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Administrator Appointments Announced in March

CMCSS has announced administrator appointments in March 2022.

Voluntary Pre-K Registration Opens April 4

Information regarding the application process to CMCSS Voluntary Pre-K.

Report Cards for Third Nine Weeks of 2021-2022 School Year Now Available

CMCSS student report cards for the third nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year will be available on Wednesday, January 12. Parents/guardians will access report cards online using the CMCSS Parent Self-Service webpage at parents.cmcss.net. If parents/guardians have issues accessing their child’s report card using CMCSS Parent Self-Service, they can contact their child’s enrolled school. The report card available through Parent Self-Service is considered the official report card with comments for the grading period. Parents/guardians can check their student’s academic progress on PowerSchool at any time. PowerSchool is the official grade book and attendance tracker for CMCSS. While some digital learning platforms have a grade book, please note that official grades will only be recorded in PowerSchool. CREATING A POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT If you need to create a PowerSchool account, visit powerschool.cmcss.net, click the Create Account tab, and complete the form. Families will need an Access Code for each child. Access codes can be obtained through the parents.cmcss.net portal by clicking on “Get Student Security Info” and following the steps listed in the video below. PowerSchool Access Codes: https://ior.ad/7PBU If you are using the PowerSchool app, the CMCSS’ District Code is P Z Q N. UNDERSTANDING POWERSCHOOL AND REPORT CARD ABBREVIATIONS Families may see several abbreviations in PowerSchool, including: N(#) ex. N1, N2, etc. This is the student’s current grade in the nine weeks. S(#) ex. S1, S2, etc. This is the student’s semester grade, which includes the nine weeks combined. For high school students, this grade will reflect the semester credits earned for that period. This grade will also include mid-term exams when applicable. Y(#) ex. Y1. This refers to the student’s cumulative grade for the year. OT On-Track. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report cards. AE Approaching Expectations. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report […]

Updated Information for the Return to School/Work Flowchart

In collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department, the CMCSS Back to School/Work Flowchart has been updated.

CMCSS Kindergarten Kick-off Set for April 7

Information on Kindergarten events for the Class of 2035.

Lego Robotics Club

Career Ready Classrooms

CMCSS students explore 21st-century skills through robotics, gardening, and science.

Administrative Appointments Announced in February

Hazelwood and Pisgah Elementary Schools Assistant Principal

Rezoning Plan Approved

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. 

Closely Monitoring the Weather February 17, 2022

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

CMCSS Director of Schools Search 2022

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.