Falcon monthly May 3, 2021 #FalconsALLin

Important reminders & Dates!

  • May 31--NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day
  • June 3 and 4--Early Dismissal Days for Students--11:20 AM
  • 8th Grade Academic/Athletics Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at 8:00 AM in the gymnasium. Students recieving awards will be given invitations so parents can plan to attend. After the event, staff will be available to help any parents who wish to sign their student out for the day.
  • 6th & 7th Grade Academic/Athletics Awards will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 8:00 AM in the gymnasium. Students recieving awards will be given invitations so parents can plan to attend. After the event, staff will be available to help any parents who wish to sign their student out for the day.
  • State Assessments continue this month. Check out the official Florida Assessment Calendar for specific test details and view our school's testing schedule in this newsletter as well as in the parent letter that was sent home with students.
  • Every Monday through Thursday from 6-7 PM-- Students can log into Class Link and select the Citrus Math Homework Hotline logo to join a Zoom help session with a certified teacher. More information featured in this newsletter.
  • FREE Breakfast and Lunch Program for ALL students has been extended to the end of this school year!
  • Parents needing to drop off items during the school day are asked to call prior to arriving. We will be practicing social distancing in our lobby and we appreciate your patience as we limit the number of people entering at one time.
  • For safety, there will be NO bus notes to change buses this year.

science fair state level awards

Caiden Chouinard- Physics & Astronomy

Cian Wood- Chemistry

Take a look at next Year's school calendar!

take stock in children

college scholarship information

Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving, low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer underserved students one-on-one support through caring volunteer mentors, professional college success services, the opportunity to earn a college scholarship, and hope for success in college, career, and life.

Click the links below to find out about this program in Citrus County, the application process, and the income eligibility requirements.

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey

The 2020-2021 Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey is now open until May 31, 2021. Paper surveys are provided for parents of all children receiving special education services and MUST be completed with PENCIL. Additionally, an online version is available through the link below. We appreciate you taking a moment to provide feedback by completing this survey. The valuable information you give us will help us make decisions on the effectiveness of our services in meeting the needs of our students. Thank you for your time!

water bottle reminder

Students should bring a clear water bottle to stay hydrated. For safety, we have closed communal water fountains, but students can refill their water bottles at the water hydration stations.

middle school Promotion requirements

At CSMS we strive for excellence in academic performance and anticipate our students will successfully complete academic requirements for promotion from middle school. Please review the following information summarizing district requirements as outlined in the Citrus County Student Progression Plan and legislation:

All students are required to take and pass three middle school courses in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, including civics. Civics, Algebra I Honors, and Geometry Honors will contain an End of Course Exam (ECO). Statewide, standardized EOC assessments will constitute 30 percent of the student’s overall grade. Students enrolled in all courses associated with an EOC must take the EOC assessment.

In order for a student to pass a course, their final grade point average must be equivalent to a D in each class. Grade points are awarded as follows:

A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0

At the end of the year, all grade points for the four quarters are totaled and averaged. For each class the average must be equivalent to a D or higher for the student to pass the class and be promoted to the next grade level.

If you have questions concerning promotion requirements, please call the guidance department.

Math Homework hotline!

Monday-Thursday from 6-7 pm, Any student can log into class link and select the citrus math homework hotline logo to join a zoom help session.

Soaring Falcons

Soaring Falcon students are chosen monthly by the grade level teachers in recognition of consistent outstanding school performance and attitude.

6th Grade

Kaitlin Randazzo

William Hintze


Emorie Gipe

Jayden Bryan


Samantha Spall

Korbin Wininger

Canvas for parents

If you haven't downloaded the Canvas app for parents or signed up for Canvas on your computer, visit the link below to find out how to set that up and pair it with your students accounts. This link is also available on our school website under the Parent Links tab. This platform will be your resource for student assignments, communication, and course information throughout the year.


No dismissal changes may be made AFTER 1:45.

Car Line Pick up and Drop off PROCEDURES

  • Student drop off is between 7:20-7:50. Vehicles MAY NOT enter the middle school parking lot to drop off students. Please drive slowly. Please do not talk on your cellphone during drop-off.
  • If it’s possible to delay your students arrival until 7:30 that would help us greatly.
  • Students that arrive between 7:20-7:30 will be sent to the cafeteria until they can report to home room at 7:30.
  • Please follow the drop off route so we can keep everyone safe.
  • Students that arrive after 7:50 will be marked tardy.

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 pick up.

*We are no longer allowing students to cross over to be picked up from the parking lot.

SAC Meetings

If you are interested in being a part of the School Advisory Council, please email Rachel Bender benderr@citrusschools.org

Meetings will be held 3:00 pm via ZOOM invitations sent out to the interested participants.

  • May 10, 2021

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Title 1

If you have any questions concerning Title l please call: Rene’ Johnson (Title l Coordinator) @ 352-726-1931


advancement via individual determination

Welcome to the AVID center!

ALL parents are encouraged to read this section to receive information that will help you and your child prepare for the future-- the where and what to do next for your child’s education.

We are looking for a professional to zoom with the AVID classes about their Career. If you are interested please email garciate@citrus.k12.fl.us or siegendorfm@citrus.k12.fl.us or call 344-2244 ext. 4447

Your Child’s Future Planning:

Scholarships also available through MyCareerShines.org

Look at a college comparison sheet to eliminate or decide between colleges and their requirements.


The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has announced a new awareness campaign aimed at addressing school threats by students in Florida. Learn more about DJJ’s #ItsNoJoke campaign here.

Guidance Resources & information

Our guidance department is here to serve you and your student. You are welcome to call and set up a phone or Zoom conference with your student's teachers or speak with a guidance counselor about any concerns you may have.

Mrs. Brendel – Guidance Secretary, ext. 4411 email- brendelC@citrusschools.org

Mrs. Hum – Registrar, ext. 4412 email-humb@citrusschools.org

Mrs. Pastorello – School Counselor assisting students with last names A-L, ext. 4407 email- pastorelloa@citrusschools.org

Ms. Pettit -School Counselor assisting students with the last names M-Z, ext. 4408 email- pettitt@citrusschools.org

Mr. Smith- School Social Worker, ext. 4410 or (352) 400-0886 email- smithm@citrusschools.org

School Financial Report

A copy of the most recent school financial report is located on our school website.

Bus drivers needed!

The Citrus County Schools Transportation Department needs Bus Operators. This is an opportunity to earn income and still be home with your children when school is not in session. We are looking for safe drivers who care about children. We provide paid training and testing to receive a commercial driver’s license. Background screening and pre-employment drug testing fees are paid for by the department. There are opportunities to drive for the school your child/children attend, and then your school-aged children can ride the bus you are driving to school, in many cases eliminating the need for child care. If you are interested, please contact the Transportation Business office at 352-726-1931, extension 2370.

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