CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL - BACK TO SCHOOL
IT'S TIME TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL!
Dear Cimarron MS Families & Young Scholars,
Today I am reminding you to submit your details and complete your Annual Update for the initial schedule release tomorrow. Do so by 11:59 am on Thursday (8/5) to ensure you are processed in time to receive your schedule. Doing so will ensure you will have the option to attend the first MS Info. Day on Saturday. Our next release is scheduled for Monday.
Monday night is also Camp Cimarron! This is an hour designed to welcome our incoming 6th-grade, New To Cimarron young scholars and their families are encouraged to attend Camp Cimarron on Monday, August 9th from 6:00p - 7:00p. It will familiarize students with our campus, lunch procedures, bell schedule, Cimarron's PTO, PantherPRIDE, and more! Through activities and interactions with our educators, they will build the confidence to enter the first day of school. Today save the date, we'll share more details closer to the event
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca
p.s. Tech. issue caused a delay in the sending of this newsletter.
Click Above and login to Infinite Campus - Parent Portal through a web browser, - scroll down and select MORE, - select "Online Registration," - then select "Annual Update."
REQUIRED JULY/AUGUST UTILITY VERIFICATION
CIMARRON MS - INFORMATION DAY
- Formerly SPUD - Schedule Pick Up Day -
1st CMS Information Day Saturday, August 7 - 8:00a - 2:00p
- Walk Your Schedule
- Meet Our Cimarron PTO
- Pick Up Your Panther Gear
- If your July/August utilities and Annual Update are submitted by 8/5 @ 11:59 a.m., you will receive your schedule on the evening of 8/5. This will allow you to participate in the 1st MS Information Day.
2nd CMS Information Day Tuesday, August 10 - 4:30p - 7:00p
- Walk Your Schedule
- Meet Our Cimarron PTO
- Pick Up Your Panther Gear
- If your July/August utilities and Annual Update are submitted by 8/9 @ 11:59 a.m., you will receive your schedule on the evening of 8/9. This will allow you to participate in the 2nd MS Information Day.
Monday, Aug. 9th, 6-7pm
3701 South Bryant Avenue
Our incoming 6th-grade and New To Cimarron young scholars and their families are encouraged to attend Camp Cimarron on Monday, August 9th from 6:00p - 7:00p. It will familiarize students with our campus, lunch procedures, bell schedule, Cimarron's PTO, PantherPRIDE, and more! Through activities and interactions with our educators they will build the confidence to enter the first day of school. Today save the date, we'll share more details closer to the event.
WELCOME DR. KACY HARSHA
On behalf of Cimarron MS, I'd like to welcome and introduce Dr. Kacy Harsha to our team at Cimarron MS. I first worked with her at Sequoyah MS 7 years ago, when we partnered as assistant principals. Dr. Harsha has a great deal of experience within Edmond Public Schools. Serving as an Assistant Principal at Sequoyah, Cheyenne, Heartland, and Summit. She understands what we believe at the middle school level. Every child deserves a caring adult, who will see, hear, and value them.
I saw firsthand how she works with students and at the same time, cared for her daughter (who was in middle school at the time). Her son is winding down his elementary years as he enters 4th grade this year. Kacy is a servant that looks for ways to give. She will continue the work we are doing at Cimarron as an Assistant Principal; she is a valued addition to Cimarron.
Welcome to Panther Nation, Dr. Harsha!
And another tidbit...
We are grateful for all the time and positive energy volunteers dedicate to our school. There are many types of PTO volunteer opportunities at Cimarron and we'd love to help you plug into our community! Click here to learn more. We also have openings for a few more volunteers for Information Day and would love to have you join us. Click here to see available openings.
INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL
If you are new to Edmond Public Schools, you should be receiving automated emails from email@example.com until you set up your account. Please follow the link and set up security questions and your password. It is very important that you set up your Parent Portal account. This is how you get access to report cards, attendance, add/delete contacts, and change phone numbers.
If you are a seasoned Infinite Campus user, make sure you have done your Annual Update. Remember to hit SUBMIT!
Linked above are the details for Panther Nation's Fall Sports. These include: Cross Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball. Also, included are details on how to complete the required forms, Parental Consent & Physical in order to practice.
Should you have questions about your schedule, please contact the appropriate grade-level counselor. They will assist you with any questions you may have.
8th: Counselor: Lauren Lubbers (Lauren.Lubbers@edmondschools.net)
7th: Counselor: Jessica Cook (Jessica.Cook@edmondschools.net)
6th: Counselor: Teresa Murray (Teresa.Murray@edmondschools.net)
Click here for the district's infographic regarding the "Return to Learn" plan for the 2021/22 school year. Many operational improvements came as a result of our procedure during COVID.
Click on the link to see the 2021-2022 EPS School Calendar.
NO LOCKERS FOR 2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR
Students leave their backpack in class when they go to lunch. Our core classes are generally within 30 feet of each other during the day. We'll be sharing a how to video soon to be ready with your backpack. We will be sharing a YouTube Video on how to effectively pack your backpack from Cimarron Panthers... soon.
Please keep this in mind as you purchase school supplies for the 21/22 school year. A backpack to carry items from class to class is encouraged.
For Q & A on Secondary technology, protection plan, internet access, and more, CLICK HERE!
Edmond Public Schools Mobile App Keep Community Informed and Involved
Edmond Public Schools has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, and students to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within the school community. The free app is available for download in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for Edmond Public Schools.
The app features push notifications so that users may be notified about important events, announcements, and news in real-time. Users have the ability to choose which of the district’s schools they would like to follow, making their app experience personal and school-specific.
Key features include:
· Push messaging from both the district and school sites
· Google Calendars
· Online grade book and attendance
· Lunch Menus
· Athletic Information
· Language Translations
The mobile app replaces the district's previous app, SchoolWay, which abruptly ceased operations last summer. The app was developed in cooperation with Intrado, provider of School Messenger solutions.
CIMARRON MS & EPS TEXT MESSAGING
Steps to Subscribe:
You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Opt in” (NO HYPHEN) to our schools’ shortcode number of 67587. Before subscribing you will need to ensure that the district has your wireless number(s) in its student information database, Infinite Campus.
Please log in to Infinite Campus and update your information as soon as possible. Parents/guardians who wish to participate must have a cell phone number listed in the cell phone field in their account. For each parent/guardian who has an Infinite Campus account, both accounts will need a cell number listed if both parents/guardians wish to receive text messages. By sending the correct message of “Opt in” (NO HYPHEN) you will get this message back: “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. (etc)”.