The Paw Print

Vol 1. Week of August 16, 2021

The First Day of School

The first day os school for all grades is Thursday, August 19. All CCMS students are expected to report to school for their first period class at 8:15 AM.
  • Students with a zero period class will not attend zero period until the following week. The first day for zero period is Monday, August 23rd.
  • On Thursday and Friday, August 19 and 20, all students will attend two days of Panther Prep. Students will follow their course schedule and will receive sessions led by their teachers on positive behavior expectations, safety around campus, how to ask for help, and much more!

Panther Prep Bell Schedule and Info

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Main Office Hours For the Week of August 16

The CCSM Main Office will be open from 12 PM to 4 PM on Monday and Tuesday and from 10 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday. The office will resume regular operational hours from 7 AM to 4 PM beginning Thursday, August 19.

PE Uniform T-Shirts

The CCMS PTSA will be selling PE uniform t-shirts and accepting vouchers for the one free PE uniform shirt per student in front of the CCMS main gate on Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20, before school from 7:30-8:30 AM and after school from 2-3 PM. Sales for all other PE uniform items will be announced and begin as soon as possible.

Camp Panther Was a Succes!

Our outdoor-only Camp Panther sessions were a great success! Students took campus tours, met other friendly Panthers, and played games to get to know the school, personnel and each other. Check out some pics from the two days.

CCMS Welcomes New Teachers to the Panther Family!

Did You Miss Registration?

Check out the revised Registration Newsletter to find out when and where you can take care of:

  • Required Registration Forms
  • Textbooks and Chromebooks
  • PE Uniforms
  • Student ID and Yearbook Pictures
  • Student Schedule of Classes


Also in the newsletter is information on pre-ordering your CCMS Yearbook, getting a free Culver CityBus Tap card, loading your cafeteria acount in preparation of a cashless year and getting your CCMS gear to be reay for Spirit Day Fridays!

Culver City Packpacks Program

Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) believes that no child in our community should go hungry or have food insecurities, especially on weekends when students don’t have access to school-sponsored breakfast and lunch. The Culver City Council PTA, in conjunction with CCUSD, provides students in need with a backpack filled with non-perishable food and snacks each week to ensure that every child can eat on the weekends.

There is no cost to participate and enrollment is 100% confidential. Each week, filled backpacks will be available in the school’s main office. You or your child, simply pick up the backpack and take it home. Backpacks will not be returned each week; your student will receive a new backpack each week. Enrollment is ongoing so any child in need can sign up for the program at any time throughout the school year.


If you would like your student to receive a weekly backpack, sign up here: https://forms.gle/Afdf5QqgppsuYGQf7 or complete a form in your school office.

https://www.ccbackpacksforkids.com/

New Date and Time for CCMS Parent Bootcamp!

Join the CCMS Counselors and Administrators as they present information on this coming year, new staff, safety protocols, and how we can support students at home and in school to have a successful school year.


All Parent Bootcamp via Zoom - August 18, 6 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81703149798?pwd=M21aTWo2SFlhS3M3M1QxRGNvU0ZOQT09

Meeting ID: 817 0314 9798
Passcode: CCMS21


SPANISH Parent Bootcamp via Zoom - August 19, 6 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81703149798?pwd=M21aTWo2SFlhS3M3M1QxRGNvU0ZOQT09

Meeting ID: 817 0314 9798
Passcode: CCMS21

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Information Regarding CCMS Sports for All 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

We are excited to announce that sports will be returning to CCMS for the 2021-2022 school year!


Sports will be "no cut" for all 6th graders, as has been past practice at CCMS. We are exploring options to allow additional students to play in 7th and 8th grade. At this time, we are having difficulties due to limited facitlies and coaches that are shared with CCHS. Additionally, not all coaching spots are currently filled. We are hard at work seeking ways to incorporate more students. Updates will be provided in upcoming issues of THE PAW PRINT.


To find out more about CCMS FALL Sports, please attend a FALL SPORTS Parent Meeting, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM, in the CCMS Multipurpose Room (MPR).


Below are the dates and times for all approaching CCMS FALL SPORTS tryouts, as well as practice schedules and games where possible. Further information will be shared as it becomes available to us.



