Colorado's Finest Salon & Spa

April 2021

Hey Friends

We are excited to have our students return to in person learning. Thank you for the tremendous amount of flexibility and patience as we continue to navigate teaching during a pandemic.

Here is what we have been up too.


Students have finished their haircolor chapter. They had an opportunity to get a certification in Paul Mitchell Gray Coverage, which is an advanced industry training course. As we look toward the end of the school year (can you believe it) the students will enter into the long awaited haircutting chapter. Please help your student find a location at home that will allow them to continue their lessons in the event we are sent on rolling remote. Unfortunately, we are running out of time in the school year and we will not be able to adjust the curriculum.


Students are finishing up their salon Projects. We are so excited to see what they have come up with. The amount of work and detail that this project entails is somewhat overwhelming but so is owning a business. The students will be moving into Advanced nail technology and in this unit they will be learning acrylic nails, fiberglass and revisiting dip nails. They will also be setting up their accounts for the State of Colorado and PSI (testing proctors) to submit application to test when we are ready. Students will need to know their Social Security Numbers (we do not need the card, just the number), and a STATE issued ID, permit, or Driver's license. If a student does not have any of the required documentation we will not be able to complete the application.


Students are currently working on their practice written exams and will be moving into Mock State boards within the next two weeks. They will also be setting up their accounts for the State of Colorado and PSI (testing proctors) to submit application to test when we are ready. Students will need to know their Social Security Numbers (we do not need the card just the number), and a STATE issued ID, permit, or Driver's license. If a student does not have the required documentation, we will not be able to complete the application.

Student Spotlight

Melissa Wolkow is a first year Cosmetology Student in Tommy's P.M. class. Not only does Melissa have 100% attendance for the WHOLE year, she also has an attention to detail that makes her stand out as a student who deserves to be in the spotlight. As her Teacher I always look forward to seeing the classroom work she turns in because the work is always organized in a way that would make any Teacher smile. Her work ranges from a color coded format to spreadsheets or organized bullet points to showcase her thought process. She is great at following through with communication and responding to Teacher comments in the Google Classroom. Melissa also reviews her technical skills with a critical eye and constantly strives for improvement. Melissa's bubbly personality and her laid back sense of humor tied in with her passion for what she does is sure to make her a success in the Cosmetology Industry!

Keep up the great work Melissa!

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Certification Ceremony

We will be hosting a Certification Ceremony, through Englewood Public Schools as a seated event. This Ceremony will be in addition to Arapahoe Community College Presentation of Certificates.

We wanted to offer our students an opportunity to have a seated event with a few of their family and friends. This event will be ticketed and will REQUIRE compliance with all safety regulations.

More information will be coming out very soon.

ACC Graduation Ceremony

Here is a link to ACC's graduation page to complete the following steps:

1. Apply for Graduation (this should have been completed in class)

2. Confirm Mailing address

3. Schedule your commencement Time

4. Order your regalia set

Summer School

I know the weather does not seem like it but summer is right around the corner. We want to make sure that everyone is prepared for our summer session and the expectations.

We will have a late start of 10:00am on June 10th in hopes that the students will stay and participate in the Student BBQ, games and photobooth. BBQ will be from 4-7:30pm.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to the students or they may leave the campus for lunch. Students will also receive 2, 10 minute breaks.

Don't forget about the end of the year BBQ for Students of the Salon and Spa academy.


June 1-June 24 Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm.

  • NAT 211 Advanced Nail Technology
  • 150 hours available

Graduating Seniors will be required to attend Summer Bridge through ACC in July (6 days total) Additional information is listed below.

COS II June 1-10

  • Mock state boards June 1-10
  • (Attendance is parative and late students will not be allowed in to participate in board prep).
  • State paperwork will be completed the day your student reaches 1500 hours
  • 70 hours available in June
  • Any missing time will be made up from June 14-24


  • Last day of class will be May 19th. Any missing time will be made up from May 20-25
  • There are no required summer days.
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Summer Bridge for all graduating seniors.

Summer Bridge has been moved to July. Here is what we know right now and we will continue to update you on any changes that occur.

