Important Information for Incoming 6th Grade Families (2023-2024 School Year)KLAS Program
Kids Learning After School (KLAS) provides a safe and enriching environment for students to receive help with academic, physical, and arts enrichment activities, which are based on the needs and interests of participating students at seven school sites within the District: Bishop, Ellis, Fairwood, Lakewood, San Miguel, and Vargas Elementary schools and Columbia Middle School. Students are welcome to join KLAS to improve academic achievement and self-esteem and enjoy the fun and enriching learning activities.
The program is partially funded through a grant from the After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) and all students are eligible to participate based on availability and teacher recommendation.
KLAS program goals include:
6th Grade and New Student OrientationIf your student is an incoming 6th-grade student or is new to CMS, please join us for a parent/guardian/student informational session at 5:30pm on Wednesday August 9, 2023 in the Multipurpose Room at CMS (next to the cafeteria on the main quad).The information being presented at orientation will be the same as was presented on May 31, 2023 before the end of the last school year. Those slides will be posted here after the orientation on Wednesday.For 6th grade and students new to CMS in 7th and 8th grade, there will be an orientation from 8am to noon on Friday August 11, 2023. The students will meet up in the CNC gym (the largest gym at the north end of campus on Morse Avenue). If you are new to the school there will be plenty of people around to point you in the right direction!Campus Map
- Supporting student academic achievement to meet state standards
- Increasing self-esteem and improving life skills
- Offering positive interaction in a safe and enriching environment