Country Montessori School
December 3, 2021
“The child is both a hope and promise for mankind.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
- December 10 – Silly String CMS Teachers & Ms. Corrales!
- December 16 – Child Care to Close at 5:30pm
- December 17 – Pajama Day and Half Day For All Students – 12:30pm
- December 17 – No Child Care available PM
- December 20 – 31 No school
- December 20, 21 ,22 ,28 & 29 Child Care May be Available – Sign up!
- January 3 – Return to School
We are excited to announce that this years’ Walk-a-thon raised over $29,000! All funds go directly into CMS! We are adding 2 more permanent canopies in the Elementary & Child Care playground and enhancing some of our outdoor classroom spaces. We are very thankful for all of our amazing students, wonderful families and our sponsors for making this fundraiser a huge success!
A special thank you to Susan Kolle, our Development Coordinator who did an amazing job coordinating and planning this event, a record high participation and fundraising goal exceeded. Thank you to our beloved PE teacher, Tracy Rendon for creating the course and leading the students, thorough and well done.
Today we recognized each student with an ice cream party in their classroom. We provided individual ice cream cups, with the choice of sprinkles. Our dairy alternative students were offered popsicles.
On Friday, 12/10, we will recognize the student who was our top fundraiser by letting them silly string Ms. Corrales, and all the top earners of each class will be able to silly string each of their respective teachers. Don’t worry about missing this event, we will take a lot of photos and post on social media!
Our first Pajama Day of the school year is on Friday, December 17th! Please have your student join in on the fun and send them to school wearing their favorite jammies! Our teachers and staff will be in their PJ’s too! The 17th is also a half day.
Half Day-Friday, December 17th
All classes are half day and dismissal for everyone is at 12:00 PM. Elementary students will dismiss curb side and all EC classes will be dismissed in the parking lot.
Winter Break Child Care – Sign up!
Winter Break is coming up quickly! We have several days that may be available for child care on campus. However, we need to have a minimum number of students for each day. Please let us know if your child(ren) will be attending No later than Friday December 10th at noon. We will let you know at the end of school, 12/10 which days are available.
Monday – 12/20
Tuesday – 12/21
Wednesday – 12/22
Tuesday – 12/28
Wednesday – 12/29
PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY – If we have met the minimum requirement, I will let you know earlier than 12/10!!
If you would like to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please sign up early. Due to scheduling & staffing, we are unable to offer drop-ins or last minute requests. Thank you for your understanding.
School COVID Policies/Mandates
We want to thank all of our families, staff and students for working together as a team since the pandemic began in 2020. Our top priority was and continues to be keeping everyone healthy and safe and we acknowledge the emotional aspects that come with mandated policies and procedures. This has been a challenging time for parents and the school.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 vaccination is now available to children between the ages of 5 and 11. What we know at this time regarding the CALIFORNIA STATE MANDATE is although vaccine availability for children 5 to 11 moves us one step closer to California’s plan to mandate vaccines for all school-aged children, the state’s new regulation will not apply until vaccines for juveniles, ages 12-17, and children, ages 5-11, are fully authorized by the FDA.
We have not been given all the specific details regarding the vaccination mandate from the California Department of Public Health, the San Diego County Offices of Education, the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools or any other government agency yet as to when or how this is going to be rolled out. What we do know is that it will affect all public, private and charter schools similar to other mandates and that July 1 is the earliest the mandate is expected to begin.
CMS’ will continue to provide a school environment that makes every effort to keep its students and staff safe and healthy. Once we are given the exact details of the vaccine mandate we will be in communication with our CMS community. We appreciate your support, patience and understanding.
After School Classes
To register, you can bring a check or Venmo the payment to the specific teacher listed on the flyer. Please turn in the form to the teacher/office via email or at school during pick up & drop off. Thank you!
Early Childhood Classes (ages 3-6):
Arrival and Picking Up Parking Lot Procedures
- Please turn right only out of the parking lot
- Please do not reverse your car in the parking lot or curb unless you are motioned to by a staff member
- If you have an elementary student and arrive after 8:30 please drive through the parking lot and an EC teacher will get your student out of your car
Attendance and Tardiness
It is important for your student to be on time each day for school. Daily attendance is taken each morning and recorded. All students should be in class by 8:30 with the exception for early childhood students who are given until 8:40, this does not apply to elementary students. Absences and tardies will be reflected on the students report card and we discourage excessive tardiness and absences.
Late Arrival Procedures
If your student is late to school you need to park and accompany them and wait outside the office in the enclosed area. Administration will take all tardy students to class at 9:00 AM. Please make every effort to have your student to school on time.
Morning child care is offered every morning at 7:30AM and after school child care is from 2:45-6:00 PM. Please let Susan know at Susank@countrymontessori.org
New CMS Families – Setting up your Renweb Parent Portal
Be sure to set up your FACTSMgt (RenWeb) Parent Portal account
- Visit https://factsmgt.com
- Click Parent Log in
- Select FACTS Family Portal
- The Family Portal Login Page comes up. – You will click Create New Family Portal Account
- Country Montessori School District Code: CO-CA
- Type your email address and click Create Account
An email will be sent to you with a link Click to change password. This link is only valid for 15 minutes
The browser displays your Name and RenWeb ID
- Type a User Name, Password and Confirm the password
- Click Save Password
A message at the top of the browser, “User Name/Password successfully updated You can now log into ParentsWeb using your new Username and Password
Country Montessori School App
If you have not done so please be sure to download the Country Montessori School App. You can look up the app in the App Store or Google Play Store on your device. Simply search for Country Montessori School or use the following link https://a3a.me/
You can use the Country Montessori School App to:
- Complete your daily sign-in for morning arrivals
- Daily sign out (for Early Childhood students)
- View / Pay child care
- Access Family Directory
- Link to CMS Facebook / Instagram
- Access Admin Corner Newsletters
- View Report Cards (once released)
- Process Re-enrollment
- Additional FACTS (RenWeb) Parent Portal features
- Register for your Walk-A-Thon individual student page
School Health & Safety
Country Montessori School is committed to continuing to provide a healthy and safe environment for all our students, their families, our staff and the community. We will continue to follow the California Department of Public Health, the San Diego County Office of Education, community care licensing and CDC recommended safety measures.
- Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all students and staff before drop-off. Any student with a temperature exceeding 100 degrees will not be allowed to attend school that day.
- Any student or staff member who have any of the symptoms listed on the Decision Tree will be asked to follow the protocol
- Visitors on campus are limited and must be allowed in by administration
- CMS will follow enhanced sanitation practices and practice frequent handwashing
- Handless sanitizer stations will be in all buildings
- Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day
- Daily cleaning and enhanced sanitation will occur at the end of each day with a focus on disinfecting all “high touch” areas
- Lunch areas for all students will be set up to allow for social distancing
- CMS staff will wear face mask throughout the day
- All students are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors.
- Outdoor space will be utilized as much as possible
- Water fountains will be taped off
- All outdoor playground toys / equipment used will be sanitized regularly
- Parents will sign in using a no touch sign in with a QR code they will scan with their smartphone camera app.
- Parents who are dropping off must also wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth
- Parents will be asked to fill out a daily self-disclosure form
Daily Self-Declaration by Families
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our entire community families and staff will need to fill out a daily self-declaration prior to entering the campus.
The CMS Family