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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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07/21/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

The First Day of School for the 6th and the 9th Grade Students

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

2016-2017 Bell Schedule

High School Courses and Electives

2016 - 17 SY Books of the Month

School Supply List


UPCOMING EVENTS

Back to School Nights

Barnes and Noble Bookfair


ACADEMY NEWS

Summer Assignment is Here


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Summer Hours & Contact Information

Withdrawal Information


FAQs
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NEWS
The First Day of School for the 6th and the 9th Grade Students
August 22nd is the first day for all 6th and 9th grade students who will go through orientation and pre-assessment for the first two days of the school year.

Parents are expected to arrive by 7:25 am and doors will be open for students at 7:35, everyday. The students will have 25 minutes until 8 am to use lockers, eat breakfast, and stay in the homeroom to listen to the morning announcements. Arrivals after 7:45 am is considered tardy and those students will not be ready for the day when the first period starts at 8 am. Parents are asked to consider the traffic which is always hectic in the morning.

Pick up is at 2:49 pm and 3:10 is the latest pick up time without consequences.

We look forward to having our students back and enjoying another superb CMIT South school year. Click here for the school calendar: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar/

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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The First Day of School for the 7th and the 8th Grade Students
August 23rd is the first day for all 7th and 8th grade students who will go through orientation and pre-assessment for the first two days of the school year.

Parents are expected to arrive by 7:25 am and doors will be open for students at 7:35, everyday. The students will have 25 minutes until 8 am to use lockers, eat breakfast, and stay in the homeroom to listen to the morning announcements. Arrivals after 7:45 am is considered tardy and those students will not be ready for the day when the first period starts at 8 am. Parents are asked to consider the traffic which is always hectic in the morning.

Pick up is at 2:49 pm and 3:10 is the latest pick up time without consequences.

We look forward to having our students back and enjoying another superb CMIT South school year. Click here for the school calendar: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar/

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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2016-2017 Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is attached.

Students should arrive by 7:25 a.m. and prepare to enter the building at 7:35 a.m.

Students who enter the building after 7:45 a.m. will be marked tardy.

The CMIT-South school day ends at 2:54. All students should be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m.


Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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High School Courses and Electives
High school students will be offered 8 credits:

- 1 Math credit
- 1 English credit
- 1 Science credit
- 1 Social Studies credit
- 1 World Languages (Spanish) credit
- 1 Foundations of Technology credit
- 2 electives

During the first week of the school, students will have chance to gather information about high school elective courses from teachers to better understand the content of the course offerings. Students and parents will be asked to fill out online "Elective Corse Request Form" for course selection. Students will start their elective courses at the beginning of the second week.

Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

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2016 - 17 SY Books of the Month


Please find the books of the month for the upcoming year in pictures. List is below.

Sixth Grade
September Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
October Taking Sides by Gary Soto
November The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
December Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
January Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
February Roll of Thunder Hear by Cry by Mildred Taylor
March Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
April Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justen
May The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Seventh Grade
September The Giver by Lois Lowry
October The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
November The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
December The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
January Sounder by William Armstrong
February Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor
March The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
April A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
May Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Eighth Grade
September Animal Farm by George Orwell
October The Pearl by John Steinbeck
November Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allen Poe
December Harlem by Walter Dean Myers
January 1984 by George Orwell
February Mississippi Bridge by Milred Taylor
March The Narrative of Frederick Douglas
April Whitefang by Jack London
May Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Ninth Grade
September - Night by Elie Wiesel
October - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
November - The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
December - Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
January - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
February - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March - Don't You Turn Back: Poetry Collection by Langston Hughes
April - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
May - Our Town by Thorton Wilder

CMIT South

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School Supply List


School supply list for the 2016-17 school year is attached. Please note that teachers may require additional items as needed throughout the school year.
Attachment(s)

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Back to School Nights
Please mark your calendars for Back to School Nights:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016: 9th Grade & 8th Grade
Wednesday, August 31, 2016: 7th Grade
Thursday, September 1, 2016: 6th Grade

Schedule is from 6 - 8:30 pm each night.

Mr. AG
Principal

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Barnes and Noble Bookfair

What: Barnes and Noble Book Fair

When: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Where: Barnes and Noble, Bowie Town Center
15455 Emerald Way, Bowie 20716

Please join the PTO at our Back-To-School Book fair Fundraiser.
Meet and Greet Teachers, Students and Families!
Purchase Books from this year's reading list.

Unable to attend?

Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support online between 08/20/2016 - 08/25/2016 by entering Bookfair ID 11911500 at checkout.

A percentage of all proceeds benefits our school.

See attached flyer.

Angela Scott

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ACADEMY NEWS
Summer Assignment is Here

A tradition at CMIT South is for all students to complete summer assignments in RELA, Math, Science and Technology. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2016. Some assignments have due dates during the months of July and August. Others are due in September. Teachers of these subjects have provided necessary directions for summer assignments during this last few weeks in class. Teachers are not be available during the summer break to answer any questions. Questions related to summer assignment during the summer break should be directed to testing@cmitsouth.org.

All new students should check their CMIT South assigned emails for login information related to summer assignments. New students' email address information was sent to their parent email used during registration.

Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year. Links to summer assignments are below. Please click on your next grade level and navigate to your current college. All written assignments must be typed and not handwritten. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted.

Incoming 6th Grade

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcEUFI2ejBqVS1Ob3M&usp=sharing

7th Grade

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcEenluZjV6VERRZzg&usp=sharing

8th Grade

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcETDZ3ZFEzenU3cFk&usp=sharing

9th Grade

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcERHhHMHloQkNKdWc&usp=sharing



CMIT South

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Summer Hours & Contact Information
We hope everyone is enjoying their summer holiday. During the summer CMIT-South office hours are as follows...

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please use this guide if you have questions on the following...

Uniforms- Ms. Roane- Croane@cmitsouth.org
Summer Assignments- testing@cmitsouth.org

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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Withdrawal Information


Families wishing to withdraw students during the summer break should note the following:

-- There is a 24-hour notice required for student withdrawal
-- Please send withdrawal requests to secretary@cmitsouth.org
-- Withdrawal request should include student name, reason for withdrawal and next school/county
-- Withdrawals can only be completed after July 15, 2016
-- School is opened for summer hours Monday - Thursday, we are not opened on Friday.

CMIT South

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FAQs
What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: http://www.glenburnie.minutemanpress.com/cmit/welcome.html

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's Daily Schedule?
7:35- 7:45am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 7:45am (after 7:45am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

7:35 - 7:57am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 7:50am)

8:00am - 2:49pm for 6th grade and 2:54 for 7th grade: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:05 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.

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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