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Dress Code?

 

BOTTOMS: Skirts, jumpers, skorts, capris, pants or shorts may be worn and must fall no shorter than 4” above the top of the knee in front AND back. Pants and shorts must fit on the waist. NO excessively baggy pants or pants that drag the floor. Pajamas are not acceptable. Very tight clothing is not appropriate. Torn jeans: We realize that torn jeans have become the fashion of the day. However, tears can appear no more than 4" above the knee in the front and back. SHIRTS: Shirts must not be excessively baggy and must be no longer than hip length. BELTS: No cloth belts.
TOPS: Spaghetti straps, tank tops or low cut necklines and gaps of bare skin (midriff) between tops and bottoms are not acceptable attire. SHOES: Any shoes that come off easily or have high heels or platforms pose a danger of tripping and are not appropriate for school. Students must wear proper athletic shoes for PE. NO FLIP FLOPS HEADGEAR: No hats, bandanas, “do rags”, goggles or sunglasses. In addition, hoods may not be worn on your head during the school day.
String Bags: Not allowed in the hall. LARGE WINTER COATS must stay in locker during the school day  

 

Examples of correct and incorrect dress click here.

Neatness, cleanliness,and appropriate dress are expected of all CMS students at all times.

Chamblee Middle School's motto is High Expectations Produce High Achievement. In keeping with this ideology and in compliance with the DeKalb County guidelines, all students must adhere to the DCSS Dress Code as stated in the Students Rights and Responsibilities Booklet. To avoid disruption to the academic day, students in violation of the district-wide dress code will be given the option of calling a parent for a change of clothes or exchanging the inappropriate items for items from the CMS closet. CLEANED CMS items should be returned to the school ASAP. In addition, parents of students in violation of the dress code will be contacted.

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IMPORTANT STUDENT PICK UP AND DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR CAR RIDERS

Beginning August 12, 2013

STUDENT DROP OFF- Parents will drop off students in the mornings at the front doors and circle around the parking lot exiting the school onto Sexton Woods Drive. The building will not be opened to students before 8:00 A.M. Students cannot be dropped off no earlier than 7:30 A.M.

STUDENT PICK UP- Parents will be allowed to drive on campus beginning at 3:45 PM to pick up students as they are dismissed. If you are coming from Peachtree Industrial, please take a right onto Vanet at the stop sign and drive around until you get to Teal Road. Make a left onto Teal Road and then a left onto Sexton Woods aDrive. You will be able to make a left turn into the school. Right turns into the school’s parking lot are prohibited from 3:50 P.M. to 4:15 P.M. Please do not leave your car unattended in the pick-up and drop-off area. Car riders should be picked up by 4:30 P.M.

 

PICK UP AND DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR BUS RIDERS

This applies to both resident and magnet students!

ALL BUSES, RESIDENT AND MAGNET – All buses will enter the school on the gym side to pick-up or drop-off students who utilize bus transportation. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON SEXTON WOODS DRIVE OR SURROUNDING STREETS TO WAIT FOR YOUR CHILD TO WALK TO YOU. WE DO NOT HAVE CROSSING GUARDS AND THIS IS DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION, IT SLOWS DOWN THE TRAFFIC FLOW FOR EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THE BUSES. YOUR COOPERATION IS MOST APPRECIATED AS WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.

Students must have a form signed by parents and on file in the main office to take MARTA.

THANK YOU!

What do you do to check out your child?

Check-In / Check-Out Procedures

 

Most parents are following the CMS Attendance Policies, including our Check-In / Check-Out Procedures, as described in the CMS Student Handbook (found inside the front of your student¹s Agenda/ Planner). We very much appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the standards which make CMS a top-rated school.

