The Colt Courier

August, 2020

Principal's Message

Welcome Back! As strange as this year may be, we are very excited to get to work with you and get to know each of you more. Our admin team can't wait to see all of the great things you have to offer this year!



First Week Schedule

***Staff should plan to be at school on workdays from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM each day. Dress is casual outside of Virtual Meet the Teacher.

August 21

  • Colt Academy for new staff.

August 24

  • Staff receives rosters
  • 8:00-9:00 Brief Virtual Staff Meeting Followed by Breakfast
  • Work in Rooms/Lunch on Your Own

August 25

  • Student Placement sent at 4:00
  • 8:00-10:30 Staff Meeting (Schedule Below)
  • 8:00 K-1 Library, SPED/RA/Office Staff gym, 4-5 B105, and 2-3 Computer Lab

8:40 2-3 Library, k-1, k asst. gym, SPED/RA B105, and 4-5 Computer Lab

9:20 4-5 Library, 2-3 gym, k-1, k asst. B105, and SPED/RA Computer Lab

10:00 SPED Library, 4-5 gym, 2-3 and Office Staff B105, and k-1 Computer Lab

August 26

  • 7:30-2:30 ELEARNING TECHNOLOGY PD- 7 HOURS/***Staff may choose to do the technology training ahead of the 20-21 school year. This will be a trade off for a teacher workday. The date should be coordinated with Mr. Fantone. Not all teacher workdays are eligible.***

August 27

  • Meet the Teacher (See times below)
  • 8:30 Related Arts Cohorts Virtual
  • You may arrive at 9:30 this day.

August 28

  • 8:00-8:30 Health Protocol Review
  • 9:00-1:00 Work in Rooms
  • 1:00-2:00 Team Building

School News

Motto & Hashtag Winners: Congrats to everyone who participated and especially our winners.

  • Motto-COLTivating Excellence by 2nd grade
  • Hashtag- #SEShoovesup by Jeannine Bruce


    • During the first 10 days- Kindergarten has to take STAR early literacy and KRA (math and ELA is a must and get started on the other parts)

    • 1st grade- STAR Early Literacy and STAR Math - they usually do STAR reading but this time it’s Early Literacy- this is a mandate from universal screener requirement

    • 1st grade- STAR CBM (Instead of a running record)

    • 2nd-5th- STAR reading and STAR math

Student Placement Rosters for Teachers- Monday, August 24

Teacher Assignment Parent Notification Date: Tuesday, August 25th at 4:00

Schedules: Please click the staff website below to find the schedules, handbooks, and other valuable information for the year. Please take a few minutes to navigate the site.

Report Time & End Time for 20-21

Report time for 20-21 is 7:05 AM. All homeroom teachers should plan to be in their classrooms by 7:05 AM daily. All other staff should plan to be on duty by 7:05 AM daily.

The school day will end at 1:40 PM. Staff not on duty in the afternoon can leave at 2:20 PM daily.

Grade Chairs:

RA- Matthew McCurley

K- Dana Reese

1- Nikki Letterhos

2- Kelsey Clifford

3- Karley English

4- Alyssa Cohn

5- Amanda Foster

SPED- Kimberly Long

Mask Expectations: Teachers work with students on when to take off. Appropriate times includ when behind shield, snack, lunch, etc.

Meet the Teacher: This year we are offering a virtual Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 27th. You will offer three virtual times that parents can join. The times are: 10:00am, 12:30pm or 5:00pm. You will send an email on Wednesday, August 26th with the link to the Google Meets virtual meeting. There will be three Google Meets to choose from, but tell parents to only choose one. During this virtual meeting, you will share information about expectations and procedures. There will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions. This will be a great way to "meet" your kids and parents and for them to learn about you.

A/B Schedules: Our district is going to start the first four weeks of school on an A/B schedule. That means that if their last name begins with an A-K then they will come to school on 'A' days and if their last name begins with L-Z then they will come to school on 'B' days. So, Monday August 31st will be the first day of school for our 'A' students and Tuesday, September 1st will be the first day for our 'B' students. The pattern will continue each week. For example, if a child comes to school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, then the following week they will come on Tuesday and Thursday. On September 28th, all students will return to school on the same day.

Important School Information: Our school doors open daily at 7:05 and instruction begins at 7:45. When students arrive to school, they will walk straight to their classroom and stay in their classrooms and begin their morning routines.

There will be no parents allowed in the building which includes volunteers, PTO, School Improvement members or Watch D.O.G.S.

Extracurricular activities, clubs, and field trips are postponed indefinitely.

Happy August Birthdays to the Following Colts!

We hope the following staff members have a wonderful birthday!

August 1-Jennifer Lenger

August 5-Lindsay Haney

August 6-Noreen Bouley

August 10-Alice Arena

August 10- Amy Klein

August 10-Avery Ingle

August 12- Donna Schueren

August 27-Michelle Ruhe

August 31-Jeannine Bruce

Happy Belated Summer Birthdays!

June 14-Allison Wyndham

June 20-Melia Teska

June 23-Claire Ache

June 24-Audrey Cageao

June 24-Stacy Wright

June 30-Hannah Couchenor

July 1- Hannah Walker

July 3- Kim Therrell

July 16-Krista Shultz

July 27-Susana Harper

July 31- Nick Hansen

New Staff


Related Arts:

Michael Pearson-Technology Kindergarten: Kirstin Bull

First Grade: Eryn Wiley Second Grade: Mallory Knighton

Third Grade: Morgan Bodem and Kaity Buerger

Fourth Grade: Madison Warren and Susana Harper

Fifth Grade: Lakerria Carouthers, Anna Addis, and Brianna Larson

Special Services: Krista Shultz, Avery Ingle, Claire Ache, April Jones, and Amanda Nagley

Support Staff

Special Services: Alexis Claassen and Tiffany Wagner

Kindergarten Assistant: Deia Sobas

Office Staff:

PowerSchool: Ana Litchfield Nurse: Jennifer Miller

Receptionist: Jeannine Bruce Tech Assistant: Joanna Harrigan


Assistant Principal: Casey Czapla Literacy Coach: Michelle Ruhe

Literacy Interventionist: Lena Robertson K-2 Interventionist: Noreen Bouley

Reading Recovery: Emily Heitkamp School Psychologist: Sydney Wenck


Theresa Atkinson

Marcus William Easterday

Jenna Davis

Chalea High

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SES Teacher Website

Our Google Site will provide access to a variety of resources including: Master Schedules, Handbooks, Calendars, Faculty Rosters, etc...