Parent Questions and Answers

How do I register my child?

5th graders will be given forms to choose their electives. They will also be given enrollment forms to turn in. Parents can pay fees at Pre-Registration or at Summer Registration. Students should be given their schedules at either Eagle Camp or Summer Registration. If your child is not from CIS, you will need to make an appointment to register your child during the summer.

How are parent/teacher conferences held?

Parent conferences are held with either an individual teacher or all of your child’s academic teachers. Please email one of the teachers to set up an appointment. These conferences typically take place during school hours.

If my child is struggling, who do I contact?

The first step is to contact the teacher. If your child does not let the teacher know he/she is struggling, it is difficult to help. You may also contact the counselor. She has contacts for tutors and can give you information about testing, scheduling, and working with your child to improve his or her study skills.

How do I check out or excuse an absence?

Check outs: The person checking the student out comes to the front office and presents a picture ID. Once his or her identity is verified, the person checking out the student will sign the check-out log and give the reason for checking out the student.


A signed note from a parent or doctor must be received in the attendance office no later than 3 days after the student returns. Excuses may be turned in to a drop box located in the sixth grade hallway or given to their first period teacher.


  • Name: Eagle Camp
  • When: Canceled for Fall 2020
  • Location: Calera Middle School
  • Drop Off: Please drop-off students in the front of CaMS using the regular car rider line procedures.
  • What it is: Eagle Camp is a day for you to learn about CMS. You will:
    • receive your schedule and locker
    • rotate through your schedule
    • meet your teachers
    •  practice opening your locker and set up your locker
    • parent orientation will be held in the gym during this time.
    • FREE lunch will be served.