Dear CMC Family:
We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of a productive 2018-2019 school year. In order to provide the most innovative and unique education to our students, there are a few things to remind you of as we move closer to the beginning of the school year.
School will begin at 8:50am and classes will end at 2:50pm. Students who live within the North Clackamas School District boundary area will ride the bus from their boundary high schools. Contact your boundary high school (CHS, MHS, PHS) for specific bus stop locations and times. The buses from these schools will leave for Clackamas Middle College at 8:35am. At the end of the day, classes at Clackamas Middle College will end at 2:50pm, so that students can get back to their boundary high school in time to catch their bus home at 3:10pm. Students who reside outside of the North Clackamas School District boundary area will have to arrange their own transportation to Clackamas Middle College.
Students new to Clackamas Middle College will begin school on Tuesday, September 4th. On this day, we want to show new students the Clackamas Middle College Experience. This day will consist of an orientation to our school and programs. New students will receive their schedule on this day. Lunch will also be provided for all students. For all other students in our College Prep Program, school will begin on Wednesday, September 5th. Returning students will receive their schedule on this day. Students who are in our Pathways to College Program (PTC), or in our College Extended Options Program (CEO), will begin school with the college on Monday, September 24th. If, however, you are in these college programs, and are taking high school classes in our College Prep Program, you must check in with your counselor for class times during the week of September 5th, and they will give you your schedule. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
We really want your child to be happy and successful at Clackamas Middle College and believe that you play a key role. That role is to continually show interest in and support for your child. The child who knows that his or her family is interested in and supports the school program will almost always have fewer problems in school and will enjoy greater success.
Please share with your son’s/daughter’s teacher any information regarding his or her special needs that will help us better serve your family. We believe that communication among parents, students and teachers is critical in assuring student success.
Below is a reminder of some important information for your son/daughter to follow before he/she comes to school:
• There will be no registration night and no school supplies list. Students just need a binder with dividers, pens, pencils, college rule paper, spiral notebook, and a backpack.
• Please make sure all immunizations are turned in and up-to-date
• The first day of school for students new to Clackamas Middle College is Tuesday, September 4th.
• The first day of school for all other students in our College Prep Program is Wednesday, September 5th.
• All students in our College Prep Program will receive their schedules during the week of September 4th.
• The first day of school for students who are in our Pathways to College (PTC) Program (Harmony Campus) and in our CEO Program (CCC Main Campus) is Monday, September 24th. (Unless enrolled in high school classes in our College Prep Program)
We are really excited for this upcoming school year. Throughout the years, we have worked hard to provide the most unique and student-driven education in the state of Oregon. We know that this will be another exciting and successful year for CMC because of our students, staff, parents and community.
If you have any questions or concerns, please check out our website listed on this letter for information. We will update newsletters, calendar information, program information, contact information, teacher and classroom information along with reports on how your son or daughter is progressing on a monthly basis. Thank you for your time and we all look forward to meeting you and working with your son/daughter this school year.
Brian Sien, Ed.D.
Clackamas Middle College