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October 15th, 2021

Changing the Legacy: One Clarksville Father’s Dream Soars to New Heights

Will Ponder recently received his HiSET from the Adult Education Center. But he’s not stopping there.


September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok.


September 24th, 2021

Interim Director of Schools Transition Goals

In June 2021, the CMCSS School Board unanimously voted to approve Dr. Angela Huff as the Interim Director of Schools.


September 19th, 2021

Face Mask Requirement

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the CMCSS School Board established a face mask requirement for students and employees indoors in CMCSS facilities when physical distancing is not possible. Parent(s)/guardian(s) can opt their child out of this requirement.


September 15th, 2021

Face Mask Requirement Opt Out Form Update September 15, 2021

Good afternoon, CMCSS families, To streamline the mask requirement opt-out process for parents/guardians and minimize the paperwork burden on employees, the Technology Department will be sending an electronic form to parents/guardians via text and email. Parents who do not want to opt out their child from the mask requirement will not need to complete the form. Please note the opt-out will be on file through the remainder of the school year and will be in effect for the entirety of the face mask requirement. Staff is working diligently to program and test this electronic form so that it will automatically upload to a student’s record. The form will be sent to parents/guardians no later than tomorrow afternoon. Please use the electronic form when it is sent and do not submit an alternative form. The District will provide further instructions for those who have difficulty accessing the electronic form. Thank you for your patience.


September 15th, 2021

Face Mask Requirement Update

Throughout this school year, CMCSS has strongly encouraged students, employees, and visitors to wear face coverings in common areas and when physical distancing cannot be maintained anywhere in a building or on transportation.


September 1st, 2021

Sep. 1 COVID-19 Mitigation Message

Good afternoon, CMCSS families,  We are reaching out with a few updates and reminders regarding COVID-19. The Tennessee Department of Health’s data indicates Montgomery County’s spread of COVID-19 has continued to increase to 1.083%. Currently, 3,773 students are absent for COVID-19 exclusions of which 832 are self-reported positive cases. For employees, there are 97 positive cases and 171 employees are on COVID-19 related leave. CMCSS has been reviewing information and plans from the Tennessee Department of Education and legalities and best practices for a COVID-19 dashboard for this school year. Please click here to access the 2021-22 COVID-19 District Dashboard.  In our message on Aug. 20, we shared the district’s additional mitigation measures and reiterated the importance of personal choices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze in your bent elbow. Clean your hands often. Wear an appropriate facial covering indoors and on transportation when you feel you are close enough to others for respiratory droplets to spread. It does not have to be all day; most importantly in common areas and crowded spaces. We want to provide more information on two of those choices. Stay Home When You are Sick Please continue to refer to the CMCSS Return to School/Work Flowchart. You should work with your child’s school to ensure they are aware of any symptoms that may exclude a student so their attendance can be noted appropriately. If you have questions regarding attendance concerns, please contact your child’s school.  A few notes from the flowchart: Individuals who test positive and have symptoms may return after at least 10 days after symptoms first appeared AND at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved.  Individuals who have one of the following symptoms may return […]


September 1st, 2021

CMCSS COVID-19 Dashboard and Updates

CMCSS COVID-19 student and employee data and important updates.


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.