February 12, 2024 - February 16, 2024
Dear CompSci Families,
Whew, what a week! The sun was out, it wasn't too cold, and kids were busy! It looks like we may get some more winter weather next week, but that's okay. On Wednesday we had a half day becuase we had 5th graders from the CREC schools visiting. Some of our current students stayed to help and it was great to hear what they LOVE about school. The answers ranged from "my teachers", "my friends", "the classes", and of course "lunch". It was very cute.
Just as a reminder, if you are picking up your child early, please make sure you bring ID. We sometimes have different people working the desk, and they don;t know you. Please don't be insulted, it's for safety!
Enjoy the warm temps tomorrow,
Equity Corner: Episode 17
Greetings Comp Sci Families!
This week our Student Equity Committee students did a wonderful job making announcements for Black History Month. Each announcement showcased a person that they admired and wanted to research and share with our school community. It was truly a powerful success!
Have a wonderful weekend,
~Ashley Hanse & Kendal Lumpkin
Comp Sci Middle Equity Leaders
Friday, Feb 16, 2024, 07:00 AM
NO SCHOOL PRESIDENTS DAY BREAK
Monday, Feb 19, 2024, 07:00 AM
Next week, on Monday 2/12/24, we will kick off our Spirit Week in honor of the American Heart Association. Students will be engaging in a variety of activities to help promote better heart health and an opportunity to promote social responsibility (see American Heart Challenge - Middle and High Schools | American Heart Association). A Spirit Week Calendar for preview and ways to participate at home has been attached for reference.
February’s Frenzy Attendance Campaign
February’s Frenzy Attendance Campaign is off to a great start! During the first week, 2/1/24 – 2/7/24 we had a total of 547 students eligible for this week’s raffle prizes. The winners this week were: Rockson, Nana Ekow Duku (6), Velazquez Sanchez, Luis (6), Figueroa, Analeah (7), Rivera Landaverde, Astlane (7), Cassandra, Chase (8), and Smith, Corey (8). Congratulations to those students…keep up the good work!
Carla Joseph-Trim , x3153
6th Grade Counselor
Leigh Skal, x 3160
6th Grade Social Worker
Cheryl Sansone, x3152
7th Grade Counselor
Miguel Falcon, x3156
7th Grade Social Worker
Joey Braiewa, x3154
8th Grade Counselor
Jocelynn Nelson, x3155
8th Grade Social Worker
Nitza Rivera, x3150 (bi-lingual)
General School Information
Academy of Computer Science and Engineering
337 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108
Fax# 860-291-3159 (860)-290-5330
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CREC’s Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
“Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) is an intentionally diverse social justice organization whose members work to acknowledge, respect, and empathize with people of all different identifiers, such as race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. In accordance with CREC’s mission of equity, excellence, and success for all through high-quality educational services, our staff and students commit to participate in and support ongoing equity and inclusion programming through curricular and co-curricular offerings, professional learning, and local and national partnerships. Moreover, CREC staff and students strive to understand and confront the symptoms and causes of systematic oppression—ranging from implicit biases to micro aggressions to discriminatory policies, practices and traditions—that benefit privileged groups. While at CREC, staff and students commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others, to willingly challenge inherited beliefs and ideologies, and consequently learn, grow, and serve.”
BELL SCHEDULE FOR SY 2022-23
Students’ bell times is as follows: 7:20am -1:55pm (Full Day) and 7:20am – 10:45am (Half Day)
Picking up your child early
When picking up a student early from school, a note is required and should be given to the front desk Security Guard.
Parents/Guardians are to provide ID for verification when signing out any student. Anyone other than the parent/guardian
Who is asked to pick up a student must have the parent’s written permission; that individual is required to be in our
Emergency contact or be named in the note provided by parent—and will also need an ID.
Address Change Reporting
Help us keep our records current by reporting any changes to your child’s demographic information. Please complete the Address Change Form and bring in the necessary information to complete this process. Complete and return to Mrs. Rivera
In Guidance with any changes to your address and/or phone number. By doing this you will assist in jump starting your child’s bus stop change needs.
Request to Board a Different Bus
Click on the following BUSING PROTOCOL for more information. Please call the school 860-290-5320 with any questions.
RSCO Transportation Inclement Weather Letter
RSCO Transportation Emergency Closing Information CLICK HERE
Click on the following link for texting information, both in English and Spanish, about busing during inclement weather.
2022-2023 Transportation Reimbursement
Transportation Reimbursement is allotted for Families who reside outside of the CREC Transportation District & do not utilize CREC transportation in any way. Both criteria must be met to receive mileage reimbursement.
Lost & Found
Bins can be found in the 1st and 3rd floor offices, guidance and in the gymnasium. Bins are emptied the last Friday of the month.
Student lunch accounts
During SY 2023-24, through the Community Eligibility Commission (CEP), ALL students attending Comp-Sci will receive free meals.
**You will also need your child’s lunch identification number. If you need help locating your child’s number, please contact us.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Annual Notice and Form
FERPA affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to educational records.
Schools are asked to download and review the notices and Directory Information Word documents below, populate the required school-specific fields then message the notice and form home to families as an electronic PDF or paper copy in English and Spanish by Friday, December 22.
It is a federal requirement to send this information to families annually.
Parents should return completed forms to schools only if they request that the school obtain prior written consent before any "Directory Information" is disclosed or released about their child. (These forms are also on our website, here.)
- CREC FERPA Annual Notice of Student Education Record Privacy
- CREC FERPA Annual Notice of Student Education Record Privacy - Spanish
- CREC FERPA Annual Notice for Disclosure of School Directory Information
- CREC FERPA Annual Notice for Disclosure of School Directory Information – Spanish
Schools are then responsible for tracking opt-out designations by following the instructions below.
- Ensure staff are aware of any returned forms and any necessary next steps regarding parent notification
- Store returned forms in student files
Indicate the parent/guardian request for prior written notification (returned forms) in PowerSchool by changing the student's FERPA Block field from "N" to "Y" on the student demographics page