Across the district, 62 teachers were honored as Teachers of the Year, with one ultimately winning a new car. The annual event honors the hard work of CMCSS educators.
The CMCSS Operations Department is closely monitoring the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service for this evening and tomorrow morning. As a reminder, in the event of inclement weather this school year, traditional students will transition to remote learning. With 1:1 laptops, the district is prepared throughout the academic year to provide remote instruction if there are building closures due to COVID-19, inclement weather, or other emergencies. Last summer, CMCSS received a waiver from the Commissioner of Education to use inclement weather stockpile days at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year to allow for a delayed start. If school buildings are closed, the CMCSS Communications Department will use SchoolMessenger to notify families via call, text, and email. Parents and guardians can use the Parent Self-Service Portal at parents.cmcss.net to update contact information throughout the year. The district also will share inclement weather closure updates on official CMCSS social media accounts, www.cmcss.net, and local media. Please ensure that you check your sources when viewing school closure information on social media. For official CMCSS social media accounts, follow us @cmcssinfo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The deadline for submissions for the 2021-22 Teacher Residency Programs has been extended to February 15, 2021.
This is an important update regarding the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) and the ACT exam for CMCSS students. TCAP Assessments (All CMCSS Families in April) TCAP assessments are administered to students in grades 3-12, and CMCSS is required by law to administer these tests to all students – both traditional and CMCSS K-12 Virtual. The 2020-2021 TCAP assessments are paper and pencil as determined by the state, so students must take these assessments in-person. In order to accommodate in-person testing for CMCSS K-12 Virtual students while adhering to COVID-19 precautions, there will be changes to schedules in mid-April. Please see below for more information. Pre-K through 2nd-Grade Traditional and Virtual Students: There will be no disruptions to schedules during the TCAP assessment window for traditional or virtual students in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Traditional students in Pre-K through 2nd grade will continue in-person learning April 12-22. Kindergarten through 12th-Grade Traditional Students in Self-Contained Special Populations Classrooms: There will be no disruptions to schedules during the TCAP assessment window for traditional students in special populations self-contained classrooms. All traditional students in self-contained classrooms will continue in-person learning April 12-22. 3rd-Grade through 12th-Grade Traditional Students: In order to accommodate in-person testing for virtual students, there will be four remote learning days for traditional students in grades 3-12. Teachers will provide more information to students on how to access lessons from home during the remote learning days, April 13-16. Please see below for the TCAP assessment and remote learning schedules for traditional students in grades 3-12. 2020-2021 TCAP Assessment and Remote Schedule for Traditional Students Date Status Assessments Mon., April 12 In-Person Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, HS: English I, English II, US History Tue., April 13 Remote No assessments during remote Wed., April 14 Remote […]