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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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08/23/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

FOOD SERVICES

First Day of School for 9th & 10th Grade Students

First Day of School for 7th & 8th Grade Students

First Week of School for 6th Grade Students

Uniform Pick-Up

GET INVOLVED! JOIN A COMMITTEE!

Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South to Join us September 6th!


UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS THROUGHOUT AUGUST

GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS

CMIT SOUTH CHEER CAMP

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


ACADEMY NEWS

2017-2018 Bell Schedule

SCHEDULES FOR SY18

CMIT South 2017-18 Academic Calendar


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Traffic Pattern for 2017-18SY

ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?


PTO NEWS

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising

Join the CMIT South PTO Today


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NEWS
FOOD SERVICES
Starting from September 6, CMIT South students are provided breakfast and lunch services directly by PGCPS. Parents can open an account or add more funds in their existing food services account by visiting https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain;jsessionid=gSzaLBqslo9rkzfxhRpxwYjw.aln01

General information about meal services, menu, and meal prices, please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/. Questions and concerns about the food services should be directed to PGCPS Food and Nutrition Services: http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/index.aspx?id=13282

CMIT South provided the cafeteria with three microwaves for our wonderful Scholars. Food should be brought from home in disposable & recyclable containers. All other plastic empty food containers may be kept in the dedicated cafeteria bins for dismissal time pick up. If scholars do now wish to leave lunch bags in bins, they may be left in the lockers and only food taken to the cafeteria during assigned locker times. Scholars may not return to lockers after lunch.

CMIT South

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First Day of School for 9th & 10th Grade Students
September 6th is the first day for all 9th & 10th grade students.

When 9th & 10th grade students enter the school on Wednesday, they will report directly to the classrooms listed. Colleges listed below are those students were assigned last school year. Students will receive their schedule during the first period on Wednesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Make sure to use high school entrance door. Any new students will also use the high school entrance and will be redirected upon arrival.

Stanford: Mr. Olubo RM 315
Brown: Mr. Quinn RM 330
Georgetown: Ms. Marchese RM 317
Duke/MIT: Mr. Arroyo RM 321
UMD: Ms. Cameron RM 323
Hampton: Ms. Payne RM 325
Princeton: Ms. Garcia RM 327
Yale: Ms. Graves RM 329
Howard: Ms. McAllister RM 332
Havard: Mr. Wassam RM 334

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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First Day of School for 7th & 8th Grade Students
September 6th is the first day for all 7th & 8th grade students.

When 7th & 8th grade students enter the school on Wednesday, they will report directly to the classrooms listed. Colleges listed below are those students were assigned last school year. Students will receive their schedule and new college assignments during the first period on Wednesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Make sure to use middle school entrance door. Any new students will also use the middle school entrance and will be redirected upon arrival.

Texas A&M: Ms. Holder RM 153
UCLA: Mr. Dominguez RM 157
Vanderbilt: Ms. Caple RM 129
Georgia Tech: Mr. Valle RM 132
Virginia Tech: Ms. Moin RM 139
Bowie: Ms. Sonnier RM 125
UPENN: Ms. Melchoir RM 159
Dartmouth: Mr. Zachary RM 143
Columbia: Ms. Bayram RM 130
FAMU: Ms. Allen RM 123
NC A&T: Ms. Brown RM 140
Morgan: Ms. Berroa RM 138

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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First Week of School for 6th Grade Students
September 6, 2017 is the first day for all 6th grade students.

Students will have received their schedules on the September 5, 2017 during orientation. Students are expected to report to the multi-purpose room/cafeteria upon arrival. Staff members will be in the hallways to direct the students. After the breakfast, students will be picked up by their homeroom teachers and they will report to class.

After the new students complete their pre-assessment during the first week of the school year, CMIT South administration will analyze students’ data and place the new students in appropriate curricula. On September 11, 2017, all 6th grade students will be placed in their student groups and new schedules will be provided to them.

The following criteria will be utilized to determine your child's curriculum:
-- MSA/PARCC or other standardized test scores from previous years,
-- Report card from the previous grade,
-- Course history in elementary school (e.g. any advanced or Honors courses),
-- TAG (gifted & talented program at PGCPS) status,
-- Data results from the pre-assessment taken during the first week of the school year/May-August 2017

The procedure for placements during the first week of the new school year prior to pre-assessment, September 6 - 8 is as follows:

-- All 6th grade students coming to CMIT South will be temporarily assigned to student groups based on alphabetical order.
-- Students will go through orientations and take pre-assessments.
-- CMIT administration will review the pre-assessment data along with data from all the other items listed above to schedule students based on their assigned curriculum
-- After September 8, students will receive their actual schedule.

The analysis of all pre-assessment data along with the criteria mentioned will ensure your child receives their customized curricula based on their assessed areas of strengths and growth.

