Chimacum Middle School

***New Phone Number*** 360-302-5944 

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Special Board meeting has been called for next Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm CHS Library, to hear public opinion and determine the timing of any bond measure moving forward. 
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Please see the Bulletin and Calendar links to the left for up to date school news, information and events. 

No School, Friday, February 12 or Monday, February 15.

Campus Visitors

Nothing is more fun than coming to visit your old school, whether you are a former student now in a nearby district or across the country.  However, it is important to understand that schools are not set up to be accessible to former students who want to spend all or part of a day with friends.  Chimacum Middle School has a strict policy of no school age visitors on campus during the school day.
There are safety and security issues that prevent CMS from allowing school age visitors, these include not having emergency information, discipline files from where they go to school, any information about health or educational concerns, and the district liability of needing to assure the safety of a student who does not attend the school or district.  It is always our hope that emergency situations will never occur, but as a school and district, we have to prepare in case they do, because of this, school age visitors may not come and visit CMS during the school day.
For more information, please see the CMS Handbook.
Coming out of the tunnel at Camp Cispus
After School Options
Many students want to know what they can do after school, especially the new 6th grade Eagles.  This can be a bit tricky, so please talk with your children about after school plans. Safety and security is a major focus at CMS and unattended student(s) often lead to problems on campus or worries for the family about the location of their child.
Being on campus after school is OK, under the right guidelines, but it does have some policies that have to be followed.  
First, make sure you know what the school handbook says about being on campus after school.  Student are allowed to be on campus from 7:15 to 2:45 and no middle school student is allowed on campus outside those hours unless they under direct adult supervision, Students found on campus after 2:45 will be asked to leave campus and repeated issues may lead to serious consequences. 
Also, to ride the late bus students must have a Late Bus Pass, there are no exceptions to this.  These passes are not given by the middle school office, but are provided by the activity the student is attending.
Acceptable reasons to be on campus:
  • A school sport (Football or Volleyball in the fall, boys and girls basketball in the winter, and track in the spring), students may not stay after school to watch practices, but they are encouraged to stay for games.
  • Working with a teacher.  Students have to have this arranged with the teacher before school ends and must stay with that teacher until the late bus at 3:20.
  • Attending Math Tutoring 
  • Teen Center.  This is an after school activity that is not run by the Chimacum School District, but kids who stay at Teen Center until 3:20 can get a bus pass for the late bus.
  • Involved in an after school club
Students who are going to Chimacum Elementary School teachers classrooms after school must first have it approved by that teacher and the Elementary office.  They must then check in the the Elementary office each day before they go to that classroom and then must stay with that teacher until the end of the elementary school day. The middle school office cannot issue late bus passes to these students and CMS is not responsible for students working with/at the Elementary after school.
We ask parents to talk with their students and  make sure you have a plan for after school, We want to keep our Eagles safe and put them in the best position to succeed.

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year 

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.


Stuart G Prince Sr,
Principal Chimacum Middle School
Are you planning to play sports this fall? Then you may need a sports physical. Click on this LINK for information about when to schedule your physical.
Eagle Day and New Phone Number

Eagle Day will be September 3 from 8 AM until 2 PM.  This is your chance to pick up student schedules, get pictures taken, and pay all those fee's that are required at the beginning of the year.  There will also be an Open House for 6th Graders with a chance to talk about Camp Cispus.

Also, the school has a new main phone number, please use 360-302-5944 for all office questions and attendance.

HERE is the 2015-2016 school calendar.
Attention families of current 5th grade students:
On Site Weather Station

Get current weather information from Washington State University and their AgWeather site.  The station is located on the CSD campus and provide 24-hour a day weather details.

Chimacum Weather Information 

Technology Allows Holocaust Conversation
7th grade students in Ms. Berg's Humanities class have been studying the holocaust and the impact of discrimination in world history and in our world today.   Using technology in a powerful way, 7th grades used Skype to have a conference with a camp survivor.  Students in the class prepared questions and then took turns sitting on the webcam and asked her questions about the holocaust and her views on the very real racial and ethnic discrimination that still impacts society.
Eagle Night, March 24 
Here are pictures of our Eagle Night 2015 in case you were not able to be there.
The second annual Eagle Night will be held Tuesday, March 24 in the middle school gym, it will run from 5 PM to 7 PM.  This curriculum night is a chance to see examples of student work in Humanities, Science and Math.  Last years event was attended by nearly 200 people and was an exciting opportunity to see student work and some of the amazing things that go on at CMS. Parents who have children enrolled in the Read 180 program will have the opportunity to view the library, see the software, and look through their child's portfolio, which will have work samples and possibly reports.
Also, for 8th grade parents, the Outdoor Odyssey team will do a presentation,at 6 PM in room 403, on the exciting changes to this years program which will be held at Nature Bridge on Lake Crescent.  A representative from Nature Bridge will be there to answer questions.
OlyCap Headstart opportunities
now available!
Please click on this link for more information: Headstart

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