Charles Hay World School IB


Hello Hay Families!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! I am honored and excited to be the leader of Charles Hay and to be a part of this hardworking, dedicated and caring community. Through collaboration, we will accomplish great things this year for our students. The past few years of education have been difficult during the pandemic, but I am committed to always doing what is best for students. I know each and every student at Hay is capable, unique and will rise to the expectations we set for them.

A quick introduction about myself in case you missed it in the Spring: I have been in education for 17 years. I am an educator because I am passionate about finding ways to enhance learning experiences for each and every student. I began my career as a middle school math teacher in the Adams 12 School District. As a teacher, I learned the importance of believing in students, building trusting relationships, and holding them to high expectations. After seven years, I was hired to be part of a core team to open a new STEM Magnet School in Adams 12. I worked at STEM Launch for four years as a teacher, Instructional Coach and STEM Coordinator. This experience ignited my passion for inquiry-based instruction and giving students multiple outlets to showcase their creativity and knowledge. I completed a program through the University of Denver’s Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Principal Licensure Program while in Adams 12 as well. After completing the program, I was hired as an Assistant Principal at Crawford Elementary in Aurora Public Schools, which is where I was for the past six years. During my time at Crawford, I learned so much about community involvement, building systems of support and engaging students in relevant topics. I am also a mom of three (ages 10 and 8 year old twins). We love to play games, watch Iowa Hawkeye sports, and play basketball. This summer we were privileged enough to get to go to Italy, Greece and Germany to vacation and visit my sister. It was a wonderful experience.

Besides myself, we have a lot of new staff members this year. All of the knowledge and passion our new staff members are bringing to us will add to the expertise of our returning staff members!

Please welcome the following new staff members to Hay:

  • Beth Wells, Dean

  • Ashley Noonan, 1st grade

  • Rebecca Gallogly, 3rd grade

  • Heather Graves, 3rd grade

  • David Baldwin, 5th grade

  • Alanna Williss, 6th grade

  • Dora Hays, Spanish Teacher

  • Allison Leggieri, Speech Language Pathologist

  • Ana Alicia Ramirez, School Psychologist

  • Alyssa Winnerman, AN Teacher

  • Angela Pearson, AN Paraprofessional

  • Jane Yang, Special Education Paraprofessional

We also have some returning teachers that will be taking on new roles this year:

  • Danielle Cambareri, Kindergarten

  • Jameson Forester, 5th grade

This year we will continue to provide students with a quality IB education where they engage in relevant learning and help to improve our community. After a few years of inconsistent education due to the pandemic, we will also continue to work on making sure we have consistent routines, procedures and systems in place to ensure every student is safe, cared for and enjoys coming to school each day!

As we begin another school year at Charles Hay, there are a few things to make you aware of so that you will be able to support your child’s education. We encourage everyone to add these important dates to your calendars. (School Calendar is linked below.)

Tuesday, August 9- Watermelon Welcome 4:00pm-5:30pm (Flyer Below)

Thursday, August 11- 8:00am-3:00pm- First Day of School (All Grades)

Thursday, August 11- 8:15am-8:45am- Kindergarten Coffee and Kleenex (More info below)

Friday, August 26- Picture Day

Tuesday, August 30- 4:00-5:30pm- Back to School Night

Thurs, Sept 1 and Friday Sept, 2- NO SCHOOL Elementary Assessment Days (All Grades) Students will come at their assigned appointment times.

Monday, Sept. 5- NO SCHOOL- Labor Day Holiday

This year is going to be a great year! I cannot wait to get to know you all better. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer to the fullest!

Keely Rochford


Parent Information

2022/23 School Supply List

If you need assistance with school supplies or backpacks, please contact the front office or email-

Watermelon Welcome- August 9th

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Kindergarten Coffee and Kleenex

We know saying goodbye can be hard so we will have coffee, treats, and even Kleenex just in case you need them. After you've dropped off your Kindergartner please join us on the west side of the building (outside of the cafeteria). 8:15-8:45am


We are glad to have you join this great community and look forward to meeting you personally in the days to come!

Now that you have registered, make sure to turn in the following documents to the front office before the first day of school, if you have already uploaded them during registration you DO NOT need to turn them in again.

