Carver Middle School Newsletter

May 2, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Carver MS,

As many of you know, teacher appreciation week begins tomorrow through Friday, May 2-7, 2021. This year has been challenging for all parties involved. However we have persevered together. Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTA, extended well wishes and provided support to our teachers throughout the school year. Our PTA has done a fantastic job of recognizing our teacher once again this year. If you would like to share a special video message with a teacher, please email it directly to Dr. McLaurin at

Over the past few weeks our schedule has fluctuated as we move into testing season while maintaining mentoring to support our students. Tomorrow we will begin our No FLEX schedule for the remainder of the year. Students will have the opportunity to meet with teachers during office hours on Fridays.

Finally, we have two days remaining for our fundraiser. Hopefully everyone has participated. Order forms and money are due to the office Tuesday, 5/4/2021. Let's give it one final push to the finish line! Please see below for details.

Thank you for your continued support and have a great week!

Anthony J. McLaurin, Ed.D.


G.W. Carver MS

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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

During May we are encouraged to celebrate the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders. Please encourage your Cougar to click the: Asian & Pacific Island Heritage Month Link to learn more.
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May is Jewish American Heritage Month!

During May of 2021, we will also acknowledge the contributions of Jewish Americans. Please encourage your Cougar to see the following site to learn more about the impact of Jewish Americans on the history of our Nation.

Spring Fundraiser! Make Purchases Below!

Our Fundraiser ends on Tuesday next week!

If you have cookie dough catalog orders and cash/checks to turn in, please turn them into the main office on or by TUESDAY. Please put everything inside of the large white fundraising envelope and make sure that your student’s name is clearly written on the outside.

THANK YOU for your support of our Spring Fundraiser! We will be in touch in a couple of weeks with Cookie Dough Order Pick Up Instructions.

Click here to make purchases:

Our school code is: 64801.

-Everyone that participates has a chance at the Mystery Student $100 Cash Award!
-Everyone that sells 7 items will attend the All you can eat Pizza Party and the $200 Mystery Student Cash Award!
-Everyone that sells 12 items participates in the Cash & Candy Scramble!
-Everyone that sells 20 items will reach in the Cash Box!
-Everyone that sells 30 or more items will earn $25 and can earn as much as $150 by selling 100 items.

Teacher Appreciation Week- Sweet Treat Sign-Up!

As you are likely aware, May 3-7 is teacher appreciation week! Our PTA has tons of fun in store to recognize our teachers. If you would like to participate in donating to our desert bar please use the sign up genius below!

CCPS Virtual Learning

Please use the links below for details and to register your child for the Virtual Learning Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are due June 1, 2021

K-8 Virtual Learning Academy Registration - English Version

K-8 Virtual Learning Academy Registration - Spanish Version

CCPS Summer Programs

CCPS summer programs are underway. Please click the link below for details regarding schedule, format, dates and class offerings.

Summer Programs 2021

Key Dates

  • May 3-7- Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • May 3- Boys Soccer @ Providence MS (3 pm)
  • May 3- Boys Basketball @ Providence MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 4- Girls Soccer @ Providence MS (3 pm)
  • May 4- Girls Basketball @ Providence MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 5- Boys Soccer @ Home vs. Swift Creek MS (3 pm)
  • May 5- Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Swift Creek MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 6- Girls Soccer @ Home vs. Swift Creek MS (3 pm)
  • May 6- Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Swift Creek MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 10- Boys Soccer @ Bailey Bridge MS (3 pm)
  • May 10- Boys Basketball @ Bailey Bridge MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 11- Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge MS (3 pm)
  • May 11- Girls Basketball @ Bailey Bridge MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 12- Boys Soccer @ Home vs. Manchester MS (3 pm)
  • May 12- Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Manchester MS (2:30 pm)
  • May 13- No school. Student & Staff holiday
  • May 17- 20- Reading SOLs

2021 CCPS Fine Arts Festival!

Please see the inspiring message below from the CCPS Fine Arts Department and take time to check out the Virtual Fine Arts Festival.

When you see the work that our students have done in a virtual world, you will see creativity, passion, hope, and communication.

We want to say thank you to all of our artists, performers, and teachers for coming together as a united team to bring light and joy into our lives. We know this was a different way to share the arts, but we hope this positive representation will help to reinforce the importance of the arts in our community whether we are live or virtual.

2021 Virtual Fine Arts Festival!

CCPS Online

CCPS Online will be opening registration for the 2021-22 school year on February 1 and will take registrations until July 9, 2021. Additional information and the link to register can be found on the CCPS Online website. Students may register for a full course load if they would like to remain virtual for the 2021-22 school year or they may take supplemental classes while taking a full course load at their home school (fees are required for this option).

For the 2021-22 regular school year, any resident student seeking one additional course through CCPS Online will be granted a full fee waiver upon request. This is a change. Registration for summer courses is underway. Registration for summer Health/PE 9 will close on May 19. Registration for all other classes this summer will close on June 23.

Carver MS counselors are happy to answer all questions related to CCPS Online options.

Code Beats Summer Programs

Check out this Summer Stem programs sponsored by VCU school of Engineering:

Carver MS Free Little Pantry

Carver MS Free Little Pantry!