CCMS 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball

WHO: All 7th and 8th graders interested in playing Girls Volleyball

WHAT: Tryouts for the team

WHEN: On Wednesday, August 25, from 2:30--4:00 PM, and on Tuesday, August 31, 2:30--4:00 PM. *****Please attend BOTH dates.

WHERE: CCMS Front Gym


**The practice schedule for the season start on Tuesday, September 7, and will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30--4:00 PM.


JV will practice in the CCMS Back Gym.

Varsity will practice in the CCMS Front Gym.


CCMS 6th Grade Girls Volleyball

WHO: All 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25 at 3:30 PM

WHERE: CCMS Back Gym


**Practice schedule for all Three 6th grade teams will start the week of September 9th.


Blue Team: Mondays 3:30-4:45 PM, Back Gym; Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45 PM, Back Gym.

Games on Mondays beginning in late September.


Silver Team: Mondays 4:45-6:00 PM, Back Gym; Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 PM, Back Gym

Games on Mondays beginning in late September.


Red Team: Tuesdays 4:30--5:45 PM, Back Gym; Thursdays 2:30-3:45 PM, Back Gym.

Games on Tuesdays beginning in late September.


CCMS Cross Country

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 24 at 2:30 PM

WHERE: The CCMS grass practice field


** The practice schedule for the season starts on Tuesday, September 7, and it will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30--3:30 PM on the CCMS grass practice field.

Tue and Thur 2:30-3:30 grass practice field.


CCMS Water Polo

WHO: Sign up meeting

WHAT: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, at 3:00 PM.

WHERE: Culver City Plunge at 4175 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230


**Practice schedule starts on Wednesday, September 8 and will run every Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, November 10, from 3:15-5:00 PM at the Culver Plunge.

Students will meet the coach at 2:55 in front of the middle school to walk together to the pool.


CCMS Flag Football

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: On Wednesday, August 25 at 4:00 PM

WHERE: On the CCMS grass practice field.


**Varsity practice schedule will be every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30 PM, starting on Monday Sept 8th. Games will be on Thursdays, and games will start on Sept 23rd.



CCMS Girls Tennis

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls

WHAT: Sign up day

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 PM

WHERE: CCMS/CCHS shared tennis courts


**Practice schedule will be determined soon.


MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION


1. Students must have a physical before they can participate in any school sports including practices and games. No student will be able to participate without the approval of a physician. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unable to obtain a physical from your physician call the Health Center to schedule an appointment at (310) 392-8636.

2. Obtain written permission from a parent/guardian to compete.


3. Maintain a 2.0 GPA (cannot have 2 or more N's and no more than 1U) or you will be ineligible to participate in the program.


4. A student may be declared ineligible for disciplinary reasons by administrative action.


5. All Students must complete an Athletic Clearance Packet before trying out or competing for any sport.


For more information regarding the Athletic Clearing process, please visit this link:

Athletic Clearance Information


Here are more options for obtaining a physical exam:

Health Center on Campus

Hours: Mon & Wed from 8:00 - Noon

(310) 392-8636

  • Cost: $25

  • Must have a signed parental consent form at time of appointment from the health center.

  • Must schedule appointment in advance.

Wellness Mart

12200 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 820-2150

Email: wla@wellnessmart.com

  • $40 walk-in welcome

Minute Clinic @ CVS Drug Store

Hours: M-F: 10a-6:30p / Sat & Sun: 9a-5:30p

Closed for lunch M-F: 2p-3p; Sat & Sun: 1p-2p

Address: 13171 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 821-8908

  • Last appointment: 15 minutes before closing

  • Cost: $49

COST OF CCMS SPORTS


This past year has been full of difficulties, inlcuding challenges to our CCMS sports program. Due to not be able to offer sports last year, we are severly lacking in enough funds to grow our programs. Now, more than ever, it's important that we collect as many donations as we can to keep our program afloat (especially to offer "no cut" teams).


We request a $100 donation per athlete per sport so that we may provide quality coaches, uniforms,equipment, league fees, certificates to each player at the end of the season, and so that we can continue to offer a wide and deep athletic program. If you are unable to contribute the full amount please donate an amount that is affordable. You may also choose not to donate by clicking on the appropriate button on the registration website (lnk below).


