Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of September 13th-19th

Morning Drop Off

If you are dropping your child off at the front of the school in the morning, please be sure to pull your car all the way up to the front of the drop-off area. Cars have been stopping near the garden entrance, which causes a backup. Students can still enter through the garden doors, but will need to walk on the sidewalk after getting out of their car. Thank you!

Lightning or Emergency Dismissal

We will begin the following procedure for Lightning or Emergency Dismissals:

    • CCE Office staff will notify parents of a lightning dismissal before 3:25 PM. Lightning must be closer than 8 miles away. CCE Office staff uses the Weather Bug app to determine the distance of lightning.

    • Parents should park and come into the gym starting at 3:25 PM- please come in through the gym door.

    • The gym will be divided into four sections - alphabetically around the gym.

    • Parents will scan a QR code on their phone, which will take them to a Google form to fill out with their child’s name and teacher. You will have to scan the QR code and complete one form for each of your children separately.

    • Once the Google form is completed, your child will be released from class to the gym to find their parent or guardian.

    • If an emergency dismissal were announced, parents would be notified by CCE Office staff as soon as possible and families would follow the same pick up procedure.

If any students remain at school past 3:50, parents will be called to have their child picked up. Parents will pick up their children at the main entrance if it's past 3:50.

Tech Device Agreement

In an effort to keep our devices in good condition and working order, we are asking that every family complete this form for each child attending CCE. Please fill out a copy for each of your children separately. Please complete the form by tomorrow - Friday, September 11th.

Free Meals for Kids through December!

In-School Meals

All traditional hot lunches will be free for all students! Students must select a meal that meets the requirements for reimbursement. Limit to one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Pre-K and BASE students will also receive free meals on site.

Learning from Home

Breakfast and lunch bags will be free for any kid 18 years and under. eLearning students will receive meals for five days. Hybrid students will receive meals for three days. Beginning the week of September 14, parents will not need to preorder meal bags. Simply come to any pickup site during the designated time.

If you would like your child to receive a breakfast at school each morning they attend, please complete THIS form.

Click HERE to see the DCSD Nutrition Services Flyer

For more information, visit:

Attendance Clarification

Attendance for both cohorts at home learning days will be determined by their work completed. Students will also be marked for attendance on Fridays. Please check in with your child's classroom teacher if you are unsure of the expectations for virtual learning on Fridays.

News from our School Counselor

ADDitude Resources for all!

I find that the resources provided on the ADDitude website to be useful for all kids and families, not just for students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Check out this free webinar on Sept 16th Social Emotional Learning for Children with ADHD in Quarantine and be encouraged to know you and your family are not alone in your struggles!

Building Confident Kids

Heather Davis from BuildingConfidentKids.Com sends out this Read, Watch, and Do Series for subscribers to her website. It’s free and she sends out lots of great resources and information each week. Check out these ideas and visit her website to sign up for future updates.


This article has some of my favorite studies that have been done on psychology. The human brain really is fascinating. These studies give us so many insights we can use in parenting.

Go Read:

8 Fascinating Insights from Psychology Research


There's a free online masterclass series about to take place. Some of my favorites are speaking this year… Big names like Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Dr. Laura Markham, Dr. Tina Bryson, Dr. Lawrence Cohen and more are coming together to share practical, tailored-for-busy-parents tips for raising happy, well-adjusted kids. It starts on Sept 22nd, but you can reserve your FREE spot by clicking the link below. Check out the full masterclass list by getting registered.

Go Watch:

Register for the 2020 Positive Parenting Conference

3) DO

The kids in our area have been in remote learning the last few weeks. But this week was the first in-person option since before the pandemic. It's very strange, weird, and all together odd for everyone... students, teachers, and parents alike. Conversations don't tend to flow as well when you're having to wear a mask 24/7. I thought I'd share some fun open-ended questions I created a while back that you can use with your kids.

Go Do: Download these open-ended question cards

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear

Show off your school spirit with Coyote Creek spirit wear! Visit the link below to see what's available this year. Make sure to use the coupon code SEP2OW (also listed on their website) to receive 10% the entire month of September! Read this FLYER for help with ordering.

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear!

PTO and SAC Meetings - Sept. 22nd

On Tuesday, September 22nd, there will be a PTO meeting from 6pm-7pm, then the SAC meeting will follow from 7pm-8pm. Please use this same link for both meetings on Google Hangouts. Feel free to join us virtually if you would like to attend.

A Look Ahead:

  • September 18th - Virtual School Contact Day for all students
  • September 22nd - Virtual PTO meeting @ 6pm and SAC Meeting @ 7pm. Please click THIS Google Hangout link to join
  • October 12-16 - Fall Break
  • October 19 - Picture Retake Day (A & B Cohorts)
  • October 27 - Virtual PTO meeting @ 6pm and SAC Meeting @ 7pm.

The Pop Tab Recycling Program

The Pop Tab Recycling Program is a fundraising project to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver. The Ronald McDonald Houses in Denver and Aurora serve as a home away from home for many families whose children are seriously ill and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

How the program works

Aluminum beverage can tabs are collected and sold for cash. Also tabs from soup, tuna, and fruit etc. cans can be collected.

These little pieces of metal can make a big difference!

Pop tabs can be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House of Denver, 1300 East 21st Avenue, Denver, CO 80205. They are then taken to the recycling center. In- or out-of-state groups can recycle the tabs themselves and send the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House, as well.

This project continues to be a success because it makes it possible for any individual or group to make a contribution. It is an easy and fun task for young and old and a great way to lend support to children and their families during a time of crisis.

*Since the 2000-01 school year, the families of Coyote Creek have helped collect over 450 gallons of tabs! Every gallon collected equals one night at the Ronald McDonald House. This has allowed families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for FREE for 450 nights!

Please collect your tabs and your child can bring them to the front office. Thank you so very much for helping!

CCE Spirit Rock

"Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize teachers or staff members, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community! Spots are open to "Rent the Rock" Sign up now to reserve it!

Connect with Coyote Creek!

Coyote Creek Website - Please visit our CCE website at:

Coyote Creek App - Download our Coyote Creek App today!! - By Rialto - Available on the App Store or Google Play: search for Coyote Creek Elementary. You can report an Absence, see the School Lunch Menu, School Calendar and much more!

Coyote Creek Facebook Page - We have a Coyote Creek Elementary Facebook page!! Check it out and "like" it and share with your friends!! You can also find the link on our CCE website.

Coyote Creek Twitter page - Follow us on Twitter and get the latest updates about what's happening at school - Follow us on TWITTER!


In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 303-387-0067.

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.