High School Student & Parent Announcements 2/26/2021
Summer Sessions: Course & Grade Recovery
CECFC high school will be offering Summer Courses. This option will be fully in-person and designed to support students who struggled with remote learning this school year. (Forms may only be accessed if you are signed into Microsoft Office with your CEC account.)
When: May 24th-28th and June 1st-4th
Who: These sessions are designed for students who made significant progress during the semester (Fall or Spring) in a particular course but did not earn a passing grade or would like to improve their grade.
What: These course and grade recovery sessions will span a two-hour time period each day (per course) in which students will work in person with a teacher and/or tutor to revisit assignments from the course that they struggled with. As students show proficiency via assignments, grades the semester will be replaced. 
Covid - 19 Updates
The graph below will be updated each week to help keep you informed of any Covid cases reported to the school. We will only include information on probable or confirmed cases of staff or students that have been in the school within 2 weeks of the designation. If your student is in close contact with any staff or other students who are a confirmed or probable case, we will contact you directly with specific information. We ask that you please continue to contact the school Health Office if your student is showing any Covid-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19. 
COME PICK UP YOUR PHOTOS!!!!!
School photos and proofs have come in for the High School. These may be picked up at the Bookstore (see days/times below). If you have questions, please contact The CECFCHS Bookstore


Bookstore hours: Bookstore is CLOSED on Fridays
Monday – Thursday - Bookstore is open before and after school and during lunch as follows:
7:30am – 8:30am – OPEN
8:30am – 10:50am – Closed
10:50am – 12:45pm – OPEN
12:45 pm – 2:30pm – Closed
2:30pm – 3:30pm – OPEN
Letterman Jackets
We want to recognize the hard work, dedication, and participation our students who make commitments and take risks in competitive environments outside of school.
At the end of the school year, students who have met the necessary requirements will be awarded a Varsity Letter. If the student already has a letter, they will be awarded an “insert” which can be sewn onto their letter. Students may attach their letter to a CEC Varsity Jacket which are available for purchase in Fort Collins.
As students consider the purchase of a Letter Jacket, please keep in mind the following: the Varsity Letter is a symbol of hard work and determination. For this reason, wearers of the Letter are expected to uphold CEC policy and positive culture at all times. The head of school and athletic coordinator reserve the right to ban the wearing of the Jacket on school property, and or revoke the Letter (permanently, or temporarily until the administration decide the student is back in accordance with CEC policy).
Specific information on how letters are earned will be posted outside the CECFC high school bookstore.
For more information contact Coach Domenicali.
Seeking Career Pathways Mentors
Our Career Pathways students will soon begin exploring specific career areas. We believe that one of the best ways to learn is from people who work in those fields. We are seeking mentors to share about the industry they are work in as well as consulting with students as they develop projects and work on skills that are relevant to better understanding the industry and preparing for a potential career in that area.
If you or someone you know would be interested in mentoring a small group of students or have further questions, please contact Karisa Hocke by February 27th

Informational Meeting
CECFC will hold its next Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Click the button below for more information and the link to join.
School Accountability Committee (SAC) News
Dear CEC Families,
 
For quick links to the CEC Website please visit: https://cecfcsac.wixsite.com/parentresourcegroup
 
We would like to invite you to one of our meetings to connect with other parents and the school. You are welcome to give feedback, share stories, bring up concerns, suggestions or ask questions. Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, they benefit emotionally, socially, and academically. No volunteering or commitment is requested. Join us!
Somos un grupo comunitario dirigido por padres que se reúne regularmente para formar conexiones significativas entre padres y para facilitar interacciones efectivas dentro de la escuela. Investigaciones muestran que cuando los padres participan en la educación de sus hijos, éstos se benefician emocional, social y académicamente. El nuestro es un grupo comunitario: no te pedimos que te voluntarices ni que te comprometas a asistir regularmente. Únete a nosotros para compartir comentarios y preocupaciones, o simplemente para hacer preguntas.
Upcoming Virtual Events:
Parent Resource Group Meeting:
Thursday, April 8th at 7pm via Zoom
The invitation will be sent to your email address once you RSVP to cecfcsac@gmail.com
Encuentro de padres en Español: 
Jueves, el 11 de Marzo a las 7 pm por Zoom
Para recibir el zoom link RSVP a cecfcsac@gmail.com

​CEC SAC Meeting:
Wednesday, April 21st at Noon via Microsoft Teams
The invitation will be sent to your email address once you RSVP to cecfcsac@gmail.com
 