All clearances and donations for CCMS sports programs are to be entered here: Athletichttps://www.pantherpartners.com/athletics.html .

SUPPORT CCMS!

Be a Proud Panther and Join the PTSA!

Start the year off right – as you register your student this week, join the CCMS PTSA! The CCMS PTSA is open to all parents, guardians, teachers and students to help build strong working relationships at our school, in support of CCMS and its students. We encourage all parents, guardians, students, teachers, and family members to join, including grandparents and siblings! Your membership results in advocacy for our students at the district, state and national level. The more members we have, the more say we have! Please also consider sponsoring a membership for someone else, including teachers.


Membership costs just $8 per year. If you were a member last year, please renew your membership for this year! Go to https://jointotem.com/ca/culver-city/culver-city-middle-school-ptsa/join to join today!

Donate to the CCMS 100 Campaign

At the start of each school year, the PTSA and Panther Partners (our Booster Club) raise funds that are needed for critical programs including our teacher materials and supplies, WEB program, AVID, Music and Choir, Athletics, after-school enrichment, diversity and equity efforts, academic intervention and much more.


We're asking 100% of CCMS families to donate meaningfully to raise $100,000 in the first 100 days of school (before 11/10). Last year we raised $40,000 and we want to build on that success this year.


We are asking each CCMS family to donate and give meaningfully. There is no minimum amount, and every dollar truly counts!


The PTSA will not run any other major fundraisers and will rely solely on your contributions to fund our programs. In order to provide quality experiences for our 1,700 students, we must raise $100,000. Click here to donate now: PTSA & Panther Partners Annual Giving Campaign. All contributions, small or large, are truly appreciated, and are a celebration of our special community. Thank you in advance for donating!

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Welcome and Congratulations to Our New CCMS Office Staff!

New CCMS Bell Schedule

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CCMS & PTSA Gives Every Panther One Free PE T-Shirt This Year!

This year, CCMS and PTSA are excited to announce we are providing each CCMS student with one free P.E. uniform t-shirt. Students will receive a voucher at registration, which they can then redeem for their free shirt either at registration, or through the student store up until June 10, 2022. One shirt per student. In addition, the PTSA will continue to sell additional t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts and athletic pants (yoga pants and sweatpants) at registration and through the student store throughout the year. Cash, check and credit card accepted.


PE CLOTHING PRICING 2021-2022

  • Shirts: One shirt per student provided free of charge. Additional shirts: $12.00
  • Shorts: $12.00
  • Sweatpants: $20.00
  • Yoga Pants: $20.00
  • Crew Sweatshirt: $20.00
  • Hoodie: $25.00

Cafeteria Information

During the 2021-22 school year, ALL students will receive free meals from the cafeteria.

  • Students need only to show their student ID for scanning.
  • Pins will no longer be used.
  • If students wish to purchase additional snack not included in the regular school meal, they may do so out of the funds in their student meal account.
  • Cash will no longer be accepted.
  • To load money on your student's meal account, go to: https://family.titank12.com/PGQP3K
  • To complete a meal application, click here: www.culvecafe.org

Chromebook Program Information

As we transition into the new school year, and after seeing the benefits of students having

access to their own Chromebooks last year, we now consider technology to be an integral

instructional tool to be used in the classroom and at home, in the same way that textbooks

are. To that end, students at Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School will be

provided Chromebooks in a “1-to-1” system for this school year. Students will be expected to

bring their charged device to school on a daily basis to be considered fully prepared for class. However, we will have spare devices and chargers available on a limited basis.


Similar to our existing policies for other instructional materials, we have developed a policy regarding student and parent rights and responsibilities related to these Chromebooks. Please review it with your child and contact your school site with any questions or concerns.


CCMS students will receive their devices during the two weeks of school.


This is an exciting project, one we have considered for many years. The Distance Learning

experience made it clear what a benefit technology can serve for student learning and showed us that we could successfully implement this program on a permanent basis.


Robert Quinn

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

SUMMER READING

Review the CCMS Summer Reading Assignment

All panthers are encouraged to keep learning, even in the summer months. Click on the image below to review the expectations for each incoming grade level.

Incoming CCHS 9th Graders - Summer Homework

Summer English Reading for incoming 9th graders:

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

2021-2022 CCUSD School Calendar

Access the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year here!

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