CECFC Middle School Newsletter
April 30th, 2021
CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILIES -
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Earlier this week, House Bill 1295 was officially introduced at the Colorado State Capitol. If passed, this damaging bill would significantly hurt public charter schools by making it virtually impossible to challenge district decisions against them.

Please take two minutes to learn more about the bill and add your voice to the thousands of charter school families, staff, and supporters telling legislators to vote "NO" on this dangerous proposal.

We should be basing all of our education decisions as a state on what is in the best interest of our students. This legislation would fundamentally undermine that.
Thank you for adding your voice to support the power of choice for students!
CLASS WEEKLY UPDATES
5/3 - 5/7
Each week we will be posting updated information regarding classes for all middle school students. Please click the button below to view the class updates.
FINAL EXAM DATES AND FIELD DAY
MS Final Exams will be held on May 5th and 6th, and will continue on May 10th and 11th.
Specific information about the exams will come from our teachers.

We will celebrate with our students participating in our annual "Field Day" which will be held on Wednesday, May 12th. Kona Ice will be on campus to serve our students with refreshing ice treats!
Remote students are invited to join us, either all day or starting at 10:00am when we go outside for games. Remote students who want to attend Field Day should contact their elevate teachers.
8TH GRADE PROMOTION
This year's 8th grade promotion ceremony will be virtual, airing on Friday, May 14th at 6pm. Watch for a Teams link to be sent closer to the date. 8th grade students will be bringing home a congratulatory yard sign on Tuesday*.
We're so proud of our students for all they've accomplished in this very difficult year!

*Remote 8th graders can pick up their yard signs in our front office on Tuesday, May 4th.
LIBRARY BOOK RETURN
Library books are now due! Please return all library books to the library now to avoid late or missing book fines.
YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
You can still buy your yearbook... we have just a few left!

STEPS TO BUY A YEARBOOK:

  1. Check with Ms. HP in room 326 on the 3rd floor to see if you've ordered a yearbook yet.
  2. Bring $45 (cash or a check written to CECFC) to school.
  3. Give check to Ms. HP or one of your teachers and we will make sure you get a book the last week of school. 

We can't wait for you all to see them!
SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES!
Summer Sessions for Current 6th & 7th grade students:

This optional program will be fully in-person and is designed to support students who struggled with remote and hybrid learning this school year.

When: May 24th-28th and continuing June 1st-4th

Time: 8:00am to 2:45pm

Who: These sessions are designed for current 6th and 7th grade students who did not earn passing grades in core classes. (8th grade students are encouraged to sign up for summer sessions through the high school.)

Where: CECFC Middle School (McMurry location)

What: Students would rotate through the following:

Student success skills – Students will work in-person with a teacher and/or school support staff to review and practice skills that will lead to future educational success.

Math class recovery – Students will work in-person with a teacher and/or school support staff to revisit content from their 20-21 math class; on June 4th they will retake the final exam for an opportunity to be promoted to the next math level.


English skill recovery – Students will work in-person with a teacher and/or school support staff to revisit essential language arts skills needed to be successful at the next grade level.

If you have any questions regarding our MS Summer Session, please email


If interested, please click the button below
to fill out the MS interest form.




Summer Sessions: High School Preparation

This optional program will be fully in person and designed to support students who need extra preparation to be successful for their courses at the high school.

When: July 19th-23rd and continuing July 26th-30th.

Who: These sessions are designed for students who need extra support in math, English, or general academic skills sets. Any student may qualify. Teachers, advisors, and support staff will provide recommendations for incoming 9th graders and new students who are good candidates for this option.
Where: CECFC High School (4424 Innovation Drive)

What: These “bootcamp” style sessions are designed to work on developing a skill foundation in math and English specifically for students who need support filling gaps from middle school or prior schools. This session will also focus on building skills for academic success including organization, time management, motivation, task initiation, developing academic stamina, and self-advocacy.

If you have any questions regarding our HS Summer Session, please email

If interested, please click the button below
to fill out the HS Preparation Summer Session.
KING SOOPERS
COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Our amazing SAC parents have made it possible for the CEC community to participate in the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. All you need is your King Soopers card and about 5 minutes on a computer to help raise money for CEC's student programs, Please click the link below for easy instructions on how to link your King Soopers card to the CEC account to automatically earn rewards for the school every time you purchase! Thank you for supporting CEC!!!
SCHOOL CALENDARS
Need a reminder of important school dates? Links to the current 2020-2021 Academic Calendar and the new 2021-2022 Academic Calendar are below!
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 at: fortcollinshealth@coloradoearlycolleges.org if your student is showing any Covid-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19. 
NEED IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT?
Having trouble with Teams or Infinite Campus? Can't connect or computer running slow? Forgot your IC password? Our amazing IT Support Staff may be able to help! Click the button below for helpful hints and contact information for technical support.
REFER-A-FRIEND
Refer-A-Friend for the 2021-2022 school year, and you could be eligible for a $100 gift card! The Refer-A-Friend program has been open as of November 2nd, 2020.
KEY EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL
Are you or someone you know looking to enroll their children in preschool. Look no further! Key Explorers Preschool has opened their facility on our CECFC MS campus and they are ready to welcome new families! See the flyer below for more details.

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 middle school and high school.