CSMS Parent Messages

  • If your child has had fever, he or she must be fever-free for 48 hours without the aid of medication before returning to school. We will send your child home if they return too soon. This is a new directive for this year from the Arkansas Department of Health.

    Hannah Siegel, RN, BSN
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • CSMS Announcements 9.21.2020
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  • CSMS: Basketball Try-outs Girls 7th Grade

    Any girl currently in 7th grade that is interested in trying out for basketball please listen up! Tryouts will be Oct. 6,7,8, immediately after school till 5.00 You must have all the required paperwork turned in by the end of the school day on Oct. 5th. If you have any questions, please email Coach Lea from your school/google email.
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  • Please read these important reminders for parents regarding instruction (both virtual and onsite) this year: www.conwayschools.org/page/860
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  • CSMS Announcements 9.14.2020
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  • CSMS Parents/Guardians:

    Do you have some spare time during the day? Are you searching for a rewarding way to spend that spare time? Are you wondering how you can provide support to our school?

    LOOK NO FURTHER!

    Carl Stuart Middle School is searching for committed, reliable individuals to be part of our substitute teacher pool. Our district works through Kelly Services to obtain substitutes, but our pool is currently very low due to the pandemic. There are some requirements for employment as a substitute teacher (a minimum of 60 college hours), but most importantly we are seeking quality people who enjoy working with children and want to make a positive impact on their lives. We believe the most rewarding experience you will receive in life is when you are working with children. We'd love to have like minded people in our substitute pool.

    If you are interested, please apply with Kelly Services using the link below: https://careers.kellyservices.com/us/en/job/US2965JR_BH3073669/Substitute-Teacher-Conway?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic.

    If you cannot help in this capacity due to employment or other issues, please help us out by sharing this with others who you believe may be interested. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

    Thank you for your dedication to Carl Stuart Middle School.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dr. Chris Barnes, Principal
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  • CSMS: Chess Club

    Do you like to play challenging games? Do you like to try to outsmart your opponent? If so, you should join chess club! This year we will have a virtual chess club. There may be a limit to how many we can have in club this year so if you are interested email Mrs. Harness this week! Her email address is h...a...r...n...e...s...s...e @conwayschools.info.
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  • Carl Stuart Middle School Families: Welcome to our first ever CSMS Virtual Open House. Since we cannot host you at the building for a traditional open house, we opted to provide you with a virtual open house. Below is a link to a document that contains the names of all your child's teachers, leaders, and support staff. Staff members have recorded videos that share a little bit about themselves with a special message for this school year. We hope you will take some time to view any videos you would like. We thank you for your continued support of our school during this unusual time, and welcome to Carl Stuart!

    The Virtual Open House can be accessed using the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jtLENZRd0JA88MKIGJ6GArKrnazCzgXP/view?usp=sharing.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dr. Chris Barnes, Principal
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  • The federal government has extended a nationwide waiver giving free meals to all CPSD students through December 31st.

    What you need to know:
    • Because of funding regulations, we must still determine a student’s meal status (Free, Reduced, or Paid) this fall.
    • If you qualify or think you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch this year, please complete the application now.
    • The waiver applies to both breakfast and lunch each school day.
    • The waiver applies to all meals purchased beginning Monday August 31st. So- if your student purchased any meals this week, their account will be credited.
    • A la carte choices are not included under this waiver. These items must be paid for at the time of service.
    • The waiver does not affect outstanding lunch balances from last year. If you owe money on your child’s account, please take care of these charges.
    • The waiver currently extends through the end of the fall semester, and we will begin charging student accounts according to meal status in January.


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  • CSMS: School Dismissed Monday - Labor Day
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  • CSMS: Virtual Students Free and Reduced Meal Sign-up

    If you have a virtual student you can sign them up for Free and Reduced breakfasts and lunches from Food Services. The sign-up deadline is by 3 p.m. every Thursday.
    To access the sign-up for Virtual Meal Ordering go to the District website, click on COVID-19 and then Food Service - https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/809
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  • Dear CSMS Parents/Guardians,

    As you know, Carl Stuart Middle School is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication. Schoology enables our students, parents, and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We are utilizing Schoology in our classrooms to enhance connectivity and communication for all students, both onsite and virtual.

    With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform.

    Your child currently has login credentials and should be able to access the Schoology system. We value your participation in your child’s education, and we encourage you to read Schoology’s Privacy Policy & Terms of Use at https://www.schoology.com/privacy. Student progress and activity will be monitored by faculty to ensure a safe, secure, and controlled environment.
    Below, you will find links to instructional documents on how to create, log into, and use your parent Schoology account, as well as adding additional children to your account. This can be done from most any device, including utilizing the Schoology app, which is available as a free download from the App store on your smart device.

