CECFC Middle School Newsletter
September 3rd, 2021
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Our student spotlight for this week is Emily I. in the 8th grade! Congratulations, Emily!

A few of Emily's favorite things:
  • Favorite subject: Science
  • Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Favorite hobby: Tennis
ID BADGES
A reminder that ID badges must be worn around student's necks at all times while on campus as is stated in our dress code policy. Students may not cover up their image, change their names, or carry anything inside the plastic casing other than their ID. Please remind your student to take care of their ID and keep them in a safe place when not at school. There is a $5 fee for replacement of lost or damaged ID cards.
DRESS CODE REMINDER
Fingertip length for shorts and skirts is TOO SHORT. The minimum length allowed is halfway between the knees and fingertips. This applies to rips in jeans as well.
Thank you for your cooperation!
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
WATER BOTTLES
Our students get thirsty and need to hydrate throughout the day, but we need to remember that our water fountains are temporarily not to be used and our water bottles in the health office are reserved for our students with any health related visits.

Please remind your student to bring their water bottles to school clearly labeled with their name. They are able to refill these bottles throughout the day at our water refill dispenser located on the 3rd floor main hallway. Only water is allowed in classrooms.
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.  
STUDENT ILLNESS MESSAGE
NURSE JEN
Please do not send visibly ill students to school, they will be sent home.

Kindly,
Jen McGlue
Colorado Early Colleges, RN
MEDICATION REMINDER
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Prescription medication cannot be carried by students at CEC Fort Collins Middle School except for emergency medications like inhalers and epi-pens. The student must have the Medication Authorization Form on file in the health office signed by physician, parent, and school nurse. Responsible students can carry over-the-counter medications if they are in original packaging. Over-the-counter medication carried by the student must only be one day’s supply. For example, DO NOT send an entire bottle of ibuprofen. This is a privilege and can be revoked.  Medications must be kept on their person and not shared with peers. Keeping medication on their person means they cannot drop medication on the floor, lose medication at a desk, etc, it must remain in their backpack until such time as it is needed. 
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 VOLUNTEERS WANTED
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. 
PICTURE RETAKES
MS picture retakes will be on Friday, October 8th. More information coming soon.
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!
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
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.

MATHCOUNTS - MATH COMPETITION TEAM!
MathCounts Update: Our Math Team has completed more than 10% of their original goal (3333 problems done this year) already! If anyone else is interested in joining our math competition team, please contact Ms. Karppinen 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.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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.