American Education Week - November 16-20

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 4:13pm

Dear CMS Comet families, We are celebrating American Education Week from November 16–20, 2020. Every year we look forward to honoring public education and the many individuals who make a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education. American Education Week is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our collaboration and partnership with families. This year, during this time of virtual learning, unfortunately we will not be able to hold all of our traditional American Education Week activities, but we still invite families to participate in the following: Bring Your Parents/Guardians to Class Days.

  • 6th grade - Tuesday, November 17th
  • 7th grade - Thursday, November 19
  • 8th grade - Friday, November 20

We also invite parents/guardians to chat with the administrative staff and guidance counselors on Wednesday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. We invite you to join our classroom Google Meet sessions to see our incredible teachers and students in action. To ensure student safety, please understand that outside email addresses will not be allowed into Google Meet sessions.

Parents/guardians should sit with their child and use their HCPSS email account to log into Google Meet sessions. In addition, we ask that all parents/guardians adhere to these Google Meet privacy guidelines:

  • Do not video record, audio record, photograph, live stream or transmit in any other way any part of a Google Meet, including not posting on any social media platform.
  • Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating during Google Meets should not be collected, discussed or shared.

During this incredibly unusual and often stressful school year, it is even more important that we celebrate the team of people at our schools, including our teachers, administrative and support staff, food and nutrition employees and so many more. At the same time, our families are working closer with us to ensure our students succeed with virtual learning.

As part of American Education Week, Wednesday, Nov. 18 is Educational Support Personnel Day (ESP). ESP staff includes secretaries, health room staff, paraeducators, custodians and food service staff. We are encouraging families to email a message of thanks to the Clarksville Middle School ESP staff. You can locate all ESP staff emails on the CMS Website . We look forward to our families getting involved in the spirit of the week. Together, we can move forward in empowering each of our students to achieve and thrive. Sincerely, Ms. Smith and Mrs. Scaife