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• Hours: 8:00am to 2:15pm
• Grades: K-5
• Uniform: Yes
• Before After School Enrichment: Yes
• School Colors: Hunter Green, Navy Blue
• School Mascot: Tigers
• School Website: http://www.cmitsouthes.org

A: Volunteers will need to have to have a background check AND fingerprinting done to be in the classroom/chaperone children. Volunteers are also required to watch a video on Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporting. After taking this training, please e-mail Secretary@cmitsouthes.org informing CMIT South ES Office of completion and sign the training log the next time you are at the school.
A: While CMIT South ES does NOT legally endorse any 3rd party vendors, we do have several trusted transportation partners. If you would like to receive a copy of these vendors and their contact information, please contact Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org We also encourage all families to consider participating in a CMIT South Car Pool. To submit your information and be connected with other CMIT South Car Pool Families in your area please visit/complete the google form found at the link below: https://goo.gl/forms/UYY3c8C1rG6hhPLt2
A: All car riders/carpoolers/ bus riders should be driven to the rear of the building and dropped off at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process constant and mobile.
A: Student dismissal begins around 2:15 p.m.
A: All car riders/carpoolers/ bus riders should be picked up in the rear of the building at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process mobile. Please notice the flow of traffic and refrain from stopping in the middle of the pathway. If you need to buckle in your students we ask that you do not block the flow of pick up so that we can dismiss all students in a timely manner.
A: Students should be picked up from the Main Office no later than 1:30 p.m. To expedite the process, please send an email to the classroom teacher, the receptionist, the School Registrar and the Principal’s Secretary or submit a handwritten note in order to expedite the process. No advanced notice is needed.
A: CMIT-South Elementary does not recognize walkers since there are no residences within walking distance
A: CMIT South ES requires that all embroidered tops be ordered through our Uniform supplier: Risse Brothers. You can order online: RisseBrothers.com In-person: 9700 Martin Luther King Highway Lanham, MD 20706 By phone: 301.220.1985. All Bottoms and accessories may be purchased through any retailer of your choice.
A: The uniform policy will begin during the first week of school.
A: All CMIT South ES students will have Physical Education 1 day per week. On gym days, students will not change clothes and instead wear their preferred gym outfit all day. Gym T-shirts are REQUIRED for all 3, 4 and 5th graders. Gym T-shirts are highly encouraged, but not required for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Gym t-shirts may be purchased through our uniform supplier Risse Brothers Students may wear their usual uniform bottoms to gym class or they may elect to wear black or blue shorts or sweatpants. GYM bottoms do not require embroidery and can be purchased through any retailer.
A: YES! All CMIT South ES Students must wear shoes that are all black. This includes visible sole of the shoe as well as stitching and detailing. For examples of acceptable shoe styles, please page 20 of the informational presentation slides at the link below: http://cmitsouthelementary.org/parent-information-session-presentation/ No flip-flops, sandals, or open-toed shoes as they are a safety hazard.
A: Please email infoelementary@cmitsouth.org to request an appointment. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to the email. All classroom observations will be limited to 15 minutes.
A: Please email the classroom teacher to express an interest in volunteering. The classroom teacher will contact the parent to establish a date, time, and the nature of the task(s).
A: Please email the classroom teacher to request a conference date. The parent will have no more than 30 minutes to meet with the teacher. Any other conference requests must be scheduled with the teacher.
A: Parents should submit a request to the teacher. A teacher and/or staff member will contact the parent to schedule a date and time that is convenient for the parent and the CMIT Staff. Note: The home visits are scheduled during afterschool hours if you did not experience a home visit during the summer.
A: Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students arriving at 7:50 a.m. or later should have breakfast prior to being dropped off.

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