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May 9th, 2022

Awards Ceremonies- May 23, 2022

We will hold our semester Awards Ceremonies on Monday, May 23, 2022 in the Little Theater.  Students who will be recognized during these ceremonies, will bring home a letter, letting parents know that their child will be receiving an award.  Fifth Grade will hold their ceremony at 8:40.  Fourth Grade will have their ceremony at 9:30.  Kindergarten will be recognized at 10:20.  Third grade’s ceremony will begin at 12:15.  First Grade will have their Award’s ceremony at 1:00, while second grade’s ceremony will begin at 1:45.


May 9th, 2022

Field Day- Friday, May 13, 2022

We will hold our annual Field Day on Friday, May 13, 2022.  In the event of rain on this day, our make-up day will be Monday, May 16, 2022.  Students are asked to wear their tennis shoes, so they are ready to have fun and compete with their fellow classmates!  Please also have students wear a hat and sunscreen.  They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles!  We will have water bottles for students, if they need them or need more water!  Grades 3-5 will have their Field Day competitions during the morning hours and Kindergarten through second grade will have their Field Day events after lunch.


May 9th, 2022

Purple and Gold Day- Thursday, May 12, 2022

Some of the Clarksville High School’s Class of 2022 Seniors will be visiting East Montgomery on Thursday, May 12, 2022, to do their Senior Walk.  Our EMES Tigers are asked to wear purple and gold on this day to show their support to them, as we cheer them on!  Please wear your purple and gold and your CHS spirit wear to show how proud we are of the hard work of these seniors!


February 23rd, 2022

Rezoning Plan Approved

Good evening, CMCSS families,

At tonight’s special called voting session, the School Board voted to approve the final rezoning plan for middle schools effective the 2022-2023 school year and high schools effective the 2023-2024 school year. No elementary boundaries are affected by this rezoning. 

This vote included the following rezoning phase-in plan:

Middle School Students in Rezoned Areas

Allow a choice for all currently enrolled 6th- and 7th-grade students to attend either their currently assigned middle school or their newly assigned middle school in 2022-2023. Transportation must be provided by the family if they opt out of rezoning to stay at their currently enrolled school. This choice will only apply for the student’s middle school attendance. Once the student reaches high school, he or she will be expected to attend their zoned high school. 

High School Students in Rezoned Areas

Allow a choice for all currently enrolled 8th-, 9th- and 10th-grade students to attend either their currently assigned high school or their newly assigned high school in 2023-2024. If they opt out of rezoning to stay at their currently assigned school, transportation must be provided by the family or the student if he/she is able to drive. 

 

Parents/guardians of currently enrolled 6th- and 7th-grade students who live in rezoned areas will receive an electronic rezoning opt-out form via text and/or email on Thursday, February 24. If you have any issues with the electronic form or do not receive one, please contact your child’s school beginning Friday, February 25.

 

Parents/guardians of currently enrolled 8th-, 9th- and 10th-grade students who live in rezoned areas will receive an electronic rezoning opt-out form next school year in advance of the 2023-2024 school year when high school rezoning takes effect.

April 18, 2022 Update

The deadline to request an opt-out to rezoning has passed. Families who did not submit their request must now request a Special Transfer (application found here) or fill out the Open Enrollment Application, if their student meets the school and grade requirements found here.


February 1st, 2022

Family Life Curriculum Development Process Public Meetings

As communicated last semester, effective 2021-2022, all school systems in Tennessee are required to implement a program of family life education (T.C.A. 49-6-1302). In the fall, CMCSS sought feedback from teachers, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders on three proposed Family Life Curriculum resources that could be used by educators to teach the required components. After reviewing feedback with the CMCSS School Board, District leaders paused the process to seek additional guidance from the Tennessee Department of Education, legal counsel, and other districts across Tennessee. 

CMCSS is inviting all stakeholders to engage in the Family Life Curriculum development process by participating in one of the upcoming public meetings. At the meetings, District personnel will engage with stakeholders to address the following questions: 

  • What materials or textbooks will be used to develop the CMCSS curriculum?
  • How will teachers and students access the curriculum? 
  • What is required to be taught?

Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 15
    • 10 a.m. at Central Services South – 1312 Highway 48/13, Clarksville, TN 37040
    • 5:30 p.m. at West Creek High School – 1210 West Creek Coyote Trail, Clarksville, TN 37042 (enter at the cafeteria/activities entrance)
  • Thursday, February 17
    • 5:30 p.m. at Central Services South – 1312 Highway 48/13, Clarksville, TN 37040

If you have any questions or input, please use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FamLifeEd


September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Good evening, CMCSS families,

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok. As many CMCSS schools communicated with families a few weeks ago, an increase in vandalism and theft in schools and on buses was linked to a TikTok challenge. Recently, the District has been made aware of other planned challenges that promote crimes such as assaulting employees, sexual assault, and public nudity. 

