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April 6th, 2021
 
TNReady State Testing Begins Monday, April 12th through Thursday, April 22nd.

Algebra I EOC Testing is April 23, April 26 & 27. 

All students must be in their Homeroom by 8:20am.
 
Testing will be over each day by 10:15am.
 
Once testing begins each morning, no late arrivals will be allowed to go to class until testing for the day is finished.
 
Please make sure your child is on time, prepared, well rested and eats a healthy breakfast each morning during testing.
 
No discretionary days will be approved during the testing period.
 
Remote Students are required to come to CMS, in-person each day for testing from 8:20am - 10:15am. 
 
If you have questions, please call Ms. Rose at 376-9281.
 
Most Sincerely,
 
Ms. Rose
 
 
 
 
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Dear CMS Students, Friends and Families, 
 
I am so happy to say that the majority of CMS students are learning in-person, in class everyday with their teachers. The faculty and staff of CMS have gone above and beyond to ensure that our students are receiving an education and reducing the effects of learning loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have taken precautions to keep a safe and clean environment and as a result have very few students or teachers absent or quarantined!
 
We are approaching the end of the 3rd 9 weeks of school and Spring Break is not far away, March 26th - April 2nd. Please check out our school calendar for up-coming dates and events. Spring Sports are practicing with games and matches beginning March 1st. 
 
The students will be taking the TNReady assessments beginning April 12th - April 30th. It is very important that all students are present and perform at their very best. Students that score below proficient in Reading and Math will be prioritized to attend 4 weeks of Summer School to help with their learning loss. 
 
We are hopeful that we will be able to host our Band Concert and Honors Programs in May. Please stay tuned for more information! We love our CMS students and their families and look forward to recognizing all of the great things going on at CMS! 
 
Most Sincerely,
 
Ms. Rose, Principal
Cherokee Middle School
 
 
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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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