Weekly Newsletter Week 6

        Hello and welcome to the CMS community!

September 15- October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. Find some great resources to help you and your family learn more about Hispanic Heritage month HERE.                             

  • CMS Virtual Academy is intended to replicate the classroom as much as possible.  

Student do’s and dont’s:

Do                   Don’t

Arrive to class on time

(sign in early and get your computer set)

Wait until class starts to get your computer booted “on”

Turn your camera “On” and keep it on unless a teacher allows you to turn it off

-having your camera on helps keep you engaged

Turn your camera “Off” and walk away

(teachers will call on students randomly and you are required to respond)

Stay logged into the class for the entire 70 minutes.

Leave the class early

If you leave early and do not respond, you will be marked with an “L” which indicated you left class early

Report internet issues to your teachers in writing

(let an adult know so we can help)

Keep the internet issue to yourself and hope that it will get resolved on its own 

Follow dress code

“Dress down” because you are more comfortable at home

Find a consistent workspace 

-Desk or table to spread out your materials

-Lay down on the sofa or bed while in class

-Log in to class while you are in a car being transported or on vacation

Check your email and respond to email

  • Set up assistance during support block if needed

Let your inbox get out of control

Email your counselors if you need help:

7th- grade; Mrs. McGeary or Mr. Castillo 

8th-grade; Mrs. Williams  

Try to do all things by yourself...we all need help from time to time. 


  • As a reminder, Ms. Branch is hosting a virtual lunch bunch throughout the week.  If you are interested in participating, please click here

Parents your assistance with the points above would be greatly appreciated as we are all in this together and we are all here for our students.   



On another note for parents, the ABC Parent Academy is intended to provide you with tutorials and information to help guide your child through virtual learning. Attend the sessions by clicking on the link ABC Parent Academy


  • Yearbooks on sale!  $40 until Sept 25th, then price increases! Jostens.com
  • Carmenita students, we want to hear from you!  

Are you interested in starting a club?  Want to let us know how things are going?  Please fill out the survey to give us some feedback; Click HERE


Monday, September 21  

  • Students must report to their 1st, 3rd and 5th period (7th, if provided) class on time

Tuesday, September 22 

  • Students must report to their 2nd, 4th and 6th period (8th, if provided) class on time

Wednesday, September 23 

  • All students log into their 3rd Period class from 9:45am - 10:00 am for Attendance

Thursday, September 24

  • Students must report to their 1st, 3rd and 5th period (7th, if provided) class on time

Friday, September 25

  • Students must report to their 2nd, 4th and 6th period (8th, if provided) class on time