Carver Middle School Newsletter

December 6, 2020

Principal's Message

Holiday Greetings Carver Family,


Hopefully this correspondence finds our Carver families safe and healthy. Thank you for you support as we finished our first week after returning to virtual instruction. As a reminder, we are scheduled to provide virtual instruction until January 29. We have two very busy weeks ahead of us before the Holiday break.


As a reminder applications for Specialty Centers and Governor's School are now open. Please see below for further details. Applications are due Wednesday, December 16, 2020.


As you are aware our goal is to have 100% attendance in classes daily. Please continue to encourage your Cougar to attend each class and participate as much as possible. If your Cougar is having trouble attending class for any reason please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's counselor or an administrator.


As always we are here to help. We are successful together. This week's newsletter is packed with key updates and information, especially for our eighth grade students. Please take the time to review.


Have a great week! GO COUGARS!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.

Principal

G.W. Carver Middle School

Specialty Center & Governor's School Applications Are Available

Online applications to CCPS Specialty Centers and Governor's Schools for the 2021-2022 school year are now available at ccpsopportunities.com. Applications are due December 16, 2020.


Reminder, Mrs. Lynch is available on Wednesdays during morning office hours (7:35-9:00) so please drop in and ask questions!

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Or she can be reached at Balsorah_Lynch@ccpsnet.net

Computer Science Spirit Week!

Next week is our Computer Science Spirit Week! Please see the flyer below for our Spirit Week Activities! Log on to https://code.org/ to access coding activities for your student.

Yearbook Updates from Mrs. Boyd!

Follow us on our New Official Pages for upcoming news and highlights!

IG - @gwcarver.middle

Twitter - @gwcarvermiddle


Holiday Kindness!


Tis’ the season to be JOLLY! This year has been exceptionally different for each and every one of us. Let’s end this year strong and make an extra effort to build our community and promote KINDNESS!Please take photos or send a written blurb to Michelle Boyd of our Carver students showing KINDNESS for an opportunity to be featured in our 20/21 Cougar Yearbook. Please be sure to include your student’s name and grade!

If you are posting on your own social media please tags us and use the following hashtags:


IG - @gwcarver.middle

Twitter - @gwcarvermiddle

#cougarpride

#cougarkindness

#carverkindness

#gwcmsyearbook2021

Bermuda 10 Spirit Days

The students and families of the 10 Bermuda schools will be collaborating to participate in December Spirit Days! We have two full weeks filled with fun! Please encourage your students and families to participate and share with our Bermuda District school spirit! #cougarpride


IG - @gwcarver.middle

Twitter - @gwcarvermiddle

#bermudaspirit

#gwcarvermiddle

Link to upload photos:

https://images.jostens.com/415793944


If you are prompted to enter a User ID, your user ID is 415793944

Or you may send photos to: michelle_boyd@ccpsnet.net

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Mega Mentors Open House!

Please join us Wednesday, 12/9/2020 at 3:30 during the Mega Mentors Open House if you are interested in pursuing a mentorship opportunity for your Cougar! The Mega Mentors operate an award winning mentoring program for students throughout Chesterfield County. Please join us Wednesday afternoon if you would like to pursue mentoring opportunities for your Cougar. Please see the website and flyer below for additional information!


Open House Meeting Link: meet.google.com/pud-ecdr-mzr


Mega Mentors Website: https://www.megamentors.org/index.php

New Pledge of Allegiance ZOOM Link!

Please be sure to share the new Zoom link below with your Cougar to join us for the Pledge of Allegiance live link daily at 7:35 am!


https://zoom.us/j/93407107787?pwd=K2NkWGdXQUhYK2lrcU52aDFTNHpzQT09

Key Dates

  • Dec. 9- Mission Tomorrow for 8th Grade Students- 10:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Dec. 9- Mega Mentors Open House- 3:30 pm -4 pm

  • Dec. 10- NJHS Virtual Induction Ceremony - 7 pm

  • Dec. 16- Zoom Honor Roll Assembly

  • Dec. 16- Specialty Center Applications Due

  • Dec. 21-Jan 3- Holiday Break, No School

Virtual/Hybrid Bell Schedule Beginning Second Nine Weeks

Beginning November 30, 2020



HYBRID NO PAWS TIME Bell Schedule Warning Bell 7:30 a.m.


PERIOD START TIME END TIME



1st: 7:35 a.m.-9:01 a.m.


2nd: 9:05 a.m.-10:29 a.m.


