Contacting Us Over The Summer
The CMS Main Office will be open from 8:00-3:00 Monday-Friday until June 15th. The Main Office will reopen on July 9th full time for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
All CMS staff will check email from time-to-time over the summer. Or, if you need immediate assistance during normal work hours, please call our Administration Service Center at 539-9200
2017-2018 ISTEP Scores
We are being told that parents will be able to view their child's ISTEP scores as early as June 11th. ISTEP performance MAY have an impact on class scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year. Official school scores will not likely be released until mid to late summer. More information will be provided as soon as it is received.
2018-2019 Student Schedules
The CMS administration and guidance department are actively working on individual student schedules for the 2018-2019 school year. MOST student schedules will be completed and correct by July 16th and can be viewed on Power School any time after that date. However, SOME students may experience a slight schedule change all the way up until the end of the first full week of school. This is not a "mass add" process when we schedule students. Careful consideration for individual student needs and the balance of the entire building is applied when drafting each student's schedule. It is a long and arduous process and we appreciate your patience as we do everything we can to "get it right"!
Summer Chromebook Claims
There were several damaged devices turned in at the end of the school year when Chromebooks were collected. Those claims will be reported to families and processed over the summer in order to ensure that devices are repaired and ready to go before the first day of school.
As a reminder, the MCCSC loses money on approximately 90% of all claims. Filing a claim is not something we prefer to do. However, it is important that we do and we are glad to absorb the cost to repair most damaged devices in order to make certain that ALL students have a device that is in good shape and operating properly.
Required Immunizations 2018-2019
In accordance with Indiana Code (IC 20-34-4-5) all Indiana school children entering the 6th Grade must produce a record of updated immunizations and vaccinations. This record must be on file with the school by August 3rd, 2018 or a date verifying the pending medical appointment to receive the necessary immunizations. Failure to do so may result in your child being excluded from school attendance.
Vaccines required include… 3 Hepatitis B - 5 DTaP - 4 Polio - MMR - 2 Varicella - 2 Hepatitis A - 1MCV4 - 1 Tdap
Recommended (but not required) vaccines include…
ALL new and returning MCCSC students who will be enrolled in grades 1-12 MUST complete the school registration process. Even if you have resided at the same physical address for years and have no demographic information to change, this process must be completed annually for each MCCSC student. If you have not done so already you may begin that process by clicking HERE or consult the MCCSC website.
Report Cards 2017-2018
Students who just completed their 6th, 7th, or 8th grade years at CMS can expect to receive their 2nd semester and 4th nine weeks grades in the mail as early as Friday, June 8th.
High School Transcripts
Any student who completed the 8th grade during the 2017-2018 school year and earned high school credit will receive an official high school transcript in the mail with their end of year report card. This document is an official record that will follow them to college. If parents/students are dissatisfied with a grade earned and would like to drop the grade they must notify the Cascade High School Guidance Office no later than February 1st, 2019. Please remember, if the grade is dropped then the credit earned must be dropped as well. Thus, the class "never happened". Also, by dropping a grade/credit the student MAY have to retake a course (depending on which grade/credit was dropped). So, the sooner that this decision is made the better for scheduling purposes.
Incoming 6th Grade Information
Important information for all incoming 6th grade students and families (including required immunizations) can be found HERE!
Fall School Supplies
Students entering grade 6 should come to school on August 3rd with these school supplies.
Students entering grade 7 should come to school on August 3rd with these school supplies.
Students entering grade 8 should come to school on August 3rd with these school supplies.
CMS Spell B0wl 2018
Even though competition does not begin until the fall, the CMS Spell Bowl team is already actively recruiting competitive spellers! The new word list is out and ready to go! If you are in 6th/7th grade this year and are interested in joining the spell bowl team, please email Mrs. Rodebaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Math Packets
All students who will be enrolled in grade 7 math, pre-algebra, or algebra at CMS next year have been issued summer math packets that will help ensure that we do not experience a "summer slide" and they are ready to go for the next level of math in the fall. These packets will be collected by their math teachers on August 3rd when we return to school.
Book Rental for 2018-2019
NO book rental fees are due prior to the start of school. Individual student book rental (including Chromebooks) are based on individual student schedules and courses taken. You can expect that MOST student book rental for 2018-2019 will equal approximately $110-$130 for the school year. Invoices will be mailed prior to Labor Day and will be due on or just before the first of October 2019.