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09/01/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

First Day of School for High School

First Week of School for 6th Grade Students

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

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19 - DATE CHANGE

ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?

Thank You for Coming!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Needed!

Volunteer Tutors Needed: Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity


ACADEMY NEWS

MIDDLE SCHOOL SY19 READING/ENGLISH BOOKS

HIGH SCHOOL SY19 ENGLISH BOOKS

High School: Algebra 1 Supplies

Algebra 2 Supplies

2018 Passport to Success Expo - September 22, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Online Meal Payments Begins

CMIT South 2018-19 Academic Calendar

High School Soccer Tryout

MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS (SY 2018-2019)

STEM Academy at JHU APL Applications Open


PTO NEWS

Sign-up to activate your 2018 - 2019 CMIT South PTO Membership

2018 CMIT South PTO Events for the New School Year - September/ October!

NOMINATIONS FOR PTO BOARD TREASURER

Support CMIT South PTO with Amazon Smile


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NEWS
First Day of School for High School
September 4th is the first day for all high school students. Students will enter the building through the high school entrance. Upon entry, they will report directly to the classrooms as listed. Students will receive their schedule during the first period on Tuesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Any new students will also use the high school entrance and will be redirected upon arrival. Please refer to the list below to know where to report by last name and grade. 9th Grade A - D ROOM 323 9th Grade E - K ROOM 325 9th Grade L - P ROOM 327 9th Grade R - Z ROOM 329 10th Grade A - E ROOM 315 10th Grade F - MB ROOM 317 10th Grade MC - R ROOM 321 10th Grade S - Z ROOM 326 11th Grade A - F ROOM 301 11th Grade H - ME ROOM 303 11th Grade MI - R ROOM 332 11th Grade S - Z ROOM 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.

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First Week of School for 6th Grade Students
September 4, 2018 is the first day for all 6th grade students. Students have received their schedules on August 31, 2018 during orientation. CMIT South administration has analyze students’ data and place the new students in appropriate curricula. The following criteria is being 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 and talented program at PGCPS) status, -- Data results from the pre-assessment taken during May-August 2018 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 for classrooms 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 and 8th Grade Students
September 4th is the first day for all 7th and 8th grade students. When 7th and 8th grade students arrive at 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 Tuesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Make sure to use middle school entrance door, please do not use the front entrance. Any new students not using this entrance will be redirected upon arrival. Parent wishing to enter the building with students must return to the front desk to check in. Cornell: Ms. Hamilton RM 139 Delaware: Ms. Cuddy RM 159 Duke: Ms. Hall RM 153 Harvard: Ms. Berroa RM 138 Howard: Mr. Smith Gymnasium UMD: Ms. Caple RM 129 Texas Mr. Robinson RM 124 UCLA: Mr. Roorda RM 151 Vanderbilt: Mr. Sutherland RM 125 Georgia Tech: Ms. Melchoir RM 133 Virginia Tech: Ms. Brown RM 140 Bowie: Ms. Sawyer RM 132 Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, a sharpener and lunch money/lunch. No bookbags 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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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19 - DATE CHANGE
Please mark your calendars for SY19 Back to School Nights: Monday, September 17, 2018: 7th Grade & 8th Grade Thursday, September 20, 2018: 6th Grade & High School Schedule is from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm each night.

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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 and book list) -- Visited the doctor and updated your shots September 04 will be here before you know it. Do not delay, get ready for school.

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Thank You for Coming!!!
Thank you to all the staff and families who came out to enjoy a day of fellowship, fun, and food at the Family Fun Day Event hosted by the PTO last Saturday, August 25th. The CMIT-South family had an enjoyable time mingling together, enjoying delicious food, playing games, and meeting vendors from community businesses. Such a great way to kick off our 2019 School Year! We look forward to our next event.

