News from the CHMS PTO

Watch Your Email To Review Your Directory Information

The CHMS PTO directory is coming soon. Please be on the lookout for an email to review and confirm your family’s personal contact information via Membership Toolkit.  Keeping students connected this year is more vital than ever, so be sure to follow the prompts in the email and verify your information to be included in the directory.

If you are a returning Membership Toolkit user, you will be prompted to log in and verify/update your family information.

If you are new to Membership Toolkit, you will be prompted to create an account before you can verify/update your information.

Thank you for your help making sure the CHMS 2020 – 2021 directory is as accurate and helpful as possible.

Curriculum Night September 24

Dr. Brown and the entire D181 middle school team have truly reinvented Curriculum Night for this year like no other. Look for an email with more details on Monday and please do hold Thursday, September 24 from 6:00 – 8 :00 p.m. open. Curriculum Night 2020 is a don’t miss event.

Fall MAP Testing

MAP testing dates for CHMS in-person learners are September 25, 28, 29 and 30. Both hybrid and remote learners will follow the same adjusted bell schedule on those four dates. Staying on the same schedule means teachers who teach both hybrid and remote can do so on these days. Find the bell schedule HERE. Remote learning students will take the test on September 25 and 26. You should have received an invitation to schedule your student(s). Please remember to set up a time.

Physicals and Immunizations Are Due

Sixth graders and students who are new to Illinois schools are required to have a physical with immunization updates completed within the year prior to the first day of school. As we are two weeks into the school year, those forms should be turned in and on file.

These requirements have not changed due to the recent pandemic and students who have not met these standard health requirements will be excluded beginning October 15.

Parents can drop off the forms in person at CHMS, mail them to the school or email them to the school nurse, Mary Youngman

D181 Reopening Website

In order to create a home for for the latest information on the reopening of our schools in the 2020 – 2021, D181 has created a dedicated page with helpful updates and links. You’ll find the most recent version of the FAQs, helpful videos, and a positive cases tracker. Find it HERE.

Smaller Masks Available

Has your child mentioned that their mask is too big? Is it slipping off, moving around or falling down to expose the nose? The district has purchased smaller-sized child masks to help solve these problems. They are available in the office.

D181 Remote Learning Website Coming Soon

The district is working on a website with resources for our remote learning families. Look for more information coming soon.

D86 PTO Presents: Understanding Anxiety Related to Remote and Hybrid Learning During COVID-19

In the second session of the three-part series, D86 PTO presents Understanding Anxiety Related to Remote and Hybrid Learning During COVID-19 with speakers Stacy Gronek, LCPC, Madison Hewitt, LCSW and Dr. Maha Zayed on Wednesday, September 23 from 7:00  – 8:30 p.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of anxiety and how it may manifest in teens amidst COVID given the impact on their social and academic environments. The differences between normal anxiety and clinically relevant anxiety will be highlighted and parents will learn strategies for helping their children adapt to change and tolerate uncertainty. No need to register. Join the Google Meet HERE.


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