CHMS Parent Newsletter

September 4, 2022

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Mission & Vision

The MISSION of Chapel Hill Middle School is to develop students to become independent productive citizens and responsible life-long learners in a global society.

The VISION of Chapel Hill Middle School is to promote teacher empowerment, involve parents and the community in the school's success and equip students with the academic instruction, social and emotional development and character education necessary for their future endeavors.

Principal’s Corner

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. We have made it through our first month of school, working together to positively impact the student's lives in the Chapel Hill Middle School Community. We have all worked diligently to support our opening month of school. Please continue to demonstrate the same effort and resilience for the remainder of the school year.

Lastly, school will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2022 for the Labor Day holiday and will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Parents, please ensure your scholar has a clear water bottle to access the school water fountains and for health safety.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Ayana Smith | Principal

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Title I Stakeholders Meeting

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We will have our Annual Title I Stakeholders meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM via TEAMS. Please refer to our website to access TEAMS link.

2022-2023 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Stakeholder’s Input Survey

Chapel Hill Middle School is a Title I school, and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental engagement program and activities in our school. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at our school.

All surveys may be completed online at FY23 DCSD Title I Parent Family Engagement Survey.

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Student Code of conduct

Parents, click the picture above to access the DCSD Student Code of Conduct for the 2022-2023 school year. Please discuss appropriate behavior with your scholars as we move forward this school year.

covid reporting

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Please click here if you are a Chapel Hill Middle School parent, or student who needs to report a positive COVID status or an exposure from someone who lives with you. A confirmation email will be sent from Mrs. Smith once information has been processed.

School Hours and Attendance

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As we begin our school year, we must remember that daily attendance will be an integral part of your child's success at CHMS.

Upon returning to school, Middle School hours are from 8:50am-3:50pm. We ask parents to not drop off their child prior 8:15 am due to no supervision. It is the parents responsibility for supervision prior to 8:15 am. Students who are not eating breakfast will need to enter the building near the car rider area. Students who are eating breakfast will enter the building near the baseball field. All students should be at school no later than 8:45 am to ensure that they get to class on time. Students arriving after 8:50 am will need to report to the front office to receive a tardy pass with their parent.

uniform policy

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Chapel Hill Middle School is a uniform school. All scholars are expected to be in uniforms daily. Scholars enrolled in physical education courses will be required to wear appropriate attire. Please refer to the picture above for uniform list.

Please Note:

No jeggings/leggings

No ripped or sagging pants

No midriff revealing or see-through clothing

No spandex or tight-fitting attire

Shorts/Skorts/Skirts must be an appropriate length

Scholars must wear a collar uniform shirt under their jackets or hoodies.

pbis information

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Please click on the above picture to access CHMS PBIS Matrix, and Event Calendar.

Chromebook Insurance

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Smartech is offering insurance for Chromebooks this year for $20.00 until December 15, 2022. If you are interested in purchasing the insurance, please click here.


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Parents, would like for all parents to join PTSA. If you are interested in joining, please click here to join. PTSA dues are $10.00.

CHMS Communication Chain & Whose Who

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Parents, please refer to the above pictures for information regarding the CHMS communication chain and whose who.

contacting teachers

The most effective way to contact your scholar's teachers is by phone or email. If you are having any issues and need to let the teacher know, please call or email the teacher and cc your scholars grade level administrator. Responses will be made within 24 hours.

Thanks again for your partnership in your scholar’s academic success. I am looking forward to working with you all this school year!

CHMS Yearbook

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Parents, we have yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year for sale for $20.00 (cash only). If your scholar is interested in purchasing a yearbook, please have them see Ms. Berry.

CHMS Partnerships

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Parents, if you would like to become a community partner with CHMS, don't hesitate to contact our Head Counselor, Mrs. Simms, or the Principal's Assistant, Ms. Berry.

chms football

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Congratulations to our Panther Football Team for defeating McNair Middle School 34 to 0. Also, congratulations to Braylon Brown, the August Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

Parents and students, please come out and support our football team this school year. Please refer to the schedule above for game information.

Tickets for all DCSD Revenue Sports can be purchased online. Please click here to purchase game day tickets.

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