Does anyone not have a phone, Ipod, or tablet on them these days? It sure seems like we are stuck to them, this leads to students being connected with parents, friends, and information 24-hours a day. It also leads to issues at school, especially for those who lose their device or have it broken or stolen.
At Chimacum Middle School we have very clear policies on electronic devices. They cannot be used during the school day, except at lunch, unless it is a specific part of a class lesson and is allowed by a teacher. Students who have them out in classes, without permission, or between classes in hallways, will have their phone confiscated.
It is also important to know that any electronic device brought to school, is done so at your own risk. This applies to both students and staff. Lost or stolen electronic or personal items will not be investigated or replaced by the school or district.
We understand that cellular/smart phones are part of today’s culture, but middle level students are not always ready for a device, that is a decision your family will have to make. You should consider if your student is ready for one and what the cost would be to replace it if lost, stolen, or broken. Remember, that during the school day, the school knows where your child is at all times and, if you need to contact them, you can call our office at 360-302-5944 and we can reach them quickly and easily.
I want to extend a special "welcome back" to all of our CMS Eagles. This school year will be filled with learning, challenges, and growth: not just for the students, but for the staff as well. Every school year brings no hope and excitement, an opportunity for personal success.
For 7th and 8th graders, the new year is a chance to set a positive tone for our school community, to show our new Eagles and the community that they are responsible and maturing young men and women. We have an exciting group of electives and are continuing to offer support classes in both Math and Reading. Data shows that students that are behind in reading skills when they enter high school graduate at a lower rate and are less likely to continue their education after 12th grade. Our goal at CMS is to help make each and every student College and Career Ready.
For our new Eagles, 6th grade is about learning and refining the skills needed to be a successful student. The 6th grade team will work with our students and help them in their core class content, but also individualize their attention to help our kids and families expand those needed skills. A large amount of time, early this year, will be spent on preparation for Camp Cispus, make sure you get all those forms into the office ASAP!
I’m looking forward to having a great year and connecting with many kids and families. Let me know if you, as a parent, want to volunteer, we never have enough.
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Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Mark Barga at (360)344-3270.
Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Mike Raymond Kerry O’Connell
P.O. Box 278 – Chimacum, WA 98325 P.O. Box 278 – Chimacum, WA 98325
(360) 732.4090 x 237 (360) 732.4090 x 254
Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW
Stephanie McCleary, HR Director
P.O. Box 278 – Chimacum, WA 98325
360.732.4090 x 222