CECFC Middle School Newsletter
October 1st, 2021
A WORD FROM MR. TURBERT
"We wanted to let all our families know that we will not be giving the 2021 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey out to our students. We understand the concern coming from parents about some of the questions being asked. Please know that we will always support our parents in making their own decisions about their students health and information."
DIRECT DRIVE FUNDRAISER
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Our student spotlight for this week is Lisa H. in the 8th grade! Congratulations, Lisa!

A few of Lisa's favorite things:
  • Favorite subject: History and Science
  • Favorite book: A Problematic Paradox
  • Favorite hobby: Reading and watching my birds
  • Wants to be: a Lawyer
PICTURE RETAKES
MS picture retake day is scheduled for:

Friday, October 8, 2021
Picture Day ID: EVT22RJ6X

Click on the button and use your Picture Day ID to order your portrait package.
FOOD DRIVE RESULTS
Our food drive collected a record 1082 items this week, coming to about 6.5 items per student! Thank you to our students and their families for their great generosity. All donated food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Larimer County early next week.
TIK TOK CHALLENGES
There is a concerning Tik Tok trend which encourages students to vandalize and harm others at school. Please speak to your students about this. School rules and policies will be enforced in these situations, and appropriate consequences will be applied.
CPR/FIRST AID CLASS
CEC is hosting a CPR and First Aid class with two options for dates:  
Saturday, October 16th OR Sunday, October 17th.  

The class is open to 8th-12th graders and will run 2:00pm-5:30pm

The class will cover adult, child, and infant basic first aid and CPR, including AED use.

Students who successfully complete the class will earn a 2-year certification through the American Safety and Health Institute.

The cost of the class is $65 per student. Each class is limited to 16 students.

If your student would like to register, please email Mrs. Karppinen at: karen.karppinen@coloradoearlycolleges.org with your student(s) name and choice of date -- Sat Oct 16 OR Sun Oct 17. Mrs. Karppinen will reply to confirm that a seat is still available.

The CPR organization is requiring participants to wear masks in their October classes and is arranging to set up each participant with their own equipment to prevent close contact. Students will need to bring a $65 check made out to "Learning by Heart CPR" to the class

Please email: karen.karppinen@coloradoearlycolleges.org with questions or to register your student!
ATTENTION MYTHOLOGY FANS!!!
The Pegasus Mythology Exam, a national contest, is being offered this year!  This is a multiple-choice contest in late February. High scores are acknowledged with medals and certificates. This year's theme is Theseus and the Minotaur.
If you might like to take the mythology contest, please see Ms. Karppinen or Mrs. Isch for details. Sign-ups are due by October 29th.
CLCS ADVOCACY NETWORK INFORMATION
The Colorado League of Charter School's Advocacy Network, ACT, has a number of resources (in English and Spanish) used to inform families of their needed support of charter schools. You can access these resources by clicking the button below.

Sign up to win money for you and our school!

CECFC is a member of the Colorado League of Charter Schools. As a member, the League provides us with critical advice and support throughout the school year, especially when it comes to protecting our interests and promoting our needs at the State Capitol. They also provide information about charter schools as well as training opportunities for our families and our staff through their ACT Advocacy Network.

This year the League is working hard to add more like-minded supporters to the network and the three schools that sign up the most supporters will win a $1,000 cash prize! In addition, 12 families from across the state will each win a $250 gift card! Sign up to win prizes and to ensure CECFC has the resources and support we need to serve your child and the rest of our students well.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND
PTA MEMBERS NEEDED!
We are looking for volunteers! Areas include committees and boards (SAC, Gifted & Talented, CTE, etc.), cafeteria and recess supervision, serving lunch, crossing guard, competitions (robotics etc), and others.
All volunteers are screened through Sterling Volunteers.
Please contact Mrs. Cable at: Angela.Cable@coloradoearlycolleges.org if you are interested. 

Our middle school is also currently looking for volunteers for our Parent Teacher Association. Please email Mrs. Kamin at: amy.kamin@coloradoearlycolleges.org if interested!
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!
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!

Click the button to order your copy today!
REFER-A-FRIEND
If you referred a new student to CEC for the 2021-22 school year,
you could receive a $100 gift card!
For more information or to complete the form, click the button below.
We appreciate your referral, but please note, all forms
MUST be submitted by Oct 1st to be eligible.
No exceptions! 
WOLF WEAR!

Order your Wolf Wear here today!
INFINITE CAMPUS "IC" MOBILE APP
Parents, Guardians and Students, did you know IC is not only on the web but there is a mobile app as well? You can check attendance, grades, assignments, set notifications, and so much more!
Download the Infinite Campus Parent or Student App today to stay connected!
To find out more information, click the button below.
If at any time you are having problems with Infinite Campus and/or Teams, please contact our support team at: support@coloradoearlycolleges.org
SUPPORT CEC WHILE GROCERY SHOPPING!
Don't forget this quick and easy way to support CEC every time you shop at King Soopers!

Click on the button below for more information.
PARENT RESOURCE GROUP - SAC COMMITTEE
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.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
LOST & FOUND
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Need a reminder of important school dates? Click on the button for the new 2021-2022 Academic Calendar!
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.