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September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Good evening, CMCSS families,

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok. As many CMCSS schools communicated with families a few weeks ago, an increase in vandalism and theft in schools and on buses was linked to a TikTok challenge. Recently, the District has been made aware of other planned challenges that promote crimes such as assaulting employees, sexual assault, and public nudity. 

“These social media challenges may appear to be harmless or fun to an adolescent, but what parents need to clearly understand is that these thoughtless actions will come with serious consequences,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I have heard some say ‘what is the big deal, it’s just a soap dispenser’ or ‘I was just messing around.’ The reality is, the damages left behind to school property and the invasion or violation of another student or staff member’s person can easily lead to thousands in fines and restitution for parents to pay and a felony offense for their child. I encourage parents to pay close attention to what their children are doing and intervene where it is needed. We plan to take the most appropriate action necessary to help resolve this issue and get their attention.”

In addition to concerns about TikTok challenges, there are other digital dangers like cyberbullying, child exploitation, sharing personal information, and offensive content. 

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the leading federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving exploitation of minors,” said Nashville HSI Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet Jr. “Our agents continually work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and identify and rescue victims. While the internet is a great way to interact with friends and family, as well as meet new people, predators know this and actively stalk online meeting places such as chat rooms and social media sites. Education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity is extremely important.”

Finally, when a threat of violence is brought to our attention, we take it seriously and move forward to take the necessary action. Law enforcement and school officials work together to investigate. We will be vigilant in finding individuals responsible, and, as Sheriff Fuson has stated, “any and everybody involved will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

School Resource Officers and CMCSS employees work diligently to keep our schools safe, but it takes the entire community working together to provide a secure educational environment. We are asking parents and guardians to please talk to their children about online safety, appropriate behaviors, and consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, please talk to your children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an adult. Whether it is on social media or in the schoolhouse, if you see or hear something, say something. Please report concerns of school violence to officials, do not post or repost rumors or threats on social media.

Thank you for your support.

The following are a few resources on internet safety for parents/guardians:


May 19th, 2021

CMCSS 2021-2022 In-Person Learning Health and Safety Overview

CMCSS has communicated with families since last year that schools cannot eliminate the spread of COVID-19 during in-person learning, but our collective actions can help mitigate the spread. The District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy has always been about using multiple layers to improve success, sometimes referred to as the Swiss Cheese model. For the 2021-2022 school year, CMCSS has been using the following primary mitigation layers:

  • Using MERV 13 instead of MERV 9 filters in all buildings
  • Increasing outdoor air ventilation
  • Employing enhanced two-step cleaning throughout buildings
  • Encouraging self-screening, masks, handwashing, covering sneezes, and staying home when sick for all students, employees, and visitors
  • Identifying opportunities to promote physical distancing when possible in schools
  • Replenishing hand sanitizing stations
  • Promoting the use of personal water bottles and filling stations while water fountains are shut down
  • Establishing School Health Screening Rooms
  • Providing vaccination opportunities and COVID-19 testing for employees and their families at Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinics
  • Updating and implementing the Return to School/Work Flowchart

To add more layers to CMCSS’ mitigation strategy, effective Monday, August 23, the following protocols will take effect until Montgomery County goes back down to moderate/low transmission levels:

  • Modifying custodial procedures to further increase the focus on two-step cleaning throughout the day and decrease focus on other areas (window cleaning, floor buffing, etc.)
  • Operating mechanical systems (HVAC) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as possible for each building’s situation to further increase filtration
  • Limiting nonessential visitors from the school environment at the discretion of building administrators, to include temporarily not allowing lunchtime visitors
  • Limiting indoor mass gatherings during the school day at the discretion of building administrators
  • Providing masks in school buildings and on transportation for those who request one
  • Increasing hand sanitizing stations in schools and on transportation

COVID-19 Exposure Response Plan

When a CMCSS student or CMCSS employee tests positive for COVID-19, they will need to notify either the school nurse (if they are a student) or their supervisor (if they are an employee). The medical office that performed the test will notify the Montgomery County Health Department for contact tracing. 

Click here for the current CMCSS Return to Work/School Flowchart developed by the CMCSS Safety and Health Department in collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department. For the Spanish version, click here.

Events/Athletics Capacity

CMCSS will return to normal capacity for after-school events, meetings, and athletics for the 2021-2022 school year. CMCSS will continue following TSSAA’s guidelines for athletics. The district will keep families informed as guidelines are updated throughout the year.

