Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter- September 2019

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes

Dear Cimarron Family,

We have had an exciting week at Cimarron celebrating our Legend Feeder! Joining with the entire Legend Community through spirit days and the Homecoming Parade is a great time to see familiar faces and remember how fortunate we are. The sense of collaboration and pride that we share in this community makes the Legend Feeder a great place for students to grow and learn. Thank you to all of you who participated in these events and to NJHS and Student Council for leading the way!

Fall is a busy time at Cimarron. Athletics and clubs are underway, and conferences are just around the corner. Please check out the information below:

Parent Teacher Conferences

Collaboration with our parents is a vital component of student success at Cimarron Middle School. This fall, Cimarron Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on September 18-19, from 3:30-7:00pm.

Two types of conferences will occur again this year - scheduled and open. Scheduled conferences will be set up by each team and elective teacher.

  • These scheduled conferences will be held between 3:30-4:30pm.

  • Invitations will be sent to specific families of students based on need for designated times during the scheduled conferences.

If you are not contacted for a scheduled conference, you are invited to attend the open conferences.

  • These open conferences will be held between 4:45 pm and ending at 7:00 pm.

  • During this time, you will have the opportunity to individually meet with each teacher or team for about five minutes.\

Please view the full letter here:

CiMS Parent Teacher Conference Information Letter

Traffic and Safety Reminders

Dear Cimarron Community,

As we continue to have an amazing start to our school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and remind you of some important safety/traffic expectations...

Read the rest of our letter here: Traffic Safety Letter

Fall Sports Update

6/7th grade Flag Football and 7th Girls Volleyball registration is now open. Simply go to the CIMS main web page, click on “Athletics” and you will see the registration link. Practices will start Monday September 16, right after school. Go Colts

8th Tackle Football plays at home on Wednesday September 11, game starts at 4pm

8th Girls Volleyball A/B is at Sagewood, A/B plays at home on September 10, C team is Away at Mesa MS that day.

6/7/8th Cross Country on Thursday September 5, is at Sagewood, the team runs at home on September 10, vs Mesa MS that day.

GO Colts!!!

Check Out Cimarron’s Interact Club!

Interact Club is a service oriented club sponsored by Cherry Creek Rotary of Parker. Last year, the Interact chapter at Cimarron earned Rotary’s Presidential Citation with Gold Distinction! Students can discover the power of Service Above Self by participating in fun and meaningful service projects throughout the year focusing on our school, our community, and the world. Examples include Tour de Cure, Feed My Starving Children mobile food pack, and projects to support Rotary’s goal of eradicating polio. Students may join Interact throughout the school year by using this link to register. Please see Interact’s website or contact or for more information.

Performance Club at CiMS!

Cimarron is happy to announce the start of the Performance Club! This club is for students who are interested in creating a skit/impromptu performance that will take place on November 20th. Sign up on the CIMS website under the Athletics and Activities tab and then click on “Club Information and Registration”.

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An Afternoon with Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling and multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. She will discuss and sign Guts ($12.99 Graphix). Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away...and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

See more here: An Afternoon with Raina Telgemeier

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PTO Update

We really need helpers for Staff Appreciation events! Please reach out if you are interested in more information.

Next Meeting is September 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Cimarron.

PTO Link

National Treasure Movie Night

9/13 6-9pm

Free Admission!

Candy, Pizza, Drinks for Sale

Please take a look at the sign to see how you can help out!

Volunteer Sign Up

Book Fair

Book Fair 9/13/19 evening through 9/19/19. Will be open each day, and during Parent Teacher Conferences Wednesday and Thursday.

Safety Update

Standard Response Protocol Information

School Safety

A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by school and district administration and staff

SRP Is Action Based

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios but on the response to any given situation. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP demands a specific vocabulary but also allows for great flexibility. The premise is simple - there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a "Term of Art" and is then followed by a "Directive." Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers and first responders.

Cimarron Safety Letter

We are ready for a great start for the 2019-20 school year! As you know, safety is our number one priority at Cimarron Middle School and in the Douglas County School District. Please read the linked letter.

Cimarron Safety Letter

To find out more about Standard Response Protocol (SRP), please watch the video below and follow this link to the I Love You Guys Foundation.

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Safe2Tell Colorado

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.