CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, October 9, 2020 (Week #4)

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Principals' Weekly Message

Parents & Guardians:

As we prepare for our pivot into our Hybrid schedule on Thursday, October 15, 2020, it’s important that we continue to inform and prepare parents and guardians of the upcoming expectations. This email will contain finer details of the opening, including but not limited to: arrival and dismissal procedures, mask breaks and updated schedules.


Please know that because windows are open, the heat has been turned on and the rooms are at a comfortable temperature.

Mask Breaks:

Will be taking place throughout the school day. At minimum once during teaching time and once before dismissal. Reminder – based off student need and teacher instruction, the mask break times may fluctuate.

Bus Routes:

Information about the bus routes will be published by the District soon (please monitor this link for bus routes as it is still being updated as we speak due to on-going requests) and all information will be available here: Student Transportation

Student Self-Certification:

If you haven’t already started, please be sure to complete this Form daily. All information goes directly to the nurse. Thank you for your understanding as this process is important to protect everyone.

Student Self-Check Form (Please complete daily)

Morning Homeroom:

All students are expected to attend homeroom at 7:40 a.m. This includes remote students as well. This process will allow for attendance and structure for all students. Mr. Packard and Mr. Olson will be presenting the announcements via a recorded message. Students will move to there respective classes immediately following announcements.

Student Biographical Sheet:

Thank you to everyone who has completed this process. If you haven’t, please take a moment to complete it. Once completed, you can either mail completed form to us, copy it and drop it off in the box located outside our school or PDF it and email the completed form to: or

Student Biographical Sheet

CMS’ mailing address: 2 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507

Hybrid Schedules (Updated): (These are samples and small adjustments may be required as needed)

Grade 8 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 7 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 6 Student Hybrid Schedule

Grade 5 Student Hybrid Schedule

Preparing for Hybrid – Information You Should Know

Cohort Assignments:

Students in COHORT A will attend in-person half day on Monday & Tuesday each week

Students in COHORT B will attend in-person half day on Thursday & Friday each week

Students in COHORT C will attend in-person half day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday each week

Students in COHORT D will attend in-person full day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday each week

Students in “FULL REMOTE” will be assigned to a Cohort A or Cohort B schedule; The daily schedule will mimic the in-person schedule listed below

***If you wish to modify your child’s learning platform (from Remote to Hybrid or vice versa), please notify Mr. Packard as soon as possible ahead of October 15th.***

Please reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns. Wishing everyone a nice and relaxing holiday weekend.

Dean W. Packard, Principal


Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102

School’s Website: Charlton Middle School's Website

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Twitter: cms_grizzlies; @CMSPrincipal1; @unlockthemiddle

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Please consider tagging us on photos and great events for your kids; we would love to hear and see what they are up to outside of school. Please use this year’s hashtag #TeamCMS20 and/or use our school Twitter address @cms_grizzlies

The Week Ahead:

Monday, October 12th

- Holiday – Columbus Day – No School

Tuesday, October 13th

- Remote Learning Day – Day #1 on Schedule

Wednesday, October 14th

- Independent Remote Learning: Students access Google Classrooms for asynchronous learning opportunities. It’s important to note that as we continue to work out the norms of our remote learning model – our students will be strongly encouraged to develop the needed skills in Digital Literacy as well as Digital Citizenship. This will be very important as we move through the coming weeks. During the Remote Learning platform, all school expectations apply with respect to behavior, etc. What is acceptable in school is our benchmark for communications and interactions within the remote learning environment. Please remind your children of this – Thank You.

- Day #2 on our Schedule

Thursday, October 15th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Day #3 on our Schedule

Friday, October 16th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Day #4 on our Schedule

From our PTO:

Our PTO is offering an opportunity to purchase PTO Spirit ware items. The PTO has always been an outstanding supporter for our students and teachers and we thank them so much for their ongoing support.

Thank you!
Shannon Wilk

Mask Breaks

Click here for information on mask breaks.

Dismissal Information

Click here for our dismissal information.

Arrival Information

Click here to access arrival information.