Cowboy Parent Courier
April 1, 2021
Message from Dr. Epperson
I hope your family enjoys a wonderful weekend. There is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 2nd.
Have a wonderful weekend!
A NOTE FROM PTO:
Hello Parents! It is time to begin planning ahead for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, which is 5/3-5/6. We would like to deliver one preferred $10 gift card to every staff member during this special week to show our appreciation for all they do for our students and school. Please review the list of available staff and click on the button to sign-up to donate for one or more. Please deliver all cards to the CMS front office, in an envelope addressed to: PTO-Sharline Martin, no later than Friday, 4/23. Please include your name in the envelope and what staff member it is for. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this appreciation week a special event for our wonderful Cockrill staff!
Attention 7th Grade Parents
Parents of virtual learners who would like for their student to ride a bus, need to register with Durham using the following process:
Email Durham at email@example.com
Provide the student’s name, student ID#, current campus, and home address.
Put in the subject line “new transportation service”
Attention current CMS 8th graders:
Early summer school registration for acceleration classes is now open!
Early Registration Timeline: March 18th- April 15th
Cost: $110 per semester of coursework ($50 per semester of coursework for AVID/Free/Reduced)
Dates: Virtual/On-Line May 29-June29
Available Classes: Professional Communications, Sociology, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Fitness for Life, Health, Psychology, Creative Writing, Art I A&B (ART IS WAITLIST ONLY)
Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2Buj0X7II
What’s Next: Fill out this form ASAP https://forms.gle/5u37j7yZXBDyujoz5
Your CMS counselor will reach out to you to get you registered. IMPORTANT: All registration is subject to counselor approval and course availability. (Classes will fill up.) You are NOT registered until you are contacted by your counselor, and you will then have a specific amount of time to pay for the course before losing the spot.
2021 STAAR Calendar
May 4: Algebra I STAAR
May 6: 8th Science STAAR
May 7: 8th Social Studies STAAR
May 11: 6th, 7th, 8th Math STAAR
May 12: 6th, 7th, 8th Reading STAAR
MISD 2021 Election
Did you know? Fewer than 1/3 of MISD parents voted in the 2016 School Bond election. Let’s get 100% CMS parent turnout in the 2021 MISD Election! It is vital that our parents have a voice in this election. Be informed visit www.mckinneyisd.net/election/ for complete election information!
CMS will be an early voting location.
**Attention 6th Grade Parents**
Please see the letter below regarding your transition from 6th to 7th grade for 2021-22 school year.
McKinney Independent School District
School Health Services
6th Grade to 7th Grade Immunizations Transition-Letter to Parent
Your student will need proof of the following new immunizations to pick up a grade schedule for the 2021- 2022 school year.
We're informing you well in advance to help you avoid possible vaccine shortages and long lines at immunization clinics in August. Your child's classroom assignment and/or schedule will be withheld next fall until his/her school immunization records are up-to-date.
**Please bring your child's complete immunization records and this letter with you to the doctor's office or immunization clinic and return the record to your campus nurse prior to August 12, 2021.
Please note: In the past, these immunization clinics would not turn anyone away, even if they had private insurance. Due to recent changes at the state level, these clinics can no longer provide immunizations to those with private insurance. If you have private insurance, it's important that you make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to get your child's immunizations updated.
Tetanus/Diphtheria/pertussis-containing vaccine (unless a booster dose received within the past five years for 7th grade, last 10 years for 8th )
Meningococcal vaccine (one dose after age 11 and every 5 years after last dose)
Varicella vaccine (two doses received on or after 1st birthday)
MMR vaccine (two doses received on or after 1st birthday)
Hepatitis A vaccine (two doses received on or after 1st birthday)
The vaccines listed above are required in addition to those required by earlier laws. A signed statement of varicella disease will count towards the varicella requirement.
It is necessary for your child to be in compliance before the start of school 2021/2022.
Collin County Health Care Clinic offers low-cost or free immunizations for Medicaid, CHIPs, American Indian or Alaskan native, uninsured or underinsured (no vaccine, capped coverage or select vaccine insurance coverage).
Collin County Health Care
825 North McDonald Street
7:30am-11:00am and 1:00 pm-4:00pm
Passport Health will be available to vaccinate children ages 6 months to 18 years with Cigna, AETNA, BCBS or United Healthcare insurances and The Care Van will offer FREE IMMUNIZATIONS for Medicaid, uninsured or no vaccine insurance coverage. INFANTS TO 18 YEARS OF AGE at these times and locations:
If you have already provided a copy of these records to the clinic, please disregard this email. If you have a copy of these records in your possession, please provide a copy to the clinic. Let us know if you have any questions or contact your campus nurse, Jessica Green, RN, at the information below.
MISD Health Services
Contact information for Nurse Jessica:
Jessica Green, BSN, RN
Cockrill Middle School Nurse
Front Office: 469.302.7900
McKinney North Color Guard
If you’re looking for a new home next year, come check out our color guard. Not only will you learn how to dance, spin, and perform, but you’re guaranteed to make a few new friends along the way!
No prior experience is necessary, we’ll teach you everything you need to know, and provide you with equipment.
Join us on March 26th and April 30th to get a little sneak peak at what color guard is all about! We’ll meet in the MNHS Band Hall from 4:45 - 6:30. Wear athletic clothing, and don’t forget to bring water and your mask. If you know anyone that may be interested, bring them along too!
If you are interested in joining the team, or just want more information, fill out this google form! https://forms.gle/9MvnomGihtHuHPpt8
If you have any questions, you can also contact Ms. King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*New* MISD Laptop Help Desk Site Available Online...
- Parents and students, if you have questions related to an MISD-issued laptop, please visit the new Help Desk site, which has information and answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions. Topics include Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs. https://sites.google.com/mckinneyisd.net/studenthelpcenter/home
- Student may submit a help ticket directly to the technology department using this link. https://student.mckinneyisd.net/hd/Portal/SitePages/index.aspx