Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School

A Message From the Principal

Dear Parents,


Thank you for all your patience and understanding this week as we opened up with school at half capacity. We are so proud of the students for adhering to the guidelines to keep both staff and students safe. Below are a couple reminders and resources to help you navigate hybrid learning. As always, if you need additional support, please reach out.



Thank you,


Chris Zimmerman

Principal

Symptom Checks Required Everyday!

Please make sure that you are taking your students temperature, and DO NOT them in to school if they have a fever or any cold or flu-like symptoms. Cimarron staff members do the same checks before coming in the building as well.


Thank you for your help keeping our building open for students!

Traffic at Cimarron

Dear Cimarron Community,


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! In preparation for our hybrid learning model beginning on Monday, August 24th, please take a moment to review the traffic/transportation information below:

Morning and Afternoon Traffic;

  • The crosswalks and traffic instructions are marked with signs, please refer to them in regard to traffic protocol.

  • Students who are walking to school need to use designated crossing areas with crossing guards or crosswalks. Bikes can be locked up at the bike racks on the north side of the school and scooters can be stored in the school by the commons.

  • Parents driving students to school;

    • Please no double turns from Canterberry Parkway into CiMS lot. Only the right lane may turn right.

    • The only dropoff option is by coming through the traffic loop at the front of the building. Drop off students in the marked zones.

    • The bus loop parking lot is not to be used for student drop off and pick up. For student safety, cars are not allowed in the bus loop.

    • When dropping off and picking up students, please pull ahead and fill all empty spaces. This allows for a more efficient flow of traffic and supports speed and safety.

    • Make sure students get out as soon as the car stops, do not wait until you are at the entrance.

    • Staff members are at key locations to help students and direct traffic. Please follow their instructions.

    • Dropping students off in the parking lot is a hazard as students are walking unsupervised through moving traffic. Please stay in line in traffic and drop students in the designated drop zones.

    • Do not drop off on any street and do not conduct a U-turn on Hopewell across from the school.

    • Do not park in crosswalks. Please stay alert and off cell phones in school zones.


Transportation;

  • All transportation-related questions should go through the district transportation department at 303-387-0415, press 3 for the Parker Terminal.

  • Students will not be allowed to ride home with a friend.

  • Students must abide by the code of conduct just like within school hours, bus privileges can be revoked if they are not able to do so.


Thank you all for your support in these areas as we work together in an effort to get students in safely and efficiently. We look forward to a great school year!


Please contact me at tanner.fitch@dcsdk12.org if you have questions.

Tanner Fitch, Assistant Principal, Traffic/Transportation Contact
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Access to the Building During Hybrid Learning

Because of the Cimarron Guidelines for Hybrid Learning, parents are not allowed access to building areas such as the front office as they have in the past. Because of this, please do not drop off items for students unless absolutely necessary, they cannot be delivered to classrooms with the current building restrictions in place.


Thank you for your understanding!

Need Help With Tech?

Parents can access help with technology through the district tech help page.

iReady Testing

The hours that the assessment is defaulted to be open district-wide is 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students may not take an assessment before 07:00 am or after 4:00 pm

Students are restricted from taking an assessment for the full 24 hour period on the following days: Sunday, Saturday


Please watch this 3 minute video on how you can administer the iReady at home for students. There is a checklist attached below that will be helpful.


VIDEO for parents to help with administering the diagnostic


Checklist for parents to review

Athletics

XC is off to a great start! Our first Meet is Wednesday September 2, the first wave will start at 4pm. Boys run at CIMS, girls run at Mesa MS. Please check out the XC website for the entire meet schedule and updated information. Remember to have your kids come to practice with a mask/gator, full water bottle and a good pair of running shoes. Go Colts!!

Registration

Express Check is now open. If you did not complete Express Check in before school started, please go to Engaged.dcsdk12.org to complete this process.


If you are having trouble logging in, please fill out this Parent Portal Request Form to request the link to reset your password.


If you have already completed Express Check-in but would like to add additional emergency contacts to your student's profile, please fill out this form. There is no limit to the number of emergency contacts your child can have on file, so please make sure there are multiple options available in case you are unable to pick up your child for any reason. Students experiencing COVID symptoms must be picked up in a timely manner. If we are unable to reach the parents, emergency contacts will be notified promptly.

Links for Logging Into Student Learning Platforms

Need help logging into your child's programs? Here are the links you will need to get access to what you need;