CMSS Newsletter

Monday, August 19, 2019

CMSS T-Shirts

We are taking CMSS T-Shirt orders! Please see the order form below for sizing and prices. You are welcome to print off the order form from this newsletter or forms can be picked up in the office. Orders and payment are due to the CMSS Office by Friday, September 27.

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

7:50 First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Teacher

8:00 Tardy Bell

3:20 Car Riders, Walkers, and First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:25 Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:30 Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

Your child will receive a more specific bell schedule for their Team that includes lunch and recess times, class times, etc.

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the water tower to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Panther Trail needs to remain 1 lane for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.

PTO/Volunteer Meeting

We will host our first PTO/Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd. We will meet in the CMSS Media Center at 6 pm. If you are interested in volunteering for PTO or at CMSS, please make plans to attend this informative meeting. Refreshments will be served.

FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.

Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40

If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Supply Fee

CMSS students have a one time $25 supply fee. This includes all necessary school supplies and a Team T-Shirt. Students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, and notebook paper to class each day.

Your child's supply fee can be made by check or cash and sent with your child to school. You can also pay online (link: - there is a service fee. You do not have to put a teacher's name, just your child's grade level. The district wants to do everything in our power to help our families. If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know.

Reminders about Dress Code

The CPS Student Handbook outlines the following guidelines of appropriate dress for any campus. The handbook can be accessed on the district website under the Resources for Students tab.

Guidelines include:

  • All students shall wear shoes;

  • Young men shall wear sleeved shirts;

  • Young women may wear sleeved blouses and shirts or sleeveless blouses and shirts with broad shoulder straps that cover the shoulders; undergarments may not be visible;

  • Pants, shorts, dresses and skirts will be no more than four (4) inches above the knee.

  • Long dresses cannot have a slit that exceeds 4 inches above the knee standard;

  • For all clothing with waistbands, the top of the waistband must be no lower than the top of the hipbone;

Clothing and accessories not allowed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tank tops and tops with spaghetti straps;

  • Pants with holes more than four inches above the knee with exposed skin or undergarments;

  • Caps, hats, toboggans, etc;

  • Clothing that displays obscenities, promotes violence, including pictures of guns or other weapons, has sexual implication/content or has reference to alcoholic beverages, tobacco or illegal substances;

  • Bandanas;

  • Chains (e.g. wallet chains);

  • See-through blouses;

  • Pajamas and house shoes;

  • Other styles, hair, contacts or clothing that may disrupt school.

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • September 2: No School/Labor Day
  • September 12: Fall Picture Day
  • September 10: Hallway Hero Training
  • September 19: GT Open House

Cabot Middle School South

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