January 16, 2023- January 20, 2023
Another 50 degree day, so strange! I will say I am not missing the snow. We had a great week at school. Today the winners of the door decorating contest ate their cupcakes, so I can officially declare the holidays are over at CompSci!
Next week is my favorite week at CREC. It is Racial Justice Awareness Week, and it is a time for our students to spend time thinking and learning about what CREC stands for. Our kids will spend time each day next week working on the theme of "The Hero in You", in regards to racial justice. The culminating activity will be an art project that we will display both here at school and at CREC Central. We will post pictures when we are done. Each year our community becomes completely immersed in the RJAW activities and it will carry through the remainder of the year as well.
I have a couple of odds and ends as well:
- Students are able to use there ID badge when getting breakfast and lunch with our new scanners.
- We have another half day this Wednesday.
- 8th grade students, Mr. Carter will be here Tuesday 1/24 to talk about CompSci High, followed by an Open House at the high school on 1/25. More info to come next week!
Finally, a reminder of our cell phone policy. We do not allow students to carry their cell phones during the day. It is too much of a distraction from learning. Our rule is that hones must be placed in the locker upon arrival. If a child is caught with their phone it will be confiscated and an adult must come pick it up. If the child refuses, then the child and the phone will need to be picked up by an adult. Please review this with your child. We appreciate your support!
Have a great weekend.
LOST AND FOUND
Is your child missing their WINTER COAT???
We currently have 15 COATS in Lost & Found.
We also have 6 SWEATSHIRTS, lunch boxes, etc...
Please have your child check the Lost & Found area in the main office to claim their belongings.
Monday, Jan. 16th, 7:15am
Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 10:30am
Dynamic Careers in Aquaculture Interdistrict Grant Science Program 2022-2023
We have some EXCITING NEWS to share with you! Our very popular Dynamic Careers in Aquaculture (DCA) Interdistrict Grant has been funded for this school year. This program enrolls students from several neighboring school districts and focuses on the scientific, ecological, economic, and career aspects of the field of aquaculture. Its hands-on activities will provide exciting opportunities for students to acquire practical knowledge, practice real world applications of science, establish new friendships, and gain the interpersonal and communication skills demanded by the expanding workforce in this field. In having your child enrolled into our program, their is no cost involved. All materials and field trips are provided for the program.
Students will share information about themselves, learn about the various types of aquaculture and the history of aquaculture, and they will also build a hydroponic garden at school.
We will begin the program with our first exchange day, in person, at Camp Sloper. Scheduled dates with activities will be announced soon. There may also be a few after-school dates starting late February/early March (once or twice a month) so that we can have students start their container gardens and maintain them. They would be staying from 2:30 till 4 p.m. at that time. Dates to come
. In order to participate in the DCA program, you need to complete the attached enrollment form. Limited enrollment is on a first come first served basis. We ask that if your son/daughter decides to enroll in the program the he/she take enrollment seriously and make a commitment to the program as the materials provided can be costly.
Please complete the enrollment document below. Please respond by January 20, 2023 so that we may plan for the initial activity. Please email me at email@example.com with any questions.
Ms. Valle CompSci Magnet Middle School
Carla Joseph-Trim , x3153
8th Grade Counselor
Leigh Skal, x 3160
8th Grade Social Worker
Cheryl Sansone, x3152
6th Grade Counselor
Miguel Falcon, x3156
6th Grade Social Worker
Joey Braiewa, x3154
7th Grade Counselor
Jocelynn Nelson, x3155
7th Grade Social Worker
Nitza Rivera, x3150 (bi-lingual)
WE HAVE COVID TESTS AVAILABLE IF YOU NEED ONE. PLEASE CALL THE NURSE TO ACCESS THEM. IF YOUR CHILD TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE NURSE .
Kimberly Leslie, x3111
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PARENT STAY HOME FORM--ENGLISH
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.
Pick up and drop off procedures
Please read the following CLICK HERE for procedures when picking and dropping off your child.
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 2022-23, through the Community Eligibility Commission (CEP), ALL students attending Comp-Sci will receive free meals.
SNACKS ARE BACK!!
Snack items (chips, juice, etc) will cost extra. If your child will be purchasing snack items, simply add money to your child’s lunch account.
For your convenience, below are ways you can add money to your child’s lunch account:
Pay electronically by registering with My School Bucks. Please remember this takes 1-2 business days.
**To register go directly to www.myschoolbucks.com.
**You must choose East Hartford as your child’s school district.
**You must register if you do not already have an account.
**If you have an account, please enter your user name and password to access your account.
**You will also need your child’s lunch identification number. If you need help locating your child’s number, please contact us.