CHMS Parent Newsletter

August 28, 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

I am pleased that all students are adjusting to the school routines and rituals. Thanks to our students, parents, and staff, we have had tremendous success. As your principal, I look forward to strengthening the relationships that I have begun building with all of our outstanding students, families, teachers, and staff.

Lastly, parents, please ensure your scholar has a clear water bottle to access the school water fountains and for health safety.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Ayana Smith | Principal

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Curriculum Night & Title I Stakeholders Meeting

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We are holding our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 PM at CHMS. This event will allow you to experience your scholar's daily routine and meet your scholar's teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. We will also have our first Title I Stakeholders meeting on Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to parents and stakeholders to help you:

  • Learn more about the goals and purpose of Title I
  • Provide suggestions and ask questions regarding our school’s Continuous School Improvement Plan, School-Parent Compact, School Parent & Family Engagement Policy, 1% set-aside for parent and family engagement activities, and Building Capacity for School Staff and Parents

2022-2023 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Stakeholder’s Input Survey

Chapel Hill Middle School is a Title I school, and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental engagement program and activities in our school. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at our school.

All surveys may be completed online at FY23 DCSD Title I Parent Family Engagement Survey.

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Student Code of conduct

Parents, click here 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.

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 Parent Letter, Matrix, and Event Calendar.

Chromebook Insurance

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Smartech is offering insurance for Chromebooks this year for $20.00 until December 15, 2022. If you are interested in purchasing the insurance, please click here.


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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.

Parent Advisory Council

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Chapel Hill Middle School has two open parent seats available for our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for the 2022-2023 elections. From now until 5:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2022, you will be able to declare your candidacy as a parent representative on the Council.

Complete the relevant form below to run for a position for CHMS council.

Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

What is the role of the Principal Advisory Council?

  • Act as a link between the school and the community
  • Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community
  • Work to increase student achievement through transparent operations and shared best practices
  • Review the Continuous School Improvement Plan and monitor progress toward goals
  • Participate in the selection of the school principal

Additional Resources for Council Elections

CHMS Communication Chain & Whose Who

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Parents, please refer to the above pictures for information regarding the CHMS communication chain and whose who.

contacting teachers

The most effective way to contact your scholar's teachers is by phone or email. If you are having any issues and need to let the teacher know, please call or email the teacher and cc your scholars grade level administrator. Responses will be made within 24 hours.

Thanks again for your partnership in your scholar’s academic success. I am looking forward to working with you all 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.

Scholarship Opportunity

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Apply on our website for scholarships until 9/1/22. We have scholarships for kids ages 5-18 ys. and adults 18+ yrs. Click here to apply.

Ready Set Dream Big Community Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, presents an afternoon you'll never forget. Since our inception, our efforts have been geared towards uplifting the children, families, and businesses in communities. We provide FREE and affordable services to the community. The "Women Who Make it Happen" fundraiser will be a gala level event for men and women to help raise funds to continue helping our community by providing scholarships, training, and services to those in need. We want all children and families to reach their full potential and lead purposeful lives as they strive for economic stability.

We strive to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Come support us and help empower women and help them achieve their dreams and make an impact! Because women are the people "WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN".

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, Inc

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, Inc. is an advocacy organization founded in 1989. As a non-profit organization, they work together to master the causes of the issues that affect our families, communities, and personally. They are actively seeking young ladies in grades 6th -11th to join our esteemed Legacy Girls Program.

This program is designed to establish an enhanced sense of self-esteem and personal motivation among young African American women that will inspire them to develop the necessary skills needed to assume a wide range of leadership roles in areas such as politics, civic affairs, business, entrepreneurship, education, health and medicine, religion, and international affairs.

Participants must be committed to the goals of the program and willing to assume an active role in the program. We encourage our Legacy girls to remain in the program through high school. They are also invited to support Legacy after they graduate. This commitment also includes attending all Legacy program meetings and completing all assignments required for the program module.

All young ladies must reside in DeKalb County and attend the Open House on Sunday, August 28th, from 4-6 PM at their Trinity Office Park at 4153 Flat Shoals Pkwy Decatur, GA 30034.

Please click the links below to learn more information and register if interested.

Learn More About Us

Registration Link

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