CECFC Middle School Newsletter
August 6th, 2021
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
We are eager to begin the new school year and are so excited to see you all! Please click below to read important information that you will need to know upon the start of school.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
First Day of School for all new students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) is MONDAY, AUGUST 9th, from 9:50am - 3:00pm.

OFFICIAL First Day of School for all new and returning students is Tuesday, August 10th, from 7:50am - 3:00pm.



New Student Day:
  • New student day will be on Monday, August 9 th. All new students should plan to attend.
  • We will run on our 2-hour delay bell schedule; students should plan on being at the school from 9:50am - 3:00pm.
  • Lunch will be provided by our Wolf Bistro, or your student can bring their own.

First Day of School:
  • August 10 th is our official first day of school for all new and returning students.
  • All students should enter through the cafeteria doors at the back of the school.
  • Drop off times are staggered to help with traffic flow
  • th grade - 7:35 am
  • th grade - 7:40 am
  • th grade - 7:45 am
  • Classes start at 7:50 am and the day ends at 3:00 pm
  • Students will leave the building through the cafeteria doors or the playground doors.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Please click the button below for a list of school supplies needed for the new school year.
PICTURE DAY
STUDENT ID BADGES
ID badges will be issued for students during picture day, on Wednesday, August 11th. It is recommended that these badges be worn or put away safely. Your student(s) will need their ID badges for checking out library books, paying for school lunches, and public bus transportation. The first ID badge will be issued free of charge. There will be a $5 replacement fee for and lost or damaged badges.
NEW SCHOOL STAFF
Please help us welcome our new Math department and SPED teachers! Ms. Lundberg (Math I, 090), Miss Holder (Math II), Ms. Wei (Math III), Mrs. Karppinen (Geometry/GT), and Mrs. Bourgault (ESS). They are all looking forward to meeting you and your students!
BAND AND ORCHESTRA STUDENT INFORMATION
All students enrolled in Band and Orchestra classes should bring their instruments to class on the first day of school.
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 needing to call home.
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Need a reminder of important school dates? Click on the button for the new 2021-2022 Academic Calendar!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
The Life Skills program is looking for a parent or guardian (who either works part time or is a stay-at-home parent) who would like to volunteer to be a Life Skills program observer. This volunteer would have to periodically go in to classrooms to observe our teachers who teach Life Skills. They will have to take an online training before they begin observing, and will be paid for their time. Observations would start taking place during 2nd semester. Those interested can contact Mrs. Hughes for more information at: Heather.Hughes@coloradoearlycolleges.org
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
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.