Character Trait:
Service to others means being unselfish.
It means doing something for someone else without expecting any reward or gain.
From Head of School, Lacey Scadden
We wish your family a happy fall break! We are hoping our students are able to find renewal and will be ready to come back to school focused and ready to learn. We will be returning from fall break under the Larimer County mask mandate. We will have masks available for students who don't come to school with a mask on Monday. We are grateful for your support enforcing the mask mandate. Enjoy the time off! 
We will NOT be dressing up for Halloween. Please keep all costumes at home.
Enjoy Fall Break
No classes from Wednesday, 10/20- Friday, 10/22.
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. Click here
CECFC West Middle School is hiring for a special education paraprofessional. Please Click here to learn more about the position and apply to be a part of our great team!
Important Dates
Wed, Oct 20- Student/Parent/Teacher conf., no classes
Wed, Oct 20-22 - Fall Break
Thu, Nov 18- 6.30pm - SAC Meeting - virtual
Mon, Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break, no school

We would love any donations of K-cups for our Keurig coffee maker. Our teachers would appreciate some daily fuel!
We are Launching the new CEC online store!! Click here
From the desk of Mr. Wilcox:
We are looking for any donations of individual snack packs (nut free) snacks for children who stay after school. Thank you!
From the desk of Mrs. Wentink:

Students in Elevate Plus will be working on a “Be the Change” project for the next two weeks. We have brainstormed ideas in class, and they are ready to go out into the community (they also have the option of helping here at school) and Be the Change they want to see in the world! They are so excited to go out and help others! Students will perform an act of kindness to help someone, write paragraphs and journal entries about their experiences. They will then present their poster and write ups to the class at the end of this month. Thank you for supporting them while our children change the world around them! 
From the desk of Mrs. Bertoni
We are looking for old or unused jeans (any color). We will use the jeans for future sewing projects. We appreciate all art supply donations!
Thank you to all who lent props and costumes for our play on Friday, Oct. 15th. We also thank you for supporting our play by attending and giving us encouragement through our performance. We look forward to our next play, Friday, December 10th!
If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, Vindeket Foods is available. They offer shopping for a $5 donation to take what you need. They are focused on keeping food out of the landfills and helping the community. Click here
Tips for Supporting Teens’
Mental Health This Fall
School of Choice Enrollment:
School of Choice Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens November 1, 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 CECFC West Middle School do not need to enroll in the CECFC HS. They will receive a separate email later in the year with additional instructions on what steps are needed to complete the transition into CECFC HS.
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
·    Report Card (incoming 6-8th graders)
Picking up students for appointments?

Please have your child pick up a pass from Mrs LeFevre, our Attendance Monitor BEFORE class and have your child give it to the teacher whose class they will be leaving. A note from the provider should be sent with your child the next day and handed to Mrs LeFevre if you wish the absence to be excused.
She may be reached at the Attendance Line at (970) 666-4032 or at Voicemail messages are checked throughout the day.
If your child is late or unable to make it to school, please call the attendance line (970) 666-4032 and leave a message. Please refer to the Student and Family Handbook for more detailed information.

 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 here  to order the 2022 Yearbook by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE! 
After School Homework Help

Click here to complete this form for homework help at CECFC West MS from 3.15-4pm.
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2130 W Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone (970) 568-8100
Fax (970) 965-0046