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    Quick reminder: Students who attend in-person learning will receive a breakfast and lunch meal before they leave school on Friday afternoon. The meals are for Monday’s virtual learning day so there is less food deficiency throughout the county.

    In addition, TCSS buses will be rolling into communities Monday to distribute meals for kids 18 and younger. There will be enough meals for five days. Those receiving meals do not have to be TCSS students. Meals are available to each young person in the community. The bus route delivery sites are available here.

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09/25/20: TCSS Information Technology Department to Issue New Power Cords

Recently, the Troup County School System (TCSS) Information Technology department received reports that certain Dell power cords issued after July 2020 have been separating from the plug and emitting a spark near the outlet plug and the device charger. Out of an abundance of caution and safety for their students and employees, the school system will be replacing defective power cords beginning Saturday (tomorrow) at 9:00 a.m.

TCSS will begin replacing a limited number of power cords on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon). To obtain a new power cord, parents and students can come to 100 North Davis Rd., Building A (up the hill by the TCSS Bus Shop) and return the old power cord. They will then be issued a new power cord. TCSS is working with their supplier for the remaining shipment to be sent early next week.

Any student having power cord and/or charger issues will be given additional time to complete work from the virtual learning day.

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FREE Breakfast & Lunch, plus... School - Family Compact -- Updated!

Callaway Middle School is pleased to remind parents that all CMS students currently are eligible to receive a free breakfast and a free lunch. Your in-person student only needs to arrive at the apppropriate meal time and input their student ID number. 

Further, TCSS schools are distributing meals via bus routes every Monday between 9:30 and 11:30.  Some of these routes will be located in areas zoned for our school.  All meals are free and will contain 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals.  

Any child under the age of 18 will be able to receive these meals.  This is especially beneficial for parents with toddlers.  Parents just need to be at the bus stop during the times listed to receive a meal. 

See the attachment here for bus routes and times. 

 

Also, please view our updated School - Family Compact, along with the concurrent cover letter, in the Parents section of our website. We are proud of the wonderful team that we have working to connect families and schools -- find out how to be a part!

 

 

 

09/18/20: TCSS Board Approves Two Virtual Days for All Students virtual learning

Two upcoming Mondays have now been deemed virtual learning days according to a vote last night during the Troup County School System (TCSS) Board of Education September meeting. 

The two days are:

  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, November 2, 2020


Members of the Board voted to approve two virtual days for all students after the recommendation from Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent, came Monday night. He said, “We have heard from educators who simultaneously teach students in-person and virtually. These two days will allow them an opportunity to catch up on student assignments and lesson planning while also learning more about Canvas to better help students and parents.”

For students who need additional resources, such as wifi, for these virtual days, please review the link below:
Community Partners for Virtual Learning

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Intent to Return to Traditional Learning -- Form and Information

Attention Parents of CMS Virtual Students:

 

Virtual students wishing to return to the traditional classroom (in person) will need to follow the process listed below:

  • Complete the Return to Traditional application here http://bit.ly/cmsreturn20-21   no later than SEPTEMBER 25TH. (A paper copy of the form will be made available as needed.)

  • If the Return to Traditional application is received after the deadline of September 25th, the student will be placed on a waiting list for possible return and will be contacted individually.

  • Students completing the application will be able to attend class beginning on Tuesday, October 13th.

Annual Title I Meeting -- Thursday, September 10 @ 6 p.m. via Facebook CMS Title I Flyer

Please tune in to our CMS Facebook page at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 for our Callaway Middle Annual Title I Parent Meeting. There will be a Google Form to fill out after listening to the presentation. Thank you for all you do to support your student at CMS!

Boys and Girls Club -- After School Program CMS Boys and Girls Club After School Program

Interested in the #boysandgirlsclubofamerica? Check out the after school program registration information for our local program.

PSAT for 7th and 8th Grade Students -- Information and Application

All parents, take note: PSAT application and information is below if you would like your student to take the test. Deadline for the PSAT money and signed slip is August 31, 2020. #Cooperative #Mindful #Successful

 

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Official CMS Virtual Instruction Schedule CMS Master Virtual Schedule

Attached is the official CMS Virtual Instruction Schedule. As a parent of a virtual student, it is most helpful for me to plan the week ahead of time so my student knows when to get online. Other than the live session, work is more flexible, and they can work up to deadlines on their own timetable. Let us know if you have any questions by emailing askcms@troup.org.

CMS Virtual Schedule -- Connections

 

Cruising with Canvas... Parent Edition!

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, are you looking for Canvas information? Check the top navigation bar, all the way to the left...great information is linked there. But, just for ease of use, you can use the following page to hop on and see how to help your student and navigate this year! Feel free to email us at askcms@troup.org if you have any questions or concerns. 

http://www.troup.k12.ga.us/4/Content/canvas

Virtual Student Meal Information

Here is the completed information (both pieces) on the virtual meal process.  The information sheet provides a general overview of ordering timelines, pricing, pick up, etc.  The second sheet is a "how to" for setting up a PayPAMS account and ordering meals. 

