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Principal's Message

September 25th, 2020
Parents of Remote Learners, 
On Tuesday, September 22nd the Roane County School Board voted and approved that beginning Friday, October 2, 2020, all K - 12 students will learn remotely on Friday of each week until December 18, 2020. 

The board also voted and approved that beginning with the 2nd 9 weeks grading  period, parents who make a choice of in-person or remote learning must stay with the choice they have made for the full 9 week grading period. 

The board voted and approved that remote students who are not completing work, signing in to attend virtual classes and meetings and/or are failing will be required to return to in-person learning. 

Students that attend in-person will receive instruction from their teachers for their Friday assignments. Assignments may be both, paper/pencil and/or on Google Classroom. There will be no “new” instruction assigned on Fridays. The work students will be expected to complete on Friday’s will be practice from the week's lessons and possibly quizzes. Students can email their teachers to ask clarifying questions and can request a one-on-one Google Meet for additional support. Teachers will be in the building ready to assist on Fridays from 8:20am - 3:20pm. 

Remote Learners will be expected to attend all four of their core classes virtually on Fridays. This “check in” is for clarification from the week's assignments, reteaching, assessments and for teachers to give feedback on student learning. 

Fridays are not “Off” days for anyone… not the teachers, administrators, in-person or remote learners. Parents, your patience is appreciated as we work together during these unprecedented times to ensure that ALL students are receiving the Best Education possible for our students. Parents and students should always check all of your teachers websites weekly at

All four core teachers and Related Arts teachers websites should be visited weekly by parents and students. Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, P.E., Guidance, Technology, Library and Band are updated weekly with assignments, expectations and procedures on how to access all of the sites and materials utilized in the classroom.
Parents have 24/7 access to your child’s grades via ParentVue. We look forward to a continued partnership, working together with you to ensure your child receives the best education possible. 

Your CMS Family
Parents and Students,
Welcome to Cherokee Middle School where our priority is to create a positive learning environment where all students are learning today so they may lead tomorrow. The vision of Cherokee Middle School is to provide a community of academic achievement and a learning environment dedicated to teaching students to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens. 
One of our priority goals at CMS is to help your child feel successful and achieve academic excellence. By working together as parents and educators, we can build a foundation of lifelong learning. 
Let's keep the lines of communication open between administration, parents, teachers and students as we all work together keeping the most important thing in mind and that is your child... at CMS it is our goal to put students first.
Regularly check your child's agenda and grades on ParentVue to keep up with their grades. Check the CMS website for important events and reminders and view your child's teachers websites weekly. Through the teacher websites you will be able to see when your child has homework, assignments due, tests to study for, etc. 
We welcome your support and participation during the school year. We look forward to celebrating with you your child's successes and academic achievement!
Elizabeth Rose
Cherokee Middle School
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Remote or In-school Form due 10/20/2020

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked very hard to best serve our students and families through providing the options of remote learning, learning in person, and the flexibility to move from one format to the other as requested. We realized we needed to gauge the impact COVID-19 would have on student learning and at this time, we feel we have a much better understanding of what works best for most of our students and families. We feel strongly that we serve our students and families most effectively with in person learning and we hope most all of you will agree that students learn best in classes alongside peers and teachers. While remote learning is a necessity for some and we certainly understand that, it cannot replace the whole child experiences students receive while attending in person. Intellectual, social/emotional, physical and mental health benefits are enhanced when students attend school in person. We are asking our families to consider sending children back to school in person for the 2nd Nine Weeks. We will continue to offer remote learning for those families that have successfully completed the 1st Nine Weeks remotely; however, we will(I not offer the option of switching platforms from remote to in person or vice-versa. We will continue contact tracing and working with the local health department to ensure folks quarantine as needed. If a student is required to quarantine, remote learning will be provided. Please choose your requested platform for student learning for the 2nd Nine Weeks (beginning 10/27/20) and return this form, that is attached, to the school by 10/20/20. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the principal of the school your child/children attend. Sincerely, LaDonna McFall, Ed.D. Director of Schools Roane County, TN
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