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CMS Compact & School-Family Engagement Policy

District Title I Information

Have You Visited Our Family Resource Center?

The Family Resource Center is located in the library. There you will find: the current School-Family Engagement Policy (SFEP), the current School-Family Compact, the District Family Engagement Support Agreement, the District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, 'Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet' pamphlet, the APS Title I Complaint Policy, parent comment forms, and more!

The librarian will be there to answer any questions that you may have, please come visit.

Contact Information

Susan LaBarge, principal, 881-9227 ext. 43501


Parent/Guardian Notification Letters

Cleveland MS Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS)

The links below will take you to our school's EPSS. One document is the complete version and the other is a one page summary.

Cleveland School Plan - complete Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS)


one page summary:

EPSS at a Glance 2015 (1).pdf


What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program that offers additional federal dollars to support schools in areas with high free and reduced lunch percentages. This is determined by the school lunch forms (Program Eligibility Forms) that are completed and submitted each year. 


Last year's lunch forms on the 80th day provide funds for the current year.


Cleveland MS qualifies for Title I funds because 50% or more of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

What Should Parents/Guardians Know About Title I?

All schools receiving Title I funds  have a written School Parent Involvement Policy, also called the School-Family Engagement Policy (SFEP), which outlines how the school will involve parents in their child's education. It is a policy that is developed jointly with families and educators, revised each year and distributed  annually.

The School-Family Compact describes HOW educators and parents will work together to improve student success. This compact, or agreement, is jointly developed with families and educators, revised each year and distributed annually. There is a copy of Cleveland's in each student agenda. Students, parents and staff are asked to sign this compact each year as a way to demonstrate their commitment to student success.

Copies of both these documents can be viewed and/or printed from this website.

Family Engagement

ABQ BioPark Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about the various teen roles at the ABQ BioPark.  There is a 'Teen Volunteer Orientation' on Saturday, April 28th from 2-4 pm.  You must be 14 years old or older.  See link below for more information.


ABQ BioPark Volunteer Opportunities

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program June 2 - July 28

Check out the Public Library's Summer Reading Program.  Read Books & more, attend special events, earn prizes.  All for free!

Register online beginning May 10th at or in person at any of the 17 participating Public Library branch locations beginning June 2.


ABQ Public Library's Summer Reading Programs


Instructional Council at CMS

Greetings Families,

What is Instructional Council? It is a group of individuals made up of administrators, grade level representatives, parents, department heads and more. These individuals represent the CMS community and they meet twice a month to address "issues that fall within the scope of instructional improvement...". Their goal is to improve and support teaching and learning for our students. 


Please join us! 

Brainfuse - Free Online Tutoring Help

Brainfuse is available to all families. It offers tutoring help for all grade levels. Take a look using the link below:


Greetings Families!


These documents are used throughout the school year as we work together to guide our students on their path to success. Do these documents have all that you believe is necessary? Is there something that doesn't belong? Please give us your input so that we can keep these documents relevant and useful for all involved.  You can email your comments/questions to Kim Stuhler, at any time.  We would love to hear from you!

Volunteers Wanted!

Your first step is to complete the background check process. Just follow the link in the column to the right to submit an application. Once you receive your email verification, you will be added to our list of volunteers.

What can volunteers do at CMS? Here are a few ideas:

  • chaperone a field trip
  • work in the library
  • be a guest speaker
  • become a member of Instructional Council 
  • become a member of Watch D.O.G.S.
  • work in the school store
  • help in the classroom
  • help with a special event

CMS Volunteer forms are available in the Parent Resource Center located in the library. Get Engaged in Student Success!




Ms. Blasa Munoz, the school counselor, will be hosting monthly meetings for Spanish-speaking parents on the second Tuesday of every month in the Library from 6:00-7:00pm. The meetings will be a great opportunity for parents to meet other Spanish speaking parents and get to know what is happening at their son/daughter's school.  A Spanish interpreter will be available to assist the counselor in best addressing parent concerns. Refreshments will be served and children are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!


The next meeting is Tuesday, 02/13/18, 6:00pm, in the library.

Supporting Our Students


News! Volunteer Application Now Available in Spanish

Click on the article below for an update to the online volunteer application process which is now available in Spanish.

Spanish Application

Volunteer at CMS

Involved parents promote academic success! If you are interested in volunteering follow the link below for more information. 

Volunteer Application

This is a link to the 'Steps to completing the online Application process'

Affordable Internet from Comcast

Use the link below to get more information about $9.95 Internet access:

Internet Essentials

School Grade

Cleveland's school grade is a 'B'

More information may be found on the New Mexico Public Education website.

Which Books, Apps, Movies, Websites and Video Games are Best for My Child?

Are you wondering about the media that your child is being exposed to? Are you wondering which movies, books, apps would be the best for them? How do you keep up? Get some tips from Common Sense Media at the link below: