School will begin at 9:15 and end at 4:15PM
Absences for Educational Opportunities or Religious Obligations
Please submit this form to receive this consideration for your student's absence.
education opportunity and religious absence forms.pdf
Before and After School
Parents may drop their students off no earlier than 8:45AM and may pick them up no later than 4:45PM. For a fee, there will be a BSEP and ASEP program (Before School Enrichment Program/After School Enrichment program) available for students who will need supervision as early as 6:45AM and as late as 6:00PM. Please contact Mr. King
for further information.
Any person who is not an employee at Randolph Middle School is a visitor. All visitors must sign in at the main office, check-in with the front office secretary, and obtain an ID badge before visiting the hallways. Any person who wishes to volunteer with the school must contact Ms.Simpson
. Parents or family members interested in volunteering should also visit Volunteers and Partners
. This page will allow you to complete an application so that the appropriate background checks are completed.
Students will not be called out of class after 3:00PM. Their names will be added to the car rider list and they will only be called during final dismissal at 4:15PM. If your child has a scheduled appointment during the school day, please send a note stating the time you would like to have him or her to meet you in the main office. Your child should show their teacher, for that block, the note and then proceed to the office at that appointed time. If students do not have a note, they will not be called until there is a class change (refer to the Time Schedule).
Verification for address changes should be given to our registrar, Ms. Warwick. Please click here to see the CMS Requirements for Enrollment. Please carefully look over page 2 of the document. Please remember that your child’s bus transportation will not be changed until you have provided proof of residency with Ms. Warwick. So, the sooner you are able to change your address with our registrar the faster your child’s new bus stop will be created and ready to use.
Riding the school bus is a privilege. Students will need a completed and signed CMS Attestation Form
before they will be allowed to board the bus each morning. It is important that students stay seated and quiet on the bus once they have boarded in order to ensure the safety of all students. REPEATED bus violations will result in the revocation of bus transportation to and/or from school. Mr. McNeely is our Dean of Students and takes every bus violation seriously as each violation endangers the life of every student on that bus. As we have done in the past two years, school personnel will not sign or give permission for students to ride any bus to which they are not assigned. Students must get on the bus at the stop to which they are assigned and get off the bus at the stop to which they are assigned.
Our cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. Students may pay by cash/check or parents may pay online by going to www.paypams.com.
Paypams allows you to see your child’s balance and check their purchases on a daily basis. Students’ accounts must be current in the cafeteria in order to participate in extra-curricular activities and field trips. The Child Nutrition Department does offer the Free/Reduced Lunch program for families who need financial assistance. Forms may be obtained in the student services office. After you have mailed your information to Child Nutrition, all further information is confidential and must be obtained through that Child Nutrition Department. CMS offers universally free breakfast and lunch is $2.25. Lunch items may be purchased a la carte.
Cell Phones and Electronics
A personal technology device (PTD) is a portable Internet-accessing device that is not the property of the district such as a laptop computer, tablet, Smart phone, cell phone, etc. A student may possess and use a PTD on school property at after-school activities and at school-related functions, provided that during school hours and on a school bus the PTD remains off and put away (including ear buds/headphones) unless used for educational purposes with the teacher’s permission. Possession of a PTD by a student is a privilege, which may be revoked for violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Violations may result in the confiscation of the PTD (to be returned only to a parent) and/or other disciplinary actions. The district is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to PTDs or other electronic devices brought onto CMS property. Students permitted to use PTDs during the school day must follow all rules set forth in Policy IJNDB, Regulation IJNDB-R and sign the Student Internet Use Agreement.
- Clothing must completely cover all undergarments, cleavage, midsection and sides of the body.
- Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at the natural waist line and be securely fastened. Skirts, shorts, and dresses should be reasonable in length, using fist length as a rule of thumb.(Fist length: The place on the thigh where an individual’s fist comes to a rest when standing with arms relaxed by their side.)
