CLMS Family Update

September 2, 2022

From CLMS Principal, Mr. Eric Pettit

Good Afternoon CLMS Families!

It is hard to believe that school starts on Tuesday! Our staff had a great time of trainings and preparations last week in anticipation of the beginning of the year. Our professional development included school safety, supporting students' social-emotional needs, trainings in new student progress tools, and more. There are exciting plans that have been made to better support all CLMS students!

Please continue reading this newsletter for the final updates before the start of the school year. We have missed our students and cannot wait to see everyone on September 6th! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend and please do not hesitate to contact the CLMS office with any last-minute questions!

As always, Go Pirates!

Eric Pettit

Principal, Cardington-Lincoln Middle School

(419) 864-0609

IMPORTANT- Middle School Student Day

As a reminder, our first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th. Please note the change in start time for this year. The student day will be from 8:30am-3:32pm. Doors will open at 8:15am for students, which is also when breakfast will be served. Students should not be dropped off prior to 8am. Students will be considered tardy at 8:30am and will be dismissed at 3:32pm.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up Information

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Please be cautious when entering the parking lot during both drop-off and pick up as student walkers will be in/around the area.

Student Schedules

Unable to attend open house? All students will receive a copy of their schedule on the 1st day of school. There will be plenty of staff members in the halls throughout the first weeks of school to help guide students in the right direction.

Additionally, students who did not have their picture taken during house, or anyone who would like a retake after receiving their original pictures, will participate in picture retake day on Wednesday, October 10th during the school day.

First Weeks of School

All CLMS staff and bus drivers appreciate your patience during the first weeks of school as we establish routines. There may be longer-than-expected delays at both pick-up and drop-off as both students and staff practice our procedures.

Student Lunch Information

Please note that the program allowing all students to receive free breakfast and lunch from the USDA has expired. Lunch, without any "extras" will cost $3.05 and breakfast will be $1.50. Families are encouraged to complete the "Free/Reduced Meal" application below to see if they qualify for this program. Important- You will only need to fill out 1 form for all students that attend CLLS. Cafeteria staff will accept cash, or money can be added to a student's lunch account by going to The lunch menu for September thru December is below!

7th Grade Immunization Information

2022/23 District Calendar

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8th Grade Families

There will be an informational meeting regarding the 2023 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip on Tuesday, September 13th at 6pm in the auditorium. Downpayment of $200 will be accepted, but not required, at this meeting for any families wishing to secure their student's spot on the trip. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kill ( or Mrs. Adams ( Thank you!


Students that wish to lock their belongings this year in their lockers are encouraged to bring their own lock from home and provide their combination to their homeroom teacher. Pictured is the style of lock that works best for student lockers. Locks will not be available from the office for this school year.

The CLMS staff are excited and eager to serve our students!

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