CMS Update 8.25.23
It's a Great Day to be a Panther!
Hello CMS families,
The building will not be open Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4.
Here are a few other tidbits to begin the year:
- Students may view their schedule and locker information on Campus if they do not have a printed copy. Information will be located under the schedule tab and locker tab.
- iPads will be handed out in Advisory on the fist day of school.
- Student ID's: returning 7th and 8th grade students should bring their ID from last year. 6th grade students who attended a ISD194 elementary school will receive their ID in Advisory. These will use this for lunch and book checkout. Students who have lost or misplaced their ID's may request a new copy here.
- We expect students to store backpacks and cell phones in their locker.
- Students may bring a water bottle to school. We have bottle filling stations in each locker bay and our cafeteria. Please write your first and last name on the bottle!
- 6th and 7th grade students, our first day of school will be a "Red" day (this is noted on the student schedule).
- Students who are in Band do NOT need to bring their instrument to the first day of Band.
- For Physical Education, students do NOT need to bring their Red and Black t-shirts to class on the first day. Students will be issued a locker and combination to store their PE gear.
- Families who need to ORDER shirts for PE or planners should do so through Campus School Store. Please also consider making a suggested donation of $25.00 to offset costs for the wheel courses.
Please see the information below and make it a great weekend! It is going to be an amazing school year!
Teacher Workshop Week Breakfast Items
Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
We strongly encourage all students who are able to ride a bus do so if possible. This cuts down on the traffic flow through our parking lot before and after school. Bus route information will be located in Campus (click More tab and then Transportation tab).
Here are some important points to consider if you are dropping off or picking up students:
- Only use the Upper Lot
- Arrive early in the AM to avoid back-ups (drop between 6:55-7:10)
- Arrive late in the PM to avoid back-ups (pick-up between 2:15-2:25)
- Students are able to wait in our cafeteria during these extra times
- We have 3 lanes, the middle lane will remain open as a walkway for students
- Buses have the "right-away" as they move through the lot. Please yield to them.
- Go slow, remain patient and be Minnesota Nice!!!
Lakeville Area Schools contracts for bus service with Schmitty and Sons Bus Company. Transportation is provided for special education students and K-12 students who qualify, which includes:
K-5 students who live 0.8 miles or more from their elementary school
6-12 students who live 2 miles or more from their secondary school
Students who live in designated safety zones
Transportation zones can be found by using the Attendance Area Finder.
Students who qualify for free transportation do not need to register. Bus assignments will be posted in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal the week before school starts.
Update for families living within Walker Zones:
If the transportation zone information indicates you live in a “pay-to-ride zone,” you have the option to pay a transportation fee. You may register and pay the fee online in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal through the School Store (School Store Instructions).
2023-24 School Year Cost: $500 per student.
Families who qualify for Educational Benefits may be eligible for reduced prices.
For instructions on registering in the Infinite Campus Portal, please refer to these step-by-step instructions on paying Transportation fees.
Here Comes the Bus:
Lakeville Area Schools uses a school bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus. This easy-to-use mobile app and website allows families to see the real-time location of their child's school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer. Learn more here …
If you haven't done so all ready, please go to Campus to purchase one using the School Store.
NEW iPad Device Protection Plan
Students will be receiving an upgraded iPad at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year to support their learning. Lakeville Area Schools is offering a new optional device protection plan for district-issued iPads as part of our 1:1 student learning initiative.
Annual Cost: $25 per student. Reduced price options are available based on Educational Benefit Status.
Coverage begins upon receipt of the payment. Payment must be submitted via the Infinite Campus School Store by October 1, to have coverage for the school year. New families joining the district will have 2 weeks from enrollment to add coverage.
The protection plan does not cover lost devices and lost, stolen, damaged or inoperable charging cords. Please review the details of the device protection plan and payment information on the Digital Learning webpage.
See Something, Say Something
Our school and district are committed to the safety of our students, staff and community. To do so, our entire community needs to work together to stay aware and act quickly when safety concerns arise. If you see something, say something, do something. We always encourage those in our school community to share and report concerns directly with school leaders.
We also have an anonymous tip reporting tool that enables students, staff, parents/guardians and community members to anonymously report student bullying, behavior and safety concerns 24/7, without fear of retribution. The reporting tool allows individuals who submit tips to have anonymous two-way communication with school safety teams. The system provides our students, staff, parents and community members with an easily accessible and anonymous method of reporting any issue of concern, incident or at-risk behavior. Learn more ….
New Parent Portal address (repeat)
The Infinite Campus parent portal website URL has CHANGED.
The new URL is: isd194.infinitecampus.org
If you are also experiencing difficulties with the mobile phone app, try closing out of it and then reopening it. That should restart the app and direct you to re-enter your password and username. If that does not work, try deleting and redownloading your app.
