Summer 2020 Updates

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:12am

CMS Summer Updates and Information

August 12, 2020

Greeting CMS Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer and staying healthy.  We are busy preparing to welcome our students for another school year.  These are unconventional times, but we are committed to supporting our students academically as well as their social-emotional development.  

Time is moving along and in a little over two weeks we will be welcoming the CMS staff back.  We are excited to begin preparation for engaging instruction for our students.  We will tweet welcome messages from the staff as we prepare for the first day of school for students.  Follow us on Twitter @hcpss_cms.

Ms. Smith and Mrs. Scaife



Mark Your Calendar

8/19 Lunch Time fun 6th grade - Virtual Disney Spirit Day!

8/20-8/21 & 8/23  Student item collection

9/3  New Student and Family Orientation/Open House (Virtual)

9/7  Schools and offices closed - Labor Day

9/8  First day of school for students

9/16 Back to School Night (Virtual)

9/28: Schools and offices closed - Yom Kippur


CMS 2020-2021 4x4 Schedule

Middle school students will have a modified 4×4 semester schedule, where students have four, teacher-led courses each semester, for a total of eight courses during the year. Middle School students do not need to register for a new or 8th course. 

Click Here for a copy of the 2020-2021 4x4 Virtual Student Schedule. This document contains places for your child to write in specific classes and google meet codes.

Summer Grab and Go  Meals Extended to Aug. 28: 

The free Grab-N-Go summer meals program has been extended through  Friday, August 28. There were several location changes effective Monday, August 3. 

Free and Reduced Meals Program: 

The coronavirus pandemic is causing a lot of hardship for many of our friends and neighbors. Many HCPSS families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and may be eligible now to receive benefits through the Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMs) program. Qualifying families can take advantage of a wide range of additional resources and discounts, including testing fees, tuition, internet and more. Click here to learn more or to apply.

HCPSS Chromebook Update: 

Every student entering grades pre-kindergarten through 8 will be provided with a Chromebook. Details will be communicated as soon as they are available. Any student who borrowed a Chromebook for spring or summer learning may continue to use that device during the 2020-2021 school year.

It's Time to Update Your Student's 2020-2021 Family File

Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab on the left and then clicking on Family File. Once logged in, you will be asked to update or provide the following information:


  • Student Information

  • Parent/Guardian Contact

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Medical Information

  • Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

  • Photo Approval

  • Data Confidentiality

  • PTA/PTSA Directory

Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact your child’s new school as soon as possible. As we are preparing for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, it is imperative that we have accurate addresses on file for all of our students. If you have moved, and have not provided us with your updated information, we ask that you email the following documents to Mrs. Jo Anne Norton, Student Service Secretary at

Please complete a change of address form - Click here to download PDF fillable version

You will also need to send in the following:

  • A deed or deed of trust that has all required signatures or an original lease with all required signatures

  • A current bill for cable television, non-cellular telephone, or gas and electric.

Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact Mrs. Jo Anne Norton, Student Service Secretary at  as soon as possible, and we will be happy to assist you.

Family File Help

Resources on how to access Family File may be found online.

Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. If you need additional assistance, please fill out this Connect Help Form.

6th grade lunch time fun

On August 19th at 12pm, we will host a lunch 

The CMS Administration will host a lunch time of fun for our new 6th grade students!!  Join us for a DISNEY SPIRIT DAY!!!  We are so excited to welcome the newest Comets of Clarksville Mills Middle School.   We will be hosting a virtual lunch bunch for our rising 6th graders.  The purpose of this lunch bunch is to build a positive school community and to help to ensure students feel comfortable transitioning to school.  Our lunch bunch will have some Disney Trivia, a virtual field trip, and some time at the end for questions.  We will meet using the Google Meet code- cmslunchbunch.  So put on your favorite Disney t-shirt or mouse ears and join us!!

New Student Orientation (Virtual Open House)

The CMS staff would like to welcome all new CMS Comets!! Please plan to join us on September 3, 2020 at 1pm as we host an orientation for our new students and families.  Detailed information and the meeting link will be forthcoming.  


CMS Material Collection: 

On August 20, 21, & 23 we will collect school materials from students who attended CMS last year.  This collection will apply to students in grades 7,8, or 9 grade for the 20-21 school year.  If your student attended a different HCPSS middle school last year, including our new 6th grade student, please visit that school’s website to view their collection plan.  We will collect media books, school textbooks, novels,etc.  Detailed information about the drop off process will come out closer to the collection date.   


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