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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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12/01/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

On the Rise...Go Tigers

Honor Roll Assemblies Scheduled for Next Week: Mark Your Calendar!

Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC)

STEM and Maker Judges Needed!

Immunization information & Health Screenings

CMIT South Elementary Open House

Class of 2020 Fundraiser


UPCOMING EVENTS

KidzCare Club at CMIT South Service Project Begins!

You are Invited to the PTO Meeting and Holiday Social

American Red Cross Blood Drive @ CMIT South

Picture and Make-Up/Retake Day!

Umoja! Pack A Purse Donations needed !

Miss Sears' Math Class

CHEER CLUB 2017-2018

Casual Day


ACADEMY NEWS

Academic Writing

Earth Science Update (with Davidson)

Thank You for Your Participation in High School Night

UMOJA "Stay READY, so you don't have to get ready."


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Field Trip for Luray Caverns

Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class


PTO NEWS

SAVE THE DATE!

Roller Skating Fun For All CMIT South Families and Friends

Amazon Smile

Join the PTO

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Items

Box Top Contest


FAQs
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NEWS
On the Rise...Go Tigers

CMIT South Boys and Girls Basketball teams are undefeated this season. On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 CMIT South played against Imagine Public Charter School. These are the scores. We are very proud of the scholars, showing we are not only brainy but brawny as well. Go tigers!!!

Lara Asafa
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Honor Roll Assemblies Scheduled for Next Week: Mark Your Calendar!
On December 5, 2017, the sixth (6th) and seventh (7th) grade honor roll assembly will take place. The sixth grade ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the school's cafeteria. Immediately following the seventh grade assembly will take place at 10:00 a.m.

On December 6, 2017, the eighth (8th), ninth (9th), and tenth(10th) grade students who received honor roll will be acknowledged as well. The eighth grade ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the combined ninth and tenth grade students will be honored at 10:00 a.m.

During their respective ceremonies, the Scholars of the Month for September and October will also be recognized.

Invites have been sent via email to parents to observe their child(ren) being honored for their achievements.

Light refreshments will be provided by our gracious PTO in the hallway outside of the cafeteria as you depart from the program.

As always, we encourage the community to celebrate and embrace the academic achievement of our scholars. Equip-Inspire-Elevate!

Image Courtesy of: http://harborteacherprep.com/ourpages/auto/2017/10/31/47017843/honor_roll.jpg

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC)


The Information Technology Early College program, also known as ITEC, refers to a dual enrollment program jointly offered through Prince George's Community College (PGCC) and Chesapeake Math and IT Academy South (CMIT South). This is a grant-funded program that responds to the identified need to increase opportunities for high school students to earn college credits and/or industry certifications in STEM fields. By offering dual enrollment courses, academic and career counseling, and professional development all supported by an innovative Virtual Learning Lab, students entering the ninth grade have an opportunity to graduate with an associate degree in information technology upon graduation from high school.

The mission of this early college project is to transform students' lives by providing them with innovative, rigorous learning, training, and career experiences that meet and exceed industry standards.


Enrollment & Participation

1.Who is eligible to participate in the ITEC program?
Enrollment is limited to rising CMIT-South 9th grade students who have achieved the required Accuplacer score and met other selection criteria. 

2.How do students apply? 
CMIT students are eligible to apply toward the end of their 8th grade year.

3.Is there a limit to the number of students that can enroll each year? 
Yes. Enrollment is capped at 22 students per cohort in order to optimize the learning experience for students.

4.Can students enter the program after the ninth grade? 
No. However, students not enrolled in the ITEC program who wish to earn college credit are encouraged to consider taking AP courses offered at CMIT.

5.What if students would like to earn college credit but are not interested in information technology? 
If this is the case, the ITEC program is not a good fit. This program is rigorous and immerses students heavily in the study of information technology. Students with no interest in information technology should consider earning college credit through AP courses or PGCPS's dual enrollment program. 

6.Does participation in ITEC limit student's participation in CMIT activities? 
It can. With the exception of state- and county-mandated testing, ITEC activities generally take precedent over CMIT activities. On occasion, there will be assemblies and field trips that ITEC students are unable to attend because of ITEC courses. Conversely, there will occasionally be ITEC activities and field trips that are exclusive to students participating in the program.

For more information about ITEC program please visit:
https://sites.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/itec/

Here are some resources to practice for Accuplacer:

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org
https://www.mometrix.com/academy/accuplacer-test/
http://www.accuplacerpracticetest.com
https://www.pgcc.edu/uploadedFiles/Resources/pdf/math%20resources_2015091513141300.pdf

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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STEM and Maker Judges Needed!
CMIT Family,

CMIT South STEM Fair and Maker Faire competitions are coming up in less than two months (January 12).

