Friday Flight Plan

August 13, 2021

  • Monday, August 16th - 6th & 7th Grade Show Up Night at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 17th - 5th Grade Show Up Night at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 19th - 4th Grade Show Up Night at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 21st - Miles 4 Maryville Run - Different race events start at different times. Please review the times on the information below.

All CGIS events can be accessed via our school website!

  • CGIS teachers will be sending home the TN Ready Home Reports on Friday, August 27th. Please look for your student's test scores in their Friday Folder on that date.

  • Parents will be receiving a hard copy of our classroom fee letter in Friday Folders today. MCS Intermediate classroom fees are $50. (For your convenience the fee letter is attached to this newsletter as well.) Payment options include sending cash or check to your student's homeroom teacher (along with the fee letter) or through SchoolCash Online. In order to make a fee payment online, go to and register.

  • Transportation Changes during the Day -Please plan ahead and make sure your student knows transportation plans each afternoon. If you need to change your student's transportation during the school day, please directly email your student's homeroom & sixth period teachers of the change. It is important that we limit mid-day changes in order to preserve instructional time and to make sure they are focused on teaching. We can't ensure this information will get to your student by the end of the day since our teachers are instructing the students. In an extenuating circumstance, please call our main office.

  • Early Checkout - At the end of each school day, the latest a parent or guardian can check out a student is 2:25 pm. Please make sure you are at the school prior 2:25 pm so we are able to accommodate this request.

  • Lobbyguard is in use at CGIS so make sure you bring your drivers license with you since security and the safety of our students is a priority at CGIS.

Miles 4 Maryville - Saturday, August 21st

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Maryville High School

825 Lawrence Avenue

Maryville, TN 37803

The Miles 4 Maryville 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk is in its 10th year. All three races will be in person. The 10K will begin at 6:30 AM. The 5K will begin at 7:30 AM. Last, but not least. the 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 8:30 AM.

Miles 4 Maryville is a fundraising event for the Maryville City Schools Foundation which provides the ongoing enrichment of educational programs for all students in Maryville City Schools. We hope you you will join us this year.

Registration - Online registration is available through noon Friday, August 20th, for all events. Guaranteed shirt cut-off is August 11th at noon. Shirts and bibs must be picked up in advance of the race. There will be no event day registration or bib pick up.

All details for the Miles 4 Maryville Event and Signup Online can be found at .

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6th & 7th Grade Cheerleading Information

We've got spirit yes we do!!!

If you are spirited and interested in trying out for the 6th and 7th grade cheerleading team you need to pick up a packet from Ms. Newton's office. You must turn in the completed packet to Ms. Ling in order to try out. Packets contain all try out information and are due to Ms. Ling by Thursday, August 19th.

4th & 5th Grade Girls' Basketball Tryout Information

4th & 5th grade girls' basketball tryouts will be August 19th and August 20th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the CGIS Gym. Please pick up a tryout form from Coach Harveston and return it to him by Wednesday the 18th.

6th & 7th Grade Boys' Basketball Information

6th & 7th grade boys' basketball open gym will be held on August 24th, August 31st, and September 7th from 2:45 pm to 4:00pm. The actual tryouts for the team selection will be September 14th from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm.
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All students in 7th Grade are required to have their immunizations mandated by the State of Tennessee. Thanks so much for all families that have already provided this information to us!

Contact our school nurses at 982-6345 - Micah Treat and Teri McDonald - if you need a religious exemption or have a scheduled immunization appointment with a physician.

Students will not be able to attend school starting Monday, August 16th if they have not received their immunizations and submitted the proper documentation on file at CGIS.

(Please note: This message is in no way referencing COVID vaccines, but rather the standard immunizations that have been required for several years for students entering 7th grade.)

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Students who need assistance on assignments for classes or want to get together to study for an upcoming test can attend the morning Breakfast Study Club in the Adventure Club Room. Study Club will be available every day of the week and breakfast will be available to students who wish to have a working breakfast. This opportunity is open to students from 4th to 7th grade and will take place from 7:00-7:30 am. If you have any questions, please see your homeroom teacher and they can assist you!!

The CGIS Breakfast Study Club officially opens August 16th!

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What is Empathy? - Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand, and be sensitive to another person's feelings. Instead of focusing how these feelings impact ourselves, empathy motivates us to focus on others and respond with care and compassion.

CGIS Coronavirus Weekly Update

We are providing the information below so each family can make the best informed decisions for your children/students as we move through the school year. It is our hope to be transparent with the information we have but at the same time, prioritize our students' need to be educated, connect with one another and support their social and emotional needs. For more information, refer to MCS District COVID update at the following link:

Here is information specific to CGIS for this week:

· Number of reported positive student cases in school at CGIS this week- 3

· Number of reported positive student cases in school at CGIS this week that impacted school attendance of other CGIS students and staff due to close contact tracing (outside of household contacts) - 0

· Number of positive staff cases at CGIS this week that impacted school attendance of other students or staff due to close contact tracing- 0

We are grateful for your support and will certainly be responsive and include more information if there are identified clusters or upticks in our cases at CGIS.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Ramona Best, Principal

Dr. Best's Launch into the weekend

Dear CGIS Families,

Our students are shining brightly and we are getting into the groove of our new school year together. Let's continue to build our connectedness this year. Continue to encourage your children/our students to share their needs and any issues that might occur with our staff. We want to know.

Our theme this year is "shine" and I'm providing Shine Challenges to staff and students each week. Next week's shine challenge for you, as parents and guardians, to engage with us through our Show Up Nights next week. Our grade level teams will be sending out more specific communications for each event. We are excited about the opportunity to host our students and parents to learn expectations and strengthen our partnership.

Grateful for your partnership,

Dr. Best