“These social media challenges may appear to be harmless or fun to an adolescent, but what parents need to clearly understand is that these thoughtless actions will come with serious consequences,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I have heard some say ‘what is the big deal, it’s just a soap dispenser’ or ‘I was just messing around.’ The reality is, the damages left behind to school property and the invasion or violation of another student or staff member’s person can easily lead to thousands in fines and restitution for parents to pay and a felony offense for their child. I encourage parents to pay close attention to what their children are doing and intervene where it is needed. We plan to take the most appropriate action necessary to help resolve this issue and get their attention.”

In addition to concerns about TikTok challenges, there are other digital dangers like cyberbullying, child exploitation, sharing personal information, and offensive content. 

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the leading federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving exploitation of minors,” said Nashville HSI Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet Jr. “Our agents continually work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and identify and rescue victims. While the internet is a great way to interact with friends and family, as well as meet new people, predators know this and actively stalk online meeting places such as chat rooms and social media sites. Education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity is extremely important.”

Finally, when a threat of violence is brought to our attention, we take it seriously and move forward to take the necessary action. Law enforcement and school officials work together to investigate. We will be vigilant in finding individuals responsible, and, as Sheriff Fuson has stated, “any and everybody involved will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

School Resource Officers and CMCSS employees work diligently to keep our schools safe, but it takes the entire community working together to provide a secure educational environment. We are asking parents and guardians to please talk to their children about online safety, appropriate behaviors, and consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, please talk to your children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an adult. Whether it is on social media or in the schoolhouse, if you see or hear something, say something. Please report concerns of school violence to officials, do not post or repost rumors or threats on social media.

Thank you for your support.

The following are a few resources on internet safety for parents/guardians:


August 25th, 2021

Important Car Circle Information- Please Read

Important Car Circle Information! It is important to have your car tag hanging up and visible in your car, any time you are in Car Circle. If you do not have your car tag, you must park in the parking lot and walk into the school to sign your child out through the front office. Safety is our utmost concern! We cannot release a student in Car Circle to any car that does not have their car tag displayed. Please help your child memorize their car tag number. This simple request will make afternoon pick-up flow smoothly and as quickly as possible. Please also make sure you child is able to unbuckle their seat belt and knows how to open and close the car door. Parents and guardians are to remain in their cars at all times!
For our new parents and as a reminder for our returning parents, we want to remind everyone the way Car Circle should work and flow each day. It is important that everyone follows the directions. It will help keep as much traffic as possible off of McAdoo Creek Road and it will help keep car circle flowing and make it fair for everyone. Do not ever block the Fire Station garages. The fire trucks need to be able to enter and exit as needed, without having to worry about traffic blocking them in. Please review the below diagram and directions to see how Car Circle should work each afternoon! We really appreciate your help and cooperation with following the proper traffic flow pattern.

August 18th, 2021

Reading Takes You to Infinity and Beyond 2021 Read ‘N’ Quiz Information

Join us as we blast off on a new reading adventure!

Students are encouraged to read a book and answer questions about what they read on the ReadnQuiz 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.)

https://eastmontgomeryelementarylibrary.shutterfly.com/

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

Note: Shirts are given out the next month after goal is reached.

Book Bucks
PreK – 2nd
2 points = 1 Book Buck

3rd – 5th grade
5 points = 1 Book Buck

Note: Book Bucks from previous school years are no longer valid!

ReadnQuiz Log In Information

Username: (Lunch Number)
Student ID Number

Password: Last Name

This year’s shirt design for meeting your yearly goal!


August 16th, 2021

August and September Volunteer Trainings- To Be Rescheduled

We will need to reschedule our Volunteer Trainings because the school is limiting visitors until further notice.  We will post a message as soon as these trainings are able to be offered again.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and hope to have these trainings soon!
August and September Volunteer Training Dates and Times:
As you know, in order to volunteer at EMES, you must attend a yearly Volunteer Orientation and Training and fill out new paperwork. The training is short and should only last about 20 minutes. This training must also be attended for parents and grandparents who wish to chaperone Field Trips this year. Even if you attended the training past school years, you must attend again this year. For August and September, we have 5 trainings scheduled. Please make sure you arrive on time to the training you signed up for.  We will have Volunteer Orientation and Trainings on the following dates and times:
1. Thursday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m.
2. Monday, August 30 at 8:45 a.m.
3. Thursday, September 2 at 5:15 p.m.
4. Wednesday, September 15 at 8:45 a.m.
5.  Friday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Here is the link to sign-up via the Volunteer Portal!

August 12th, 2021

Bus Safety Video

CMCSS has published a Bus Safety video. They are asking all families who have bus riders this year to please view the following video:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ofTfQLU5SejM6hOS-ExVQYHLBXqB3Qz/view