School Portrait Day is Coming!!
*Order Form Attached
SchoolPix Inc. will be taking individual school pictures at Cockrill Middle School on:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Two ways to order portraits….
1. Attached you will find an order form, please print and fill out the order form and return with payment to the photographer on picture day.
2. To order online by credit card, please go to https://schoolpix.ephotohost.biz/ . When prompted, enter Cockrill Middle School's Code 1819-0040. A confirmation email will be sent confirming your order has been received. No further action is required.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call SchoolPix Inc.customer service at 972-334-9140 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: All orders are to be submitted to the photographer on picture day. All school portraits are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Does your MISD contact information include a gmail account?
If you use a gmail account as your email contact with MISD, it is possible that you are missing emails directed to you by MISD staff.
Gmail employs spam filters that allow most MISD emails to pass through without issue. Unfortunately, we have noted some situations where some MISD emails are going through, yet others are blocked.
To ensure that filters on your gmail account will accept all email correspondence from MISD, we recommend a slight adjustment to your gmail account settings. Instructions for adjusting your settings are available Here. Completing these steps will direct your gmail spam filter to accept all emails from MISD, not just some of them.
If you have questions in this regard, please contact Lauren Scott, CMS Media Resource Specialist, via email or by phone at 469.302.7937.
Thank you to our current and former parents who nominated Ann Ahlborn as a "favorite" teacher in McKinney ISD. Jennifer Potter with The Jennifer Potter Group held a contest that allowed parents and community members to nominate awesome teachers. Mrs. Potter recognized 2 teachers and Mrs. Ahlborn was a winner with over 500 votes! Mrs. Ahlborn received $200 to spend in her classroom as well a $200 donation in her name to the McKinney Education Foundation Grant Program. Mrs. Ahlborn has been part of the CMS family since the building opened and we agree with every lovely sentiment shared about her. Congratulations, Mrs. Ahlborn!!
2018-2019 School Year Information:
WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!
Hello from CMS! Thank you for a wonderful Meet the Teacher event. It was fun seeing all of our families back on campus. Our teachers have worked hard this week preparing classrooms, and we are ready to have our Cowboys back Monday.We are excited to kick off our Club CREED initiative this year. We have one favor to ask in preparation for the class. If each student could bring one additional composition book that will be used for the Club CREED curriculum, we would appreciate it very much. Students can bring the composition book any day during the first week of school and drop it off with the teacher. I'm sorry we couldn't anticipate this need before school supply lists were published. Thank you for your help!
See you all soon!
We are excited to launch a new initiative at CMS this year! Club CREED will be a course on every child's schedule. When you access your child's schedule, the teacher name may say "staff", but every child will have an assigned teacher before the first day of school.This course will give our students and staff a unique opportunity to practice team building, develop positive relationships, learn helfpul social skills, and promote our school's pillars of character development. These include:
Courage, Respect, Empathy, Excellence, and Determination.
Club CREED will meet at 8:45 every Monday morning or the first day of instruction each week. Classes will be assigned by grade level, so grade levels will not be mixed. The class will meet for 20 minutes and then students will move to first period and the day will proceed as usual. We will have a revised bell schedule on Club CREED days so class times remain balanced.
Club CREED will meet every day for the first two weeks of school to allow the class members to build connections.
Our teachers have been studying and developing a rich curriculum for this course all summer, and we can't wait to get started!
All 6th and 7th graders are assigned lockers on the first day of school and 6th grade students are taken in small groups during the day to practice. 8th graders can request a locker using this link. We assign those individually with the students. No worries or stress necessary!
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by all McKinney ISD schools and District Administration and staff. Historically, schools have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to hazards and threats. Each McKinney ISD classroom is furnished with the Standard Response Protocol poster that provides teachers with readily accessible response procedures and provides information during a crisis event. The attached handout explains Standard Response Protocol that is taught to students, faculty, and staff.
Standard Response Protocol Parent Handout
BUS TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS
For questions regarding bus transportation, please contact Durham Transportation directly at 972-542-8316. Or visit this site Durham Transportation Services.
LUNCH DELIVERY FOR STUDENTS
Due to a variety of safety concerns related to food allergies and campus safety and security, McKinney ISD will no longer allow students to utilize food delivery services at school. This includes services such as Uber Eats, Doordash and direct restaurant delivery. However, parents/guardians will still be permitted to drop food off for their children. This rule does not apply to deliveries organized by McKinney ISD faculty or a teacher serving as a sponsor of a student organization. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for students.
CMS Contacts: You can reference the contact information below for questions regarding specific programs or services.
Free and Reduced Meal Program
The online application system for the Free and Reduced Meal Program is now active. We would suggest this as the best option for anyone applying to the program, as it is usually much faster than the paper application (whereas the paper application can take up to 10 days). The online application is available at www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com.
Home Access Center or HAC is now available on your mobile device using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. McKinney ISD parents and students can use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, student grade information, and alerts and notifications.
After you download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, simply choose your school district name and state and log in with the student’s Home Access Center credentials.
If you do not have a Home Access Center account and password, please contact your child's enrolled campus for more information.
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The McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program protects the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.
Homelessness includes children and youth who are living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can’t afford housing, children and youth who are staying in a motel or hotel due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations, children and youth who are living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter. It also includes children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or many other similar settings.
Under the law, no student shall be stigmatized by school personnel due to homelessness.
Dr. Jack Cockrill Middle School
1351 N. Hardin Blvd.
McKinney, TX 75071
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