May 2021 News


May 19th, 2021

CMCSS 2021-2022 In-Person Learning Health and Safety Overview

CMCSS has communicated with families since last year that schools cannot eliminate the spread of COVID-19 during in-person learning, but our collective actions can help mitigate the spread. The District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy has always been about using multiple layers to improve success, sometimes referred to as the Swiss Cheese model. For the 2021-2022 school year, CMCSS has been using the following primary mitigation layers:

  • Using MERV 13 instead of MERV 9 filters in all buildings
  • Increasing outdoor air ventilation
  • Employing enhanced two-step cleaning throughout buildings
  • Encouraging self-screening, masks, handwashing, covering sneezes, and staying home when sick for all students, employees, and visitors
  • Identifying opportunities to promote physical distancing when possible in schools
  • Replenishing hand sanitizing stations
  • Promoting the use of personal water bottles and filling stations while water fountains are shut down
  • Establishing School Health Screening Rooms
  • Providing vaccination opportunities and COVID-19 testing for employees and their families at Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinics
  • Updating and implementing the Return to School/Work Flowchart

To add more layers to CMCSS’ mitigation strategy, effective Monday, August 23, the following protocols will take effect until Montgomery County goes back down to moderate/low transmission levels:

  • Modifying custodial procedures to further increase the focus on two-step cleaning throughout the day and decrease focus on other areas (window cleaning, floor buffing, etc.)
  • Operating mechanical systems (HVAC) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as possible for each building’s situation to further increase filtration
  • Limiting nonessential visitors from the school environment at the discretion of building administrators, to include temporarily not allowing lunchtime visitors
  • Limiting indoor mass gatherings during the school day at the discretion of building administrators
  • Providing masks in school buildings and on transportation for those who request one
  • Increasing hand sanitizing stations in schools and on transportation

COVID-19 Exposure Response Plan

When a CMCSS student or CMCSS employee tests positive for COVID-19, they will need to notify either the school nurse (if they are a student) or their supervisor (if they are an employee). The medical office that performed the test will notify the Montgomery County Health Department for contact tracing. 

Click here for the current CMCSS Return to Work/School Flowchart developed by the CMCSS Safety and Health Department in collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department. For the Spanish version, click here.

Events/Athletics Capacity

CMCSS will return to normal capacity for after-school events, meetings, and athletics for the 2021-2022 school year. CMCSS will continue following TSSAA’s guidelines for athletics. The district will keep families informed as guidelines are updated throughout the year.

Face Masks

Face masks are strongly encouraged for students, employees, and visitors inside buildings and on transportation. Families are encouraged to use their judgment on sending their student(s) to school with a mask and make whatever decision will be best for the health of their child(ren) or other members of their household. For more information from the CDC on the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, click here

Self-Screening

Employees will be expected to self-screen before entering school premises.

Self-screening protocols for students and visitors will continue. Families are strongly encouraged to engage in self-screening at home prior to each school day. Click here for updated guidance from the CDC regarding screening K-12 students for symptoms of COVID-19.

Self-Screening Protocol

Have you had any of the below symptoms as a new-onset in the past 72 hours? (This does not include chronic conditions)

  • fever of 100 degrees or greater
  • new onset of a cough
  • new onset of shortness of breath
  • new onset of sore throat
  • new onset of body aches
  • diarrhea
  • new onset of headache
  • new onset of loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • congestion or runny nose
  • chills
  • fatigue

If “yes”, please consult your personal health care provider before returning to any CMCSS locations. Students, employees, and visitors who are sick must follow the CMCSS Flowchart.

Water Fountains

Water fountains will be closed during the 2021-2022 school year. Water filling stations will be open where available. Students should bring their own water bottles. 

Effective June 1, 2021; Updated Aug. 20, 2021. Subject to change based on updated guidance and local, state, or national recommendations or mandates.

May 18th, 2021

LIVE STREAM: Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies

Below is the information regarding live streams of CMCSS graduations. Each high school administration is communicating with students and families about specific graduation times since there will be multiple ceremonies per school. Contact your child’s enrolled school for specific questions regarding ticketing, seating, or ceremony information.

