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Closure and Remote Learning Updates

Please read the full story regarding 11/25/2020 closure and remote learning week 11/30/2020 through 12/04/2020.

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Principal's Message

Announcement:
Change in School Wide Schedule, NO School on Wednesday, Nov. 25th - This is a Day OFF! Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of our Students and their Families! Stay Well and Stay Safe! WE are THANKFUL for our wonderful Community!!
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Roane County Schools will go FULL REMOTE the week after Thanksgiving! Nov. 30th - Dec. 7th.
We will return to In-Person learning on Monday, Dec. 7th, 2020. 
 
 
CMS Plan for Full Remote Learning

Consistent and Concise

All Teachers will POST their daily lessons at 9:00 am each morning. 

School-wide: Content Teachers will be live at these times throughout the day for students to attend.
Students already know how their Google Classroom Codes.
 
9:00 am - Math
10:00am - ELA
11:00am - Science
1:00 pm - Social Studies
2:00 pm - Related Arts

Live Band Classes:
7th grade -   8:30 - 9:00 am
6th grade - 12:30 - 1:00 pm
8th grade -   2:00 - 3:00 pm 

Expectations for students:
Students have already been taught the expectations for "How" and "What" to do for Full Remote Learning. 
 
Students are expected to get up every morning Mon. - Friday and check in with their Homeroom teacher to answer the Attendance Question.

Check all 4 Core Teachers Websites at 9:00 AM for the day's assignments and complete all tasks by the assigned due date. 

Attend ‘Live’ classes at the specified times. If ‘live’ class attendance is mandatory it should be indicated on the teacher website.
  
Respect Teachers Office Hours, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Even though the students prefer to work at night, they cannot expect a teacher to reply to their questions after hours.
 
When students are expected to show up to ‘Live’ classes, they must be respectful. Sit at a table, dress appropriately, do not eat food, have T.V. Off, no talking or moving around in the background, and Chromebook muted.
 
If students are in Band, they are expected to attend at the specified Band Times.
 
Students should check the Websites of their Related Arts Teachers Weekly for updates and ‘to-do’s for STEM, P.E., Guidance and Library. 
 
Students that do not have Internet Access: 
Paper copies of daily assignments will be available for pick up at CMS on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s of each week between the hours of 8:00 - 3:15.

Parents that are unable to pick up paper copies of assignments will need to contact administration at 376-9281 to arrange for a time to deliver school work to the home. 
 
Roane County Schools Remote Learning Plan for Students and Families:
 
Link:  http://cms.roaneschools.com/apps/news/article/1340840
 
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Resources for Parents:
 
Tennessee Department of Education - Overview of Testing:
https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/testing-overview.html

TDOE Parent Resources
https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/tnready/tnready-parent-resources.html

Tips for Parents to Help Your Child Prepare:
https://blog.edmentum.com/8-tips-parents-help-your-child-prepare-high-stakes-tests
 
 
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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 cms.roaneschools.com

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
 
 
 
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07/23/20
 
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!
 
Sincerely,
 
Elizabeth Rose
Principal
Cherokee Middle School
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