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    We hope you will visit this site often to keep informed about what is going on in our school.  Check out Principal Eiben's messages on the Announcements tab.

    If you are looking for additional information, please do not hesitate to send a message: email the webmaster or call the school (727) 724-1442. 

     

Principal Eiben's Announcements

  • CMS Update 07-23-2020

    Hello again Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal.  I forgot to mention in yesterday's message that this coming year students will not be using lockers at Pinellas County Schools in order to enhance social distancing.  With that being said, students will be allowed to carry backpacks to all classes in order to help with carrying their materials.  Thus, I have updated our student supply list.  Thank you to the awesome parent who reached out to me with this question!

    Also, I am excited to announce that Pinellas County Schools is starting a program called PCS connects.  This program will allocate a laptop computer to all PCS students in grades 4 through 9.  We are hopeful that the new computers will arrive in mid to late September.  At that time we will begin checking the computers out to our students.  

    I thank all of our families for your support.  Please keep the questions coming and don't for get to make your learning option choice by Monday, July 27th at 5PM.  Thank you and take care!

     

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    Pre-school updates 07-22-2020

    Hello Carwise Middle School families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal.  I hope this message finds everyone healthy, happy, and enjoying your summer.  I am reaching out with multiple updates for the upcoming school year.

    First, Dr. Grego, our Superintendent, has released information regarding the re-opening of Pinellas County Schools for this coming school year.  Please visit www.pcsb.org/reopening to review the re-opening plan and procedures (I have also attached a copy of the plan at the end of the accompanying email).  Additionally, Dr. Grego has recommended that the start date for school be pushed back to Monday, August 24th.  We are waiting on the school board to approve this recommendation.  If approved, this would push the end date for school to Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 

    Also, for this coming school year, there will be three learning options:  Traditional, MyPCS Online, and Pinellas Virtual School.  Please visit www.pcsb.org/domain/11691 to read more about each learning option.  At the bottom of that webpage is a button to click in order to make your learning option choice.  This will lead you to the Student Reservation System (SRS).  The direct link to SRS is reservation.pcsb.org/Login.aspx.  To utilize the SRS you will need a PCS Parent Username and Password.  If you do not already have a Parent Username and Password, please contact Carwise Middle and speak to our Data Management Technician at 727-724-1442 ext. 2105 or email at giacconed@pcsb.org .

    The selection period ends on Monday, July 27th at 5PM.  If you have questions about what learning option would be best for your child, please give us a call so we can help answer your questions.  Please be sure to make your selection ASAP.  Thank you!

    Attention parents of students starting 7th grade, please be sure that we have their updated shot records.  Seventh grade students are required to have their Tdap vaccine prior to the start of school or valid documented exemption.  Otherwise, they will be excluded from classes as per Florida Statue.  This includes ALL Pinellas County Schools students, regardless of the learning option that you choose.  Please drop off your shot record to the front office Monday through Thursday.  Thank you!

    For our incoming 6th graders, unfortunately we will not be able to offer Shark Camp this summer.  However, we are working on plans for setting up a virtual school tour that will be uploaded to our website.  Additionally, we are working on plans for 6th grade small group tours prior to the start of school.  Lastly, we are working on having a 6th grade Virtual Open House “Shark Night” through Microsoft Teams.  More information will be sent as we get the details finalized.  Stay tuned!

    To help prepare your student for the school year, I have attached a supply list link to the end of the accompanying email.  Please know that this is just a general supply list.  Teachers may require additional items.  However, this should get you started and on the right path.  Please reach out to me if you need help with school supplies.

    To close, I hope each of you have had an enjoyable summer while spending time with your family.  If you have any questions regarding the school re-opening plan or learning options, please do not hesitate to email or call the school.  We are here to help.  Thank you so much and take care.

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    8th grade drive-through parade 5-29-20

    Hello 8th grade parents.  This is just a reminder that we will be hosting an 8th grade drive-through parade on Monday, June 1st from 5PM to 6PM at Carwise Middle School.  Please read the attached flyer (link below) with all of the important instructions.  We hope to see you there!!

