August Newsletter

Middle & High School

Picture Day

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Picture day flyer/ Order form

To place an order you may print the order form and attach a check or cash and bring it in on picture day !

Order online

You can also access the online ordering by going to: and entering our schools event password

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Welcome Back

Hello Center Students/Parents and Guardians-

Welcome back!

It is my honor to serve your son/daughter as their high school principal. I am going into my 15th year in administration and I personally love my job. As everyone knows, last year was extremely challenging. I truly believe our school and district did everything in our power to try and serve our students with educational opportunities. We do know that the last 18 months has been challenging for ALL of us. We all hope the changes in our lives will decrease with time.

This year may be the most important year in their educational lives. In no way do I expect to catch up on ALL they missed. But, I believe our school will be able to be structured and intentional this upcoming school year. What I am asking from each parent/guardian is your help. We know that a teacher is the most influential person on a child and their education. A parent/guardian and trusted adult are vital to our systematical approach. Sometimes our high school students just refuse to learn. That is evident by their attendance, effort and attitude. Sometimes they have other important factors that influence them positively and negatively in their high school years. Sometimes the work and studying gets overwhelming. Substantial evidence exists showing that parent involvement benefits students, including raising their academic achievement. There are other advantages for children when parents become involved — namely, increased motivation for learning, improved behavior, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general.

Be involved, ask questions and communicate with their teachers. Our kids deserve the best. The time is now for us to increase academic achievement in our schools. We want them to find their purpose and some goals for their future. Please get on our team by helping outside of the school day. I believe in these kids! So do our teachers! WE can do this together.

I am looking forward to a fantastic school year.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at the school



Kevin Jones

Center High School Principal

Our New Middle School Principal

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Hello Center Community and Students of Skoglund Middle School and Welcome Back to another school year.

I don’t know about you, but it seems that summer has just flew by. It was a busy one for me as I transitioned to your new Skoglund Middle School Principal and Center School District Athletic Director. I am excited to welcome back students for another school year. We will continue to do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy since we are still battling COVID. We are still looking at filling several positions in the middle school, so please bear with me as there will be many changes happening in the next couple of months.

As we begin this new school year, I ask all of you to partner with us to ensure that your student gets the best education possible. Please make sure that they are keeping up with their assignments in each class. One way to do that is through the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus. If you do not have a login for Infinite Campus, please see Debra Lujan or Rosa Ramos in the office to assist you. I will be reaching out to you should your student begin to fall behind in his/her schoolwork.

I have several goals for this school year. The most important goal for me this year is to create a new Promotion and Retention policy for middle school students. My hope is that with this new policy in place, students will have a concrete understanding of what they need to accomplish during the school year to be promoted to the next grade. This will also help students understand the credit system as they transition from middle school to high school.

I am looking forward to a great year. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Again, Welcome Back.

Linda Donaldson

Skoglund Middle School Principal


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Letter to Parents Regarding Safety Drills

Dear Center Consolidated School District Families,

We wanted to share the six safety drills your students will participate in as part of our comprehensive safety plan. The goal of practicing the drills is to help our students feel safe at school and to know what to do should an emergency arise. We are sharing this information with you so you may discuss the drills with your students. Below is a brief description of the drills that will be practiced in the future. COVID has been an obstacle in preventing most drills to be performed. We are expecting to get started with performing drills this coming 4th quarter to get back on track with familiarity of drills.

Hold: How students are asked to clear the hallways and remain in a classroom with doors locked and kept safe until ALL CLEAR is instructed. This occurs if there is an altercation or a fight or an emergency in the hallways.

Secure/Lockout: How students are kept safe inside the school when there is a potential threat outside of our school. We make sure all students are inside the building behind secured perimeter doors. Business as usual continues within the school and parents are able to enter the school through the main doors showing proper identification.

Lockdown: How students are kept safe when there is a potential threat within the school. Students practice staying quiet and unseen within classrooms or closest classrooms. Nobody may leave their classroom during a lockdown and entry into the school is not permitted.

Shelter in Place: How students are kept inside the school building during a hazard from the outside environment. The hazard can vary from a natural hazard to a manmade hazard. (Example: Blizzard.)

Evacuation: How to exit the school in a quick and orderly manner. Each class follows an exit route and are accounted for while waiting quietly with teachers outside the building. We practice fire drills on a periodic basis. No one can enter the school during an evacuation. Evacuations vary from on-site fire drills to off-site evacuation locations.

Reunification: How students and parents/guardians are brought together after a crisis response at an announced off-site location area. Reunification method provides school and district safety teams proven methods for planning and practicing and achieving a successful reunification. Parents are required to bring photo ID to the mentioned reunification location during the reunification process. The parent/guardian will need to fill out a reunification card prior to reunifying with child.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your students about what to do both at school and at home in the event of a crisis.

If you have any questions about any of our safety procedures please don’t hesitate to contact us at 719-754-2232


Steve Martinez

Center Consolidated School District Director of Safety and Behavior

Welcome to Fall 2021!

We will be happy to be seeing students on campus again beginning August 16th! For those of you who want to take college courses, the deadline is coming up. Classes are filling up, so contact Mrs. Alfson and get your registration forms filled out.

Students who are planning on an Adams State course(s), you must complete the online registration link as well as the online registration form for courses if this you have never taken an ASU course before.

Students who have previously taken a course may just fill out the online registration form. ASU will be here August 10th from 10:00 to about 4:00 PM during CHAMP Day if you need their help.

Students who plan to take a Trinidad State College course must fill out their application and go online to fill out the online application.

Again, see Mrs. Alfson for the hard copy form and ask if you have questions.

General Supplies for Skoglund Middle School

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Enroll Now

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Center Viking Club

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