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09/22/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

School Is Out | Friday, September 27th

PGCPS School Calendar Update

Attendance Matters | Updates to PGCPS Administrative Procedure 5113


HS BREAKING NEWS

Yearbook Photo Submissions

9th Grade Counseling Lesson in US History Classes

Sign Up for High School Clubs - STEM/Academic Teams

National Honor Society Applications Open

Forms Due + SchoolMax Access and Monitoring

Cell Phone + Uniform Policies + Discipline

Resources from the Health Room


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

SAT Prep Course + Financial Aid Information Forum

Girl's Empowerment Group


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

School Counseling Back to School Letter

Senior Letters of Recommendation

To Mr. Hommel's English 10 Classes


PTO UPDATES

PTO Meeting | September 26, 2019


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
School Is Out | Friday, September 27th
Hi Families: Note that this Friday, September 27th, schools are closed all day for students as staff participates in professional development. Please make arrangements as needed. Best,

HS Administration
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PGCPS School Calendar Update
Hi CMIT Families: Please review the attached PGCPS calendar for the updates listed below. (Note: this language is from the update PGCPS sent via email on September 9th) - The half-day scheduled for September 27, 2019 has been changed to a full day with schools closed for students. This change will provide more time for professional development for teachers. - All schools and offices will be closed April 28, 2020 for the presidential primary election day. - As a result, the new last day for students will be June 17, 2020 and the new last day for teachers will be June 19, 2020. Please note these dates are subject to change due to emergency closings.

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Attendance Matters | Updates to PGCPS Administrative Procedure 5113
CMIT Families: Please take some time to review Administrative Procedure 5113 carefully for updates. Consistent attendance is important for students' academic development, and it is being monitored more intentionally this year. The entire policy has relevant information, but take special note of the following: -- Parents or guardians must notify the school when their child is absent in the form of a written note (email may be acceptable), no later than three days. -- A written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within three (3) days of the student’s return to school. The note must indicate the dates and reason for the absence(s). -- If the student has missed 3 school days in a quarter, the parent(s)/guardian(s) should be called or emailed by the teacher. -- Students who are considered lawfully absent from school or a class will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. -- Students who are considered unlawfully absent from a school or a class will not have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. -- A student with unlawful absences will receive a “failing” grade for any day(s) of such absence(s). The failing grades will be averaged with other daily grades. Failing grades for credit courses is zero percent. -- Teachers should enter 0 (zero) in SchoolMAX for unlawful absences and add a comment to the note section “unlawful absence”. ALL NOTES FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FRONT OFFICE. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Yearbook Photo Submissions
Do you want to submit photos to be potentially included in the Yearbook but are not a member of the Yearbook Club? Please use this Google Link to submit photos! We would love to see the candid memories students are making this year at school events, in their athletics, and building the CMIT School Community! Students, family members, and staff are all welcome to submit photos! Submission Link: https://forms.gle/HxVRgo22g1zqENda8 Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, The Yearbook Club
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9th Grade Counseling Lesson in US History Classes
Hello Class of 2023 Families! This week, I was able to pop into all US History classes (including Honors and AP sections) to talk with our 9th grade students about high school graduation requirement, tips for classroom success in high school, postsecondary options, and more! Students also had the opportunity to complete Academic and Personal SMART goals in Naviance (which were started in Biology classes and/or with the assistance of our School Counseling Intern Ms. Leisure) as well as their Learning Styes Inventory in Naviance (which was also started by many students in Algebra 1 classes). Students were also able to finish setting up accounts for two college exploration resources: College Greenlight and RaiseMe. I encourage you to speak with your student about all of the great things they learned! Ask them about the goals they set and talk with them about what they will do now that they have more information about their personal learning style. Thank you for your support as we continue the 2019-20 School Year! Please see attached for the presentation from the classroom lessons and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Sign Up for High School Clubs - STEM/Academic Teams
Dear CMIT Family, We are happy to announce that after school club activities will start on the first Monday of October (October 7th). This year, CMIT will offer 15 STEM/Academics Teams and 20 after school clubs. Six after school clubs will be sponsored by students for the first time in CMIT history. Please follow the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/UWYnhhc456BwuSv16 Club/Team sign ups are due on September 23rd by 10pm. If you have any questions please let me know at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Grade Manager College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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National Honor Society Applications Open
The CMIT Academy North High School chapter of the National Honor Society is officially accepting new members! All 11th and 12th grade students are invited to apply during the Fall 2019 application season. Tenth grade students will be invited to apply in the Spring 2019 application season. Attached is the application, due back to Ms. Gaudette in completion by Friday, October 4th at 2:45pm. All materials must be submitted/received by that deadline. No incomplete or late applications will be reviewed. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! Sincerely, Ms. Gaudette (National Honor Society Chapter Advisor) Damon Edwards II (National Honor Society Chapter President) Zoe Lancaster (National Honor Society Chapter Vice President) Oge Odidika (National Honor Society Chapter Treasurer) Monica Ojetola (National Honor Society Chapter Secretary)

