Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - October 5, 2018

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes:

Fall break is a great time to reflect on our first quarter, and I am so proud of the accomplishments of our students!


Thank you for partnering with our staff to continue to provide learner-centered opportunities and resources for our students. Learning expeditions, field studies, technology, guest speakers, performing and visual arts, foreign language, athletics and clubs are just a few of the choice opportunities that allow us to meet the needs of all students at Cimarron.


This past Friday our students attend and participated in the Fall Be RED Assembly. There were class cheers, pep assembly style games, spirit sticks, and students were recognized as being Caught RED Handed. These students will be a part of this group and will develop character leadership skills and will promote the Be RED philosophy of Respect, Excellence, Determination.


On behalf of the the entire staff we appreciate your support and partnership, and look forward to a great second quarter at Cimarron!



-Chris Zimmerman

Cimarron's New Mobile App

Along with the new Cimarron Website http://cims.dcsdk12.org/, we are using a new mobile app. The old app will not be supported or updated. Please download the new Cimarron App.



Directions to the App

Transportation Update Z-Pass+

Cimarron distributed new Zpasses to most students who requested a new Zpass during online check-in. Transportation has not received all the new passes for students who requested the new pass during August online check-in. If your student has not receive a pass and you requested a new pass, transportation has more that will be sent to schools in the next few weeks.


If you have not requested a new pass please follow the instructions on Transportation's Website or if you have specific questions please use the LET's Talk Page for the quickest response.

All bus riders will need the updated Zpass+


Transportation

Reunification Drill at Cimarron

As you know, safety is our number one priority at Cimarron Middle School and in Douglas County School District. With that said, we are constantly monitoring physical safety for all students. This includes Standard Response Protocols (SRP) for Evacuation, Shelter in Place, Lockout and Lockdown. We have successfully completed two evacuation drills and one shelter in place drill so far this school year.


The first evacuation/reunification drill is scheduled for a date in second quarter. This reunification drill does not involve parent pick up. Students will learn about the expectations and their roles in evacuation and reunification through Advisement class lessons prior to the drill. This drill will last approximately 45 minutes and will be taking place at our regular evacuation locations. This will be a great opportunity for our students and staff to practice the reunification process in a purposeful and organized fashion. If a student needs to be picked up during this drill, we are going to ask you to participate in the reunification process. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the evacuation and reunification drill. Thank you for your continued support of student safety at Cimarron Middle School.
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Do you love your job?

Do you love your job? Do you think others would love your job? Are you willing to share your occupation with middle school students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please fill out the Google Form: Occupational Exploration. We will use this information to help enrich the education and lives of our middle schoolers.

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is rapidly approaching. Join us Saturday, Dec 1st from 9 to noon. Tickets will go on sale Nov 1st. WE NEED FAMILY AND BUSINESS SPONSORS! Please see flyer for more details and to see how you can help our Festival of Trees event.

PTO Update

Next PTO meeting - Oct 17th 1:00


The PTO is looking for a volunteer to coordinate restaurant nights. Please email Janel at janel@janelneuhomes.com if you are interested in filling this position.

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Winter Sports Sign Up

Winter Sports Registration is now open for Basketball and Wrestling. Please Click on the link to the Athletics website, choose your sport to find the registration link. Registration will be done through our new MySchool Bucks system.


Athletics Website

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our Volunteers! This year we have added a page to our school website for all of our volunteer needs. Visit cims.dcsdk12.org. Hover over the tab at the top labeled "Family Resources", then click on "Volunteer" in the drop down selections. Check back often, as this is being updated frequently! Thank you for giving your time and resources to Cimarron!

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Safe 2 Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.


Safe2Tell Flyer