• MARCH 2020


    Dear CDMS Students and Families,

    The CDMS School Counselors hope you and your family are doing well during these uncertain times.  We have been thinking of you and hope that you and your family are staying healthy, positive and keeping busy!

    We would love to hear from you - how are you spending your time?  Are you reading any books?  Playing your instrument or putting your creative art skills to work?  Maybe you are exercising or practicing some athletic skills?  Feel free to email us and share how you are spending your time.  We'd love to stay connected with you!

    During these uncertain times, it is important to practice mindfulness to take care of yourself.  Be sure to continue to get lots of sleep, go outside to get fresh air, and continue to eat healthy.  Create a 'to do' list for each day and follow a daily routine.  Get up, get dressed and get going!

    Please check out the links we've provided on the right side of our webpage to assist you during these uncertain times.  Also, please note that we've added a link for "Important Guidance Office Information during the Coronavirus Shut-down ".  We will use this area to keep you informed about things like course selection, DCTS, guidance related activities and any other frequently asked questions that may come up.  

    Lastly, if there is anything you need, please reach out.  We are both monitoring emails during the school day and responding as quickly as we are able.  We have also reserved daily "office hours" in our schedules to specifically monitor emails and respond more immediately to any emails from students and/or parents (check below for times).  This window of time is meant for us to be available if you need an immediate answer for a question or if you anticipate that further questions may arise from the original email.  If we find that we receive too many emails to keep up with during this window of time, then we will add additional hours.  But please know, that we are still monitoring our emails daily and assuming we receive them during school hours, you can anticipate we will likely respond that same day.


    Your CDMS School Counselors,

                                                 Ms. MacDonald (A-K)                          Mrs. McClintick (L-Z)

                                                smacdonald@cdschools.org              kmcclintick@cdschools.org

    Virtual "office hours":          1:00-2:00 p.m.                                  9:00-10:00 a.m.   





    Play a game with your family 

                  Go for a 30 minute walk by yourself or with your dog

    Spend an hour reading a favorite book

                    Make a favorite recipe with your family

    Find a creative outlet ... Practice drawing, coloring, painting

                       Learn about yoga and practice a few new techniques

    Take 'virtual tour' of a museum