March 2023 News

March 25th, 2023

April Volunteer Training Dates

We will offer another Volunteer Orientation and Training Meeting for anyone interested in volunteering at school this year or anyone who plans to chaperone a Field Trip or proctor the TN Ready tests.  These trainings must be attended each school year to renew your credentials and recertify you for volunteer opportunities.  We have one Volunteer Training scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.  The next Volunteer Orientation meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the EMES Cafeteria.  Another Volunteer Training will be offered on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.  The last Volunteer Orientation we have scheduled will be on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.  The training usually lasts about 20-30 minutes.  We hope to see you there!  Come help us as we finish out this school year!

March 24th, 2023

Beta Club’s Camp Rainbow Collection Drive- March 20 through April 6, 2023

Our Beta Club is collecting items for Camp Rainbow. Camp Rainbow caters to seriously ill children, whose medical needs prevent them from attending a regular summer camp.  For one special week in June, volunteers come together to provide these special children with a week of endless fun and activities.  Please consider donating one or more of the following items if you can:  sunscreen, bug spray, pool toys, and water guns.   Items can be sent in with your student to the collection box outside of the cafeteria or dropped off at the front office.  Please send in your donations by Thursday, April 6, 2023!
Thank you for your support!!

March 22nd, 2023

Information for Families on TCAP Assessments in April

The Tennessee TCAP assessments (state standardized tests) will be administered in CMCSS beginning April 17, 2023.

  • Students in grades 3-5 will be completing the paper-pencil version of TCAP Achievement for English Language Arts, Math, and Science.
  • Students in grades 6-8 will be completing the computer-based version of the TCAP Achievement for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Students in high school who are currently enrolled in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, US History, and/or Biology will be completing the computer-based version of the TCAP EOC.

State law (T.C.A. § 49-1-617) establishes that the state assessments shall comprise a percentage, between 15% and 25%, of a student’s final grade for the spring semester. In CMCSS (policy INS-A023), it is 15%. Students absent on the day of testing receive a zero, following the attendance policy for excused and unexcused absences. Makeup opportunities are provided within the testing window.

NEW this year: Tennessee state law provides all students the opportunity to request additional time for completing TCAP assessments if needed. Teachers will provide students a reminder during each subtest of the TCAP to simply raise their hand if they feel they need a few extra moments to finish. The additional time available is equal to 20% of the time allotted for the test section being completed, which is approximately 5 to 17 minutes depending on the content area and subtest. Parents may also make the request for the additional time for their student by submitting a letter of request to the principal at their child’s school by Thursday, April 6. Students who are finished with the assessment or have submitted the computer-based assessment have acknowledged they do not need the additional time.

All students have the right to meaningful access and opportunities for participation in instruction. The strategies, accessibility, and accommodations used during instruction need to also be available to the greatest extent possible for assessments. Federal and state law require all public-school students in Tennessee, regardless of background, to be included in annual summative assessments. There are no opt-out options provided for state assessments in Tennessee. Students absent on the day of testing receive a zero, following the attendance policy for excused and unexcused absences. Makeup opportunities are provided within the testing window.

For more information on the TCAP testing schedule in CMCSS, click here.

March 20th, 2023

EMES Community Clean-Up Day- Saturday, April 22, 2023

East Montgomery Elementary PTO is excited to establish our first Community Clean-Up Day!  We have a variety of outdoor projects that we need your help with  Where can you serve?  We are looking for individuals to help pressure wash our sidewalks, pull weeds and help add landscape rock to our new landscape in front of the school.  We have painting that will need to be done.  We also need help with our new playground.  We will need help organizing food for all of the volunteers.  Do you have experience leading a group of volunteers?  Do you have a pressure washer we can use?  Do you belong to a group/ organization that loves or needs volunteer hours?  Do you just want to help?  We are ready for you to join us, even if you can only help for an hour or two.  Please contact our EMES PTO at [email protected] to volunteer or for more information.  We are looking for Project Leads and Volunteers.  Join us Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.  The Rain Date will be Saturday, April 29, 2023.

March 13th, 2023

CMCSS 2023-2024 Kindergarten Kick-off Set for April 4

Kindergarten enrollment has begun for the Class of 2036!

How to Register

Begin the registration process here.

Information on registration and required information can be found on our registration page. The registration page includes a list of all necessary documents required and information on preparing for kindergarten.

Visit Your Child’s New School

CMCSS Elementary Schools offer a Kindergarten Kick-off to introduce students to their new schools. Kindergarten Kick-off will be held in person at each child’s zoned school on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you are unsure of your zoned school, visit Families can input their child’s primary residence address to find out which school their child is zoned.

Interested in CMCSS K-12 Virtual?

CMCSS K-12 Virtual kindergarten kickoff will be at 5:00 pm via Zoom. Here is the link for the Zoom session.

Help Your Child Prepare

Watch this video and learn simple ways you can help your child prepare for school!

We look forward to welcoming all our new CMCSS students and families this August!