Grade 8 October Letter

(October 1, 2020)

Dear Eighth-Grade Families,

First, I want to thank everyone for making this a successful re-entry to Middle School. We know that
there was a lot of anxiety, stress and questions about the start of the school year. Your children did such
an amazing job and we are all excited to have them back!

Starting Monday, October 5th, we will transition into our full hybrid schedule where in-person students
will attend daily. Regardless if you are in person or remote we will follow a regular school day schedule
from 7:50 a.m.-2:10 p.m. On Monday if your students last name range from A-L they are part of the RED
cohort and will attend while students whose last names range from M-Z are part of the BLACK cohort
will be following their remote schedule given to them by their teachers.

On Tuesday, October 6th the BLACK cohort (M-Z) will be in person, while the RED cohort will be
remote. If you have any questions about the schedule please contact us!

If your child is a walker or dropoff they will be allowed in the building at 7:30 a.m.. They will enter the
building through the vestibule doors near the library, which we explained to them during orientation.
Please assist us in helping your children make sure they have their materials everyday. This would include their charged Chromebook and whatever other materials they are asked to bring. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation. We look forward to working with you and your children!

Also, just a reminder that if a student will not be able to participate in any learning activities that day, you can email/call the school at or (518) 392-1560 option 2.

We are aware that all family and student circumstances may vary, especially during these unprecedented circumstances. Your child’s teachers are available to ensure the success of your child during this time. Should you have any questions about these procedures, or remote learning in general, please feel free to reach out to your building administrators Michael Stead or Michael Burns at (518) 392-1560.

All the best,

Mike Burns – CMS Principal
Michael Stead – CMS Assistant Principal

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