Distance Learning Survey (Week Four)

Thank you for your feedback on our first survey. We hope that you feel that we are listening and making the appropriate changes to better suit you and your family. We are asking for some more feedback as we end week four of distance learning. Thank you for your continued support during this time.

Deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, April 29th at noon.

Please click here to access the survey

CMS Adjusted Grading Plan

The middle school has made adjustments to our grading policy due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The significant disruption has forced the school and district to make some changes to how we will be reporting/calculation grades and averages for the 4th quarter and year end final grades. I will provide a brief explanation below. In addition, I am also providing a link to a simplified chart to help communicate the changes.

4th Quarter:

  • Teachers will assign and grade work for students for the duration of the 4th quarter. Student work will be graded in a traditional manner and recorded in Progress Book (percentage based). At the conclusion of the quarter, teachers will use the percentage that your child has earn to classify their 4th quarter grade into one of three categories.
    • O=Outstanding (Grade equivalent A/B)
    • S=Satisfactory (Grade equivalent C/D)
    • U=Unsatisfactory (Grade equivalent F)

Year End Final Grade:

  • The Year end final grade will be determined by averaging the first three quarter grades.

If your Child is taking Algebra or Geometry for high school credit the grade calculation is a bit different. Your child will have a choice of two options since high school credit is involved. Your child will simply inform the teacher of which option the prefer. What is shared below is consistent with the high school grading policy.

4th Quarter:

  • Option 1: Same as above
    • Teachers will assign and grade work for students for the duration of the 4th quarter. Student work will be graded in a traditional manner and recorded in Progress Book (percentage based). At the conclusion of the quarter, teachers will use the percentage that your child has earn to classify their 4th quarter grade into one of three categories.
      • O=Outstanding (Grade equivalent A/B)
      • S=Satisfactory (Grade equivalent C/D)
      • U=Unsatisfactory (Grade equivalent F)
  • Option 2:
    • Receive the percentage/letter grade earned

Year End Final Grade:

  • Option 1: Same as above
    • The year end final grade will be determined by averaging the first three quarter grades.
  • Option 2:
    • The year end final grade will be determined by averaging all four quarters grades.

If you prefer a visual representation of this information please click here.

Scheduling Information for 20/21

Attention current 6th and 7th grade students please see the message from Mrs. Esakov below regarding scheduling:

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Current 6th and 7th grade students, attached is a link to complete the Year-Long Essential Opt-Out form for next school year.  You will only fill this out IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR YEAR-LONG ESSENTIAL for next year.  DO NOT fill out this form if you want to take the same class (band, choir, study hall) you had this year.

Example 1: You took band this year, but want to take choir, you will fill this out.

Example 2: You took choir this year, and want to take choir next year, you will NOT fill this out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2CUd7CFuNNDPGxqpZl8CovoMh97_qVeY-T0GQ49QSdfkShw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please email Mrs. Esakov me if you have any questions (kelli.esakov@cloverleaflocal.org). 

Deadline to submit this google form is Friday, May 1st.  

Teachers use 3D printer to equip hospitals with small piece of security | Medina Gazette

After hearing a story anecdotally and reading an article about the public solving the issue by making homemade ear guards for hospital workers — Cloverleaf Middle School eighth grade science teacher Monica Borsani jumped into action last week.
— Read on medina-gazette.com/news/210238/teachers-use-3d-printer-to-equip-hospitals-with-small-piece-of-security/

CMS Staff Supporting Healthcare Professionals

Recently, some CMS staff members (Monica Borsani and Josh Boggs) used 3-D printers to make and donate ear guards for area health providers. Making the ear guards was their way to support and thank the individuals on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.

The ear guards have been donated to Akron City Hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital, and CVS Pharmacy. Click here to see the letter that was sent along with the ear guards to Akron City Hospital.

At the time of this post, 150 ear guards have been donated. Miss Borsani and Mr. Boggs are planning to make up to 200 more to distribute.