Infinite Campus Messages

11/11/2020

Good Afternoon Bobcat Families!

 

Custer County Schools will continue to provide meals while the school is closed.  Please call Jeri with your in town order at 719-285-3918 or call/text Traci at 719-553-6628 to place your request for meals.  Please specify whether you are ordering student or non-student/adult meals. 

 

Have a good evening!

11/9/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

 

This message is specific to students in grades 6-12.  We are planning to open the school on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 2-6 p.m. for students to pick up any needed textbooks, workbooks, and/or novels.  You will need to enter through the main lobby and temperatures will be taken at the door.  Your teachers will post information in their Google classroom stream if you are required to pick up materials.  Please direct any questions to your classroom teachers.

 

Have a good evening!

11/7/2020

Dear Bobcat Families, this is Mike McFalls your superintendent.  I regret to inform you that we are going to have to extend remote learning to the elementary and extend the middle school and high school to the end of Thanksgiving Break. The details are as follows: a significant number of staff have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case.  We are required to follow state and county health department guidelines requiring  these individuals to quarantine for 14 days.  This includes the front office staff, administration, support staff and two elementary classrooms.  These individuals have not tested positive but guidelines require them to quarantine.  All individuals that are required to quarantine will have been contacted by phone and informed of this.  Because it is a significant number of staff we are unable to operate school in a safe manner forcing us to move elementary to remote learning.  Because of the number of staff involved we will also be extending the high school and middle school remote learning along with elementary to the end of the Thanksgiving Break.  The middle school and high school quarantine will end as scheduled.  All other elementary students are only on remote learning they are not quarantined.  Additional information will be sent to you to keep you fully informed.  I deeply regret that we are required to go to full remote learning but the safety of students and staff are paramount.  Please reach out to your teacher if you’re having difficulties with remote learning.

10/28/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

As a result of the Custer County Middle School and High School quarantine, elementary parent teacher conferences scheduled for 10/29/2020 will be held via phone.

 

Parents, you should expect a phone call from your student’s classroom teacher at your scheduled conference time.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher.

 

Have a good evening!

10/28/2020

Good Afternoon Bobcats Families!

 

Out of an abundance of caution and by directive of the Superintendent of Schools, Custer County Middle School and High School students and faculty will be quarantined until further notice.  As such, students in quarantine should expect to immediately move to remote instruction.

 

Remote instruction will occur as follows:

 

  • Instruction for Periods 1-4 will be held on Monday and Wednesday (Blue Day).  Instruction for Periods 5-8 will be held on Tuesday and Thursday (Yellow Day).  Attendance for students is mandatory and will be graded accordingly.  

  • Periods 1 and 5 will begin at 8:00 AM.  Periods 2 and 6 will begin at 9:10 AM.  Periods 3 and 7 will begin at 10:20 AM and Periods 4 and 8 will begin at 11:40 AM.

  • Assignments are to be posted in Google Classroom and completed via electronic means.  (Google Classroom, Google Docs, uploading items, etc.)

  • Grades will be taken as usual.

  • Students are required to attend class via Google Meets and attendance will be taken.

  • Students without Internet access need to contact their teacher for further instruction.

 

Virtual Classroom Rules

Have a good evening!

10/22/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

The following message contains important information regarding upcoming school events and information concerning COVID-19 and weather procedures.

The week of October 26th-October 29th is Spirit Week!  The following are the scheduled spirit days:

Monday - Tie Die Day for Elementary and MS/HS will have America Day

Tuesday - America Day (red, white, and blue) for elementary and MS/HS will have Uptown vs Downtown Day

Wednesday - Halloween Costumes for elementary and MS/HS will have Cowboys vs Aliens

Thursday - No school for elementary (elementary parent/teacher conferences) and MS/HS will wear appropriate Halloween costumes.  Please remember that dress up days and Halloween Costumes must adhere to the school dress code.

As COVID -19 cases continue to rise, please help us to continue in person instruction.  Make sure that your students practice proper hand washing and wear a face covering.  Please help us by ensuring that students in MS/HS come to school with the proper face covering.  Due to COVID - 19 restrictions, Custer County Schools will not hold a Halloween Carnival this year.  However, Altitude Fitness in conjunction with the Custer County Kids Council will be hosting a Halloween Carnival from 2-4 in the Altitude Fitness parking lot.  Additionally, the high school student council will have a Trunk or Treat in the southeast parking lot from 4-7.

As winter weather approaches, please remember that inclement weather days will be announced via Infinite Campus Messenger, local radio stations, local television stations, and on our website custercountyschools.org.

Have a great evening!

 

9/30/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!


Tomorrow, October 1st is Count Day.  It is extremely important that your student be in attendance, as this is how the Colorado Department of Education funds our school.  Students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Please help us by ensuring that your student is in attendance.


Have a great evening!

8/18/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

 

The following message contains important information about the start of in person learning on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, which is a full day for all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

  1. Parents are asked to screen students for a fever and any COVID-19 symptoms everyday prior to departure for school.  Should a student have a fever or show any kind of symptoms, please do not send them to school and notify the school office immediately.

  2. Bus students - Parents are required to wait at the bus stop until their student is screened by the bus driver and then given permission to enter the bus.

  3. No students will be permitted in the school building prior to 7:45 AM.  Breakfast will begin at this time.  As students are screened they will go directly to breakfast or to their classroom.  In the case of MS/HS, these students will go directly to their first hour.  

  4. Students will be screened at the following entrances:  

    • Students in grades K-4 will be screened and enter at the west door.

    • Students in grades 5 and MS will be screened and enter at the north door located between Mrs. Potter’s room and Mrs. Caldwell’s room.  

    • High school students will be screened and enter at the south door located between Ms. Day’s room and Mrs. Tillotson’s room.

