CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
March 7, 2021 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 27
calendar at a glance
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
5-9: Spring Break
15: End of 3rd Nine Weeks
important information for the 2021-2022 school year
way to go, cms mock trial team!
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.
We are so proud of our CMS educators who presented this weekend at the 44th Annual South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education
South Carolina Association for Middle Level EducationConference!
Mrs. Heather Fisher and Ms. Jessica Bower shared the District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties
District 5 of Lexington and Richland Countiesmodel 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.
clubs and activities
D5 IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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 email@example.com 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.
TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW
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).
TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY
A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue
Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.