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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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09/08/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

CMIT South Lions welcomes their Cubs

It's Elective Selection Time! (Middle School ONLY)

9th Grade Elective Course Selection

10th Grade Elective Course Selection

Drop off and Pickup Update

STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP

CMIT South 2017-18 Academic Calendar


UPCOMING EVENTS

Car Pool meeting

GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS

Second Soccer Tryout for High School Girls and Boys Players


ACADEMY NEWS

JV Soccer Team Tryout


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT

Physical & Health Education Uniform

Ever wonder how to get your child to talk about the school day?

Nurse @ CMIT South


PTO NEWS

Join the CMIT South PTO Today

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising


FAQs
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NEWS
CMIT South Lions welcomes their Cubs


CMIT South fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other significant male figures gathered to welcome all CMIT South scholars to another school year. Scholars received a warm welcome as they arrived for the first day of school. CMIT South is proud to partner with such distinguished parents. .

CMIT South

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It's Elective Selection Time! (Middle School ONLY)
CMIT South is excited to announce that it is that time to pick your elective for the school year. Students will have an opportunity to make three choices. All efforts will be made to ensure that students are place in one of their choices. Please note that placement is on a first come first serve basis. Elective selections will be due by Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm. All middle school students are required to select an elective using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/ageIoEnpF15BRIGz1

Students will click on the link above, type their first and last name, select NEXT, and pick their top three choices. We will attempt to accommodate the student with at least one of their top three choices.

Patrice Harrell-Carter

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9th Grade Elective Course Selection
9th Grade Elective Courses:

9th grade students will be taking their electives: Tuesday 1st & 2nd period, Thursday 1st & 2nd period and Friday 1st period.

-Students may take one 1 credit course for full year or two 0.5 credit course for each semester.
-Please fill out the form no later than Monday September 11, 2017 by 3:00pm.

Link for Elective Course Selection Survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZ3WiA0rrQ9FodLa9ze2A9SujroXQM3SIQY6v0YoYKW1dH9w/viewform


*Please see the attachment for course descriptions.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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10th Grade Elective Course Selection
10th Grade Elective Courses:

10th grade students will be taking their electives Monday 1st & 2nd period, Wednesday 1st & 2nd period and Friday 7th period.

-Students may take one 1 credit course for full year or two 0.5 credit course for each semester.
-Please fill out the form no later than Monday September 11, 2017 by 3:00pm.

Link for Elective Course Selection Survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUWuq07KqtbNgaF2200X3PhlXfPJefsga9g4_b-APUxp-Jjw/viewform


*Please see the attachment for course descriptions.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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Drop off and Pickup Update
Drop off in the mornings is working pretty well with two lanes moving forward. To keep this going, please help with the following:
-- When you get into the parking lot pull all the way down as far as you in the lane you are in.
-- Make sure your child/children are ready to get out of the car (have all of their belongings in their hands and ready to step out of the vehicle as soon as they open the door. Backpacks, notebooks, jackets etc in hand.
-- Only cross from the left lane when cars in the right lane are not moving to exit.

Pick up in the afternoon is more challenging, thank you to everyone for your patience so far. Rest assured that staff and volunteer parents who are out are trying to make this as smooth as possible for everyone concerned. There are hundreds of cars trying to pick up their children at the same time. Between Wednesday and Friday, pickup time has decreased already by about 10-15 minutes. We will continue to work to speed up the process and ask for continued cooperation. Here are some things you can do to help:
-- Do not arrive at the school way ahead of time and park in the lane if you know your child is not one of the first ones out of the building.
-- While in line waiting to get into the lot pull as far over to the right as you can so the people who work or are making deliveries in this area can still get by. We are sharing the roads with them and attempting to get everyone where they need to go.
-- Do not block the road in front of the school or businesses, both while trying to get into the parking lot or by parking in the fire lane out front. This makes it harder for everyone to drive respectfully. Leave room for vehicles to get by or into the various parking lots.
-- The transport vans/buses are parking in the alley behind the school and they should be the only ones back there. IF you child rides a transport bus have them proceed to the vans/buses as soon as they are able.
-- Appreciate the efforts of those who are volunteering to help by being respectful and following the traffic pattern.





CMIT South Traffic Committee

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STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP

During the pickup period in the afternoon, some students have been directed by their parents to walk off CMIT South property in order to meet parents on the streets. Please note that this not a safe practice and is strongly discouraged by CMIT South. CMIT South does not have enough personnel to supervise your students once off CMIT South property. This is a highly risky practice that endangers your child's safety.
Please instruct your children to remain on school property at all times.