    • Students will not enter through the front doors nor will elementary students be allowed on the playground in the morning.

    • Reminder that due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, there will be no visitors permitted at the school until further notice.

    • Bus students will have a staggered dismissal time at the end of the school day.

    • Elementary students who walk or are picked up will be dismissed via their classroom door.

    • MS students who walk and HS school students who walk or drive will be dismissed out of the door in which they arrived in the morning.

 

The staff of Custer County Schools appreciates your cooperation and kindness, as we all try to navigate during these unprecedented times.

 

Have a great evening!

8/16/2020

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

 

The following message contains important information about the start of in person learning on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

 

  1. Parents are asked to screen students for a fever and any COVID-19 symptoms everyday prior to departure for school.  Should a student have a fever or show any kind of symptoms, please do not send them to school and notify the school office immediately.

  2. Bus students - Parents are required to wait at the bus stop until their student is screened by the bus driver and then given permission to enter the bus.

  3. No students will be permitted in the school building prior to 7:45 AM.  Breakfast will begin at this time.  As students are screened they will go directly to breakfast or to their classroom.  In the case of MS/HS, these students will go directly to their first hour.  

  4. Students will be screened at the following entrances:  

    1. Students in grades K-4 will be screened and enter at the west door.

    2. Students in grades 5 and MS will be screened and enter at the north door located between Mrs. Potter’s room and Mrs. Caldwell’s room.  

    3. High school students will be screened and enter at the south door located between Ms. Day’s room and Mrs. Tillotson’s room.

    4. Students will not enter through the front doors nor will elementary students be allowed on the playground in the morning.

    5. Reminder that due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, there will be no visitors permitted at the school until further notice.

    6. Bus students will have a staggered dismissal time at the end of the school day.

    7. Elementary students who walk or are picked up will be dismissed via their classroom door.

    8. MS students who walk and HS school students who walk or drive will be dismissed out of the door in which they arrived in the morning.

  5. 6th Grade Orientation will be held Monday, August 17th in the West gym beginning at 5:30 PM.  Families will enter through the West doors.

  6. 9th grade Orientation will be held Monday, August 17th in the East Gym.  Families will enter the gym using the East door.

 

The staff of Custer County Schools appreciates your cooperation and kindness, as we all try to navigate during these unprecedented times.

 

Have a great evening!

8/10/2020 - Secondary

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

 

As we prepare for the upcoming school year and look forward to being one of the school districts providing in person instruction.  The following are some important items for your information:

 

  1. 6th Grade Orientation will be held on Monday, August 17th at 5:30 PM in the West Gym.  9th Grade Orientation will be held on Monday, August 17th at 6:30 PM in the East Gym.

  2. Students in grades 6-12 will be issued an individual Chromebook for use during the 2020-2021 School Year once we have received the Student Device Responsible Use Contract.  This will be utilized daily in multiple classrooms and for homework.  Students are expected to ensure that the Chromebook is properly charged everyday and is taken care of.

  3. Middle and high school student schedules will be available through the Infinite Campus Portal and mobile App on Friday, August 14th and in person on the first day of school.  Questions about schedules should be directed to Mr. Bomgardner at 719-783-4927.

  4. Due to social distancing requirements, students in grades 6-12 will not have access to lockers for the first semester.  It is recommended that students have a backpack for school supplies.  If your student needs a backpack, please contact the school office no later than Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  Students who bring a lunch, will place lunches in a container for transportation to the lunchroom.  It is recommended that students bring a clean water bottle for hydration.  Bottle filling stations are available throughout the building.  Drinking fountains will not be available.

  5. Secondary students will be required to wear masks in the hall, during passing, and at times while not seated in a classroom.  

  6. Middle school and high school students will have staggered lunch and recess times to accommodate social distancing in the MPR.

  7. For families that have chosen the remote learning option, you must notify the school office ASAP or by August 18th at 4:00 PM at the latest, as these students will not attend school on August 19th.  Families choosing the remote learning option are required to attend orientation on August 20th at 6:00 PM in the West Gym. Both student and parent are required to attend the orientation.

 

We appreciate all of your kindness and support during these unprecedented times.

8/10/2020 - Elementary

Good Evening Bobcat Families!

 

As we prepare for the upcoming school year and look forward to being one of the school districts providing in person instruction.  The following are some important items for your information:

 

  1. Students in grades K-2 will be issued an individual tablet and students in grades 3-5 will be issued an individual Chromebook for use during the 2020-2021 School Year once we have received the Student Device Responsible Use Contract.  This will be utilized daily for classroom and homework.  Students are expected to ensure that their device is properly charged everyday and is taken care of.  Parents should expect these to be distributed in September.  

  2. Class lists will be posted on the foyer windows in the main entrance and the windows of the preschool after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  

  3. Due to social distancing requirements, students in grades K-5 will be kept in cohorts by teachers.  This means that students will stay with their assigned teacher for all subjects, with the exception of gym, music, and art. It is recommended that students bring a clean water bottle for hydration.  Bottle filling stations are available throughout the building.  Drinking fountains will be closed. 

  4. Elementary students will not be required to wear masks in the hall, during passing, and at times while not seated in a classroom.  However, mask usage is encouraged especially when on the bus.  

  5. Students in grades K-5 will have staggered lunch and recess times to accommodate social distancing in the MPR and at recess.

 

We appreciate all of your kindness and support during these unprecedented times.

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709 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, Westcliffe, CO 81252, School Office - (719) 783-2291, Fax - (719) 783-4944

Background photo courtesy of 2015 Custer County graduate Brittanee Bohannan

 

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Custer County School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:  Principal, Joe Vergilio, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, (719) 783-4921.

 

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