Remote Learning: Update April 3, 2020
Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.
Your efforts this week during the past week of remote learning have been incredible! We are inspired by the way that our community has gone above and beyond to enrich our students lives both academically and holistically. We are striving to remain connected with our families because we know that is what students need most during this time of uncertainty. Please be sure to take care of yourself and make health and family your priority right now.
As we continue into weeks of remote learning, we are focused on providing flexible and responsive instruction to our students. If your student is struggling with any coursework expectations, please do not hesitate to get in contact with their teachers, counselors, or administration. Students should be completing approximately 20-40 minutes of work per content area, per day. This week we had the opportunity to talk with DCSD leaders as they are continuing to refine expectations for grading and learning in the weeks to come. Please review the Douglas County School District’s Remote Learning Plan. Thank you for your patience as we wait for their direction of our district.
We miss seeing our students each day, and are wishing you all happy and healthy thoughts as we navigate through the next month. We are grateful that our Cimarron community has been able to come together to support one another during this difficult time. Please continue to follow us on Instagram @CiMSMiddle and the Official Cimarron Middle School Facebook page!
Turn Notifications on or off in Google Classroom
This article is for teachers and students. Guardians, go to About guardian email summaries.
You can set up Classroom to get notifications, like due-date reminders or invitations to join a class.
By default, you get email notifications for various activities, such as when someone comments on your post or your teacher returns work. You can change these notification settings at any time.
Students and teachers can:
- Turn all notifications on or off.
- Choose which notifications you get.
- Turn notifications for a class on or off.
Watch the video below for visual steps!
Cimarron Counseling Team
In addition to the online learning opportunities which are available to you during this time though each teacher, you still have access to our Counselors, Social Worker, and Psychologist during school hours on normally scheduled school days.
Emily Benson : Counselor for Prevention Office- 720-433-1318 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Bull : 6th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1357 Email- email@example.com
Scarlett Doise : School Social Worker (Special Education) Office- 720-433-1314 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Farrell: School Psychologist (Special Education) - Office- 720-433-1387 Email - email@example.com
Valerie Fincher : 7th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1339 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Laut : 8th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1372 Email- email@example.com
Catherine Scholz : Restorative Counselor Office- 720-433-1309 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Walsh White : Group Counselor Office- 720-433-1404 Email- email@example.com
You can use this link to Request to see a counselor.
Tips to Fall Asleep Fast
Try it…slowly breathe in and hold for 5 or 6 seconds, and then release slowly until your lungs are deflated. Focus intently on what you are doing. Feel the breath come in and out of your body and channel your focus on that action.
What you'll quickly feel is that it actually takes quite some effort and concentration to do, especially because your body is already tired – it's just your mind that won't settle – and I think this is why it is so effective.
To really focus on breathing in this way takes your mind off the swirling thoughts and channels your energy into the breathing action, which helps the tiredness overcome the anxiety and ultimately helps you fall asleep.View the entire article here: One Simple Trick to Beat Sleep Anxiety and Fall Asleep Fast
We want to highlight Colts that are going above and beyond to help our community. If you know of a Cimarron student or family who are doing their part to strengthen our community, please nominate them. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of what they are doing.This week’s Highlighted Colt is none other than Mr. Dan Ereth himself! Thank you, Mr. Ereth for sharing your inspirational ducks with us! Click Here to Check Out Mr. Ereth's Ducks
Weekly Challenge: CHALK THE WALK!
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.