Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of August 31st - September 4th

Cheers to 25 years!

Wow - 25 years! Coyote Creek was established in 1995 and has been a pillar in this community from the beginning. The founding principal, David Ray, wanted to build a quality school that would embrace all learning styles and allow individuals to reach their fullest potential. For 25 years that is what the staff at Coyote Creek has been doing, holding students to higher standards and helping them reach for the stars. I would have loved to have a big celebration and invite people in to celebrate with us but unfortunately we are having to find ways to celebrate our 25 years differently. We appreciate your continued support of our community and are looking forward to what the next 25 years might bring. Thank you for being a part of our 25 year history!

Mrs. Rahne

Cohort B - Picture Day!

Picture day for Cohort B is Thursday, September 3rd. If you wish to order pictures, please place your order online prior to your picture time by clicking the link below.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, they are asking that all payments be made online, to minimize the handling of currency. If you are unable to pay online, please call the customer service line at 847-382-2282 ext 7. Thank you for your understanding.


Click here to order

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Midday Pick Up

If you need to pick up your child during the school day to leave early or for any type of appointment, please call ahead to the front office (303-387-6175). A staff member will get them ready to meet you at the front doors of the building. Please come to the front doors to sign your child out of school. Thank you!

Mask Reminders

Please send your child with an appropriately sized mask. It's helpful to pack an extra mask in their backpack in case the first one gets dirty or the ear loop breaks.

Wearing a mask incorrectly (not covering the nose and mouth completely) is equivalent to not wearing a mask at all.

Mask wearing is most effective when the majority of people participate. There will be few exceptions in schools for both staff and students. This is important to communicate to all, because there will be people who will be seen with their face coverings off for short periods of time, or will be using other mitigation strategies while instructing.

Mask breaks are a normal and necessary part of the day. Face coverings can be removed under the following circumstances:

  • When eating lunch

  • Outdoor recess

  • Taking a quick drink in the classroom

  • Teachers schedule mask breaks outside throughout the day

Students will need to supply their own face coverings. If a student arrives at school without a face covering, one will be provided. Face coverings over the nose and mouth are required indoors, including during in-person instruction and while with other students and adults, unless a student cannot medically tolerate a face covering. Health conditions such as severe asthma or a mental health diagnosis may require adaptations to face coverings and layering of other mitigation strategies.

In appropriate circumstances, face shields will be made available to students. These could include: students who have a severe respiratory condition, or students who have a diagnosed mental health condition.

If a student requests any modification/accommodation to cover the nose and mouth, it will be coordinated and approved by the School Nurse Consultant and building administrators. A note from a health care provider will be considered in the accommodation process, but this does not guarantee the request will be approved. In some situations, the building nurse and administration may need more information regarding qualifying ADA accommodations and may consider beginning the Section 504 evaluation process.

Live Art Class with Mrs. Montano

Dear Parents & Students,

This is a reminder for the FRIDAY LIVE ART GOOGLE MEET SESSIONS. Do not feel obligated to attend if your student is not currently in the specials art rotation. The rotation schedule is complicated to explain because of the cohort system and I am currently split teaching at 2 schools, so please double check with your child that they are in an art class right now. If they aren't, they are still welcome to attend the session.

It would be helpful if your student comes prepared with some blank white paper, pencil, an eraser, some markers (sometimes we share our practice drawings and pencil does not show up on screen), and scissors. I suggest you keep a ziplock baggie of art materials set aside at home so everything is ready to go.

We will be reviewing concepts discussed in class, watching some instructional videos and sometimes having an art related storytime. I will login to the meeting 5 minutes before the start time. Below I have attached the link to my website that you can bookmark on your computer, as well as the designated GOOGLE MEET links and times per grade section.

I look forward to seeing you on Fridays!

Mrs. Montano

Art Instructor

FRIDAY LIVE ART Google Meetup links

K-2 11-11:30

3-4 1:45-2:15

5-6 1-1:30

Technology Help - Setting up Chromebooks

For assistance setting up a personal Chromebook, please click HERE for helpful instructions.

News from our School Counselor

Please join me on Thursday, September 10th, 6-7pm for a Back To School, Parent Support Conversation. I will be hosting a virtual meet-up with CCE parents/guardians to talk with you about ways to support your students (and yourselves) as we all head back to school in this rather unusual way! Whether your child is enrolled in the Hybrid or 100% eLearning model, this conversation is for you! There will be a presentation and time for Q&A. Please register here and mark your calendar with this Google Meets Link!

Mrs. Edwards

School Counselor

CCE School Counseling Website

SAC Meeting - Sept. 22

The first SAC meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM via Google Hangouts. Feel free to join us virtually if you would like to attend. SAC is looking for another representative to sit on the board. If you are interested, please email Michelle Mandair by September 4th so that we can hold elections prior to our first meeting.

Orchestra & Band - 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

Attention 4th, 5th & 6th Graders:

You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to start an instrument at school this year! Both band and orchestra will be offered through TREIM (ThunderRidge Elementary Instrumental Music). This program will provide instruction for all band & orchestra instruments, beginning & intermediate.

We have prepared a virtual learn about band and orchestra assembly in a Google Slideshow: TREIM Band and Orchestra Demos. This is set up so you can click on the instruments you want to hear and to learn more about it.

Click HERE to see a flyer with all the details!

Feel free to contact the instructors for more information.

Orchestra – Ms. Elenum,

Band – Mr. Pierce,

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!

A Look Ahead:

2020- 2021 School Year:

  • September 2nd - 6th Grade Outdoor Ed (Cohort A)
  • September 3rd - 6th Grade Outdoor Ed (Cohort B)
  • September 3rd - Cohort B Picture Day
  • September 7th - No School - Labor Day
  • September 22nd - SAC Meeting
  • October 12-16 - Fall Break
  • October 19 - Picture Retake Day (A & B Cohorts)


Please don't forget to pay your school fees. If you should have any questions or need assistant please reach out to Debbi @ Click on this link to find your fees.

Work for DCSD

We currently have two Educational Assistant 1 jobs available at Coyote Creek Elementary, working in the lunchroom while your child is in school. No nights, weekends, or summer!! Please call the front office if you are interested or for more information!

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!) and all King Soopers purchases you make when using your card or alternate identification number will benefit CCE! Encourage family members to also participate!

Step 1 - Visit

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 done!

(NOTE: New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.)

We have a helping partner - AFW!

Better your home, better your school! Up to 4% of your purchase ANYTIME at American Furniture Warehouse supports Coyote Creek Elementary! Purchases ONLINE, at any store, or over the phone all count!

During check-out, mention our school or school ID: CCE162 or 1-800-992-7997

Thank you for supporting Coyote Creek Elementary!

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!


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.