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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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12/15/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

TIGERS ON THE PROWL

10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

STEM and Maker Project Boards due week of January 2 (Middle School)

CMIT South Math Winter Games-Volunteers Needed

EARLY DEPARTURE UPDATE

Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC)

Seeking 9th Grade Parent Representative

SECOND QUARTER PROGRESS REPORT

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


UPCOMING EVENTS

American Red Cross Blood Drive @ CMIT South

Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House


ACADEMY NEWS

TERP YOUNG SCHOLARS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Congratulations!

Congratulations! Girls and Boys Basketball Players!

Ms. Feliciano - Spanish Class!!!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

Biology and Physics Updates

***Nurse's Corner***


PTO NEWS

The Contest Deadline is Fast Approaching!

SAVE THE DATE!

CMIT-SOUTH PTO PRESENTS… A NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP

KidzCare Club "From Head to Toe" Donation Drive

Preparing for the Holidays?

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!


FAQs
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NEWS
TIGERS ON THE PROWL


CMIT South Tigers played gallantly this week. The Middle School boys and Girls Basketball team played against two schools and won all four games.

CMIT South JV ladies and mens Basketball also played two games this week, winning all games.

All of us - parents, staff and students at CMIT South are very proud of the students achievements. We look forward to a season full of continuous wins.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

In keeping with our goals to insure that every child is college and career ready, all CMIT-South high school sophomores will have an opportunity to take the Accuplacer test, on Tuesday, February 27th, free of charge. Students who want to enroll dual enrollment program must take and meet the Accuplacer requirement as one of the PGCPS Dual Enrollment eligibility criteria.


Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y9xxeh6p to practice Accuplacer Test.

Please see attached documents for more details and eligibility criteria about PGCPS Dual Enrollment Program.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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STEM and Maker Project Boards due week of January 2 (Middle School)

STEM/Maker Project Boards are due the first week that we’re back from winter break, no later than January 5, 2018. This will count as a full assessment grade.

Because each middle school teacher is collecting well over 100 of these we are incentivizing students to turn them in early. Students can turn in their boards to the Science teacher during homeroom daily. Students will receive a receipt as evidence that the board was received by teacher.

Tuesday - 10% extra credit and 10 SIS points.
Wednesday - 5% extra credit and 10 SIS points.
Thursday - 5% extra credit and 5 SIS points.

All of PGCPS schools are in their Science Fair season. Boards may be hard to come by in early January. Purchase your display board now, and don’t forget Amazon.

Bringing in projects- Students MAY bring in projects on STEM/ Maker Fair day if the project can fit in the space in front of the board (about 12 inches by 12 inches). We invite students to take pictures of their projects and attach the pictures to the board itself. Students will be able to bring in tablets or laptop computers (for videos) ONLY with prior teacher approval.

STEM Project Board Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dN9_PGB2Mcx7WGobQnc2spXrEtBYHkt2FbmkYp5cIks/edit?usp=sharing

Maker Project Board Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D59qNoo3dCEArf36_nrqnlrPBSmMECsdxKB9DryKqNg/edit?usp=sharing

Brian Davidson

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CMIT South Math Winter Games-Volunteers Needed

Next Wednesday, December 20th, the Math Department will host a game day for students while they are in Math class. Students get a chance to work with other classes and play different board games and card games during their class time. We would love for you to join us and help run one of the games throughout the day. If you are interested in volunteering, please use the link to sign up for a time.

We are also looking for some volunteers to send in treats for the students while they play. If you would be interested in donating a box or bag of the individually packed snack-sized chips or cookies, please also sign up for this through the link and send in your treats anytime before December 20th.
Thanks in advance for all you do!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa8af2da1fa7-volunteer

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EARLY DEPARTURE UPDATE

Effective immediately, all students must be picked up before 2:30 pm for early dismissal. Parents/guardians arriving after 2:30pm will be asked to wait for regular dismissal time. This is because all support staff are already reporting to dismissal duties during this time and so coverage and supervision in the building is very limited. The front desk staff will also not be able to call students down if parent is not physically present, a parent/legal guardian must be physically in the building to sign the student out. Please do not contact the front desk via telephone while on the way to pick a student up. This practice is taking away from the student's instructional time. Students will be called from class upon parent arrival to pick them up.

