Clear Creek Amana Middle School

"Home of the Clippers"

The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible, community members by providing an environment that inspires quality life-long learning.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Update, Week of August 23, 2010


I hope everyone has had a great week! It's nice to get a full week of school under our belts. I wanted to take a few minutes to update everyone on some things that I have had several questions about.

The School Day
Each day at 8:15 AM the first bell rings in our school. This bell represents the start of homeroom for our students. However, students that are eating breakfast, or need to eat breakfast, are allowed to do so. All students that are not eating breakfast are directed to their homeroom class, which is their first period class. At 8:30 AM the school day officially begins. School is dismissed at 3:17 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday school is dismissed at 1:17.

Advisory Time
Each Wednesday morning our students start the day by going to their advisory teacher. The advisory period lasts from 8:30 AM until 9:00 AM. Last week you should of received a letter about who your child's advisory teacher is.

Drop Off or Pick Up of Students
When a student is dropped off or picked up from school (before or after school hours) they should exit or enter the building at the main door (east side of school).

Students that are dropped off or picked up during school hours (between the hours of 8:30 AM and 1:17 PM (Wednesday) 3:17 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) need to be brought into the building through the east door by a parent/guardian. When doing this the parent/guardian must sign the student in or out. Please note that when entering the building during school hours you will have to ring a door bell in order to gain entry to the building.

Cell Phones, Computers, Devices that Play Music, and Other Electronic Devices that I Can't Work!
Can we bring cell phones to school? Can we bring our own computer to school? Is it ok if I bring my iPOD to school? These are questions that I have received many times... The simple answer is yes! But we do have some restrictions.

Phones- In this day and age cell phones are part of most everyone's daily life. We want to teach our students to use phones at appropriate times. We ask kids to turn phones off when they school starts and power up when school ends. Sometimes we ask students to use phones during the school day to contact parents. Overall this normally works pretty well.

Computers- Right now we do have a few kids with their own laptops and net books at school. However, until we totally figure out our wireless internet issues I would ask that computers from home are not brought to school.

Other Electronic Devices- We allow music devices, Itouches, etc. However all of these devices are the responsibility of the student. The student will have to make sure the devices are used at appropriate times and are secure.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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