PANTHER PROWL

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL APRIL 2020

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13!

EPS LEARNING DASHBOARD

Visit the EPS Learning Dashboard for learning resources, self-care, scheduling, EPS Eats, and other useful tools to help your family

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Panther Families,


What unprecedented times we are living! I hope you and your young scholars are well and adjusting to this time of togetherness.


Distance Learning begins Monday, April 6 through the EPS Learning Dashboard. Teachers have created lessons based on the most important standards for the 4th quarter for every core subject area. The lessons are specifically designed for students to be able to learn independently. Your child's teachers will also be reaching out to your scholar to support their learning of this new material throughout the week. EPS will be adding lessons for electives soon!


Please remember no new grades will be given during the Distance Learning window from April 6 - May 13. Our young scholars are being contacted by teachers to complete or improve any work posted by March 13.. I know students' natural inclination may be to not complete the work provided through the Dashboard since it's not being graded. However, I encourage them to complete these assignments. This is the very best kind of learning - learning to gain new knowledge and skills! We do not want ANY student to fall behind during this time.


If we can be of any help to you, for any reason, please do not hesitate to reach out through email or phone. We miss your students more than we can express!


Stay healthy!


Gabe Schmidt

Principal


"You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating." - Barbara Sher

IS YOUR STUDENTS CHROMEBOOK OR CHARGER DAMAGED?

Parent Technology Help Desk

Beginning April 6, the district will be providing technical phone support to parents Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number to call is (405)726-3333. We can help with student passwords, general use information for EPS iPads and EPS Chromebooks, Canvas, Infinite Campus, Zoom (elementary), Google Hangouts (Secondary), and related issues. For questions pertaining to specific content delivery through SeeSaw, Capit, Prodigy, Epic, IXL, etc, parents should email their child’s teacher directly.


Chromebook and iPad Repair

Beginning April 7, technology staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday to replace Chromebooks, iPads, or chargers as needed. The location is 1216 S. Rankin, between Central Middle School and the YMCA. We will provide parking lot service. Just pull in and we will come to your car and exchange your lost or broken component with a new one. Students/parents will keep the loaner device until the end of the school year.

We hope these services will allow you to focus on facilitating learning and not on troubleshooting technology problems.

PANTHER DIGITAL CHALLENGE #2 - APRIL 13-17

Take our Digital Challenge Week #2 and post your pics on our Facebook Page. We want to see you!

PANTHER DIGITAL CHALLENGE #1 - APRIL 6-10

Hey Panthers,

Just because we are at home doesn't mean we can't have fun! Take our Digital Challenge Week #1 and post your pics on our Facebook Page.

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DISTANCE LEARNING WITH OETA & OKSDE

Starting Monday, March 30, OETA adjusted its daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students over the air on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD.


http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/education/distance-learning-with-oeta/


On Air - Middle school educational programming will air Monday-Friday from 8 am-2 pm on OETA WORLD. Grade-specific videos, interactive lessons, lesson plans, and printables.


Click here for Middle School learning.

April 6 - 10 is Assistant Principals Week!

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Thank you Sarah Roberts and Carrie Hidgon for all you do to make Cimarron great!

Tell our Assistant Princpals how much you miss them and send some love and encouragement:

carrie.higdon@edmondschools.net

sarah.roberts@edmondschools.net

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AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com PLUS donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Cimarron PTO!

Use this link for all of your online shopping and daily Amazon purchases. Support your CPTO and shop with Smile with Amazon!

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal Gabe Schmidt

Assistant Principal Carrie Higdon

Assistant Principal Sarah Roberts