In order to fairly judge our students' projects we need as many judges as possible. All that is required is some level of college or work in a STEM field.

The single student who recruits the most judges will receive an easy-to-fly, live camera feed, quadcopter DRONE!

Simply send this form to as many people as you can that meet our criteria:
https://goo.gl/forms/ipMLwmyNglGzxes03

Make sure your judge recruits mention your name!

The more judges we have the more each project gets judged. This will result in a much more fair competition.

Best!

Brian Davidson
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Immunization information & Health Screenings
Happy Friday CMIT South - Staff, Parents and Scholars! If you received a letter in the mail informing you that your child's immunizations are either delinquent or not on file, please note that the student will be excluded from class as of the DECEMBER 6, 2017, and, until the immunizations are up to date OR provided documentation to satisfy COMAR 10.06.04.03 (see attached). I know that this is a busy time of year. However, please be sure to check in with your physician if you received a letter from us as the state requirements can vary from the last time your child received a physical. I have attached a copy of the 2017-2018 vaccine requirements. Feel free to call me with questions or concerns. If you cannot secure an appointment with your child's pediatrician prior to the above listed date, please call your local health department. They can most likely provide an appointment for vaccines.

Finally, Please note that on December 7, 2017 I will be conducting vision, hearing and Body Mass Index screenings on all 8th graders and any student new to Prince Georges County Public School System as this is a state requirement. Results (pass or fail) will be sent home with your child. Please follow up with your child's pediatrician as needed.


Tina L. Green, R.N.
CHESAPEAKE MATH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY SOUTH
9822 Fallard Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 240-573-7250 | Fax:240-823-9326
nurse@cmitsouth.org
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CMIT South Elementary Open House

CMIT South Elementary is excited to hold two more open house sessions for parents of prospective students who are interested in applying to the lottery for the new CMIT South Elementary. If you have students of elementary school age please plan to attend one of this sessions. Sessions will hold as follows:

Saturday December 9, 2017 @ 11:00am

Saturday January 6, 2018 @ 11:00am

We encourage all prospective families to join us for this event. We will be discussing our instructional program and offerings.

Hope to see you there.


CMIT South Elementary
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Class of 2020 Fundraiser

Support the CMIT South Class of 2020 with our first fundraiser!

Start: November 30 , 2017
End: December 15, 2017
Pick Up: December 21, 2017 (CMIT South)

Use the attached HBH order form or secure your holiday hams and turkeys TODAY! Order forms and payments can be turned in to Ms. Graves Room #329 during homeroom.

Questions: Contact the Class of 2020 Graduation Committee at: cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS
KidzCare Club at CMIT South Service Project Begins!
The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will be sponsoring the "From Head to Toe" donation drive, a drive to benefit pediatric cancer patients in the Washington, DC are. The club will be collecting head wraps/scarves, knit hats, and knit socks from December 4th through December 22nd. All items will be donated to local pediatric cancer centers. Donations can be dropped off near the front office during school hours.

The KidzCare Club will hold it's first meeting on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:40am. The room assignment will be provided at arrival. Future meetings will be held on Saturdays.

For more information, please contact Bridget Elliott at bcelliott507@gmail.com.


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You are Invited to the PTO Meeting and Holiday Social
Please join us at the PTO Meeting and Holiday Social on Thursday, December 14th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost is $5.00 per person (students and parents)

Food will be served. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Also, there will be a holiday raffle and a Family Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt Contest.

We are offering a Vendor Table Opportunity that is open to the CMIT South Students, Families, and Clubs. You will have an opportunity to showcase and sell holiday gifts. The table rental will be $25 -PTO Members and $45 -Non-PTO Members. If you are interested, please email pto@cmitsouth.org. We are looking for 5-10 vendor tables for the event.

All payments are due by Monday, December 11, 2017. On-line payments will be available starting December 4, 2017 on PTAvenue. Cash payments can be submitted to the PTO Box. Please include your Name, University, and number of tickets in an envelope. If it is for vending, please include your name/email, student name, University, and type of business/ items for sale.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you all.





CMIT South PTO
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American Red Cross Blood Drive @ CMIT South

Greetings CMIT-South Family!

Thank you to those staff members and families who have committed to our American Red Cross Blood Drive! We need a minimum of 40 registrants in order to hold our drive and we are just over one-fifth of the way to our goal! If you have not signed up and you're interested in saving a life through this precious giving, please sign-up via the GoogleForm below. Even if you think you might have second thoughts the day of the drive, we need you to register today!

Please read below for more information on how giving blood saves lives. Thank you!

