Admin Corner October 6, 2021

Country Montessori School

Admin Corner

October 6, 2021

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Upcoming Dates/Events:

  • Halloween Event-October 30
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences–November 4 and 5 – No school. Child care will be available (Sign up information will be emailed)
  • Walk-A-Thon – November 10th

Halloween Event

We hope that you can all attend the Halloween Drive Through on Saturday, October 30.  Early Childhood classes drive through will be 3:00-3:30 and Elementary will be 3:30-4:00.  We look forward to seeing everyone in their costumes and waving to all our students while passing out goodie bags.  Look for more information coming soon from our Spirit Coordinator, Nadia Salas,  

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our Fall parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5.  This is a special time for parents to connect with their student’s teachers.  These conferences will be held virtually via Zoom.  You will receive your digital copy of your student’s report card on Wednesday, November 3rd.  

The week of October 18th conference sign ups for the date and time will be sent out to all families from  There will be deadlines to sign up and once the teachers have been given their class sign up sheet they will email you a Zoom invite.  

Parent/Teacher Conference – Child Care Sign-Up

Sign up’s for child care on conference days, November 4 and 5 will be emailed.  Half-day (pick up by 1230pm – $30) or full-day (over 5 hours – $50). Child care is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.  In keeping with our COVID-19 policies and procedures, arrival times remain the same during downtime with 7:30-8:40 being the window for drop off.  Due to scheduling and staffing – drop in’s are not allowed.  

CMS Walk-A-Thon

We are excited to hold our annual Walk-a-thon on November 10th! Watch your inbox for more information in the next few weeks to get started on your individual student donation page.

Pre-Ordered Lunches

We are very excited for our partnership with Ki’s School Lunches for those families who would like to pre-purchase lunches for their child(ren).  As of right now, Tuesday & Friday are the only days available for lunches. We are hoping to add more days in the future.

Please read the letter from Ki’s School Lunches, which will be very helpful in learning about who they are, and most importantly, how to set up an account. You will see all the exciting lunches you can pre-order for your child(ren). There is a lot of flexibility on what you can order (i.e Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Diary Free) and how/when you can pre-order lunches.

**Please do not add juices/smoothies or desserts to your orders since these items are not allowed on CMS Campus.

Ki’s Website:


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):

Art for Kids

Science Class for Kids


Elementary Classes:

Rescue Rangers

Earth Nerds! Garden Club


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.

Child Care

Morning child care is offered every morning at 7:30 and after school child care is from 2:45-6:00 PM.  Please let Susan know at if you will be requiring it for your child.  If you are interested in our unlimited child care please contact Jose at   Please wait outside the front gate with your child when dropping off for child care and a teacher will greet you at the gate.  Follow the same procedure when picking up your child from afternoon child care.  We are requiring all adults vaccinated or not to please remember to wear your mask while on the CMS campus.  Thank you for your cooperation.  


For visitor parking please use the spots in front of the school.  The parking spots located by the dumpster are employee parking and certain staff arrive at different times of the day.

New CMS Families – Setting up your Renweb Parent Portal

Be sure to set up your FACTSMgt (RenWeb) Parent Portal account

  • Visit
  • 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

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

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