Face Masks

Face masks are strongly encouraged for students, employees, and visitors inside buildings and on transportation. Families are encouraged to use their judgment on sending their student(s) to school with a mask and make whatever decision will be best for the health of their child(ren) or other members of their household. For more information from the CDC on the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, click here

Self-Screening

Employees will be expected to self-screen before entering school premises.

Self-screening protocols for students and visitors will continue. Families are strongly encouraged to engage in self-screening at home prior to each school day. Click here for updated guidance from the CDC regarding screening K-12 students for symptoms of COVID-19.

Self-Screening Protocol

Have you had any of the below symptoms as a new-onset in the past 72 hours? (This does not include chronic conditions)

  • fever of 100 degrees or greater
  • new onset of a cough
  • new onset of shortness of breath
  • new onset of sore throat
  • new onset of body aches
  • diarrhea
  • new onset of headache
  • new onset of loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • congestion or runny nose
  • chills
  • fatigue

If “yes”, please consult your personal health care provider before returning to any CMCSS locations. Students, employees, and visitors who are sick must follow the CMCSS Flowchart.

Water Fountains

Water fountains will be closed during the 2021-2022 school year. Water filling stations will be open where available. Students should bring their own water bottles. 

Effective June 1, 2021; Updated Aug. 20, 2021. Subject to change based on updated guidance and local, state, or national recommendations or mandates.

May 11th, 2021

6th Grade Jump Start 2021-22

In-coming 6th graders we are looking forward to having you join us at Rossview Middle School. We will be holding several middle school orientations the week of July 19-22. Please use the link shown below to register for a session.  Also, if you would like to enroll in band or choir please indicate so on this form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKldLeD-E2zli62M55GM4uxXmQyvMAtRHGlVqyNtWbp99N-w/viewform?usp=sf_link


April 28th, 2021

Girls Volleyball Update: Open Gyms & Tryouts

Volleyball is returning to the fall this year. If you are interested in trying out or participating in open gyms please read the following information.

If you want to participate in any open gyms and tryout for the 21/22 volleyball team, you must have a physical dated after Apr. 15, 21. You can find the forms under Info. All form in green must be completed and turned in.

You MUST submit all the forms before you can attend open gym or tryouts. Unless you were on the team or attended tryouts during this school year.

Rides must be on time. Plan accordingly as we know traffic in Clarksville is unpredictable. If you are late being picked up during tryouts or open gyms we will keep that in mind when selecting the team. Please be respectful of the coaches time.

OPEN GYMS

Open gyms will be held after school on the following dates from 2:30-3:30. Your ride must be here BY 3:30. Sign-ups will be available starting Mon. Apr. 26 outside the 7th grade door of the library during homeroom through the last week of open gym. There will be a limit of 30 girls each day. You MUST submit all the forms before you can attend open gym, unless you were on the team or attended tryouts during this school year. Open gym is only for current RoMS 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

Sixth Grade Open Gym- May 4, 10, 18

Seventh Grade Open Gym- May- , 5, 11, 19

Eighth Grade Open Gym – May 6, 12, 20

TRYOUTS

You do not have to attend all three tryout dates. Sign up for the day(s) that work for you. Sign up for tryouts will be held May 10-14 during homeroom outside the 7th grade door of the library. You MUST submit all the forms before you can attend tryouts, unless you were on the team or attended tryouts during this school year.

Signups for incoming SIXTH graders will be held May 18-20 at RoMS from 3:45-4:15 outside the activities entrance. If the dates do not work for you, you can also email the completed forms to [email protected].

Your ride must be ON TIME.

Times for each grade are not yet set.

Wed. June 2-4

 

If you are not able to sign up in person, you can email the COMPLETED forms to coach.

There will be a makeup tryout date July 23 for any new girls or those that have contacted me prior to tryouts that they will not be able to make the set dates.

If you have questions please email Coach Brown at [email protected] or call 931.920.6150 ext 1008.


March 22nd, 2021

The Spring Book Fair is Here!

The spring book fair is here!

Our spring book fair is up and running click on the link to go to the virtual book fair.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rossviewmiddle

The online book fair will be open until March 28th.

Since the book fair is online you will be able to buy books for pre-school through middle school aged children.

All books will be shipped to your residence and any order over $25 gets free shipping.

Thank you for helping support our school library with your purchases.

