Back to School Packet

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Ignite the Light:

Join us as we explore what it means to be a leading light that illuminates others around us.

School Hours and Visitation

  • Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Student school hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • All visitors must sign in at the front office window with a valid identification card. At this time, we will be limiting visitors on campus for the first quarter.


  • We utilize ParentSquare as our main source of communication. Make sure you set up your account and
    download the app to your cell phone.

Car Line

  • Tune in to CMCS Radio at 107.9 during morning and afternoon Car Line for updates.
  •  You MUST have a school-issued car sign to pick up your child in Car Line – hang car signs for all students being picked up from the rearview mirror.
  • Do NOT use your cell phone, iPad, or any technology device while in Car Line.
  •  Morning Car Line
    o 8:05 am until 8:30 am
    o If you arrive after Car Line has ended, you must walk your child to the front office window.
  •  NO students will be able to be checked out of the office between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm.
  • Afternoon Car Line:
    o Lower Elementary (without UE & MS siblings): 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. (12:00-12:15 pm for Noon
    Dismissal Days
    o Upper Elementary & Middle School (including LE Siblings): 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. (12:15-12:30 pm for
    Noon Dismissal Days)

Snack/Lunch Time

  • Please contact the Front Office if you’d like information about our breakfast and lunch program. Even if your
    child participates in our hot lunch program, you will still need to pack a snack.
  • Please pack healthy snacks and lunches for your student.
  • Due to the normalization process, we will not be accepting lunch visitors for the first quarter.
  • Lunch items to bring DAILY:
    o Washed and labeled cloth/fabric placemat that will fit inside the lunchbox
    o Utensils & napkins
    o Water bottle (for use all day) – ONLY water can be put in water bottles. No juice, sports drinks, etc.
  • Microwave Guidelines (most classrooms):
    o Maximum of 30 second heat up
    o Not allowed: Easy Mac, popcorn, frozen dinners


  • If your child needs to take any medication while at school (over the counter or prescription), please contact
    Ms. Devon in the Front Office

Parent-Teacher Communication

  • Telephone messages/emails will be checked daily before and after school hours, not during teaching times.
  • Please make sure all teachers’ names/emails are included in all communication.
  • Teacher emails can be found on the CMCS website (under the Teams tab).


  • CMCS follows the guidelines of Pasco County Schools and Department of Health related to COVID-19 protocols.
  • CMCS also follows Pasco County School’s guidelines and closures related to severe weather and storms.


Consider a medical evaluation for:

  • Fever that last 3 or more days
  • Drainage from the ear
  • Cough that continues for several days
  • Repeated episodes of diarrhea or vomiting
  • Rash
  • Itchy eyes with clear or cloudy drainage
  • Sore throat, with or without fever
  • “Cold” symptoms that last more than one week​

*A child who has fever with a temperature greater than 100 degrees (orally), has been vomiting, or has diarrhea should stay home for 24 hours AFTER the symptoms are gone.

*Children of all ages need 8-10 hours of sleep at night and good nutrition including adequate fluids (milk, juice, water).