CECFC Middle School Newsletter
August 20th, 2021
2021-2022 STUDENT AND FAMILY HANDBOOK
Welcome new and returning CEC Families! Please take a moment to read our MS Student and Family Handbook to familiarize yourself with our school policies.

You may click the button below, or visit our website where it is located in the "Documents & Forms" section.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call our school at
(970) 893-4549 and we will be happy to assist you.
UPDATED DRESS CODE!
CEC chooses to adhere to a school dress code that ensures safety, professionalism, and instills student self-discipline. CEC wants staff and students to ‘be at their best’ while in an academic setting. CEC believes in having high expectations and standards to follow for every student, while encouraging a focus on their education and career. CEC Dress Code shall be enforced uniformly, fairly, and consistently for all students and prohibits students from wearing apparel that is deemed disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school.

Students must be in dress code at all times while on campus and during remote learning. This includes attending any school-supported/sponsored activity, tutoring appointments, and advising appointments during the year, including summer months.

Expectations:
Student IDs will be visible at all times when on campus for safety and security.
• Students should wear clothing that covers ALL undergarments and midriff.
• Tops must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit. Tank-top straps must be at least “4 fingers wide”; no spaghetti straps.
• Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be no shorter than midway between fingertip length and top of knee.
• Pajamas, slippers, blankets, and costumes are not allowed.
• Hats, beanies, hoods, or bandanas may not be worn inside the buildings. Traditional/Religious headwear, as well as protective hairstyles commonly or historically associated with race, are allowed.
• Shoes must be worn at all times. *Closed-toe shoes may be required in science labs and PE class.
• Any clothing, jewelry, accessories and tattoos that contain any words, symbols, or pictures that include any of the following: references to sex, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, obscenities, profanities, as well as anything vulgar, lewd, legally slanderous, distracting, and/or dangerous are prohibited and must be removed or covered.

Please read our entire CEC Student Dress Code policy by clicking on the button below.

Questions about whether a clothing item is out of dress code should be addressed with a CEC Leadership Team member before the item is worn.
FIND DOCUMENTS & FORMS ON OUR WEBSITE
Are you in need of our bell schedule? Maybe our school calendar? Click the button below to be directed to our "Documents & Forms" page on our website where you can find important and helpful information.
GREETINGS FROM YOUR HEALTH OFFICE...
Greetings from your health office…

Welcome to the new school year! I would like to introduce the health office and provide a couple health related reminders. I’m Jen McGlue, the Registered Nurse at CEC. Our health tech is Alicia Cullis. Below is our contact information, please feel free to contact us if you need anything.

Alicia Cullis, Health Tech: Alicia.Cullis@coloradoearlycolleges.org
(970) 893-4549

(970) 377-0044 x 10121

We are excited to see your students and are looking forward to a new school year! Please feel free to contact the health office if you need anything. Stay well!
Kindly,
The CEC Health Office


Please click on the button below for important Health Information.

ATTENDANCE LINE
If your student will be late, absent, or will need to leave early, please call our attendance line at (970) 682-2007.

You may also email attendance at FCMSattendance@coloradoearlycolleges.org. Please be sure to give the date, student's name, grade, and reason for absence. 

Attendance will be updated within 24-48 hours.  
EARLY DISMISSAL PASSES
We know that sometimes appointments for your students must be made during the school day. In order to minimize classroom interruptions, please call ahead or send a note with your student to the front office for early dismissal.  Please try and schedule your student's pick up time during passing periods. You can see our bell schedule HERE. Your student will give this pass to his/her teacher and be dismissed in time to be ready and waiting for you in the lobby.
NO VISITORS ON CAMPUS
CECFC MS will once again not be admitting visitors on campus without an appointment scheduled. Safety and security is our number one priority for our students as well as our staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding. To schedule an appointment, please email the staff member directly at: firstname.lastname@coloradoearlycolleges.org
YEARBOOK!
We cannot wait to capture the memories of this school year in the 2021-2022 yearbook. While each year brings new classes, teachers and friends, your student's memories last forever in the yearbook. Take advantage of the lowest price of the year and buy your student's yearbook today! Purchase personalization and add four FREE icons!
OFFER ENDS AUGUST 27TH!

