CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, March 5, 2021 (Week #27)

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From The Principal's Desk...

CMS Families,


The first week of March is now in the books and we are ready to keep moving forward. Next week is an extremely busy week as we have multiple events scheduled. Please reach out directly if you have questions pertaining to any of the events. Picture Day(s), Parent Conferences and updated scheduling information can all be found below.


We will dedicate communications next week to be centered on the next transition of our schedules. Information below will give you some visuals to help you understand our next progression. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Also, please use the feedback Form below to add in your thoughts.


Along with a new scheduling model on March 15th, we will begin to explore some strategic student movement within our teams. This is also a small step toward getting back to normal. However, rest assured, we will have all safety precautions in place. Click the link below to see additional student movement information.


Student Movement


Wishing everyone a great weekend.


Yours in education,


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


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Picture Day


Tuesday, March 9 - Cohort A/C


Wednesday, March 10 - REMOTE Students (Only) by appointment 4:00-6:00 p.m. A link will be sent to the families of full remote status this upcoming week.


Thursday, March 11 - Cohort B/D


Please click on the link below for important picture information


LifeTouch Picture Form Ordering Information


FULLY REMOTE Students ONLY - Click Below


FULLY REMOTE ONLY Students Picture Link


Parent Conferences - March 9, 2021 - Half Day For Students


The school committee recently voted to change our scheduled Showcase Night to a Parent Conference day. These will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The times will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. The conferences will all be virtual. See more information below.


Virtual Conference Information


Conference Sign Up Schedule


***If you don't get a conference due to limited spots and you would like to set a different time, please contact your child's Team Leader***


March 15th New Student Schedule Format


As we move toward our next pivot in scheduling, I wanted you to have an idea of what we are thinking. See a copy of student schedules below.


Grade 8 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 7 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 6 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Grade 5 Student Schedule March 15, 2021


Mr. Olson and I will create a video early next week explaining the entire process. We will have that video out by Tuesday, March 9. Below you will find a link to a Form for you to ask any questions or provide us with additional feedback. We will use your feedback to drive our video.


Caregiver Feedback / Question Form


The Week Ahead


Monday, March 8th

  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 5&6 UA Schedule


Tuesday, March 9th - Half Day For Students (11:10 am)

  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Days 5&6 UA Schedule
  • Parent Conferences: Early Dismissal For Students 1-4 pm / 6-8 pm (All Virtual - See link above)
  • Picture Day - Cohort A/C


Wednesday, March 10th

  • Professional Development Day
  • No School For Students


Thursday, March 11th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 5&6 UA Schedule
  • Picture Day Cohort B/D
  • School Council 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Link will be sent out)


Friday, March 12th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 5&6 UA Schedule
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Wishing Everyone A Great Weekend...