Middle School South News....

August 22, 2017

Message from Mrs. Hanna...

Welcome to Middle School South! Our first week has been amazing. I am looking forward to the rest of the school year and upcoming activities. Be on the lookout for Middle School South News..this is the electronic newsletter I send out every 2 weeks to keep our parents informed. Let's have a great school year!


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Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Cabot Middle School South

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DRESS CODE

STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING (4:25)

The following guidelines outline appropriate dress in Cabot’s schools:


  • 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;
  • Dress codes for the graduation ceremonies will be determined by the high school principal. 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. The principal and sponsors shall have the authority and responsibility to regulate hair and dress codes for groups and organizations that represent Cabot Public School in extracurricular activities. Students engaged in extracurricular activities shall be subject to the regular dress code except while participating in physical education classes, pep rallies, dance team or cheerleader practice sessions, sports events or other special activities as designated by the principal.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

News from the CMSS Counseling Center:


The mission of the Cabot Middle School South’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors partner with other educators, parents/guardians and the community support of the total educational program.

Jana Terrell, 5th Grade Counselor: jana.terrell@cps.k12.ar.us

Nicole True, 6th Grade Counselor: nicole.true@cps.k12.ar.us


Please let us know how we can help your child at CMSS.

CAR RIDERS

Thank you for your patience at the beginning of the school year with car rider procedures. Be sure to check out the map of entrances and exits posted on your child's car rider sign.


Morning drop off is single lane. Please be aware of students crossing the crosswalk in the car rider line.


Afternoon pick-up is double stacked. The gate to the car-rider line will not be opened until 3:10 due to student recesses. By the end of the week we were able to clear Panther Trail by 3:45.


**AVOID pulling into the front parking lot to drop off or pick up your child. Students crossing in front of the car rider line is extremely dangerous. I ask that you continue to be patient.


**USE THE PROPER CAR RIDER LINE FOR YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY.

Cabot School District Lunch Menu

Click the button to view Cabot School District meal prices plus breakfast and lunch menus.

PTO NEWS...

Candy bar fundraiser begins Sept 11th. Paperwork with permission to sell slips will be sent home next week.


Collect and send in box tops! Be sure to write your child's name on the bag along with team.


Collect and send in pop tabs from soda cans, canned fruit, pet food, vegetable cans etc. The team that collects the most will receive a prize!


Next PTO meeting is Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.

Cabot School District Student Calendar

Click button to view the 2017-2018 student calendar.

IMPORTANT DATES:

September:

4 - No School

5 - Hallway Hero Training 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Office 602 N. Lincoln

8 - PTO Fundraiser Information Assembly


11 - Progress Reports go home

Fundraiser Begins

14 - Fall Pictures


26 - GT Open House 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

25th - 29th Spirit Week

29 - CHS Homecoming

Fundraiser Ends


OCTOBER:

2nd - 6th R.E.A.L. Friends Week (Grandparents Week)

17 - Parent/ Teacher Conferences

19 - Parent/ Teacher Conferences

20 - No School


24 - Fall Make-up Pictures

27 - Frontier Festival

Inspiration Run

Cabot School District 2017-2018 Student Handbook

Click the link to view the 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

HALLWAY HERO TRAINING

If you would like to volunteer to work with students, please attend Hallway Hero training!


This will include a background check and information about district policies and procedures. If you completed Hallway Hero training last year, you only need to complete the background check.


Training is September 5th at 6pm at Central Administration Building 602 North Lincoln. Contact Michael Byrd at 843-3363 with any questions.

CABOT PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE BUTTON

Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.

Free and Reduced Form is now available online!

Parents can now fill out free and reduced forms online! Check this out:


http://www.cabotschools.org/administration/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-meals

BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH

We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Middle School South! It was proven success last year at MSS and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Middle School South. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!


Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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REMIND 101

Mrs. Hanna would like you to join MSS Parents 2016-17!


To receive messages via text, text @mssparent to 81010. You can opt out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mssparent.


WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?

Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Visit remind.com to learn more

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH TWITTER

Twitter is a perfect opportunity for you to see the latest activities that are occurring at Middle School South. If you have not signed up for Middle School South Twitter you can follow us @CMSSouth.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH INSTAGRAM

Instagram is another perfect opportunity for you to see the latest pictures and activities that are occurring at Middle School South. If you have not signed up for Middle School South Instagram you can follow us @CMSSouth.

CABOT SCHOOLS APP!

Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.


The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!


All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.


The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.


If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.


If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.


Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.


• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent


Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.


If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.


*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.