Jacob Coy Middle School

Inspire, Lead, Empower

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Mrs. Andrea Ferguson, Principal

Welcome to a new year, a new quarter, and a new semester! I hope everybody had a restful break and enjoyed their holidays. We are excited to continue learning both in-person and online with all of our students. As always, January and February will be busy at Coy! Each class will explore new units of study using a variety of methods to further develop each students’ 21st Century Skills. We are gearing up for state testing and preparing students for next school year.


During the week of February 1st, counselors and administrators began meeting with students in each grade level to review required courses and elective options for the next school year. Soon, students will need to submit course requests and register for classes. All of the presentations shared, links to videos and important deadlines are published on our website at https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1779871&type=d&pREC_ID=2141754. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our student's teachers, school counselor or Mrs. Ferguson or Mr. Baker!

Mr. Josh Baker, Assistant Principal

Hello Coy Families!


We have officially began the second half of the school year! A new quarter, a new semester, a new year and fresh start for all! As we enter this the second half of the school year we are beginning to administer our Winter MAP tests to give our staff additional data on how our students are progressing this school year and how we can support their continued growth. We are also already beginning to plan for the 2021-2022 school year as we begin to have scheduling conversations with all our students in grades 6-8 in the month of February. Be on the lookout for more information about scheduling coming soon!


We continue to be so impressed with our students and staff as they continue to follow the Covid-19 safety procedures that we have in place to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Wearing our masks over our nose, mouth, and chin throughout the day is no easy task, but our building is doing a great job following this guidance from the Greene County Health Department. Thank you for your continued assistance with sending your students to school healthy, with masks, and ready to learn.


I am looking forward to our continued partnership with our community and parents as we continue to inspire, empower, and lead with Coy Pride!

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CMS received Purple Star Designation from the Ohio Department of Education

We are honored and excited to announce that Coy Middle School has been chosen as a 2021 Purple Star Designee from the Ohio Department of Education!


Beavercreek City Schools is proud to now have four buildings recognized with the Purple Star Designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Previous year Purple Star designations have also been awarded to Trebein Elementary, Shaw Elementary, and Ferguson Freshman building. The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.


http://www.ohiopurplestar.org/about.html


Due to the proximity of WPAFB to Beavercreek City Schools and CMS, we serve many students and families that are active military and/or still have a connection to the military. Due to our large population of military families in our school, Coy Middle School is fortunate to partner with WPAFB in providing our military students with a full-time Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC). Mr. Sean Barrett (MFLC at Coy Middle School, Ferguson Hall, and Beavercreek High School) has the opportunity to provide services during the school day for our military students. As a district we now have three MFLC’s (Sean Barrett, Pamela Woodard and Andrew Pacheco) that provide services to every building in our district. Services for our students include individual and family counseling and coaching and support for staff at school to support their work with children of military families. Mr. Barrett has also provided presentations and facilitated group discussions on topics such as bullying, stress management and study skills for military and non-military students.


CMS and Beavercreek City Schools is proud of our partnerships with WPAFB and our military families in our community and look forward to continuing our leadership and service in providing continued support for our military families and students.


Here is a link for more information:

http://www.ohiopurplestar.org/about.html

COMMUNITY FORUMS

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Our district will hold four community forums to share information regarding school funding, how school funding impacts Ohio schools and specifically Beavercreek City Schools, Beavercreek data compared to similar districts, and information about the May levy. In addition, we will provide a portion of the forum to serve as a Q&A session regarding topics related to the district. These forums will be held in the BHS Auditorium from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed, recorded, and available for viewing through the district website.


Please mark your calendars for the dates below, more information will be shared in the coming weeks.


Wednesday, February 24

Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, April 13

Securly Online Activity Report for Parents

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Scheduling Night for Incoming 9th Graders at Ferguson Hall - February 4th


On February 4, Ferguson Hall Freshman School staff will be holding a scheduling night for

the parents of incoming 9th graders at 6:00 PM in the auditorium at Beavercreek High School.

We will be presenting information about high school credits, course offerings, and graduation

requirements. Families will have a chance to ask questions to our counselors and

Administrators.


