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Guide to Communications

CMS Website

Provides up-to-date information on current events at CMS. Also includes general school information, PTA information, and teacher/staff contact information.

Navigate to central.scsdk8.org

The website is updated regularly so bookmark this URL and check it frequently.

CMS Mustang Mail (Online Newsletter)

For SCSD, CMS, SCEF, PTA, and other school-related organizations to provide school-wide and grade-level information to the CMS community.

You will automatically receive this publication on weekly, usually on Monday, via the email address you provided in InfoSnap.

If you would like something included in the CMS newsletter, the article needs to be submitted by Thursday at 5pm for the following Monday’s issue. Click here for more information on how to submit information for the newsletter.

A Mustang Mail Archives link is available on the CMS website under Our School.


For CMS teachers to post grades, classwork, and assignments, and communicate information to students and families. Attendance information is also listed here.

Go to https://sancarlos.illuminatehc.com/ to access the Illuminate Home Connection Portal. Questions about Illuminate? Contact Alejandro Gutierrez at [email protected].

Online Directory

Utilizing the Directory Burst program, the CMS PTA makes it easy for CMS staff and families to contact each other. It is accessible on your computer and mobile devices.

 If you opted to share your email address with the PTA when registering in InfoSnap, an invitation to create an account with Directory Burst is sent out in early September. If you are having trouble accessing Directory Burst www.directoryburst.com or would like to change your online listing, please contact Linda Kleinschmidt at [email protected].

Emergency Communications

In the event of a significant emergency, parents will receive a phone call and email from our emergency broadcast system. Parents also may opt-in to receive a text message during the annual Infosnap registration process. Please do not try to call the school office during an emergency.