For the upcoming Summer, here is what we will be offering:

  • Three week Summer Bridge experience
  • Two days per week
  • Approximately three hours on each day
  • Virtual session that will have specific meeting days and times, but will not be held on campus (students can attend from wherever they have stable internet and access to a computer)

The exact dates/days/times for the session will be:

  • Date Range: July 12 – July 28
    • Exact dates are: July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Times: 1p – 5p (the exact times will fit within this window and will be finalized in another couple of weeks…the times will likely be less than four hours each day)
  • Modality: Virtual

We will look at what changes will be made to Salon and Spa summer schedule to adjust for the delay in schedule for summer be continued.

School Calendar

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Last day of traditional high school for cosmetology students will be on Tuesday May 25, 2021 and we will start summer school on Tuesday, June, 1, 2021 at 7:30am for all students

Esthetic students' last day of class will be Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Colorado's Finest Salon & Spa Academy

Winter Weather

Winter Weather Procedures for 2020-2021

If winter weather or other emergency has made it unsafe for students and staff members to report to school/work, Englewood Schools will switch to ROLLING REMOTE LEARNING. Due to the fact that students have devices/learning materials at home and in an effort to maximize instructional minutes for the benefit of our students, schools will not be closed/canceled. Notification about the change to Rolling Remote will occur very early in the morning, normally before 6:00 a.m. Students and staff members will be expected to participate in classes via Zoom, Google Classroom and Seesaw.

In case of an emergency or severe weather conditions, Englewood Schools will announce schedule changes via our website, phone calls, emails, television news outlets, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Rolling Remote

As a the event that we need to go into rolling remote we want to make sure you have your working space and all tools and supplies to be successful, including devices and internet. If you need to borrow a device or resources for internet please contact Michelle immediately so we are prepared for whatever the day brings.

Here are the Zoom codes if you need to access them:


Cosmetology Year One Morning

Log in time 7:30am

Personal ID 3857355531

Password 709558

Cosmetology Year One Afternoon

Log in time 12:00pm

Personal ID 3857355531

Password 709558

Kimberly Kersen

Cosmetology Year One Morning

Log in Time 7:30am

Personal ID 8435301550

Password 024527

Cosmetology Year One Afternoon

Log in Time 12:00pm

Personal ID 8435301550

Password 024527

Monica Adams

Cosmetology Year Two Morning

Login 7:30am

Personal Id 2755945223

Password 3Vn4mD

Cosmetology Year One Afternoon

Login 12:00pm

Personal Id 2755945223

Password 3Vn4mD


Esthetics PM

Login 12:00pm

Personal ID 807 771 9834

Password 843066

Dress Code Reminder

Dress Code

Colorado’s Finest Cosmetology Academy has adopted a professional dress code. While in the program, all students are required to maintain a professional appearance at all times. When students enter the salon it is required that their hair, make-up, and personal appearance be at salon standards. They must arrive and leave in uniform. Students can expect to spend several hours on their feet per day; it is advised that they have a pair of practical shoes.

General Dress Code:

· All Students will be issued two (2) shirts with the CFCA logo and a school badge that must be worn daily while working in the classroom or on the performance floor. If you do not have your shirt or badge you will be asked to leave for the day or until you can comply with dress code. No hats, beanies or bandanas.

· Pants

o Black, white or khaki slacks or jeans of any color without rips, tares or distress marks, or jeggings are allowed. All pants must have a zipper, a button and pockets.

o No leggings

o No skirts, shorts or dresses

o Pants may not drag on the floor


o No hoodies are to be worn at any time when in the department.

o Jacket are not to be worn in the department while students are clocked in.

o You may wear a solid black, white or grey sweater, turtleneck or long sleeve underneath uniform shirt.

o If you purchase a zip up jacket with CFCA logo you may wear it over your uniform shirt.

· Professional shoes must be worn at all times in the department

o Tennis shoes that are solid black, white or grey must be clean and in good shape

o No moccasin shoes of any kind

o Soft soled shoes of any kind

o No Crocks

o Absolutely no flip-flops or sandals