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Report
The Yellow Jacket
Centralia Middle School
September 2013
Dates to Remember
•Sept . 27th – Early Release 12:40
•Sept. 30th – Picture Retakes
•Sept. 30th – Oct. 4th is swim week for PE
•Oct.4th - Dance 3:00 to 5:30 pm
•Oct. 11th – No School (Professional Day)
•Oct. 14th – 18th – Conferences
•Oct 24th –Kiwanis Football Game Centralia @Chehalis
Admission - $3 adults, $2 kids (with ASB free), $5 family
•Oct. 25th – Early Release 12:40
Smile 
Picture Retake Day
September 30th
For students who were absent
the day pictures were taken or
if they need to have retakes.
FALL PARENT CONFERENCES!!
BY APPOINTMENT
See attached sign-up sheet
Monday, October 14th
Tuesday, October 15th
Wednesday, October 16th
Thursday, October 17th
Friday, October 18th
Sending Notes to Students
Please try to make arrangements with students
before school and only call if it’s an emergency. If it is
necessary to get a note to a student please call as
early in the day as possible. Phone calls after 2:00 pm
may or may not get to them before the end of the
day, we will try but we won’t promise.
3:10 – 5:10
4:30 – 7:20
3:10 – 5:10
4:30 – 7:20
3:10 – 5:10
SIGN UP!
All students will have conferences scheduled with
team teachers. Parents, please sign up on the
attached form and you will receive an invitation
from your student for that conference. Parents
who do not sign up for your time slot by
September 27th will have a conference time
assigned and you will be informed by mail.
ATTENDANCE CALLS
If you have a new phone number or have moved please contact the school to update your information.
If your student is marked absent in any classes and we have not received a parent call to excuse the
absence prior to the end of school you will receive an automated phone call. If you receive a phone
call that your student was absent, please contact the school at 330-7619 ext. 6024 to excuse the
absence or if you have questions regarding the absence. You may also email our attendance secretary
at [email protected] or send a note to excuse absences. Attendance can also be viewed
on Skyward through our CMS website.
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DID YOU KNOW?
We have a website for
Centralia School District!
www.centralia.k12.wa.us
Select schools, then Centralia Middle School.
This is a wonderful resource for parents! Check out
the site and find out information like sports schedules,
game times, approximate arrival times back from
away games, etc. The Calendar has all kinds of
important information for you. Check it out!!
When the weather starts to change, this is a great
place to see if school is on time, delayed, or canceled.
It is posted on the sight as soon as the decision is
made.
You can also check your child's grades on line.
Jump Start
after school!
Does your child struggle with getting their
homework done? Then Jump Start after
school program is just the place they should
be! This is an exciting program that is
designed to help students finish assignments
and aid with preparing for the HSPE Test.
However, there’s more to this program; it’s
not just a homework club! After students
finish their assignments, there are daily
activities to try. This program meets in the
commons Monday through Thursday, 2:455:00 pm. There is also an activity bus (with
limited stops) to transport students home at
5pm if needed. This program is free to
students but does have a limited amount of
spots, and it is starting September 16th. For
further information feel free to contact
Nicoe King, Site Coordinator @ 330-7619, ext
6028 or after 3:30pm call 827-6235
Weather
If you want to know if school is running late or canceled
check the Centralia School District Website
Centralia.k12.wa.us It will be posted there
immediately after the decision is made. You can also listen
to the Radio or watch the news on TV. We ask that you
check the website or listen to the radio rather than
calling the school.
Would you like to receive a text and email
message?
Go to Centralia.k12.wa.us/cms, on the top right corner in
the gray box click register, it will prompt you to put in your
birthdate (you must be over 12 yrs old) then click submit.
Fill out the form. At the bottom of the form make sure the
box is checked that says “Please send me e-alerts from
this site”. Click Submit, then you will be prompted to signin.
• Click sign in located at the top right corner in the gray
box
• Select my account
• Select Edit account settings
• Click on e-alert setting on the left side of the page
• Now enter your 10 digit mobile number in the box
provided
• Choose your mobile provider
• At the bottom of the page click “yes” for emergency
only or click “no” for any general or emergency
messages
• Click save changes.
ONE KIND
WORD CAN
CHANGE
SOMEONE’S
ENTIRE DAY!
Homework Requests
If your child is absent and you would
like to request homework for them, all
request MUST in by 9:00 am in order to
give the teachers time to process them. It
will be ready to be picked up between 2:45
and 3:30 pm.
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IMPORTANT:
College Bound Scholarship Program
What: The College Bound Scholarship
promises tuition and a small book allowance for
income-eligible students
When: June 30 of their 8th grade year
Who: You can apply for the College Bound
Scholarship if:
•You are eligible for free and reduced-price
lunch
•Your family is receiving TANF benefits
•You are a foster youth
•Your family meets the income standards
Where: Fill out your application today @
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/PayingForCollege/Coll
egeBound/EligibilityAndApplications or stop by
the counselor’s office for a brochure and
application!
Grade Checks / Attendance Checks
Grade and attendance checks will be run twice a
month. If a student has an “F” in any class or has
absenteeism of more than 20%, they will be
required to attend “Jump Start” after school for
the next 2 weeks. Jump Start is our after school
program designed to offer assistance to student in
an effort to improve their grades or complete any
assignments missed due to absenteeism. Jump
start hours are from 2:40 pm – 5:00 pm.
Transportation home is provided with limited
stops. Students are dropped off at the elementary
school nearest your home and Scammon Creek
Apartments. The bus leaves the school at 5:00pm
or students may be picked up in front of the
school at 5:00pm.
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Tissue – Tissue –
Tissue
We can always use extra
boxes of tissue. We would
greatly appreciate any
donations as we are
approaching cold and flu
Updating Records
Parents / Guardians,
If you have not done so this year,
would you please make sure your
child's information is up to date.
It is also important that the
emergency contact list is also up do
date. You may view this information
online trough skyward or call the
school at 330-7619
Dance
Friday
October 4th
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Pre Paid Tickets:
$3.00 with ASB Card
$6.00 without ASB
$8.00 at the door
*Any students who receives a major referral or ISS after
Sept. 20th will not be able to attend. Also students who
have outstanding fines or a negative lunch balance will
not be able to attend until it is paid.
CMS is now collecting
Box Tops for Education
There is a box in the office
where
they can be dropped off

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