Click the button to order your copy today!
SILENT LUNCHES
The stoplight in our cafeteria measures the volume in the room. When it hits 85 decibels, the light turns red (sound levels over 85 db can be harmful). We allow ten "hits in the red" before we institute silent lunch. (Students are not required to be silent once on the playground.)
Our goal each year is for students to learn to monitor themselves so that they can talk with their friends during lunch without disrupting other classes that are in session. This year we have a particularly high noise level on some days. Please encourage your child to talk at a lower level during lunch time so as not to disrupt other classes.
STUDENT SAFETY
Parents, please remind your students to ALWAYS use the designated crosswalks when crossing our busy streets. Please do not allow your student to jaywalk at any time. As students return to in-person schooling, traffic will get busier making our surrounding streets more dangerous to cross. Do not park on the north side of Monte Carlo (Kruse Elementary side) and expect your student to cross the street to meet you, and do not allow your student to jaywalk across the street to the Safeway parking lot. They must use the crosswalks at all times. Parents, please also be aware of our students as they cross our streets. Our students safety is our priority!
SUBSTITUTES NEEDED!
CECFC Middle School and High School are looking for on-call substitutes to add to our subbing pool! As a sub, you are responsible for taking attendance and facilitating the teacher's learning plan. And you get to hang out with awesome students! Most often, you will have a few days notice of needs, so you know your schedule ahead of time. Please click on the button to fill out an application!
PARENT RESOURCE GROUP - SAC COMMITTEE
WOLF WEAR!

Order your Wolf Wear here today!

Please note:
If planning on purchasing Wolf Wear in person,
CECFC High School Bookstore will have limited hours and staffing from:
Wednesday, September 1st, through Friday, September 3rd.

SARA'S PROJECT
504 CHILD FIND NOTICE
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins (CECFC) has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact our CECFC 504 Coordinators.
NO CELL PHONES
CECFC MS rules require that cell phones are silent/off and put away during the school day. Cell phones will be confiscated if used during school hours, however, students may use them before and after school hours if needed to call home.
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Need a reminder of important school dates? Click on the button for the new 2021-2022 Academic Calendar!
MATHCOUNTS - MATH COMPETITION TEAM!
Students! Do you love math? Are you interested in joining our math competition team? If so, you can be a part of MathCounts! Please contact Mrs. Karppinen for more information about this exciting new team! You can email her at: Karen.Karppinen@coloradoearlycolleges.org
CEC MUSIC CONCERTS!
Ready for some music to your ears? Here are scheduled dates for our wonderful CEC Music Concerts. Put these dates in your calendars now... you won't want to miss them!





Tuesday, 9/28 – Middle School and High School Choir
Thursday, 9/30 – Middle School and High School Band and Orchestra

Thursday 12/2 – Middle School and High School Band and Orchestra
Tuesday 12/7 – Middle School and High School Choir

Tuesday, 2/15 – Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir
Thursday, 2/17-High School Band, Orchestra and Choir

Thursday, 4/28 – Middle School and High School Choir
Tuesday, 5/3 – Middle School and High School Band and Orchestra
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND UPDATES
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • Face coverings are not required for students and staff; however, facemasks are recommended to be worn by unvaccinated individuals and those that feel more comfortable doing so.
  • CEC will be supportive of individuals that choose or need to wear masks. It is expected that every member of the CEC community will respect each other's decisions on these subjects.
  • We will continue to encourage hand washing and frequent cleaning of high touch areas. 
  • Increased ventilation and use of outdoor spaces will be implemented whenever possible.
  • Any staff or students experiencing symptoms should stay home, this is the most important practice to limit quarantines of students and staff this year. CECFC will follow CDPHE’s updated Return to Learn Guidance for determining when students and staff can return to school. Students who are home sick can still access their classes through Microsoft Teams or the community college portal. Students should check course syllabi for requirements regarding absences in each of their courses.
  • Information on the number of positive/probable cases among staff and students will be provided in the weekly newsletter. If your student is in class with a positive/probable case you will be contacted by the school so you are aware of the exposure.
  • CEC’s virtual program is available for any students wishing to learn remotely this year. More information can be found here: CECFC Online Learning.
SOCCER PLAYERS NEEDED
Heritage Christian Academy is looking for MS boys who are interested in joining their soccer team! If your student is interested in playing on their team or needs more information, please contact Amelia Bruck at: amelia.bruck@heritagechristian.info

Practices are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 3:30pm - 5:15pm at Heritage Christian Academy.
Games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some on Fridays. All home games are played at Greenbriar Park in Fort Collins.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
HELPFUL LINKS
CECFC MS Main Line: (970)893-4549
Attendance: (970) 682-2007
Attendance Email: fcmsattendance@coloradoearlycolleges.org

Do you have a question, concern, or are you just not sure to whom you need to speak with? The School Contact Information Sheet is a list of helpful contact information for CECFC Middle School and High School.