CMSS Newsletter

Monday, August 12, 2019

Welcome Back CMSS Family!

We are so excited to start the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, August 13th. The building is buzzing in anticipation of your arrival! We hope you all have had a relaxing and recharging summer break and are ready to make some amazing memories at CMSS.

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

7:50 First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Teacher

8:00 Tardy Bell

3:20 Car Riders, Walkers, and First Wave Bus Riders

3:25 Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:30 Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

Your child will receive a more specific bell schedule for their Team that includes lunch and recess times, class times, etc.

FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.

Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40

If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Supply Fee

CMSS students have a one time $25 supply fee. This includes all necessary school supplies and a Team T-Shirt. Students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, and notebook paper to class each day.

Your child's supply fee can be made by check or cash and sent with your child to school. You can also pay online (link: - there is a service fee. You do not have to put a teacher's name, just your child's grade level. The district wants to do everything in our power to help our families. If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know.

Welcome, Mr. Sheets!

CMSS would like to welcome our new Principal, Matt Sheets. Mr. Sheets is a lifelong resident of the Cabot community. He was previously at CJHS as an Assistant Principal. Kasey Hill joins Amy Morrow as an Assistant Principal. Mrs. Hill has served as Assistant Principal at CMSN for the past two years.
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Reminders about Dress Code

The CPS Student Handbook outlines the following guidelines of appropriate dress for any campus. The handbook can be accessed on the district website under the Resources for Students tab.

Guidelines include:

  • All students shall wear shoes;

  • Young men shall wear sleeved shirts;

  • Young women may wear sleeved blouses and shirts or sleeveless blouses and shirts with broad shoulder straps that cover the shoulders; undergarments may not be visible;

  • Pants, shorts, dresses and skirts will be no more than four (4) inches above the knee.

  • Long dresses cannot have a slit that exceeds 4 inches above the knee standard;

  • For all clothing with waistbands, the top of the waistband must be no lower than the top of the hipbone;

Clothing and accessories not allowed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tank tops and tops with spaghetti straps;

  • Pants with holes more than four inches above the knee with exposed skin or undergarments;

  • Caps, hats, toboggans, etc;

  • Clothing that displays obscenities, promotes violence, including pictures of guns or other weapons, has sexual implication/content or has reference to alcoholic beverages, tobacco or illegal substances;

  • Bandanas;

  • Chains (e.g. wallet chains);

  • See-through blouses;

  • Pajamas and house shoes;

  • Other styles, hair, contacts or clothing that may disrupt school.

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • September 2: No School/Labor Day
  • September 12: Fall Picture Day
  • September 19: GT Open House

Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”