CMS Update

October 25, 2020

Conference Week

Cedarcrest Parents and students,


This week is conference week. This is an important opportunity for us to connect with our families. We want parents to understand how their student is progressing and any challenges they are facing. With the challenges of distance learning, building and maintaining student engagement is the greatest challenge we currently face, and we can't miss this chance to strengthen the partnership we have with you to support student success! If you haven't scheduled your conference yet, there is still time. Please reach out to your advisor asap.



-Scott Martin

Principal

Cedarcrest Middle School

Veteran's Day Request

Good Morning Cedarcrest Parents and Students!


For this upcoming Veteran’s Day, we would gladly appreciate if you could send in pictures of family members that have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military. We are accepting submissions by November 2nd, 2020 to be included in our Veteran's Day virtual assembly.

Please include the following:

Student's Name

Veteran's Name

Military branch

Date of service (if known)

Relation to the student


Please submit each veteran separately to this link - Veterans Assembly Photo Submission. Please contact Ms. James at tjamesbuhl@bethelsd.org with any questions.


Thank you and have a good rest of your day!


CMS Student Leadership

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College Bound Scholarship

Did you know that many of our 7th and 8th grade students are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship? At your conference, your advisor will be able to tell you if you should fill out an application. Here is more information


Middle School Students: Are you interested in health care? Construction? Video game design? Running a business? Whatever your career goals, the College Bound Scholarship will help you attend and pay for the school that is right for you! College Bound is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound pledge. The College Bound Scholarship covers average tuition, fees, and a book allowance at over 60 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Washington. Are you College Bound?

Conference Week Bell Schedule

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Wednesday Student Work

On Regular Schedule weeks, teachers will assign one of two options for students during their Wednesday independent work time.


Either:


1) Students will be assigned work to complete on their own. This work will be posted in each teacher's Canvas course and will be visible on student's Canvas Calendar.


or


2) Students will be invited to join the teacher on Zoom for small-group or individual support.

Does your student need tech help?

This is just a reminder that there is a HELP button icon that has been added to students' iPads. This is a great way to get support when needed.

CALENDAR

Oct 28-30 -- Secondary Conferences 1/2 days w/parent conferences

Nov 11 -- Veterans Day

Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

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Dress Code

Attendance

Student attendance is expected and will be taken daily. As you can see, taking attendance in a remote setting looks different than being present in a classroom. See below for the distance learning attendance policy.
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ParentVUE

We’re excited to announce some big changes in how you will manage your student’s education.

Family Access, where you’ve always gone to view class schedules, test scores, and health records, has been discontinued. For the past two years our Technology Department has been hard at work on a replacement. Today they have unveiled ParentVUE.

ParentVUE is one part of the new Synergy system for managing student data. This will be a huge system change with some great improvements for both families and educators. Synergy will provide a modern interface, improved communication tools, and dedicated apps for individual user groups.

The ParentVUE web portal and mobile app will serve as direct lines to your child’s classroom – anytime, anywhere, and in any language, so you always have access to the information you need to help your child succeed.

You’ll be able to see upcoming assignments so you’ll know what’s due, and when. You will have access to class websites with documents and teacher-recommended resources, grades for each class, and notifications about missing assignments. You can also sign up to receive alerts anytime your child’s grade falls below a level you specify.

All of this shows up in real time, as soon as it’s posted.

Both ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be available in Self Service on student iPads, on any web browser, or in the app store on your personal device.


Click here to watch a brief video introduction to ParentVUE: https://vimeo.com/396566366


Click HERE to login to ParentVUE


Are you a parent or guardian of an existing or returning student(s)?

ParentVUE is the main portal to enroll new students and to complete the required annual information updates. Parents will receive an email to the address we have on file that describes the process for activating your ParentVUE account. Please follow the instructions within that email to activate your account. When you first sign in, you will view the Introduction page. Please read through this information and click "Continue" at the bottom to be guided through a process to validate your student's information. If you did not receive this email, please check your Junk or Spam folders. If you still did not receive it, please contact us at ParentVUE@bethelsd.org.


Are you new to the Bethel School District?

Please visit our Enrollment page to begin Online Registration.

BSD Updates

The Bethel School District's News and Updates page is a great place to stay up-to-date on the many aspects of school reopening. You can access the page here: https://www.bethelsd.org/Domain/338

Office Open

Our office is open to the public weekdays from 7:30-2:30.


If you need to come in the building for any reason, please be aware that masks are required.

News from Around Bethel

VOTE

Don’t forget to vote! Educate yourself on the issues and the candidates, and learn more about the November 3rd General Election here: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/328/Elections

National Principals Month

October is National Principals Month, and we’re taking the time to celebrate the amazing men and women who lead our schools -- women like Cougar Mountain’s Brittany Corpuz. You don’t have to spend much time with her to sense her passion for education. She radiates positive energy, optimism and joy when she talks about her school. https://bethelsd.medium.com/get-to-know-a-principal-cougar-mountains-brittany-corpuz-6b23ed944eb6

Resources

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