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10/05/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

FIRST QUARTER PROGRESS REPORT

What a Great PTO Meeting we had on September 27th!

PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH ~ UPDATED INFORMATION

MARYLAND STUDENT SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY

EARTHQUAKE DRILL - OCTOBER 18

WE HAVE A NURSE!!!

Environmental Science goes wild

EVERY VOLUNTEER NEEDS A BACKGROUND CHECK


UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Homecoming

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ~ ZUMBA PINK OUT! OCTOBER 27TH

CLASS of 2023 Parent Meeting

CLASS OF 2020 PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER IS TOMORROW ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events for October

Princeton University Experience for Current 10th and 11th grade Students


ACADEMY NEWS

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SCHOLAR'S SIS POINTS

Student Service Learning Hour Deadlines

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CMIT South Men of Distinction Leadership Program (MOD)

MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS (SY 2018-2019)

ASSESSMENT REMINDER: PLOT STRUCTURE & TYPES OF CONFLICT

CLASS of 2021 Parent Meeting

Costa Rica Tour Informational Meeting Thursday, October 18, 2018


PTO NEWS

Remember, It's Box Top Collection Time!

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser is underway!

ACTIVATE YOUR 2018-2019 CMIT SOUTH PTO MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

CMIT South PTO First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign Started Today, October 5th!


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NEWS
FIRST QUARTER PROGRESS REPORT
The SY19 First Quarter progress report grades are in. Please check Schoolmax for your scholar's grades and reach out to the teachers for any matters that may need addressing. Please note that the cumulative averages may have changed since the the progress report grades were submitted. This will continue to be the case until the end of the quarter. Parents needing assistance with access to Schoolmax should email twashington@cmitsouth.org. Many thanks for your continuous support.

CMIT South MS/HS
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What a Great PTO Meeting we had on September 27th!
Thank you for those who attended the 1st CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING for the school year. We had 125+ people in attendance , including parents, community partners and CMIT South Staff. We were able to get a lot accomplished. - The Budget for SY2018-2019 was approved. - Talked with Community Partners - Elections were held. Congratulations to our new CMIT South PTO (MS/ HS) Board Members : Treasurer -- April Johnson- Suggs Asst. Treasurer - Kim Freeland Middle School Representative - Robert Gonsalves and Michelle Marshall - Established New Parent Liaisons to support and work with the Middle and High School representatives to ensure better communication among the classes and throughout the school. Middle School Representatives are : Tammeca Riley, Robert Gonsalves, and Michelle Marshall High School Representatives are: Debbie Pearson, Lorna Campbell Parent Liaisons are: Class of 2025 (6th) - Tanya Deleon, Celia Hopkins, Marvette Deadwyler Class of 2024 (7th) - OPEN Class of 2023 (8th) - Donna Salmon Class of 2022 (9th) - Nekeshi Hector Class of 2021 (10th) - Carolyn Thiebaud, Loretta Vincent, Barbara Manzie Class of 2020 (11th) - Kim Johnson For more information about the PTO meeting, please see the attached presentation. The next PTO meeting will be Thursday, November 8th at 5:30pm. We will be offering Parent University. More details to come.

CMIT-South- PTO
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PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH ~ UPDATED INFORMATION
Picture Day is Monday, OCTOBER 8TH ! Remember that both the CMIT South white oxford with logo and tie is REQUIRED to take school pictures. Students should come to school dressed for pictures. Lifetouch order forms were sent home with your students last week. Orders can also be placed online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: MJ018184Q0 If your order is placed online, you do not need to return the form. NEW INFORMATION: Class Pictures will also be taken on Monday. Forms went home with students on Thursday with students. Use class Picture ID: MJ018184G0. These orders can be placed online as well. Purchasing pictures is optional, however we would like ALL students to take a photo for the yearbook. There is no cost to take a picture. Any student that has P.E. on picture day can bring their shirt and tie to school. Students can put them on 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. We will have ties on hand if needed to sit for their picture. Mrs. Renea Fletcher, Picture Day Coordinator Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Mrs. Holland-Wallace
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MARYLAND STUDENT SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY
This is to inform CMIT South MS/HS community that per the State of Maryland, students in 5 through 11 grades will take a survey to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school's learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that supports student learning. The survey window is October 8 to November 9. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes. This survey is confidential and school staff will not have access to the responses of specific students. Please see the full announcement letter attached.