 

 


March 22nd, 2021

PTO Spirit Wear Sale

PTO is hosting a curbside spirit wear sale. Go to romspto.weebly.com to reserve your items. Visit us at the front of the school on Wednesday, March 24 from 2:15-3:30 to shop and pick up orders. Email [email protected] with any questions. Go Hawks!

 


February 23rd, 2021

City Saver For Virtual Students

Virtual Students,
You may have heard that we are kicking off our City Saver fundraiser today!  Since you are currently learning virtually and will not be bringing a copy of the book home this week to look through, we wanted to provide the below link so you can look through the new 2021 book to see all of the great discounts inside.
 
Two Ways to purchase the book and credit your school/student:
 
#1 – Click the below link and order a book from the City Saver website and have it shipped directly to your home. Please note there is a shipping/processing charge that will be added to your order. Make sure and put the name of your school and student name in the BLUE BOX at checkout so you can get credit for prizes.
 
#2 – If you want to avoid the shipping charge of ordering the book online, you can contact our school office and arrange to stop by and pick up a copy of the new book and pay for it with cash/check. Checks should be made out to City Saver.
 
To view the Middle Kickoff Video with details about the prizes you can win, click the below link:
 
Thank you so much for your support!

February 21st, 2021

Volleyball Schedule 2021

2020-21 RoMS Volleyball Schedule

Games Start at 4:30 PM With JV

& Varsity Follows

 

 


January 29th, 2021

MCSA – Boys Middle School Soccer Tryouts 2021

Spring 2021 Boys Middle School Soccer Tryouts

Try outs are Feb. 22, 23, and 24 from 6:00-7:30 at Heritage Park.

All Players Must Register for Try Outs and attend at least 2 nights. 

 
After try outs, any player selected for their school team will receive an e-mail to accept the position and pay the $85 fee.
Games will start in March

We are proud to offer competitive soccer for middle school (grades 6-8) players. Girls try out and play in the fall; boys try out and play in the spring. The fee is $85 per player.

• The program is open to schools in Montgomery County. Other schools may contact the Middle School Director to request team formation.

• Each coach determines the days and times of his/her practices.

• Players are selected through tryouts.

• Season dates span 8-10 weeks, depending on the need for makeup games.

• Players selected will play for their respective middle schools.

• The Middle School Soccer Program is competitive, so playing time is not guaranteed.

• The season opens with a jamboree and concludes with a championship game.

• Games are played on week nights at Heritage Park, located near the intersection of 101st Airborne Division      Parkway and Peachers Mill Road in Clarksville, Tenn.

Because team placement is not guaranteed, we encourage you to register your player for both the Middle School Soccer Program and Recreational League Soccer. 

Click Here To Register Players Now


January 16th, 2021

Jan. 16 Update on Phased Return to In-Person Learning

As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Day. Classes for all students will resume on Tuesday, January 19, with traditional students continuing to learn remotely.

As we shared before Winter Break, the district has a contingency plan for a prioritized return to in-person learning for our youngest students. On Monday, January 25, CMCSS Pre-K through sixth-grade traditional students will return to in-person learning. Seventh through twelfth-grade traditional students will continue learning remotely until further notice. Next week, schools will be reaching out to parents and guardians of students in seventh through twelfth grade who are in self-contained, special populations classrooms to share more information about a phased return to in-person learning the week of January 25. After evaluating this phased return, the district will share more information about the return to in-person learning for all traditional students in upper grades.  

On average, there have been around 300 more students per grade level impacted by COVID-19 cases in the district’s upper grades than lower grades. CMCSS is prioritizing an in-person return for younger students and those in self-contained classrooms due to the greater difficulty distance learning poses for these students, the lower transmission rates among younger children, and the greater childcare burden placed on families with younger children. The district is hopeful this phased approach will help address staffing issues due to COVID-19 related leave and the substitute shortage that are expected to continue as the pandemic still exists.

Due to the ever-changing circumstances of the pandemic, families should always have plans in the event that school buildings are closed and remote learning must take place. Additionally, the Tennessee Department of Health’s requirements for contact tracing and quarantines are still in place. Therefore, families should have plans in the event a child must transition to remote learning due to being a close contact to a positive case

Finally, as Onsite Employee Health and Wellness partners with the Montgomery County Health Department to distribute vaccines to CMCSS employees in the coming weeks, the potential exists that schools will temporarily transition to remote learning in order to expedite the vaccination process. The Communications Department will communicate with families as soon as plans are finalized.