    Thank you and take care!!!

    8th Grade Drive-Through Parade.docx 

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    8th grade announcements - 5-27-20

    Hello 8th grade Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some exciting information. 

    First, this Friday teachers will post a link to our 8th grade end of the year celebration and awards presentation.  This video is a fantastic celebration and an amazing production.  I know it is not our typical end to the school year; however, I hope everyone enjoys this very nice video.  Also, I want to thank all of our 8th graders for finishing strong this school year.  It has been very nice seeing so many of you during item pick-up at school this week.

    Second, we will be hosting a drive-through 8th grade parade to celebrate our awesome 8th graders as they “swim off” to high school.  This fun event will occur on Monday, June 1st from 5 to 6PM at Carwise Middle.  Come on out and drive through so teachers and staff can cheer you on as you roll though the car loop.  Check-out the attached parade flyer using the link in the accompanying email.

    Thanks again awesome 8th grade families.  I hope to see everyone Monday evening.  Take care!

     

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    Weekend Update 05-24-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone is healthy, happy, and enjoying their Memorial Day Weekend. 

    This coming week is the last week of the school year!  This week will be used for enrichment activities as well as a time for students to make-up missing assignments.  Please take this time to submit all work to get your grades up before the marking period ends.  As we near the end of the year, don’t forget to register for Summer Bridge (see the attached flyer on the accompanying email).  Summer Bridge is a great enrichment opportunity to help prevent the “summer slide.”

    Also, this coming week we will have our student locker content pick-up process.  This process will occur Tuesday through Friday.  Our amazing plant operations team has already cleared out all lockers and bagged/tagged all items.  Please print and read the attached Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures carefully.  This process will allow for drop off of school items and pick-up of student items, including yearbooks that were purchased.  If you borrowed a school computer, please keep them for now, unless you are moving out of the area.  Also, attached is the Vehicle Name Sign document.  Please print this sign and place in your car during the drop-off/pick-up process.  We kindly ask that you follow the scheduled times on the attached procedures.  This will help us avoid super long lines.  Thank you!

    Overdue library book notices are being emailed to student school email accounts.  Please have your student check their email in Office 365 to see what library books are currently checked out that are due. The directions for how to check your school email are attached to the accompanying email.  If you have library materials at home, please drop them off at school during your assigned pick-up/drop-off time.  If the books belong to another school, you can still drop them off at Carwise and we will get them back to their home school.  Any library books or textbooks that were left in lockers have been collected and will be checked in during the first week of June.  You can continue to check your account through Destiny as things are returned and checked in.  The directions for accessing your Destiny account are also attached to this message. 

    This Friday, May 29th we will be sending out a link to our 8th graders to access the 8th Grade End of the Year Celebration and Awards Presentation.  The staff has been working hard to record special presentations for their students.  Please tune in and check out this great event!  Also, we are planning a special 8th grade drive through parade at Carwise Middle to celebrate our awesome 8th grade students as we send them off to high school.  More information will be sent out soon to our 8th grade families!

    Thank you Carwise Middle families for all of your support and patience this school year.  Have a great weekend and take care.

    Carwise Middle Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures.docx 

    Vehicle Name Sign.docx 

    CheckingEmailandDestiny.docx 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS 5.5.2020.pdf 

     

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    Weekend Update 05-17-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope this message this message finds everyone healthy and happy.  Only two more weeks left in the school year!  Also, the final week of school will be utilized for time to make-up missing assignments as well as enrichment activities.  No new assignments will be given during the final week. 

    Summer Bridge will be virtual this summer.  Attached is information regarding the summer program.  This is a great way for students to stay educationally active and avoid the summer slide.  If you would like to register your child for Summer Bridge please click on the following link (https://reservation.pcsb.org/).  You will need your parent username and password.  Please contact the school if you need assistance.

