Notes from the Middle
August 18, 2023
Chardon Middle School
Principal - Mr. Adam Tomco
Asst. Principal - Ms. Tracy Paroubek
School Nurse - Mrs. Jennifer Trittschuh
Secretary - Mrs. Diana Norris
Building Clerk - Mrs. Dana Shutty
Clerical Assistant - Mrs. Elaine Cressman
Library/Technology - Mrs. Nancy McFaul
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-285-4062
Message from the Principal
We had a FANTASTIC start to our school year. As I walked the hallways all week, I felt the energy and excitement from students and staff. The Promethean Boards are a SIGNIFICANT upgrade from our old SmartBoards!
AM DROP OFFEXCEPTIONAL work from all of our parents driving students to school in the morning. Thank you for following the system and more importantly supporting a safe environment. A few reminders:
- Parents should remain in their cars.
- Please organize the daily school supplies in your vehicle so your child/ren can easily access them from the sidewalk after exiting your vehicle. Please try to avoid storing supplies in the trunk area.
- Drop-off starts at 7:10 AM. If your child enters the building by 7:30 AM, that allows them 5 minutes to visit their locker, get breakfast, and get to homeroom without being marked tardy.
- THE DROP-OFF LINE DID NOT IMPACT THE START OF OUR SCHOOL DAY THIS WEEK. BRAVO!! Chief Nieus sent me a personal message complimenting CMS and the parents for not causing traffic delays on North Street all week!
On Friday, September 25, CMS will have a practice lockdown drill. Prior to the drill, I will make an announcement and Chardon Police will be in our building to observe the practice drill. I you have any questions or concerns please call me.
Enjoy your weekend.
CMS OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023, 05:30 PM
Chardon Middle School
CMS OPEN HOUSE
The format for Open House has changed this year. Teachers will be presenting in teams during scheduled grade-level presentation times. All special teachers will be available in the CMS Media Center throughout the entire event. The presentation times for grade-level teachers are as follows:
5:30 PM: All 4th/5th
6:00 PM: All 6th/7th
6:30 PM: All 4th/5th
7:00 PM: All 6th/7th
After the presentation, teachers will be available to answer additional questions. Please refrain from having individual conversations about your child/ren. The purpose of Open House is to meet the teacher and learn the structure and practices of the classroom. The teacher room assignments are posted below.
We hope this new format will alleviate some of our parking issues when we host schoolwide events.
Volunteer interest form:
Back to School Bash
Next Friday, August 25 we will have our annual B2SB. Every grade level will have a scheduled time throughout the school day to enjoy the dunk tank, inflatables, games, snacks, and more.
Take a look below at the NEW and IMPROVED TEACHER'S LOUNGE!
Meal Payments / Fees
Please note that when using a credit card or e-check payment to pay for your student's meals or fees via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, a 3.5% convenience charge will be added to your payment.
If you would like to avoid the convenience cost, payments can be made via check at your student's school building or mailed to the Chardon Local School District, Attn: Treasurer's Office at 428 North Street, Chardon, OH 44024. Cash is also an accepted method of in-person payment, but please do not mail cash.
INFINITE CAMPUS-PARENT UPDATE
All households are asked to complete their annual update in Infinite Campus beginning Monday, 8/15/23. This ensures that we have the most accurate information for your student and your household. Instructions on how to complete the update can be found by clicking HERE. This process must be completed on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook.
APPLICATION for EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
CMS provides title tutoring services for all eligible students regardless of income eligibility. Qualifying families may have school fees waived and access to scholarships for field trips. These services are provided by federal dollars based on the applications for educational benefits / free & reduced lunch forms that are complete
If your family qualifies for these benefits, PLEASE complete these forms for the benefit of the entire CMS community by clicking HERE. If you need a paper copy of the application please contact Mr. Tomco or Ms. Paroubek.
CLSD Chromebook Policies and Procedures
The mission of the 1-to-1 program for Chardon Schools is to create a collaborative learning environment for all learners. This environment will enable and support students and teachers to implement transformative uses of technology while enhancing students’ engagement with content and promoting the development of self-directed, responsible lifelong learners and users. Students will transition from consumers of information to creative producers and owners of knowledge. Click HERE to view the policies and procedures.
August 22: MAP Testing, CMS Open House (5:30-7:30)
August 24: MAP Testing
August 25: Back-2-School-Bash
August 29: School Pictures