Remote Learning: Update April 24, 2020
Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.
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.
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.
Read the descriptions below.
Click the link to sign up through a Google Form by Friday, April 25!
Club leaders will contact you with more information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Elks Lodge Essay Contest Winners!
Sarah Hummel finished 1st and will be receiving $100
Cassandra Frank took 3rd and will be receiving $50
2nd Place Winner Jostens Photography Contest!
Cimarron Counseling Team
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- email@example.com
Jill Bull : 6th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1357 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarlett Doise : School Social Worker (Special Education) Office- 720-433-1314 Email - email@example.com
Stephanie Farrell: School Psychologist (Special Education) - Office- 720-433-1387 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Fincher : 7th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1339 Email- email@example.com
Holly Laut : 8th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1372 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Scholz : Restorative Counselor Office- 720-433-1309 Email- email@example.com
Rose Walsh White : Group Counselor Office- 720-433-1404 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use this link to Request to see a counselor.
Resources for Support during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Child Mind Institute - Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Douglas County School District - DCSD COVID-19 Page
Very Well Mind - How to Cope With Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Calm Meditation Website - https://www.calm.com/
Psychology Today - Covid-19: How to Keep a Healthy Perspective
NSAP - parent resource in Spanish
Mindfulness Resources - Mindfulness ResourcesParent self care during pandemic article
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: email@example.com 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!
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.