Crandall Middle School
STAAR Testing Information
If your child is a virtual learner: the modified schedule for May 11-14th and information about assignments will be posted in google classrooms by May 7th. If you have questions about the schedule or assignments for May 11-14th, please reach out to your child's teacher after May 7th.
STAAR Testing Dates
Face-to-Face Students Only
May 6th- ALGEBRA 1 EOC-8th Grade
May 11 – STAAR Reading 7th & 8th Grade
May 12 – STAAR Science 8th Grade
May 13 – STAAR Math 7th & 8th Grade
May 14 – STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade
*Please remember to reschedule doctor appointments.
*No outside food deliveries on testing days.
Virtual Students ONLY
May 6th- ALGEBRA 1 EOC-8th Grade
June 1st-7th and 8th Grade Math
June 2nd- 7th and 8th Grade Reading
June 3rd-8th Grade Science
June 4th- 8th Grade Social Studies
Chips & Queso
We are in need of some awesome parents to send queso/cheese dip and a few other items for CMS on May 17. Lots of staff means lots of cheesy goodness needed! Sign up on sign up genius below.
You are welcome to send it with your student that morning if that’s easier or contact me if you’d like to drop off with me the week before. 😉
You are also welcome to send any monetary donations to our Venmo account at @Crandall-MSHSPTO
CMS/CHS/Compass PTO President
YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
Yearbooks are IN (and yes, we do have extras). Everyone who has ordered or purchased a yearbook this year goes into a drawing for gift cards, but you must get your yearbook before May 8! Order online at Balfour.com and search for Crandall Middle School (this option goes away May 8)! Or send $35 cash or check with your student to Mrs. Truelove’s room (316).
School Lunch Hero Day
Throughout this school year, Texas school nutrition professionals have served healthy meals to ensure students can access the nutrition they need during these challenging times. Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, is dedicating May 7th, School Lunch Hero Day to honor the tireless efforts of school nutrition professionals as they continue to find new and innovative ways to provide meals in any academic setting.
During the past several weeks, I have witnessed firsthand the skill levels of our lunch ladies and gentlemen, also known as “foodies”, while working side by side with them during times of being short staffed. The passion that these “foodies” have shown our students has made me proud to recognize them every day, but now we can celebrate them on May 7, 2021 for School Lunch Hero Day. So please take a moment and thank our School Lunch Heroes this Friday!
Need to pay your child’s cafeteria balance?
- Online: My School Bucks (www.crandall-isd.net>parents>cafe payment)
- Paper: Send a check made payable to CMS Cafeteria with your student’s name on the memo line)
- Cash: send cash and ask your student to bring you a receipt
Spend some time checking in on your child’s social media.
Need help knowing where and what to check? Pinterest has 100's of quick references for parents.
On a personal note, if your child has a tik tok account and you don’t, you should definitely set one up just to experience the uncensored content our kids are seeing/hearing, etc.
Reminders about dress code:
In accordance with board policy, our students are expected to be in dress code each day at CMS.
This information is communicated to students in our daily announcements and at lunch. Reminders are also given during class and in the hallways during transitions.
Please help us build positive relationships by ensuring that your student is dressed for success each day.
*hoodies/jackets must be a single solid color
*piercings (other than ears for girls) must have a spacer ex. Nose piercings and boy’s earrings
*hair must be a natural color
*boy’s hair: above the eyebrows, above mid-ear, above the collar and no ponytails
*a spirit shirt or polo must be worn with dress code pants (no spandex)
Click the link below to read the entire dress code policy.
Sports Physicals Clinic at CHS @ The PIT
Dates: May 19th grades 9-12, May 20th grades 6-8.
Times : 2:30-6 pm for both days.
Location: The PIT. Cost: $10.
All athletes, incoming grades, 7-12, will be required to get a new physical for the 21-22 school year. Click the link below for a physical form.
Parents- please check your student’s attendance in Skyward. Encourage them to get to class on time to avoid time recovery in detention or Thursday Night Lights.
A note from our Counselors
While there are many positive aspects of social media, there are also many dangers. Teenagers are pressured to be available on social media 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
At CMS, we believe in partnering with families to find solutions to difficult problems that may arise.
Specifically, problems that may arise through inappropriate uses of technology.
More students are sending/requesting inappropriate pictures, depending on social media “likes” for self-esteem, searching on the Dark Web, etc.
How do we assist our children in making better choices?
CMS counselors want to help by getting more information into the hands of our families about this very topic.
We challenge you to have some tough conversations with your child.
Below are a couple of links that can hopefully help start those conversations at home.
Wendy Adams – 7th Grade Counselor
Brittany Wilson – 8th Grade Counselor
· https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/social-media-smarts.html Document English/Spanish
Looking for something fun to do this summer?
Need a Replacement Charger?
Chargers may be purchased from Amazon, (HP charger $20.99, Lenovo charger $31.99).
Please use one of the following links:
Students should charge their Chromebooks at home every night and leave chargers at home to minimize loss or damage.
Conscientious Exemption Requests
DSHS staff continue to process conscientious exemption requests. Exemption requests are processed in the order they are received. Please be advised, it may take slightly longer than the standard 7-10 business days for an affidavit to arrive in the mail due to COVID-19.
School vaccination rules are in effect for the 2020-2021 school year. Students should be up-to-date, in the process of receiving vaccines, or have a valid exemption on file when school starts in the fall. For a list of vaccine requirements for K-12, Pre-K, and child-care facilities, go to the Texas School & Child-Care Facility webpage. For a list of providers who offer low-cost vaccines, go to the Texas Vaccines for Children Provider Locator webpage. School vaccination rules are in effect regardless of whether the education is received via virtual learning or on campus. For more information regarding COVID-19 school communication resources, please visit the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
ALL Students that are promoting to the 7th grade are required by the State of Texas to have the following immunizations:
-Tdap Vaccine (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) -- 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus containing vaccine.
-Meningococcal Vaccine* – 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.
*Note: if a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
Please email Nurse Harrill your student shot records CHarrill@crandall-isd.net
Parent 411 Information
Click on the following images to view the content pertaining to each area of CMS. This is great information for all students, new or returning!
Thanks for letting CMS play a supporting role in your child's life! #stepupatcms
LD Johnson - 7th
Crystal Bush - 8th
Wendy Adams - 7th
Brittany Wilson - 8th