CIS Weekly Updates

2022-2023 #3 September 5-9


Congratulations to our 5th graders who won the Chromebook Challenge with over 90% of students bringing their Chromebook to school and charged! They all received a new sticker for their Chromebook.

Please remember to update Final Forms for your student and pay fees. If you opt in for Chromebook Insurance, the $25 fee needs to be paid by September 19th. You can send in one check for both the instructional fee and Chromebook insurance made payable to Wadsworth City Schools or pay online via PaySchools. *If you don't complete the process then you will not have Chromebook Insurance for the school year.

On Friday, we have our first Town Hall Meeting. This will be a time, each month, that we come together to CONNECT as a school, CHALLENGE our students, and CELEBRATE student and staff successes. It will be first thing in the morning and last for about 20 minutes. This month we will go a little longer because we will celebrate Patriot Day (observed on 9/11).

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Brandon Cobb, Principal


THANK YOU for all your support with the Read-A-Thon! Our students met and exceeded our goals! Thursday we will have our donut party for the top reader and fundraiser from each homeroom. And since students raised over $10,000, Mrs. Goddard-Halicki and Mr. Cobb will make good on their promise to take a pie in the face soon!
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CIS Band Message From Mr. Hastings

Hi 5th grade families,

If your child is not going to be in Band, you do not need to continue reading this message. If you are feeling pretty well informed about Band, you may want to read the first bullet point about getting the code for 5th Grade Band Remind if you need it. If not, you probably do not need to continue reading.

It has been brought to my attention that there has been a gap in information about 5th grade band. I am going to address each point to clear up any confusion:

  • I have been working on transitioning parents and students to a 5th grade band Remind that is separate from the rest of the school. The code for this Remind is @cisband-5. I have been using this Remind feed to share messages and this will be my primary way to share information with you so that I do not bother the entire school with information. I am aware that not everyone has been receiving these messages - please try entering the code to join if you have not received updates from me.

  • Click here for the sign-up sheet for 5th grade band. This was shared in Mr. Cobb's weekly newsletter and through an all-5th grade Remind message. If you have already completed it, you do not need to do it again.

  • The fourth section of the sign-up sheet contains information about renting instruments. There are links to various music stores that you can visit to rent an instrument for school. Click here and scroll to the bottom

  • The balance of instruments is looking pretty good, so plan on your child playing their first choice instrument. Let me know if this has changed from what was on the sign-up form - you do not need to complete the sign-up form again. Students can bring their instruments to school all week, with the next full practice being during the school day on Thursday, September 8.

  • The evening event scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 had to be canceled due to a scheduling conflict. We will still have WHS students here during the school day on Thursday to help students.

I hope that this helps to address any concerns about information that has not made it home. Thank you for your time and support in the CIS band program!


Mr. Hastings

1ST PTO Meeting - THURSDAY @ 9:30am

We have our first PTO meeting of the school year on Thursday. Please come to the main entrance and buzz in. You will need to sign in and head down to room 8. We will have someone watching for you prior to 9:30am. You can also join through Google Meet. Here is the virtual link.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, September 8 · 9:30 – 10:30am

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 402-307-1401‬ PIN: ‪431 550 544‬#

Please consider joining PTO for just $5. PTO FLYER.


Hello and welcome CIS parents! My name is Marlene Bossart and I am your child’s Art teacher this year. I am very excited to get to know all of your children this year and see the amazing art that they create. I have some Art lessons planned this year that I hope they will enjoy. For those of you who are willing and able, I am looking for a few donations to the Art room. This is an excellent opportunity to clean out your crafting area! If you have any of the following and would like to donate them to the art room, I would greatly appreciate it. The supplies that we seem to go through the fastest are: pencils, erasers, sharpies, crayons, markers and colored pencils. If you have any other items that you are wanting to donate, I would happily accept those as well! Please do not feel obligated to donate, this is just an opportunity to help you declutter! I appreciate your help and look forward to a great year here at CIS!

Rising Stars Camp


FOR: K - 6th graders

WHEN: October 1st, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE: Wadsworth High School Performing Arts Center

COST: $25, pay online

*Participants will practice vocalsand choreography to perform in an end-of-camp show.

*All campers will receive a t-shirt, music, professional choreography, healthy snacks, and instruction from Mrs. Davis with help from current WHS Show Choir members.


Below is a calendar that shows our five day rotation for our encores. Students should know what encore (PE, Music/Band, Technology, Art or Library) they have each day so this calendar is to help families plan ahead.
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We will use REMIND for much of our school communications. We get our contact information from your updated Final Forms. If you notice that you aren't receiving our REMIND messages then please let us know by calling our office at 330-335-1480. We recommend you download the app and to have more options for messaging.


Please remember that if your child is going to miss school because of a vacation, then you will need PRIOR approval. Please email me in advance and request that the absence be listed as "excused". For more information regarding attendance please check out the Student Absence Brochure.


Our attendance clerk, Mrs. Long, is the contact person for calling off your student and any change of dismissal plans throughout the day. Please call the Attendance Line to reach her and/or leave a message. The phone number to her desk is 330-335-1481. We recommend you let the attendance desk/teacher know when your student is going to be absent, leaving early or arriving late. Letting us know when your child is going to leave early allows us to be prepared for when you arrive. Thank you for your efforts!


Our school district will follow these recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health.

ODH recommends schools follow general isolation procedures from the CDC for confirmed cases. If students or staff feel sick or suspect they might have COVID-19, they should stay home and take a rapid test. If positive, students and staff should stay home from school for at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. Additionally, after isolation ends, students and staff should continue to take precautions as they resume normal activities by wearing a mask for 5 days (or after two negative tests 48 hours apart).


Monday, September 6 - NO SCHOOL Labor Day

Thursday, September 8- PTO Meeting, 9:30am @ CIS

Friday, September 9 - Wear Red, White & Blue (celebrate Patriot Day)

Monday, September 12- Board of Education Meeting @ WHS PAC, 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 13 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Friday, September 16- PTO Spirit Sales @ Lunch

Tuesday, September 20 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Friday, September 23- NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day

Tuesday, September 27- Picture Day

Wednesday, September 28- Parent-Teacher Conferences #1, 4:30-8:00pm

Friday, October 7 - Homecoming, PTO Spirit Sales @ Lunch, Spirit Day

Tuesday, October 11 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Tuesday, October 18 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

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