CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, August 27, 2021 (Week #1)

As So We Begin...

Principals' Weekly Message

We Had A Great Open House...

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From The Principal's Desk...

CMS Families:

We have finally reached the moment - Go Time. Our teachers and staff will be back in our building starting Monday, and students will be welcomed back on Wednesday. This is exciting news and we can't wait to jump right back into the thick of things. As I promised, you will be receiving weekly information every Friday. The information you receive will be regulated to the week ahead, capturing events and highlights. I will do my best to be brief and to the point; however, I will take every opportunity to celebrate and recognize all of the amazing things happening within our school.

Below you will find some opening week information that will be helpful to start the school year. As always, don't ever hesitate to reach out with questions or concern, as we are here to partner with you.


Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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Face Masks:

All students and staff are required to wear facemasks while in school. Please refer to Superintendent Lamarche's Opening Plan. Most questions can be answered by clicking the link below:

DCRSD's Opening Plan 2021-2022

Mask Mandate

Student Schedules:

Students can access their full schedules through the Community Portal below. If the are any concerns, please use the link below to request or report changes needed. Changing schedules for the sake of friendships can't happen. We have done our best to meet any and all needs. Thank you for understanding. Please email Mrs. Andre or Mrs. with any scheduling concerns.

Community Portal

Schedule Change Request Form

Transportation Drop-off & Pick-Up

Drop-Off Procedures

The school day officially starts at 7:40 a.m. We will begin to allow students into the building at 7:30 a.m. Students will go directly to these two locations:

5th-6th - Auditorium

7th & 8th - Cafeteria

Students will be dismissed from these locations at 7:40 a.m. and will report directly to homeroom. During the first week, 5th and 6th graders will be guided to their homerooms by their teachers.

Parents who are transporting students should come in the long driveway and circle down by the fields and return back up toward the school. All students will enter through the main front doors.

Pick-Up Procedures:

The school day ends at 2:10 p.m. Parents and caregivers who are picking up, will follow the same process as in the morning. Come in the long driveway and circle down by the fields and finish up by the school. We will begin the pick-up process immediately after the busses depart.

Show Choir Information:

Students interested in trying out for CMS' Show Choir - Mirage, please sign up using the Form below. If you have any direct questions regarding these tryouts, please reach out to Miss Fontaine at

CMS Show Choir Mirage Sign-Up Form


Lunches are still free for students. We will keep everyone in the loop as we progress throughout the school year and let you know of any changes. Our cafeteria staff puts out amazing meals.

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