This meeting is typically very well attended and we look forward to meeting the parents of

the class of 2025! Due to social distancing requirements, we will need to limit attendance to one parent/guardian per family and we ask that children do not attend.


Please RSVP at the following link: 2021-2022 Scheduling Meeting RSVP

*If we reach full capacity, a second meeting time will be made available. Additionally, a video presentation will be provided on our website for families who would prefer to receive the information in a virtual format.


Here is a copy of the student scheduling timeline for your reference:


Feb 1, 2021 - Scheduling information will be emailed to virtual students and posted to the Ferguson Hall school website that will include a virtual presentation and a link to their online course request form.

Feb 2, 2021 - Ferguson Hall Counselor presentation for in-person Coy Middle School students during the school day

Feb, 4, 2021 - Ferguson Hall Counselor presentation for in-person Ankeney Middle School students during the school day

Feb 4, 2021 - Incoming 9th grade parent scheduling night 6:00 PM, BHS Auditorium

Feb 8-10, 2021 - Students will complete their online course request form during their FLEX period to submit their course selections for 9th grade. *Please review your child’s course selections with them prior to February 8th so they are prepared to enter their course selections at this time.

Feb 10, 2021 - All online course request forms due for virtual students

K-12 Classroom Quarantine Guidelines

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ATTENTION!! Middle School 7th & 8th Graders interested in playing Sports this Spring.

The following sports that are being offered are as follows:


Baseball

Softball

Track & Field

Volleyball (boys)


If you are interested please sign up through the final forms with the link below:


To access the FinalForms website and set up an account, please visit https://beavercreek-oh.finalforms.com

This will also require an up-to-date physical- The physical form is provided on Final Forms for your physician to complete. Additional information and communication from the middle school coaches will be directed through Final Forms via Email.


For any questions or concerns please contact any of following:

Each Middle School Building has an Athletic Coordinator:

Ankeney Middle School - Ms. Brown

Coy Middle School - Mr. Moore

Middle School Athletic Director - Mr. Hamilton

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CMS Online Spelling Bee Champion - 7th Grader, Aiden Beaver!

After three challenging rounds of online spelling, Coy Middle School has a spelling bee champion! Congratulations to Aiden Beaver, seventh grade student, for taking first place in the online school spelling bee! Gunes Sunar, sixth grade student, took second place, and Andrew Ketelson in eighth grade secured third place. Thank you to all of our spelling bee participants, and best of luck to Aiden as he continues on to represent Coy Middle School in the 2021 Ohio Regional Spelling Bee.

ProgressBook - Staying Informed

One of the best ways to stay informed of how your student is doing at school is to log into ProgressBook weekly. Teachers utilize this program to record student grades, make comments on projects, and report quarterly grades. At the end of each grading period, parents are able to see their child's final grade in each of their classes as we no longer send home printed report cards. You can also set up parent alerts that let you know when your child hasn't turned in an assignment or received a low score. Access ProgressBook via the "Check Grades" link under "Parents" at gocreek.org.
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Helpful Links to online information:

Helpful Links to online information:

Beavercreek City Schools 20-21 Restart and Education Options:

https//:www.gocreek.org/


Coy Middle School Website:

https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/Coy


Edmentum Login Tips and Troubleshooting

https://4.files.edl.io/7e30/08/23/20/201833-332ffecf-31cb-475a-92b1-cf38a44c29ea.pdf


Feed the Creek

https://feedthecreek.org/

Did You Know??? - The Education Connection

As a school, our staff uses many tools to keep parents informed such as e-mail, websites, ProgressBook, etc. Another resource the office and district staff uses is the Education Connection. Whenever we need to inform parents about upcoming school events, changes in schedule such as delays or cancellations, or even to notify parents of an absences that has not been called into the office, we utilize the text and/or e-mail feature of the Education Connection. It is important that you keep your information current with the office to ensure you are receiving our messages as we send out monthly newsletters this way as well as periodic updates. Contact our Office Staff with questions or to update records.

