CMS EAGLE EXPRESS

March 7, 2021 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 27

calendar at a glance

MARCH

8: D5 School Board meeting at SHHS ~ 7:00 pm

10: Middle School Late Start Day ~ doors open at 9:00 am

12: Interims for the 3rd nine weeks go home

14: Daylight Savings Time begins

15: Student Holiday / Staff Development Day

22: D5 School Board meeting at IHS ~ 7:00 pm


APRIL

5-9: Spring Break

15: End of 3rd Nine Weeks

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important information for the 2021-2022 school year

congratulations!

way to go, cms mock trial team!

We are so proud of the CMS Mock Trial Team! They placed 3rd overall out of nine teams in the Regional Competition! They also won the Professionalism and Civility Award voted on by all the other teams! Congratulations to the entire team and to all of the individual winners! Great job! Thank you to their amazing CMS teacher sponsor, Ms. Dixon and their outstanding attorney coach, Mr. Tucker Player of Player Law Firm!
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march students of the month


The character trait for March is honesty. Honesty is adhering to the truth and having strong moral principles. This also means being loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty and integrity are the number one character traits employers desire. Employers look for people who are trustworthy and have a strong work ethic.


Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized as Students of the Month for honesty.

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cool stuff

We are so proud of our CMS educators who presented this weekend at the 44th Annual

South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education

Conference!

Mrs. Heather Fisher and Ms. Jessica Bower shared the

District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

model of Middle Level Reading Intervention and discussed the success they’ve had supporting striving readers in their classrooms.

Mrs. Sherri Croft and Mrs. Casey Parker

shared ways to effectively conduct virtual IEP meetings including parents, teachers, students and other professionals.

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athletics

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clubs and activities

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athletics

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D5 IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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important reminders

staying connected to your student

Parents often ask how to stay connected to a child’s progress and have some controls with assignments on the internet. At CMS we are committed to helping you accomplish this. We have several ways that you can actually keep an eye on your student’s academics and their digital footprint.


Currently we have three options. Parent Portal, Student Google Login, and Google Classroom Guardian Email Summaries. I have outlined the benefits of each in the table below.


CMS currently would like to suggest that you sign up for Parent Portal and learn how to log in to your child’s Google Account. The Google Classroom Guardian is also a great tool but may be redundant if you log into your child’s account regularly. CMS requests that you log into your child’s account regularly. If students are aware that parents can look at email correspondence, classwork and other activities regularly, it helps them make the better choice in a difficult situation.


As you are aware, District 5 uses a student’s birth date as a password. We choose at CMS not to reset these passwords so that parents can easily access student accounts regularly. The benefit of not having lost instructional time for “forgotten” passwords is invaluable, and when students know that parents and teachers can access their accounts, it helps them stay on task and make good choices.


If you have any questions regarding how to sign up for and of this information, please contact our Digital Integration Specialist, Lori Powers at lpowers@lexrich5.org or 803-722-5573.


Click here to access the document below with LIVE LINKS.


Note: For security reasons, you need a Google Account to receive summaries from Classroom. You don’t need a Gmail address—you can create a Google Account with your current email address.

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TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW

Attention Students and Parents:

This is for all CMS students, both FIVE and hybrid.


INSTRUCTIONAL TECH SUPPORT ~ MRS. LORI POWERS

issues with passwords, accessing Classrooms, Meets, online textbooks, how to use a software or program, Chromebook accessibility needs (text to speech features, magnifying glass, sticky keys, etc).

Use this form for instructional support



TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY

A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue

Use this form for repairs


Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.

ONLINE PAYMENT INFORMATION

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NEED TO KNOW FROM OUR PTO

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