Important Dates
NEW Student Orientation & Returning Student Schedule Pick-Up:
  • Monday, August 9th

See below for more information

First Day of School
  • Tuesday, August 10th
August Informational Meetings

  • TOMORROW! Saturday, August 7th at 9am

  • Wednesday, August 25th at 4pm

A Letter From Principal Smith

Dear CECW Community, 
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!!  I am so excited to start the new school year. Please read this newsletter thoroughly, as all the Back-to-School guidance is below. 

Many people have inquired about schedules. Although they are up on IC, we are still handing out paper copies on Monday and allowing students to bring in their supplies, meet their teachers, and find their classrooms. Many of the high school classes will be held upstairs this year. Schedule changes will be made within the first two weeks of school. If there is a problem with your student’s schedule, please pick up a schedule change request form during the first week of school from the front office, and Ms. Faye will be handling those as quickly as possible. 

Another question that we have received often is whether the students will need their own laptops this year. We are asking that students leave their own technology devices at home this year. We have plenty of Chromebooks for use in the classrooms and students will be checking them out as needed.  Students will not be issued a Chromebook to take home, so their devices will be needed at home.   

Please always feel free to reach out with any questions. 

See you all Monday! 
Ms. Kelly Smith 
2021-2022 Important Back-to-School Information

First Day:

We will not be having an open house this year, as schedules will not be quite ready until August; however, below is the schedule for August 9th. This is the day when new students can both pick up and walk through their schedules, and returning students can pick up their schedules before classes begin on Tuesday, August 10th.

August 9th Schedule
  • 7:50 – 12:40: New Student Orientation Schedule 
  • 7:50 – 8:50 New 6th graders 
  • 9:00 – 10:00 New 7th graders 
  • 10:30 – 11:30 New 8th graders 
  • 11:40 – 12:40 New 9th graders 
  • 1:00 - 4:00: Returning Student Schedule Pick-Up 
Picture Day:

Tuesday, August 10th, will be the first full day of school. We will also have our picture day on this day. All students will need to have their photo taken and be given an ID badge which must be worn to school and visible to staff every day. Click here for instructions on how to pre-order pictures.

School Supplies & Dress Code:
The 2021-2022 school supply list is complete and located here and also on the website. Please be sure that your student has their supplies on the first day of school and is dressed appropriately. You can view the new dress code here.
Breakfast & Lunch:

Finally, we are asking that all families fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch application. CEC will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch for all students once again this year; however, we still ask that ALL families apply for Free and Reduced Lunch. Please let us know if you need help with the application process. Click here to access the food program that CEC uses and type Colorado Early Colleges in the District bar to fill out the brief form.

Bussing & Transportation:
Please note that masks are a requirement on school busses. Click here for more information.
CECW has proposed the following bus stops. Please contact us directly for pick-up and drop-off times:

7025 Eastman Park
114 Blue Spruce Dr
1840 86th Ave Ct
4007 S Lincoln Ave
5450 River Ranch Pkwy
35 S Carlson Blvd

Click here for more important information on bussing or to view these addresses on Google Maps. For any questions regarding transportation, please fill out this simple form.
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 Amanda Atkins. Below is our contact information, please feel free to contact us if you need anything.   
Amanda Atkins, Health Tech:   
Jen McGlue, RN:  
Immunization requirements are strictly enforced by the state of Colorado for school attendance. If you have not already done so, please send us your student’s immunization records or exemptions. Exemptions rules have changed for this school year. You can find the list of required vaccines and the exemption information at 
Illness Guidelines:   
Please don’t send an obviously sick student to school. Please do not send a student to school with any of the following: 
Fever over 100 degrees. A student with a fever needs to stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever reducing medications to lower the fever.  
Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours. 
Vision and Hearing Screening:   
We will be completing hearing and vision screening for 7th graders and all new, incoming students in the fall.  These are non-invasive screenings.  We do not have dates set but will observe safety protocols related to Covid-19.  If you do not want us to screen your new or 7th grade student, please let us know.   

The health office staff cannot give medications to your student without proper documentation. If your student needs to take medications at school, please contact the health office for the proper forms.   
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! 
The CEC Health Office 
2021-2022 Back To School COVID Guidelines

CEC has made a collective decision about COVID guidelines as we return to school for the 2021-2022 school year.

CLICK HERE to view the new guidelines for keeping staff, students, and families safe and healthy starting in August.
Useful Links
CECW is now accepting new 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders for the 2021/2022 school year! Click here to begin the application process! Let friends and family know about next year's enrollment by sending them to our Admissions Page.

Remember, you can earn a $100 E-Gift Card for every student you refer to CECW! We look forward to seeing new faces next year!
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