CMS EAGLE EXPRESS

November 8, 2020 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 12

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we are so proud of and thankful for our cms veterans!

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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

NOVEMBER

9: Hybrid students return to 4 days in-person a week

10: Wear red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11

10: PTO Spirit Night @ Groucho's Deli ~ 4:00-9:00 pm

11: End of first nine weeks

12: D5 Virtual Magnet Fair ~ 5:30-7:00 pm

16: D5 School Board Meeting at DFHS ~ 7:00 pm

20: Report Cards go home

23: Make Up Picture Day for all students (cohort

25-27: Schools and offices closed ~ Thanksgiving Break


DECEMBER

16: Interim for 2nd nine weeks

21-Jan 1: Schools and offices closed ~ Winter break

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7th grade student council elections

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car line fast-pass raffle now thru nov. 9!

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UPCOMING PTO SPIRIT NIGHT AT GROUCHO'S! HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR CHAPIN MIDDLE!

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Explore your options for high school by attending the D5 Virtual Magnet Fair! Event registration open now!

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CMS Parents ~ Our Chapin Middle PTO would love your help!

VOLUNTEER & "GIVE US 5"

We are excited about this school year and greatly value parent involvement in our school. We are looking for volunteers willing to make a positive impact in the lives of our young people. We are asking each family to “Give Us 5.” 5 hours during the school year. That’s it! Imagine the impact each family can have by giving 5 hours to CMS! Please fill out THIS FORM and return it to the CMS Front Office by November 15, 2020.


CONSIDER MAKING A PARENT DONATION & OR BEING A CORPORATE SPONSOR

Parent donations and corporate sponsorships are used to provide the following:

• 8th Grade Celebration

• Eagle Extravaganza

• Field Trip Financial Support

• Eagle Card Treat Day prizes

• Outdoor Picnic Tables with Umbrellas

• Shade for Recess Area

• Virtual Reality Kits

• Faculty Hospitality


NO DONATION IS TOO BIG OR SMALL!


Parent Donation Form

Corporate Sponsor Form

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ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

If your child is absent from school, please make sure to provide written documentation to our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Kinsey. The excuse note(s) needs to include a doctor's note or a parent note with the reason your child was absent and the date(s) that he or she missed from school.


An excuse note may be submitted in the following ways:



Please make sure that your student has notified his or her teacher by email if they are absent more than 2 days during the week so that they are aware of any missed assignments.

HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR 2020-2021 CMS YEARBOOK?

Don't let your CMS memories slip away... pre-order your 2020-2021 Yearbook today, the cost is $50. The yearbook pre-sale will end on January 4, 2021. It is important to pre-order your yearbook early to guarantee that you will receive one.


For your convenience we offer the following purchase options:


  1. log onto https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=134321
  2. log on to your student quick pay account and add a yearbook to your shopping cart and pay via credit card
  3. send in cash or check to the front office in an envelope with your student's First and Last Name and qty of books that you would like to order.

TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW

Attention Students and Parents:

This is for all CMS students, both FIVE and hybrid.


INSTRUCTIONAL TECH SUPPORT ~ MRS. LORI POWERS

issues with passwords, accessing Classrooms, Meets, online textbooks, how to use a software or program, Chromebook accessibility needs (text to speech features, magnifying glass, sticky keys, etc).

Use this form for instructional support



TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY

A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue

Use this form for repairs


Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.

ATHLETICS

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ONLINE PAYMENT INFORMATION

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FROM THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

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NEED TO KNOW FROM OUR PTO

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SCHOOL HOURS

Chapin Middle School office hours are 7:30AM - 4:30PM. The school is open to students beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Due to social distancing, 3 visitors are allowed inside the front office at a time, and non-essential visitors are not allowed in the building before, during, or after school hours. We will continue to conduct business through appointments and coordination. Please call our front office at 803-722-5500 to make an appointment. When you arrive on campus, please park and call the office to let us know you are here. If space allows, we will allow you to enter. If space is not available, we will call you back as soon as possible to enter.

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