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  • Welcome

    We are now accepting registration for the 2023-2024 school year!

    All families must first prove residency before beginning the registration process.

    Follow this Link to begin.




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     ParentSquare  is our primary tool for school-to-home communication.

     CMS is using a new system called ParentSquare.  This system will become our primary communication system for emails and text messages to let families know about changes in schedules, our Principal's Friday Letter home, emergency situations, to communicate student absences, and more!


    For Parents:  

    1. Download the Parent Square App and create an account using the same email as you have on file with the school
    2. Click on the three lines at the top left of the screen, then select account
    3. Select Preferences
    4. Select Notifications
    5. Change text notifications to instant


     For help with the ParentSquare app, you can submit a help request at:




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  • 7th Grade Immunization Banner



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  • We are closed for the summer

    June 19th - July 25th 2022

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    Our office doors will reopen July 27th.

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: August 9th!




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  • The latest Cougar Catch is here!

    Check out the latest edition of our new monthly online student newspaper featuring sports, fashion, planetary news, and so much more!



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    bell Schedule


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  • Incident IQ - Tech Assistance

     Is Your Chromebook on the fritz?

    Are you experiencing login issues?

    Do you need tech support?

     We can help!  Follow one of the Incident IQ links below, fill out a trouble ticket request, and a tech representative from the school district will contact you shortly.

    Incident IQ - For Students

    Incident IQ - For Parents



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CUSD Announcements


    Carmel Unified School District will have a regular Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to hold the 2023-24 update to the 2021-2024 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Public Hearing and 2023-24 Budget Public Hearing. The Board meeting will be held at the Carmel Middle School Library 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA 93923 at 5:30PM. Revisions to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and/or the 2023-24 Budget may then be made in consideration of any feedback from the Public Hearings. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Budget Adoption will then take place at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

    Per Education Code (EC) Sections 42127 and 52062, two separate Governing Board public meetings, held at least one day apart, are required for the school district Budget hearing and Budget adoption. In addition, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Public Hearing must occur at the same meeting as the Budget adoption. The Public Hearings require 72 hours of public notice and both the 2023-24 Budget and the 2023-24 update to the 2021-2024 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) must be adopted on or before July 1, 2023.

    The 2023-24 update to the 2021-2024 DRAFT LCAP can be viewed at the following website, https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=36030810&MID=18235.

    The 2023-24 DRAFT Budget can be requested to be viewed 72 hours in advance of the Public Hearing by contacting the Business Office by email at kperkins@carmelunified.org.

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    Board of Education Regular Meeting
    June 7, 2023
    Carmel Middle School Library
    4380 Carmel Valley Road
    Carmel, CA  93923

    5:30 PM OPEN Session 


    Members of the public may observe the meeting in person or on the CUSD Board Meeting YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/CUSDBoardMeeting.  Those attending in person should be aware that the livestream broadcast may capture video and audio of those attending the meeting and that the District may post the recording on its YouTube Channel.

    Public Comment
    Members of the public attending the meeting may provide comment during item I.F. Public comment on any open session item, closed session item, or any item that is within the Board’s jurisdiction, but not on the agenda, will be heard at that time. Where the Board has agendized a separate public hearing as part of the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the topic of the public hearing at that time. 

    The Board is committed to maintaining a respectful and productive environment that fosters a culture of civility where staff, the community and the Board feel safe to express themselves and are free from bullying, harassment, and threats. The Board welcomes your comments and requests that you express yourself accordingly.

    Members wishing to address the Board are allotted THREE minutes per speaker per item or per topic which is not on the agenda.  Should more than 20 people wish to address any one item or topic, the Board may elect to allot TWO minutes per speaking on that item/topic.  Please note that the speaking time cannot be delegated to another person.  Members should indicate the agenda item(s) or topic(s) on which they plan to speak when beginning their comments. Without taking action, Board members or District staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda.

    Input Card
    Additionally, at any time during the meeting, members of the public may complete an “Input Card” to provide additional input on items addressed by the Board or within the Board’s jurisdiction.  After the meeting, comments will be shared with the Board.

    Public Records
    Any writings or documents that are public records and are provided to a majority of the Board of Education regarding an open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the District Office located at 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, California 93923 during normal business hours.

    Assistance Information
    If you require special assistance such as translation, auxiliary aids or services in order to access the Board meeting room, review the agenda, or otherwise participate in this meeting, please contact the Assistant to the Superintendent at 624-1546 ext. 2021. Please provide sufficient advance notice to allow the District time to arrange for your accommodation.

    NOTICE TO AUDIENCE: The Board reserves the right to change the order of the agenda items.
    Click Links Below 

    • Board  Agenda - FULL DETAILS click HERE
      • To view the detailed version, please click that link above and then click the header item that you wish to see the details and/or attachments to the items. Procedural items may not have details, just headers/titles. 
        • If you have any questions on how to access the new agenda platform, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent's Office, Michelle Goncalves, at mgoncalves@carmelunified.org or 624-1546 ext. 2021

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  • Our Mission Statement: Carmel Middle School has an academic priority based in the California State Content Standards. We will deliver these academics with creativity that stretches students toward higher level thinking skills. We are keenly interested in the whole child and will use relevant, age-appropriate, and hands-on methods that foster student appreciation for learning and the world around us. We offer a broad selection of electives and stress the importance of these electives as our students explore their personal interests. We are dedicated to providing a safe and positive learning environment where students are given opportunities to develop their abilities and confidence for life-long learning. Personal health and fitness are significant to our mission. We want students to become increasingly self-motivated to make positive, healthy contributions to our world.