CMS Family Newsletter

Week April 19, 2021

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Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,


Next week we will embark on a new journey together. There are a lot of changes to our CMS schedule and with that being the case please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have. Our office number is (503) 762-3206, we are open 7:30-4:00 pm. All families should have received your student's bell schedule via email.


Below is a lot of information that was shared last week and new information from this week. Again it can be overwhelming to review all of the information provided, please do not hesitate to reach out whenever you need it.


Kind regards,

Johanna



There will be no classes for students on April 19, 20, and 21 these days are dedicated to teacher preparation and planning.

In this issue you will find:

  • NEW!!! CMS_Human Sexuality and Healthy Relationships Lesson Information; Starts May 5th
  • NEW!!! Helpful Links: CMS Human Sexuality and Healthy Relationships (including OPT-Out Form)
  • NEW!!! Order 2020-2021 Yearbook
  • Reminder!!! Yearbook 2020-2021
  • NEW!!! Hybrid Technology Update: CSD Chromebooks during Hybrid Instruction
  • NEW!!! Transportation Information is Updated on Parent Vue
  • 2020-21 Notice for Statewide Tests English & Spanish
  • Hybrid Letter to Families
  • Hybrid School Supplies
  • What to expect when returning to school video.

  • How to Wear a Mask Video
  • Family Meeting April 7, 2021: Hybrid Information English & Spanish
  • Centennial Middle School Calendar 2020-21

  • Track Season is Coming!
  • NWFS Family Support: STAY ON TRACK
  • Schedule a Meeting with the CMS Principal
  • Taking Care of Ourselves and Other: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families
  • Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms

  • CMS Library Corner
  • Attendance Information
  • Chromebook Device Tech Support for Families
  • Index of Previous CMS Newsletters

NEW!!! Helpful Links: CMS Human Sexuality and Healthy Relationships

Yearbook 2020-2021

Please send me pictures of your student in virtual learning to add you our yearbook 2021.


This school year creating a yearbook will not be easy. We must be creative and ensure to have a 2020-2021 CMS yearbook that is reflective of our new way of school, at least for now. This is a year to remember. Please send me pictures of your students attending school from home to include in the yearbook. You can email me at johanna_castillo@csd28j.org

NEW!!! Hybrid Technology Update: CSD Chromebooks during Hybrid Instruction

If your student is attending in-person instruction, please remember to charge your CSD Chromebook the night before and bring it to school with you along with the charger. If you do not have a CSD Chromebook, we will check one out to your student for use while they are in person. Unfortunately, personal computers will not be able to connect to the CSD wifi. However, our CSD Chromebooks will cover your student's educational needs. Please reach out with any questions.

NEW!!! Transportation Information is Updated on Parent Vue

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2020-21 Notice for Statewide Tests English & Spanish

What to expect when returning to school video (English & Spanish)

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How to Properly Wear a Mask

Family Meeting April 7, 2021: Hybrid Information English & Spanish

Centennial Middle School Calendar 2020-21

Track Season is Coming!

Our track season this year will run April 26 - May 20. It is shorter than normal due to Covid, but it will be just as much fun!If you're interested, read this letter from Coach Olson for more information.


The High School is holding a track and field clinic March 29 - April 1 at the HS Stadium starting at 3:00 pm. It will run 60-70 minutes. The clinic is open to any CMS students interested in track and field. Click this flyer for more information.


Please call or come to our main office for more information on how to register. Our contact person is Mrs. Wendy Hazen and she works in our main office, please don't hesitate to call us (503) 762-3206.

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Schedule a Meeting with the CMS Principal

If you would like to set up a meeting with me please go to the link below and choose a time and date that is convenient for you. Sometimes you are needing to reach out and just don't know how to, this is a very convenient and easy tool to use. This tool will set up a meeting in your calendar and mine; it will also automatically set up a meeting via zoom but if you prefer a phone meeting just add a note or email me. I do speak Spanish and I can also set up a meeting with an interpreter of any language if needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out!


Calendar Link

Taking Care of Ourselves and Other: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families

Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families. Created by Multnomah County students, parents, and public health communicators, this new toolkit uniquely empowers youth and families to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It includes tips on dealing with peer pressure, conversation starters for family members who may not be following COVID-19 precautions, information on where and how to get tested, mental and physical health resources as well as strategies for safer socializing and general prevention guidelines.

Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms

Flyer for Educator & Parent Wellness Rooms

Lines for Life through its Helpers Helping Helpers programming has launched a variety of “wellness room” spaces on Zoom for folks to attend freely and seek support, share resources, and overall sit together in community during the pandemic. This is a statewide and FREE resource that is meant to support – please spread the word!


Some Wellness Rooms are also available in Spanish.

Parents Wellness Room: Tuesdays at 3 pm.

https://zoom.us/j/95044969902

Parent Wellness Room: Thursdays at 3 pm.

https://zoom.us/j/95961979853

CMS Library Corner

We've got new ebooks and audiobooks you can check out right now, no library card needed!

Go to soraapp.com, choose Centennial School District 28 as your school, and get reading today!


Need more information to get started? Check out our short getting started video.

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Getting started with Sora 1

Applied Learning: Wednesdays

Here are a list of activities your child will potentially be doing on Wednesdays:


-Formative Assessments

-Specialized Small Group Instruction

-PE Journals

-Finishing up a project from class.

-Extension of the work they do Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday

-Independent work

-Paddlet Messages

-Student Discussion with peers or with teacher

-Kahoots

-Silent Sustained Reading


Whatever they do engage in doing, please ensure that your child enters google classroom and communicates with teacher via an attendance form, submitting an assignment, or communication. This is applicable for every class periods 1-6.

IMPORTANT Attendance Information

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If you do not want to receive attendance calls at the end of the day as indicated below your, please have your student follow the attendance procedure mentioned above under Wednesday Bell Schedule, Attendance and Late Start by 4pm for EVERY CLASS, periods 1-6.



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Beginning, Monday, September 28th, you will receive a call informing you that your student has an unexcused absence if they did not participate in class activities or have interaction with their teacher, an educational assistant or paraprofessional during the school day. Interaction can include:


  • Participating in a video class, communication from the student to the teacher via chat, text message, a communication app or email;
  • A phone call between the teacher, educational assistants or paraprofessionals and the student, or, for younger students, with the parent or guardian of the student; or
  • Posting completed coursework on a given day.


Please ensure that your student follows the information above on WEDNESDAY Schedule, attendance and late start.

Chromebook Devise Tech Support

Please go to this website to receive Chromebook Tech Support when Needed.


CSD Technology Support for Students and Families