Your EMES Junior Beta Club is asking for donations of new toys, games, cards, or art supplies. These donations will then be given to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Please send in any donations between January 29 and February8, 2024. There will be a collection box in the school’s foyer! Your support is greatly appreciated!
January 2nd, 2024
The CMCSS Special Populations Department will continue its Family Engagement Series on Wednesday, February 7, with the session “What’s DIDD?” The District is joined by the TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and will share the programs offered at the state level. Services include early intervention, support for children with disabilities, services to transition to independence, and behavioral health support.
This free event is open to the public, and CMCSS families are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the William O. Beach Civic Hall at Veterans Plaza (350 Pageant Lane, Suite 201) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Peacock, CMCSS Director of Special Populations, at [email protected].
The first session in the series, “Understanding IDEA and Section 504,” was held in November 2023.
August 18th, 2023
We will offer eight Volunteer Orientation and Training Meetings in October for anyone interested in volunteering at school this year or anyone who plans to chaperone a Field Trip. 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, October 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the EMES Cafeteria. The next scheduled training will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. We will have another training on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Our next scheduled trainings will be on Tuesday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and then the last few scheduled trainings for October will be on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 9:00 and 4:30 p.m. October’s last Volunteer Training will be on Tuesday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m. In November, there will be a Volunteer Training on Monday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m. The next training will be on Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, November 13, one Volunteer Training is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and the second one that day is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday, November 29, there is a Volunteer Training at 9:00 a.m. The last 2023 scheduled Volunteer Trainings are scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, at both 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The training usually lasts about 15-20 minutes. We hope to see you there!
December 8th, 2022
At the CMCSS School Board Study Session on Dec. 6, 2022, Chief Operations Officer Norm Brumblay presented the zoning recommendation for elementary, middle, and high school zone boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year. The recommendation was made by the CMCSS Zoning Project Team in accordance with the established guidelines:
- Ensure equitable distribution of resources according to the learning needs of all students
- Consider the proximity of students to existing schools
- Move as few students as possible
- Transport students the least distance possible
- Consider the BEP capacity and percent-utilization of existing facilities
- Allow for future growth where possible (based on Planning Commission lot and permit data)
Taking these guidelines into consideration, the Zoning Project Team made the following recommendation to the School Board:
- Elementary: no changes to elementary school zone boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Middle: no changes to middle school zone boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year.
- High: implement the high school rezoning boundaries that were approved in February 2022 with the opening of Kirkwood High School for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Families of students enrolled in grades 9-11 who reside at addresses affected by high school rezoning received communications in October about options. Families of current 8th-grade students cannot opt out of high school rezoning.
- Portables will be used to balance capacities across all school zones.
Click here to review the presentation from Dec. 6, 2022.
To provide feedback on this recommendation, please click here. The deadline to provide feedback is Jan. 2, 2023.
A public hearing will be held on Jan. 3, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., and a final zoning recommendation will be presented to the School Board on Jan. 17, 2023, for approval.
September 5th, 2022
Students are encouraged to read a book and answer questions about what they read on the Read ‘N’ Quiz website, located on the East Montgomery School Webpage. (Once there, click on the library media center) Then, they will earn points that turn into Book Bucks which can be used towards fabulous prizes! (Prize menu located on the library media center webpage.)
Student’s will log into the Read ‘N’ Quiz program by using their CMCSS email user name. For example first name.last name + 3 numbers (Do not use the @students.cmcss.net). Their password is the same password they use to log into their school computers.
Grade Level Goals for the Year
PreK: 5 pts
Kindergarten: 10 pts
1st grade: 15 pts
2nd grade: 25 pts
3rd grade: 50 pts
4th grade: 75 pts
5th grade: 100 pts
August 30th, 2022
CMCSS strongly believes in the importance of interscholastic athletic events and welcoming the community onto our campuses. However, providing a safe and secure environment on our campuses must always be the top priority. In an effort to improve safety and security, the following policies will be implemented for all spectators at high school football games on our campuses, effective immediately. Initially, the following policies are only for football games due to the number of spectators; however, policies for other athletic events at the high school and middle school levels will be evaluated and communicated ahead of those seasons.