Thank you very much,
The SAC Team
Tutoring
Tutoring is available in math, science, English, French, Spanish, social sciences, and psychology. Please check that the tutor you choose provides tutoring in the subject you need. We look forward to working with you! Please remember that appointments must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $20 fee. Please contact
PLEASE NOTEDue to COVID restrictions, we can only offer in-person tutoring to students already on campus for their cohort days. Please make sure you are scheduling using the correct cohort.
·        Blue students can schedule in-person tutoring on Monday and Tuesday
·        Gold students can schedule in-person tutoring on Wednesday and Thursday.
·        Online tutoring is available for booking Monday through Friday.
Summer Employment Events
Interested in finding a job or paid internship over the summer? Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development invites you & your parent/guardian to attend two virtual events that will cover best job search practices, paid internships & summer jobs available, and much more! The Loveland virtual event will be held on March 3rd, and the Fort Collins virtual event will be held on March 10th. Click the link below for details & registration.
Graduation & College Information
Virtual Graduation Meeting
Our final graduation planning meeting is Thursday, March 25th at 5:00pm. This meeting is for All graduates, not just those walking in the ceremony. We encourage all grads and a parent/guardian to attend this one-hour virtual meeting. Topics will include: 
·        Next Steps for Graduates 
·        Grad Personal Worksheet 
·        FAFSA 
·        Diploma & Honor's Distinctions 
·        CEC Scholarships 
·        Transcripts 
·        Ceremony Details 
The link to join will be sent out prior to the meeting. We look forward to having you join us! 
CLEP Credits
All 2020-21 graduates who have taken a CLEP exam(s) and earned college credit through FRCC, Aims, RRCC, and/or another college or university MUST send CEC a copy of their official college transcript so we can apply the CLEP credit to your high school transcript, as well. All college transcripts must be received by April 15, 2021 to have the credits applied.   
NACAC College Fairs
NACAC is back with another collection of college information fairs for all students! At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest. NACAC is offering 8 fairs this semester: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 16, Mar. 21, Apr. 10, Apr. 20, and May 2. Four of these events are smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20). Students are invited to attend as many as they would like, and it is all provided at no cost!  
High school juniors: Are you eligible for the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program? The application is now open! Awards include full scholarships to summer programs, up to $1,000 for a laptop, essay feedback, and more. Visit www.questbridge.org to learn more and apply. The Application Deadline is March 24, 2021
Interested in attending University outside of the U.S.? Register to join one of two live virtual events on March 2nd or 3rd by clicking HERE.
Students will begin with two 30-minute sessions that answer questions about studying abroad and the variety of opportunities that these Universities can offer. Then students can move to breakout rooms to speak directly with a variety of European Universities including schools in: Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Belgium.
CSU Society of Women Engineers Online Shadow Event
On March 26, 2021, CSU will be holding a live, virtual shadow event called Stick With SWE (SWS). SWS is aimed toward high school juniors and seniors interested in STEM. The high schoolers will be paired with a current SWE undergraduate member and get to observe classes, learn about campus life, and learn about SWE. SWS is open to everyone, regardless of what gender they identify as.
Stick with SWE is a great opportunity to connect with current engineering students, learn about how to get involved in college, and get a personal look into a day-in-the-life of an engineer at CSU. This benefits students by providing them with a personal tour guide studying the major that most interests them and a run-down of the benefits of being involved in clubs on campus.
Student Meet-Ups
We are excited to offer some small, Covid-friendly Student Meet-Ups on-campus and throughout the community. All of us have been suffering from the lack of social interaction, and we want to offer some safe opportunities to interact and have some fun! Please click the button below for more details about the Student Meet-Ups we are currently offering. They will be updated regularly as more opportunities become available.
Textbook and Laptop Reimbursement Forms
Need to be reimbursed for Textbooks and/or Laptops? Click the links below to access your Reimbursement Forms.

(Forms can only be accessed if you are signed in to Office.com with your CEC account.) 

All requests are due by April 9th, 2021, and checks will be mailed or ready for pick-up at the end of the semester. Buyback day for purchased books will be Thursday, May 13th
Drone Racing Club News
Congratulations to Brayden B (aka: DroneRanger58) who flew in his first drone race last Thursday. 
Brayden flew against middle and high school pilots from across the country. He finished top 10 in the qualifiers and tied for 5th overall.   
For more information on our Drone Racing Club, please contact Kathleen Kingdom. 
Helpful Links
In order to help answer questions and alleviate confusion, CECFC has created a Learning Guide to help families navigate this semester. The guide covers Health & Safety protocols, Learning Expectations, and Student Supports available
We know this year has been incredibly difficult, and many members of our CEC family may be struggling. CEC has compiled a Community Resource Guide to help with questions about Financial Resources, Mental Health Support, and much more. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our school Social Worker, Stephanie Lerner.
Do you have a question, concern, or are just not sure to whom you need to speak? The School Contact Information Sheet is a list of helpful contact information for CECFC high school and middle school.