Through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), CMCSS is excited to offer our pre-K through third-grade families free access to Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program, that will help you continue your child’s learning at home. Families are juggling a lot right now, and on top of that, you are working hard to help your children keep learning despite an unprecedented year. Here is how Ready4K can help you support your child’s learning: Delivers three texts weekly with fun facts and tips to provide you with simple, engaging tips to help your child continue to learn while at home. The messages match each child’s age, even if you have more than one child. Ready4K tips build on your daily routines, like getting dressed, bath time or preparing a meal. We want to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the home and help ensure your child is learning no matter where they are. Click here for a 1-pager from Ready4K for more information. Ready4K will begin sending texts the week of January 25, 2021. You can choose to stop receiving Ready4K texts at any time by texting STOP to 70138.
On Monday, January 25, CMCSS Pre-K through sixth-grade traditional students will return to in-person learning. Seventh through twelfth-grade traditional students will continue learning remotely until further notice.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System offers several non-traditional schools and programs of choice for students. Read below for more information on these innovative programs designed to provide families the opportunity to choose schools and programs that will help their children reach their potential.
CMCSS students’ report cards for the second nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year will be available on Monday, January 11. Since traditional students are learning remotely at this time, report cards will not be printed by the school. Report cards can be accessed online using the CMCSS Parent Self-Service webpage – parents.cmcss.net.
CMCSS will extend remote learning for all CMCSS traditional students through Fri., Jan. 22. The goal is to bring all traditional students back for in-person learning on Mon., Jan. 25.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) voted to move forward with the purchase of 116 acres of farmland near Rossview Road at the September meeting. The tract of land purchased is located along 1-24 near exit 8 near Hayes Lane and Rossview Road; and is the site of a new Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) Campus, with plans for an elementary, middle, high school, transportation facility, and athletic fields. The IDB will serve as the buyer and financial conduit for the site; after the pad site for the middle school is completed IDB will transfer the deed for the land to CMCSS who in collaboration with Montgomery County will oversee the design and construction of the Campus. The first building on the campus, the middle school, is slated to be complete by the fall of 2022. “The IDB is pleased to assist Montgomery County and CMCSS in building new learning facilities for our youth to support the future growth of our steadily expanding community,” said Frank Tate, Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, “We are happy to help facilitate the swift turnaround on this investment; supporting the community at this level enhances the quality of life in Clarksville-Montgomery County, which is a key role of the IDB. “This was a collaborative effort to get the best offer for our school system and our community. I appreciate the work that all parties have contributed and will continue to contribute towards this crucial project for the students and families of Montgomery County” stated Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett. “CMCSS is excited about this opportunity to partner with local leadership to accomplish a much-needed project to address school capacities as our community continues to grow,” said Millard House, Director of Schools, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. This release was provided […]
Norm Brumblay has been selected as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for CMCSS, beginning Dec. 1. He replaces Jim Sumrell who retires at the end of the semester. Brumblay has been with CMCSS since 2002, serving as the Operations Director and Facilities Manager. In this role, he has acted as the COO designee, supervised the Facilities Department staff and the operation of all school and district facilities, and been responsible for the planning, design, and construction of facilities during his tenure. Previously, he was a Project Manager and Designer for DBS & Associates Engineering. Additionally, Brumblay serves as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army assigned to Tennessee Army National Guard 129th AB. Over his 33 years of military service, he has provided first-line leadership for various missions, including overseas combat operations in the Persian Gulf War with the 101st Airborne Division. Brumblay earned his M.S. in business management from Austin Peay State University and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. He has earned his FEMA Incident Command ICS Certificate, was a member of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, and completed the U.S. Army Advanced Leadership School. He received the National Medal of the Arts, as a military musician, U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, and was named the U.S. Army Bands NCO of the Year in 2003. Locally, he was a graduate of the Leadership Clarksville Class of 2008 and served on the Montgomery County Growth Plan Development Committee and the City of Clarksville Access Management Board. Brumblay is a past president of the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region Board of Directors and a past regional director of the Tennessee School Plant Management Association. He is a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Scout Master and earned the BSA Trailblazer Award. […]
Good evening, CMCSS families, We have a few important updates to the district calendar for traditional students. CMCSS will be implementing five pre-planned, district-wide remote learning days for traditional students before Winter Break. With remote learning, students will not report to the school building as they will access learning via the laptops provided by the district. Schools will provide more information to families on how to access remote learning and meals, for those who need them, in the coming days. The following are the planned remote learning days: November 2 (day before Election Day) November 23-25 (3 days before Thanksgiving Break) December 21 (day before Winter Break) The decision to implement these remote learning days was based on two factors. First, we received feedback from families after the calendar was revised in August regarding the shortening of Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. Implementing remote learning days will allow families to have that time together while still ensuring students are engaged in learning. Secondly, these pre-planned remote days will allow our Technology Department to evaluate and repair any issues that could arise for students in the event that multiple schools or the entire district needed to transition to remote learning due to the circumstances of the pandemic. So far, the district has had around 2,500 of our almost 23,000 traditional students who have had to learn remotely for a period of time due to COVID-19 reasons since the first day of school. CMCSS students, faculty, staff, and administrators have worked hard to implement the district’s reopening plan and to keep our school buildings open for those families that chose the traditional option. District leaders hope we can continue to keep our buildings open, but it is going to take the community working together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in order to […]
Fall Break is next week, Oct. 12-16. This will be a well-deserved time off for CMCSS students, faculty, and staff. If you plan to travel over Fall Break, please click here to read the CDC’s guidance. It is essential to review this guidance to keep you and your family safe while traveling and keep our community and schools safe and open when you return. Although meals will not be served over Fall Break, the Child Nutrition Department will be distributing nine days’ worth of no-cost meals this Fri., Oct. 9, from 1-2 p.m. at all CMCSS elementary schools. Meals will be served curbside. These meals are for all CMCSS students (both K-12 Virtual and traditional students) and non-enrolled children who are 18-years-old and under. School and district offices will be closed to the public during Fall Break and will reopen on Mon., Oct. 19. We hope everyone has a safe, fun, and relaxing break!
On Tue., Oct. 6, all CMCSS seniors, both traditional and CMCSS K-12 Virtual, will take the ACT exam in-person at their enrolled school. To best meet the needs of seniors taking the ACT and follow health and safety protocols, Oct. 6 will be a remote learning day for traditional students in grades 9-11. With remote learning, students do not report to the school building as they will access learning via the laptops CMCSS provided them. Teachers will provide more information to students on how to access lessons from home. Last March, the ACT was cancelled for the Class of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the date is being made up on Oct. 6. The ACT is a graduation requirement in the state of Tennessee, and is important for students to qualify for college entrance requirements, the Hope Scholarship, CMCSS Work Ethic Distinction, benchmarks for Honors and Highest Honors diplomas, numerous scholarships, and determining class rank for seniors in January. On Oct. 6, all seniors will need to arrive at their enrolled school no later than 7:30 a.m. Traditional seniors who ride CMCSS transportation should be at their bus stop at the regularly scheduled time in the morning. Students will finish the exam by approximately 12:30 p.m. CMCSS K-12 Virtual seniors may leave after the exam. Schools will share more details with their individual school communities prior to Oct. 6.