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Apr. 8: Spring Sports Pictures, 2:30 p.m. | Apr. 8: Softball @ Jefferson, 5:00 p.m. | Apr. 9: Softball @ Cuyahoga Hts., 4:30 p.m. | Apr. 10: HS Track @ Crestwood, 9:00 a.m. | Apr. 10: V BB @ Conneaut, 10:00 a.m. | Apr. 10: JV BB @ Harvey, 10:00 a.m. (DH) | Apr. 10: V BB vs. Edgewood (@ Conneaut), 1:00 p.m. | Apr. 10: Softball vs. St. John & Paul, 1:00 p.m.


NEW!  Shoe Collection Contest:  CMS PTO is sponsoring a shoe collection contest March 8 – April 16, 2021.  Bring/send in your gently worn or new shoes.  Collections will take place in homerooms.  Remote students may drop off in the office with  homeroom marked on the bag.  The homeroom with the most shoes collected will win prizes: teacher wins a $100 Amazon gift card & one student from that class (chosen from a random drawing) will win a $50 Amazon gift card. Clean out those closets & donate to a good cause.

NEW!  Summer Camp & Enrichment Programs 

  • Applications are now being accepted for Geauga JFS’s 2021 Summer Camp & Enrichment Program.
  • This program assists parents with the fee for their child to attend camp or another enrichment activity. This program is funded solely through donations.
  • Children whose families are low income are eligible to apply. Verification will be required.

Please contact Sara Shininger, Geauga County JFS @ 440/285-9141, ext. 1263 for more information.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Congratulations to our students on their first semester academic achievements!  |  5th Grade  |  6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade

CCP INFORMATIONAL MEETING: For those students and parents unable to attend the information session on January 28 we have provided a link to the presentation and the slide show here. CCP is for students currently in grades 6-11 that are interested in taking classes on campus, online or at the high school. Intent forms are due by April 1st for anyone taking CCP classes for the 2021-2022 school year. |  ZOOM VIDEO  |  PRESENTATION

NEW!Reserve your yearbook today! ONLINE DEADLINE IS MARCH 15!
Order your child’s copy today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using your school’s Yearbook ID Code:  12446321

INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As a reminder, the District Snow Line is still available to check on school closing information on days where the weather may be bad. You can reach the Snow Line by calling 440-632-0261 and selecting option 9 when prompted. The message is usually updated by 6:15 a.m.

FREE MEALS FOR ENTIRE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now extended its summer meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  This extension will allow the Cardinal Local School District to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to each student during school days. The meals are free regardless of financial status.  |  INFORMATIONAL LETTER

The free meals are also allowing the district to provide meals to families for weekends too. We will provide students with a bag of breakfast items, enough for two days, when they leave for the day on Friday. Students may simply grab the breakfast bags and go – no need to sign up to participate.

Welcome 5th Graders! – a quick walk through for our incoming 5th graders with Mr. Cardinal!

CMS Map – here is a map of the building, labeled with each teacher’s room.


STUDENT WITHDRAWALS: Families who need to withdraw their student from school, may now submit their form electronically. Verification of enrollment into the new school must be provided within 10 SCHOOL DAYS.  |  WITHDRAW FROM CMS

HUSKIE PANTRY: Help us fill our Huskie Pantry! Donation bins are available in all school offices and the BOE. Bins will also be out at all school-sponsored events.  |  HUSKIE PANTRY

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:  Cardinal Local Schools knows that a healthy meal helps fuel students for better learning opportunities.  Applications for Free/Reduced meals may be completed at any time throughout the school year.  A new application is required every year.  Please direct your application request to the CMS office at 440/632-0261 ext. 4001  Mrs. Tally Hostetler.

Meal Program Letter – August 2020  |  Income Eligibility Guidelines  |  School Meals Family Application 2020-2021  |  Healthy Start Healthy Families  |  Meal Charging Policies

FINAL FORMS: The district is now partnering with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, for our athletic/activity participation information.   |  DETAILS

PHabLab Video

PBIS AWARD WINNER: Cardinal Middle School has received a Silver Award from the state for its positive behavior implementation during the 2018-19 school year!

STUDENT FEES:  Student fees can be paid online through your IC Parent Portal account. Don’t have an account? Click here to sign up!

Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC

2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2017-18, 18-19, 19-20  PBIS Silver Award