    Next week we will begin to sell the final 50 additional yearbooks for those who did not pre-order theirs.  This will occur online and will begin with 8th graders on Tuesday, 7th graders on Wednesday, and 6th graders on Thursday.  All sales will be on a first come, first served basis.  I will send a grade level specific call/email on each day with specific instructions for those interested.  The cost will be $35 plus a $3.62 online service charge for a total of $38.62.  All sales will be credit card ONLY. 

    We are finally ready for end of the year locker clean-outs.  We were notified that students will not be able to be on campus to gather locker contents.  Thus, all locker contents will be distributed to parents/students through the car circle.  This past week our plant operations crew work diligently to clear out student hallway and PE lockers.  All contents were bagged and tagged.  Unfortunately, many students did not utilize their assigned locker which has complicated the process.  Also, our office staff has work extremely hard to tag, alphabetize, and organize all items for pick-up.  We are currently waiting on our yearbooks to arrive at school so that we can begin this one-time pick-up process.  Once we receive the yearbooks, I will alert everyone as to the pick-up days and times.  This will most likely be the four days following Memorial Day Weekend.  We will have alphabetical time slots on each day.  Specific instructions will be sent with forms to utilize as well as a map.  We ask that you begin to gather any library books, textbooks (not consumable workbooks), teacher classroom books, uniforms, and instruments that need to be returned to school.  This will occur at the same time as item pickup.  Computers will not be returned, unless you are withdrawing from Pinellas County Schools.  Again, once we have our yearbooks on hand, we will finalize dates, and send out specific instructions on this process.

    Last, we are currently working on student schedules for next school year.  Please remember that the middle school PE waiver form is only good for one school year and must be re-submitted each year.  So, if you want to opt-out of PE next school year to take a year-long elective like Band, Chorus, Orchestra, AVID, Computers, Spanish, Family and Consumer Science, and Art, please make sure that you have completed the online waiver.  The waiver can accessed at the following website ( https://asd.pcsb.org/SchoolWiresForms/PE_Waiver/ ).  Parents will need their parent username and password for Focus to complete this form.

    Thank you parents, students, and teachers for all of your hard work this school year, especially during our distance learning endeavor.  I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday.  Take care!

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS 5.5.2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS Spanish.pdf 

     

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    Weekend Update 05-10-20

    Hello Carwise Middle School families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  It is hard to believe, but there are only three weeks left for the school year.  Also, I want to thank all those who recognized our awesome staff last week during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you!

    Our PTSA will be having their last General Meeting on May 15th at 5PM.  Please join us for this virtual meeting (check out the attached flyer).  Also, if you are interested in any PTSA board position for next year, please email the PTSA president, Lathea Bowen at ericandlathea@yahoo.com.  Also, 8th grade parents, I will be sending a brief PTSA survey to gauge interest in an 8th grade dance over the summer, if CDC and PCS restrictions allow.

    Parents, we are currently working on student schedules for next school year.  Please remember that the middle school PE waiver form is only good for one school year and must be re-submitted each year.  So, if you want to opt-out of PE next school year to take a year-long elective like Band, Chorus, Orchestra, AVID, Computers, Family and Consumer Science, and Art, please make sure that you have completed the online waiver.  The waiver can accessed at the following website ( https://asd.pcsb.org/SchoolWiresForms/PE_Waiver/ ).  Parents will need their parent username and password for Focus to complete this form.

    Parents, if your child is interested in taking part in a Future City Competition Team next school year, please email Mrs. Rossie (ROSSIEB@pcsb.org).  Future City is a project-based learning program where middle school students imagine, design, and build cities of the future!  We hope to form a team for next year!

    Families, if you are in need of food, PCS has 11 food distribution sights open on Wednesday’s from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  These free meals are for any PCS students ages 18 and younger.  Breakfast and lunch meals are provided for six days.  Click on the link for more information and distribution sites (https://www.pcsb.org/Page/32853).

    Summer Bridge will be virtual this summer.  Summer Bridge is a great way to continue educational enrichment over the summer.  Please check out the attached flyer to register or for additional information.