    Your login credentials will be sent home with your child on Thursday, September 3, through your child's second period class. If you have questions or do not receive your parent code, you will need to contact your child’s second period teacher.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dr. Chris Barnes, Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School

    SCHOOLOGY INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR PARENTS:
    --How to Sign Up for Schoology Parent Account (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dh2kzZIvqTLG05c59C692si5w6bVFkaR/view?usp=sharing)
    --Adding Another Child to Your Schoology Parent Account (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JaKRW-Z2yEViGjYpvYEOx0aMUV6ieR5z/view?usp=sharing)
    --Getting Started on Schoology For Parents (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aa0L7ZvsvGO0UnUYPbfawiyj7fWeKLUz/view?usp=sharing)

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  • Attention CSMS Virtual Parents: Packets of paper consumable materials for each of your class will be available for pick-up any time next week. Beginning tomorrow, there will be bins of materials outside the school for you to obtain a grade-level packet. Each packet is enclosed in a large zip-lock bag. Please swing by and collect a packet for your student based on his or her grade level. Onsite students will receive materials through their onsite teacher. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
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  • CSMS: Water Bottle Donation

    Charles Finkenbinder delivered 100 water bottles for our students that were donated by Dr. Ayisha Canant and Conway Counseling. Thank you!!!!
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  • CSMS: Wampus Cat Online Apparel Store
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  • CSMS: Immunization Updates

    September 1st is the deadline for immunization updates and exemption letters for this school year. This is a state law. Multiple notifications have been posted throughout the summer, and Nurse Siegel has sent out letters and emails to the affected students.

    1. If your child has an immunization exemption and you have not provided new documentation for this school year (or spoken with Nurse Siegel already), your child will be sent home on September 1st until we receive proper documentation.

    2. If your child is 11 years old and has not received the Tdap vaccination, he/she will be sent home on Sept. 1 until the immunizations are up to date. If your child is a virtual student, his/her account will be disabled until we receive proper documentation.

    3. If your child is a 7th grader and has not received the MCV4 immunization, he/she will be sent home until we receive proper documentation. If your child is a virtual student, his/her account will be disabled until we receive proper documentation.

    4. If the school does not have an immunization record for your child, please send one to Nurse Siegel immediately.

    5. If your child has a set appointment to receive an immunization, please notify Nurse Siegel immediately.

    6. Onsite and virtual students must be up to date!

    Please contact Nurse Siegel at 501-329-2782 or siegelh@conwayschools.net with any questions. Also, make sure that CSMS has the most current contact information for your child.
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  • Most students should now be able to login and access our Learning Management Systems without issue.

    If you are still having difficulty, please email studenttechhelp@conwayschools.net.

    When you email this address, someone will get back with you to troubleshoot your specific situation.

    Students are not falling behind because of any technical difficulties.

    Before emailing for help:

    Be sure you have completed returning registration for your student. We still have more than 900 students whose registration is not complete. Their accounts will remain disabled until this is done.

    Be sure you have read the district’s “How to” guides for See Saw and Schoology: https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/829
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  • CSMS: Volleyball Games
    Limited Seating - 200 tickets available - First Come First Serve
    Tickets go on sale at 4:10 p.m. before the games.
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  • CSMS: Volleyball Games
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  • CSMS: Back to School Information

    Good afternoon, CSMS Families! I cannot believe we are just one weekend away from a new school year. We have missed our students greatly and are excited to be able to see many of them when they return next week. Below is a document which provides links to video resources on back-to-school information and basics on navigating Schoology, our district's learning management system for blended learning that all children grades 5-12 will be using this year. I encourage you to review these videos so that you will have all the information you need to begin school next week. There are also two links to some "homework" for our parents: the CSMS Back-to-School Parent/Guardian Information Form and the Free/Reduced Price Meal Form need to be completed as soon as possible. We put a deadline of next Friday on the document, but we would love to have the forms completed well before then.
    We are excited to be able to see our students return in just a few days. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/messages/attachments/129418f59ad573221c0610941e0a4c40/Back-To-School_Resource_Videos.pdf

    Thank you, CB
    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • CSMS: Virtual Meal Ordering Deadline Today

    School meals will be available for students doing virtual learning this semester. These must be ordered ahead of time and will be picked up once a week. A student's normal meal pricing is in effect for these meals. For more information and/or to place an order- go to our website: http://bit.ly/virtmeal

