From the Desk of Principal Yoshida
September 11, 2021
SEPTEMBER RECOGNITIONS, HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES Tentative: Upcoming Dates and Events
September Recognitions, Holidays, and Observances
Hispanic Heritage Month
National School Success/Attendance Month
September 11 - National Day of Service an Remembrance
September 12-18 National Arts in Education Week
September 15-16 Yom Kippur
September 17 - Constitution Day/Citizenship Day
September 20-27 Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
September 23 - Virtual Back to School Night
September 27-29 - Shemini Atzeret
September 28-29 - Simchat Torah
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
Hello Corporate Landing Middle School Community,
Please forgive us for the difficulties with dismissal, transportation, and communication the past 2 days. I realize how frustrating it has been and I want to thank all of our parents who shared concerns so we can better serve our families and students. We have been continually working with our Department of Transportation to resolve issues and are confident that things will be running smoothly soon. Dismissal was much better our second day of school and we have put new processes in place to continue to improve our efficiency. Please visit the VBCPS Transportation webpage for helpful information and access to Edulog Parent Portal, an app that will allow you to view up to the minute route information using GPS.
I also want to apologize for the difficulties that our parents have been having with contacting transportation and our office in the afternoon. I assure you we have been trying to answer your calls and have had our offices open past our typical office hours however the volume of calls have made it difficult to assist you as we hoped. It is our goal to continue to find ways to better communicate and provide you the best service possible.
I was able to talk with our students this week in their classrooms and in the cafeteria and I am so impressed with how quickly they have adjusted to the new school year. Teachers and students are focusing on procedures and routines and on our PBIS expectations. Students are doing a great job of helping to prevent COVID by wearing their masks and social distancing as best as possible. Our staff has been encouraged to give students mask breaks by going outside to get fresh air while social distancing. We have given assigned seats in our classrooms, cafeteria, and on the bus. Please encourage your students to follow our protocols and sit in assigned areas to assist us in any contact tracing if necessary.
We are looking forward to meeting our parents at our Virtual Back to School Night September 23, 2021. Video links to our staff introductions have been created and can be found here. You will also have a chance to meet our teachers live online on the evening of September 23rd when we host our Virtual Back-to-School Night and details about what classroom instruction, homework and grading will look like will be shared.
This is going to be an amazing year! I look forward to meeting all of our CLMS family members. Please continue to encourage your students to get involved in activities and clubs at school. Being involved in school activities helps them to feel connected and builds a sense of pride. In turn, being active in events will help them share a positive attitude about academics as well as extracurriculars. Our counselors and student activities coordinator are always looking forward to helping students find their interests to get involved.
Have an awesome day,
We are CLMS Jets and we are family!
A/B Schedule for September
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS BELOW
Focused EduVation (FEV) Tutor
Students may easily access FEV through the Classlink Portal under FEV Tutor. Additional information about the program can be found through the FEV Tutor Informational Video. Login directions to share with students and guardians may be found using the FEV Tutor Classlink Directions.
A NOTE FROM THE CLINIC ABOUT 7TH GRADE VACCINATIONS
Students without Tdap or meningitis vaccinations may not start school on September 9th. Parents of rising 7th grade students- as a reminder, Virginia school entry immunization requirements include that students entering the 7th grade must receive a Tdap booster vaccine prior to the start of the 7th grade school year. Because of COVID, it has been hard to schedule appointments with local physicians. Start now and get a head start for the new school year. Rising 7th graders must also receive one dose of the Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine (2-dose series) prior to the start of the school year. Students who do not have updated vaccinations will not be permitted to enroll and return to school. Avoid the hassle and schedule your appointments today.
Policy 6-8 – Controversial Issues
These issues may be part of the instructional program only when they are germane to the subject being taught and only after consideration has been given to the age and maturity of the students.
Staff has been instructed to not impose personal views on the students, and a balance must be maintained through the presentation of all sides of an issue. The policy also notes that students shall have the right:
1. To study at the level appropriate to the student’s age those controversial issues germane to course objectives. These issues include, but are not limited to, those that have political, economic, social, scientific or moral significance.
2. To have free access to major ideas and information related to the topic.
3. To study under qualified instructors in an atmosphere free from bias, prejudice and intimidation and to form and express opinions on controversial issues without jeopardizing their relationship with the teacher or the school. This provision does not imply license to infringe on the rights of others.
INTERNET SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES!
The Internet Assistance Program will provide qualifying families either a $10 subsidy paid directly to a family’s Cox Communications account or a hotspot if the family cannot receive internet services through Cox Communications. To qualify, families must be enrolled in an approved government assistance program (SNAP, TANF, NSLP, WIC, Head Start, LIHEAP, or Public Housing) or have a demonstrated need for internet access support. The vetting of internet support requests will no longer be completed at the school level but will now be completed by DOT. In addition to vetting all requests, DOT staff will also coordinate the distribution of the hotspots and management of the Cox subsidies.
If students or families have questions regarding the program, they can reference the information provided online, or call the Customer Support Center at (757) 263-1111.
Corporate Landing Middle School
Corporate Landing Middle School
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In partnership with parents and the community, the mission of Corporate Landing Middle School is to create a safe and welcoming environment where students are actively engaged in the learning process and empowered to reach their maximum potential.
Corporate Landing Middle School opened in 1997 with Dr. Edith Eidson as the first principal. We serve a diverse population of students representing the diversity of our great community. We currently serve 1325 students who come to us from Birdneck, Brookwood, Christopher Farms, Corporate Landing, Holland, Ocean Lakes, Strawbridge and Three Oaks Elementary schools. We also have many military connected students. Over 35% of our students have a family member serving our country.