CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
December 13, 2020 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 17
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.
calendar at a glance
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
4: Students return to school
6: Interims go home
18: Schools and offices closed ~ Martin Luther King Holiday
25: D5 School Board Meeting
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5513
Athletics, Buses, Safety, 504 Chairperson, 8th grade Discipline
Mr. Michael Carothers email@example.com 803-722-5514
Mrs. Cher Kinsey firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5502
Mrs. Mary Ann Ridgeway email@example.com 803-722-5532
Field Trips, Fundraising, 7th grade Discipline
Mrs. Anita Long firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5564
Mrs. Ginny Sightler email@example.com 803-722-5600
School Counseling Director, 7th and 8th grade students A-F
Mrs. Lacey Hallman firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5605
School Counseling 7th grade students G-Z
Mrs. Thais West email@example.com 803-722-5606
School Counseling 8th grade students G-Z
Mrs. Sara Holstein firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5604
Special Education Placement Chair
Mrs. Sherri Croft email@example.com 803-722-5506
FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
We care of chapin food drive sponsored by the CMS Unity Club ~ Dec. 7-15
clubs and activities
D5 CHOICE INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS
important car line reminders
TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW
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).
TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY
A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue
Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.