asks school districts to provide a School Climate Survey to parents. This survey window opened on February 27. This survey information will help us to best address the needs of your child and family and foster a more successful and positive learning environment.
We ask that all parents complete the survey. The survey closes on April 7, 2023.
You can access the survey using PowerSchool Parent Portal. Follow these steps:
Navigate to the Parent Portal Login page: https://ccsdschools.powerschool.com/public/
Enter your Username and Password to login.
Under “Forms,” select “Parent School Climate Survey.”
Complete the survey and click “Submit.”
Note: Families should complete only one survey for each of their enrolled children.
Parents that are new to Parent Portal will have received an email with the access codes to set up and link their child to their parent portal account. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact our Data Clerk, Devon Gamble at email@example.com
Your time and effort in completing this survey is greatly appreciated.
Parent Portal Access
Need help with Parent Portal? Please see these "How To" videos.
All parents should have a Parent Portal log in for a variety of reasons, to include:
1. Students will need to be registered each year through your parent portal account.
2. You can access your child's current grades and academic information through you parent portal account.
3. You can complete the State Climate Survey through your parent portal account.
Here are some helpful videos, if you are having trouble creating or accessing your parent portal account...
How to access/ Forgot password or Password / Locked out
How to create a new account
How to link students
Do you need to pick your child up early?
We know that there are times when you need to pick your child up from school in the middle of the day for a doctor's appointment or some other event. When this pick up occurs during lunch/recess time, it limits the amount of adult supervision because the teacher needs to go with the student to unlock doors/cabinets. This is a safety concern! To alleviate this issue, we are asking that parents SEND A NOTE TO THE HOMEROOM TEACHER as to what time your child will be picked up. Therefore, the child can pack up belongings before lunch/recess.
Please do your best to NOT pick your child up during their lunch/recess time!
6th grade: 11:55 - 12:35
7th grade: 10:43 - 11:33
8th grade: 12:48 - 1:38
Car rider Procedures
Families! It would be very helpful if, when picking up your child(ren) at dismissal in the car line, to PLEASE pull up to the car in front of you. This way, we can maximize the number of students getting into cars and get through the line faster. Thank you!!
Mental Health Minute
The Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center (CDMHC) provides emergency psychiatric care as well as counseling and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults and families. CDMHC has facilities in both Charleston and Dorchester counties, and their Charleston facility is conveniently located next to Home Depot in West Ashley. CDMHC’s emergency psychiatric care consists of an Assessment/Mobile Crisis Team that can be reached 24/7 at 843-414-2350 or 1-800-613-8379. In-person assessments for urgent or routine care are provided on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at either of their clinics. The Mobile Crisis unit can also be sent 24/7 anywhere in the community, except hospital emergency rooms, to assess anyone experiencing a psychiatric crisis. If you are in need of assistance but are concerned about cost, information provided under the Accessing Our Services section of the CDMHC website states that they provide services regardless of the ability to pay.
The CDMHC also works in conjunction with CCSD to provide mental health counselors in select schools. James Island Charter High School has two counselors who are employed by the CDMHC but see students at the high school for counseling sessions during the school day. Students in need of services can be referred by their guidance counselor, and after filling out the appropriate paperwork, they can usually schedule a session within a few weeks.
More information about the CDMHC can be found at https://www.charlestondorchestermhc.org/
Parents please send in notes for all absences. Medical notes excuse the absences and parent notes verify the absence. Ten parent notes are the maximum number allowed for the year. After 10 parent notes, a doctor's note will be required. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Your Child on Track in Middle School: Pay Attention to Attendance
Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students access learning opportunities and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.
DID YOU KNOW? WHAT YOU CAN DO?
- By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
- By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
- Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success. Make school attendance a priority.
- Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
- Help your teen maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
- Try not to schedule dental and other related medical appointments during the school day.
- If your student must stay home because they are sick, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.
Last week of Baseball and Co-ed Soccer
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars to see these Cougars in action.
Tennis League Matches - Start this week
Thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers we have two tennis teams playing in the MS Tennis League this year. Good luck!
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School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40