Welcome to Central Middle School!

We hope you had a safe and fun summer! The First day of school is Wednesday, August 24th. Please note that Wed. 8/24 and Thurs. 8/25 are minimum days (1:17 dismissal). Friday begins our regular bell schedule.

Central Arroyo Family Day will be held on Monday 22nd August from 4-6pm. Take the opportunity to welcome new families joining our Arroyo School Community, and check out the new Arroyo School Campus. Central will also be open for families to visit. We will have Food Trucks so you can purchase dinner, and information about PTA, SMART-E after school care and other fun stuff! Please note, PE clothes will not be available for purchase this day. To purchase PE clothes, visit here.

Note, Back to School Night is on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30-8:30 pm, please go directly to your child’s first period class room. This is a parent/guardian event only (no children please).

The new Start/End times and bell schedule is as follows:

M-F               zero period start:  7:45am
M,T, Th, F:   1st period start:  8:43am
                     School ends: 3:13pm
W:                1st period start:  8:18am
                     School ends: 1:17pm
The complete modified block schedule for the 2016-2017 school year can be found here.

Welcome Message from Principal Tom Domer:

Dear Central Middle School Families,

I hope every family had a wonderful summer vacation and that you have all come back well rested and ready to learn and grow.

CMS has seen a tremendous amount of change over the past few years.  As we work towards growing into our evolving 6th-8th school and welcoming our 4th-5th grade Arroyo Eagles to our campus, new changes are afoot. Central has an updated bell schedule and an array of diverse course offerings for our students. I know I speak for the entire Central Staff in saying that we are looking forward to yet another great year ahead of us.

The 2016 – 2017 school year will see us moving ever closer to full implementation of the SCSD Strategic Plan and finish training our teachers in Project and Problem Based Learning (PBL). Our teachers are ready to teach and learn with the great students of San Carlos!

With the opening of the Arroyo School, we have an additional group of 4th grade students joining our school campus. We have staggered start times, but please note that for the 2016-2017 will see an additional 150 students arriving and departing from school.  Students are welcome to use either entrance to get to school, however the Arroyo Street entrances will enter into the Arroyo school while the Cedar Street entrances will continue to enter into Central. Guardians and visitors coming to Central should enter the school office on Cedar Street. Foot, bike, skateboard, or scooter traffic is NOT allowed at any time in the motor vehicle drop- off zone, and please do not block crosswalks or neighborhood driveways while dropping off or picking up your student.

You may be wondering which route is best for your child to walk to school. If you are coming from the northern side of campus (San Carlos Ave.): Walk on the “school” side of Cedar. There is an entrance onto campus in between the new buildings. If you are coming from the eastern (Chestnut), southern (Brittan), or western (Cordilleras) side of campus, make your way to the intersection of Arroyo and Cedar. There will be a crossing guard there in the mornings and afternoons. All students should cross to end up on the “school” side of Cedar. Once there, continue down Cedar and use the sidewalk closest to the blacktop when arriving on campus.

Please use extra caution when driving near campus while our families and students become accustomed to the new traffic patterns and the addition of the new 4-5 school.

Thank you,
Tom Domer
Principal

Summer Reading Assignments can be found here.

The 2016-2017 School Year Calendar can be found here.

Learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments via two webinars put on by the California PTA. Click here for more information.

Please remember that all visitors (including parents) must sign in at the office.

 

 

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