Mrs. T. Green
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Needed!
Hello CMIT South Positive Male Role Models, The start of the 2018-19 school year is almost upon us and we need men (Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Male Teachers and Friends) in the community to participate in Dap Day, September 4, 2018. We really need to have our schools covered in District 25 by men to greet the children . The goal is to have 15-20 men at the CMIT South schools. Please arrive at 8:00am to check in with proper ID and meet in the CMIT South Conference Room at 8:00am. Donuts and Coffee available. TIME - 8:00a.m. - 9:00 a.m. LOCATION - CMIT South Conference Room Sign-up today to volunteer your time! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-dapday/70151420

CMIT South PTO
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Volunteer Tutors Needed: Student Service Learning Opportunity
The Latino Student Fund, an educational nonprofit in NW DC supports underserved students' academic achievement in the DC area. They recently opened a Saturday tutoring site in Riverdale, Maryland and are currently recruiting tutors for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please check out the attached flyers.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Weed Warrior Workdays will be September 15, October 20, and November 17. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you are interested in these events, please contact Ashleigh Armentrout at aarmentrout@cityofbowie.org
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Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ACADEMY NEWS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SY19 READING/ENGLISH BOOKS
Below are reading books to used with the curriculum in the Reading classes next year. Please ensure your student have the books for the first quarter first day of school. Students in Honors Reading may need to acquire additional novels for the curriculum. The reading teachers will advise if any additional books are needed. Sixth Grade Quarter 1 - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Quarter 2 - The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers Quarter 3 - Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin Quarter 4 - Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit Seventh Grade Quarter 1 - Taking Sides by Gary Soto Quarter 2 - Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor Quarter 3 - Tangerine by Edward Bloor Quarter 4 - Crater by Homer Hickam Eighth Grade Quarter 1 - A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass Quarter 2 - Ghost by Jason Reynolds Quarter 3 - Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac Quarter 4 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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HIGH SCHOOL SY19 ENGLISH BOOKS
Below are reading books to used with the curriculum in the English classes next school year. Please ensure your student have the books for the first quarter first day of school. Students in Honors English may need to acquire additional novels for the curriculum. The English teachers will advise if any additional books are needed. Ninth Grade To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros All American Boys by Jason Reynolds/Brendan Kiely Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Tenth Grade Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Lord of the Flies by William Golding Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Eleventh Grade Sula by Toni Morrison The Awakening by Kate Chopin Native Son by Richard Wright

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High School: Algebra 1 Supplies
Welcome to CMIT South! If you would like to purchase your school supplies for my Algebra 1 class please see the list below. Daily required supplies: TI-84 or TI-84 Plus calculator (calculators are required to fully prepare for some of the topics, however NO calculators will be provided in class) 3 or 5 subject notebook Pencils Erasers Binder (can be shared with other classes) Optional: Fine dry erase markers, Highlighters, Colored pens/pencils, Glue stick or tape Classroom Supplies: (these will be donated to the teacher for class use) Hand sanitizer Tissues Anti-bacterial Wipes Dry erase markers (chisel for the board/ fine to share with students) Paper towels If you donate any classroom supplies you will receive positive SIS points and my appreciation! I am so excited to see each of you and looking forward to a great year!

Ms. Graves
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Algebra 2 Supplies
Daily classroom requirements: 1. TI-84 or TI-84 plus calculator (this is a very important tool for students taking Algebra 2 and none will be provided in class) 2. 3 or 5 subject notebook 3. Pencil, pencil and pencil with eraser 4. Binder (for handouts, can be shared with other courses) 5. Optional: highlighter, glue stick and/or tape, skinny/fine dry erase markers Classroom supplies: 1. Hand sanitizer 2. tissue box 3. Big/chisel dry erase markers (white board) 4. Antibacterial Wipes 5. Paper towels If you provide any of the above items, You will be given positive SIS points

