Friday Flight Plan

August 27, 2021

  • Monday, August 30th - ESL Family Night from 5:30-7:00 pm in the CGIS Cafe

  • Tuesday, August 31st - Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts Informational Meeting in the CGIS Cafe from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

  • Monday, September 6th - No School - Labor Day

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 Folders this week.

  • 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 to 2:25 pm in order to accommodate your request.

Tech Reminder for Parents

If you want to stay well informed about grades, attendance, assignments, and AR scores, see what choices you have below to get you connected. (Detailed instructions for everything below are on our website at .

  1. Canvas - Create your own Canvas account and see daily assignments and class content
  2. PowerSchool - Use the account you created and used for Data Verification to view student grades and attendance. This can be done through the website or through the App.
  3. AR & Star Tests - Request an email each time your child takes an AR or Star test.
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CGIS Running Club

All students are invited to participate in Fall Running Club. We will meet immediately after school at the cafeteria and end at 4:00 pm. Running Club will be on a first-come, first-serve basis so please fill out the attached form and turn it in to Ms. Jaquie or the CGIS Office.

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.

CGIS Tennis Club Information

CGIS Tennis is a Club Sport for 4th & 5th graders that competes in the GKTA Elementary league. The team is supported by the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association. Our coach for the team is Christian Burns, Head Tennis Coach at MJHS and MHS. This Tennis Club is not a sanctioned school sport.

If your student is interested in participating in the CGIS Tennis Club, please read through the attached form and follow all the detailed instructions within the document.

Cub Scout & Boy Scout Informational Material for August 31st 6:30 pm Meeting at CGIS Cafe

Breakfast Study Club

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 opened on August 16th!

A Note from Officer Hall

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CGIS Coronavirus Weekly Update

We have made the decision at CGIS to provide information below weekly so each family can know our school wide status and 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 as well as depend upon health care providers for health care decisions of staff and students. For more information, refer to MCS District COVID update at the following link:

Here is the schoolwide information specific to CGIS for this week:

· Number of reported positive CGIS student cases this week- 6

· 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

Clusters identified (two or more students or staff members in one class) and communicated this week- 1- Mrs. Raulston's HR in 4th grade with two student positives

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, is to make sure you check out and refresh your memory on the various programs that we utilize to keep you informed about your student's progress. The information and list is in another portion of this newsletter but the link is here for your convenience as well.

Always grateful for your partnership,

Dr. Best