CMIT South MS/HS
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EARTHQUAKE DRILL - OCTOBER 18
CMIT South MS/HS will be participating in a the "Great Shakeout" Earthquake Drill on October 18. 2018. This drill will take place around 10:00am. Please note that any parents present in and/or around the school house during this time will be expected to participate in the drill. Please help to prepare your scholar with this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSDmqLQmMN0&feature=youtu.be

CMIT South MS/HS
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WE HAVE A NURSE!!!
CMIT South MS/HS is excited to announce the addition of a School Nurse to our support team. Nurse Barlett joined us yesterday 10/03/2018. Nurse Barlett can be reached via email - nurse@cmitsouth.org.

CMIT South MS/HS
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Environmental Science goes wild
The environmental science classes went outside this week for some hypothesis testing and data collection. We tried to predict how different parts of the CMIT South campus varied in permeability. Permeability has a big impact on the amount of stormwater runoff a piece of land generates. Here are a few pictures of the scientists at work!

Brian Davidson
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EVERY VOLUNTEER NEEDS A BACKGROUND CHECK
PGCPS requires all volunteers assisting on campus more than once each school year with students and/ or chaperoning on field trips to have a background check and fingerprinting. Background Check and Fingerprinting Fees - https://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/ - Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services(CPS) Clearance $61 - Commercial Background Check $15 (online only at www.myschoolbucks.com) – Only referees, athletic officials and independent contractors who do not have unsupervised access to students may utilize the Commercial Background Check Please complete your background check and fingerprinting as soon as possible! Once it is completed, please bring a copy to the front office so it can be filed . We can use your support in upcoming CMIT South programs. We need all the volunteers to make this a great new school year! Thank you in advance for doing your part.

CMIT South PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
High School Homecoming
Hello CMIT-South Community, The Executive Board SGA and officers would like to invite High Schoolers to the High School Homecoming on Saturday, October 27th. Tickets will be on sale starting October 15th at lunch and will be $10 during the first week of sales, $12 during the week prior to Homecoming and $15 at the door. Flyers will be posted and announcements made to remind students of ticket sales and the date of the event. Be sure to fill out the survey sent by RELA teachers for Homecoming Court.

SGA Executive Officers
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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ~ ZUMBA PINK OUT! OCTOBER 27TH
The Umoja Girls Mentoring Club is sponsoring a "Zumba Party with a Purpose!" The "Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba PINK OUT!" WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 WHERE: CMIT South MS/HS Gym TIME: 10:30 am -12:30 pm DONATION: $10.00 ATTIRE: Pink, Pink, Pink and comfortable! All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Please contact Ms. Dabney with any question regarding the event or water donations at tdabney@cmitsouth.org. We hope that you will join the party! Ms. Dabney The Umoja Girls Mentoring Club

Mrs. Wallace
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CLASS of 2023 Parent Meeting
The planning has begun for the 8th grade scholars' end of the year celebration and promotion ceremony. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00pm at CMIT South Cafeteria If you were not able to attend and want communication about the 8th grade activities planned or if you have ideas to share we encourage Parents and Students to sign-up here ====> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit3

CMIT South PTO
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CLASS OF 2020 PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER IS TOMORROW ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
Hello CMIT South Family! You are cordially invited to the c/o 2020 parents for a Paint & Sip hosted by our very own art teacher, Mr. Quinn. As we start a new school year, with new parents, this is a great way of getting to know one another. This event is open to all CMIT South parents. Please bring family, friends, spouses, etc. for an afternoon of socializing, painting, and sipping. All proceeds for this event go to funding the Class of 2020 Senior Prom. Date: TOMORROW ~ Saturday, October 6th ime: 2:00 - 4:00 PM Location: CMIT South MS/HS 9822 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774 Cost: $30 per person. All materials will be provided as well as refreshments. Payments can be made via Cash App. Use cashtag: $cmitsclassof2020 *Must be over the age of 21 - Please arrive on time* If you have any questions regarding this event, please email cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com Thank you, Class of 2020 ~Pictures courtesy of Google and 7-Themes~
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The Class of 2020 Parent/Graduation Committee
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Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events for October
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - Monday, October 8, 2018 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-picture HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH TICKET SALES - Monday, October 8 - 18, 2018 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-hispanic1 HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY - Friday, October 19, 2018 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-hispanic2 CLEAN-UP/GREEN UP - Saturday, October 20, 2018 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-cleanupgreen