    NOTE: The deadline for ordering meals for next week is 3:00pm TODAY.
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  • Good morning, CSMS Families! I cannot believe we are just one weekend away from a new school year. We have missed our students greatly and are excited to be able to see many of them when they return next week. Here is a link to a document which provides video resources on back-to-school information and basics on navigating Schoology, our district's learning management system for blended learning that all children grades 5-12 will be using this year: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eWJhM3Pc6pvVV7SDQOIZd0ktM-WRub1YLfLIDqc0eEA/edit?usp=sharing. I encourage you to review these videos so that you will have all the information you need to begin school next week. There are also two links to some "homework" for our parents: the CSMS Back-to-School Parent/Guardian Information Form and the Free/Reduced Price Meal Form need to be completed as soon as possible. We put a deadline of next Friday on the document, but we would love to have the forms completed well before then.

    We are excited to be able to see our students return in just a few days. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you, CB

    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • CPSD Athletic Events will have some changes this year, including capacity restrictions of no more than 33% and requiring all spectators to wear masks at all times during the event. Tickets for Junior High and Senior High Football games will be pre-sell ONLY this season. Please read the additional details on our website: https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/827
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  • The deadline for decisions about fall re-entry is Friday, August 14 at noon.  Parents who have not made a definitive decision or who wish to change their decision need to contact their child’s school to communicate this information. Once school starts, if adjustments are needed, each family will be afforded the opportunity to make one change during the fall semester.  If the student is attending on-site and wishes to transition to virtual, or if the student is attending virtually and needs to return to on-site instruction, the parent should contact the building administrator to be apprised of next steps. 
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  • FOR CSMS PARENTS OF ONSITE STUDENTS: Nurse Siegel would like to set up face-to-face meetings with parents of students with specific health needs on August 12-14 from 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00pm-3:30pm. If you have a student that has had or needs a health plan and/or needs medication administered on a regular basis, please sign-up for a 15-minute slot using the Sign-Up Genius linked here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E45ABAD28A0F94-csms3. Nurse Siegel will be happy to meet with you then prior to school starting. Please bring any doctor's documentation and prescription medications in original containers with you to the consultation meeting.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nurse Siegel at the school: 501-329-2782.

    Thank you, CB

    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • FOR CSMS PARENTS OF ONSITE STUDENTS ONLY: CSMS is providing a make-up Schedule Pick-Up opportunity for Onsite Students on Wednesday-Friday, August 12-14, from 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00pm-3:30pm, at the CSMS Front Office, with 30 minute slots designated. You and your student may come to the school during your assigned slot to obtain a schedule, a Chromebook, and a car rider tag if needed; purchase a locker rental ($5), planner ($5), a Chromebook Protection Plan ($20) and/or a yearbook from last spring ($35); take a self-guided tour of the campus; and decorate your student's locker. Here is a link to the Sign-Up Genius to register for a slot during the given timeframes: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E45ABAD28A0F94-csms2.

    Please note that you must complete the registration process in Registration Gateway prior to coming to the Schedule Pick-Up Event. You will also need to bring with you at least one proof of residency from the sources listed below:

    ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY

    Gas or electric bill for the latest month
    Deed to home
    Rent receipt for latest month
    Property tax bill
    Escrow papers
    Lease agreement
    Phone bill (NOT cell phone)
    Deposit receipt for gas, electric, phone service start-up (not cell phones), cable, or AFDC correspondence (i.e. welfare check, food stamps, etc.)

    Also, please note that facial protection is required to be worn at all times during the Schedule Pick-Up Event, and no person will be permitted in the building if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, a temperature above 100.4, coughing or respiratory distress, loss of taste or smell, etc.

    For those that are planning to rent and decorate a locker, please note that all locker decorations must be affixed using magnets. You may not apply any form of adhesive (stickers, glue, tape, etc.) to the surface of the locker. Also, please note that all locker decorations must be placed inside the locker only. No outside decorations are permitted.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Sincerely yours, CB


    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • FOR CSMS PARENTS OF VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY: CSMS is ready to begin the transition of your child into the virtual environment. Here is a link to document that provides links to videos and resources that you will need to examine and complete in order to meet with a school representative to complete the virtual registration process and obtain your child's schedule and Chromebook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y-Ib7_g8Y_UGBiqR1TqBAQG3AKZTRGbmTBd-c4YsEmc/edit?usp=sharing.

