CMS Thursday Notice

September 1, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

A wonderful place where we all learn and grow . . .

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Important Dates

Friday, September 2: All School Meeting

Monday, September 5: Labor Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, September 13: Picture Day

Sunday, September 18: CMS Family Picnic, 1:30-3:30 pm

Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah, School Holiday

Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur, School Holiday

Monday, October 10: Indigenous People Day, School Holiday

Monday, October 17: Staff Professional Day, No School for Students

Monday, October 31: 2-Hour Early Dismissal, Staff Professional Development

Concord Magnet Contact Info

Concord Magnet School K-8

21 Hunters Lane

Norwalk, CT 06850


Main Office: (203) 899-2840

Fax: (203) 899-2844

Website: cms.norwalkps.org


Principal: Medard Thomas thomasm@norwalkps.org

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Scanlan scanlanj@norwalkps.org

Administrator Assistant: Susan Mathews mathewsm@norwalkps.org

School Nurse: Breege O’Reilly oreillyb@norwalkps.org

Social Worker: Elisa Campisi campisie@norwalkps.org

Parent Coordinator & Communications: Terry Lakin lakint@norwalkps.org


Due to our new phone system, office and classroom extensions have not yet been established. All phone calls should be directed to the main office.


All CMS K-8 staff members may be reached by email. NPS emails consist of the person's last name and first initial @norwalkps.org


Classroom teachers will share with parents their preferred method of communication.

"Getting to Know You" in Mrs. Blanco's class

Transportation

It was a great second day of school at Concord Magnet K-8!


There are still some transportation glitches to work out, but hopefully they will improve soon. There is a bus tracking app – not sure if it’s working, but it’s worth checking out. Here’s a link to the site:

https://norwalkps.org/574131_3


A Few Notes on Dismissal:

  • Parents who wish to park and walk up to the school to pick up children, should wait at the CMS front entrance by the STEAM sign. Ms. Murray will call in for your children.

  • Cars lining up for drop-off or pick-up should pull up to the cones and not block the crosswalk.

  • To expedite the pick-up process, please make sure to keep your name cards in your car.

  • If your children ride the bus, please make sure they know their bus numbers. Bus numbers and routes can be found at: https://norwalkps.org/556856_3

  • Contact information for NPS Transportation Office: (203)854-4074 or email Transportation@norwalkps.org.

  • Please contact your classroom teacher if your child’s after school plans change.

2022/23 School Year Covid Protocols

Covid protocols remain the same as last school year -- the main change is that quarantine is not required for household contacts; regardless of vaccination status. Contacts of a positive individual in a household do not need to quarantine but must wear a mask while at home and outside of the home for 10 days. If they present with any symptoms, they must test.


In addition:


  • Students with possible Covid symptoms should stay home.
  • Any student with symptoms should be sent home and may return with a negative Covid test or a note from the medical provider.
  • At-home Covid tests remain available for testing at home.
  • Isolation spaces must be available for students with symptoms.
  • Students who test positive for Covid must isolate at home for at least 5 days from symptom onset and may return to school on day 6 if they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student must wear a mask through day 10.
  • Nurses will continue to conduct household assessments of those students who test positive, and provide recommendations.
  • Masking continues to be optional.
  • Principals to continue to notify the school community of a positive Covid case in the building.

Before & After School Care

Before and after-school child care at CMS is now provided by Carver After the Bell. The program is held in our school building. Parents can be assured that their children are being cared for in an enriching environment where the top priorities are safety, supervision and fun!


Program hours: AM - 7:00-8:50am, PM - 3:25-6:00pm


For more information about Carver After the Bell (before & after-school), please go to: https://www.carvernorwalk.org/after-school

or

contact Director of Elementary School-Based Programs, Tricia Massucco, at (203) 838-4305; ext 115; tricia@carvercenterct.org.

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Food Services

Free Breakfast and Lunch will be offered to all Norwalk Public School students for the 2022/23 school year. This applies to One Breakfast and One Lunch per student daily. Students' accounts will be charged for any additional meals, milk (purchased separately) or a la carte items. Please Note: Cash will not be accepted.


Breakfast and lunch are available to all students through the Chartwell’s Food Service Program. A monthly menu is published so that parents/students can select the dates that they wish to order breakfast and/or lunch. Each meal is completely balanced and nutritious. Students may opt to bring a packed lunch from home if they prefer.


All families are required to open a “My School Bucks” account for their children to pay for additional items or a second meal.


Complete information on Food Services may be found at: https://norwalkps.org/257567_2

All New CMS Spiritwear!

Below is the link for this school year’s Spirit Wear Store! Use promo code CONCORDMAGNET to save 15 percent for the first 50 purchases. Families will purchase directly from the link and the clothing items will be sent to their homes. New options will be added periodically. Please check sizing charts and material information attached to each item. There is a large amount of youth and adult items, please check the product name to see if it is a youth or adult product. If there are any questions, please email Tory Ferrara at vrc221@gmail.com. If you are interested in volunteering and running the Spiritwear Store please reach out to Tory.

CMS Family Picnic!

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