CMIT South PTO
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Princeton University Experience for Current 10th and 11th grade Students
The High School Diplomats program is a ten-day program, from July 24th- August 4th, 2019 at Princeton University providing 40 American students the opportunity to engage in academic and social pursuits, and forge lifelong friendships with 40 Japanese students of the same age. The program is sponsored each summer by AIG General Insurance Co., Ltd., along with the Freeman Foundation. During the program each American student is paired with a Japanese roommate. Students from Japan and America spend ten days living and socializing with each other on Princeton's historic campus. The program exposes students to both cultures through daily themes and academic and social activities. The themes provide the roommate pairs with opportunities to communicate, learn, and simply enjoy each other's company. The themes vary widely so that each student pair can find common ground and build their friendship. Some examples of these activities include discussions and presentations, a Japanese summer festival, a sports tournament, and a karaoke night. Students are divided into two smaller groups at Princeton with dedicated staff to build a more intimate atmosphere. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america/ Applications are being accepted now through January 9, 2019. Application information can be found at http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america/

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ACADEMY NEWS
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SCHOLAR'S SIS POINTS
-- Navigate to clfportal.org -- Click on Point Reward System -- Enter Username and Password -- Your username is the email you registered with CMIT South MS/HS -- If you do not know your username or password, click on “Retrieve Password”. -- Enter your email used for CMIT South MS/HS communications. -- Your password will be sent to this email. See pictures for help

CMIT SOUTH MS/HS
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Student Service Learning Hour Deadlines
Just some friendly reminders: -Middle School Forms must be returned to Mr. Pitter. High School Forms must be returned to Ms. Amos. -In order for Student Service Learning hours to count, all forms must be submitted on or before the deadline(s). Late forms will not be accepted. Hours submitted after the deadline(s) will not count. Submitted forms must include all signatures (volunteer supervisor, student, and parent), and all questions must be answered. Electronic copies of the forms will not be accepted. Hard copies are required. -Students are required to earn a total of 24 independent Student Service Learning hours for high school graduation. -Important deadlines: October 15th for any hours earned between July 1- August 30, 2018 January 31st for any hours earned between September 1, 2018- January 31, 2019 Last day of school for any hours earned between January 31st- last day of school

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George's County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of abused and neglected children living in foster care. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is their goal to promote the timely placement of the children they serve into safe, permanent homes. Since 2001, the staff and volunteers at CASA have worked tirelessly to not only protect the best interests of the children we serve but also to ensure the rights of all children in foster care. www.pgcasa.org The 7th Annual Pepco World of Wheels for CASA will be another great year for families to come out, see and explore a variety of vehicles, have fun and play games… while supporting Court Appointed Special Advocate/Prince George’s County and helping to bring a voice to more children in foster care! Here is the link to the event page, http://pgcasa.org/casa-event/2018wow4casa/. Students can use this link to sign up to volunteer, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44aeab2baafa7-pepcos Contact Information: Montré Dupree Outreach Coordinator Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County 301-209-0491 www.pgcasa.org

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer for details and contact information.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CMIT South Men of Distinction Leadership Program (MOD)
We are looking for a few men interest in becoming a mentor or volunteer with the 2018-2019 CMIT-South Men of Distinction (MOD) Leadership Program. The CMIT-South Men of Distinction (MOD) Leadership Program is a leadership development program that informs, motivates, mentors, instills character, integrity, and accountability in select middle and high school male students. This is done through mentoring activities that focus on character-building, cultural activities, issue-oriented panels and seminars, and interaction with community leaders. We have received twenty applications for the program from Middle/High School young men. On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 6:oo p.m., we will have a MENTOR and VOLUNTEER meeting in the CMIT-South Main Conference Room to discuss the program and upcoming events. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in being a Mentor and Volunteer , please sign-up today =======> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit4 We need your input, participation, and assistance in planning the program for the year. The positive impact you will have on these youth is immeasurable. Thank you