    We will be holding make-up appointments with a school representative with you and your student(s) during designated slots at the Carl Stuart Middle School Front Office on Wednesday-Friday, August 12-14 from 8:30am-11am and 12pm-3:30pm each day. Please complete the steps included in the attachment and register for an open time slot using the Sign-Up Genius referenced in the attachment. You will need to wear a mask and adhere to all health requirements in order to enter the building. If you would like to purchase the Chromebook Protection Plan ($20) or a CSMS Planner ($5), you will need to bring cash or check. Credit cards cannot be used.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you, CB

    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • Good evening, Carl Stuart Middle School Middle School onsite students and families! Just a reminder about our onsite student schedule pick-up event on Thursday, August 6 and Friday August 7, from 8:30am-4:00pm each day in the CSMS Cafeteria for our onsite students. We ask that families park in the BACK PARKING AREA BEHIND CARL STUART and enter the cafeteria from the side entrances. A link to a video which shows the appropriate pathway is provided here: https://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/iframe?v=ZmIwMTAzMjU4NzU5N2U2YjY4ZmMzMTllOTA0MmUxYmE. We are providing 30 minute slots that you and your student may come to the school to obtain a schedule, a Chromebook, and a car rider tag if needed; purchase a locker rental ($5), planner ($5), a Chromebook Protection Plan ($20) and/or a yearbook from last spring ($35); take a self-guided tour of the campus; and decorate your student's locker. Many of you have already signed up using the Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ad2fa7f94-csms3. Please note that you must complete the registration process in Registration Gateway prior to coming to the Schedule Pick-Up Event. You will also need to bring with you at least one proof of residency from the sources listed below:

    ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY

    Gas or electric bill for the latest month
    Deed to home
    Rent receipt for latest month
    Property tax bill
    Escrow papers
    Lease agreement
    Phone bill (NOT cell phone)
    Deposit receipt for gas, electric, phone service start-up (not cell phones), cable, or AFDC correspondence (i.e. welfare check, food stamps, etc.)

    Also, please note that facial protection is required to be worn at all times during the Schedule Pick-Up Event, and no person will be permitted in the building if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, a temperature above 100.4, coughing or respiratory distress, loss of taste or smell, etc.

    For those that are planning to rent and decorate a locker, please note that all locker decorations must be affixed using magnets. You may not apply any form of adhesive (stickers, glue, tape, etc.) to the surface of the locker. Also, please note that all locker decorations must be placed inside the locker only. No outside decorations are permitted.

    We are looking forward to seeing our onsite students at our Schedule Pick-Up Event tomorrow and Friday. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Sincerely yours, CB


    Dr. Chris Barnes
    Principal
    Carl Stuart Middle School
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  • To help our students and families acclimate back into the school environment and learn new health and safety procedures in place at our school buildings, and to give teachers additional time to support individual students, Conway Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 School Year with a staggered start.  

    Only students whose last name begins with the letter(s) A-M will come to school on August 24th. 

    Only students whose last name begins with the letter(s) N-Z will come to school on August 25th.

    All students will attend school on August 26th. 

    If students reside in the same household but have different last names, the principal will make all accommodations necessary to assist those families.  Please contact your school if you have questions or need assistance.  

    During the first two days of school, teachers and staff will work with students to ensure the following:

    Students have the technology and resources for use at home and at school. 
    Students receive support from the teacher to learn how to use the Learning Management System (Seesaw K-4; Schoology 5-12). 
    Students understand the protocols and procedures put in place for PPE usage and compliance with distancing and other guidelines from the Departments of Health and Education.
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  • Good morning, CSMS 5th Grade Families! We are excited to welcome our new 5th grade students to Carl Stuart Middle School in three short weeks. In order to prepare your student for transition to middle school, we have put together a virtual Cat Camp. Below is a link to a document that contains videos about CSMS including tours of facilities, daily schedule, processes for arrival and dismissal, expectations for behavior, locker procedures, etc. We encourage you to share this document with your student and access the videos on your own timeframe. If you have any questions, please contact the school at your earliest convenience. The CSMS Virtual Cat Camp document can be accessed at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Fgc6NIKAb77BqKndqC5ejP5FgMslbe5isQ9rV7vsV8/edit?usp=sharing.
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  • It is now time for our “Returning Student Registration,” where we ask you to update your information for the 2020-21 School Year!  “Annual Required Forms” are now available online here https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/277 for returning students in grades 1-12.  Please login and complete these forms now.  Completion of the forms is required- for students in both the virtual and onsite learning environments- to begin the 2020-21 school year.  

    You will need your CPSD login and password to complete the Annual Required Forms.  This information has been emailed to you if we have your correct email address.  If you do not have your login, or you need other assistance, please call your child’s school where someone will be available to help you.

    Annual Required Forms should be completed for all students prior to the first day of school. Students will not be able to use computers or have access to digital learning platforms until parents have signed the mandatory usage agreements found in returning registration.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.  We are looking forward to a great school year!
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