Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of October 12th-16th

Happy fall break!

October 12th-16th is Coyote Creek's Fall Break! The front office will be closed, but our BASE program will be open full days! If you are in need of full day care for K-6 students, please visit the CCE BASE website for more information.


Whether you're staying local or traveling, we wish you a safe and restful break from school. We are so excited to have ALL our students return on Monday, October 19th!

A Note from Ms. Rahne

As we head back to full in-person learning on Monday, October 19th, some things will look different but most things will remain the same. We will continue to follow the health and safety measures set forth by the district including: staff and students wearing face coverings, frequent handwashing, one way hallways, utilizing more entrances and exits, daily disinfecting of high touch points, evening custodial staff sanitizing twice a week, increased air flow in the building, and requesting that parents continue with the health screenings at home before kids come to school. The safety of our staff and students will continue to be our top priority to ensure a smooth transition back to full in-person learning. Due to other health mitigating factors, parents and visitors are still not permitted inside the building. Therefore, we will continue following the procedures that have been in place at the front office. As much as I want to get to know all of you better and invite everyone in like the good old days, we will continue limiting access until further notice. We are working on more ways to bring our community together. Be on the lookout for some fun upcoming events: bingo night, restaurant nights, etc. If you have suggestions, please let me know! I'm always up for some ideas to continue to connect us all - even virtually. Thank you for your understanding. Have a wonderful fall break!


Ms. Rahne

Reporting student absences

While it's helpful to let your child's teacher know they will be absent, please don't forget that you need to report your child's absence to the front office as well. Please call the CCE attendance line (303-387-6177) or submit their absence through the 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 your child's absence, see the school lunch menu, school calendar and much more!

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.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: http://www.orders.vangoghco.com/prepay and enter our

SCHOOL CODE: 30023401

Fall Break Free Weekly Meal Bags

October 16th from 1pm-2:30pm


Please visit any of our 9 Middle Schools on

October 16th to get your FREE weekly meal bag.

Bags are FREE for all kids 18 and under. Limit one

bag per kid.


For a site list, click HERE

Counselor's Corner

Join Mrs. Edwards tonight for Anxiety and Stress Busting from 6:00pm - 7:00pm!

Google Meet-Up


Register here and join us for the 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.


Debbie Edwards, MA, LPC

School Counselor

Coyote Creek Elementary School

(303) 387-6193

CCE School Counseling Website

Virtual Book Fair!

Adventure awaits in every book!


The Coyote Creek online book fair with Follett begins on October 26th and runs until November 9th. All books purchased will be sent to the school, and distributed to the kids. More information will be sent home soon.

Box Tops

Do you have any Box Tops clips lying around? The paper program is fading, but we can still earn money from paper Box Top clips. CCE earned $600 last year by collecting Box Tops and has brought in over $21,000 in lifetime earnings. Please send them in with your child in October as our next submission deadline is November 1st. Thanks for helping our school!

Vote for Little Pups Pre-K for the 2020 Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Award!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate Little Pups Pre-K for the Macaroni Kid Douglas County 2020 GOLD Daisy Award! Our program is a finalist and has made it to the voting round! We hope you, your friends, and family will vote for us! Voting is open from now until October 25th. You can only vote in each category once per email address, so if you have multiple emails, we would appreciate the extra love!


Plus, when you vote in at least 10 categories, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $40 gift card to the Douglas County business of your choice — including us! #MKDCGDA2020


Click here to vote for Little Pups BASE Pre-K!

National Pink Out day!

Time to wear your favorite pink items in your closet! We would like to encourage our CCE staff and students to wear pink on Friday, October 23rd. We hope to raise awareness for all cancer, including breast cancer!

DHS: COVID-19 General Assistance

Douglas County's Department of Human services has received additional emergency funding to help support individuals and families with the most needs in our community (at or below 150% FPL).


Funding is available to address issues of health, safety, and/or well-being for individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic such as:

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Prescription or medical supplies
  • Transportation
  • Food/nonfood items


Applications for COVID-19 General Assistance (English & Spanish) can be accessed from the Douglas County website, The Department of Human Services, and many community partners such as: Help & Hope, Catholic Charities, Tri-County Health, etc..


Qualifying income limits are based on household size. Please click HERE to read the details regarding documentation needed for assistance. Funding is available through December 30, 2020 or until it runs out.

Supplies Needed!

Thank you to those of you who have donated paper towels to the school! Our classroom teachers are still in need of some paper towels! 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 again 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!

Final week of the US Again Clothing Contest

US Again is hosting a National Clothing Contest


We are in the final week to accept donations towards to the US Again clothing contest! This contest runs until October 14th.


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


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!


*Please feel free to continue donating your clothes and shoes when the contest ends!

Skiing Lessons with Team Breckenridge!

Team Breckenridge Sports Club in Summit County has offered youth ski training in Breckenridge (and Summit County) for nearly 50 years and currently offer alpine, freeride, and big mountain skiing disciplines. They are a non-profit organization and their mission is to provide youth athletes with the positive environment and balanced guidance that fosters self-confidence, embraces goals, and nurtures a lifelong love for the mountains and snow sports. Click HERE for more information from Breckenridge Sports Club!

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures - October Newsletter

We have exciting things happening at Stone Canyon! Fall Break Camp starts on Monday. We have Halloween Family Camp on October 31st. Come dressed in your costume and ride the zipline, climb the high ropes course and take aim on our archery range. Then in November, we will be hosting our Thanksgiving Culinary Camp where your camper will learn how to make a mouthwatering Thanksgiving feast, make a pie to bring home to share with their families and of course participate in outdoor adventure activities!


Click HERE to read Stone Canyon's October Newsletter!

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 azherdeva@playtga.com.


Sign up today at: http://www.PlayTGA.com/Douglas

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!

A Look Ahead:

  • October 12-16 - No School - Fall Break!
  • 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!

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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.