We would like to have 100% of our parents following these procedures. So, here is a quick review:

Attendance

 

Chamblee Middle School students are expected to be present for class every day that school is in session. There is a direct correlation between a student’s grades and his/her attendance. Daily attendance is the first step to achieving success in school. For this reason, punctual and regular class attendance is considered essential for Chamblee Middle School Students. The attendance office may be reached by phone@ 678-874-8220

Absences

 

Parents and students are asked to agree that the most important place a student can be during the school day is in class. If an absence is unavoidable (due to illness, for instance), parents must phone the CMS attendance office each morning before 8:30 AM to report their student’s absence and provide information on when the student may be expected to return to school. Parents who do not phone CMS about their student’s absence will be called. Therefore, it is important that current home and work phone numbers are on file with Chamblee Middle School.

A note explaining a student’s absence and including a parent’s daytime phone number, is also required for the student’s file when the student returns to school. If parent contact has not been made or a note received, the absence will be "unexcused." Students who have unexcused absences cannot make up missed work and will receive zeros for daily work, tests, and homework which will be averaged in with their other grades.

Tardiness

 

Tardiness is neither excused nor unexcused, regardless of the reason. Students are expected to be in school and in class on time. Three (3) tardy slips will result in teacher assigned detention. Five (5) tardy slips will require a conference with the students and his/her parents. Additional tardy slips will incur additional penalties.

Check-In / Check-Out

 

Any student arriving at CMS after 8:50 AM should report to the Attendance office and sign in. A parent must accompany the student and must also provide a written note of explanation for the student’s file.

Taking students out of school during the day is strongly discouraged. Medical, dental, and legal appointments should be made outside of school hours. However, if a student must leave school during the day, the student must check-out properly:

Parents must meet their students in the CMS Attendance office. To avoid classroom interruptions, parents must make prior arrangements with their students concerning the time of check-out. Students are expected to meet their parents at the Attendance Office at the prearranged check-out time. Students must bring in two (2) notes in order to leave classes: one for the classroom teacher so that the student may leave the class on time and one for the student’s attendance file in the CMS office. An excused re-admit slip will be provided to the student in exchange for a note from the doctor’s or dentist’s office when the student returns to school. Students MAY NOT be excused to leave the CMS campus for lunch. A student will not be allowed to leave the CMS campus with anyone other than his parents or legal guardian. Identification may be required before the students will be released.

Illness at School

 

There is no clinic at CMS. Please do not send ill students to school. Students who become ill during the day should go immediately to the classroom teacher or another responsible adult. Parents will be notified and asked to pick up the student within one (1) hour of being called. It is very important that the current home and work phone numbers for all CMS parents be on file in the CMS office.

 

Parent Visits to the Classroom

 

Parents of currently enrolled students or prospective students may want to visit individual classrooms. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Sign in at the Security office, receive a visitor’s pass, and be escorted to the classroom.
  • Limit the classroom visit to one class period.
  • Refrain from engaging the attention of the teacher or students through conversation or other means.
  • Schedule a follow-up conference if the situation warrants.

Unless it is a true emergency, students should not check out of school between 3:30 PM and 3:55 PM. This is an extremely busy time for the school office and one of the most difficult times of the day to locate a student as many of them are in PE at that time. Please adjust your schedules accordingly. In addition, parents should remain in their cars if participating in parent pick-up.

Once again, parents, we ask that you make every effort to schedule appointments (dental, medical, etc.) for your student after school. If that is not possible, you MUST do the following:

  • send two (2) notes in with your student on the day your student is to check-out: one to be dropped off at the CMS Attendance Office BEFORE 8:25 AM; one for the teacher of the class your student will be leaving.
  • make sure your student knows what time to meet you at the CMS Main Office because we frequently do not have enough office assistance to go find a student who is leaving. Also, it is disruptive to the whole class for the teacher to be interrupted to release one student from class. Students are responsible for keeping track of time and leaving class on time to meet their parent in the CMS Main Office.

What is the bell schedule?

The middle school day now begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:55 Students may not enter the building prior to 8:00 a.m. and all students must vacate the building no later than 4:00 unless there is a specified after-school activity scheduled.

CMS operates on a 7-period per day schedule

 

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