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Cozine Climber Updates - November 18

A Note From Cozine:

Hi Climbers!



November is quickly passing us by, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. This Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for our Cozine community of parents, staff, and students. It warms our hearts to see so many smiling faces each day. Although we are still working through a lot of hiccups as a district, our school community shines bright. We appreciate you all!


Next week students have school Monday and Tuesday, and then are off the remainder of the week for Thanksgiving break.


In Kindness,
Ms. Jodi Notch and Ms. Lisa Dalton

UPDATES

Our Parent Survey is Open



The 2021 Clark County School District (CCSD) Districtwide Parent/Guardian Survey is available online until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at ccsd.net/survey. The 5-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is confidential and part of the District's efforts to engage the community on important issues facing students and their families.


Questions asked in the survey align with District goals, focus areas, and strategic imperatives that will be used to help make improvements to schools and increase parent/guardian engagement.


Parents/guardians must enter their child’s student ID number and birth date or the name of the school when completing the survey at ccsd.net/survey. Entering student information ensures that each school is receiving specific responses from parents/guardians to gauge its school climate. Survey results will remain anonymous and are only shared in the aggregate.


The survey is accessible on tablets and smartphones. Every parent/guardian is invited to take a survey for each child enrolled in a CCSD school.


Any questions or concerns can be addressed by calling CCSD's Assessment, Accountability, Research, and School Improvement Division at 702-799-1041, option 4.

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now on sale! Please send your payment to your child's teacher in the envelope that was sent home. You may pick up a new payment envelope in the office if you need a replacement. They are $25 each and you may pay with cash or a check made out to Cozine Elementary. We have a limited number of yearbooks so reserve yours today!

Save the date: Gingerbread Afternoon

We will be having a Gingerbread Afternoon celebration on Tuesday, December 7! Save the date for this event which will be immediately after school. More details to follow!

Upcoming Days Off School

During the next couple of months, there are several days that school will not be in session. Please make sure you have your calendars marked with the following dates:


Wednesday, November 24 - No School

Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day, No School

Friday, November 26 - Family Day, No School

Monday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 5 - Winter Break, No School


Also, note that students are on Winter break for the last two weeks of December. However, kids don't return from Winter Break until WEDNESDAY, January 5. This is different than in previous years, and we want you to be aware so you can plan appropriately.

Reminder: Library Book Fine Reduction Program

Did you know library fines follow students through their senior year and graduation may be affected by outstanding fines?


Is your Climber missing library books from previous school years? We are offering current Cozine students an opportunity to pay a reduced fine for missing books. If you have a Cozine library book fine from a previous school year (before August 2021), you can pay $5 per missing book to clear your library debt. This will also allow your student to check out books again!


Fines will be paid directly to the library and Ms. Snyder will update your Climber's Destiny account.

REMINDER: covid central

Please utilize the Clark County School District’s COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Hotline to report your student’s positive COVID-19 test result or your student’s recent exposure to a COVID-19-positive individual.


The CCSD COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Hotline is available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and can be reached by calling (702) 799-4322. Free COVID-19 testing options are available at Southern Nevada Health District, and vaccination resources are available at Southern Nevada Health District Vaccines.

REMINDER: Parking Lot

Our main goal is to keep our students safe. Our parking lot is closed in order to provide our students who walk home with an extra layer of protection. Daycare buses, CCSD buses, CCSD staff, and vehicles with handicap placards displayed are the only vehicles that will be permitted to enter the parking lot during arrival and dismissal times.


Additionally, there is one designated entrance and one designated exit for the parking lot to keep the flow of traffic in one direction. If your vehicle is permitted in the lot, you will need to park in a marked spot while waiting for your students.


Finally, please remember to be kind to the teaching staff that is manning the parking lot as they are there to keep your children as safe as possible.

REMINDER: Dismissal Procedures

To help with congestion at the gate, please approach our dismissal gate only when your student's class is arriving on the playground. By waiting for the appropriate time, we can eliminate unnecessary crowding.


Our dismissal times are as follows:

3:05pm- Kindergarten and first grades

3:10pm- Second and third grades

3:15pm- Fourth and fifth grades

Important Dates

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

11/19 - Family Movie Night

11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

12/7 - Gingerbread Afternoon

12/15 - Family Skate Night at Crystal Palace

12/17 - End of First Semester

12/20-1/3 - Winter Break - No School

1/4 - Staff Development Day - No School

1/5 - School Resumes