 

Sixth Grade Orientation Video -- Please Watch

Here is our Sixth Grade Orientation Video. It shares important information about Callaway Middle School, as well as highlights some special faces from our faculty. Get to know Callaway Middle today! Click here to watch the video. 

Mental Health Roundtable Discussion on Facebook, April 21 @ 2 pm

Mental Health leaders will be participating a Facebook Live Roundtable Discussion answering questions about COVID-19 Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. 
LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton will serve as moderator. Zsa Zsa Heard, Dr. Justin Muller & Dr. Kelly Veal will be answering questions from the community about mental health.

WHO: LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, Zsa Zsa Heard, Dr. Justin Muller & Dr. Kelly Veal WHAT: Facebook Live Roundtable Discussion about Mental Health during COVID-19 WHEN: Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: www.facebook.com/lgtv.org/ www.facebook.com/lagrangegagov & http://lgtv.org/Home/LaGrangeTV WHY: To provide an opportunity to answer questions from the community about mental health during this COVID-19 pandemic

Important Updates for CMS Phase II

First, on behalf of all Callaway Middle School staff, we want to send our warmest thoughts and prayers to every student and their families during this unprecedented time. The school year did not turn out how we planned it, but we still have a lot to celebrate!

Now that Spring Break is over, we wanted to share a few updates:

1.  Beginning Monday, April 20th, the Troup County School System will begin distributing meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. The meal pick-ups will be available at our school drive-thru locations sites from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.  Callaway Elementary will have drive-thru service at Callaway Middle. Long Cane Elementary will have drive-thru service at Long Cane Middle. Parents do not have to go to CMS for meal distribution, parents can go to the school closest to their location. Those who pick up on Monday will receive meals for Monday and Tuesday. Those picking up on Wednesday, will receive meals for Wednesday and Thursday. Those picking up on Friday will receive meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

2. As per district guidelines, TCSS is now entering Phase III of curriculum rollout which focuses on grade repair opportunities. Students have the opportunity for grade repair ONLY in year long classes or classes that were active in Term 3. For year long classes, grade replacement can take place in Term 1, 2 or 3. Below is a list of classes where grade replacement applies:

 

Child Care Options -- Shared Information for Parents Quality Child Care

Parents, please take note: forwarded information--

In these uncertain times, we want to do all we can to provide resources to families who are looking for alternative child care options. As a reminder, our Quality Rated Child Care website, www.qualityrated.org houses up-to-date information about open child care facilities across the state. Additionally, our partners at Quality Care for Children provide this same service year-round through a helpline that can be reached by calling 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS (1-877-255-4254).
 
At this critical moment, we’re asking for your help in disseminating the message to your contacts and key audiences via your email, social media, and website platforms that any family can find child care programs that are open and best meet their needs by utilizing www.qualityrated.org or by calling 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS (1-877-255-4254).

DFCS Information DFCS

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public, DFCS encourages families to access self-service options online during this period.

 

Self-service options include:

Centers for Disease Control Information -- Coronavirus


CDC Information
Coronavirus Resource Center for Schools—at this time, these are the only available languages. Please share with family and friends. 

English:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Spanish: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

Chinese: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-Chinese.html

 

Fact Sheets on Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

Spanish:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf

Simplified Chinese: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet-chinese.pdf

The Spoils of (Canned Goods) War... Pizza Party

Congratulations to Coach Andre Johnson’s homeroom class at Callaway Middle School! They were the winners of our recent canned goods drive competition. Pictured are: Jaylen Johnson, Joseph Shuman, D’Arcy Harris, Emmetrion Smith, and Cameron Tucker, enjoying the pizza party reward.

Courtney Agurs Named TCSS Teacher of the Year Congrats to Mrs. Agurs!

Congratulations to our own Courtney Agurs, who has the honor of being named the Troup County School System Middle School Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of Mrs. Agurs and her latest accomplishment. On to County finals! 

CMS Celebrates Our Lexile Achievers for Winter 2019! Lexile Goal Getters

 

Congratulations to our Lexile #GoalGetters at Callaway Middle School! All students took the Reading Inventory test in fall and winter 2019, and CMS students who received the Highest Lexile Score Achieved are as follows: 6th Grade: Jim Brown (not pictured), 7th Grade: Quentin Prickett, 8th Grade: Jaxon Redden. CMS students who were recognized for Highest Lexile Score Growth: 6th Grade: Anthony Eskew and 8th Grade: Minkyung Kim. Need more great news? An entire CMS class raised their Lexile scores by an average of 76 points from fall to winter! Well done, Mrs. Brewer’s A Block Class!

 

CMSclasslexile.jpg -- Pictured is Mrs. Brewer’s A Block English/Language Arts class, who raised their collective Lexile scores by an average of 76 points. Congratulations for a job well read! 

 

CMS Goal Getters

CMSgoalgetterlexile.jpg -- Pictured (L to R): Minkyung Kim (Highest Growth, 8th), Jaxon Redden (Highest Lexile, 8th), Quentin Prickett (Highest Lexile, 7th), and Anthony Eskew (Highest Growth, 6th). Not pictured: Jim Brown (Highest Lexile, 6th). 

Goal Getters for 6th, 7th, 8th