CCHS News and Announcements
Reminder: School closed Monday, January 17th for MLK holiday
Hello Cloud City Families!
We had a fantastic first ever Community Dinner Thursday night. All the students did an amazing job preparing and working to host our community! I am so grateful for our staff as well that really showed up to guide students with immense skill and flexibility. Finally, Thanks to all the families that showed up for this event. Please feel free to give us feedback about how to improve for our next Dinner! Below are some notes that I wanted to be sure you all had awareness of as we enter second semester. We are looking forward to great second half!
Cloud City High School has limited access to transportation for students to engage in activities related to school. These include getting to and from school, getting to and from classes at CMC, getting to and from work based learning, and getting to and from field experiences. Other needs for rides that are unrelated to school and school activities can not be accomplished using school transportation. The morning transportation runs on a tight schedule as the entirety of the three routes takes an hour and a half. We cannot wait for students who text that they are late getting to the stop and we cannot pick up students at their homes. We simply do not have the time to do so. Catching the bus at a designated place and time is a great life skill for our students to practice because public busses such as the Summit Stage operate in this way and the driver does not wait for riders who are late. Thanks for your understanding.
As CCHS prepares to open up enrollment to new students this spring, we are working to be sure all of our current students are on the engagement plan that matches their current ability to engage in school. Here is the document that outlines the four plans we offer. Students who are currently enrolled in Engagement Plan #1 (aka “the fast track”) that do not have 90% attendance or higher will be invited to meet with Heather to adjust their plan. If a plan change is in order, families and supporting adults will be notified so that you may plan with the team around your student’s success. If you are unsure which plan your student is on, please call the CCHS office.
Smart Bellies, a meal program based out of Summit, is ready to go in Lake County. The program offers nutritious food over the weekends, holidays, and extended breaks to families who have opted in. Bagged meals will be delivered to school for families to pick up or students to bring home with them. If you are interested, please visit this website to learn more and sign up via this Smart Bellies sign up link
Family Learning Institute on January 11th is cancelled.
Colorado youth now have access to 3 free behavioral health sessions! Any parent or youth can go to https://imattercolorado.org/ to assess their own/their child’s needs. If the results show they need help, the site will connect them to a provider for a 45-minute appointment in the next two weeks.
If you are interested in the opportunity to test yourself and your family for COVID at home, you may choose to order FREE Binax tests form the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Follow this link to access this opportunity: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-testing-at-home
January 14 HS Nordic Ski – Skate Race @ Lake County, Mt. Massive Golf course
January 14 HS Alpine Ski – Slalom @ Eldora, 9:00
January 15 HS Boys and Girls Basketball vs Academy, (C/JC/V), LCHS, 4:00
January 17 No School for students and staff, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 18 HS Boys Basketball @ Battle Mountain (C/JV/V), 4:00