Jacob Coy Middle School
Inspire, Lead, Empower
Mrs. Andrea Ferguson, Principal
This school year is unlike any we have ever experienced. I have been so impressed with all of our staff, students and families for taking on these new challenges to make the start of the 2020-2021 school year a huge success!
Throughout the first few weeks, students have been learning all about our building expectations that are framed by the acronym PRIDE as well as our new protocols put in place due to COVID-19. Our virtual learners are learning a new platform and adjusting to a new way of learning. We expect our students to be Problem solvers, be Responsible, have Integrity, be Dependable, and have Empathy. We are working hard to prepare our students for their future. As things come up throughout the school year, please encourage your student to self-advocate by asking questions and seeking out assistance when needed. We have dedicated staff ready to serve them.
This year we have several new staff members with us and we would like your help in welcoming them to the Coy family:
- Braden Short - 6th Grade Math
- Laurie Koncan - English as a Second Language
- Kesley Schulz - 7th Grade English Language Arts
Tracy Roberts - School Nurse
- Molly Clark - IMC Technician
- Craig Lindsey - App Creators, Flight and Space, CSIM
- Brooks Gear - School Psychologist Intern
- Adam Hannen - Guidance Counselor Intern
Thank you for all of your support in making Coy a great place to learn and grow. We truly have the best students, staff and families! Please know; you are valued, you are appreciated and it is an honor to be your principal. Here's to a great year ahead of us!
Mr. Josh Baker, Assistant Principal
Hello Coy Families!
I hope you have had a wonderful beginning of the 20-21 school year! We are so happy to have our students joining us back in the building and online! Coy Middle School is such a great school, however, our students and staff are truly what make our school such a special place!
As the assistant principal, I will continue to work to support our students socially, emotionally, and academically as we continue to utilize "Coy PRIDE" and our building theme of E + R = O which stands for "Event plus Response equals Outcome". Our staff, students, and community are currently living through such a historic event as we all navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are constantly partnering with our school community to focus on how we respond together to create an outcome where we are stronger than we were before.
I continue to be so impressed with our students and staff response during this unprecedented time. Learning at school and online has changed a lot since last spring and our students resilience to change is absolutely inspiring and are creating many positive outcomes. I am looking forward to supporting the students, staff, and community of Beavercreek. I believe in open communication and a strong home to school connection. Please feel free to contact me with any celebrations or concerns you may have as we all navigate through this historic school year together. It is exciting to think about all that we will achieve this year when we work together. I am looking forward to working with you to make this a great school year!
CMS Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
CMS DROP-OFF and PICK-UP PROCEDURES
The morning drop-off and afternoon pick up can be very busy at Coy Middle School. In order to make drop-off/pick-up time as safe and efficient as possible for everyone, please adhere to the procedures listed below.
Pull forward as far as you can, so that we may accommodate as many cars as possible.
You will notice the traffic flow will travel through the Trebein loop, then take you towards the front entrance of Coy.
The drop off zone is the entire sidewalk in front of the building, from flag pole to street light. Students should enter or exit vehicles utilizing the full length of the drop off zone.
Bring your car to a complete stop before your child enters or exits the car.
Have your student ready to get out of the car with their belongings in hand.
In an effort to increase social distancing, we have designated specific grade level entries. Please inform your child which door they should enter indicated on the map ( 8th enter - W10, 7th enter - S9/Main Door, 6th enter - W12)
Drive slowly and watch carefully for all pedestrians.
There is no “thru” traffic lane. You must wait until the car in front of you pulls forward to proceed to exit.
If you need to get out of the car, get items out of the trunk of your car, or have large items to carry in, please pull into a parking spot to allow for continued traffic flow.
If you need to walk across the crosswalk, please wait for the staff member on duty to signal for you to cross.
Why do I need to pull all the way forward when in the drop-off/pick-up zone? We have worked diligently to design the safest and most expedient traffic flow plan. When a car stops in the middle to pick-up or drop-off, nobody else can pick-up or drop-off. When you pull all the way forward, more children can load/unload simultaneously.
Student Pick-up During the School Day
Item Drop Off
If you have an item to drop off to a student, you will come to the vestibule, complete a pre-printed sticky note (on the cart in the right hand corner) with your student's name and grade and drop it in the black and white bin located next to the cart.
Pictures for CMS Online Students
We will be offering Picture Days for Coy Virtual Learners on September 27 and October 4 at Easterling Studios. Below is the link for the students to sign up for a specific picture time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4facaf29a7f49-picture .
Helpful Links to online information:
Helpful Links to online information:
Beavercreek City Schools 20-21 Restart and Education Options:
Coy Middle School Website:
Edmentum Login Tips and Troubleshooting
Feed the Creek
Did You Know??? - The Education Connection
Ways to get Coy News
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!
School Social Worker
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.
School Nurses - Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Roberts
paperwork for 7th grade immunizations, please do
so as soon as possible. If your child has not
received the vaccines (Meningitis MCV4 and Tdap)
at this time, please take care of this right away.
Places to receive immunizations include your own
doctor's office or Montgomery County Health
Department. You may drop these off in the main office or email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you have any questions please call
our School Nurse at CMS - 458-2533.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Building Office Assistant
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 email@example.com 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. Upon arrival, please call our Main Office at 937-429-7577. A member of our staff will bring your meal out to you.
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!
Remind: Text @COYPTO to 81010
Questions? Contact us at CoyPTO@gmail.com
Great Things are Happening at Coy Middle School!
Congratulations to Mr. Nathan Messer - 2020 Beavercreek City Schools Outstanding Educator
"His unwavering optimism allows him to see the positive potential in every young learner. Mr. Messer motivates students to set the bar high and achieve at even higher levels. He can always be found going above and beyond for his students and doing the little things that make all the difference. He is truly an asset to our schools, our district, and the community."
Congratulations, Mr. Messer!!!