CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
December 6, 2020 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 16
congratulations to our December Students of the Month!
The Character Trait for December is compassion. Compassion is having sympathy for the suffering and misfortunes of others, often including the desire to help. Compassion is a character trait many employers look for when hiring. It is important to be able to see when someone needs help and to act on it. This means being a team player and pitching in when needed.
Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized as December Students of the Month! #shineyourlight #onehappyschool #takecareofyourself #takecareofeachother
calendar at a glance
7: D5 in-person students grades 7-12 temporarily return to hybrid learning model
7-8: Winter ELA MAP Testing
10-11: Winter Math MAP Testing
7-15: Unity Club sponsored Food Drive for We Care of Chapin (see flyer below)
16: Interim for 2nd nine weeks
21-Jan 1: Schools and offices closed ~ Winter break
4: Students return to school
6: Interims go home
18: Schools and offices closed ~ Martin Luther King Holiday
25: D5 School Board Meeting
As we transition to the hybrid model on Monday, we will meet it with great success because we are all prepared, we all have experience, and we are all committed to making it successful. As we begin the next phase of hybrid, let’s celebrate that we are all much farther along in understanding what this means for everyone involved! As we enter the next phase of hybrid, below you will find some tips and reminders we would like to share with our families.
Synchronous Learning- online or distance education that happens in real time, often with a set class schedule and required login times.
Asynchronous Learning- does not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules, and assignments are completed to deadlines.
Distance Learning Wednesdays
These are synchronous learning days when your student should follow the Wednesday- Distance Learning bell schedule and attend all of his or her classes via Google Meet during the designated times.
Distance Learning Days (Cohort A: Thursday/Friday and Cohort B: Monday/Tuesday)
Students do not follow a bell schedule on asynchronous distance learning days. Please note some teachers may offer live streaming from their classrooms but this is not required. Teachers may also post recordings of lessons for students to view. CMS teachers will continue to use their professional knowledge and experience to select instructional strategies and platforms that work best for their students to master individual standards. Work will be posted in Google Classroom by 8:00 am each day for Distance Learning cohort students.
Student Meals on Distance Learning days
CMS students in the hybrid learning model will receive meals to take home on Tuesday or Friday, including some items that may be frozen and will need to be refrigerated when the child arrives home from school. Please visit the Student Nutrition website for proper heating instructions: https://bit.ly/3mMzCZQ.
Students will have access to instruction and assignments by 8:00 am daily. Assignment due dates will either be 11:59 pm or 8:30 am and will be posted on the assignment and on the google calendar. Teachers are available to students during office hours and during planning on the Wednesday Distance Learning bell schedule.
If you need any help during the Hybrid model, please start with the person closest to the issue. For example, if it is an instructional issue, please start with the teacher then move to a counselor or administrator as needed. Below is a simplified “who to contact” chart that may be helpful.
Academics, Instruction, FIVE
Ms. Stephanie Huckabee email@example.com 803-722-5513
Athletics, Buses, Safety, 504 Chairperson, 8th grade Discipline
Mr. Michael Carothers firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5514
Mrs. Cher Kinsey email@example.com 803-722-5502
Mrs. Mary Ann Ridgeway firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5532
Field Trips, Fundraising, 7th grade Discipline
Mrs. Anita Long email@example.com 803-722-5564
Mrs. Ginny Sightler firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5600
School Counseling Director, 7th and 8th grade students A-F
Mrs. Lacey Hallman email@example.com 803-722-5605
School Counseling 7th grade students G-Z
Mrs. Thais West firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5606
School Counseling 8th grade students G-Z
Mrs. Sara Holstein email@example.com 803-722-5604
Special Education Placement Chair
Mrs. Sherri Croft firstname.lastname@example.org 803-722-5506
Justin Pepper Foundation"s Tweens and Teens Gift Drive sponsored by cms student council ~ last day to donate is Dec. 7
We care of chapin food drive sponsored by the CMS Unity Club ~ Dec. 7-15
TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW
This is for all CMS students, both FIVE and hybrid.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECH SUPPORT ~ MRS. LORI POWERS
issues with passwords, accessing Classrooms, Meets, online textbooks, how to use a software or program, Chromebook accessibility needs (text to speech features, magnifying glass, sticky keys, etc).
TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY
A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue
Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.