Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of October 5th-9th

No in-person classes on October 8th and 9th

We are pleased to announce that we are on track with planning to begin full-time, in-person learning at all DCSD elementary schools on our target date of October 19, 2020. As a reminder, the district will update the Board of Education of our progress at the next regular board meeting on October 6, 2020.

We understand that the transition from hybrid to full-time, in-person learning comes with many logistics, and many questions from staff and community members. We will be designating Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th as teacher/administrator/staff planning days so that schools can make necessary preparations to start full-time, in-person learning on October 19th (such as moving furniture, setting up classrooms, etc.).

Students will be expected to participate in asynchronous learning at home on October 8th and 9th. They will complete their work from home and there will not be any live sessions held with their classroom teacher. Attendance will be recorded by work completed.

If you are in need of full day care for your child on Thursday or Friday, our B.A.S.E program will be open from 7:00am-5:30pm on the 8th and 9th - Coyote Creek B.A.S.E

Fall Conferences

Classroom teachers will be hosting parent teacher conferences the week of October 5th. Evening conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th. Your classroom teacher will be sending out a sign up genius for you to pick a convenient time for you and your family.

If you would like to set up a time to talk to one of the specials teachers or myself, please click on their name to get to their sign up genius.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with you to help your child learn and grow.

Thank you!

Ms. Rahne

Specials Meeting Sign Up:

Ms. Rahne

Mrs. Balchuck

Mrs. Hamilton

Mrs. Montano

Fall Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - October 5th -9th

Help us celebrate our teachers and staff this fall. Please click on this link to sign up: Fall Teacher and Staff Appreciation Sign Up!

Picture Retake Day!

Picture Retake Day is Monday October 19th. This is for students who are new to the school, were absent, eLearning students, or for those who would like to retake their individual school photo.

Monday, October 19th is our first day back from fall break! Students will be returning to 5 full days of school this week, so this will be the only picture retake day offered for the fall semester.

Due to COVID-19, Van Gogh School Photographers are asking that all payments be made online to minimize the handling of currency.

Families will need to pre-order their child's photo online - no proofs will be sent home. For easy online ordering go to: and enter our

SCHOOL CODE: 30023401

Counselor's Corner

Anxiety and Stress Busting

Thursday, Oct 8 -- 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Google Meet-Up

Register here and join us for the next virtual support group for parents and caregivers. We'll talk about anxiety and stress and how to help yourself and your student(s) work through it in a healthy way.

Do you need support sooner? Contact Mrs. Edwards directly, any time!

Free Psychological Support

So many in our community have been impacted by the pandemic in one way or another. Thanks to a FEMA grant for Crisis Counseling Assistance, AllHealth Network is able to provide free, short-term psychological support to individuals of all ages in Douglas County. Click here or visit for more information.

Growth Mindset and a Big Life for our kids!

Have you discovered Big Life Journal yet? It's an amazing resource (not just a journal) including podcasts made just for kids. Show notes for each podcast include supplemental resources, most of which are free! My 10 year old son LOVES to listen to the podcast and has rattled off things he learns from it, sometimes days or weeks later. Check it out!

Debbie Edwards, MA, LPC

School Counselor

Coyote Creek Elementary School

(303) 387-6193

CCE School Counseling Website

Supplies Needed!

Hello Parents!

Our classroom teachers are in need of paper towels! So we are reaching out to our CCE families for help. We hope if it's within your means, you will consider donating a pack of paper towels to the school. All paper towel donations will become part of our school community supply, so there is NO need to label any of the materials with your child’s name. Thank you in advance for all your support of our students and staff!

CCE's Pumpkin Patch

At the school's front entrance you'll see some wonderful fall decorations. Soon you'll see that area filled with pumpkins! If you'd like to bring in a pumpkin to add to our patch feel free to bring one in; you can decorate it with markers or paint (or just leave it plain), but please don't carve it. We can't wait to see your creativity!

5th & 6th Grade ThunderRidge Basketball

5th and 6th grade boys have one more opportunity to try out for the ThunderRidge Basketball Feeder Program. Tryouts will be held Friday, October 2nd from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Tryouts will be held at St. Mary's School

6833 S. Prince Street

They are looking for players who love the game and want to develop their skills.

  • Their Feeder program is an extension of their high school program
  • Practices start in October at St. Mary's and ThunderRidge H.S.
  • The high school staff conducts tryouts, chooses the teams, hires the coaches and oversees the development of their future grizzlies!

Please visit and navigate to Boys Basketball for more information. You can also send your questions to Head Coach, Joe Ortiz: or their Youth Director, Richard Ray: Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details and information regarding Friday's tryouts.

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear

Show off your school spirit with Coyote Creek spirit wear! Visit the link below to see what's available this year. The coupon code for October gives you 10% off women's/girl's cold shoulder tee! Make sure to use the coupon code OCT20P (also listed on their website) the entire month of October! Click this FLYER to see the coupon.

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear!

Tennis Camp during Fall Break!

Lone Tree Tennis Center is trying to keep kids active throughout this challenging time. They would like to invite your students to join them on the tennis court. They are offering half day or full day tennis programs the week of fall break (October 12th-16th).

  • For full day programs - Bring your own lunch (we will provide coolers to keep lunches fresh)
  • Healthy snacks will be provided!
  • Before Care - Complimentary early camper drop off at 8:30am-9am.
  • After Care available from 3pm-4pm ($10)
  • 5% discounts for multi-sibling families
  • Scholarships available!
  • Build skills and friendships, enjoy fun games and activities, and have a blast on fall break!!

Click HERE for the flyer or for more information, please contact Anastassiya Zherdeva at 303-887-9925 or

Sign up today at:

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures - Fall Break Camp

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures is offering a Fall Break Camp! The theme of the week is the great outdoors! Campers will learn invaluable skills that can be taken on any outdoor trip, from setting up tents, hiking, outdoor cooking, fire building and more! In addition to outdoor skills, campers will be able to climb on our NEW ROPES COURSE, ride the zip line, and participate in over 15 additional activities throughout the week.

Transportation will not be provided for this program. *Parents are responsible for getting their campers to and from Stone Canyon -

Click HERE to view their flyer!

US Again Clothing Contest

US Again is hosting a National Clothing Contest

This contest runs from September 14th through October 14th.

The ten schools that collect the most pounds of gently used clothes and shoes during the contest period will win one of the following cash prizes!

1st Place Prize: $2,000

2nd Place Prize: $750

3rd Place Prize:$500

4th - 10th Place Prize: $250

Donating is simple! Just bring your gently used clothes and shoes to deposit into the green and white donation bin in the front parking lot of the school building. Friends, families, and our community are welcome to donate too!

A Look Ahead:

  • October 6 - DCSD Board of Education Meeting
  • October 6 & 7 - Virtual Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 8 & 9 - Asynchronous Learning Days - no live school sessions
  • October 12-16 - Fall Break - No School!
  • October 19 - Picture Retake Day
  • October 21 - CCE Restaurant Night - Tokyo Joe's
  • October 23 - Pink Out! - Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness Month!
  • October 27 - Virtual PTO meeting @ 6pm
  • November 2 - 1st Open Enrollment window opens for the 21-22 school year - runs through December 1st
  • November 3 - No School
  • November 10 - CCE Restaurant Night - Mici's Pizza
  • November 23-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

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.