Expressed Concern Policy

There are times when parents need to express concerns or questions to the school regarding a variety of topics. As mentioned before, CMCS strongly believes that parents should contact the individual(s) most appropriate to address their area of concern/question.

For the most part, all communication should start with the teachers. If you have concerns/questions about your individual student, their grades, their work in class, etc., you need to contact your child’s teachers first. If the issue is not clarified, you would then contact the Principal and/or Assistant Principal. Contacting the CMCS Board of Directors would be the last step if your concern/question has not been satisfactorily addressed by the teachers or CMCS Administration. Please see the CMCS website for a complete list of contact information for our staff. We have provided a link on the CMCS website under Parent Links from the Pasco County School’s District website concerning any ethical violations.

If you have specific questions regarding the Human Growth and Development course, you would need to contact the school nurse assigned to CMCS. The front office can provide contact information.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Countryside Montessori Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status information in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring and employment practices.

​Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

Michael Picone
813-996-0991
5852 Ehren Cut-Off
Land O Lakes, FL 34639

Respect and Civility Policy

CMCS believes that a safe, secure, nurturing and civil environment is essential to accomplishing its mission to create a community which works together so all students will reach their highest potential.

This policy promotes mutual respect, civility and orderly conduct among all school employees, students, parents and the general public. The policy is not intended to deprive any person of his or her right to freedom of expression. Rather, it is intended to maintain, to the extent that is possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free workplace for students, families, and staff, that is free of disruptive, demeaning, intimidating, threatening or aggressive behaviors.

1. School staff will treat students, parents, fellow staff members and members of the public with respect and will expect the same in return.

2. School staff will not conduct business with those who use obscenities or otherwise speak in a demanding, loud, insulting or threatening manner.

3. Volatile, hostile or aggressive actions and words will not be tolerated, and individuals who engage in these activities may face penalties up to, and including, criminal prosecution.