• Copies can be brought to the Watermelon Welcome to the Registration table
• Scanned into the Parent Portal Or Sent via email to

*Supporting Documentation needed-

• Birth Certificate
• Immunization Record
• Proof of Residency:
• If you own or rent your home original deed, current lease, recent contract of sale, or mortgage statement
• current utility bill

• If you are staying with another family- ALL of the following documents are required as proof of residency.
• notarized letter that has been signed by the owner of the property.
• proof of residency for the owner of the property (see list above for acceptable documents)

• If Applicable:

· Custody agreement/court order if parents are separated or divorced Court-ordered guardianship papers if the student resides with someone other than a natural parent

· Copy of IEP (Individualized Education Program)

· 504 Documentation or RtI



Students must register using our online registration system each school year to ensure that all information is up-to-date. If you haven't already, please complete online registration as soon as possible through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you have questions, contact your child's school. If your student is not returning next year, please let the school know as well.

If you have not set up your parent portal or if you have forgotten your credentials please contact

If you need assistance with Online Registration please contact Vivian Cifuentes, District Registrar

To register please use the following instructions:

Go to
Click on the “Campus Portal login” tile
Log into your parent portal account
Find the Online Registration link on the bottom left corner of the page.

**If your student is not attending Charles Hay next year please notify the front office ASAP-

School Supplies and Other Resources

Charles Hay 22/23 School Supply List
Please check your school's website for the school supply list. If you need assistance with purchasing school supplies, the Englewood Family Resource Center will have an open house on Wednesday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with school supplies, food, hygiene items, diapers and more available for free. The resource center is located at 300 W. Chenango Ave. and has an open house the first Wednesday of every month. If you are unable to attend the open house and need school supplies, please reach out to

COVID Protocols for 2022-2023

Following the lead of public health agencies, Englewood Schools will no longer be tracking COVID cases or symptoms or notifying parents of an exposure. Students who are ill should not come to school, and if a student becomes ill at school, they will be sent home. If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay home from school or work for at least 5 days and then wear a mask while around others for the following 5 days. Use the "How Sick is Too Sick" (here in Spanish) to determine if your child is well enough to come to school.


On August, 10, 2022, students will be charged for lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced-price meals. We are encouraging families to apply for meal benefits for the 2022–2023 school year (before August 10, 2022) to ensure negative balances do not accrue on students' accounts.

Breakfast and lunch menus can be found at


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, meals have been free for all students for the past two school years based on funding from the federal government. The program has expired, which means meals are no longer automatically free, except for preschool students. To qualify for free or reduced price meals, families will need to fill out a free or reduced price lunch application through the Infinite Campus parent portal. (After logging in to Infinite Campus, select "More" and then "Meal Benefits".)

More information about school meals, pricing and paying for lunches will be available after the Board of Education discusses meal prices at its August 2 meeting.

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PTSA Update

Thank you Charles Hay families! Because of you and our partnership with King Soopers, your PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) raised $3530.96 last year. This goes to fund field trips, show teachers our appreciation, and other school initiatives. All this for just doing what you normally do, using your loyalty card at Kings Soopers. If you haven't had the time to add Charles Hay World School PTSA as your community partner on your loyalty card, please take a minute and do it now. 5% of all your purchases will be donated back to the school.

Simply visit and select "Charles Hay World School PTSA" under "Community Rewards". It's that easy! If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the PTSA at

King Soopers Loyalty Card

One of the easiest ways to support CHWS is to add the PTSA as your community organization of choice using your King Soopers Loyalty Card. This way any time you use your loyalty card or enter your phone number at check out, 5% of your total purchase will be donated back to the school.

Simply visit and select "Charles Hay World School PTSA" under "Community Rewards". It's that easy! If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the PTSA at

The CHWS Parent Teacher Student Association supports the ongoing development of students as active, compassionate, lifelong learners through the promotion and coordination of family and community engagement in the areas of student advocacy, community building, fundraising, and volunteerism. We serve, welcome, and engage all students, families, teachers, and CHWS community members.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm. For more information or to subscribe to our email list, please visit

Wellness Committee

Check out the Charles Hay Community Garden Facebook page!

You'll find pictures of the students working, garden updates, opportunities to participate, healthy garden recipes and more.

Friday Folder Flyers

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Pirate Youth Sports

  • This is a youth sports organization started and run by our own Englewood community.
  • Lots of sports teams for your students to choose from!
  • Registration is low-cost. Scholarships available!
  • Check out the options and register here.
  • Want to help support this in our community? Fundraise here!

Staying Connected


The Charles Hay school website will keep up to date announcements, Cougar Reminders newsletters, staff contact information, student handbook, school calendar, and other tools to assist parents and students with keeping current this school year.

Please also check your child's FRIDAY FOLDER each week and return on Monday.