Ways to get Coy News

Make sure you are receiving the latest school news which is sent home via The Education Connection. If you are not already subscribed, please make sure your information is current in One View or send an e-mail to josh.baker@gocreek.org. We send out messages on a regular basis to keep you informed of what is happening at Coy. We also post things on the Coy Middle School Website, Facebook, and Twitter Page @COYPrincipal. The Coy PTO also has a Facebook book page that we encourage you to join. There are many ways to stay informed, so choose what works best for you!


Our daily announcements are also posted on our school website at https://www.gocreek.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1779871&type=d&pREC_ID=1958292


This is a great way to see what is being talked about in the building every day!

Introducing Miss Ebert! Counseling Intern for Spring 2021

Hello everyone, my name is Miss Ebert, and I am the new school counselor for Coy Middle School for spring semester! I will be working directly with Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Becker in the counseling office. Hopefully we will be able to meet, either in person or virtually. I am currently working towards my Masters in School Counseling at Wright State University. This is my first official placement in a school, so I am excited to get to know you all and learn from you! I graduated in April of 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in both Organizational Leadership and Sexuality Studies. I currently work on Wright State’s campus as a Graduate Assistant, which is a great opportunity for me. Beyond this, I have two cats named Elsa and Anna who are wonderful. I also have one younger brother who attends Ohio State, and two younger sisters who are in kindergarten and preschool. I grew up in Urbana, Ohio which is about 45 minutes northeast of Beavercreek. I am thrilled that I am able to get to know all of you and I can’t wait to talk with you soon!

Hope Week 2021

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Hope Week Schedule of Events (2/8-2/12)


Monday, 2/8

Lunchtime: write notes to friends on hearts & put $1 in a jar for pie in the face


Tuesday, 2/9

Yellow Day-Wear yellow in honor of Suicide Awareness

Lunchtime: write notes to friends on hearts & put $1 in a jar for pie in the face


Wednesday, 2/10

Life Preserver Flex Lesson-Suicide Prevention

Lunchtime: write notes to friends on hearts (last day) & put $1 in a jar for pie in the face


Thursday, 2/11

Candy passed out at lunch with messages about kindness


Friday, 2/12

Red and Pink Day-Wear red and pink for Valentine’s Day

Valentine Notes Delivered during Flex

Staff Members with the most tickets get pies in their faces at lunchtime

Feed the Creek

We have a wonderful program in the district called Feed the Creek. This program is intended to support the nutritional needs of our young developing children by providing a bag of food for students to take home and prepare and eat over the weekends.


Food will be provided by the local community and packaged and delivered to your child’s school building. Some of the items included will be Pop-top cans of fruit, vegetables, pudding, and microwaveable, as well as cereal and granola bars, peanut butter and fruit juice. The food packages are meant to help the family with food source for the child over the weekend, and to help the child learn healthy eating practices.


Participation in this program is optional. You may call or email Lindsay Mann if you would like to participate.

lindsay.mann@gocreek.org 937-458-2539

School Nurses - Mrs. Roberts

In School & Virtual Student Immunizations


7th graders, both in school and virtual, are required to have the Tdap and Meningitis (MCV4) vaccines to attend school. If you have not already done so, please submit your child's updated shot record to the Coy clinic. If your child has not received these immunizations, schedule an appointment as soon as possible and call the Coy clinic with the appointment date. If you cannot get into your doctor in a timely manner or do not have a doctor, the Montgomery County Health Department offers immunization updates at little to no cost. Call 937-225-5700 to schedule an appointment.


If you have questions or concerns, please call the Coy clinic at 937-458-2533. We're here to help.


A+ Attendance from the Coy Attendance Office!

Welcome back students! Attendance will look just about the same this year! If you are new to middle school you might notice a couple changes!


Here are a few FAQ's and reminders to have an awesome attendance year! Please refer to the Student Handbook for a more comprehensive explanation of attendance policies and procedures!


Q: My Student will be absent all or part of the school day, what do I do?

A: Please call in your student anytime they will be late, not attending school, or leaving early. You can email us at coyattendance@gocreek.org or call the attendance voicemail line at 937-429-7577, option 1. You must provide the student's name, date of birth, and reason for absence when reporting.


Q: I'm bringing my student to school late, what do I do?

A: Just pull right up and drop them off! We will take it from there. You don't need to come into the building to sign a student in.


