No School Monday, September 7th due to Labor Day. Have a great long weekend! See you back in school on Tuesday.
From Cody High School Activities: Fall Sports Attendance Protocols
From Superintendent Monteith ~ First Positive COVID-19 Case As expected, we had our first positive case of COVID-19. Our partners at Public Health contacted the school immediately and followed up with contact tracing. Within a few hours it was determined that no other students or staff would be required to quarantine. Our implementation of mask wearing and social distancing is working! Thank you to our partners in Public Health! Thank you to students, staff and parents for your support in adhering to our plan! Because of your efforts our schools will stay open!!
Student pictures will be taken next week in P.E. classes. Boys-Wednesday, September 9th Girls-Thursday, September 10th
Dear Parents/Guardians- We are so excited to have your child with us today for our first day of school! Please remember to send a face covering or mask along for health and safety reasons throughout the school day. As students arrive they are to go to the outside front area of the building. Morning breakfast is served from 7:35-7:50 am for those students participating. All other students will be allowed in the building beginning at 7:50 am. Please remember to send or bring your child’s $25 Chromebook fee. We will have a table set up outside before school or you can stop by the office at any point from 7:35 am-4:00 pm. Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great day!
Here is a map of the school so your child can see where his/her classes are located.
Dear Parents/Guardians- Please check out the following video link for an important message about the start of school. https://youtu.be/roPshuWNSeU
Sixth Grade Parents, Guardians, and Students, We are so excited to welcome the incoming 6th grade class of Cody Middle School to join us for our 6th Grade Orientation tomorrow! Students will be split according to last name for their 30 minute introduction to CMS. Please consult the schedule below to see when your student's session will run. A-G: 1:00pm- 1:30pm H-Pa: 1:30pm- 2:00pm Pe-Z: 2:00pm-2:30pm We ask that all students please bring their own face covering. Also during this time, we will be piloting the Feevr hands-free temperature devices that the school has recently acquired to check body temperature in our fight against Covid. This will help us adjust our strategies for keeping your students safe and healthy once school starts! Students will be given a tour of the building and an opportunity to make connections with their 6th grade teachers. Students will be able to pick up their schedule during their assigned orientation time to cross-reference during their tour. Please plan to drop off your student at the East doors near the gym. Students will also be guided back to the East parking lot for pick up 30 minutes later. A friendly reminder for parents- This is for students only. This will be a great practice run for the first day of school next week!
Here's a message for NJHS members
Updated Time slots for student visits: 6th Grade Student Orientation - This is for students only so we are able to limit the numbers in our groups and building. Students will be given a tour of the building and specifically, they will make connections with their 6th grade teachers. Students will be able to pick up their schedule during the assigned orientation time on Friday, August 28th . The schedule is as follows and applies to the child's last name: A-G: 1:00pm- 1:30pm, H-Pa: 1:30pm- 2:00pm, Pe-Z: 2:00pm-2:30pm All students will receive a hardcopy schedule on the first day of school. Please plan to pick your child up at the scheduled time.
Chromebook Insurance Fee Payment requirement Dear CMS Parents/Guardians- Please come by the school this week (8/24-8/28) from 8:00-4:00 pm to pay your child's Chromebook insurance fee payment. We will disseminate these devices on the first two days of school to students but we must have payment made and the student and parent/guardian loan agreement completed and signed prior to receiving the device. Please be sure that you have completed the 2020-21 on-line registration for your student prior to stopping in the office as the loan agreement is part of that registration piece. Please note we are not set up for electronic payments at this time. Cash and checks are welcome. Chromebook Insurance - $25.00 Also, a reminder to ensure your child's physical, proof of Health Insurance and Activity fee are completed prior to today's first practice. Your child must have his/her Activity slip to participate. Please do not send your child if he/she is feeling ill. Lastly, we can accept payment for lunch/breakfast balances or go to https://family.titank12.com/ to complete an account to do so electronically. Remember if you come to the front office please wear a face-covering. Wishing everyone a wonderful week!