Adult Education

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Clarksville High School

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Kenwood High School

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Middle College at Austin Peay State University

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Montgomery Central High School

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Northeast High School

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Northwest High School

Friday, May 28, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Rossview High School

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

West Creek High School

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

 

Additional Information

Cheatham County Central High School

Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1o:00 am: Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Sycamore High School

Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm: Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

 


May 18th, 2021

Northeast High School

The following awards, accolades, and recognitions are for the Northeast High School Class of 2021.

Academics

Academic Awards

The annual Academic Awards Ceremony honors high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence during the entirety of their high school careers. To be eligible for an academic honor, students must have an average of 93 for their entire high school career, not dropping below an 85 in any one subject. 

The Academic Awards are sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

John Hall Steltzner, Valedictorian

Kirtan Yogeshkumar Patel, Salutatorian

Athletics

Football

Following a successful 2020 football season that saw Northeast go to the TSSAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 2013, several players were recognized statewide for their achievements.

Jaylin Bowser was voted Region 7-5A Return Specialist of the Year

Jaylen Bussey was voted Region 7-5A Wide Receiver of the Year

Juwan Harris was voted Region 7-5A Running Back of the Year

Elijah Leaupepe was voted Region 7-5A Defensive MVP, TN FCA 5A All-State, and is a preferred walk-on at APSU

Gage Robinson was voted TN FCA ALL-State

KaMari Williams has signed a letter of intent to play football at Concordia University of Chicago.

Soccer

Gianna Lawrence  |  University of Findlay

Track

Natalya Bryant  |  Tennessee State University

Career & Technical Education

OSHA 10 Cosmetology

Taitana Rugante, MarKayla Johnson, Lily Rice, Shakya Harris, Deja Johnson, Jasmyne Hughes, Dametriana Morris, Jazmyn White, Raquel Rodriguez, Alayzia Puckett,

Autodesk Inventor Certified User

Alex Hammer

OSHA 10 Health Care

Ayana Saunders, Xavier Ellis, Rileigh Roberts, Natalya Bryant, Richana Cokes, Ashton Smithberg, Landon Cleghorn, Anne Smith, Logahn Buterbaugh, Hannah Zinnecker, Y’Mani Warren, Jil Bharatbhai Patel, Tamara Ioane, Jonathan Taua’i, Rayvanna Burnett, Ajah Dorkila Drummond, Te’Asia Shakes, Abrianna Koonce, Cameron Vincent, Malekia Moon, Mayel Aleeyat-Abisola Animashaun

OSHA 10 Construction

Douglas Cortez

Related Arts Awards

Art

Rebecca Lee  |  Art Department Award, APSU  

Theatre

MaKenna Brough  |  Scholarship, Bethel University Renaissance Program

View the virtual Senior Art Show here

Additional Highlights

Congratulations to these students on their achievements. 

Principals Eagle Award

Samantha Underhill

Awards of Distinction

in order
John Stelztner
Anne Smyth
Natalie Sierra
Samantha Underhill
Gabriel Torres-Colon

Allen, Keaton Dewayne
Brough, MaKenna Gita
Bryant, Natalya Angelee
Creel, Jordan Marie
Curry, Rodney Lamar
Davis, Nevaeh Nycole
Diaz, Jaqueline Nicole
Dixon, Charles Eugene
Drummong, Ajah Dorkila Louisa
Gallman, Jada Elizabeth
Garner-White, Alencia Dinea
Lawrence, Gianna Marie
Lucius, Matthew Sean
Mauldin, Gryphon Connor
Miller, Jaylan Remon
Patel, Kirtan Yogeshkumar
Reinhardt, Jacob Alan
Robinson, Makyla Amarie
Rodriguez, Raquel Ilisabell
Sierra, Natalie Antonia
Smyth, Anne Katherine
Steltzner, John Hall
Torres-Colon, Gabriel Alexander
Tranka, Willow Adeline
Underhill, Samantha Nicole
Wallace, Samantha Ann
Ward, Michelle Trisha Annette
Woodley, Mackenzie Monae

Graduation Information

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (2:00 pm):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (4:30 pm):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (7:00 pm):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)