Character Trait:
Scholarship
 
Academic study or achievement
 
Learning of a high level





From Head of School, Lacey Scadden
 Next week, we will be sending home the CMAS reports from the state standardized tests that were taken last spring. CECFC West MS performed well overall; we outperformed our district and the state. Way to go, Wolves! As you go over the reports with your students, please remember that our “n” or our number of students is small, so we need to read that data with our student body population in mind. The students have also been through a year and a half of COVID-19 and all the disruptions that it has caused in our classrooms and in our lives. This test is a measure at one point in time. It is not the only data that we, as educators, look at to determine next steps in a student’s education. However; it is something that we review, along with NWEA Maps, Achieve 3000, in-class assessments, homework assignments, and so much more when we plan and prepare lessons. We are proud of the effort and the growth of each and every student at CECFC West MS and we are looking forward to watching them continue to grow this year.
 #WolfPackGotYourBack
Important Dates

Fri, Sept 3 - Picture Retakes
Mon, Sept 6 - Labor Day (no school)
Thu, Sept 16, 6.30pm - SAC Meeting - virtual
Fri, Sept 24 - No school - Teacher professional development day

Did you know we are still accepting enrollments for both in person students as well as our online program? Click here for enrollment link.

Be sure to fill out the Refer a Friend for all of your referrals.  
We are in need of volunteers for:

drop off
pick up
after school tutors


Please email Melinn.Brandt@ColoradoEarlyColleges.org to obtain background check information
Substitutes Needed!
CECFC West Middle School is 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! Substitute Application
Please remember, no gum at school!
From the desk of Mrs. Wentink
Greetings parents! We’ve had a great first month of school! Next week in Elevate Plus we will be discussing different ways to stay organized. It would be very helpful if your student had at least four folders in their backpack so they can designate one side of each folder per subject. Thank you so much for your help!
Amanda Wentink –ESS teacher
amanda.wentink@coloradoearlycolleges.org
Silent Lunches
The stoplight in our cafeteria measures the volume in the room. When it hits 85 decibels, the light turns red (sound levels over 85 db can be harmful). We allow ten "hits in the red" before we institute silent lunch. (Students are not required to be silent once on the playground.)
Our goal each year is for students to learn to monitor themselves so that they can talk with their friends during lunch without disrupting other classes that are in session. This year we have a particularly high noise level on some days. Please encourage your child to talk at a lower level during lunch time so as not to disrupt other classes.
Tips for Supporting Teens’
Mental Health This Fall
Picking up students for appointments?
Attendance questions?

Procedure for picking up students during school hours:
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. This will minimize disruption to the teacher and the class and Mrs LeFevre will know when to pull your child from class.
For your student's safety, we will only permit people listed in your Infinite Campus Relationships to pick up your child and they will need to sign out at Reception. 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 marika.lefevre@coloradoearlycolleges.org. 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.
Welcome back! 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. Purchase personalization and add four FREE icons!
OFFER ENDS August 27th.
 
CLICK HERE to order your copy today
After School Care

Click here to complete this form for homework help at CECFC West MS from 3.15-4pm.

Due to low numbers for AXIS after school care for CEC students only (4:00-5:30 pm), the program has been discontinued.
School Accountability Committee (SAC)

Please join us via Teams again this year for virtual meetings. Please email Lacey.Scadden@coloradoearlycolelges.org to sign up for the meetings. Thank you considering serving on our SAC committee.
 
 Please note the dates:
Thursday Sep 16th 6:30 pm
Thursday Nov 18th 6:30 pm
Thursday Feb 17 6:30 pm
Thursday April 21 6:30 pm
Free breakfast and lunch for all students through the end of the school year!
Go to https://coloradoearlycolleges.org/foodservices/ to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch to get P-EBT benefits.
 
Carpooling

Please email Mrs Brandt to put your name on a list for carpooling to and from CECFC West.

Please provide the following:

  • Parent Name
  • Student Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Region (see below)
  • # of students
Regions are:
  • North of Fort Collins (eg. Wellington)
  • North Fort Collins
  • South Fort Collins
  • East Fort Collins
  • North Loveland
  • South Loveland
  • South of Loveland (eg. Berthoud)
Remember, you can earn a $100 E-Gift Card for every student you refer to CECFC West MS! We look forward to seeing new faces next year!
Due to new state requirements, awards will ONLY be given to active students or a parent/guardian with an active student who completely fills out the Refer-A-Friend Form and submits it by October 1 of the current school year.
See prior newsletters here.
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2130 W Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone (970) 568-8100
Fax (970) 965-0046
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