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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UPCOMING EVENTS
Car Pool meeting
Before Back to School Nights on Tuesday 09/12 and Thursday 09/14, there will be a 30 minutes session for parents who reside in the same zip code/city to meet. This meeting will occur in the cafeteria from 3:30pm - 4:00pm. If you are interested in meeting parents from the same zip code or city, please join us then.

CMIT South PTO

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GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS
My name is Felicia Johnson, Founder of the community outreach organization "Ready, Set, Help". Our mission is to initiate and support projects in local communities that help combat homelessness, empower the youth, and rebuild neighborhoods. We have completed several projects over the year, and now we're planning a STEM event for 6-10th grade girls on October 7, 2017 at Chesapeake Math and IT Academy in Upper Marlboro, MD. The Girls Kicking Down the STEM Door event will be a day of fun and challenging hands-on exercises in each STEM discipline that will be led by STEM women. The girls will rotate through two sessions in the morning, have lunch with a dynamic guest speaker, and two additional sessions in the afternoon. It's going to be a great day and opportunity for them to so see how amazing and diverse STEM women are.

We would love to have you come lead or co-lead a session. The sessions will be 30-45 minutes long and geared toward either middle or high school age students. During the session, you will lead them through an exercise (we can brainstorm ideas), and talk with them about your career path and education. We want to shower these girls with positive women who work in an amazing and underrepresented career field.

I’ve attached an overview of “Ready, Set, Help” and a volunteer flyer for more information. I believe this event will encourage and empower girls to pursue a STEM career, and I hope you all can make it! Thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to working with you!

Felicia Johnson-Founder
Ready, Set, Help LLC

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Second Soccer Tryout for High School Girls and Boys Players
Greetings,
We hope all of yours are well. Our Junior Varsity Soccer Team (HIGH SCHOOL) have the second tryouts next Monday September 11, 2017. We looking for girls and boys soccer players. Be sure complete and bring your PGCPS Sport Physical Form before participate in the tryouts. Soccer players for tryout Monday need to wait Mr. Arroyo in the Cafeteria afterschool schedule. Mr. Arroyo will pick up the players at 3:10 p.m. Tryout will be in the soccer indoor field at school.

Mr. Arroyo
JV Soccer Coach

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ACADEMY NEWS
JV Soccer Team Tryout
Greetings,
Welcome to the School Year 2017-2018. Our Junior Varsity Soccer Team tryout will be next Friday September 8, 2017. Tryout will be in the soccer indoor field from 3:15 to 4:15. Players will report to the cafeteria after school day. Mr. Arroyo will pick up the players in the cafeteria between 3:00 to 3:10. Be sure complete and bring your PGCPS Sport Physical Form before participate in the tryout. Players should wear the appropriate soccer uniform and indoor soccer shoes, no cleats for tryouts please.

Last Season was awesome. This season will be terrific. See you on Friday CMIT-South Players.

Mr. Arroyo
JV Soccer Coach

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT

Please be advise that all summer assignment related inquiries should be directed to content area teachers from here on. Students are not required to bring their summer assignment with them first day of school for submission. Summer assignment submission information will be given in classes by content area teachers.

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Physical & Health Education Uniform
Dear Parent or Guardian,

I hope you had a great summer! The CMIT South PE uniform must be worn in its entirety on assigned Health & Physical Education days only. This includes:
1. Shirt: Solid kelly green in color with CMIT school logo on front.
2. Pants: Solid black in color (sweat pant or mesh material) with no stripes, designs, logos, emblems, stripes, etc. of any kind except assigned CMIT logo.
3. Shorts: Solid black in color (sweat pant or mesh material) with no designs, logos, emblems, stripes, of any kind except CMIT logo (No shorter than knee length). May ONLY be worn from first day of school through Oct. 31st and from April 1st through the last day of school.
4. Footwear: Tennis shoes/sneakers (any color) fully laced through all eyelets and tied, if applicable
5. Socks: Plain solid white in color

Students not dressed in compliance with uniform policy will not be able to participate in class activity and grades will be negatively impacted.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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Ever wonder how to get your child to talk about the school day?
Mr. Ty Smith, Vice President of the PTO found this article (see link below) to be very useful and inspirational. There are 50 questions you can ask your child when inquiring about their school day in lieu of the standard, "How was your day?"

http://herviewfromhome.com/50-questions-to-ask-your-kids-instead-of-asking-how-was-your-day/

Patrice Harrell Carter

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Nurse @ CMIT South
CMIT South does not have a Nurse on site at this time. We anticipate being assigned a nurse in the nearest future. We will continue to provide the best care to all students and will contact you should any concerns arise. In the interim, please direct any and all inquiries related to medications to your child's grade level administrator.

CMIT South

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PTO NEWS
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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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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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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