Principal's Corner #1

July 23, 2020

I hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying your summer. It has definitely been a different kind of summer break. I selected the beach background for a reason - I am dreaming....

For those of you new to COT, I welcome you! The Principal's Corner is a weekly communication that typically goes out to all staff every Friday. With all the information coming at us, I thought I'd start this a little early this year.

As you know, our district has been working endlessly to provide a smooth start to the 2020-21 school year. This continues to be an unprecedented time, and things continue to change on a daily basis. As you know, my flexibility falls in the first 3rd on my Emergenetics profile, so my battery is working hard! The "green" in me wants the structure, but as soon as we put a structure in place, something changes. With that being said, I appreciate your ongoing support and words of encouragement.

Dr. Siegfried has shared that the decision to start remotely or in-person will be made by looking at data associated with community spread, trends in the number of new cases, and the impact on hospitals in the metro Denver area in August. If the decision is made to start in-person, I will be pulling together a leadership team to help work through some of the details such as our master schedule. Please watch for more information to come. In the meantime, please use the remaining days of summer to relax, rewind, and enjoy your loved ones.

Much appreciation,


Lunch with the Principal

You may recall back in February I started a "monthly" lunch with the principal. Little did we know a few weeks later we'd be in the midst of a pandemic and teaching remotely.

Well, I am bringing it back!

Do you have something on your mind? Do you have questions/concerns? Are there celebrations you want to share? Do you have ideas you want to be heard? Or do you just want to talk and say hi? If so, join me on Wednesday's from 11:30-12:00. This is completely optional, with no agenda. Watch for an invite to come.

K-5 Online Program Applicant Pool has be reposted.

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Non-Essential Furniture Storage

I am working on a plan for storing non-essential furniture in our building. We will not be able to store personal items, but if you have CCSD/COT items that you would like to store at school, we will have a location (TBD). Watch for more information to come.

2020-21 Class Lists

You have access to your class lists we created in the spring through Class Composure. Please know that these lists are going to change. We have several students enrolled in online learning for the 2020-21 school year and we will be impacted. We've also been given more guidance around clustering students for our ELL, GT and SpEd students. I will be sending information to the previous year teams to help make adjustments, so please watch for that information to come in the upcoming week. .

COVID-19 Work Agreement

Compensation for the additional 40 hours or pro-rated equivalent shall be paid in December of 2020. If you haven't already done so, please follow this link to read, sign and acknowledge your understanding of the COVID-19 work agreement -
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