Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of Jan 18th - Jan 22nd

A Look Ahead:

  • January 18th: - No School
  • January 26th:- CCE PTO Meeting (6pm-7pm) / SAC Meeting (7pm)

New Traffic Pattern

Parents-

Thank you for your flexibility as we changed the direction of our back parking lot to accommodate the bus coming to CCE now. Overall, it went very smoothly!

Please remember to pull forward as far as you can so that we can avoid traffic jams on the road. We appreciate your help with this.

Don't Forget Your ID

We have a few new faces in the front office at Coyote Creek and we may need some time to recognize our wonderful CCE parents. If you are picking up your student(s) or are having someone on your Infinite Campus Emergency Contacts pick them up, please bring your ID with you.

Thank you

Printing Out Your Student's EPR

To print out your student's EPR go to engaged.dcsdk12.org with your parent credentials. Once you arrive at the dashboard, you should see an EPR widget on each of your elementary student's cards. Click the link to most recent EPR to view 1st semester progress reports. Please reach out if you are still having problems.

PLEASE Sign Up for the Coyote Creek Elementary App

We are asking parents to download the Coyote Creek Phone App and accept notifications. By downloading this App, it allows us to send you a quick message about things going on in our school. Typically, we do not send information this way very often, but we do find it helpful to get a message out quick.


  • If you already have our App but did not accept notifications, you may need to delete it from your phone and download it again accepting notifications.
  • If you have never downloaded the App, please go to 'Google Play' or the 'App Store' and search Coyote Creek Elementary . You should see the App with the paw. (See our logo to the right) the App and accept notifications.
Feel to call and or email us here at CCE if you have any questions or concerns.


Again, we promise not to bombard you with notifications!

Thank you

Little Pups Enrollment

Enrollment for Little Pups 21-22 school year is now open. Please view the Little Pups website for registration information. If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Pugh at (303)387-6218 or ypugh@dcsdk12.org

https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/littlepupsprek/home

Gifted Screening

Dear Parents/Guardians,


As part of the DCSD Universal Screening process and our commitment to equitable identification for gifted programming, DCSD will administer the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) during the weeks of Feb. 8 - March 5, 2021. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. Please see below for specific information based on your child’s current grade.


2nd Grade Universal Screen

  • As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade who have not been identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 16th. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

  • If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with more detailed information about this process.


Gifted Identification Referral Testing

  • If your child is in grades K, 1, 3, 4, 5 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.

  • NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.

  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE

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  • Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.


6th Grade Universal Screen from November 2020 - Makeups

  • Students who were not able to take the test in November will take the CogAT during this February window

  • Students who started the CogAT but were not able to finish will have the chance to take the portion(s) that was not completed during this February window.


eLearners

Families with students currently enrolled in eLearning will receive detailed information about their CogAT testing options and logistics directly from the DCSD District Team/eLearning Administration. If you do not receive this information by Jan 22, 2021, please contact the DCSD Gifted Education Team at: gifted.education@dcsdk12.org.


Please see the following for additional information linked below:

2020 - 2021 Spring CogAT UNIVERSAL Screening Letter

Free Meal Bags

Free meals for all kids 18 and under


Click HERE for more information and locations

Thank you

Let's Talk

Resolve to take care of yourself and others this month. Are you or someone you know stressed out, sad or anxious? Reach out! Talking about how we feel and supporting others who need it could be the first step to feeling better. Start the conversation. For tips visit

http://bit.ly/letstalkco2 or http://bit.ly/hablemosco2.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is pleased to offer:

Virtual Parent Support Group


This monthly support group is for parents/guardians throughout the state of

Colorado who are caregivers to a child or children with brain injury.


Please click HERE to access

Register for our FREE early learning series: Supporting Young Children and Families in a Pandemic


Let's shine a light on the important work of early learning providers during an extraordinary time in our world. We will discuss how to identify red flags, build resilience, and seek support despite the limitations this pandemic has created. Concrete resources and activities will be provided during these interactive virtual trainings.

January 12, 2021, 6-7:30

Young Children and Families in a Pandemic-What do we know and what can we do?

Living in a Pandemic has impacted every person in our local community and abroad. How has limited social contact, mask wearing, and separation impacted young children and families? We will explore concerns to look for and unexpected benefits of experiencing the pandemic. Learn how providers can help themselves while supporting the littlest learners.

February 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Social Emotional Development-Looking for Red Flags and Supporting Growth

What is social-emotional development and why is it important? How can we support children returning to early childhood programs in the midst of a pandemic? This workshop will help providers recognize social emotional concerns in young children, create activities to help this growth, and consider community support resources. This interactive training is designed to give you practical information you can use.

March 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Building Resilience in Young Children

Resilience describes the handling of stress, trauma, and adversity. We all experience varying levels of challenges in our lives and the way we bounce back from them demonstrates how resilient we can be. We will explore why resilience is important, activities that promote resilience, and how caregivers can build their own capacity for resilience during difficult times.

Click here to register for our event

Click here learn more about this early learning series

The Colorado State Mandated Assessments (CMAS and CoAlt)

The Colorado State Mandated Assessments, CMAS and CoAlt, which were canceled in the spring of 2020, are scheduled to take place between March 29th, 2021, and April 23rd, 2021. These assessments are given to 3rd through 12th grade students in Colorado. To view the testing schedule, please visit this link. You can find additional information about state mandated testing, including information about opting out, on our school website. We ask that you please try to work around your child's testing schedule as you schedule appointments during the testing dates. If you have any questions about state mandated assessments, please contact Kirsten Sola at kirsten.sola@dcsdk12.org.

Full time Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Coyote Creek offers FREE full time kindergarten for all students. We no longer have part time kindergarten, and the state funds Full time kindergarten for all Colorado kids!! Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be ongoing. Registration packets are now available on the CCE website. If you don't have printing capabilities packets will also be available at the front office prior to registration. Please share this information with any neighbors who do not yet have students in school.


Please email Julie Lederfine at jalederfine@dcsdk12.org with any questions.

CRISIS SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE 24/7/365

Crisis Support is available 24/7/365

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Text "TALK" to 38255

Visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org or Safe2Tell.org

Yearbook Photos Needed

Please email any pictures you have to be considered for the 2020-2021 yearbook! Thank you for helping us fill our yearbook with memories of this school year!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Thank you to the CCE families who are also Longmont Dairy customers who continue to donate their milk caps (CCE receives money from the Dairy when we turn them in.) Please give your caps to your kids to give to their teachers or hand them to any staff member at drop off or pick up.

Join CCE PTO and King Soopers for "Community Rewards"

Coyote Creek Elementary benefits from the King Soopers' Community Rewards Program. It's free, easy to sign up, and all your King Soopers purchases benefits our school!


When you enroll online to participate (it's free and easy) all King Soopers purchases you make when using your card or alternate identifications number will benefit CCE! Encourage family members to also participate!


Step 1 - Visit www.kingsoopers.com

Step 2 - Click on "Savings"

Step 3 - Click on "King Soopers Community Rewards"

Step 4 - Search for "Coyote Creek PTO" as the organization name, or you can enter our organization number "WX862"


Click ENROLL and you're all set to shop!

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear

Need a few items to spruce up your wardrobe? We think you'd look great in something with the CCE logo on it! Visit the link below to see what's available this year.


Coyote Creek Spirit Wear!

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!

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE:

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, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 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.