March Newsletter

Middle School & HIgh School

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High School Link

Middle School Link

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Seniors would you like to be part of the ASCENT PROGRAM

· This is for seniors who would like to be part of the ASCENT program, which would cover tuition for their first year of college, they must have:

· 12 postsecondary course credit hours –prior to end of 12th grade year

· No IB – CLEP - prior learning - experiential courses – remedial/dev ed college courses

· ASCENT Q&A for Advanced Placement (AP) courses

5th year of high school

· Not in need of basic skills coursework in selected pathway;

· Satisfied minimum prerequisites of college courses…

More information can be found on the Colorado Department of Education link below:

Students should contact Mrs. Alfson as soon as possible because spots for this program are limited and not guaranteed, and we would need to check the student’s background to see if they would qualify for the program.

Thank you,

Adele Alfson

MS/HS Counselor

550 S. Syvester Avenue

Center, CO 81125

(719) 754-2232


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From the cafeteria:

If your child is home for any reason, we can provide meals for you. We just need a phone call from you to ask for that service.

We can pack for the amount of time your child is out. If they have to quarantine for weeks at a time, we can provide the meals as well.

Please call (719-754-2846) to place your order.



Why is being in school every day important?


Even if you miss just a few days here and there, your grades are likely to suffer.


When you are in class you learn the material along with your classmates. When you’re not in class, you need to learn the material on your own, which is stressful, time-consuming, and a much less effective way to learn.


Chronic absenteeism is the leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school and not graduate.


When you’re in school every day, you get a better education, which means you’ll have more career options and a much brighter future!


-Have a good nighttime routine that includes getting everything ready for the next day.

-Go to bed early enough to ensure you get enough sleep-and don’t risk oversleeping in the morning.

-Have a plan in place if you miss the bus or your ride to school.

-Form a support network at the school, including friends, teachers, and other staff.

-Know and understand your school’s attendance policy, and know that to do if you must miss school.

If you have attendance problems because you don’t have transportation to school, there are problems at home, you’re being bullied, or there’s another problem, talk to your school counselor or your behavior specialist. Your counselor can help you work with most issues that’s preventing you from regularly attending school.


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The dental hygienist from Mobile Smiles will be here March 9th & 10th to provide FREE dental exams and fluoride varnish for all students PK-12th grade!

Please contact the office for a permission slip of visit to print one.

The 4th grade classes at Haskin Elementary will be given a puberty lesson the week of March 22. Permission slips will be sent home this week. Please contact the school for any questions!

Please remember to continue to screen your student at home for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If they have any symptoms please keep them home and contact the school.

The school is now able to offer free COVID-19 tests to students and/or staff that have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Tests only go less than an inch into the nose and results are back within 15 minutes. A big thank you to Dr. Deng with SLVHealth Pediatrics for her support and for providing a doctors order so that this can be done.

Please contact Wendy Murillo if you think your child needs a COIVD-19 test.

From Our Nurse

March is National Nutrition Month!

As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn health eating habits and maintain a healthy weight. Involving them in meal preparation and cooking is a great way to motivate them to try new foods and is a good way to spend time together as a family.

What is a “healthy” diet?

· It emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk products.

· It includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.

· It is low is saturated fats, trans-fats, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars.

· It stays within your daily calorie needs.

Focus in Healthy Food Choices: Choose the GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods:

· GO foods are the lowest in fats and added sugar. They are nutrient dense with a better source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients important to health.

o Examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry and fish, bean, and egg whites/egg substitutes.

o Eat these foods the most.

· SLOW foods are higher in fats, added sugar and calories.

o Examples: veggies with added fat, white flour, low-fat mayo, 2% milk products, peanut butter, pizza, baked chips, and mac and cheese.

o Eat these foods SOMETIMES.

· WHOA foods are highest in fats and sugars. They are calorie dense food and low in vitamins and minerals and other things that your body needs.

o Examples: Whole-milk products, fried foods, baked goods, candy, soda, chips, creamy salad dressings and sugary cereals.

o Eat these food once in a while in small potions.

Bon Appetite!!

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Go to this link to register for the covid vaccine march 26th