Lunch: 10:32-11:02


3rd: 11:06 a.m.-12:32 p.m.


4th: 12:36 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

TDHS Knights Registration Night- Wednesday December 9 at 6 pm.

Please click HERE to begin. And then... Join the TDHS Knights on Facebook or Instagram LIVE (@GoTDKnights) for an information night regarding our instructional program, graduation requirements, courses for enrollment, and the registration process. The program will start with whole group setting on our social media platforms followed by breakout rooms in Google Meets for different departments.

Clover Hill Math-Science Center Q & A Session

The Clover Hill Math-Science Center Q & A session will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, from 5pm until 6pm on Zoom. The link to the meeting is posted on MathSci.info.

L.C. Bird Baseball!

L.C. Bird Baseball Virtual Meeting

Winter Workouts/Tryout Information

Wednesday December, 9th (11:30AM-12:00PM)

GoogleMeet Code: "LCBbaseball"

*If any student is unable to make it to the GoogleMeet, they can email myself or our JV Coach directly.

Join the Carver MS Anime Club!

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Carver Library! Updates from Mrs. Fontana!

Carver Curbside Library: Students can preorder library books for checkout by going to the Carver Library Canvas page and clicking the PINK paw. Follow the directions to search our books and put one or two books on hold for checkout. A librarian will check books out for the student, and have them packaged for curbside pickup outside door #6 on the bus loop side of the building on Wednesdays from 9:00-1:00. Look for the tent to pick up your books. It's very simple to check out new books and/or return any old books, even though you can't actually visit the library yet. Keep the pages turning and escape with a great book from our Carver library!


ALL LIBRARY BOOKS FROM LAST YEAR SHOULD BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BOOKS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT DOOR #6 ON WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 9:00 AND 1:00 AT THE CURBSIDE TENT OR IN THE MAIN OFFICE DURING REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Share the Love with the Carver Staff!

Please see the flyer below to share videos and show appreciation for your favorite teacher and the Carver MS staff!

Carver Attendance Line

If you are aware that your student will be absent from class please call our attendance line directly at: (804) 524-3627.

Carver MS School Counseling Assignments 2020-2021

Welcome to Mrs. Cathy Whitaker our new School Counseling Coordinator! Please see below for your Counselor's contact information. Sixth grade students are assigned counselors based on last name. Please complete the Carver Schedule Request Form if your child's schedule needs to be adjusted and the appropriate counselor will contact you ASAP.


Thank you!


Grade 6

Mrs. Redding A - K-anna_redding@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Whitaker L - Z-cathy_whitaker@ccpsnet.net


Grade 7

Mr. Cunningham- kevin_cunningham@ccpsnet.net


Grade 8

Mrs. Lynch-balsorah_lynch@ccpsnet.net

Canvas Support Videos

Thanks to Mrs. Smith for hosting Canvas Support Sessions last week! Please see the videos below if you could not make it to the session.


Carver Canvas Support-Video 1


Carver Canvas Support-Video 2


Carver Canvas Support-Video 3


Support and Self- Care During COVID-19

COVID-19 Support from the Viriginia Department of health: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/.


Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.

Message from our School Nurse Mrs. Geisz

Carver MS School Nurse Video


Here are a few reminders from the school clinic, even though we are starting school virtual all of the following are still required for this school year:

1. Proof of immunization: For a complete list of all required immunizations please see the Virginia Department of health link https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/ There are 2 Middle School specific requirements. Note :Effective July 1, 2019, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade. Also note: Effective October 1, 2008, a complete series of 3 doses of HPV vaccine is required. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 6th grade, however with HPV, after reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent’s or guardian’s sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.

2. Immunization records can be faxed to 804.520.0189 to the School Nurse.

3. Update Individual Health service plan: If your child lives with any of the following:

    1. Asthma
    2. Life-threatening allergies
    3. Diabetes
    4. Seizures
    5. Or any other health concern that requires medication or specific health related procedures while in school please make sure that we have an updated health service plan and/or medication administrations forms. Required forms can be found here https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-health-and-safety/

4. Please keep in mind due to COVID 19 the use of nebulizers will not be allowed this school year, so please make sure to discuss plans for treatment with your physician if your child has asthma.

I am looking forward to supporting your child to be safe, healthy and ready to learn at Carver Middle School! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at lisa_geisz@ccpsnet.net or call me at 804.524.3620 ext.143.

Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!


Use the PTA website at: https://carverpta.ptboard.com/ to sign up.


1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!