PANTHER HELLO!

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


Sincerely,


Gabe Schmidt


"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca


p.s. Tech. issue caused a delay in the sending of this newsletter.

COMPLETE YOUR ANNUAL UPDATE TODAY!

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

EPS residence verification is required before your student's schedule will be released. Don't wait! Email your July or August utility bill for either City of Edmond/OKC Electric/ONG TODAY to: Cimarron.MiddleSchool@edmondschools.net. Please include your student's name and grade as the subject of your email.

CIMARRON MS - INFORMATION DAY

Mark your calendars for Cimarron Middle School 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.

CAMP CIMARRON

Monday, Aug. 9th, 6-7pm

3701 South Bryant Avenue

Edmond, OK

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!


Gabe Schmidt
Principal

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Cimarron PTO

Want to check a few things off your list for Information Day before you even set foot out your door? Your Cimarron PTO is here to help! Click here for all the information you need to know!


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 donotreplycampus@edmondschools.net 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.

The link is https://edmondschools.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/edmond.jsp.


If you are a seasoned Infinite Campus user, make sure you have done your Annual Update. Remember to hit SUBMIT!

7th & 8th ATHLETICS INFORMATION

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.

COUNSELOR INFORMATION

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)

UPDATED EPS LEARNING PLAN 2021/22

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.

2021-2022 EDMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR

Click on the link to see the 2021-2022 EPS School Calendar.

NO LOCKERS FOR 2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR

Cimarron has retired the lockers. From our student survey data before the pandemic our hallways were rated at 42% for students feeling safe and respected. After returning fully with all students this spring students found they feel safe and respected 84%. Using backpacks last year eliminated the majority of tardies, hallway concerns, and leaving the room because a young scholar forgot something in their locker. We will continue to offer room locations for athletic and music equipment drop-offs.


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.

2021-2022 SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Click here for a complete list of supplies.

SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY

With the evolution of education, each student is issued a Chromebook as an instructional technology resource. A Chromebook is a laptop device that runs the Google Chrome Operating System. Chromebooks are economical, start-up quickly, and allow students to perform internet research, access online instructional materials, collaborate using Google apps, access the Canvas Learning Management System for class assignments, and much more.


For Q & A on Secondary technology, protection plan, internet access, and more, CLICK HERE!

EPS APP

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

· News

· 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

Edmond Public Schools is excited to announce a text messaging service for secondary staff, students and parents, and elementary staff and parents. Text messaging will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information about school closings, safety alerts, and more via SMS text messaging through our School Messenger system-the same system currently being used to send automated phone calls. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.


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)”.

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