Crandall Middle School

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CRANDALL MIDDLE SCHOOL

MISSION STATEMENT

Crandall Independent School District will provide each student an exceptional education, in an inspiring environment, with caring people.

Mark your calendar!

December 7-11

*Semester Exams/CBAs

*Content teachers will communicate exact dates.

*Ask your student and help them prepare!

*These exams are worth a ¼ of their semester grade.


December 8

*Face to Face Picture retake day. Students will be photographed during their CREW period.


December 16

*All missing/make-up work for the 3rd 6 weeks must be turned in.


December 16-18

*MAP testing. Ask your student about their goal in math, reading and science!

*Modified schedule

*Students may be signed out early without penalty after MAP testing. (after 10:00)

*Plan ahead.

*Parent may sign out their student. We will then call the student and they will meet their parent outside.

Secondary Early Dismissal - December 16th-18th at 12:15pm

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Angel Tree

This year CMS is helping to making Christmas a little more merry for some of our students and their siblings. Each CREW class has been assigned an “angel” to help provide for. CREW teachers will be sending out information regarding the angel for their class. You may choose to shop for items listed or send money so teachers can purchase what is needed. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Items are due on or before December 14th (new, unopened, and unwrapped).

WE CAN HELP

CMS is a community in which we want to support our families. As we enter into the holiday season, CMS understands that it may be tough for some of our families. If you need help with food, clothing, backpacks, or school supplies, CMS wants to support your family. Please click on the picture above to submit a request. Thank you, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Wilson.

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Speaking of Dress Code!

Help your student have a successful day by making sure they are in dress code and ready to learn on Tuesday, August 18th. If your student is not in dress code, they will be allowed to call a parent for help.


Please see

https://4.files.edl.io/b944/08/13/19/173337-af8644ef-1983-403f-b0b0-9b0e29f412ee.pdf

Free & Reduced Lunch Application-Click Photo Below

Basketball News

According to School Board Policy, CMS students may not attend athletic events without a parent. At this time, we are only allowing immediate family members to attend. Students may not attend unless they have a sibling playing basketball. Due to COVID regulations and gym capacity, tickets must be purchased in advance online. Ask your student’s coach for more information. Thanks for understanding.

BARK Information

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Join the MS PTO NOW!

How your membership money is spent & what does MS/HS PTO do:

1. Scholarships to 3 seniors per year

2. Help provide teacher meals (roughly 230+ staff members at MS, HS, and Compass)

3. SignUp Genius to notify MS/HS PTO members of all of opportunities

Other ways MS/HS PTO has helped the school:

1. Communicating needs of teachers such as: posting messages about tennis racquets that coaches need (old used ones even if strings are broken) and other items that teachers need that you may have around your house

2. Volunteering to send a pot of soup, cookies, water, fruit, or volunteering to serve teachers at school

3. Decorating at school

4. Assisting with the signs for food drives

Do I have to come to meetings to be a member? No, we will send emails and there is the Crandall MS/HS PTO twitter and facebook pages that will keep you updated. You will see SignUp Genius too.

Do I have to come to the school to volunteer? No, you do not. If you do want to be a volunteer at school when school allows volunteers in the building again, be sure to do your yearly background check on the Crandall ISD webpage under the Parent Tab.

How do I know when the PTO meetings are and the location? See the Crandall MS/HS PTO twitter page or facebook page and we will also send an email as a reminder as well.

https://twitter.com/CrandallTX_PTO?s=09

https://www.facebook.com/crandalltx.pto/

What’s the MS/HS PTO email address if I have any questions?

Crandalltx.pto@gmail.com

CHROMEBOOK HELP

Do you have a problem with your chromebook? Submit a ticket here. https://sites.google.com/crandall-isd.net/cisd-homeroom/home
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2020-2021 Bus Schedule

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Grab and Go Meals for VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Virtual on-line students who are planning to participate in Grab and Go Meals, please complete this survey to ensure we plan accordingly. Both Breakfast and Lunch are available for purchase and pickup beginning Tuesday, August 18


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNPuX3X4nvQgKyRQq49XHIvQrH3ZDgpeMl2i3XGFBvRtq7SA/viewform

VIRTUAL STUDENTS WIFI HOTSPOTS

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CMS VIRTUAL SCHEDULE - VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY

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CMS VIRTUAL CALENDAR- VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY

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CMS 2020-2021 Bell Schedule

Check out our new updated Bell Schedule for the upcoming school year!

Doors will open at 7:15 a.m and the tardy bell will ring at 7:30 a.m.

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Vape Information for Parents

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Return to Learn Plan

Click below to see the upcoming plan for CISD's return to learn plan.

https://4.files.edl.io/65f4/07/29/20/002644-9511e4b8-6e40-4497-b1cf-ece67f950582.pdf

NURSE NEWS!

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.



REQUIRED VACCINATIONS FOR 7TH GRADE


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

COVID-19 Updates

Visit www.crandall-isd.net/cv19/ for insight on most recent decisions, district news and a FAQ sections.

Digital Literacy

Students at Crandall Middle School are learning how to be good digital citizens. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization that offers free online tools for parents and schools. Each six weeks a new lesson is presented on a variety of topics that are important for online safety and help our students take ownership of their digital lives.


Keeping Our Students Safe:

Click here to read an article about Apps parents need to watch out for.

https://d1e2bohyu2u2w9.cloudfront.net/education/sites/default/files/common_sense_family_media_agreement.pdf?x=1

Want a good way to talk to your students about how to balance their media lives? Talk through the Common Sense Education Family Media Agreement and help them make good choices. https://d1e2bohyu2u2w9.cloudfront.net/education/sites/default/files/common_sense_family_media_agreement.pdf?x=1




More information is available on the Family Engagement Resources page.

https://www.commonsense.org/education/toolkit/family-engagement-resources


https://www.commonsense.org/education/spanish-resources

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Check out the counselor's web page where you'll find great resources to help with any need. Looking for information on a topic you don’t see? Email Mrs. Adams (7th grade) WAdams@crandall-isd.net or Mrs. Wilson (8th grade) at bwilson@crandall-isd.net

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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:

HP Chromebook Charger https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Chromebook-Laptop-Supply-Adapter/dp/B073RJSMKJ/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536174513&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=hp+chrombook+11g5+charger

Lenovo Chromebook Charger https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Chromebook-ThinkPad-Generation-Adapter/dp/B07DN8CYHJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1536174414&sr=8-3&keywords=100e+chromebook+charger


Students should charge their Chromebooks at home every night and leave chargers at home to minimize loss or damage.

Click the link below to view our daily Pride Time blog for all students!

Text A Tip

Help protect your school. Send an anonymous tip to CISD. Text keyword CRANDALL to 847411, add a space, type in your tip information, and hit send. Download the free App "Crandall ISD Tips" for iphone or Android.

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


Crandall Middle School

Principal

Amy McAfee


Assistant Principals

LD Johnson - 7th

Crystal Bush - 8th


Counselors

Wendy Adams - 7th

Brittany Wilson - 8th