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July 15th, 2021

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 […]


July 5th, 2021

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.


June 28th, 2021

APSU College-Readiness Camp

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 2! Austin Peay State University (APSU) is hosting an on-campus College-Readiness Camp July 19-30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The camp is designed to support high school graduates in the transition to post-secondary and will focus on the following areas: study skills applying to college completing the FAFSA, ACCUPLACER, or ACT tutoring in math, reading, and writing enrichment sessions Career Services information for selecting the right major Door prizes will be offered during the duration of the camp to include a Google Chromebook. In order to assist with planning, please indicate your interest in attending by completing the form linked here no later than July 2.  Additional information will be sent directly to you prior to the beginning of camp.


June 15th, 2021

CMCSS Announces New Chief Financial Officer

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has named Chris Reneau as its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2021.


June 10th, 2021

CMCSS Proposed ESSER 3.0 Funds Allocation

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has developed a plan to use specifically allocated federally provided funds, referred to as ESSER 3.0, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.


May 21st, 2021

CMCSS Director of Schools Update

CMCSS Director of Schools Millard House II has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent of Houston Independent School District (ISD) in Houston, TX.

“I will miss the students, employees, and community members with whom I have built strong relationships over the past four years,” stated House. “I have learned a lot from the talented educators and leaders in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. I will utilize my professional experiences from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Oklahoma and my continued focus on equity and innovation to lead Houston ISD.”


May 19th, 2021

CMCSS Foundational Literacy Skills Plan

The Tennessee Literacy Success Act requires each district and public charter school to submit a Foundational Literacy Skills Plan. School districts and public charter schools must create a local Foundational Literacy Skills Plan for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and submit the final approved plan to the department for approval. The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s Foundational Literacy Skills Plan has been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Click here to view the approved Foundational Literacy Skills Plan. Click here to view the approval rubric for the plan.  


May 19th, 2021

2021-22 Safety and Health Update (May 19, 2021)

Good afternoon, CMCSS families, The district’s Communicable Disease Team (CDT) is releasing the health and safety protocols for summer programs and the 2021-2022 school year based on updated guidance, recommendations, research, and requirements. The updated protocols will take effect on June 1, 2021. Current protocols will remain in effect until then. For high school graduations, CMCSS is following APSU’s guidelines for the Dunn Center, which includes a mask requirement and reduced capacities. The following are a few of the significant changes effective June 1, 2021: Face Masks: In accordance with the CDC’s guidance that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask, CMCSS strongly encourages students, employees, and visitors who are not vaccinated to wear face coverings in common areas and when physical distancing cannot be maintained anywhere in a building or on transportation. At this time, there will not be a universal face-mask requirement for students, employees, and visitors effective June 1, 2021. Continuum of Learning: In accordance with the TN State Board of Education’s rule and the expiration of Continuous Learning Plans, CMCSS will no longer transition schools and/or the district to remote learning. For students who cannot attend in-person instruction due to quarantines, the district will work with families on a case-by-case basis to ensure students have access to instruction at home. Field Trips, Mass Gatherings & Out-of-State Travel: In-person field trips, mass gatherings (such as assemblies and pep rallies), and out-of-state, school- or district-sponsored travel for students and employees will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis. Please note that at this time the rules on isolation and quarantines from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Montgomery County Health Department are still in place. Schools are still required to conduct contact tracing and exclude unvaccinated students and employees who are close contacts […]


May 19th, 2021

CMCSS 2021-2022 In-Person Learning Health and Safety Overview

The district’s Communicable Disease Team (CDT) has released the health and safety protocols for summer programs and the 2021-2022 school year based on updated guidance, recommendations, research, and requirements. The updated protocols will take effect on June 1, 2021.


May 18th, 2021

Clarksville High School

Congratulations to the Class of 2021