Canon City Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
Upcoming eLearning Days Announcement
Due to the large number of second COVID vaccinations that will be administered to educators on Friday, March 26th, and the reality the district will not be able to cover all staff who must take leave to receive their shot, we are declaring this day as a no-school day for students in grades K-5 and a digital learning day for students in grades 6-12.
As we have scheduled emergency cancellation days for grade 6-12 students, this day will be used as a digital learning day. Teachers will post classwork for students on a digital platform by 8:00 am on this day and the work will be required.
Parents, this will be the 2nd eLearning day for CCMS students this week, we will be in eLearning on the 22nd to finalize the move-in of material and the 26th for the above reason. Students will be in-person the week after Spring Break on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.
Thank you for your understanding.
CCMS Principal's Letter - February 2021
As we move nearer to the start of the fourth quarter, the weather will be getting better, and we are even closer to moving into our newly renovated 1924 building. Within the last month, I hope you are finding some normalcy in your routines as the good weather returns.
Construction here at CCMS is coming along nicely. The inside of the 1924 building is almost finished, the floor was completed last week, and furniture install began yesterday. We will start moving into this portion of the campus on the 12th of March when Spring Break starts and should finish up on the 22nd of March when teachers return. This tight timeline means that we will be calling an e-learning day for all 6-8 students on Monday the 22nd of March to finalize the move-in process. Sports practices and after-school activities will still occur on the 22nd; however, we will not have students attend school in person that day.
We are still providing help sessions on Fridays, and as we take a look at our trend in grades, this has been a very successful program. We will continue this process into the 4th quarter as well so that we may provide excellent support to our students.
CMAS state testing will happen this year. There has been some uncertainty and much debate about this at the state and federal levels. Still, we will push forward with test administration. The District testing window opens up on the 12th of April and will conclude on the 30th of April. CCMS tests will run from the 13th to the 21st of April, followed by make-up testing. We will be sending a schedule out for students and parents after Spring Break.
The fourth quarter will begin just after we return from Spring Break, and it will bring a slight change in scheduling for our life skills classes for 7th and 8th-grade students. We were able to give students a choice about classes with this year's schedule. We look forward to this change bringing some positive experiences for students.
After Spring Break, we will discontinue the practice of taking temperatures before students enter the building. We will maintain many of our other safety practices. However, we ask that parents ensure that before you send your student to school, you have checked on their physical well-being for any signs of COVID-19. This new practice will hopefully be a small step back toward normal for everyone. At the same time, we'll continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff.
Thank you again to all of our students and parents for your continued support this year.
CCMS Sports Update - from Russell Braiden
Like so many other aspects of our lives, COVID has had a major impact on our middle school sports seasons. Cross country is the only sport that has taken place so far. We are hopeful however that all remaining sports can take place in the remaining months of the school year. The seasons must be shortened, but we hope that our athletes will still have an opportunity to compete.
(Currently, there are no 6th grade sports available)
Current Sport Season Dates (subject to change):
Boys basketball - Practice may begin by 1/18. Competitive season (6 games) 2/1 - 2/19
Girls basketball - Practice begins 2/22. Competitive season (6 games) 3/1-3/26.
Wrestling - Practice begins 2/22. Competitive season 3/1 - 3/26
Football - Practice begins 3/22. Competitive season (4 games) 3/29 - 4/16.
Volleyball - Practice begins 3/22 Competitive season (6 games) 3/29 - 4/16.
Track - Practice begins 4/26. Competitive season 5/3 - 5/21
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