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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Uniform Pick-Up
The first batch of orders received before July 7th are expected to be delivered to CMIT-South by August 25th. If you did not place your uniform order on or before July 7, your uniforms may be delivered after September 1st. You must print and present your order confirmation at CMIT South starting August 28 to be able to pick up your student's uniform. Uniforms can be picked up on school days between 7:30am and 3:00pm.

*Please note that all orders will be delivered to CMIT-South. None of the orders will be shipped to homes.

Mr.Taner, Assistant Principal

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GET INVOLVED! JOIN A COMMITTEE!
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) is working to get our family of schools at work here in Maryland. There is a need for more engagement within the family. By the community leveraging the Local Motive through the submission of articles, accomplishments, photos, etc, we can generate more excitement this year. Families, students and staff are encouraged to get published. CLF would love to broadcast your accomplishments to a wider audience.

Parents are also encouraged to join CLF's new committees that will branch and support all CLF schools with group-based, PTO involved projects. Please see publication picture. We'll all have more to celebrate simultaneously and likely tackle bigger obstacles too. Let’s make CLF a central hub of involvement.

As a reminder, these three committees are ADULTS ONLY.  Any CLF schools' Admin, Staff, Parents, Teachers, or Alumni can participate.

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation

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Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South to Join us September 6th!
Calling all men (Fathers, Uncles, and Grandfathers) to actively participate as a motivating figure for the first day of school for our young scholars.
A Male empowerment group has been created named the "LIONS of CMIT South" and your participation is greatly encouraged.

Currently the first action is to gather in the conference room on the morning of the 6th of September dressed in suits and ties to welcome the new students.
We will meet at 8:00am in the conference room followed by gathering in the hallways as the students arrive. Afterward around 8:30am the program will meet and get suggestions for activities for the upcoming years.

If interested please contact Tyrome Smith, PTO Vice President at tyromesmith@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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UPCOMING EVENTS
FREE SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS THROUGHOUT AUGUST

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – With the 2017-2018 school year beginning next month, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) reminds parents that Maryland State Law requires students enrolled in prekindergarten through grade 12 to receive age-appropriate immunizations before attending school.

Parents with children entering kindergarten or seventh grade should pay particularly close attention. Enrolling PGCPS kindergarteners will need two doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine). Students preparing to enter seventh grade need two vaccines — Tdap and Meningitis.

Families who have yet to complete vaccinations have several options.

Kaiser Permanente Largo Medical Center is offering a free immunization clinic for PGCPS students on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 4 at 1221 Mercantile Lane in Upper Marlboro.

The Maryland Partnership for Prevention is also hosting free summer immunization clinics as follows:

Northwestern High School, Hyattsville: August 1 and August, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and August 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oxon Hill High School: August 2, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Beltway Plaza, Greenbelt: August 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Shops at Iverson, Suitland: August 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additionally, the Prince George’s County Health Department is hosting immunization clinics for youth (up to age 18) with limited or no health insurance at two locations: Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Drive in Cheverly and and D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center, 9314 Piscataway Rd. in Clinton. To make an appointment contact 301-583-3386.

PGCPS will also provide free immunizations at the annual Back-to-School Fair at Prince George’s Stadium on Saturday, August 26.

For more information on District immunization requirements, visit: http://www.pgcps.org/immunizations/. View a complete list of Maryland immunization requirements here.




PGCPS

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GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS

Event Description:
Community outreach organization Ready, Set, Help is hosting a STEM event for the young ladies of CMIT that will provide fun and challenging hands-on exercises in each of the four fields. The students will rotate through sessions led by women working in that field who will guide them through exercises, provide discussion, and answer questions. Each student will attend two breakout sessions in the morning, followed by a guest speaker, free lunch, and two additional afternoon sessions.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: FREE
Participants: Open to young ladies in all grades
Stay Tuned, more information coming!!!
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Ready! Set! Help!

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CMIT SOUTH CHEER CAMP


Cheer camp comes to CMIT South. This camp is open to all CMIT South students - incoming 6th to 9th grades.
Instructions will be provided on tumbling, dance and cheer. The camp is facilitated by a cheer coach.
Campers should wear t-shirt, shorts and athletics shoes.

Date: August 23-25, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Registration form and payment information for camp is attached.
Questions can be directed to Coach Britton, cynthiaabritton@gmail.com.
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Coach Britton

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


Please mark your calendars for SY18 Back to School Nights:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017: 7th Grade & 8th Grade
Thursday, September 14, 2017: 6th Grade & High School

Schedule is from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm each night.

Lara Asafa

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ACADEMY NEWS
2017-2018 Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for the 2017-2018 school year is attached.

-Students will be entering the building starting at 8:20 a.m.

-Doors close at 8:35 a.m., after 8:35 a.m. parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office.

-Students who enter the building after 8:35 a.m. will be marked tardy.

The CMIT-South school day ends at 2:49. All students should be picked up no later than 3:10 p.m.


Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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SCHEDULES FOR SY18

CMIT South staff have been working diligently all summer to ensure that schedules are ready for returning students. Our goal is to have all schedules ready to pass out to students on September 6, 2017.
Some consideration for scheduling includes a reorganization of the college compositions across similar curriculums. This means your scholar's college may not be same as the previous school year. Schedules will be distributed to returning students on September 6, 2017. Please look for scholars to bring their schedules home.

CMIT South

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CMIT South 2017-18 Academic Calendar

CMIT South follows PGCPS calendar. Parents are encouraged to register for text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=PGCPS_9

Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2017-18 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent. Students will earn incentives for Perfect Attendance.

Please note that June 14, 2018 and June 15, 2018 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not any family vacations until after June 16, 2018.

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for 2017-18 calendar updates: http://go.activecalendar.com/pgcps/

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

Patrice Harrell-Carter

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Traffic Pattern for 2017-18SY


CMIT South in collaboration with a committee comprised of parents, came up with a new traffic pattern to ease the congestions experienced during the drop off and pick up hour. This new pattern was tested during the last few weeks of the SY17. Feedback from parents was positive in regards to this pattern. CMIT South will continue with this pattern this year.

Our efforts are to make drop off and pick up easier for all. To this end, we ask for the community's full cooperation with staff and volunteers who are outside helping. Please do not instruct students to leave the designated pick up location in the afternoon. All students must remain in front of the exit doors where the canopy is located. Please note that the school will not accept any responsibility if students do not follow the expected procedures and parents are not redirecting their students to stay where the students are expected to be.

Before and after school enrichment entrance will remain the same – Cafeteria entrance. This traffic pattern applies only from 7:15 am to 3:10 pm. 

CMIT South

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ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?

As the new school year approaches,

Please go through the checklist to ensure that your scholar is ready for the first day of school. Please confirm that you have:

-- Acquired uniform tops (at least two polos)
-- Acquired uniform pants (Khaki or Navy Blue)
-- Acquired uniform shoes (all black, no colored insignia or sole)
-- Acquired PE top and bottom (all black bottoms, no colored insignia) middle school only
-- Acquired school supplies (please refer to supply list)

September 06 will be here before you know it. Do not delay, get ready for school.

CMIT South

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PTO NEWS
Mid-Atlantic Fundraising

Kick-off Date is September 28th, 2017
End date is October 19th, 2017
Lookout for more information to come!

CMIT South PTO Executive Board

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Join the CMIT South PTO Today

Join the CMIT South PTO Today and stay informed! $15 per family
@PTAvenue.com / Organization Code- CMITSPTO
( https://www.pt-avenue.com/selfaddR.asp )

We are seeking parents and teachers with experience and skills in all areas to join the CMIT South PTO team. It will take the entire CMIT South Community (parents, teachers, students, family, businesses and friends) to lead our students through a successful school year. We are counting on your support.

CMIT South PTO Executive Board

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FAQs

What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab. http://cmitsouth.org/uniform-policy/

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: https://anderon-mmp.myshopify.com/ or www.cmituniforms.com

Do I have to purchase uniforms from this vendor?

No, however, uniforms purchased from other vendors must have 100% identical color tone and the CMIT South logo. The current uniform vendor provides donation to the CMIT South PTO based on sales. Each uniform purchase from Minuteman Press is contribution to the school. 


What is CMIT South's Daily Schedule?
8:20am - 8:35am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 8:35am (after 8:35am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

8:20am - 8:45am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 8:45am)

8:45am - 2:49pm for 6th & High School grades and 8:45am - 2:54pm for 7th & 8th grades: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54pm - 3:10 pm: 
Student pick-up outside (Students who are not picked up by 3:10pm will be waiting outside for their ride. There is no adult supervision for these students during this time).

Clubs and enrichment activities will begin immediately following dismissal. All club/enrichment participants must report directly to the cafeteria. Students who continuously fail to report directly to their designated locations will lose the privilege to participate in any after school activities. 

How do I pay for my child's lunch?
Breakfast and lunch are served every day. You can add money to your child's account by visiting this link. You can also pay by cash or money order in the cafeteria. 

Can my child bring their own lunch to school?
Students can bring a lunch from home. Lunches can be stored in the student's locker. Microwaves are available in the cafeteria to warm food. Refrigerators are not available for students. Lunch taken to lunch room should be consumed in lunch room. Student cannot return to locker after lunch. All lunch bags should be left in lockers if student do not wish to place in bins after lunch. Lunch bags are not allowed in class.

What do they serve for school lunch?
A monthly menu is provided by Food and Nutrition Services. Click here for lunch and breakfast menu.

What is the academic calendar?
CMIT follows the Prince George's County Public School calendar found here. To receive notifications of PGCPS school cancellations by providing information here.

Where can I find information about CMIT events and updates?
Every Friday CMIT South publishes its weekly newsletter. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe to the newsletter. It is a vital means of communication between CMIT South and stakeholders. Please click here to subscribe to CMIT South Newsletter. Please visit www.cmitsouth.org for more information.

 

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