WELCOME BACK FALCONS!
Please help us welcome Mrs. Katie Manning and Mrs. Bridget Merchant, our new Assistant Principals! Mrs. Manning is coming from Homosassa Elementary and Mrs. Merchant is coming from Inverness Primary School.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
- Wednesday, August 7 - CSMS OPEN HOUSE (3:00-4:00 6th grade, 4:00-5:00 7th grade, 5:00-6:00 8th grade)
- Monday, August 12 - First day of school
- Monday, September 2 - Labor Day student holiday
- Monday, September 9 - 6th grade health screenings
- Thursday, September 19 - 6th grade dental sealants
- Friday, September 20 - Picture day
- Wednesday, September 25 - Bring DAD to school day
- Thursday, September 26 - 6th grade dental sealants
- Wednesday, October 2 - Parent Teacher Conference Day *Contact our Guidance Office to set up your students appointment. (352)344-2244 Ext. 4411 - Mrs. Carol Brendel will be able to assist you.
NEW EMERGENCY CARD PROCEDURE
If you already have a login for Skyward – we ask that you complete the emergency form at your earliest convenience.
If you need a Skyward account, contact our guidance office or you can submit a form requesting one from the Citrus Schools homepage at www.citrusschools.org. There you will see the Skyward button just to the left of the Directory button in the top navigation bar.
If you are still having trouble logging into your Skyward account, please contact our guidance office or reset your Skyward password.
If you have already completed the emergency form in Skyward, we ask that you log in and complete one additional step that was recently added.
Supply List Link
BUS STOP INFORMATION
Bus stop information is available on-line approximately one calendar week prior to school starting. To find out bus stop locations and times and/or to find out what school your child is zoned to attend on-line, click on the "Bus Stop Information/School Zoning" link on this page and follow the prompts/links. There is also a back to school information hotline available for bus stop information and general back to school information. The hotline operates approximately 3 business days prior to school starting and the first 2 days of school.
The Back to School hotline can be reached at 352-637-9710.
DRESS CODE PROCEDURES
The Citrus County School Board recognizes that clothing fashions change and that fads come and go, but distinctions still need to be made as to what is acceptable attire for educational purposes. Some clothing which might be acceptable attire for educational purposes. Some clothing which might be acceptable attire for educational purposes. Some clothing which might be appropriate in other settings would be completely inappropriate and disruptive appropriate in other settings would be completely inappropriate and disruptive for the learning atmosphere in a school setting.
The principal or designee is responsible for interpreting and clarifying the student dress code upon student or parent request. The principal or designee is the final authority for interpreting and applying the student dress code related to special events and activities conducted at the school. Students will dress in attire which does not distract from the learning process or the educational environment. The Citrus County School guidelines specify the following:
- Clothing should not be sexually suggestive and it should cover and conceal body parts, e.g. chest, midriff, back, legs (to mid-thigh or conceal body parts, e.g. chest, midriff, back, legs (to mid-thigh or longer), shoulders (2” wide shoulder straps minimum).
- Clothing should cover all undergarments.
- Shorts, skirts, or pants should be worn at natural waistline.
- Attire should not illustrate, enhance or depict tobacco/alcohol/drugs, nor have offensive, racial, gang-related, sexual or violent messages, or images.
- Attire should contribute to the health and safety of all students and staff. Jewelry, shoes, accessories, hair color and hair styles must be free of conditions that could be considered hazardous or disruptive.
- Accessories such as, but not limited to, spiked necklace, spiked wristbands, spiked earrings, and wallet chains are not permissible.
- Blankets used for jackets and sleepwear (i.e., pajamas, house slippers) are not allowed.
Hats and distracting head covers should not be worn in designated school areas at any time.
Footwear should contribute to the health and safety of all students and staff. Roller shoes and house slippers are not permitted. Tennis shoes/sneakers may be required for physical activity.
The following administrative guidelines must be followed by all students when wearing shorts, skirts, pants, and dresses:
- Length of shorts, skirts, and dresses must be mid-thigh or longer
- Dresses, skirts, and shorts that are too tight or too baggy will not be permitted. Items such as leggings, bicycle shorts, aerobic shorts, etc. or other tight-fitting clothing are not permitted unless covered by other approved clothing.
- Shorts, skirts, pants, and dresses must be hemmed.
- Pants that are too tight, too baggy, or too long will not be permitted.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of each student to come to school in the appropriate dress, have respect for self and others, and understand the role that ppropriate dress and respect for self and others has on an orderly learning environment. Therefore, students, while attending school during the regular school day, are prohibited from wearing clothes that expose underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. Any student who violates this dress policy is subject to the following disciplinary actions:
- For a first offense, a student shall be given a verbal warning and the school principal/designee shall call the student’s parent or guardian.
- For a second offense, the student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period of time not to exceed 5 days and the school principal shall meet with the student's parent or guardian.
- For a third or subsequent offense, a student shall receive an in-school suspension pursuant to §1003.01(5), Florida Statutes, for a period not to exceed 3 days, the student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to exceed 30 days, and the school principal/designee shall call the student’s parent or guardian and send the parent or guardian a written letter regarding the student’s in-school suspension and ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.
VIOLATION OF THE STUDENT DRESS CODE
Any student violating the student dress code may be sent home to change, or the parent may be asked to bring a change of clothes to the school for the student. Any absence caused by a student dress code violation will be an unexcused absence for each period or day missed. A violation may also result in a suspension.
** THIS YEAR WE WILL NO LONGER BE SUPPLYING CLOTHES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS** Students will be asked to change or parent/guardian will be asked to bring clothes. If either of these are not an option, the student will spend the remainder of the school day in our in-school-suspension room.
DRESS CODE GUIDELINE FOR STUDENTS/PARENTS
Parents: Use this quick technique to make sure your child(ren) is(are) in compliance with our Dress Code policy as to appropriate length of shorts, skirts, and dresses. The halfway mark is defined as: while in the seated position, measure halfway from the top of the leg (the crease your hip makes when seated) to the outside of the bent knee. In a standing position, whatever students are wearing should be as long or longer are wearing should be as long or longer than the half-way mark.
No dismissal changes may be made AFTER 1:45.
Car Line Pick up and Drop off PROCEDURES
Drop off: Car rider line begins at 7:20. Students MAY NOT be released from vehicles until 7:20. As per stated in the CSMS handbook, "Due to supervision concerns, students may arrive on campus NO EARLIER than 7:20 am."
Pick up: Dismissal begins at 2:20 pm. Vehicles MUST use the car line to pick up their student. Vehicles MAY NOT enter the middle school parking lot to pick up students. Please drive slowly. Please do not talk on your cellphone during drop-off.
*We are no longer allowing students to cross over to be picked up from the parking lot.
Clinic medications/sports physicals
If your student has medication or a prescription that needs to be dispensed during school hours, the parent/guardian and/or your students physician, must complete one or both of these forms.
Any student participating in ANY sport will need these forms completed, before they may tryout or participate.
3:00pm in our Media Center
S.T.E.A.M. Club (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math) runs every Thursday in room Ms. Markey's room from 2:30-4:00. See your science teacher for a permission slip.
Title 1 Parent Communication
If you have any questions concerning Title l please call: Rene’ Johnson (Title l Coordinator) @ 352-726-1931
Citrus Springs Middle School Data
AVID is a college and career readiness program-Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID Dress up days are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes-ALL are welcome! Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month @ 7:30 AM in the gym.
SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) will meet every second Tuesday of every month during B-lunch.