UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
- Monday, September 2 - Labor Day student holiday
- Friday, September 6 - CSMS First Pep Rally, during 7th period. Show your school spirit!!
- Monday, September 9 - 6th grade health screenings
- Thursday, September 12 - NJHS Induction Ceremony 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, September 18 - McDonald’s Family Night! Join us for FOOD and FUN at the McDonald’s on 491 in Lecanto from 4-7 pm. (Proceeds equally support Student Literacy Celebrations & Staff Appreciation.)
- Thursday, September 19 - 6th grade dental sealants
- Friday, September 20 - Picture day & Welcome Back DANCE 6:00-8:00 pm
- Wednesday, September 25 - Bring DAD to school evening! We will be hosting "Dads, Dogs (hotDogs) and Dodge-ball" in our Gymnasium from 6:00-7:00 pm
- Thursday, September 26 - 6th grade dental sealants
- Wednesday, October 2 - Parent Teacher Conference Day *Contact our Guidance Office to set up your student's appointment. (352)344-2244 Ext. 4411 - Mrs. Carol Brendel will be able to assist you. In addition to this date, conferences can be scheduled during the year through the Guidance Office.
Parent Conference Day
Citrus County Schools has set aside October 2, 2019 as a Parent Conference Day. If you are interested in participating in a conference with your child’s teachers, please contact the Guidance office to schedule an appointment.
In addition to this designated conference day, Parent/Teacher Conferences may also be scheduled throughout the year, either before school at 7:20 a.m. or after school at 2:30 p.m.
Conferences typically include parents, students and all assigned teachers. Please arrive on time for conferences in order to adequately address your questions and concerns and be aware of our time constraints: in the mornings teachers are required to be in their classrooms prior to school starting; and in the afternoon their workday ends at 3:00 p.m.
If you have concerns that need to be addressed, please call 344-2244 ext. 4411 to schedule a conference. We look forward to meeting with you about your student’s school performance.
At the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter grading periods, students earning honor roll will receive recognition for their accomplishments and their names will be published in the school newsletter. There will not be a 4th quarter honor roll, since grades are not completed until after students have left for the summer.
Following the completion of the 3rd quarter, if your student has maintained their honor roll status for the first three quarters, then you will be invited to an honor roll ceremony. Some students may also receive invitations due to excellence in other academic related endeavors.
Please encourage your child to set high academic standards and maintain standards for excellence in education at home and at school. Remember to provide support for their continued success and recognize their effort to learn and demonstrate growth!
2019-20 School Year
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 and career education and planning. 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.
Art at the Capital
ART CONTEST held at EACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students in grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Contests are held at EACH MIDDLE SCHOOL. All art is due to your art teacher by October 1st--2019. All work must be original and can be in any medium. Include name, grade, and school on the back of your Art. Size—no larger than 12” x 18”. Suggested themes: Living in Florida—Celebrating America— What Freedom means to me. ONE final piece of art will be selected in October and sent to the state Capital building in Tallahassee for the Legislative session and will be returned to student.
New Procedures for Tardiness, Dress Code, Gum Chewing, and Electronic Violations
The fourth violation will result in Study Hall after school. This will run from 2:20-3:00 daily. Parents need to pick their student up promptly at 3:00.
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.
Any student participating in ANY sport will need these forms (in the link below)completed, before they may tryout or participate. Click on Athletics and a drop down menu will appear.
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.
FOOTBALL Coaches: Parker, Samler, Goddard, Richie
- Sept. 10 - CRMS at CSMS 6:00 Game at CRHS
- Sept. 17 - CSMS at IMS 6:00 Game at CHS
- Sept. 24 - CSMS at CRMS 6:00 Game at CRHS
- Oct. 1 - S. Sumter at CSMS 6:00 Game at LHS
- Oct. 8 - CSMS at Villages 6:00 Game at Villages HS
- Oct. 15 - BYE
- Oct. 22- LMS at CSMS 6:00 Game at LHS
- Oct. 29- Championships- CSMS Host at LHS Time TBA
VOLLEYBALL Coach: Campbell, Barrett
- Sept. 9- CRMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Sept. 12- LMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Sept. 16- BYE
- Sept. 19- CSMS at IMS 3:00/4:00
- Sept. 23- CSMS at S. Sumter 4:00/5:00
- Sept. 26- Villages at CSMS 3:00/ 4:00
- Sept. 30- IMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Oct. 3- CSMS at LMS 3:00/4:00
- Oct. 7- CSMS at CRMS 3:00/4:00
- Oct. 10- WW at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Oct. 14- Championships at IMS Time TBA
CROSS COUNTRY Coach: Paprzycki, Smith
- Sept. 26 at LMS 4:30
- Oct. 3- at IMS 4:30
- Oct.10 - at CSMS 4:30
- Oct 17- Championships at CRMS 4:30
GOLF Coaches: Brake, Vilardi
- Sept. 11 At CSMS- Citrus springs CC 3:00 (WW,IMS, S.Rivers)
- Sept 18 At LMS- Citrus Hills CC 3:00 (CSMS, SS, WW)
- Sept. 25 At CSMS- Citrus Springs CC (SS, LMS, WW)
- Oct. 3 At IMS Inverness CC (CSMS, SS, WW)
- Oct 9th- Championships at Villages Nancy Lopez CC
GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach: Samler, TBA
- Oct. 23-Try-outs
- Nov. 14- CRMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Nov. 18- LMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Nov. 20- BYE
- Nov. 21- CSMS at IMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec. 3- CSMS at SS 4:00/5:00
- Dec. 5- Villages at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec. 9- IMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec, 11- CSMS at LMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec. 12- CSMS at CRMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec. 16- WW at CSMS 3:00/4:00
- Dec. 17/18 Championships at CRMS Time TBA
BOYS TENNIS Coach: Goddard
- Oct 23- Try-outs
- Nov. 13- CSMS at IMS 3:00
- Nov. 18- Villages at CSMS
- Nov. 20- LMS at CSMS 3:00
- Dec. 2- IMS at CSMS 3:00
- Dec. 4- CRMS at CSMS 3:00
- Dec. 9- BYE
- Dec. 11- CSMS at CRMS 3:00
- Dec. 16- CSMS at LMS 3:00
- Dec. 18- Championships at LHS 1:00