CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, October 16, 2020 (Week #5)

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Principals' Weekly Forecast

CMS Families:

What a great week we had! It was so amazing to have students back in the building. We saw so many happy faces and we took a huge step moving forward toward normalcy. Well, the new normalcy, as we know it today. I am so proud of our faculty and students for making this process very smooth. In addition, I want to thank all of the parents and guardians for being patient and having an understanding of the big picture.


Next week, we are excited to welcome back our Cohort A students. This will complete a full cycle transition of our students in the Hybrid model. I’m sure students are connecting with each other and talking about their experience. Each day the process gets better and better. Please reach out directly to me if you have any questions or concern as we continue to enter into this phase of Hybrid learning.


Wishing everyone a great weekend.


See below for some important points of the upcoming week.


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


Website: Charlton Middle School's Website


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Parent Portal (Mid-Term Grades)

Please know that as of today, you can log in to the portal and see up-to-date grades. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Mrs. Andre landre@dcrsd.org


Cohort A & C (Monday, October 19th & Tuesday, October 20th)

We are excited to phase-in Cohort A students on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Cohort B students did an amazing job and it was so great to see them back at school. We are all looking forward to seeing the next grouping.


Students Changing Learning Platforms

Please know that this isn't instant and takes time to finalize. Please stay in your present placements until you get invited into the new classrooms from the new teachers. Students are responsible for all work until this process becomes complete. Additionally, grades will be shared with the new teachers as well. Finally, and very important to note, when you request a change it takes time and teachers can be switched as well.


Bus Routes:

Information about the bus routes are published. Click the link below to access this information.

Student Transportation


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, teacher instruction, the mask break times may fluctuate (gators or bandanas are not allowed).


Student Biographical Sheets (Please complete this process)

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 landre@dcrsd.org or pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Student Biographical Sheet


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

Please reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.


Hybrid Schedules: (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


The Week Ahead


Monday, October 19th

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

- Day #5 on the schedule


Tuesday, October 20th

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

- Day #6 on the schedule


Wednesday, October 21st

- 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.



Thursday, October 22nd

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

- Day #5 on our Schedule


Friday, October 23rd

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

- Day #5 on our schedule


News From Shepherd Hill


Haunting on the Hill - October 30th 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Shepherd Hill Parking Lot

For more information, please call Shepherd Hill at (508)943-6700

Self-Check Questionnaire (Must be done daily)

Please complete this Form each day when school is in session. Thank you!

Learning Platform Change Request Form

Please note that changes can take up to 30 days, especially returning from Remote to Hybrid. Students will have new teachers when this is requested as well.

Bus Routes

Click here to access bus routes...

PTO Information

The PTO is an amazing supportive group who always takes care of our staff and students. We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of people. Please consider supporting their events.

A little back to school fun!

Have a great weekend!