School Updates

  • Southwest Regional Library Grand Opening 

    Stop by Southwest Regional Library on April 20th to celebrate the GRAND OPENING! Take part in fun activities, win special prizes, and meet special guests Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems award winning series! Festivities will be taking place from 10am to 2pm.


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    Water bottles are permitted-- ONLY with water!

    *Students coming to school with drinks from Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc. will be asked to discard them before coming into the school building.

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    School doors open for students at 8:15 AM. (Please do NOT arrive at CMS before this time.)

    Students arriving between 8:15 AM-8:35 AM will report to the PIT.

    Arriving at 8:35 or after, students report to 3 areas by grade-level. (6th- Cafeteria, 7th- PIT, 8th- Gym).

    At 8:50 AM, students will move to their homeroom classrooms.

    Breakfast is served from 8:35 AM through 9:00 AM.

    Students are LATE if not in the school building at 9:05 AM. Plan accordingly. (Students who are late will need to report to the school office to receive a tardy pass.)

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    Students are expected to attend school and each class every day unless sick, doctor/dentist appointment, educational opportunity, etc.

    Parents should submit written documentation in order to have their student’s absence considered “excused.” Please submit to your child's homeroom teacher within 3 days of the absence.

    CMS will only accept parent 'sick' notes during the grading period in which the absence occurred; notes from a medical provider will be accepted at any time.

    ONLY the following reasons are acceptable to consider marking an absence 'excused:' Illness, quarantine by a health provider, medical/psychological visits (with note from the provider), funeral for immediate family member (with valid documentation), military deployment activities, PRE-APPROVED educational opportunities (no more than 2 days), religious observances.

    For every 5 unexcused tardies / early dismissals, students will be required to serve a 'detention' at a time designated by CMS.

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    Instructional time will not be disturbed for students to obtain forgotten items. When a student leaves an item at home, we ask that they bring the item to school the next day, unless it is an item that is required for their health and safety (ex. eye glasses, medicine, lunch, water bottles, etc.). Additionally, student Chromebooks will be permitted to be dropped off, if forgotten at home, as these are important instructional tools for active student participation within classroom activities & assignments.

    *Homework/projects, cell phones, instruments, PE uniform, etc., should not be brought to school for students.


    **Students may not receive gift items or fast food while at school.

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    Students who must leave before the end of the school day should bring a note from home requesting early dismissal. The note should be taken to the office upon arrival and exchanged for a 'dismissal slip.' At the appointed time, the student should report to the office and be signed out by an authorized adult with a picture ID. Parents should sign students out before 3:20 PM for early dismissal, in order to not interfere with the school’s dismissal procedures.

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    Parents can get the information you need from the transportation department without having to call the school... Download the app today. You will need your child's ID number to register. (For returning families, you can locate the ID# on a past report card, student schedule, or simply ask your child as it is the # used to log-in to their computer.)

    Edulog Parent Portal smartphone app helps you receive information about your child’s school bus ride. It allows you to:

    Access designated bus stop times and locations,

    See real-time information about the location of your child’s school bus, and

    Receive notifications when the bus is getting close.

    *This new app replaces the "Here Comes the Bus App."

    Tutorial Video



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    In the event of an emergency, transportation changes will be made on the phone and included with afternoon announcements. (We don't call the student out of class to communicate this information.)

    Reminder:  Students may not ride any bus to which they are not assigned.

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    At about 4:00 PM, dismissal procedures will begin. CMS is a LARGE school; an efficient dismissal process takes some time. It'll be slow to start this week as we re-orient with school procedures.

    Car-riders will ONLY be picked up via the front car-rider line at the front of the school.

    Parents, please do not arrive at CMS until 3:30 or later for afternoon pick-up as the high-school is dismissed beforehand, and too many cars will cause gridlock on our school campuses.

    Parents should NOT park in the staff parking lot, visitor parking spaces, the high school, or nearby neighborhoods to pick up children at dismissal time.

    When picking up students, please pull ALL the way up to the front of the car-rider line so we can load students quickly and safely. Students are to step into a car on the right side to avoid other cars.

    Walking home from school is discouraged as it is a safety concern; the school is not currently outfitted with appropriate sidewalks nor cross walks.

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    If you would like to become a volunteer for CMS, complete a volunteer application.

    Parent Volunteer Application

    Once your application is submitted, you will receive an automated email correspondence instructing you to confirm your email address. Additionally, you will receive an automated email when your application is approved or denied.

    If you are already an approved volunteer, please visit the above link to renew your registration. You must renew your registration each year.


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