  • If your student is returning to school from a medical appointment, you can drop them off with the medical note and they can sign themselves in! We will get them a pass to their class.
  • If your student is returning to school w/o a medical note, they can still sign themselves in, but it will be unexcused unless we have a phone call from a parent or guardian with an excusable reason to return to school. You can also send them in with a parent note. They can sign themselves in and we will get them to class.



Q: What constitutes a TARDY?

A: A tardy is when your student comes to school between 7:31 and 8:29...a student must be in their 1st period seat by 7:30am or they are tardy. Your student can be tardy to school 2 times a quarter before consequences will begin. The only way to have an Excused tardy is with a medical note. Traffic, weather, overslept, parent overslept, missed bus, car trouble, not feeling well, etc. are not considered Excused.


Q: How do I pick up my student early from school?

A: When picking up a student you DO need to come in the front vestibule to sign them out. Due to Covid restrictions this year you cannot enter the office area so we have set up a sign out cart in the vestibule. Please come in, show a photo ID to the camera on the cart, sign out on the blue sign out sheet, and we will get your student if they are not already in the office. Please bear with our new system! It's a learning curve for us all.


Q: Will we receive Absence letters this year?

A: Yes, House Bill 410 is still in effect and attendance notices and letters will be sent out for excessive absences as we have always done. However, with that said, we will be working with families closely this year if excessive absences are occuring. Medical documentation is essential as a student will be medically excused with documentation from the healthcare professional.


Q: Do we have more than 10 Parent Notes this year?

A: No. A parent or guardian has 10 parent notes for the entire school year. You can write a note with an excusable reason without a medical note and this is still excused (see Student Handbook for excusable reasons). A letter will be sent home if and when you hit your 10 Parent Note threshold to let you know a medical note will be needed going forward for any absence.


Q: I'm going out of town or on vacation, what do I need to do?

A: Vacation requests forms are available here in the office or on our website and are part of your 10 Parent notes. You have up to 5 out of town days that our principal can approve, but this form must be submitted prior to your trip. If a vacation form is not submitted or you go over 5 days, an out of town trip is considered Unexcused.


Please feel free to call ANYTIME with any questions!

Thanks for all you do!


Jackie Stubbs

Building Office Assistant

Attendance Office

A Note from the Cafeteria: Meal Service Available

Starting Monday, August 31 online learning students ONLY will have the option to order meals for pick-up. Meal pricing is determined by the building your child would have been enrolled in with free and reduced-price meals still applying. If you have already received notification from the Student Nutrition Office regarding your child's status then nothing further needs to be done. If you have not and wish to apply for meal benefits, you can do this online at https://www.lunchapplication.com/ or download the paper copy on the BCS website under the Student Nutrition section or the Forms section. Paper applications can be dropped off or mailed to:


Student Nutrition Office

1258 Hickory Drive

Beavercreek, OH 45434


Paper copies of the Free & Reduced Meal Application can also be dropped off at any school main office and will be sent to the Student Nutrition office for processing.


To place an order, parents/students will need to e-mail Dawn Kacvinksy at kacvinsky@beavercreek.k12.oh.us or call (937) 458-2446. Meals can be ordered daily or on a weekly basis.


For meal options, you can view menus at https://beavercreek.nutrislice.com/menus-eula.


6-12 Buildings students are allowed 1 Entree, 2 Vegetables, 2 Fruits and 1 Milk.


Meals must be picked up from 12:00-12:30 p.m. by pulling up in front of the main entrance. Parents may pick up your child's meal which will be located in the main vestibule.


Your pre-ordered meals will be packaged in to-go containers, marked with your student's name in a to-go bag.


We look forward to providing you a nutritious, quality meal during your online learning experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (937) 458-2446. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.

Coy Middle School PTO News Flash

PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at CMS in the IMC (Library). We discuss upcoming events and Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Baker shares updates concerning our school and students.



Stay connected with the CMS PTO!


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoyMiddleSchoolPTO/


Remind: Text @COYPTO to 81010


Questions? Contact us at CoyPTO@gmail.com

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Kindergarten and New to the District 1st Grade Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

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