Thanks to our PTA & the McCabe family for donating our Free Little Pantry! The pantry is located outside of the front doors of Carver MS. This will be a tremendous support for our families in need. Please feel free to take any item that you and your family may need and leave a food or non-perishable item to support our neighbors.

Please use the Carver MS Amazon Smile Link to provide direct donations to our community!

Thanks Carver Cougars!

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Return to Learning Updates

1. Arrival

Buses and car riders will begin arriving at the school building at 7:10 AM. The plan is to begin allowing students into the school building at this time (7:10 AM). A member of the team will be outside at both locations to make sure everyone knows when it is time to begin entering the building.

2. Dismissal

In order to dismiss in a safe and socially distanced manner, we will have three waves (Wave 1 (1:55) – Car Riders whose last name starts with the letters A-K, Wave 2 (2:00 PM) – Car Riders whose last name starts with the letters L-Z, and all of our students riding the school bus (2:05 PM).

Families who are picking students up – please do me the favor of being in the parent pick up loop at the appropriate time. I would ask that parents/families who are picking up in Wave 1 to begin arriving at 1:45 PM. Parents/families who are picking up students in Wave 2, please do not arrive at the school building until 1:55 PM. We will do our very best to make this a smooth process for everyone, but we know it will be a learning curve. We ask for your patience as we work to get the process more efficient during this first week.

3. Safety and Social Distancing

  • We will not use lockers
  • Students will be socially distanced in the hallways
  • Students will be socially distanced when waiting on a bus or a car ride in the afternoon
  • Masks are required at all times
  • Shields are required when students are within 6 feet of one another in classrooms
  • The daily health assessment – it is important that students do not come to school if they are not feeling well.

Yearbook Updates from Mrs. Boyd!

Follow us on our New Official Pages for upcoming news and highlights!

IG - @gwcarver.middle

Twitter - @gwcarvermiddle

Please us the following to upload your own pictures to the yearbook:

Link to upload photos:

If you are prompted to enter a User ID, your user ID is 415793944

Or you may send photos to:

Carver Kindness!

This year has been exceptionally different for each and every one of us. Let’s end this year strong and make an extra effort to build our community and promote KINDNESS! Please take photos or send a written blurb to Michelle Boyd of our Carver students showing KINDNESS for an opportunity to be featured in our 20/21 Cougar Yearbook. Please be sure to include your student’s name and grade!

If you are posting on your own social media please tags us and use the following hashtags:

IG - @gwcarver.middle

Twitter - @gwcarvermiddle





Carver MS School Counseling Assignments 2020-2021

Please see below for your Counselor's contact information.

Thank you!

Grade 6

Mrs. Redding

Mrs. Whitaker N-

Grade 7

Mr. Cunningham-

Grade 8


Flex Block Update

Flex Block Clarification- Monday-Thursday- Teachers will notify your student(s) if they are meeting every day or meeting on specific day(s). This allows staff members to differentiate according and provide students/classes with the appropriate level of support needed.

Fridays (Office Hours)- Teacher will communicate with students to set up meets for assignments, check-ins, re-teaching and/or make up work. If your student does not have meetings scheduled, they may utilize this time to work on assignments independently.

Wells Athletic Association

Curbside Library Pickup

Please see the video below for information on our curbside library pick up! Both digital and paper copies of titles are available. Remember to encourage your Cougar to read and read frequently in 2021!

Pledge of Allegiance Google Meet Link!

Please be sure to share the new Google Meet link below with your Cougar to join us for the Pledge of Allegiance live link daily at 7:35 am!

Community Resources

Join the Carver MS Anime Club!

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Share the Love with the Carver Staff!

Please see the flyer below to share videos and show appreciation for your favorite teacher and the Carver MS staff!

Carver Attendance Line

If you are aware that your student will be absent from class please call our attendance line directly at: (804) 524-3627.

Canvas Support Videos

Thanks to Mrs. Smith for hosting Canvas Support Sessions last week! Please see the videos below if you could not make it to the session.

Carver Canvas Support-Video 1

Carver Canvas Support-Video 2

Carver Canvas Support-Video 3

Support and Self- Care During COVID-19

COVID-19 Support from the Viriginia Department of health:

Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.

Message from our School Nurse Mrs. Geisz

Carver MS School Nurse Video

Here are a few reminders from the school clinic, even though we are starting school virtual all of the following are still required for this school year:

1. Proof of immunization: For a complete list of all required immunizations please see the Virginia Department of health link There are 2 Middle School specific requirements. Note :Effective July 1, 2019, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade. Also note: Effective October 1, 2008, a complete series of 3 doses of HPV vaccine is required. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 6th grade, however with HPV, after reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent’s or guardian’s sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.

2. Immunization records can be faxed to 804.520.4794 to the School Nurse.

3. Update Individual Health service plan: If your child lives with any of the following:

    1. Asthma
    2. Life-threatening allergies
    3. Diabetes
    4. Seizures
    5. Or any other health concern that requires medication or specific health related procedures while in school please make sure that we have an updated health service plan and/or medication administrations forms. Required forms can be found here

4. Please keep in mind due to COVID 19 the use of nebulizers will not be allowed this school year, so please make sure to discuss plans for treatment with your physician if your child has asthma.

I am looking forward to supporting your child to be safe, healthy and ready to learn at Carver Middle School! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at or call me at 804.524.3620 ext.143.

Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!

Use the PTA website at: to sign up.

1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!