Ms. Garcia
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2018 Passport to Success Expo - September 22, 2018
This Fall the Board Of Education and the Department of Family and School Partnerships have joined efforts and combined two very innovative and informative events, the College and Career Readiness Summit and the Family Institute Conference, entitled Passport to Success Expo. This event will provide all parents and students of PGCPS an opportunity to learn how to navigate the PGCPS system through workshops and exhibits. There will be over 35 universities and colleges represented and some will even provide on-site admissions. In addition, there will also be local government & agencies, businesses and trade schools as well as fire, police and EMT represented for students looking for careers immediately after high school. The expo will be held at Oxon Hill High School on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Online Meal Payments Begins
Starting August 30, 2018, MySchoolBucks will begin accepting online meal payments for Prince George's County Public Schools. If you have set up automatic scheduled/recurring payments, these will resume on or after August 30, 2018. If you have any questions or need assistance, they can be reached via email at support@myschoolbucks.com or you can reach us by telephone at 855-832-5226. To make a payment, log in to MySchoolBucks. You will need your scholar's information to register.

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CMIT South 2018-19 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://www1.pgcps.org/communications/press.aspx?id=152446 Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2018-19 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 last days for students and teachers are subject to change due to inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school later than indicated. Please do not plan any family vacations until after June 21, 2019. Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for 2018-19 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

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High School Soccer Tryout
Greetings, Our Soccer Teams continue with tryout and practice September 4 thru September 6 . Everyone have to be in Mellwood Hills Community Park Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 by 3:30 pm. Parents and students must figure out how they can be in the field by 3:30 pm. Tryout and practice finish at 5:00 pm so parents must pick up the participants at the Mellwood Hill Soccer field. All participants are expected to bring their cleats, shin guards and water. This is the last week for tryout and practice so it's very important for everyone because we are going to bring the players position and the formations that we plan to implement in the games. Here is the Schedule. Boys and Girls tryout and practice Date: Tuesday September 4, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Place: Mellwood Hills Community Park Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Boys and Girls tryout and practice Date: Wednesday September 5, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Place: Mellwood Hills Community Park Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Boys and Girls tryout and practice Date: Thursday September 6, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Place: Mellwood Hills Community Park Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Must complete the Physical Form for participate. See you there. (HIGH SCHOOL students only)

Mr. Arroyo / Soccer Coach / farroyo@cmitsouth.org
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MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS (SY 2018-2019)
All volunteers must complete the SafeSchools online safety training program that is designed to train contractors and volunteers on school-related safety issues. Volunteers who regularly support the school as field trip chaperones, mentors, interns, tutors and others must complete the following on-line training modules: - Prince George’s County Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting - Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Student Safety Procedural Changes - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention Background Checks are still required and due to changes in a policy (Administrative Procedure 4215), Commercial background checks can no longer be utilized for field trips. Please check in at the CMIT South Front Desk prior to volunteering if you already have a background on file. - Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57 - Cost of Commercial Background Check $7.00 (not applicable for field trips) The Fingerprint Office accepts payment in the form of cash, money order, debit/Visa/MasterCard. For questions, contact the Background Unit at 301.952.7831; email hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org or go to http://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/ Please complete your training prior to the 1st week of September so it can be done and we can use your support in upcoming CMIT South programs. We need all the volunteers we can get to make this a great new school year! Thank you in advance for doing your part.

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STEM Academy at JHU APL Applications Open
The Johns Hopkins University - JHU-APL STEM Academy is now accepting applications for our fall rotation. STEM Academy is a series of preparation courses for students interested in science, engineering, technology and math. Students will have fun while learning foundational skills and expanding their hands-on experience learning from STEM professionals. To apply, please visit: http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/Stem-Academy The deadline for applying is September 3, 2018. Registration does not guarantee acceptance. Students will be notified by September 10th. Course Offerings for Fall 2018 Course descriptions available at http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/Stem-Academy Courses will be offered once a week from September 17-December 14, 2018 (no class the week of Thanksgiving). All courses are for grades 8th-12th with the exception of Code Like a Girl. Monday Youth Leadership & Communication I: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Youth Leadership & Communication II: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (must have completed Youth Leadership & Communications I) SolidWorks I 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. SolidWorks III 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. ( must have completed SolidWorks I and II) Critical Thinking 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Circuits I: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. MATLAB I: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Code Like a Girl I (6th-8th grade): 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Python I: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Friday Social Network Analysis: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. For more information and course descriptions, please visit our website at http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/Stem-Academy Questions – aplstem@jhuapl.edu or 240-228-7836

