CFMS Newsletter

CFMS TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More!

October 9, 2020

Welcome to Clear Fork Middle School...

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Middle School Newsletter! It will provide information about the upcoming year and upcoming school events.

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A note about Fees...

Fees apply to all students regardless if they are a Face-to-Face Learner or a Remote Learner. The fees help to cover the cost of various supplies such as planners, workbooks, art supplies, tech supplies, and more. They also cover the cost of the online programs that we must renew for each student every year such as Moby Max, STAR/AR, Problem Attic, Gizmos, etc.
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A word from the Principal...

Hello Students and Parents!

It is hard to believe that school has already been in session for 6 weeks now! Many students have established good routines with logging in to their classes and submitting their work in a timely manner. If your child is struggling please reach out to their homeroom teacher to discuss what could be done to help your child be more successful.

As a staff, we were very worried that Richland County was going to go Purple/Level 4 on the Alert System this past Thursday. If this were to happen in the future the School District would go fully Remote for ALL students. Communication about the transition into full remote for all students would come through a variety of sources such as: Remind, grade level emails, a newsletter like this one, and a video message. Please make sure that you and your child are enrolled into the grade level emails and Remind for the most up-to-date information.

Interim grades have been posted and can be accessed through Progress Book / Grade Book. We encourage parents and students to check Progress Book daily to make sure that students are getting all work handed in and to view the student's attendance.

Daily Attendance is taken each morning before or during the 7:40am Zoom Announcements with the Principal. Each remote student needs to answer the daily attendance question with their homeroom teacher before the announcements conclude.

Period Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. Attendance is taken several ways for each period. Some teachers ask an attendance question at the beginning of the period, some check to make sure the student is participating in the Zoom lesson, some use an exit ticket, while others use the completed classwork at the end of the period. Please make sure that the student is logging in on time to receive the credit for period attendance.

Students need to be on time for each class and daily attendance!

If your Face-to-Face Learner is going to be absent from school, we must receive a call from a parent even if the child is participating remotely. We are responsible for knowing where the child is at if they are not here. If the child participates remotely it does not count towards truancy. Absences can be reported using the Learning Line Number 419-886-2962 or by calling the Middle School Office at 419-886-3111.

To view the Interim Report Card, please login to Progress Book and in the menu click on Report Card/Interim. You will then need to select "View Paper Report Card". Under History you can also see previously posted report cards and interims.

As we approach the end of the first nine weeks, we are beginning to look ahead to second semester. If you have a remote learner who wants to return for the second semester, you will need to notify the school office no later than December 1st. This will give us a small window of time to adjust face-to-face classes to promote social distancing and make sure that we can make any other changes to the schedule before additional students return.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe October!


Mrs. Jennifer Klaus

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Weekly Meal Pick Up Service

The Clear Fork website under Lunch Menu now has a link for parents of remote learners to fill out a weekly survey if they will be picking up meals. This form will open up every Friday at 8am and close on Sundays at 8pm. This is for remote learners and for students who ARE wanting meals. This will help us with meal counts and prep. If you have any questions please email the food service director at The Lunch Menu link and survey are at the top of the "Lunch Menu" page on the district website.


Mrs. Stallard

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A special thank you

I would like to thank the parents who donated supplies to be placed in the girls' restrooms.

A special thank you to the aides in the district who ride the buses every morning to help with temperature checks.

A big thank you to the Bellville Lions Club for donating books about Liberty Day for all of our 8th grade students.

Thank you to my newsletter contributors and proof readers.

Please keep in mind that everything contained in this newsletter was accurate at the time of publication. We will continue to keep you informed as changes are made.

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About us

CFMS provides education to students in the 6th, 7th, and the 8th grade. Approximately 435 students are enrolled in the middle school. The middle school and high school are attached and share many resources such as the cafeteria, library/media center, auditorium, and various classrooms.