Final schedule for Director of Schools candidate interviews. Each interview will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the CMCSS School Board Room at 621 Gracey Ave.
Good afternoon, CMCSS families, There are only a little over 30 more school days left in the 2021-2022 academic year! CMCSS is reaching out with a few updates and reminders for the spring. Calendar Reminders Thursday, April 7 – Kindergarten Kickoffs Friday, April 15 – No School | All Schools and District Offices Closed Monday, April 18 – TNReady State Testing Begins. For more information on state testing, click here. For testing schedules for each level, click the following links or contact your child’s school for more information: Grades 3-5 Testing Schedule Grades 6-8 Testing Schedule High School Testing Schedule CMCSS K-12 Virtual families please refer to previous communications from your school about testing schedules Tuesday, May 3 – Staff Development | Students Do Not Report (County Primary Election Day) Wednesday, May 25 – Last Half Day of School for Students Charter Schools According to state law, nonprofit organizations with the intent to open a charter school in a Tennessee school district must apply through the local School Board for that district for authorization. The CMCSS School Board has received two applications for schools to open in the 2023-2024 school year. For more information on the applicants and to provide feedback on their applications, please click here. Director of Schools Search This month, the School Board and its search firm, Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) are expected to select and interview finalists for the CMCSS Director of Schools. The District will communicate with stakeholders when community feedback and interview opportunities are scheduled. Please click here for a webpage with more information. Harassment, Assault, and Bullying Throughout this school year, CMCSS and individual schools have reached out and asked families to partner with us to address escalating student behaviors such as vandalism linked to social media challenges and threats of school […]
Throughout this school year, CMCSS and individual schools have reached out and asked families to partner with us to address escalating student behaviors such as vandalism linked to social media challenges and threats of school violence. We have received concerns and feedback from faculty, staff, administrators, students, parents/guardians, and community members about the increasing level of incivility, disrespect, anger, and violence of both students and adults. We are asking families to partner with us to address these concerns. A safe and respectful environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve and critical for our faculty, staff, and administrators to support our students effectively. CMCSS prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, bullying, and hazing by students, district personnel, and volunteers or other third parties in the school environment. Students and adults are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior, treat others with civility and respect, and refuse to tolerate bullying-related acts. To date, CMCSS schools have investigated nearly 100 accusations of bullying-related acts and harassment this school year and there have been hundreds of cases of fighting and assault. Additionally, there have been several incidents of students, parents/guardians, and other adults using threatening and abusive language and actions towards teachers, staff, and administrators. Students and adults are expected to immediately report incidents of harassment, intimidation, bullying, hazing, assault, or any other threatening or unsafe behaviors to any administrator, teacher, school resource officer, school counselor, or other school or district personnel. For more information, refer to the CMCSS Student Code of Conduct or the District’s Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Hazing Policy. Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CMCSS cannot share specific disciplinary actions taken against students, but the Student Code of Conduct provides the consequences of each founded offense. In addition to disciplinary measures per the Student Code […]
Annually, the CMCSS Student Code of Conduct is reviewed in accordance with state laws and local policy and procedure.
Nonprofit organizations with the intent to open a charter school in a Tennessee school district must apply through the local School Board for that district for authorization.
The School Board voted to approve the final rezoning plan for middle schools effective the 2022-2023 school year and high schools effective the 2023-2024 school year. No elementary boundaries are affected by this rezoning.
The CMCSS Operations Department is closely monitoring the weather forecast for this afternoon. At this time, Montgomery County is under a wind advisory but not any significant weather advisories or severe thunderstorm/tornado watches. According to the National Weather Service, our community is split between a slight and enhanced risk for severe weather this afternoon. There is not a recommendation at this time to dismiss early based on the latest forecast. If the conditions change and there is a recommendation to dismiss early, the Communications Department will immediately communicate this information with families. Please know all CMCSS schools have severe weather plans, designated safe areas, and required drills throughout the school year. Additionally, the CMCSS Transportation Department has protocols for severe weather, including rerouting buses to the nearest school in the event of a tornado warning during a route. In 2019, CMCSS was named a StormReady district by the National Weather Service. To receive this distinction, CMCSS: Established a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center Established more than one way to receive severe weather warnings, forecasts and to alert the public Created a system that monitors weather conditions locally Promoted the importance of public readiness through community seminars Developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises
Since May 2021, CMCSS has communicated with stakeholders regarding the search for a new Director of Schools. The School Board decides the timeframe and the direction for the search.
Good afternoon, CMCSS families, District officials are closely monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening. Although forecasters are predicting the potential for freezing rain, there is uncertainty about the timing and impact on travel. Because of the uncertainty, there is no recommendation at this time to close schools tomorrow. However, the Operations Department will continue monitoring the forecast. Please Be Prepared We ask all families to please have a plan in the event that schools are closed or must dismiss early. A few notes about early school closings: In the event an emergency early school closing is necessary, a communication will be sent to families as soon as the decision is made, explaining the timing of the early closure. Please ensure you know what time your child’s school dismisses on a regular day as it is used to determine the earlier dismissal time. For example, if your child’s school regularly dismisses at 2:20 p.m. and there is a 3-hour early dismissal, your child’s school will dismiss at 11:20 a.m. Regular day dismissal times can be found on the following web pages: elementary, middle, high. Additionally, please note the half day dismissal times as these could be used instead. Schools will make every effort to ensure students are provided with both a breakfast and lunch meal. Bus drivers will run their routes based on the adjusted dismissal times. Please ensure you know what time your child’s bus typically arrives as it is used to determine the earlier arrival time. For example, if your child’s bus usually arrives around 4:15 p.m. and there is a 2-hour early dismissal, your child’s bus will arrive around 2:15 p.m. Please discuss plans with your children and ensure they know what to do if school dismisses early. Students may be returned to school to […]
CMCSS is inviting all stakeholders to engage in the Family Life Curriculum development process by participating in one of the upcoming public meetings.