CMS Football Update
Parent Meeting Information for CMS fall sports
Dear CMS Student/Athlete Families- Please see the following as you ready for our fall sports seasons. Please note this will apply over the course of the year but we ask that only football, volleyball, cross country and golf athletes sign up at this time. Thanks. Fall practices start Monday, August 24th. Updated schedules should be available soon. You can come into the middle school to sign up your student. Please use our office "window" and doorbell in the first vestibule of the front entrance. Please don't forget to complete the CHECKLIST of items needed to play sports at CMS: *Sports physical --- (dated 5/1/20 or later) Make sure it's filled out COMPLETELY, including ALL insurance info and parent/student signatures. *Activity Clearance form --- Form can be found at Park6.org-Sites-Cody Activities and Athletics-Explore-Documents (at top). Here you will be able to view the CMS Activities Handbook and print off the Activity Clearance Form. If you choose to get a form when you come to sign up your student in the CMS office, please make sure your student is with you. *$35 Activity Fee --- for each sport *Golf is a non-fee sport for the fall for 8th grade students only Please bring your activity fee and/or all paperwork to Mrs. Umphlett in the CMS Front office to receive your yellow clearance slip to take to your first practice. COACHES WILL NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO PRACTICE WITHOUT THEIR YELLOW SLIP. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!! Mrs. Umphlett CMS Front office
Dear Parents/Guardians - We want to remind everyone of the need to register any new students or to go in and establish a PowerSchool account with all essential student data records by Friday, August 21st. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Farmer at CMS.
Here is a simple visual guidance piece from the Wyoming Department of Health that we will be using to help and guide us if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19
Attention 6th Grade Students and Families - We are going to host a short orientation visit for the students on Friday, August 28th from 1:00-2:30 pm. Parents/Guardians are asked to drop off students at the double doors in our east parking lot. More info to follow soon.
Attention 8th grade student/athletes - if you'd like to participate in golf this fall, please provide a physical to the CMS office. There is no Activity fee as this is a practice only opportunity (no competition events). If you have questions, contact Coach Jacob Kraft.
CMS fall sports (football, volleyball, & cross country) will begin practice on Monday, August 24th. Specific practice times and upcoming parent meetings will be shared soon. Please provide a physical and activity fee to the CMS office to receive your Activity Clearance Form.
Dear Parents/Guardians- I want to let you know that our district Smart Start and Administrative team has met to detail further decisions and actions to ready for the beginning of the school year. It is important to understand that we will strive to put in place the safest and most prudent plans; however with new and updated information continually being made available, plans may change as our teams determine and decide what the most effective plan should look like. The following actions should help us to reduce potential direct contact issues within the school building and keep students and staff more safe and better able to social distance within our building. A significant change that I want to share is that students will not be utilizing school lockers this school year. Students will be allowed to keep their school materials and personal items in a backpack or other type of carry bag. It is important to understand that for the safety of students, we want students to limit their supplies and books to essential items as they will also be carrying their Chromebook as well. Additionally, students will not be dressing out or using lockers for their physical education class. Our drinking fountains will be disabled but we ask that students bring a water bottle to use our bottle fill stations that are available around the school. We are currently in the process of adding a couple more bottle fill stations so students have hands-free access to water refills when needed. As mentioned in a previous communication, the district will be providing two gaiter-style face coverings for our students and staff. It is imperative that students and staff have one of these or a face covering of your choice that can be used throughout the school day when physical distancing of six feet or more is unattainable either in or outside of the building to include school buses. These face coverings will be expected to adhere to our Student Handbook rules and expectations. If a student does not have a face covering, they will be issued a 'loaner' to use for the school day. Also, visitors to the building will be asked to have a face covering if you enter the building office or beyond. A new practice will be for student item drop-off and student check-out to be at the slider window in the first vestibule at the front entrance. This will allow for us to limit the number of people in the office area due to the limited size and volume of daily student and staff traffic. If you have a meeting or you are planning to volunteer or have other business at the school, please buzz in to the office and sign-in as normal but be sure to have a face covering to enter the office and school. We are working to schedule an on-site visit for our incoming 6th and new 7th and 8th grade students to view the building, classrooms, and meet the staff. This date and time will be finalized in the very near future and shared out to our families. We will also share more information about student schedules as well. Please remember to register your child/ren for this current school year. If you didn't receive a letter from the school detailing this on-line update, please contact Mrs. Brenda Farmer at CMS. The phone number is 307-587-4273. As always, please don't hesitate to contact the school with any questions. Again, if you have not downloaded our school app, please do so by searching Cody Public Schools - Park 6. This is access to our mobile website. You may also search the web at: https://park6.org (District) or https://cms.park6.org (CMS). You can follow us on Facebook at Cody Middle School or on Twitter at @cms_codywy to have routine updates and announcement sharing for your convenience. Thanks so much and I want you all to know that we are so excited to get our students back into the building. There is a lot of work between now and then, but we are doing everything in our power to make this as smooth, safe. and effective teaching and learning plan as possible for everyone. Working together, we know we can make every day be better than the last. Thanks for all of your support for your child, our school, and district. It is much appreciated! Sincerely, Mr. Merager, Principal