- Leggings must not be sheer or see-through and are permitted if worn with a top that extends below the bottom.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- No abusive, suggestive or profane language, symbols of illegal drugs, or any other words, symbols or slogans on clothing or jewelry that disrupt the learning environment.
- Athletic uniforms worn to school must conform to dress code.
- Holes in pants can be no higher than four inches above the knee. Holes in shirts cannot show cleavage, skin on the midsection/sides or undergarments.
- Pajama pants, bedroom slippers, “Scrubs”, or other lounge wear is not permitted.
- No hats of any kind, “doo” rags, sweatbands, bandanas or headgear such as sunglasses are to be worn inside the building. Wearable technology is only acceptable with teacher permission in that classroom. Headgear worn for religious reasons is permitted.
- Halters, strapless shirts, tank tops and spaghetti straps are not permitted
ELA and Mathematics Information
NCDPI has published "English Language Arts and Mathematics in North Carolina Public Schools: An Overview for Parents." This publication outlines the new standards in the state’s public schools. It delineates for parents what their children should know and be able to do at various grade levels. The overview provides examples of standards at every grade level, K-12.
IB Entrance and Continuation Requirements
Students entering middle or high school must be promoted at the end of the school year in which the application is made. Students entering grades 6-9 must score at or above grade level (level III, IV, or V) in Reading. In order to remain in the program, all IB MYP students must pass all core subjects, HPE, and their Language Acquisition (Foreign Language) courses.
Service as Action
Students are encouraged to make connections between their intellectual and social growth thereby refining their affective, creative, and ethical as well as cognitive development. This is achieved through a process of discovery of self and community, and reflections inside as well as outside the classroom. For information regarding the Service as Action program, access to the student Reflection Form, and Service Opportunities please visit the Service as Action website at https://sites.google.com/cms.k12.nc.us/rmsserviceasaction
Service As Action Requirements
§ Minimum of 2 Activities
§ Minimum of 3 Learning Outcomes
§ Minimum of 2 Activities
§ Minimum of 4 Learning Outcomes
§ Minimum of 3 Activities
§ Including the 8th Grade Community Project
§ Minimum of 5 Learning Outcomes
The Community Project is an ongoing assignment, which utilizes both the Service Learning guidelines and Design Cycle as set forth by the IBO, throughout the school year. Students will work in teams of 3-5 students as well as be assigned a Randolph staff member to support in the completion of the project. (This support personnel will be referred to as a Supervisor throughout the Student Handbook). The staff member will act as a point person for the project by providing specific feedback and supporting students in communicating with outside organizations. As student teams design their action plan in order to make a positive impact, required documentation will be submitted to their assigned Supervisor. Following designing an action plan, the student team will complete their plan and present during the Community Project Fair at the conclusion on the Community Project.
- Anthony Davis (8th Grade Only) – students are selected based on character, community and service, and athletics.
- Highest Average
- Most Improved
- Best Character
- Citizenship Award
- Top Citizenship (8th Grade Only)
Traffic Flow Patterns
Below you will see a diagram of the suggested traffic flow for Randolph Middle School. As you can see in this diagram, the idea is to keep the bus and car pools separated, both for safety and to help minimize congestion. I've requested that all buses enter the bus lot from the North end of Water Oak Rd, (Hartness Ave side) and exit turning onto Judith Ct. I have further requested that the car riders enter from the South direction (N.Sharon-Amity Rd) and then exit South, again, towards N. Sharon-Amity Rd. If adhered to, the car pool line can be cleared in an safe, orderly and continuous flow, once dismissal begins.
For continued safety, please keep the following in mind: the school entrance drive and Water Oak Road are both 2-way roadways. Failure to remain right of the center of the roadway would be a risky and unsafe movement. Please be mindful of the students, teachers and staff as you enter the school and the surrounding area.
My sincerest appreciation for your patience and assistance with the traffic patterns that have been implemented. There will be heavy traffic during the first several days of school, especially. Please plan accordingly.
Randolph Middle School SRO