To our CMS families and staff --- PCSD#6 will still be honoring our Veterans this coming Veteran's Day. It will not be a large gathering, rather it will be virtual. For the rest of the month of October, the CMS Student Council will be doing a fundraiser called Quilts for Veterans to raise money for the Bighorn Basin Honor Quilts project. Please read more about this wonderful project on the email that was sent our earlier this morning ... The Student Council is asking that students "build a flag" in their advisory classes by purchasing a red, white, or blue heart for 50 cents each. This fundraiser will begin this Wednesday, 10/21, and the advisory class with the most money by Friday, 10/30 will be given a pizza party! If you know of a veteran who would benefit from the gift of an Honor Quilt, please contact Debbie Vold with Families on the Frontline at 272-4294. We appreciate all your help and support and look forward to this competitive fundraiser! CMS Stuco
CMS Parents/Guardians-Please ensure that your child has a water bottle provided from home. We only have bottle fill stations operating at this time due to COVID-19 issues & we no longer have bottles or cups to provide to students. Your help and support would be most appreciated!
CHS Homecoming Parade is today at 2:00 pm. Please remember that if your child plans to attend the parade or volleyball or football games tonight, they are to be in the presence of an adult. There will be a student section at the football game tonight.
Dear Parents/Guardians- Here is a last call for the 2019-20 Yearbook: Feel free to order a Yearbook for the 2019-20 school year if you'd like to have one for your home: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015574999333376
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and Staff- Here is the Homecoming week schedule of spirit and fun. Please feel free to join in the fun. Dress Like…... Monday, 9/28 : White out day Tuesday, 9/29: Movie day Wednesday, 9/30: Wild West Thursday, 10/1 : Rock Bands *Grunge *Metal * Hair * Boy Friday, 10/2 : Blue and Gold
Dear Parents/Guardians- NJHS The NJHS meeting for Friday, September 18th has been cancelled. Please have your child read the email shared from the NJHS Advisers. Student Council Homecoming is 2 weeks away. CMS Student Council is very involved in this. If you are interested in supporting or serving as a CMS Student Council representative, please pick up a packet as soon as possible from the front office, Student Services, or GATE classroom (Room 308). Deadline to apply is Friday, September 25, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Class (email@example.com) or Mrs. Merager (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
Dear Parents/Guardians-Due to the current air quality index in Cody, we are keeping students indoors at this time during the school day. This applies to P.E. classes, other school classes and Lunch and Lunch recess. We wanted to make you aware of this modification for today.
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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
New to Cody and need to get your children registered for school? We have a fully online registration. For more information follow this link: https://www.park6.org/o/park-6/page/registration--298
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and School Community Members- We know this school year will be an extremely unique and challenging time for everyone, especially as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 conditions and guidance changes. I want to assure you of our commitment to the safety of all students and staff of PCSD #6 and Cody Middle School. The Superintendent is in constant contact with our local and state health agencies and will continue to act in consultation with their recommendations. With that said, our current plan is to provide in-classroom schooling to all of our students with some modified stipulations being put in place for the safety of all. I want to share that we also may have to move to a short-term blended format of teaching and learning should we be required to do so by the state or local health agencies for a period of time. The district is finalizing our Smart Start Reopening Plan for the state of Wyoming and you will have access to this very soon. Additionally, we plan to share more information about how our practices will look similar and how it may be different during the start up and over the course of the year for our students, staff and school families. Please realize that all planning will be subject to change based on the safety and effective practices needed to support everyone in the building. This work has been a monumental effort on the part of our Central Office Administration, building administration, teachers, staff and the Board of Trustees as well as with strong partners such as our students, parents/guardians, and community representatives. With this said, we all recognize the importance of in-person learning with our trusted teaching and support staff is the ideal approach for educating all of our students. However, in the middle of this global health crisis, we have been forced to reassess and ensure we are not only providing the highest level of educational opportunities but also keeping the health and safety of our students and staff as our primary objective. At this time, we plan to bring everyone to school on a daily basis while strictly adhering to the Smart Start guidelines that the state of Wyoming established in conjunction with safety, health and medical experts. The guidance includes recommendations about important hand sanitizing, temperature screenings, proper facility cleaning practices, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when remaining six feet apart is unsustainable. Each of our buildings has crafted and established a list of plans and protocols designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings, busses and in areas of school activities. Please understand that face coverings will be required for students and staff to have on their person but will only be required to be used when unable to safely stay six feet apart or farther. If students or staff choose to wear them full-time, they are absolutely allowed to do so. We will attempt to use outside areas for learning when possible as we know this greatly reduces potential transmission opportunities. The district will be opening our on-line registration for new and returning families beginning very soon. Please remember that every family needs to go in and establish or edit current contact information and share other required data for your child/ren. Cody Middle School is looking to have an opportunity for our 6th grade students and new families to come and see the building and classrooms before the start of school. We are hoping to make this possible soon but we are working around obvious COVID-19 issues, construction projects and seasonal cleaning and maintenance tasks. Please be on the look-out for new information about this. A reminder that the first day of school has been pushed back to August 31st for students. Take care and best wishes as we continue to move ahead with the start of the 2020-21 school year. Please don't hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. Mr. Merager
Dear CMS families- The Board of Trustees approved the proposed calendar change at last night’s board meeting for the 2020-21 school year. With the change, the first day of school for students will be August 31st. Please note the change for your calendar and for planning purposes. Additionally, the district is currently finalizing a plan in for the upcoming year and will be sharing updates on this very soon! Please stay tuned.
YEARBOOK ORDERING DEADLINE IS TOMORROW if you don't want to pay for shipping Deadline is July 17th. Log in information is on the attached flyer. https://tr5.treering.com/create-account/1015574999333376 We hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!
We hope your summer is starting off with a bang. As you ready for the Cody 4th of July festivities, please recognize the increase in diagnosed COVID-19 cases and please attempt to mitigate further issues by continuing to practice safe protocols in the community. This will help us as we get closer to our 2020-21 school year. Also, please consider following us on Twitter for outreach and school related information: @cms_codywy
Reminder that today's meal pick up will be from 11:00-12:30 at Mentock Park.
Park 6 Regular School Board Meeting 6/16/2020 Use this link to tune in to the live broadcast of the board meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/6162020-park-6-regular-school-board-meeting-320610
Use the link below to access the live broadcast of the June 2, 2020 Special School Board Meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/june-2-special-board-meeting---622020-843337
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians- Please plan to return your Chromebook and charger next week on Wednesday, May 27th from 7:30-2:00 pm and Thursday, May 28th from 11:00-2:00 pm. Please label your chromebook with your first and last name and current grade level using masking tape on the lid. Also, please be sure you have your charger cord as well. We will also be collecting any other school items (library books, textbooks, band/choir instruments, student work packets, etc.) at this time as well.
Reminder: Today (5/18) is a free meal pick up day from 11:00-12:30 at Cody High School, Sunset Elementary School, and Mentock Park.
Tune in to the May 19, 2020 school board meeting by using this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/may-19-2020-regular-board-meeting-234386
Final CMS Block Party (Drive & Wave) event on Wednesday, May 27th from 6:00-6:45 pm. Please join us for greetings, smiles and fun before summer break begins!