Thank you

Tiffany Washington

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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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Seeking 9th Grade Parent Representative

The 9th grade, class of 2021, is looking for a parent representative. The representative will help to plan and supervise fundraising for the class of 2021. Any parents that are interested, please contact Ms. Cameron (pcameron@cmitsouth.org).

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SECOND QUARTER PROGRESS REPORT

The second quarter progress report grades are in. Please check Schoolmax for your student's grades and reach out to the teachers for any matters that may need addressing.

Many thanks for your continuous support.

CMIT South

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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Who: Open to all students

Where: Amped Up! Middle River, MD

When: January 24, 2018 (Pending Approval)

Cost: $25:00

Website: http://www.2ampedup.com/field_trips.html


Who: Open to all students

Where: Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia PA

When: March 29, 2018 (pending approval)

Cost: $50:00

Website: https://www.fi.edu/explore-the-museum


Who: Open to all 8th Grade students

Where: Junior Achievement Park, Landover MD

When: February 22 & 23, 2018

Cost: $0:00

Website: http://www.myja.org/financepark/


CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House

Prince George’s Community College, in partnership with the Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (Youth@Work/SYEP), will host several Open Houses at the Largo campus of Prince George's Community College, Room 1418, Center for Health Studies. The Open Houses are to inform youth about professional development/training opportunities in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

For more information, click on the link below:
http://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Courses/Noncredit/Continuing_Education_Program_Detail.aspx?id=6442469036

PGCC

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ACADEMY NEWS
TERP YOUNG SCHOLARS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Terp Scholars enroll in one three-credit course that is at the cutting-edge of theory, thought, and technology. Courses feature field trips or guest speakers designed to broaden understanding of the field through career discovery. Outside of class, students should expect to spend several hours a day on course-related assignments.

Classes meet every day, Monday-Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. Both credit and grade earned post to the UMD transcript and become part of the student record. The course may not be taken pass-fail or audit.

Courses are offered in a broad range of academic disciplines from UMD’s Colleges and Schools. Students should expect to purchase books, class packets, or classroom supplies. Each course description features a link to the sample syllabus that lists specific requirements for that course.

On the application, you’ll be asked to make a second choice in the event the first selection has filled. Course selection is processed on a first-come, first serve basis when the complete application packet has been received.

Students must attend the program in its entirety. Students are not permitted to miss class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early. Anyone who has an obligation such as employment, club sport, travel, or similar commitment should consider whether this will interfere with program requirements. Courses are part of the University’s Summer Term, follow University policies and procedures, and are subject to change. The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary. Click on the link below to learn more.

https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-young-scholars/terp-young-scholars-courses

Courtesy of UMD

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Congratulations!
MS Boys & Girls Basketball Teams,

Congratulations on your 5-0 start to the season!

Go Tigers,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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Congratulations! Girls and Boys Basketball Players!
I have to Congrats our boys and girls Basketball Players for Middle and High School. You are doing a great job.

GOOOOoooooooooo TIGERS!!!!!!

Mr. Arroyo

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Ms. Feliciano - Spanish Class!!!

I have to congratulate all my students in the Spanish class who, in one way or another, cooperate every day for being better citizens willing to acquire new knowledge in another language and promote a culture based on moral values. The Spanish class is fundamental to the teaching-learning process of the students, since it gives them the opportunity to know a different way of communication which will help them in their future and will open many doors in the working world. In the Spanish class, basic knowledge is provided by units so that the student can internalize, develop and know a communication, culture, connection, communities and comparison of a society that grows in majority and in Spanish-American language. It provides the opportunity for the student to become aware and understand that everyone, although different in cultures and traditions, we are equal in ideals, love, respect and fraternization.

Vanessa Feliciano

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2018-2019 school year starting November 01, 2017 and ends January 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete the online application for each child they wish to enroll.

Prospective public charter school families must ensure that the students has a PGCPS student ID to apply. If your student does not have a PGCPS ID, please visit your neighborhood school to get one.