    I hope everyone is healthy, happy, and enjoying a nice Mother’s Day.

    Take care!

    PTSA General Meeting 5 2020.jpg 

    PTSA Board Postion Descriptions 2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge.pdf 

     

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    Weekend Update 05-03-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope this message finds everyone healthy, happy, and enjoying this beautiful weekend. 

    I want to thank parents, students, and staff for their continued hard work during this time of distance learning.  If you are having any online issues or questions, please reach out to the school staff for support.  We are here to help, and problem solve.  I am always just an email away.

    We are still awaiting guidelines as to how we will conduct end of the year process such as locker clean-outs, yearbook distribution, textbook returns, and instrument returns.  Once we receive these guidelines, I will pass them along to everyone.  We do have plans for some end of the year celebrations such as the 8th grade awards.  More details will follow.

    If any families are in need of food during these trying times, the FEAST Food Pantry in Palm Harbor is willing and able to help out.  I have attached a flyer to the accompanying email with information regarding this amazing resource.

    The Carwise PTSA is looking for people interested in Board positions for next year.  If you are interested in joining this amazing team, please review the attached PTSA document.  This outlines the positions available, descriptions of the positions, as well as who to contact if you are interested. 

    I also want to thank our awesome PTSA as they are supporting our Staff Appreciation Week!  Thank you PTSA!  The week of May 4th through May 8th is National Staff Appreciation Week!  Please take this week to acknowledge our world class staff at Carwise Middle.  Thank you teachers and staff for all you do!

    Once again, I hope everyone is doing well.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at any time.  Take care and have a nice Sunday.

    Feast COVID Flyer.jpg 

    Carwise Middle PTSA Board Postion Descriptions 2020.pdf

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    Weekend Message 04-19-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I want to first start with thanking parents, students, and teachers for all of their hard work, patience, and persistence during our transition to online learning.  I know that at times it has been a challenge.  However, the teamwork and determination by all involved has been truly amazing.  Thank you so much.

    As I am sure all of you are aware, the governor has extended school closures through the end of this school year.  With that being said, we are currently working on putting in place end of the year procedures such as locker clean-outs, yearbook distribution, and instrument returns.  Once we have these plans finalized and approved, I will relay these to everyone as soon as possible.

    Since we now know that we will continue with online learning for the remainder of this school year, please continue to ensure that you child logs on daily and checks-in with their teachers on Microsoft Teams.  If your child is having technology issues, please alert their teachers so that we can provide support.  Please contact teachers immediately through Teams or email when issues arise.  Or, you can always email me, and I can assist.  We want to ensure that students are able to stay engaged and finish the school year strong.

    As I stated last weekend, it is hard to believe but we are already working on student schedules for next school year.  Please remember that the PE waiver form is only good for one school year and must be re-submitted each year.  So, if you want to opt-out of PE next school year, please make sure you have completed the online waiver.  The waiver can accessed online at the following website ( https://asd.pcsb.org/SchoolWiresForms/PE_Waiver/ ).  Parents will need their parent username and password for Focus to complete this form.

    As more updates and information comes out on how we will wrap up the end of the school year, I will reach out with that information.  Again, thank you all for your patience and teamwork through these unprecedented times.  I hope everyone is healthy and happy.  Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  Take care.

     

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    Weekend Update 04-11-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy.

    I wanted to let everyone know that we have adjusted our live lesson schedule so that students will have only one live chat per week with each teacher.  This will reduce the number of live chats per day.  I have attached the updated schedule to this email.  Hopefully this will help alleviate some stress and your workload as we all adjust to our new online format.  Parents please reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns with lessons or technology.  We are here to help.  Also, we will be extremely flexible with submitting assignments as we know the adjustment to online learning will take some time. 

    I am sad to report that Universal Studios has extended their park closures through May 31st.  This means that our 8th grade Gradventure trip will be cancelled.  I will be working with our school bookkeeper to begin cutting refund checks to those who signed up for the trip.  If you were signed up, please verify that your address is correct in Focus, as we will be mailing refund checks home. 

