April 26, 2020 VOLUME 12 ISSUE 34

a note from Principal Miller

Hello CMS Family,

As you know, we received word this week that our schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Although we thought this was coming, it sure was hard to hear and accept. We miss our students and each other so much! We are going to do everything we can to make the rest of this year as smooth and special as possible for our students. Teachers will be providing weekly assignments for May in Google Classroom beginning Monday, May 4, and we will continue to have virtual office hours from 9 AM to 1 PM daily Monday through Friday.

The state department of education has provided guidance that we will have a semester grade for quarters 3 and 4 this year. Therefore, you may notice that teachers are inputting all grades in Q3 in PowerSchool. The Q3 average will automatically become the Q4 average and the semester average.

If you’re looking for reading materials for you or your children, check out our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair on-line through Sunday, May 3. There is a wide selection available, and all purchases will be shipped directly to your home. Thank you for continuing to support literacy and our CMS media center. Follow this link to see what Scholastic has to offer.

We’ve decided to create “CMS Happy Parades” during the month of May for any of our CMS students who have a birthday, a celebration of some sort, or need a pick me up. Simply fill out the CMS Happy Parades Form and we will get in touch with you to organize it. We are also planning a day in the near future for our faculty and staff to be at CMS to allow students to drive through our car line so we can see each other- a Happy Parade in reverse if you will! Thank you for being amazing, for taking care of yourselves, and for taking care of each other. Together, we will get through this difficult time.

As always, we are Respectful, Responsible, and Remarkable!

We aRe Chapin!

Anna M. Miller, Principal

WOW!! Congratulations, Ms. Cade!!

Join our CMS family in congratulating and celebrating our very own Courtney Cade as an Honor Roll Teacher and one of three finalists for D5 Teacher of the Year!!!! We are so happy and proud of you, Ms. Cade! We love you!

Click HERE to watch the big surprise from Dr. Melton!

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We miss you so much!!! Watch our video below of special messages from our CMS faculty and staff!

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important information for cms parents and students ~ parent permission needed as soon as possible

CMS Parents,

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted the Google Meet permission form for your child.

In order to allow teachers and students to communicate in a live format, the D5 Technology and Instructional Technology Departments have been working diligently to provide a platform that is safe for both students and teachers. As a Google for Education District, teachers may choose to use Google Meet as we move forward with Distance Learning. All sessions will be recorded and made available for students who are not able to attend. It is recommended that a parent be in the home while these sessions are taking place; however, we understand that may not always be possible.We are glad to be able to provide this platform so that our teachers can be more interactive with students.

In order for your child to participate in these live sessions, we must have parent/guardian permission. Please click HERE to complete the permission form.

If we do not hear back from you, your child will not be able to participate, so please complete and submit this form as soon as possible.

Thank you for all you are doing during this time of learning for us all!

sports physicals

Due to the current health issues associated with COVID-19/Coronavirus, the South Carolina High School League strongly recommends any physicals required for athletic participation for the 2020-21 school year be delayed until after May 1, 2020.

Click HERE for the new 2020 Sports Physical Form.


During this time away from school CMS School Counseling is available for our students and parents virtually. In an effort to support our students and families we provide the below resource list that will be updated as needed. If there is immediate need for help please reach out directly.

~CMS School Counseling Department~

Thais West, Director, 7th Grade G-Z

Lacey Hallman, Counselor 7th/8th Grades A-F

Sara Holstein, 8th Grade G-Z

Leisa McNeil, Career Specialist

Katie Yeoman, Career Specialist

Maureen McCaffery, School Psychologist

Direct Support for Students


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