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September 14, 2020
Events for the Week
Monday, Sept. 14
No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, Sept. 15
PTSO Virtual Meeting 10:00 a.m. (see below to get Zoom info)
School portraits for in-person students - 8:45-11:00
Fall sports photos - Football, Volleyball, Cross Country (team pictures require masks - more information below)
DVA school portraits - 7th 3:50-4:25; 8th 4:25-5:00 (see times for grade/alpha below

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Faculty meeting-No Tutorials

Thursday, Sept. 17
AP Brown Bag lunch presents Students Mental Health & Wellness with CISD Counselor Tammy Pulse
11:30-1:00 Zoom Meeting (see District Information for more information)
VB - 7(H)/8(A) vs. Dawson

Friday, Sept. 18
Last day for $40 yearbook buy personalization, get free icons

Save the Date
PTSO General Virtual Meetings
9/15 - see below for Zoom info

Thursday, Oct. 29
Make-Up School Portraits for in-person students
Dress Code
Please remember that there is length requirement for shirts being worn over leggings. Shirts must be long enough to reach past the first knuckle on one’s hand when one’s arm is resting at one’s side. Shorts, dresses and skirts must also meet this length requirement.
The shorter shirts are in style now but dress code states that no skin may be exposed at the midriff. In other words, shirts must be long enough.
Picture Day - Sept. 15
See Below for More Information
Mask required to be in the team picture. If you have a Dragon mask, wear it. Orders for team pictures must be placed online BEFORE Sept. 15. Players will wear mask for the team photo. No refunds on pre-order.
All individuals will take a picture. No mask required for individual picture. Individual pictures ordered online after you get proofs. See times in the Athletics section. Click on sports for more information.

F2F Students will have their picture taken between 8:45-11:05.
DVA Students will be after school. Please come at your appointed time (alpha by last name) so that we can maintain social distancing.

In the small gym:  
7th A-K 3:50-4:10
7th L-Z 4:10-4:25
8th A-J 4:25-4:40
8th K-Z 4:45-5:00

Make-up will be on Oct. 29 7:00-8:00 a.m. More details to come later.
For ordering information, click Order Picture.
Yearbook Information
CMS Yearbooks on Sale
only until Sept. 18

Click here to order online.
or call Jostens 1-877-767-5217

8th Grade Parents - Recognition Ad
Parents of 8th graders can buy a recognition ad for their child. Click 8th Grade Recognition Ad for the website. Deadline is Oct. 30.

Pictures Needed
Giving back during the pandemic
Off-campus PE participants
Summer vacations/Staycations
Submit your pictures to ReplayIt. Please include information about the picture: identify the student(s), the activity, when it took place, where it was, who took the picture.
Animal Science News

We are super excited to get the year started with all of our animals. Thanks again for everyone's help during our long "break".  

We are looking for any donations of vegetables (lettuce, collard greens, peppers, carrots, cucumbers) that might be expiring soon and you know that you won't be using them. We used to get our supply from the cafeteria but they do not have as much any more so our supply runs low quickly. If you are able to bring up any that you know you won't be using, instead of throwing it away, it would be much appreciated if you could donate it for our animals in class.  

You can reach me at for more information or drop off arrangements.


Lori Cashon
Nurse Bonczyk Notes
Dear Parents,
This year will certainly look and feel different. I wanted to let you know about a few health clinic changes.

We will have a Well clinic and a Sick clinic, which is called the waiting room. The waiting room is where kids who have any of the symptoms listed below will wait for their parent or emergency contact to pick them up. These two rooms are completely separate to limit cross contamination.  Per the TEA and Tarrant County Public Health Guidelines, your child must be sent home for additional monitoring and observation. It is strongly recommended that you 1. Isolate your child at home, 2. Avoid unnecessary contact with others and 3. Contact your child’s physician for further guidance.

Covid-19 like Symptoms include:
Sore Throat
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or in a diagnosed asthmatic or chronic allergic student, a change in baseline
Abdominal pain
Abnormal taste or smell
New onset of severe headache

Additional relevant symptoms include:
Congestion or runny nose
Significant muscle pain or ache

Please have a plan in place every morning for how you will pick up your child should you get a call. If neighbors or friends are your emergency contact, please make sure they will be available if you are not. We are expecting your student to be picked up ASAP and within 30 mins.
We are asking parents to be extra vigilant this year and not send your child to school with any of the above symptoms. Remember to screen (including temperature) every morning and fill out your Sunday evening screening survey.

We are discouraging the use of as needed meds as it could mask symptoms. It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the clinic visit. Please call to discuss this further if you have concerns.
If your child has seasonal allergies, please start medicating with a daily allergy medication now and consider a daily nasal spray. Developing a good routine now will help cut down on their symptoms later and will avoid me from having to send your child home unnecessarily. 

Per CDC, AAP and TEA, nebulizer treatments for Asthmatics are not recommended. We are only accepting inhalers this year.

Please try to anticipate your child’s needs and send water bottles, lip balm, snacks and hygiene products. We are trying to keep the amount of students who visit the clinic to sick and urgent matters.

It is important to have a clean mask every day. Consider having multiple masks to be worn during the week to be laundered over the weekend. Paper masks can air dry in a brown paper bag over 2-3 days.
Please make sure your primary number is the one you want us to call first, should your child need to come home. Consider saving CMS number 817-949-5400 in your phone as a recognizable contact.
Parents if you still need to drop off emergency meds to the clinic like Epi pens and inhalers, there is a medication bin in the mantrap.

Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.

