Counseling

April 14, 2021


Dear parents and guardians:


Well, we have reached the fourth marking period of a very unique school year.  We in the counseling department here at CMS want to reach out and remind all parents that we are here to support you and your students as we round out the year.  Kids are encouraged and required to continue to try their hardest, attend all their classes, and work hard. Parents and guardians, please know that we are here for you as well, if you need to discuss any aspect of your child’s education or experience at Central.  


As we navigate the landscape of this most unusual year , we want you to know that we are in this together and are hopeful and optimistic about a more “normal” school year in September!


Sincerely, 


CMS Counseling team


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Greetings from

CMS School Counseling Department 

 


 

Hello Parents and Guardians!

Welcome  Back to Central Middle School!  We know this time has proven to be difficult and we just wanted to reach out to say hello and offer any help we can! Please know your child is in an amazing school with professionals who really care.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this ever changing experience! 


See below for some information on how to structure your child's day and other things about remote learning that may prove to be helpful.  We also included some helpful links at the end (please also refer to our "Virtual Learning Parent Resources" tab for additional information). We are so proud of how everyone has adjusted to this unusual situation.  This is an evolving situation and everyone has been doing a great job taking the changes as they come.


Theresa Mulroony - 8th Grade tmulroony@pthsd.net
Larry Hart - 7th Grade lhart@pthsd.net
Annie Sutherland - 6th Grade asutherland@pthsd.net

  


How can we be reached?


  • We are available via email and phone during school hours each day. Please feel free to contact us via email.  
  • Should you need a face to face meeting, we can always set something up on google meet.
  • If the safety of a student is in question outside of school hours (8am-2:46pm, M-F) and/or we can not be reached, please contact the police.

How can we help?

  • We are here to help make your child's journey through middle school as easy and positive as possible.  From helping your child figure out the best way to get his or her school work done to helping him/her through a hard day to ensuring he/she feels safe at school, we are here for you! See the link to the left regarding the role of a school counselor for additional information.
  • Please reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or issues as you normally would  and we will assist you and your child as best we can.
  • If your child needs any emotional assistance over this time, please do not hesitate to reach out 


Information on Remote Learning:


  • Please remind your children that they are expected to participate in the remote learning just as they are expected to participate when we are in the physical building
  • Each teacher will be taking attendance on their google meet or in their google classroom each day.  Be sure your child speaks up when the teacher is taking attendance! 
  • Get acquainted with your child's Google Classroom. Each class has a google classroom where assignments and information are posted daily. See the links below to help you wrap your head around these Google Classrooms
  • Please be aware that your child should be in an area as free of distractions as possible when on google meets.  We  know this can be difficult but you don't want anything going on that would be distracting to both your child and all the children on the google meet. 
  • Your child should structure his or her day just as the school day is structured.  If, for example, your child has Science during Period 1, he or she should log into the google classroom and/or the google meet for Science at 8:00 and see what is expected of them that day and work on it during that time. Here is the bell schedule:

    Homeroom – Early Dismissal

    8:00-8:03

    Period 1

    8:03-8:33

    Period 2

    8:34-9:04

    Period 3

    9:05-9:35

    Period 4

    9:36-10:06    6th grade lunch

    Period 5

    10:07-10:37  7th grade lunch

    Period 6

    10:38-11:08  8th grade lunch

    Period 7

    11:09-11:39

    Period 8

    11:40-12:10


  • Between classes, your children should take a break and stretch.  
  • If your child is home, be sure they have a snack at some point and take a FULL break away from the computer during "lunch". Not to mention drink water! 
  • If your child does not understand what is expected of him or her for an assignment, encourage your child to reach out to the teacher via email.
  • If you would like to keep track of your child's progress, log in to Genesis at the below link (note there is a Parent Access and a Student Access which are two different links)
  • Having trouble with Genesis?  See the links below. If you continue to have issues, please contact TSS: You can open a ticket by calling (862) 286-7069 or emailing support@pthsd.zendesk.com
  • Genesis Parent Access




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