The Meerkat Memo
May 25th - May 29th
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We want to meet your needs as well as your child's needs when it comes to online learning. Please give us your feedback so we know how to better help you navigate online learning.
What's Happening This Week
Tuesday, May 26th - Food Distribution - 11-12 pm
Learning Material Distribution - 9-12 pm
Wednesday, May 27th - Food Distribution - 11-12 pm
Thursday, May 28th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12 pm
June 2nd is the primary election - This will be considered an instructional day for students. Teachers will be available during office hours.
The last day for students is JUNE 15th!
Starting this week, CMES will begin to send third marking period report cards, special education progress reports, and English language learner progress reports. These will be emailed to the first contact listed in Power School. Report cards and progress reports will be mailed home for anyone without an email address attached to the first contact.
You now have the ability to reach your child's teachers by voicemail. To do this dial 410.996.5401, wait for the prompt, then dial the extension. These extensions can be found below.
To learn more about our continuity of learning or distance learning plan in response to the COVID-19 emergency, please click on the banner below.
Distribution of Learning Materials
New lessons have been updated on the "At Home Connection" site for the next two weeks. They will also be posted in your child's Google Classroom.
The distribution of learning materials is still happening. If you have not already received paper copies or in need of a Chromebook Distribution Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9-12 pm. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT!
If you have purchased a Yearbook they will be available for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
CCPS Support Request Form
Click here for the Request Form.
Medications at School
If your child still has any medication at school, Nurse Erin will be here on Tuesday, June 2nd from 9 am to 12 pm for parents to pick up any remaining medication. If you are not here during this time to pick up the medication or do not get in touch with Nurse Erin to make other arrangements, your child's medication will be properly disposed of at school. If you have any questions/concerns, Nurse Erin can be reached via phone at 410-996-5090 x 23026, or email at email@example.com.
CCPS Mental Health Update
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
Xfinity is also offering free educational resources that can be accessed with your remote control. Just say "educational" into your remote.
Calming Your Child's Fears
In times like these, it may be hard to explain to your children what is actually happening right now. If you are not talking to them about it, they will hear about it from those who are misinformed. If you need ideas on how to talk to your child and clam their fears about Coronavirus use this brochure for some guidance.
Mrs. Malesh has shared here website which has resources for students and parents.
Let her know if there's anything she can do to support you!
At Home Connection
Our Media Specialist has put up Google Classroom "fun extra" assignments for grades 2-5 in her Media Google Classroom. Here is how to access those assignments: On district-issued Chromebooks - the students log in and the Google Classroom icon should be at the top of the toolbar.
For students using parent devices, go to the link below.
Select “Go to Classroom.” Students will need to log in with their CCPS log in credentials. All the classrooms that the student is a part of will show up.
Library Media: I’ve posted several “fun” assignments for students to do over this furlow! With these “assignments,” students may comment to me privately, and I can help them with whatever issues they may encounter with tech or assignments.