Nurse Bonczyk is going paperless this year with immunizations, so please email her a copy of your students updated immunization records at your earliest convenience. 
Susan Bonczyk, RN, BSN
Extended Day
Need to make up a test or quiz? Want a quiet place to study? Need help on homework? Join us in Extended Day! We are open:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
3:55-4:50 p.m. 
CMS Library
General guidelines:
Students who join for studying or homework must arrive in the library by 3:55 with all materials needed for their time in Extended Day, such as laptops. These students stay until 4:50 to provide a concentrated and distraction-free study hour. 
Students who need to make up tests or quizzes will come to Extended Day, where a teacher will have left a paper test or instructions to log on to computers to take the assessment. Students who come to take tests or quizzes may leave as soon as they're finished or they may choose to stay and study until 4:50.
Extended Day staff is made up of CMS teachers who can help your students with homework or concepts if they ask for it.
Attention DVA Students and Parents
You can reserve a library book and pick it up curbside. Please see the information on the CMS Library Canvas page or contact Ms. Kosev at

Brittney Kosev
CMS Librarian
General Meeting
September 15
10:00 a.m. 
Email for Zoom info

Thank you to all the teachers/staff and over 300 families that have joined CMS PTSO. It’s not too late to join, please sign up! 

NEW THIS YEAR: Online Directory Access for members. You will have access to the directory on your mobile phone.

Donations to CMS PTSO go towards Teacher Wishlist items that are not covered by CISD funds. We need your help to make this a successful year for our teachers, staff, and students! Thank you.

Questions about CMS PTSO:
⭐️ Membership contact - Dani Schug at
⭐️ Fundraising/Sponsorship contact - Michelle Yoshinaka at

Spirit Shop
🐉🖤💚 Check out our DAILY $20 specials!  💚🖤🐉

Visit the Carroll Middle School On-Line Spirit Shop for featured styles and prices.

As always, we appreciate our spirit shop family for shopping with us where ALL proceeds benefit CMS!!! 💚

New Inventory Alert!!! 💚🖤 

Don’t forget to place your “pink out” shirt order! There will not be any extras ordered. Please choose “pick up at coveys” during checkout. Orders will be delivered at a later date.
Monthly Luncheon
Lunch may look different this year, but PTSO managed to bring it with our first monthly luncheon on Sept. 9 catered by Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe. They provided individual box lunches with a choice of sandwich, gyro, or salad, and chips, a side, and cookie. We all greatly appreciated the meal.
Social Media
Please sign up for the Carroll Middle School Spirit Shop Facebook page and follow CMS on Twitter to receive information regarding the Spirit Shop. We will have previews & pre-sales of upcoming merchandise.
Booster Club
Be sure you select CMS when joining!
You can also join through our app, just search Southlake Carroll Dragons.

Fall Sports Pictures - Tuesday, Sept.15 - Ordering Information
Participants need to report ready 10 minutes prior to time
8th FB team - 6:30 a.m. 8th grade FB team (mask required), individual pictures following
8th grade VB team - 7:00 a.m. (mask required), individual pictures following
7th grade VB team - 7:10 a.m. (mask required), individual pictures 7:00
GXC team - 7:45 a.m. (mask required), individual pictures following
BXC team 7:55 a.m. (mask required), individual pictures following
7th FB team - 3:30 (mask required), F2F individual pictures 3:15, DVA individual pictures following
First game - Sept. 15 vs. Dawson - scrimmage
First game - Sept. 17 vs. Dawson
Interested in middle school wrestling?

Contact Coach Ian Semelroth
District Information

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Meeting
Odyssey of the Mind has been the world's greatest creative problem-solving program since its beginning, in 1978. Carroll ISD has a rich history in OM. If your Dragon is interested in taking part in this year's OM competitions, click here to learn more about the upcoming parent meeting.

Durham Intermediate Yearbook Pick Up
If you have not yet picked up the 2019-2020 Durham Intermediate Yearbook, we are scheduling pick up times beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020. This will help make sure our front office is not overcrowded at the start of school while making a contact-free pick up for you! 

Campus Entry Protocol for 2020-2021 School Year
When visiting campus this year, parents need to be prepared to show their photo ID at the front entrance video intercom system. Once their identity is verified, there are a few different scenarios for entering the building safely. Watch this video to learn more about how campus visitors will be handled this school year.

Special Programs Fall Parent Virtual Training Schedule
The CISD Special Programs Department is happy to support our Dragon community by providing educational opportunities for our families. Carroll ISD Special Programs Department is excited to host a Fall 2020 Parent Virtual Training Series.  Please click here for more information. 
Registration is not required. Hyperlinks will connect you to Zoom, our virtual learning platform. Emails to parents of students served in our department were sent through Skyward on August 14, 2020. 

Join CISD Booster for Special Programs Today!
The CISD Booster for Special Programs is a district wide organization that supports Special programs at all 11 campuses. We are a federal funded recognized non profit 501(c) 3 and your donations are appreciated! Programs we support: Special Education, Dyslexia, Speech, Occupational, Physical therapy,Section 504, ADHD/ADD,English as a Second Language, Blended Preschool, Resource Programs. Click here to join today!

Join Dragon AP Boosters Today!
The AP Booster Club Membership Drive is on now! The AP Booster club supports advanced learning for students and teachers grades 5-12. We provide grants for teachers to help supplement their classroom and virtual learning. Last year we funded grants for CMS 7th and 8th grade PAP Science departments. AP Booster club also funds seniors with college scholarships and delivers informative programs for both students and parents. Seniors must be a member by Dec. 15, to be eligible for scholarships. Only Members may attend our informative programs so Join Now! Our first program is part of our Brown Bag Lunch Series from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 17. You won’t want to miss Tammy Pulse, Coordinator of Counselors, speaking on "Mental Health and Wellness During Covid and Beyond."  Zoom room opens for members to check-in at 11:15 a.m.