For more information regarding how to use your portal, you can visit our website at: isd194.org/infinite-campus
Crisis Hotline Information: New Statutory Requirement for Grades 6-12 (repeat)
Recently, the state legislature passed a new statute, Minn. Stat. § 121A.35, which mandates that all identification badges and student handbooks/planners for students in grades 6-12 include required crisis hotline information. The purpose of this state legislation is to ensure that communities are equipped with resources to support and help children who are in distress.
Starting this school year, all secondary student identification cards will now have the following required crisis hotline information displayed on the front. A example ID is included:
National Suicide and Crisis LifeLine: 988
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Dakota County Crisis Hotline: 952-891-7171 (calls will be routed accordingly if you reside in Scott County)
We believe that open communication between parents/guardians, school staff, and students is crucial in fostering a safe and nurturing school community. We understand the sensitivity of this legislation and want to be sure you are aware of this new state statute and the school district’s compliance.
In addition to the crisis information noted on the ID to support students after school hours, we highly encourage students and families to connect with our school’s student support specialist to access school-based mental health support and services during school hours as needed.
Annual Household Check-In (repeat)
Annual Household Check-in Communication
The Annual Household Check In for the 2023-24 school year is now live in Infinite Campus. We are requiring all families to fill this out. You can review the communication being sent to families regarding the Annual Household Check-in this week here.
We are hoping for 100% family participation so we have the most up-to-date student information. In order to SAVE time on August 17, please do this before you arrive at CMS.
Step 1: Log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. Please review the information below if you have questions about how to sign into the Parent Portal.
Step 2: Select “More” from the menu along the left side of the screen
Step 3: Select “Enrollment and Check-In”
Step 4: Select 'Start' next to 'K-12 Enrollment for Next School Year (2023-24) - Annual Household Check In'
Step 5: Select 'Begin Registration'
Click here to view the Help Guide for the Annual Household Check-In Important information to know before you get started:
Only one parent/guardian per household will need to complete the Annual Household Check-In process.
The Annual Household Check-In link is only active for one household per child. If your child has more than one household, the link will be active for the parent/guardian that lives in the household that is currently indicated as the child’s primary household.
We appreciate your support in updating this critical information so that we can best serve you and your students. If you need language help to understand this document, call 952-232-3076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Pictures (repeat)
Immunization Information (repeat)
Minnesota law (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/121A.15 ) requires children enrolled in school to be immunized against certain diseases or file a legal medical or conscientious exemption (Immunization Rule 4604.0400) . Certain immunizations are required to be administered before the first day of school or documentation of a medical or conscientious exemption when entering 7th grade.
If you are declining immunizations for personal beliefs an updated notarized Conscientious Exemption Form or Legal Medical Exemption Form must be submitted: Immunization Record Form - MN Dept of Health
If your child has updated immunizations please bring the updated copy of their immunizations to the health office or have your physician’s office fax them to Century Middle School at 952-469-6103. Remember Dakota County offers reduced cost immunizations for those with financial need. For updated information on the Dakota County Public Health Clinic schedule, please call them at 952-891-7999. The Health Office number is 952-232-2319. The health office is closed right now but the nurse is checking messages weekly.
Your child must have a copy of their updated immunization record or a notarized Conscientious Exemption form or legal medical exemption form on file in the health office before the first day of school.
Locker Combination Practice (repeat)
Practicing now will build confidence at the beginning of the school year!
Parent Curriculum Night (repeat)
This optional evening is for parents only. It is an opportunity for you to “be a student again.” Parents will go to each class for 8 minutes and get to know your child’s teachers and general classroom information. This evening will allow you to put a face with the name on your child’s schedule.
Monday, September 11, 6:00PM: Parents of 6th grade students
Tuesday, September 12, 6:00PM: Parents of 7th grade students
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00PM: Parents of 8th grade students
These fundraisers are ongoing and simple. When at the Lakeville Buffalo Wild Wings, ordering or when picking up, mention you are supporting ‘TEAM J‘. That’s it! Use it every time you eat in, order take out and support Century!! 10% of your total sales will be donated back to CMS.
- August 31: 7/8th grade NEW student orientation 11:00AM-1:00PM
- Sept. 5: First Day of School!!!
- Sept. 7: Picture Make-Up Day
- Sept. 11: 6th grade Curriculum Night 6:00PM
- Sept. 12: 7th grade Curriculum Night 6:00PM
- Sept. 13: 8th grade Curriculum Night 6:00PM
- Sept. 18: PTO meeting 6:00PM
- Oct. 5: Picture Re-take Day
- Oct. 6: Century Challenge Noon-2:00, Spirit Day (Homecoming)
Attendance: email@example.com 952-232-2318
Health Office: 952-232-2319
Staff Voice Mail Directory: 952-232-3999
Student Support Specialist, Mrs. Kopel: 952-232-2355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Nutrition Manager, Mrs. Soberg: 952-232-2304 email@example.com
Dean of Students, Mrs. Madison: (Team Explorers and 8th grade) 952-232-2331 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Students, Mr. Maeda: (Team Trailblazers and 6th grade) 952-232-2333 email@example.com
Principal, Mr. Bakke: 952-232-2310 firstname.lastname@example.org