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Back To School Fall 2021

Back To School Fall 2021

Back To School Fall 2021

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer and staying cool! Within this communication we will provide you some information for our "Back to School" plans along with some important dates to mark in your calendar as we continue to prepare for the return of our students and staff.

Also, the Cottage Grove Middle School webpage can be located by CLICKING HERE for the most up-to-date school related information.

Lastly, if you have a question and/or need assistance, please contact the Cottage Grove Middle School Front Office at 651-425-6804.

School Supply List

CGMS Supply List

Important Dates

  • Aug. 24: 7th and 8th grade Open House from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Aug. 31: All 6th graders will have Camp 6 from 7:50 am - 2:26 pm. Transportation will be provided. More Information to come in early August.
    • School pictures for 6th graders
  • Aug. 31: First Day of School for 7th and 8th graders BRAND NEW to CGMS (and/or were VLA students the entire 2020-2021 School Year) for CAMP 7 and 8 programming will be 7:50 am - 2:26 pm.
    • School pictures for new 7th and 8th graders
  • Aug. 31: 6th grade Open House 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Sept. 1: All students in grade 6-8 start back to school.
  • Sept. 3: NO SCHOOL - HOLIDAY
  • Sept. 6: NO SCHOOL - HOLIDAY

Fall 2021 Parent-Teacher Conference Dates

  • Tuesday, Oct. 26: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 4: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • More information to come in early October

Fall Class Schedules for Middle School Students

When will my Middle School Student Get their Fall Class Schedule?
Current plans for students to be able to view their class schedule in the student portal for the 2021-2022 school year is set for Monday, Aug. 16. All students WILL receive a hard copy of their class schedule on the first day of school.

*Please note that class balancing can fluctuate up to the first day of the school year so some minor changes could be made to student schedules between August 16th and August 31st. ALL students will receive a class schedule confirmation on their first day of the school year during their Advisory Class.

Camp 6 - Sixth Grade Orientation

  • WHO: All Incoming 6th Grade Students
  • WHERE: Cottage Grove Middle School
  • WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7:50 am - 2:26 pm

Sixth-grade students will learn important information to be set up for success for the 2021-2022 school year. This includes learning about their new class schedule, how to use school-issued technology and more.

There is no registration for Camp 6 required. Regular bus routes will be available for students with assigned bussing during the school year. Students within walking boundaries will need to walk to school or plan their own transportation to school.

More information will be sent out to sixth-grade students and families in early August.

CGMS Camp 7 and 8 Information

Cottage Grove Middle School knows that with the unique and challenging school year we just experienced we will need to provide a building orientation to our incoming 7th and 8th graders this fall.

  • Students who were either VLA learners this past school year OR who will be brand new to Cottage Grove Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year will be invited to an orientation program to assist in their transition to Cottage Grove Middle School.


Please know we are planning a “Camp 7” and “Camp 8” experience for these students to be held at Cottage Grove Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7:50 am to 2:26 pm.

*The first day of school for all other 7th and 8th grade students is Wednesday, September 1st.

This programming is prepared for those students who are unfamiliar with our building (BRAND NEW to CGMS and/or VLA students for the entire 20-21 school year) and would prefer to have additional time and attention to successfully transition on-site before the first day of school for the rest of the 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday, September 1st.

This opportunity is OPTIONAL. Please mark your calendars and more information will be shared with you in early August.

SoWashCo Schools Fall 2021 Plans

The latest planning information from SoWashCo Schools will be available online here

Back-To-School Family Update

Families are required to complete the back-to-school family updated by Aug. 18, 2021 through Campus Parent Portal. For more information click here.