- Bag Policy: CMCSS strongly encourages spectators not to bring any bags. The following is the bag policy for all spectators:
- One (1) clear tote bag (plastic, vinyl, or PVC) per person is permitted.
- Clear totes should not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12,” and schools have the discretion to prohibit any oversized clear tote bags.
- One (1) one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziplock bag or similar) per person is permitted.
- Clear bags cannot be tinted or have large graphics that obstruct visibility.
- Approved family care items (diapers, formula, etc.) must be included in the clear plastic tote bag
- All bags are subject to be searched.
- Prohibited items: include, but are not limited to: purses, fanny packs, backpacks, duffel bags, coolers, briefcases, diaper bags, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, and computer bags.
- Exceptions: students participating in the event (athletes, cheerleaders, musicians, etc.), officials/referees, and CMCSS employees or employees from visiting out-of-district schools may bring bags that are necessary for the event. Bags necessary for approved medical equipment are permitted.
- One (1) clear tote bag (plastic, vinyl, or PVC) per person is permitted.
- Adult Supervision Policy: Children who are middle-school age or younger must be accompanied by an adult, preferably a parent/guardian, for entry into the athletic event.
- High-school-age students from the home school, visiting school, or community may attend the game without being accompanied by an adult.
- Anyone who violates CMCSS rules will be removed from the event and/or banned from attending events. Law enforcement and/or school officials will contact parents/guardians of students/juveniles and there could be school-based (for students) and/or criminal consequences for offenses in the Student Code of Conduct and/or breaking the law.
- No Re-Entry Policy: CMCSS will continue to enforce a no re-entry policy in all athletic venues. If a spectator leaves the venue, they will not be readmitted, unless there are extenuating circumstances as approved by school officials. Spectators must purchase tickets via GoFan. Tickets will not be sold on-site.
- Increased Law Enforcement: In collaboration with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department, there will be additional officers employed at every athletic event, in the venue and around the campus. Please note: all persons, personal items, and vehicles are subject to be searched on school property.
- Limiting Capacities: Depending on multiple factors, including venue capacity, availability of law enforcement and emergency medical services, and anything deemed a safety or security risk, capacities could be limited and ticket sales restricted. CMCSS offers streaming of most high school athletic events via NFHS Network.
Notice: At the discretion of school officials, additional policies or modifications to the above policies may be implemented and enforced.
August 11th, 2022
We are trying a new system to help communicate when students leave campus in the afternoons via buses.
Like anything, there will be some glitches but we are hoping this helps! Click the link below to be taken to the Bus Information Document. The information on this sheet will be updated each afternoon, so you are able to find out when your child’s bus arrived at EMES and when the bus was loaded and left the school. This information will be cleared each morning.
August 1st, 2022
To review the CMCSS 2022-2023 In-Person Learning COVID-19 Overview and provide feedback, click here.
To review the CMCSS ESSER 3.0 Funds Allocation and provide feedback, click here.
July 26th, 2022
Special Education Records
In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of the Clarksville-Montgomery School System’s intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education records maintained for students who were evaluated and/or served for special education services while attending the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, but who are no longer enrolled. Records will be held through the individual’s age of 25. The destruction will occur after the individual’s 26th birthday.
If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you must notify Clarksville- Montgomery County School System upon receipt of this notice; otherwise, the information will be destroyed June 30th of every year.
Special Education Record Procedure: https://employees.cmcss.net/misc/ViewISO?filename=SPE-P007.pdf
Section 504 Records
In accordance with the state and federal regulations, this is to inform you of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to Section 504 education records maintained for students who were evaluated and/or received Section 504 services under a Section 504 Plan while attending the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, but who are no longer enrolled. The records will be destroyed five (5) years after a student has transferred out of the school system, the death of a student, or the student’s graduation.
If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you must notify Clarksville Montgomery County School System upon receipt of this notice; otherwise, the information will be destroyed June 30th of every year.
Section 504 Record Procedure: https://employees.cmcss.net/misc/ViewISO?filename=INS-P043.pdf
Please be advised that the records may be needed by you for applying for Social Security Benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance or other purposes.
Records to be destroyed are as follows:
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
- Section 504 Plans
- Evaluation Reports – Test Protocol
- Notification of Meetings
- Review of Existing Data Summaries
- Notices of Action
- All other personally identifiable information within the Special Education or Section 504 file
*For Special Education: The reason for the destruction of the above-listed items is because they are no longer needed to provide educational services for the individual or valid information after the individual’s 26th birthday.
*For Section 504: The reason for the destruction of the above-listed items is because they are no longer needed to provide educational services for the individual or valid information after the individual transferred out of the school system, the death of an individual, or the individual’s graduation.
*The district will maintain a permanent record, without time limitation, of a student’s name, address and phone number, his/her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, the year completed and a letter stating that the student was eligible and/or received special education or Section 504 services in CMCSS. These records should be requested from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System Student Records Office at (931) 542-5051.
Student Record Inquiry Process: https://employees.cmcss.net/misc/ViewISO?filename=REC-P002.pdf
Special Populations: You may contact the Department of Special Populations’ Records at (931) 553-1160 or 1312 State Hwy 48, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 to obtain your special education records.
Section 504: You may contact the District 504 Coordinator at (931) 553-1155 or 1312 State Hwy 48, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 to obtain your Section 504 records.
Please be advised, that you must show a picture ID before records will be released.
If you are the conservator for an individual, you must show your ID and legal conservatorship documentation.
June 29th, 2022
We are excited to welcome our kindergarten families to CMCSS! Whether this is your first student in the district, or you are an experienced first-day family, here are some things you should know as we begin the school year.
Registration and Enrollment
If you have not yet signed up for school, you can register online at parents.cmcss.net.
Online registration is the first step in the enrollment process. Families will still need to turn in important registration documents in person to either the Enrollment Center or their child’s school once the school front offices reopen on July 21.
If you need technical assistance or prefer to register in person, please contact the Enrollment Center at 931-542-5078 to set up an appointment.
Elementary School Open Houses
All elementary schools will host Open Houses on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This is a great time to visit with your child’s teacher, tour the school, and learn about a typical kindergarten day! If families have already purchased classroom supplies, this is a great time to bring those to school.
First Day of School
All kindergarteners will attend the half-day of school on Monday, August 8. Each elementary school will host its first day of school in a manner best suited for its families. While it is not required that families attend the entire half-day, some may choose to do so. Additional information will be provided by each school.
What does my student need to bring on the first day of school?
This half-day is designed to make your child comfortable with the transition to school. While nothing is required to bring on the first day, they can carry their backpack and water bottle. It may also be a good time to drop off school supplies.
Can I walk my child into school on the first day?
Yes, parents are welcome to walk with their children into school on Monday, August 8, and attend a brief meeting. Teachers are ready to greet families in their classrooms. More information on the first day of school will be provided during the Open House on August 5.
Kindergarten Flex Days (August 11-12; 15-16)
Schools will communicate individually with families regarding kindergarten flex days. Your child will be scheduled to come into school on one of the four days following August 8. All kindergarteners will then begin school on Wednesday, August 17 for their first full day of school. Caregivers can walk their child to class on their assigned flex day, where teachers will acclimate students to the schedule and routines of a typical kindergarten day.
Riding the Bus
If your child will ride the school bus to and from school, rest assured that school staff are waiting to help them navigate their way to the classroom! Families can assist with the bus rider process by helping their child learn their bus number and writing the bus number in a safe location where your child can find it. If you have questions about the bus rider process, someone will be able to assist you at the Open House.
Each teacher will have specific school supplies for their classroom that will be communicated on one of the first days of school. Families can find a general school supply list here.
If you would like to help your child’s teacher with additional classroom supplies, you can connect with them directly during the Open House.
Other Helpful Information
We are thrilled to have your child join us this school year. While everyone experiences a mix of emotions at the start of school, remember our CMCSS teachers are here to work with you and support your child throughout their academic journey.
This video provides helpful ways you can work with your child to prepare for kindergarten!