Did you know?
Every two seconds someone needs blood.
One donation may help save or sustain 3 lives.
A single car accident victim can require as much as 100 pints of blood.

Local patients depend on the blood supply every day. There is no substitute for human blood and the only source of obtaining life-saving blood is through volunteer blood donations. Trauma victims, cancer patients, premature infants and others depend on their neighbors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.

Here is a link to an American Red Cross recipient’s story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZPlnPIRyCE

Brian lost 60% of his blood. He required 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments, which he received from Red Cross donors.
If you have an eligibility question, please call 1-866- 236-3276.

Please click on the link below to show your support and donate the gift of life.

https://goo.gl/forms/4ZuEf35Y8BVXJVuL2


Ms. Green
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Picture and Make-Up/Retake Day!


📸 December 12th is Class Picture and Make-Up/Retake Day! 📸

1. We would like all staff and students to take a photo for the yearbook.

2. Purchasing school photos is optional and not required.

3. Class Picture order forms were be sent home on November 30th. A reminder will be sent home on December 8th.

4. The CMIT South uniform white oxford with the approved school logo and uniform tie is REQUIRED to take school pictures. Students should come to school dressed for pictures.

5. Any student that has P.E. on picture day can bring their shirt and tie to school and wear them over their P.E. shirt when it is time to take their picture.

* Please note that there will be NO loaner shirts provided on picture day.

Lacy Holland-Wallace,
Picture Day Coordinator

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Umoja! Pack A Purse Donations needed !

Hello CMIT-South Family:

The ladies of Umoja are giving pack to young ladies in foster care, shelter or residential living this holiday via the Pack A Purse Donation Drive. We have collected about 14 purses but we need the following items to put in the purses to be delivered to a special teen girl no later that December 25th:

Personal hygiene items requested:
· toothbrush toothpaste mouthwash
· deodorant soap lotion
· Girl special items (see us if this isn't clear)

The last day to donate is Tuesday, December 5th! Bins are located in the main lobby and out front of room 309 on the High School side.

The Girls of Umoja thank you!
Ms. Monroe & Mrs. Dabney, Advisors

Mrs. Dabney
Resource Teacher 9th Grade
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Miss Sears' Math Class
Students will be taking the Mid-Quarter 2 Test on Monday, December 11th. Study Guides were passed out in class and posted on Edmodo, as well as emailed to parents/guardians.

Please note: Harvard and UMD have a short 45-minute class on Mondays, so they will get another 45-minutes on Tuesday to finish their test if they don't finish on Monday. (The test will not be accessible after class on Monday until they return to class on Tuesday.)

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CHEER CLUB 2017-2018

Attention Cheerleaders and those who want to learn cheer! Cheer club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday starting January 2, 2018 from 3:00pm- 4:15pm! Permission slips can be located in the cafeteria and is also attached below. If you do not have a permission slip signed you will not be permitted to participate. Expectations are in the attachment as well as on the permission slip.

COME GET YOUR CHEER ON AND PREPARE FOR 2018-2019 TRY OUTS!!!
Attachment(s)

Tina L. Green, R.N.
CHESAPEAKE MATH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY SOUTH
9822 Fallard Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 240-573-7250 | Fax:240-823-9326
nurse@cmitsouth.org
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Casual Day

Attention CMIT-South Families!

Casual Day for students who met eligibility criteria for the month of November, will be on Monday, December 11th. Students should report to school on Monday, December 4th in full uniform in accordance with the CMIT South uniform policy. Please refer to the full policy on the CMIT-South website. Thank you!

Mrs. T. Green
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ACADEMY NEWS
Academic Writing
Hello 10th Grade RELA Students,

Please note that you have two-page papers due starting tomorrow up until next week. Each class has a different due date. Please adhere to the assignment due dates on Edmodo. Please make sure that you utilize Edmodo's folders to locate supporting documents that will aid in the completion of your essays. Please abide by deadlines because late penalties do apply. Have a wonderful day!!!

Lori Payne, MAT
10th Grade RELA Teacher
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Earth Science Update (with Davidson)
Hello Scientists!

Students in our class are starting the unit that deals with plate tectonics. This is an *extremely* important topic because the knowledge gained here will carry over for at least two major tests. Please make sure that you are checking your students' notebooks on a regular basis; the next notebook check is coming soon. To see what should be in the students' notebooks simply check the 'Agenda and Warmup' folder in Edmodo (the file is updated every day).

Feel free to email me with questions as always!

Best,



Brian Davidson
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Thank You for Your Participation in High School Night
CMIT-South teachers and administrators would like to thank all of our parents for their participation to High School Information Night.

If you did not attend, please check out the attached document for your reference.




Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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UMOJA "Stay READY, so you don't have to get ready."

Today Umoja Girl's Mentoring Club was led by Ms. Shelva Nobles. Ms. Nobles is a product of PGCPS. A graduate of Hampton University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Noble has a passion for giving back to the young people of today, especially young ladies. She encouraged the ladies of Umoja to "Stay READY, so they don't have to get ready." Ms. Nobles asked each young lady what they wanted to do at present or in the near future. Then she expressed the importance of planning to ensure they are ready, be it a test, a job interview, presentation, applying for college etc.

Thank you Ms. Nobles for sharing your time with the ladies of Umoja! You are "fabulous!"

Mrs. Dabney and Ms Monroe, Advisors
Resource Teachers High School
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Field Trip for Luray Caverns
The permission slip and payment ($45) for the school-wide field trip will be collected December 5-7 (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) during homeroom and lunch. There are only 150 seat available. The trip will take place December 22, 2017. Students will leave CMIT South at 7:00 a.m. and return no later than 6:00 p.m. The students will call home when they depart from Luray Caverns so that you will have a better indication of what time to pick them up from school.

It is important to note this is the same day progress reports are distributed. The progress reports typically do not arrive until the day they are distributed around 9:00 a.m. Therefore, students who attend the field trip are not likely to receive their progress report on that day, which is the day before our holiday break begins. Should they arrive earlier, we will make every attempt to distribute them on Thursday, December 21, 2017 to the students who are attending the field trip.

Any progress report not sent home with student will be mailed.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class
Greetings! Overall, great job on the chapter 5 Quiz this week. There will be a test on Chapters 5 and 6 next week. With that being said - the class activities/ quiz are great study tools. Please encourage your student to review past warm-ups, homework & classwork assignments, and their quiz from this week in reviewing for their test next week. We will have a review Kahoot before the exam. Lastly I have attached the newsletter emailed this week, just in case you may have not received it.


Ms. McAllister
CMIT South Chemistry
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PTO NEWS
SAVE THE DATE!
• Friday, December 1, 2017
o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign is collecting your donation. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months). Participate on pt-avenue.com (organization code -CMITSPTO) and look for on-line store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.
• Tuesday, December 5, 2017
o Deadline for Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser returns or exchanges

• Friday, December 8, 2017
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale.

• Monday, December 11, 2017
o PTO Meeting and Holiday Social money is due. $5 per person. Vendor Table cost $25 (PTO Member) and $45 (Non-PTO Member)
o CMIT South Home JV Basketball game against Kettering Middle School – 6:00pm -8:00pm. Girls play first

• Tuesday, December 12, 2017
o Class Pictures and Retake are 12/12/17. See PT avenue for volunteers need

• Thursday, December 14, 2017
o Next PTO meeting and Holiday Social is from 5:30pm- 8:00pm with a Holiday Social and Bazaar

• Friday, December 15, 2017
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale


• Friday, December 22, 2017
o BoxTop Contest Ends. The University or Section with the most BoxTops will win a pizza party in January.
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale.




CMIT South PTO
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Roller Skating Fun For All CMIT South Families and Friends
Join us for Roller Skating Fun on Monday, December 11th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Temple Hills Skate Palace. The cost is $15 per person. Includes Pizza & a drink, skate rental, and token. Please hold this date. More information to come.


CMIT South PTO
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Amazon Smile
Preparing for the Holidays? Please use Amazon Smile for your holiday purchases. This is another way to support the PTO effort to raise money for student programs at CMIT South. We receive a percentage of the total sale. Feel free to spread the word!

CMIT South PTO
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Join the PTO
We need your support, please join the CMITSouth PTO today. The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.

Click Here to sign-up today: https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp Enter CMITSPTO.

You can view instructions under ‘New Membership’ or ’Renew Membership’ section. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator, Lorna Campbell at lcampbellpto@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Items
The deadline for all returns and exchanges is Tuesday, December 5th.

Please contact CathyAnn Andrews if you have any questions at andrewscmitsouth@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO
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Box Top Contest
Hello parents,
To help support CMIT South PTO we ask for participation in collecting Box Tops. There is a box located at the front entrance of the school. Also, each University and Section will have their own bins, located in the English, Math, or Science classrooms. Please write your child's name and University or Section on a Ziploc bag with the Boxtops. We will have a contest for Students! Starting November 1, 2017, to December 22, 2017, the University or Section that collects the most Box Tops will receive a pizza lunch in January.

Please sign up for the Box Top app in your play store and add your loyalty cards. Our school is listed as "Chesapeake Math and Technology Academy." Thank you! We appreciate all that you do.

Box Top Committee,
CMIT South PTO
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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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