CHMS Parent Newsletter

September 11, 2022

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Mission & Vision

The MISSION of Chapel Hill Middle School is to develop students to become independent productive citizens and responsible life-long learners in a global society.

The VISION of Chapel Hill Middle School is to promote teacher empowerment, involve parents and the community in the school's success and equip students with the academic instruction, social and emotional development and character education necessary for their future endeavors.

Principal’s Corner

Parents, we appreciate your feedback during our Title I Stakeholders Meetings. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and will be implemented. As a reminder, all students are expected to report to school on time (8:15 AM) and be dressed in school uniforms.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Ayana Smith | Principal

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Progress reports

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Progress Reports will be available on Monday, September 15, 2022 on Infinite Campus portal. Parents, you will need to download the Infinite Campus Parent Portal application to receive real-time grade and attendance notifications (Click here for instructions on creating your Parent Portal account). If you have any questions regarding setting up your parent portal, please visit Students can access their Infinite Campus account through the Clever application.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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We will have our Parent Teacher Conference Night face-to-face on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm. Please visit our school website to sign-up for conferences.

Dress Down Friday/ Concessions

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Parents, we will have our first Dress Down Day on Friday, September 16, 2022. Students will be able to dress down for a $2.00 (Cash Only) donation. No ripped/ distressed jeans or inappropriate clothing is allowed. Concessions will also be sold after school. Proceeds from Dress Down Friday and Concessions will go towards student/PBIS and school activities.

Homecoming 2022

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Homecoming 2022 will take place from September 26 through October 1, 2022. CHMS Student Government Association will sell homecoming shirts for $15.00 from September 13 through September 19, 2022. If your scholar is interested in purchasing a shirt, orders will be taken during ELT with payment (cash only).

As part of our homecoming celebration, we will host a school dance on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm. Volunteers are needed for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up.

Lastly, if your scholar is interested in running for homecoming court, there will be a brief interest meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 4:15 pm-4:45 pm.

Chromebook Insurance

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Parents, lost or stolen devices are the sole responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. The school will not provide replacement or loaner devices for lost or stolen Chromebooks or chargers.

All damaged or lost devices can be addressed through the Chromebook Insurance provider offered by the District. Please click here if you are interested in purchasing insurance. Insurance can be purchased until December 15, 2022, and will cover the duration of the 2022-2023 school year. After the deadline for insurance purchasing expires, if you have NOT purchased insurance, parents and students will be responsible for the full cost of repairs and replacements for damaged and lost devices.

chms Donation

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Parents, we are in need of breakfast and lunch donations (granola bars, muffins, fruit snacks, juice (Capri Suns), chips, cheez it, etc.). for our students during Saturday School. Please send all donations to Mrs. Riley or Ms. Berry. We will greatly appreciate your donations.

CHMS Parent Volunteers

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We are in need of parent volunteers weekly to assist with monitoring the restrooms and cafeteria duty. If willing, you must complete a brief training with Ms. Garfield, School Social Worker. Please contact Ms. Berry if you are interested.

covid reporting

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Please click here if you are a Chapel Hill Middle School parent, or student who needs to report a positive COVID status or an exposure from someone who lives with you. A confirmation email will be sent from Mrs. Smith once information has been processed.

School Hours and Attendance

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As we begin our school year, we must remember that daily attendance will be an integral part of your child's success at CHMS.

Upon returning to school, Middle School hours are from 8:50am-3:50pm. We ask parents to not drop off their child prior 8:15 am due to no supervision. It is the parents responsibility for supervision prior to 8:15 am. Students who are not eating breakfast will need to enter the building near the car rider area. Students who are eating breakfast will enter the building near the baseball field. All students should be at school no later than 8:45 am to ensure that they get to class on time. Students arriving after 8:50 am will need to report to the front office to receive a tardy pass with their parent.

uniform policy

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Chapel Hill Middle School is a uniform school. All scholars are expected to be in uniforms daily. Scholars enrolled in physical education courses will be required to wear appropriate attire. Please refer to the picture above for uniform list.

Please Note:

No jeggings/leggings

No ripped or sagging pants

No midriff revealing or see-through clothing

No spandex or tight-fitting attire

Shorts/Skorts/Skirts must be an appropriate length

Scholars must wear a collar uniform shirt under their jackets or hoodies.

pbis information

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Please click on the above picture to access CHMS PBIS Matrix and Event Calendar.


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Parents, would like for all parents to join PTSA. If you are interested in joining, please click here to join. PTSA dues are $10.00.

Student Code of conduct

Parents, click the picture above to access the DCSD Student Code of Conduct for the 2022-2023 school year. Please discuss appropriate behavior with your scholars as we move forward this school year.

CHMS Yearbook

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Parents, we have yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year for sale for $20.00 (cash only). If your scholar is interested in purchasing a yearbook, please have them see Ms. Berry.

CHMS Partnerships

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Parents, if you would like to become a community partner with CHMS, don't hesitate to contact our Head Counselor, Mrs. Simms, or the Principal's Assistant, Ms. Berry.

chms football

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Parents and students, please come out and support our football team this school year. Please refer to the schedule above for game information.

Tickets for all DCSD Revenue Sports can be purchased online. Please click here to purchase game day tickets.