CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, December 17, 2021

Weekly Message... Resilience

Principal's Weekly Mesaage

CMS Families...

It's definitely been a challenging week for everyone within our Learning Community. Social media posts leading to safety concerns at school; working closely with local police; and collaborating with Student Support Teams to ensure we met the needs of all students, staff and families all played into our daily routine. I am extremely proud of my staff for adjusting and adapting to ensure students were comfortable, as well as, our Student Support Team. In the end, students' immediate needs are always going to be our focus.

I want to send out a sincere THANK YOU to Chief Dowd and Lieutenant Mason and their staff of officers who not only rose to the occasion, but went above and beyond to meet our overall safety needs. It's such a great feeling to know that there are so many caring, professional people in our town who share in our passion for students and safety.

Finally, I was very excited to hold a Parent / Caregiver Q&A Session this morning. Our entire Student Support Team and I met with over 100 parents to answer questions and listen to feedback. It was a great session and I left feeling confident that we are on a path of continuous growth, but created a deeper connection between home and school. I wish to thank everyone who took the time to join us on the video call.

I know going into next week there will be some anxiety and concerns. Please know we will be out in front and working to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable. Remember that we can be reached at anytime to answer you questions or concerns.

I have added a couple of resources below in PDF format that will help assist you in talking with your kids.

I am so fortunate to be part of a great educational team and such a strong learning community!

Wishing everyone a great week.

Yours in education,

Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102



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Weekly Calendar:

Monday, December 20th:

- Intramurals after school in the gym

- Twin Day

- Basketball Game at Whitcomb Middle School B 3:45 / G 4:45

Tuesday, December 21st:

- Harry Potter Day

Wednesday, December 22nd:

- Marvel vs DC Day

- Intramurals after school in the gym

- Basketball Game @ Dudley Middle School B 3:45 / G 4:45

Thursday, December 23rd:

- Ugly Sweater Day

- Half Day Dismissal at 11:15 a.m. (Holiday Break)

Friday, December 24th:

- No School (Holiday Break)

What's Happening at CMS

Next After School Class Offerings

We are very excited to offer our next set of after school classes starting on January 11, 2022. Please click on the link below to access the selections. Registration is now open.

After School Selections Starting January 11, 2021

Test & Stay Consent Link

Please use the link below to consent for us to use our Test & Stay procedure. This is used when a student is a close contact within our school setting and enables students to stay in school with a negative test. Consent must be completed before we can test any student.

Test & Stay Link

Interested In Substituting

At our last school committee meeting, the substitute teaching rate was increased. Please see the chart below to reflect the new rates:

Daily sub with Associates or 2 years of college: $125

Daily sub with BA/BS/Masters $135

Daily sub with Teacher Licensure $145

If you are interested in working in our building or district, please contact Principal Packard at

Parent / Caregiver Resource Tab

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