    It is hard to believe but we are already working on student schedules for next school year.  Please remember that the PE waiver form is only good for one school year and must be re-submitted each year.  So, if you want to opt-out of PE next school year, please make sure you have completed the online waiver.  The waiver can accessed online at the following website ( https://asd.pcsb.org/SchoolWiresForms/PE_Waiver/ ).  Parents will need their parent username and password for Focus to complete this form.

     

    I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.  Take care.

    6th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    7th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    8th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    MMI Carwise Online Learning Schedule.xlsx

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    Weekend Update 04-05-20

    Hello Carwise families.  This is your principal, Mr. Eiben, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone is healthy and doing well.  I also hope that the transition to online learning has been getting easier as we all learn this new way of work.

    As you all know schools will remain closed until at least May 1st.  Carwise Middle has been deep cleaned by our plant operations staff and is now totally closed down.  The school will not be reopened until we receive word from the Florida Department of Education.  With that being said, all contents in student lockers will remain there until schools reopen.  Please have your child write down their locker number and combination so they will have it when we do return.

    This week, PCS is opening additional locations for students to receive free breakfast and lunch.  I have attached updated information regarding pick-up times and locations. 

    This Monday report cards will be sent out.  Please be sure to check your email for 3rd quarter report cards.  Also, this Friday there is no school.  This was a scheduled day off for students and teachers prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students can use this day as a day to catch up or work on enrichment activities.

    Please remember that online classes and coursework will occur through Microsoft Teams.  Students will need to check-in daily with their teachers.  This way teachers can take attendance and log absences into Focus.  Students will not have daily assignments from all of their teachers every day as we want to start with small steps before we jump all the way in. 

    Starting this week, we will utilize structured times for teachers to conduct live chats, Q & A sessions, and eventually live and/or recorded lessons.  Currently these blocks of time are set for 1-hour per content area.  However, live sessions will not last that long.  Teachers will use this 1-hour block to teach different groups of students or different content.  Your teacher will let you know the specific time your class will “meet.”  Also, teachers may schedule additional live chats on an as needed basis to help support students.  I have attached our four schedules for our live chats.  These are a 6th grade schedule, a 7th grade schedule, an 8th grade schedule, and an MMI/ESE schedule. 

    I have also attached a letter for all parents who have students who receive Exceptional Student Education services.  This letter is from Lynne Mowatt, Executive Director of ESE services.

    Last, if students are having technology issues or trouble logging in, parents should contact the PCSB Tech Help Desk at 727-588-6060. 

    Thank you again parents and teachers as we continue to acclimate ourselves to online learning.  I want to acknowledge all of the hard work that students, parents, and staff members have put in.  Also, a special shout out to our tech savvy students who have helped our teachers learn some new technology tricks.  Together we will make this work.  Keep calm and Clever on.

    Take care and have a nice Sunday.

    Expansion of Meal Distribution Sites.pdf 

    6th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    7th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    8th Grade Carwise Online Live Schedule.xlsx 

    MMI Carwise Online Learning Schedule.xlsx 

    Exceptional Studnet Education - COVID Letter to Families.pdf 

     

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    Update 03-31-20

    Hello Carwise families.  This is your principal, Mr. Eiben, reaching out with a few updates.  I am sure everyone heard that school closures have been extended through MAY 1st.  With that being said, we are working hard to get all students online and learning.  However, Microsoft is currently having a worldwide issue due to all of the new users on Teams.  Please know that Microsoft is working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.  We are aware that there will be bumps in the road.  If students are running into issues trying to submit assignments, that is ok.  We will be flexible knowing that there are online issues.  We are asking that students check-in with each teacher daily.  This should be done through Microsoft Teams; however, if Teams is acting up, an email or message through Focus will work too.  We also ask that students be active and work on assignments daily.  When uploading completed work, if Teams will not allow you to upload you work, students can still submit assignments through Focus.  Again, I want to stress the fact that we don’t want you to get stressed out.  We will work through the kinks and get through this together.  If you have questions, please email me.  Thank you and take care.