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PTO NEWS
Sign-up to activate your 2018 - 2019 CMIT South PTO Membership
The CMIT South PTO Board is excited to work with the CMIT South Community to do great things in this new school year. We will need your support to make the activities and programs successful. Please join us and sign-up to be a CMIT South PTO member today. It is $15 per family. Teachers and businesses can join for $15 too! We will be accepting membership payments for 2018-2019 school year at the Family Fun Day - Back to school Event on Saturday, August 25, 2018. CASH or CHECKS accepted. Please feel free to sign-up via www.pt-avenue.com , CMIT South PTO membership tool. Click on 'Login' icon and then enter the organization code 'CMITSPTO' and then click on the 'Register' icon. You can complete the information to become a PTO member. Your membership dues is a contribution that will support activities and programs offered to our CMIT South Community. We look forward to you becoming a part of a great school community.

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2018 CMIT South PTO Events for the New School Year - September/ October!
-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 Family Fun Day -Back to School Event at CMIT South TIME- 11:00am - 3:00pm COST - FREE to CMIT South Middle and High School Students and Parents Food Vendors ($) , Parent and Student Information sessions, Music , Meet and Greet session, Games & Fun activities and lots more ! - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Greeting Children Back to School TIME - 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. LOCATION - CMIT South Conference Room Sign-up today to volunteer your time! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-dapday/70151420 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 7th Grade & 8th Grade TIME : 4:00pm - 7:00pm - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 6th Grade & High School TIME : 4:00pm - 7:00pm - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 PTO GENERAL MEETING TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm LOCATION - CMIT South Cafeteria MID-ATLANTIC Fundraiser Kick-Off All students will be given fundraising packages and learn about the incentives for highest sellers. - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 First Friday’s PTO Fundraiser -"Lunch on Me" Campaign begins for the month of October. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months- $64 per family). 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.

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NOMINATIONS FOR PTO BOARD TREASURER
Hello CMIT South Family, The CMIT South PTO is looking for a few good candidates to help fill open positions on the PTO Executive Board. Please send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org by Friday, September 14th, if you are interested in any position listed below. Please be sure to include your contact information , experience in the area and why you feel you would be a good candidate. Elections will be held on Thursday , September 27th at the General PTO Meeting. - TREASURER - Responsible for the collecting , depositing, and tracking all monies for CMIT South PTO. Producing monthly financial reports, and working closely with the President to ensure all financial matters are in order. Recommended experience : Financial background and experience with Excel and on-line tools. (Elected Position) - ASSIST TREASURER - Responsible for assisting the Treasurer as needed with collecting and depositing all monies for CMIT South PTO. (Appointed Position) We look forward to seeing how the CMIT South Family will step up to the challenge to make our PTO Board complete. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you

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Support CMIT South PTO with Amazon Smile
Hello CMIT South Family, As the new school year is about to start for 2018-2019, please think about supporting CMIT South PTO. When you are shopping for uniform items, books and school supplies , please remember to use Amazon Smile for your next purchase . 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! Go to Amazon Smile and look for CMIT South PTO. Thank you for your support,

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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
Families wishing to purchase uniform in store may visit:

All American Wear, Inc.

5001-B Forbes Boulevard

Lanham, MD 20706

301-459-5000

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 - 8:40am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 8:40am (after 8:40am 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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