Week of December 4, 2022
A look at the week Ahead:
  • Rotary Interact Holiday Food Drive: Holiday Food Drive! Please bring in non-perishable food items now through Friday, December 9th. Collection boxes are located outside the front office and in Ms. McClain’s room.
  • Remember, You Support CCSMS PTO/F3 when you shop at Amazon with the CCSMS Amazon Smile Link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1720146

Monday, Dec 5
  • HS please make sure your Chromebook fully charged and remember your Yondr pouch for your phone. Yondr bags will be checked for your phone today.
  • All scholars should be in proper uniform and follow dress code. This includes navy layers when in the building.

Tuesday, Dec 6
  • Math Club: 3:15-4:15 in room 129B with Ms. Batiz
  • Middle School Student Council: Ms. McKinley's room from 3:15 - 4:15. Please make sure you have a ride home at 4:15 or you plan to ride the activity bus.
  • NAHS: 3:15-4:45 in room 231 with Mr. Pope
  • HS Robotics Club: 3:15-4:25 in rooms 138 & 139 with Ms. Dyer
  • Dance Practice: 3:15-5:15 in the auditorium with Ms. Moore
  • Afterschool Activity buses running: see schedule here
  • Home Basketball Games v. Academic Magnet, starting at 5pm.

Wednesday, Dec 7
  • Dance Practice: 3:15-5:15 in the auditorium with Ms. Moore

Thursday, Dec 9
  • JAHS: 3:15-4:15 in the Art Room 231 with Mr. Pope
  • HS Robotics and MS STEM Club: 3:15-4:25 in rooms 138 & 139 with Ms. Dyer
  • MS Sea Perch Robotics: 3:15-4:15 in room 132 with Ms. Cates
  • Afterschool Activity buses running: see schedule here
  • Home Basketball Games v. Lowcountry Wildcats, starting at 5pm.

Friday, December 10
  • Dance Practice: 3:15-5:15 in the auditorium with Ms. Moore

Save the Date
  • December 12 - 15 MAP testing.
  • Early Release Day at 12pm on Dec 16. Also a STEMester Day.
  • Holiday Break - Dec 17 to January 3
  • January 3 - Teacher Workday/PD, No Scholars
  • January 4 - School resumes for the end of Semester 1, Quarter 2.
  • January 10-13 High School Exam Dates. Full Days of School.
  • January 16 and 17 - MLK Day and No school for scholars/teachers.
  • January 18 - Semester 2 begins
  • WinterFest Family Event, January 26, 5pm to 7pm
  • STEM Night Family Event, March 30, 5pm to 7pm
Reminders related to Covid:
  • Please email Report@charlestonmathscience.org to let us know if your scholar has tested positive for Covid.
  • Please do not send your child to school or to school activities if they are sick or have been told they must quarantine.
Updated CCSMS Bus Routes
Be sure to check the bus route schedules as there have been a few changes that were started last week.

If you are experiencing issues with the School Bus Hub App, please email yrichardsonsellers@charlestonmathscience.org

Interested in driving a school bus or do you know someone who is? We need drivers, including subs for drivers, field trips, evening athletic activities, and afterschool activity drivers. Apply through Indeed or see Ms. Sellers in the front office for more details.
Note from the CCSMS Administration
Dear CCSMS Families,

Thank you for helping ensure your scholar is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn! we have had many compliments from others when our scholars are on field trips or visiting campus. We appreciate your partnership in having high expectations for our scholars. At the basketball games this past week, our scholars have been showing their Riptide Pride as well! They have been kind to our guests and helped out when needed.

Progress reports have been dropped in the mail. Please review them with your scholar and contact their teachers for a meeting if needed. Our teachers are happy to work with you on identifying some strategies to help your child be successful. Remember, our semester 1 classes for high school do not have their final exams until after the holiday break due to how the calendar falls. Please remind them to make use of this extra time to study as finals are 20% of their final grade.

All the best,

Mrs. Carmichael
Executive Principal and CEO
mcarmichael@charlestonmathscience.org
F3 - Family, Faculty, and Friends Updates

The CCSMS Family, Faculty, and Friends organization (F3) encompasses the PTO, Athletic Booster, Band Booster, and School Activities Supports. Please let us know if you would be interested in serving in a leadership role and someone will follow up with you.
F3/PTO is always looking for volunteers for various projects throughout the year. Complete our volunteer form if you are interested in volunteering with us.
Some simple ways to get involved:
Free Tutoring
Back to School Resource: The SC Department of Education is reminding students, parents and community members of a free student resource this school year.

Free online tutoring will again be available through a partnership between the SCDE and the South Carolina State Library. Funded by Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funds provided to the state of South Carolina, this resource is available for families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Access Free Tutoring: https://bit.ly/SCFreeTutoring
Quick Tutorial: www.scdiscus.org/node/519
Riptide Athletics Updates


  • See you at the home games this season! Remember to bring clear bags only.
  • Please see the Riptide Website for updates and information for Fall and Winter Sports.

  • Scholar-Athletes and families should be using Sports You to communicate.



The mission of the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science 
is to educate students for success in college and careers by providing an innovative learning environment 
that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable.

Go Riptide!
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Wavelength: noun. : 1. The measurement of the distance between any two corresponding points on adjacent waves. 2. λ = velocity divided by frequency. 3. A weekly CCSMS communication to inform and unite.