General School Reminders
SchoolMessenger is a program that is used to send information out to parents and the community periodically through phone calls, email, and text-messages. CMS sends out a weekly email update that includes important calendar items and school announcements. If you would like to receive the School Messenger messages, please sign up for notifications and make sure your contact information is correct. There is also a smartphone app that you can download for free from the Apple Store or Google Play Market.
School Hours and Parking
All students are allowed in the building starting at 7:50 A.M. and need to be in first period class by 8:00 A.M. If you are bringing your child to school, please make sure that you allow enough time for your son/daughter to visit their locker and walk to their first period class. The parent drop off location is on the side of the building. Vehicles are not permitted in the front bus lanes in the morning between 7:30 and 8:30 A.M., and in the afternoon between 2:15 and 3:15 P.M. If you need to visit the school during these bus windows, please park on the side of the building. Car riders are dismissed in the afternoon after the buses have left at approximately 3:05 P.M.
Student Guest Bus Riders
Students that are planning to ride a different bus other than their assigned one need to submit a Guest Bus Rider Form from their parent/guardian to the main office. Forms should be dropped off in the morning and should include contact information from the parent and/or guardian of the student. In addition, the address of the destination and bus number should be included on the form. The main office verifies all guest bus rider forms that are submitted, and students are not permitted to ride a different bus without the office verification.
Photographs and Videos of Students
Photographs and videos of students taken in school and at school events may be used in print and electronic media, including newspapers and the internet. This may include photographs and videos taken in classrooms, in other areas of the school building, and at events normally open to the public. Students may be identified by name in photograph captions. Parents who do not want photographs or videos of their children used in print and electronic media should notify the school principal in writing by September 30 of each school year.
Anyone wishing to volunteer in any of our schools or facilities will need to complete an online application at least two weeks prior to beginning service as a volunteer. Applications can only be submitted after the prospective volunteer has completed all parts of the application process.
Calvert County Public Schools uses Raptor for visitors and volunteers to sign in and sign out. Volunteers must apply annually to be an approved volunteer. All volunteers will need to review the volunteer handbook and watch the volunteer training video before completing an Online Volunteer Application. Volunteers must be approved before they may begin service as a volunteer in any school buildings. Become a volunteer.
Online School Payments
Are you tired of making an extra trip to school to pay a fee or sending your kids to school with cash or checks that they misplace? Online School Payments is now accepting payments for school activities! Make a payment anytime from the comfort of your own home, including Visa & Mastercard credit/debit payments.