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    Weekend Update 03-29-20

    Hello Carwise families.  This is your principal, Mr. Eiben, reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone is healthy and doing well.  I also hope the first week of online work was productive.  Hopefully no students were sent to the office or received a detention during their first week of homeschool. 

    Parents, please know that all of my phone and email messages that go out are also located on the Carwise Middle website.  So, if you miss a message or can’t find an email, you can always access my updates on the “Principal Eiben’s Announcements” tab on the Carwise Middle webpage.

    The last day to order a yearbook online is this Tuesday, March 31st.  You can access the online link through the Carwise website home page, scroll down to Spotlight on the left side, and click on the link.  Yearbooks are $35.00.

    Just a reminder that this past week was just an enrichment week.  Lessons and daily check-ins will start tomorrow (Monday, March 30th).  Please remember that online classes and coursework will occur through Microsoft Teams.  Students will need to check-in daily with their teachers.  Students will not have daily assignments from all of their teachers every day as we want to start with small steps before we just all the way in.  Also, this week will be less structured and a “work-at-your-own-pace” style.  The following week will we transition to a structured schedule when teachers will conduct live lessons or chats at specific times.  We will post this schedule for students/parents next weekend.

    Attached to the accompanying email is a reference guide on how to access and use Microsoft Teams.  Please know that Teams can be located in Clever.  Also, when logging into Teams student usernames will be their R2.D2@pcsb.org and then their normal password.  If students are having trouble logging in, parents should contact the PCSB Tech Help Desk at 727-588-6060.  I have also attached a technology FAQ sheet to help.

    Parents, I truly need your help with reinforcing appropriate online student behavior.  Please join with me in communicating to your student appropriate online behavior.  Teams is not snap chat, twitter or other means of social media.  It is school.  Please reinforce the below with your students:

    • Be a good person. 
    • Be polite and use kind language.  Please be mindful of issues like using all caps (yelling). This applies to messages geared towards the teacher and your classmates.         
    • You will be held accountable for everything you post. Inappropriate posts will be screenshot and emailed to both the AP and the students’ families.  Students do not have the ability to edit or delete chats.
    • Be mindful of the avatar your student is using.  Is it appropriate?    
    • Please do not spam the chat. Students will be muted and lose privileges in the online class and an email will be sent both home and to administration.     
    • The teacher, AP or Principal will call home if these expectations are not met. 

    Appropriate conduct is expected, and Teams is to be treated as if you were in the classroom. 

    Thank you again parents and teachers as we navigate new waters.  Together we will make this work.  Keep calm and Clever on.

    Take care and have a nice Sunday. 

    Teams Student Instructions.pdf 

    PCS-Digital-Device-FAQS.pdf

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    Thursday, 03-26-20

    Hello Carwise families.  This is Mr. Eiben, your principal, reaching out with a few updates.  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their online homeschool experience.  Stay strong, we will get through this together (but apart).

    Parents, please have your child log in to Microsoft Teams to check-in with their teachers by noon today.

    This link is a good reference for how to access and utilize Microsoft Teams: (https://www.pcsb.org/cms/lib/FL01903687/Centricity/Domain/159/Teams%20Student%20Instructions.pdf )

    I have also attached this reference guide to my email.

    Starting next week, teachers will start posting lesson on Microsoft Teams.  Eventually we plan to teach “live” or recorded lessons for students.  It is imperative for students to check-in each day with their teachers on Teams and complete assignments.

    I know that this is new for all of us, so our plan is to take baby steps and move slowly until we all get the hang of things.

    If you are having technology issues, I have attached an FAQ form to help you through these issues.

    Thank you again for your patience during this challenging time.  Take care and study on!

