Parent Newsletter

  • SECOND SEMESTER BEGINS- JANUARY 24

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023, is the first day of the second semester. Student schedule changes will only be granted based on graduation requirements.

     

    JANUARY “2-WEEK” ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE

    CMA’s average daily attendance goal is 95%. CMA’s Administration and Staff will recognize 82 students for having perfect attendance between January 9th and January 20th.  Students are rewarded with a movie at the CMA Theater this Friday afternoon.  Students will be treated to popcorn, treats, good company, and of course a good movie.  Keep up the good work Pharaohs!

     

    SEMESTER 1/Q2 REPORT CARDS – JANUARY 30TH

    Semester 1/Quarter 2 Report Cards will be available via Powerschool and distributed on Monday, January 30th.

     

    ACADEMIC PROGRESS & INTERVENTIONS

    CMA is a DPSCD Examination High School. Students are to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in academic good standing and avoid probation status. CMA’s Administration continues to meet with students who fall below this expectation and an Academic Intervention Letter, which explains their status and actions needed to improve their academic status, will be shared with parents.

     

    DPSCD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS

    Parents, we need your help. CMA is experiencing a rise in classroom and school behaviors that go against DPSCD’s student code of conduct and CMA’s culture and climate. Please know that CMA’s Administration and staff are working hard to maintain a positive school culture and climate and create an environment that promotes academic excellence. Please speak with your son/daughter regarding positive behavior expectations.  CMA is an Examination school and students who can not meet the behavioral and academic expectations will not be permitted to remain.  Thank you for your continued support.

     

    GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS

    On Wednesday, February 1st and Thursday, February 2nd, CMA will host grade-level meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss school belonging, academic performance, and communicating with staff and administration.     

     

    WCCCD DUAL ENROLLMENT

    WCCCD Dual Enrollment starts January 23,2023 in person @CMA Room F5, Entrepreneur 100(BUS) class is closed). Tues & Thurs @3-4:30pm, thanks to all that registered. Psychology 100 Class on Mon and Wed @ 3-4:30pm, available to register now. Please see Ms. Hudson-Johnson.

     

    7TH HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL RECOVERY/TUTORING, 2:36 – 3:00 P.M. DAILY

    Families, please know that all teachers are available for student support during the 7th hour from 2:36-3:00 p.m. During this time, students can receive assistance with homework, missed assignments, and daily lessons directly from their teachers. Please encourage your students to attend and email your child’s teacher if you have further questions.

     

    SENIOR DUES

    The 3rd Installment of senior dues is due by Thursday, February 9, 2023.  Payments are taken during students lunch hour on Thursdays only.  Please contact Mrs. Hudson-Johnson if you have any questions. 

    AFTERSCHOOL EDGENUITY CREDIT RECOVERY

    Credit Recovery meets, face-to-face, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. and Fridays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Please continue to encourage your child to actively attend and participate in credit recovery to support an on-time graduation. Please contact 313 866-9300 if you have any questions.

     

    SCHOOL POLICIES

    Food items:  Students may not bring food into the building that is not commercially packed.  This means food must be in its original package.  Reasonable serving size:  Students cannot bring in food for groups. Individual servings, for example 4 slices of pizza, is considered a reasonable individual serving.  Please be reminded that DPSCD is a non-profit public school and students are not permitted to sell or distribute items of any kind. 

     

    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

    Parents are invited to participate at CMA.  Join us for our monthly Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), School Advisory Council (SAC), or simply sign up with DPSCD to be a volunteer.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend our school Open Houses, Parent Nights, Athletic Events, and much, much, much more. Our school community and your child’s success is strengthened by your involvement.  Please contact Ms. Green in the Main Office at (313) 866-9300 or PTSA President, Mrs. Aundra Bomar-Simpkins, at (313) 213-5641 for opportunities to get involved.  Thank you and hope to see you soon!

     

    LOCKERS

    Beginning with the 2nd Semester, Administration will assign and record all students’ lockers.  Students are not permitted to share lockers and must secure their locker and items with a combination lock.  Students are expected to place backpacks and outerwear in their locker upon entry.  If your child is still in need of a lock, please direct them to request one from CMA’s front office clerical while we still have a small supply remaining.  

     

    PARENT CORNER

    Our next parent meeting will be Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 7 p.m.  PTSA meetings can be attended virtually, via Zoom link:   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81066796654.

    If you need to contact the parent group please feel free to call (313) 213-5641, email at cmapharaohsptsa@gmail.com, Facebook page CMA Pharaohs PTSA or school website https://www.detroitk12.org/CMA.  Aundra Bomar-Simpkins, 2022-2023 CMA PTA President. 

     

    PHARAOH’S CORNER

    Boys Varsity Basketball-Current wins 1 out of 5 games

    January 24 @ Douglass JV: 5:30, Var: 7:00

    January 27 vs Cody JV: 5:30, Var: 7:00 HOME

    January 31 vs Davis Varsity Only: 7:00 HOME

     

    Girls Varsity-Current wins 5 out of 11 games

    January 25 @ Pershing 7:00

    January 28 vs Central 1:00 HOME

    January 30 @ Western 7:00 pm

    February 2 vs Henry Ford 7:00 pm HOME