Principals' Update: March 17, 2021

No School for Students on March 18 and 19
Transition Plan
Good evening CMS Families,

We look forward to hosting both Cohorts of students Monday through Thursday starting Monday, March 22nd. The purpose of this message is to share some logistical information regarding this change.

Temp Taking:
CMS staff will continue to take student temperatures when they arrive at CMS.

Social Distancing:
We will continue to maintain 6 feet of social distancing where possible. However, our classroom spaces are being set up for students to be 3 feet apart to accommodate the increased number of students. Passing time will be reduced to 4 minutes and the hallways will be supervised to keep traffic moving while also limiting mixing of students.

Face Coverings:
Students will continue to wear face coverings at all times except while eating lunch. Staff members will wear face coverings and face shields at all times.

Students will continue to sit 6 feet apart during lunch due to the fact that students must remove their face covering to eat. In order to ensure 6 feet of social distancing, we will be utilizing one of our gymnasiums for additional seating.

We thank you for your attentiveness to symptoms in your households and your understanding when quarantines have been necessary. As we continue to prioritize safety at CMS, we understand that a positive case (or a suspected positive case) may result in more students needing to quarantine due to the the 3 feet of separation in classrooms. Therefore we are asking all families to keep their students home if there are any symptoms or suspicions of illness. We know that there will be instances where quarantines will be necessary; however, it is our hope that these cases will be limited.

Unlike the hybrid model where teacher attention was divided between students at home and students in school, full attention will now be given to students physically present whenever possible. In an effort to maintain consistency and safety, the CMS block schedule will continue upon our return to in-person learning. Classes 1, 3 and 5 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes 2, 4 and 6 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays will also remain the same and will be an asynchronous day where students will be responsible for completing assignments for each of their classes.  

In partnership,
Nate Swenson, Principal
Rich Larson, Associate Principal
PTO Information
The PTO is still in need of a treasurer for the 21-22 school year. Please contact Heather Farley at if you are interested.

Jersey Mike's (13250 Technology Drive) will be donating $2 to CMS for each coupon off of this flyer that is turned in from March 22-28.
Central Middle School
8025 School Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344