All students are required to have a Crestdale Middle School agenda throughout the school year. This will help students with organization during the year, and allow for communication between school and home. All students will receive an agenda as part of their mandatory student fee. We encourage parents to monitor this tool daily to assist with homework completion and assessment preparation. Student agendas also contain Crestdale expectations and policies. Please refer to the beginning pages of this important tool and review them with your child so that Crestdale to help ensure a successful school year. Click on this 2018-2019 Crestdale Student Handbook link for this information as well.
Click for the 2018-2019 Daily Bell Schedule. This schedule will change on the first five days of school, early release days, MAP testing days, and several other days throughout the year when special events occur.
Students have the opportunity to join Crestdale Middle clubs. These clubs provide students with extracurricular experiences and develop leadership skills. Clubs are student-focused and led by a faculty advisor, who mentor and guide student participants. Clubs take place during a designated time, either before or after school (refer to link). Many of our students and faculty extend their interest and commitment to their Club or Activity beyond the boundaries of our schedule and campus.
Communication is very important at Crestdale Middle School. We want to make sure you are aware of what is taking place at the school and, more importantly, hope that you take the opportunity to be involved in everything possible. To ensure you are well informed, please register for your child's grade level list serv by clicking o the "Grade Level Email Registration" page to the left. Also, complete the Back to School packet during the first week of school so your information can be entered into our ConnectEd phone and email messaging system. Finally, do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers for any questions or concerns that you have regarding their classes, or our school's principal, Ms. Schroeder, about any questions, suggestions or concerns that you have throughout the year.
The Crestdale Campus Crime Stoppers is a unique program that encourages students to get involved to keep their school safe. This program is a joint effort between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers, Inc., the Matthews Police Department, Crestdale Middle School, and the community of Matthews to decrease the threat of violence, illegal drugs, weapons, and other dangerous activity from the school campus. All students are encouraged to report any activity to our school's Resource Officer, or any staff member.
EARLY RELEASE DAYS
Each your, CMS includes four Early Release Days into the school calendar. On these days, students will be released at 1pm to allow for vital staff development opportunities. These dates for the 2018-2019 school year are, September 12th, December 5th, January 9th, and March 13th.
ITEMS FORGOTTEN AT HOME
If a forgotten item is brought in from home for a student, it may be dropped off at a table located in front of the Main Office. The item should be labeled clearly with your child's name. Students will only be called to pick up items at the end of the day. If your child forgot something (i.e. lunch, homework, PE uniform) please remind them to check the front desk on their way to lunch.
Parental involvement is critical to a child’s education. That’s why CMS has provided a user-friendly Web application to help parents and families become more involved in education. Parents are able to check their child’s homework assignments, attendance reports and grades from any computer, any time. Parents will be able to set up their own accounts with access information provided by the school. Students may also set up their own account to view their grades. Account access letters are sent home at the start or every school year and are available upon request. Use the links below to learn more and to access this Portal:
Quick Reference Sheet
How to add a student to a Powerschool Account
Instructional Video: Overview of Powerschool
Instructional Video: Setting Up your Powerschool Account
Parent Portal How To Guide
Our school hours at Crestdale Middle school are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Students may arrive on campus at 8:30am, but not sooner without an appointment for tutoring with a teacher. First block begins promptly at 9:00am, and students who are not in class at that time will be marked tardy. It is very important that our students arrive to school on time each day so that instructional time is not missed.
Complete required student forms for the 2018-2019 school year and bring them with you to Open House. Click on the following link to print them out, and complete them as required, 2018-2019 Student Forms. If you have any questions, we will be able to answer them at Open House.
Each of our teachers offers tutoring weekly either before or after school. The 2018-2019 Tutorial Schedule displays each teacher's time and day of the week that it is offered. This is a great tool for your child to use to get the individual help that they need from their teacher when they are having difficulty in class. If your child is attending a morning tutoring session, please ensure that they have a pass in their agenda so they are allowed into the building prior to 8:30am. All tutoring is offered in the individual teacher's classroom.
We have many volunteer opportunities here at Crestdale! Please visit our PTO website for specific areas. It is important to know that all CMS volunteers must be registered through the district's website. Click here to get started!