Frequently Asked Questions

Below are quick answers to the questions you ask most. For more detailed answers, please see our student handbook on the Home page in the Panther Links.

How can I get involved?

We’re so glad you asked! We welcome and encourage parents to volunteer, whether during school hours or at after-school and evening functions. Watch for flyers in your child’s backpack, which we will send home occasionally to alert you to upcoming events and to request volunteers. You can also contact Lori Register, our parent involvement coordinator, for details about our school’s current volunteer needs.

Check out the drafted Title I documents below:

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What time does school start and end?

Our regular school day hours are 8:00 a.m.-2:55 p.m.

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How do I check my child out from school early?

Whenever possible, please make your child's medical and dental appointments outside of school hours. When that is not possible and your child must leave school early, please send a request for early dismissal on the morning of the appointment. We will release students only to the parent unless the parent notifies the receptionist that he/she has granted permission for someone else to pick up his/her child. All students must check out at the front desk where the parent must be present to sign the student out. Students are responsible for classes they miss.

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Does CCMS allow visitors on campus?

We welcome visitors to Clinch County Middle School. All visitors must check in at the office upon entering the school building. For the safety of our students, we will issue a visitor's badge, and we request that all visitors supervise their small children so as not to interrupt the instruction of our students. We urge parents to visit the school for conferences and planned activities.

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Where can I pick up my child after school?

In an effort to make dismissal a smooth, quick-flowing process, we will dismiss students in specified areas according to the way they go home:

  • We dismiss students who walk home or who will wait for pick-up at the front of the building. To keep the car pick-up line moving, please stay in your car.
  • We dismiss students who ride the bus home at the side of the building.

We will not allow any cars in the bus zone or in the adjacent parking area. We have reserved that area for bus loading and unloading only.

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Does CCMS have a school nurse on campus?

Yes, we do have a school nurse on campus available to care for students who become ill at school. The nurse will administer simple first aid procedures when it is warranted, and when emergencies occur, we will handle them appropriately and promptly notify parents. Children with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will need to be picked up immediately, and those with contagious conditions may not return to school without medical certification from a doctor or the health department.

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What if my child requires medication during the day?

If your child requires the administration of medicine during school hours, you must send the medication, in its original prescription container, along with a note stating at what time the child needs to take the medication. We will give internal medicines such at Pepto-Bismol or Tylenol only with prior parent approval. A student who has asthma may possess and use his/her asthma medication as prescribed while in school, while at a school-sponsored activity, while under the supervision of school personnel, or while attending before-school or after-school care operated on school property. Please give all other medications to the nurse in the original container.

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Will the school provide for all of my child's supplies?

Satisfactory progress of a student's learning requires the use of adequate school supplies. It would be very helpful for the students to furnish certain expendable items. Your child’s teacher may provide a list of materials your child will need in order to enhance his/her education. Please replenish these supplies periodically so that he/she has the adequate materials necessary for adequate academic performance.

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Does your school have a dress code?

Yes, we do. We expect our students to dress appropriately as we strive to create a safe environment while promoting an atmosphere of learning. We appreciate the support of parents who insist that their child follow this dress code:

We expect students to be clean, neat, and appropriately dressed each day. We do not tolerate hairstyles and fashions that cause a distraction, and we expect students to wear appropriate undergarments. In general, we expect our students to dress such that the body is covered from the neck to 3” above the knee, with the exception of the arms.

  • Appropriate footwear includes boots, casual or dress shoes, flats, tennis shoes, platforms (1 ½” or less in height) and sandals (no flip flops).
  • All pants must fit neatly at the inseam and at the waistline (We do not allow sagging pants). Loose fitting pants that tend to sag should be belted and worn at the waistline.
  • Girls must not wear shorts, skirts, or dresses higher than three inches above the kneecap. Any open pleats, vents, slits, or holes must be no more than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Students should not expose a bare midriff, even when they raise their arms above their head, and low cut, strapless, or see through shirts, spaghetti straps, or excessively tight clothing are inappropriate. Any garment that does not cover undergarments or which is immodest or revealing is inappropriate.
  • Students may not wear suggestive jewelry and clothing with drawings, patches, and/or writing relating to drugs, sex, alcohol, Satanism, tobacco, gangs, illegal activities, weapons, violence, or a violent lifestyle.
  • Our dress code limits visible body piercing to ears only. And we do not allow jewelry/accessories that could be deemed a safety hazard, including, but not limited to wallet chains or spiked jewelry, or jewelry which is disruptively excessive in size, style, or number.
  • We do not allow students to wear caps, hats, or other headgear, including hoods, inside the building. Students may not wear combs, picks, brushes, rollers, and bandanas at school.
  • We do not allow students to wear sunglasses or visors inside the building.
  • Students may not wear bedroom clothing and bedroom shoes.
  • We will handle any other questionable or distracting attire on an individual basis at the discretion of the administration. As styles change, the school reserves the right to provide further clarification of inappropriate dress.

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Do you serve breakfast and/or lunch at CCMS?

Yes, we serve breakfast (served 7:30-7:50 a.m.) and lunch. The menus are located on the district Food Services page. The prices are as follows:

  Breakfast Lunch

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