COYOTE CORNER

Newsletter from the Counselors

WELCOME BACK, COYOTES!

Hey there Coyotes! We are VERY excited to welcome you all to Cypress Creek Middle School after what I'm sure was a very different, but hopefully fun-filled summer! Whether you are joining us for the first time ever here at "the Creek", or you are returning back to "the pack", we are looking forward to having an amazing year together with everyone. Welcome to Cypress Creek ... let's get this year started!
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MEET THE COUNSELORS OF THE CREEK

APPOINTMENT REQUESTS

Need to chat with your school counselor? Fill out the request form for your grade level counselor below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUccI4yOe0hWCyuHJFY7aoME8ueL7Yn3Qs1Wr1kyZVyjesNw/viewform?usp=sf_link


If you are a student ON CAMPUS, you can fill out a green paper version of this form found outside of each grade level counselor's office!

WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEAN FOR YOU?

The counselors here at the Creek are here to help make your middle school journey as meaningful, fun, and successful as possible. At Cypress Creek not only do we H.O.W.L, but we remind everyone to be always be YOU and

EMBRACE YOUR INNER COYOTE!


So, think about it ... What does success mean to YOU?

3 TIPS FOR GETTING BACK IN THE GROOVE

Getting back in the swing of things after all this time home is definitely a challenge! Here are a few tips to help ease the adjustment as we get back to it.


1. Time for a Reset!

Slowly move those bedtimes and wake-up times back to what they should be during the school year. It has been a VERY extended summer break for us this year, and I know this is a tip that I will be using for myself as well! You can do this gradually over one or two weeks. If meal times or other regular routines have changed over the summer vacation, reset those as well. Block out the school schedule (holidays, test days, etc.) on a calendar. A family calendar in a prominent place helps everyone see what’s going on at a glance, including all those after school activities.


2. Organize Your Workspace and Supplies

If you (or your student) don’t have an organized area to work in yet, now is the time to get it all set up (especially if you are starting out the year online)! De-clutter that workspace that you will be using for daily work or homework. Make sure that you have a quiet, distraction-free place for your work. Stock up on the supplies you need, including any organization accessories like folders, desk trays, paper, and writing utensils.


3. Set Goals for yourself for the Upcoming School Year

Start the year the way you want it to continue! Doing the above should help you get a good start on the school year and it will set you up for SUCCESS! You can make the first week even easier by setting up the daily routines that make school life more simple. Each night before school, prep what you need, such as lunch/snacks, your awesome outfit, and your backpack for starters. You'll be ready to run with the pack!

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BE AN UPSTANDING COYOTE

Bullying is defined as an intentional act that causes harm to others. Bullying can be physical, verbal, social (gossip, excluding others), or cyber (electronically), and it is a very serious topic that we revisit each year. If you SEE something SAY something! Be an upstanding citizen and be sure to report any incidents of bullying or peer pressure to a trusted adult. To report anonymously, you can leave a tip on "Fortify FL" at the following link:

https://getfortifyfl.com/Tip.html


Remember, always be kind for others may be fighting a battle that you know nothing about. There is a NO TOLERANCE policy when it comes to bullying, harassment, or peer pressure!

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National Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is September 6-11, 2020. Each day, you can show your support and awareness by being a part of these daily themes and activities:

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Fall Sports Tryouts

Monday, Sep. 7th, 3pm to Friday, Sep. 11th, 5pm

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Celebrate Freedom Week

Monday, Sep. 21st, 7am to Friday, Sep. 25th, 4pm

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PICTURE DAY

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7am

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RED RIBBON WEEK

Sunday, Oct. 25th, 7am to Saturday, Oct. 31st, 4pm

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