CMIT-South- PTO
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MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS (SY 2018-2019)
In an effort to keep all scholars safe, PGCPS has asked that all volunteers 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: - Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention for Volunteers (Full Course) -- 10 minutes - Prince George County Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting (Full Course) -- 32 minutes - Prince George County Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting for Volunteers (Full Course) -- 38 minutes - Student Safety Procedural Changes (Updated) (Full Course) -- 15 minutes Please click here to get started =====> https://www.pgcps.org/required-training/ Please complete your training as soon as possible! Once complete, please bring a copy of your certificate to the front office or email the certificate to secretary@cmitsouth.org . We can use your support in upcoming CMIT South programs. We need all the volunteers to make this a great new school year! Thank you in advance for doing your part.

CMIT South PTO
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ASSESSMENT REMINDER: PLOT STRUCTURE & TYPES OF CONFLICT
Hello Parents & Students of 61 Yale & 62 Stanford, There will be an assessment on Monday, October 8, 2018 for the Plot Structure & Types of Conflict. Please make sure your scholar is prepared the PowerPoint notes are attached.

Mrs. Hakisha Newman, M.Ed., M.A. Professional Development Lead Teacher (PDLT) Middle School RELA Department Chair 6th Grade RELA Teacher CMIT South Room 150
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CLASS of 2021 Parent Meeting
The Class of 2021 planning committee will meet on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:15pm - 7:30pm in CMIT South Cafeteria. If you have not already signed up to be part of the committee, or if you would like to learn more about what is being planned, please join us.

Class 2021 Planning Committee
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Costa Rica Tour Informational Meeting Thursday, October 18, 2018
Please join us for an informational meeting for parents and students interested in a 8- Day Tour of Costa Rica tentatively scheduled for Spring or Summer 2020. Please keep in mind, this is an exclusive offer to middle and high school students and parents accompanying a student. Topics will include tour inclusions, tour itinerary, costs and payment programs. The meeting will take place in the CMIT South cafeteria Thursday, October 18th at 6:15 pm. Space on this tour will be limited.

CMIT South PTO
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PTO NEWS
Remember, It's Box Top Collection Time!
Hello CMIT South Parents and Scholars, October 29th is fast approaching, we need your help in collecting Box Tops. There are two ways you can help our school: 1. Is by the traditional way, clipping the box tops off of various products and sending them in with your scholars. 2. By downloading the app. and scan your receipt after you leave the register. Please watch this short video to see how easy it is. ==> https://youtu.be/3dbz3cW4dco The Class or University with the most box tops will receive a pizza lunch. Thank you

CMIT-S PTO Box Top Committee
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser is underway!
The Mid-Atlantic fundraiser began last week and will end on October 18, 2018. Students that sell or donate at least 7- 10 items are able to participate in a fun party with all types of games and a chance to win extra money! Our goal is to raise over $12,000 to help fund the exciting programs planned this school year. Your contribution will help. Good luck! We hope to see you at the party!

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ACTIVATE YOUR 2018-2019 CMIT SOUTH PTO MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
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 the 2018-2019 school year at the next PTO General Meeting (Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018) or throughout the month of October, 2018. CASH, CHECKS, and CREDIT will be accepted. Please feel free to sign-up via www.pt-avenue.com , CMIT South PTO membership tool and pay with Paypal. Simply click on 'Login' icon and then enter the organization code 'CMITSPTO' and then click on the 'Register' icon. Once complete you will be asked to make your payment through the "Online Store'. 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.

CMIT South PTO
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CMIT South PTO First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign Started Today, October 5th!
First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign started today, October 5th! Last year we started this campaign and we had some parents participate, but we need more. It is easy and simple. We are asking parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months). You can pay $8 a month or $64 per family total. Payments can be made via: - A Drop Box in the drop-off line on 1st Friday Mornings; - Drop Box near the front office area; - On-line store through pt-avenue.com by entering organization code -CMITSPTO. We are challenging each of you to help us reach the goal of having a minimum of 100 parents, friends, and family to contribute to this fundraising campaign. This would produce a profit of a minimum of $6,400 to go towards CMIT South PTO activities. We will provide an update on the fundraising success throughout the year. We need your help to make this a successful campaign. Thank you.

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?

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. 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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