     

    Teams Student Instructions.pdf 

    PCS-Digital-Device-FAQS.pdf 

     

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    Monday Update 03-23-20

    Hello Carwise Middle School families.  This is your principal Mr. Eiben.  I know this is a time of uncertainty for many of us as we continue to support our families and one another.  As we make the transition to digital learning, I want each of you to know that the safety and learning of your child is of the utmost importance.  While our school building may be closed, learning will continue.  Over the next week I encourage you to engage in the academic enrichment activities available through our school website (Spring Break Challenge) as well as other resources on Clever.  Class specific lessons from teachers will begin on March 30th.  I also want to make sure you know that our school will be distributing digital devices for students and families that do not have access to a computer, iPad, tablet or smartphone.  Any existing device that can access Clever and the Internet will work.  For any family that needs a digital device, we will be distributing devices for at home learning on Tuesday, March 24 in the bus circle of the school.  Both the students and a parent or guardian must be present to check out the device.  I encourage you to come at your assigned time to ensure we do not have a large crowd.  If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please send someone else on your behalf.  We will be following all CDC protocols, including social distancing.  We ask that you do the same.  

    The assigned pick-up times for Tuesday, March 24th are: 

                  Grade 8 – 9:30AM to 11:00AM

                  Grade 7 – 11:30AM to 1:00PM

                  Grade 6 – 1:30PM to 3:00PM

    To help us prepare an adequate number of computers, please click on the link below and complete the quick survey.  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=BZM8c9c5GkaGb_3ye_PH_-6KZVlsRGlAmrtACWx_yI5UMVdOQThZRTc4VFpJOFEwWkpDTVVRNFBPMy4u    Thank you!

    Once families have online access, please click on the link (https://www.pcsb.org/Page/32734) to access directions to content including Microsoft Teams which will be used for online instruction next week.  Also, attached is a FAQ sheet to help with any online issues.

    PCS-Digital-Device-FAQS.pdf 

    If you have any concerns or special needs, please email me.  We want to ensure all families have the necessary technology and Internet access to engage in online learning while school is closed.  Again, see our website and the PCS website for more information or email me with questions. I will continue to keep our families updated.  Thank you for your patience and flexibility.  We a strong community and I know we will continue to support each other as we move forward.

    Take care,

    Chad Eiben

    Principal

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    Weekend Update - 03-08-20

    Hello Carwise Middle families.  This is Mr. Eiben reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend.  One more week to go until Spring Break!

    This week we will continue our second week of Cycle 3 Assessments for Algebra, Geometry, Science, and Civics. 

    This Monday, we will have our STEM Tech Girls Event at Clearwater Technical College.  Good luck ladies!  Also, we will be offering ELP/tutoring after school from 4:20 to 5:20PM. 

    Tuesday, we will be offering ELP/tutoring after school from 4:20 to 5:20PM.  Also, after school we will have our SAC meeting at 5:30PM in the media center.

    Wednesday, we will have before school ELP/tutoring from 8:20 to 9:20AM.   

    Thursday, we will again have before school ELP/tutoring from 8:20 to 9:20AM.  Also, on Thursday, we will have our monthly fire drill.  Please speak to your child about the importance of taking all drills seriously.

    Friday ends the third quarter.  Please ensure that your child complete all make-up work and gets it turned in ASAP.  Also, on Friday, our 7th graders will be taking part in a Start With Hello assembly sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.  The Start With Hello program teaches students to recognize social isolation in schoolmates and the greater school community; and, reach out and help by Start(ing) With Hello. The presentation engages students in icebreakers they can use to help create a welcoming and inclusionary school culture and encourages them to sustain the Start With Hello message by participating in the school’s SAVE Promise Club.

    Attention 8th grade parents…high school evening registration dates begin this Monday, March 9th!

