CECFC Middle School Newsletter
October 18th, 2021
A WORD FROM MR. TURBERT
A quick reminder that this Wednesday, October 20th, will be the start of fall break for students. This is not an E-Learning day! Our offices will be closed on the 21st and 22nd. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing fall break!
APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY...
Please excuse the delay of our weekly newsletter as we were not able to send this out last Friday afternoon due to program issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.
LARIMER HEALTH MASK MANDATE
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute §§ 25-1-506, 508, and 516, and other applicable law the Public Health Director for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has issued a Public Health Order requiring face coverings to be worn in Public Indoor Spaces within Larimer County in order to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to maintain health care capacity in Larimer County. 
The order requires mask-wearing in all public indoor spaces for all individuals 3 years and older regardless of vaccination status.

The order is effective Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
We will be scheduling parent teacher conferences for this Wednesday, October 20th. Conferences will be held from 10:30am - 7:00pm and there will be options for virtual and in-person conferences. Please use the link below to access the sign up. Please navigate to your child's teacher using the tabs at the top of the sign up. If a teacher you would like to meet does not have a tab, please reach out to that teacher directly.

Please click on the button below to sign up.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Our student spotlight for this week is Bethanny P. in the 6th grade! Congratulations, Bethanny P.!

A few of Bethanny's favorite things:
  • Favorite subject: Choir
  • Favorite book: This Present Darkness
  • Favorite hobby: baking or volleyball
  • Wants to be: a bakeshop owner
IS YOUR CHILD GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?
Parents, are your student's getting adequate sleep? It is important to know that students should not have screen time at bedtime, and middle schoolers should have 9-11 hours of sleep each night. Students have been going to class groggy and taking the time to visit the nurse's office to sleep.

Click the button below to read how to support your child and help them improve their sleeping habits.
CEC PARENTING SERIES EVENT
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.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU...
Thanks to Olive and Tarra C. for selling some used books and buying some amazing graphic novels for our library with the proceeds!
HIGH SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL
Celebrate with us! Everyone is invited to come celebrate the fall season with us at this years Fall Festival! There will be something for everyone so please join us on November 11th at CECFC High School.

For more information click HERE or contact Tierney Lain at: tierney.lain@coloradoearlycolleges.org with any questions regarding silent auction donation.

Donations will benefit the Horsetooth FFA Chapter!
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
CEC will have its first Informational Meeting for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm. 

Informational Meetings are designed to help potential students and their parents/guardians understand CEC's unique program.

While not required, we strongly encourage parents/guardians and students to participate in an informational meeting. You will have an opportunity to chat with CECFC staff members, ask questions about the middle school and/or high school and tour the middle school (McMurry) or high school campus.

Please gather the following documents to have on hand when completing the enrollment process:
  • Birth Certificate, Passport, or State issued ID
  • Immunization records or exemption
  • Transcript (incoming 10-12th graders) or Report Card (incoming 6-9th graders)
SCHOOL OF CHOICE ENROLLMENT
School of Choice Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens November 1st, 2021.Siblings of current students and CEC staff with students will have one-week priority consideration before we process enrollments received from the general public.

All current students will automatically be reenrolled for the 2022-23 school year. Students enrolled in 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year at McMurry Middle School do not need to enroll in the CECFC HIGH SCHOOL. They will receive a separate email later in the year with additional instructions on what steps are needed to complete the transition into CECFC HIGH SCHOOL.

Both high school and middle school information is covered during the meeting.
To RSVP for this meeting, click HERE. To view a list of upcoming meetings click HERE.
MATHCOUNTS UPDATE
Our MathCounts team is now past 2,000 problems solved on our way to our 3,333 problem goal! Keep up the great work!
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. Kamin at: amy.kamin@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!
Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school.

Click the button to order the 2022 Yearbook by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE!
WOLF WEAR!
Order your Wolf Wear at the high school bookstore or by clicking 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!



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.
CONNECT TO CARE - CHILD MIND INSTITUTE
Life feels more challenging in many ways. The same is true for our children. This site helps you decide if outside resources might help your student cope better and be more resilient.
Click HERE button for more information.
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.