For more information on PGCPS Charter Lottery, click below.

http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/

For sibling and regular applications, click below.

http://lottery.pgcps.org

CMIT South

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Biology and Physics Updates
Hi families!
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the weekend. Just a few reminders and updates for Biology and Physics. Some of you have seen this in an email already, but in case you missed it...

Biology:
This past week we talked about Humans in the Biosphere (Chapter 6)
Next week we will review Chapters 5 and 6
The next test will also be NEXT WEEK following the review
Over break there will be extra credit - so stay tuned!

Physics:
The past two weeks we have been planning, building and testing roller coasters
Next week we will relate energy and work to power
We will also review some older concepts of temperature and heat (from Chemistry)
The next test will be shortly after break
Over break there will be a study guide and one optional assignment for extra credit - stay tuned!

As always let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day!

Mr. Wassam

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***Nurse's Corner***
HAPPY FRIDAY CMIT SOUTH Staff, Scholars and Family!

- All 6th graders will be receiving a letter in the next few weeks via mail alerting you to the vaccines that will be due before your child can start 7th grade. Since the letter is giving ample notice to satisfy the Maryland State Law requirements, If your child is not vaccinated by the 1st day of school 2018-2019 school year, he or she may not be permitted to attend school.


- Please ensure all children are practicing good hand hygiene to prohibit a flu or viral outbreak! Personal space should be exercised and remind our scholars that food, drinks, cosmetics and chap stick/ lip gloss should not be shared.

- Hygiene is something that most teenagers and pre- teens have to adjust to. Please talk to our scholars about practicing good personal hygiene. A small personal bag should be stored in each child's locker for emergencies.
Please consider a 1- gallon ziplock bag with extra pants, socks and shirt. These can be stored in the child's locker for those unexpected moments of needing a change of clothes. This prevents the child from choosing a pair of pants from our very limited selection. As well as prevents those emergency (to them) phone calls to the parents wanting to be picked up from school.

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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PTO NEWS
The Contest Deadline is Fast Approaching!
The contest deadline is fast approaching to win a free pizza lunch!
*** Morgan State is in 1st Place as of 12/14. ***

Hello CMIT South families,
If you want your university or section to win a free lunch, the deadline to turn in Box Tops is Friday, December 22, 2017. The box is located at the front entrance of the school and in each classroom. Please put your Box Tops into a Ziplock bag with your Name and University on it and drop it in the box. Let's keep clipping those Box Tops.

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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SAVE THE DATE!
• TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
o CMIT Basketball Tigers (Varsity) plays against New Hope Academy. The home game begins at 5:00 PM -Boys only. Cost is $5.00 at the door.

• WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
o CMIT Basketball Tigers (JV) plays against Stoddard Middle School. Home game at 6:00 pm. Boys first. Cost is $3.00 at the door.

o Help CMIT PTO support a family in need. Donations are needed by 12/20/2107


• FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
o The BoxTop Contest Ends. The University or Section with the most BoxTops will win a pizza party in January.

o The "From Head to Toe" donation drive, sponsored by CMIT South Kidzcares Club, ends December 22, 2017. The drive is to benefit pediatric cancer patients in the Washington, DC area.

o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale.

• THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.

• FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
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 the online store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.

o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
o New Year Skate-n-Whip Event at Lanham Skate Center, January 12, 2018, from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Cost is $10 per person.

CMIT South PTO

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CMIT-SOUTH PTO PRESENTS… A NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP
WHERE: LANHAM SKATE CENTER- 9901 LANHAM SEVERN ROAD, LANHAM, MD 20706
WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 TIME: 7:30PM – 11:00PM
COST: $10 PER PERSON– Includes entry and skate rental

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED!

Buy Tickets For Your Family and Friends!
PURCHASE TICKETS DURING LUNCH TIME from Thursday, January 4th – Tuesday, January 9th
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CMIT South PTO

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KidzCare Club "From Head to Toe" Donation Drive
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 area. 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. For more information, please contact Bridget Elliott at bcelliott507@gmail.com.

CMIT South PTO

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Preparing for the Holidays?
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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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
We need your support! Please join the CMITSouth PTO today. The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.

Sign-up today at 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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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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