CMS EAGLE EXPRESS

April 18, 2021 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 32

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APRIL

20: CMS Baseball vs Lexington @ CHS ~ 5:30 pm

22: MAP Testing

23: MAP Testing

23: CMS Baseball @ Lexington ~ 5:30 pm

26: Report Cards go home

26: D5 School Board meeting @ Center ~ 7:00 pm

28: Middle School Late Start Day (CMS doors open at 9:00 am)

29: CMS PTO Spirit Night @ La Fogata ~ 5:00-9:00 pm

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Important information on SC READY/SCPASS testing this school year

Lexington-Richland School District Five will administer in-person SC READY and SCPASS assessment tests to students in May and June.

On March 29, the South Carolina Department of Education announced that the state testing waiver for 20-21 had not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on that announcement, please click here. As a result, School District Five will be administering SC READY to students in grades 3-8 and SCPASS to students in grades 4 and 6. The testing schedule is below.

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Unlike MAP, SC READY cannot be administered virtually. The test can only be administered in-person in a secure testing environment.

Middle school students were previously scheduled for a late start on May 19. This has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

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Binary Code Bracelets

Ms. Bowman’s 7th grade Computer Science classes used beads to make bracelets with their name spelled in Binary Code. So cool!
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cms volleyball open play for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

CMS Volleyball will have 'Open Court' play from 3:45-5:15 in the CMS gym on the following dates in May. Please understand all athletes must have an approved PLANETHS account set up through the Chapin High School Athletic Department. Use the link below to visit the CHS Athletic page.


https://www.lexrich5.org/domain/165


All dates are subject to change.

Contact Coach Monts via email if you have questions.

emonts@lexrich5.org


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cms school improvement council 2020-2021 annual report

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staying connected to your student

Parents often ask how to stay connected to a child’s progress and have some controls with assignments on the internet. At CMS we are committed to helping you accomplish this. We have several ways that you can actually keep an eye on your student’s academics and their digital footprint.


Currently we have three options. Parent Portal, Student Google Login, and Google Classroom Guardian Email Summaries. I have outlined the benefits of each in the table below.


CMS currently would like to suggest that you sign up for Parent Portal and learn how to log in to your child’s Google Account. The Google Classroom Guardian is also a great tool but may be redundant if you log into your child’s account regularly. CMS requests that you log into your child’s account regularly. If students are aware that parents can look at email correspondence, classwork and other activities regularly, it helps them make the better choice in a difficult situation.


As you are aware, District 5 uses a student’s birth date as a password. We choose at CMS not to reset these passwords so that parents can easily access student accounts regularly. The benefit of not having lost instructional time for “forgotten” passwords is invaluable, and when students know that parents and teachers can access their accounts, it helps them stay on task and make good choices.


If you have any questions regarding how to sign up for and of this information, please contact our Digital Integration Specialist, Lori Powers at lpowers@lexrich5.org or 803-722-5573.


Click here to access the document below with LIVE LINKS.


Note: For security reasons, you need a Google Account to receive summaries from Classroom. You don’t need a Gmail address—you can create a Google Account with your current email address.

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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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NEED TO KNOW FROM OUR PTO

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