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Forms Due + SchoolMax Access and Monitoring
Hello, CMIT Families: We have reached the end of the first three weeks of school during which time administrators reviewed school policies with students and teachers reviewed policies, procedures, and syllabi in their classrooms. Hopefully, students have had an opportunity to share these discussions and expectations with you. If you have not already done so, please review and sign your student's course syllabi as well as the attached PGCPS Publicity Release Form and Acknowledgements Page of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Students should return the signed course syllabi to their respective teachers and the release form and acknowledgements page to their first period teacher. Now that we are settling in to the school year, students consistently will be receiving more content-focused instruction and assignments. This is a good time to establish routines with your student around checking SchoolMax for grades and attendance and to encourage them to check in directly with their teachers when they have questions or concerns. Let's work together toward a year of productivity and growth! Best,

HS Administration
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Cell Phone + Uniform Policies + Discipline
Hello, CMIT Families: Thank you for the feedback we have received from you regarding CMIT's cell phone and uniform policies. While that feedback is under consideration, we want to advise that the policies as originally issued are still in effect. Please find them pasted below for your review. Cell Phone Policy: (see below) -- 1st Violation - Warning. (The consequence escalates if the student does not put the phone away upon request.) -- 2nd + 3rd Violations - An administrator holds the phone for the day. -- 4th Violation - A parent/guardian is required to meet with an administration before obtaining the phone. Uniform Policy: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/uniform-policy/ Discipline: https://www.pgcps.org/student_rights_responsibilities.htm Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

HS Administration
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Resources from the Health Room
The resources below can be used to help keep your child safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

HS Nurse
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
SAT Prep Course + Financial Aid Information Forum
Please see the attachment for more information about our SAT Prep Course and Financial Aid Information Forum. Best,

HS Administration
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Girl's Empowerment Group
Girl Talk Empowerment 4 Teens provide girls with a structure that supports their personal and professional growth through the introduction of life skills, self-esteem, mentoring, and inspiration. Please see attached for more information!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hello Parents and Students, This past week, students in Physics class covered velocity as a vector and velocity and acceleration graphing and how the graphs represent the concepts of movement with respect to time and displacement. BioGeoChem students began a study of the Big Bang and formation of the universe. There is a reading and 10-question homework that is due Monday, the 23rd, or Tuesday, the 24th, with instructions for access in the Google Classroom. All BioGeoChem students have been assigned homework. I'm looking forward to the upcoming week of school!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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School Counseling Back to School Letter
Please see attached! I am so excited to work with everyone this school year!

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Senior Letters of Recommendation
Hi Seniors! Bring on the excitement! If you are on MY 'list' for a college letter of recommendation, I need you to email me your 'brag sheet.' This is so I can make your letter personalized about YOU. The sooner you complete the 'brag sheet' - or alternatively, email me your resume - the sooner I can complete your recommendation letter. I will then upload it to Naviance and complete the recommender's common app so your colleges get your letter by their deadlines. If I encounter you in the hallway, I will try to remind you at that time, too.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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To Mr. Hommel's English 10 Classes
Greetings parents and students! Our English 10 classes have finished the Fall MAP Assessment and poetic analysis essay, and are taking the SLO Pre-Assessment next week. With the first wave of assessments out of the way, we will look to begin our first novel study shortly. Please try to obtain a hard copy of Enrique's Journey (Young Adult Adaptation) by Monday, October 7th. This is the only book you'll be asked to purchase this year, but students are encouraged to obtain hard copies of our other novels if they prefer paper to the electronic versions. Please contact me if you encounter any difficulties in procuring the book. Thank you!

Mr. Hommel shommel@cmitacademy.org
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PTO UPDATES
PTO Meeting | September 26, 2019
The PTO invites you to join us for the 1st PTO Meeting of the School Year! You can expect to hear about our proposed budget as well as our goal of operating with two separate Executive Operation Boards (one to support the High School and one to support the Middle School). To read the new proposed by-laws visit www.cmitnorthpto.org. Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Location: CMIT Middle School Cafeteria, 6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707 Call in Option Below: 1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (515) 606-5356 Access Code: 531867 International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/cmitnorthpto#international 2. Join Online Meeting: Online meeting ID: cmitnorthpto Online meeting link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/cmitnorthpto Online Instructions: At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line. When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#). To join the online meeting, click the online meeting link and follow the prompts. To Join the PTO please visit http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html For questions please contact the following: General - information@cmitnorthpto.org Membership - membership@cmitnorthpto.org Fundraising - fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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