Colts Chronicle

Remote Learning: Update April 24, 2020

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes

Cimarron Families,


Thank you for all your support and hard work during remote learning. We love seeing your kids through google hangouts and connecting with them in a virtual way. In times of uncertainty, it is so important to maintain and even deepen our connections to the people in our community. One way we hope we can enhance our connections is through our new virtual club offerings!


This week we rolled out Colt's Connect! There are a variety of virtual club offerings that are free for all Cimarron students. We encourage students to join these clubs so that they can maintain a social connection to our community. We will be adding to our list of clubs, so check back to see more offerings as remote learning progresses.


We wish you all a safe and happy remote learning experience in the weeks to come. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support your families.


-Chris Zimmerman

Colt’s Connect!

Cimarron Remote Learning Club Opportunities: April 27- May 22

Check out a variety of free, optional online/virtual “club” opportunities (hyperlinked below). These are available for all Cimarron Students! Please read carefully for details as there are various ways to be involved. New sessions will be added as they become available.

  1. Read the descriptions below.

  2. Click the link to sign up through a Google Form by Friday, April 25!

  3. Club leaders will contact you with more information!


Click Here for More information about clubs starting now!

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School Accountability Committee

The Cimarron SAC committee is looking for new committee members for the 2020-21 school year. Each position is a two year commitment.


SAC allows parents and community members to have a voice, supporting the students and the teachers at Cimarron. The purpose of the SAC is to inform and encourage participation, provide opportunities for parents and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s programs and quality improvement processes.


This form is to obtain your information to put out for a vote to our community for the school accountability committee for next school year. If you are selected, you will be voted in as a voting or non-voting member of this committee. These positions will be voted on by the community and are a two year commitment. Typically meetings are once a month for an hour and a half.


The committee is also seeking a community representative. This representative is a person that does not have kids in the school and wants to volunteer their time. This person is not voted in and can email Chris Zimmerman at cjzimmerman@dcsdk12.org.


Please complete this form for you to be considered for an SAC position. The committee is currently seeking two voting members. All nominations must be submitted by midnight on May 3rd, 2020

Remote Learning Grading Policy

During remote learning, no cumulative grades will be calculated. The only grades that can be viewed is by looking at individual assignment grades within each class. This allows our teachers to provide feedback to students. Please see the district policy on middle school grading below:
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Elks Lodge Essay Contest Winners!

Cimarron is proud to announce that two of our 8th grade students were honored as winners in the Elks Lodge Essay Contest. Students answered the question, "What does freedom mean to me?" Congratulations to Sarah Hummel and Cassandra Frank!


Sarah Hummel finished 1st and will be receiving $100
Cassandra Frank took 3rd and will be receiving $50

2nd Place Winner Jostens Photography Contest!

Congratulations to Addie Soloman for her 2nd place finish in the Jostens Nationwide Photography contest! Addie submitted her photo, "Cloud Runner," which was taken during a cross country meet earlier this school year. Addie says this particular photo went unnoticed by her until Mr. Melanson pointed it out to her during class.
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Cimarron Counseling Team

Cimarron Community,


In addition to the online learning opportunities which are available to you during this time though each teacher, you still have access to our Counselors, Social Worker, and Psychologist during school hours on normally scheduled school days.


Emily Benson : Counselor for Prevention Office- 720-433-1318 Email- ebenson@dcsdk12.org

Jill Bull : 6th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1357 Email- jkbull@dcsdk12.org

Scarlett Doise : School Social Worker (Special Education) Office- 720-433-1314 Email - sdoise@dcsdk12.org

Stephanie Farrell: School Psychologist (Special Education) - Office- 720-433-1387 Email - scfarrell@dcsdk12.org

Valerie Fincher : 7th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1339 Email- vcfincher@dcsdk12.org

Holly Laut : 8th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1372 Email- hmlaut@dcsdk12.org

Catherine Scholz : Restorative Counselor Office- 720-433-1309 Email- cmscholz@dcsdk12.org

Rose Walsh White : Group Counselor Office- 720-433-1404 Email- rwalsh@dcsdk12.org


You can use this link to Request to see a counselor.


Some additional resources for you can be found on our Counseling Resource Page. Here is an Online assignment planner if you would like to make a copy to use during the remote learning window.

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Highlighted Colts


We want to highlight Colts that are going above and beyond to help our community. If you know of a Cimarron student, family, or staff member who are doing their part to strengthen our community, please nominate them. Send an email to: emily.benson@dcsdk12.org with a brief description of what they are doing.


This week’s Highlighted Colt Staff Member is the fabulous Mrs. Kimi Sharp! Like many of our teachers, Mrs. Sharp has embraced the challenges of remote learning, and she has continued to make band and orchestra fun and interactive for her students. Last week, Mrs. Sharp held a photo contest for her students!

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CiMS Friends Remake
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Legend Feeder, Regional Video

Safe2Tell Colorado

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.