    • PHUHS-Monday March 9th 4:30-7:00 pm. Traditional & Medical
    • PHUHS-Tuesday March 10th 5:30 pm IB
    • TSHS-Tuesday March 10th 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Countryside HS-Wednesday, March 11th 6:00-7:30 pm (curriculum fair)
    • ELHS course selection was completed on March 5th.  An (optional) evening session will be held at ELHS on Monday, March 9th 6:00 p.m

    The Carwise PTSA thanks all of our parents, students, and staff that made our Smart Talk Tik Tok Family Workshop and our Dodgeball Tournament a huge success!  PTSA has a few more events coming up that we are excited about, such as our Staff Appreciation Week and our 8th Grade Dance coming up in May.   PTSA will be handing out permission slips at the first of April for the dance.  Payments and donations can be made by check or cash.  We cannot use memberhub for tickets for this event as the school needs to ensure tickets are only available for students who meet the behavior criteria and have all textbook, library book, and cafeteria fees paid.  Thank you for your understanding and we can't wait for the dance on May 15th.  

    PTSA is also excited to announce that we have all PTSA board positions available for the upcoming year.   Please reach out to the front office if you are interested in putting your name on the ballot for consideration.   We have had an amazing year, and PTSA looks forward to some fresh new ideas and programs!  PTSA will have our last general meeting of the year on April 15, and this meeting will also serve to announce the new board members for the 2020-2021 school year - Go Sharks!!

    Parents, if you have a child who receives Exception Student Education services, the FLDOE and PCS are asking that you please fill out a survey.  This survey can be accessed with this link www.esesurvey.com.

    If you have an 8th grader and are interested in the Gradventure trip and have not yet signed up, we are currently filling a waiting list to see if we can fill up another bus.  Please stop by the 8th grade office to put your name on the list.

    Also, we do have a lot of student cafeteria accounts that are in the negative balance area.  Please contact the cafeteria to check your child’s purchasing activity.  Also, you can set up an account to deposit money and monitor purchasing activity at www.myschoolbucks.com  If you qualify and have not applied for free/reduced, please do so at www.myschoolapps.com   Thank you from our Cafeteria Manager!

    Parents please remember that the front of the school is not for drop-off and pick-up.  We have way too many students being dropped off in this area.  This location is to be utilized for those parents/visitors that need to park and enter the school.  Additionally, this creates a safety issue for our students.  Please use the car circle behind the school for student drop-off and pick-up.  Thank you for helping model appropriate behavior to our students.

    Thank you Carwise families.  I hope everyone has a nice evening.

     

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    Volunteers:

    Thank you for volunteering at Carwise Middle School.  We appreciate your support to our students and our community.  Ther is a new website to log in your volunteer hours:https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer

    This will enable you to activate your volunteer status and log volunteer hours. Your username is V.last name and first initial of first name. Password is last name and birth year (19_ _).

     

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    We are now one of a few middle schools in the State of Florida to have a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter. The students engage in State and National competitions. Every competition has a business focus. Students are provided the opportunity to meet and work with top CEOs and Entrepreneurs from all over the world.  This is Carwise Middle School’s first FBLA group. We are looking forward to competing on a state level in Orlando. 

    We are proud of our CMS Sharks!

     

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Our Mission

  • Our Vision 

    Carwise Middle School's vision is 100% student success.

     

    Our Mission

    The mission of Carwise Middle is to provide a world-class education for students preparing them for high school graduation, post-secondary opportunities including college, vocational training and the world of work. 

     

    Our Core Values

    The core values of Carwise Middle School are to provide a safe environment for learning, while working together to develop a world-wide perspective that ensures students become knowledgeable, skilled, responsible, and accountable leaders in their future endeavors. 

     

     

    School Goals:
    Highest Student Achievement
    For all students to be at their appropriately determined grade level in reading, writing, math, and science using best practices including technology.

    Highest Student Achievement will be accomplished by implementing an Integrated Management System, developing a High Performing Workforce, building a relationship with Partners, and assuring a Safe Learning Environment.

    Safe Learning Environment
    To promote student respect of the learning environment and an accident free work environment.

    Carwise Middle School Outcomes:
    We want our students to become:

    • effective communicators
    • collaborative workers
    • creative thinkers and problem solvers
    • self-directed learners
    • community contributors
    • social interactors
    • quality producers

     

     

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