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CMA's Parent Newsletter

Hello Pharaoh Families!  As the proud new principal of CMA High School, I am pleased to say that our school year is off to a great start!  I must say it is hard to believe that we are in our first official week of Fall and that it is the fifth week of the 2022-2023 school year already.  Here is news you can use along with important school updates.

Morning Entry

CMA’s doors open daily by 7:30 a.m.  Parents, please encourage your son/daughter to prepare the night before and to manage their time in the morning to ensure an on-time start to their school day.  As a reminder, teaching and learning begins at 8:00 a.m. and students arriving after this time will be marked “tardy”.  CMA’s goal for daily attendance is 95%.  

Student I.D. cards

All students are required to have and wear their 2022-2023 student photo I.D.  Any students that have not taken their picture this year need to see Dean Moore immediately to have their photo taken.  

Schedule Changes

The window to request a schedule change is now closed.  Please know that schedule change requests will be honored on a graduation-requirement needs’ basis. 

Students who are missing a core class on their schedule, such as Math, English, Science, or Social Studies need to see me a.s.a.p. in the Main Office. 

Any senior that was not scheduled for a class or failed a class that is a graduation requirement has been/will be programmed for that class during the school day or via After-school Credit Recovery. 

7th Hour Instructional Recovery Period, 2:35 – 3:00 p.m. daily

Families, please know that all teachers are available for student support during the 7th hour from 2:35-3:00 p.m.   During this time, students can receive assistance with homework, missed assignments, and daily lessons directly from their teachers.  Please email your child’s teacher if you have further questions.  

PowerSchool Parent Access Code

PowerSchool Parent Access Codes can be obtained by emailing

DPSCD’s Benchmark Assessments

All 9th- 11th grade students have participated in DPSCD’s beginning of the year assessments. The purpose of the assessments is to prepare high school students to take college readiness assessments for Spring 2023.  

 9th Graders -  “Horizon Education” PSAT 8/9;  10th Graders – “ Horizon Education” PSAT 10; and 
11th Graders – “ Horizon Education” SAT; Social Studies and Science Benchmark Assessments
Students who were absent are required to make-up the assessment(s) the week of September 26th – September 29th.  

WCCCD Dual Enrollment College Classes

WCCCD classes meet this week.  There is still time for your child to register for BUS 150 and earn 3 college credits.   Classes meet in person at CMA, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:45 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

SAC (School Advisory Council) Tuesday, September 27th

CMA’s first SAC meeting of the school year will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 10 a.m.  This will be a blended meeting.  

Grade Level Class Officers Election

On Monday, September 26, 2022, during the lunch hours, students will vote for the following positions:
Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Class President and Vice President.  

C/O 2023 Senior Parents Meeting- Tuesday, September 27th

Parents, come out on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, to receive important calendar of events and information for your child.  Let’s make this an awesome year for the C/O 2023!

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) Meeting Held

CMA’s PTSA held its first meeting of the school year, Tuesday, September 20th.  Mark your calendar for the next PTSA meeting, Tuesday, October 18th @ 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.   Come and join us!

Annual Title One Budget Parent Meeting Wednesday, September 28th

Come out and be a part of our Annual Title I Budget Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the 2022 – 2023 Parent Involvement Allocation of Title One State Funds.   It is very important that parents share their input on Parental Involvement Funds, Title One Budget overview, PTA Officer Elections, and Parent Involvement SIP spending review.

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, September 28th

You’re invited and tell a friend!  Join CMA’s Staff and Community on Wednesday, September 28th for our Annual Open House from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Meet the staff, tour the building, learn about new academic programs, partners, and earn prizes.  Hope to see you there.

DPSCD’s Examination & Application School 

Tell a family friend and neighbor: Three applications will be available for students seeking admission to an high school examination during the 2022-23 admissions cycle. The application for Fall 2023 will open in October.
•    Students entering 9th grade in Fall 2023 
•    Current high school students seeking to transfer to a high school exam for admission in Fall 2023 
•    Current DPSCD examination for high school students who want to transfer to a different high school examination 

COUNT DAY, Wednesday, October 5th

Wednesday, October 5th, is Michigan’s State Count Day.  Families, we know that every school day counts! This is just a reminder to make sure your son/daughter attends school on October 5th to receive entitled state funding.  

Quarter 1 Progress Reports, October 6th

Please ask your students to see their current progress and encourage them to attend 7th hour Instructional supports as needed.  

Upcoming Dates

Spirit Week:  October 10th – October 14th
CMA’s Homecoming Dance:  October 14, 2022

Parent Corner

Welcome to the new school year. Our second parents' meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.  If you need to contact the parent group, please feel free to call (313) 213-5641, email, Facebook page CMA Pharaohs PTSA or school website  Aundra Bomar-Simpkins, 2022-2023 CMA PTA President. Come support football