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July 2021 News
Kindergarten Families: Starting the New School Year
Administrative Appointments Announced in July
CMCSS has announced multiple administrative appointments in July 2021.
Family Guide to the Start of School (2021-2022 School Year)
Information for CMCSS families to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
A Family Guide to Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) 2021-2022
What is RTI²? Response to instruction and intervention is the way CMCSS intervenes with students who are struggling academically by focusing on quality core instruction and intervention of specific skill deficits. The purpose of RTI² is to intervene with students quickly in the area of need so skill deficit gaps do not develop as they progress through school. What does the RTI² Framework look like? The RTI² Framework has three tiers; each tier provides intensifying levels of support. In Tier l, all students receive evidence-based, high-quality, general education standards-based instruction that incorporates ongoing universal screening and assessments to inform instruction. Tier I is another name for the regular core instruction all students get every year. In Tier ll, students identified as having significant skill deficits receive intervention targeted to the specific area of need. Student progress is consistently monitored during intervention and decisions about tier movement are based on progress monitoring data. In Tier III, more intensive interventions are provided to students who have not made significant progress in Tier II, or who demonstrate a deficit significant enough to warrant immediate Tier III intervention. Students are monitored closely to determine if the intervention is effective. Movement from Tier III is dependent upon intervention success. Tier II and III intervention occur in addition to regular classroom instruction. Schools will communicate with parents in writing when students go into and out of intervention, as well as update progress during intervention. What are the key components of RTI²? RTI² has been around for many years and is proven to improve instruction for all students by identifying areas for improvement in core instruction. Schools assess all students in the fall, winter, and spring using what is called a Universal Screener. This is a skills-based measure students are given to quickly check how they perform […]
Pre-Practical Nursing Program for HS Seniors
High School Seniors now have another opportunity to explore a career in nursing.
Summer Technology Return Schedule
Elementary Technology Return Schedule Collection Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Collection Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Students who attend: Barkers Mill, Oakland, and Northeast return devices to BARKERS MILL ELEMENTARY Barksdale, Carmel, East Montgomery, Sango, and Moore return devices to BARKSDALE ELEMENTARY Byrns Darden, Ringgold, Burt, St. B, and Montgomery Central return devices to BYRNS DARDEN ELEMENTARY Minglewood, Liberty, Woodlawn, and Kenwood return devices to MINGLEWOOD ELEMENTARY Norman Smith, Rossview, and Cumberland Heights return devices to NORMAN SMITH ELEMENTARY West Creek, Hazelwood, Pisgah, and Glenellen return devices to WEST CREEK ELEMENTARY Middle and High School Technology Return Schedule Collection Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021 Collection Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Please take the CMCSS devices to the middle school of enrollment, or, if you are a high school student, you may take the device to the middle school that is most convenient during the collection hours. All devices should be returned this week to avoid any charges for CMCSS technology devices.
TN Department of Education Visits CMCSS as Part of State-wide Tour
CMCSS held roundtable discussions with the TN Department of Education, elected officials, and community leaders as part of the state’s Accelerating TN Tour.