CMS EAGLE EXPRESS

December 13, 2020 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 17

important reminders

This is a reminder that the last two days before winter break (Dec. 17 and Dec. 18) will be distance learning days for all students in School District Five, including 4K-6 grade students.


  • 7-12 Grade Students in Cohort A will report in-person on Monday, Dec. 14; and Tuesday, Dec. 15.

  • Wednesdays will continue to be a distance learning day for all students (4K-12) in School District Five.

  • December 17 and December 18 will be distance learning days for all students (4K-12) in School District Five. Students are expected to log-in to their Google Classroom during their regular class time. Here is a link to the Middle School Common Bell Schedule.

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DECEMBER


7-15: Unity Club sponsored Food Drive for We Care of Chapin (see flyer below)

14: Cohort A in person / Cohort B distance learning

15: Cohort A in person / Cohort B distance learning

16-18: Distance learning for all students

14: D5 School Board meeting @ the CATE ~ 7:00 pm

15: Virtual PTO meeting ~ 7:15 am

16: Interim for 2nd nine weeks

16: Virtual SIC meeting ~ 7:15 am

21-Jan 1: Schools and offices closed ~ Winter break


JANUARY


4: Students return to school

6: Interims go home

18: Schools and offices closed ~ Martin Luther King Holiday

25: D5 School Board Meeting

HYBRID REMINDERS

As we transition to the hybrid model on Monday, we will meet it with great success because we are all prepared, we all have experience, and we are all committed to making it successful. As we begin the next phase of hybrid, let’s celebrate that we are all much farther along in understanding what this means for everyone involved! As we enter the next phase of hybrid, below you will find some tips and reminders we would like to share with our families.


Vocabulary

Synchronous Learning- online or distance education that happens in real time, often with a set class schedule and required login times.


Asynchronous Learning- does not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules, and assignments are completed to deadlines.


Distance Learning Wednesdays

These are synchronous learning days when your student should follow the Wednesday- Distance Learning bell schedule and attend all of his or her classes via Google Meet during the designated times.



Distance Learning Days (Cohort A: Monday/Tuesday and Cohort B: Thursday/Friday)

Students do not follow a bell schedule on asynchronous distance learning days. Please note some teachers may offer live streaming from their classrooms but this is not required. Teachers may also post recordings of lessons for students to view. CMS teachers will continue to use their professional knowledge and experience to select instructional strategies and platforms that work best for their students to master individual standards. Work will be posted in Google Classroom by 8:00 am each day for Distance Learning cohort students.


Student Meals on Distance Learning days

CMS students in the hybrid learning model will receive meals to take home on Tuesday or Friday, including some items that may be frozen and will need to be refrigerated when the child arrives home from school. Please visit the Student Nutrition website for proper heating instructions: https://bit.ly/3mMzCZQ.


Expectations

Students will have access to instruction and assignments by 8:00 am daily. Assignment due dates will either be 11:59 pm or 8:30 am and will be posted on the assignment and on the google calendar. Teachers are available to students during office hours and during planning on the Wednesday Distance Learning bell schedule.


Communication

If you need any help during the Hybrid model, please start with the person closest to the issue. For example, if it is an instructional issue, please start with the teacher then move to a counselor or administrator as needed. Below is a simplified “who to contact” chart that may be helpful.


Academics, Instruction, FIVE

Ms. Stephanie Huckabee shuckabe@lexrich5.org 803-722-5513


Athletics, Buses, Safety, 504 Chairperson, 8th grade Discipline

Mr. Michael Carothers mcaroth@lexrich5.org 803-722-5514


Attendance

Mrs. Cher Kinsey tkinsey@lexrich5.org 803-722-5502


Chromebooks

Mrs. Mary Ann Ridgeway maridgew@lexrich5.org 803-722-5532


Field Trips, Fundraising, 7th grade Discipline

Mrs. Anita Long along@lexrich5.org 803-722-5564


Nurse

Mrs. Ginny Sightler vsightle@lexrich5.org 803-722-5600


School Counseling Director, 7th and 8th grade students A-F

Mrs. Lacey Hallman lhallman@lexrich5.org 803-722-5605


School Counseling 7th grade students G-Z

Mrs. Thais West twest@lexrich5.org 803-722-5606


School Counseling 8th grade students G-Z

Mrs. Sara Holstein sholstei@lexrich5.org 803-722-5604


Special Education Placement Chair


Mrs. Sherri Croft slcroft@lexrich5.org 803-722-5506

FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

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We care of chapin food drive sponsored by the CMS Unity Club ~ Dec. 7-15

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clubs and activities

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athletics

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D5 CHOICE INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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important car line reminders

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TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW

Attention Students and Parents:

This is for all CMS students, both FIVE and hybrid.


INSTRUCTIONAL TECH SUPPORT ~ MRS. LORI POWERS

issues with passwords, accessing Classrooms, Meets, online textbooks, how to use a software or program, Chromebook accessibility needs (text to speech features, magnifying glass, sticky keys, etc).

Use this form for instructional support



TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY

A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue

Use this form for repairs


Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.

ONLINE PAYMENT INFORMATION

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FROM THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

NEED TO KNOW FROM OUR PTO

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SCHOOL HOURS

Chapin Middle School office hours are 7:30AM - 4:30PM. The school is open to students beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Due to social distancing, 3 visitors are allowed inside the front office at a time, and non-essential visitors are not allowed in the building before, during, or after school hours. We will continue to conduct business through appointments and coordination. Please call our front office at 803-722-5500 to make an appointment. When you arrive on campus, please park and call the office to let us know you are here. If space allows, we will allow you to enter. If space is not available, we will call you back as soon as possible to enter.

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