CECFC Middle School Newsletter
August 13th, 2021
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!
Hello Middle School Families! We are so happy to see all of our students back at school this fall! Back to School Night is this Monday, August 16th, and we are excited to connect with you! 

You can come in anytime on Monday, between 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Please be sure to bring your student and schedule. We will have a raffle for a laptop for those who attend!

Please click the button for more details.
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.

STUDENT ID BADGES UPDATE
ID badges that were scheduled to be issued this past Wednesday, will now be issued for students later this coming week. 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 (school lunches are currently provided for free), and public bus transportation. The first ID badge will be issued free of charge.
There will be a $5 replacement fee for any lost or damaged badges.
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
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!
"MESSAGE BLOCKED" EMAIL ISSUES
If you have been trying to email our MS staff and received a "Message Blocked" response, this is in error. We have been having technical difficulties and are working on correcting it. Please reach out to Mrs. Fretwell or Mrs. Cable if you are still receiving this response, and they will forward your messages to staff.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Please click the button below for a list of school supplies needed for the new school year.
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
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.
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.