We understand that there has been some confusion and conflation with our remote learning and
attendance policies. We hope to clarify questions and concerns regarding those policies in this brief

                          UPCOMING EVENTS
                          Friday, February 12 will be an asynchronous remote learning day.
                          Monday, February 15 is President's Day and there will be no school.
                          Friday, February 26 is Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences and there will be no
                          school. We will send the link to register for conferences in next week's

We are so excited to be able to offer a bus service for the
remainder of the school year. Our bus service is free and will
pick students up from the following stops:

       2195 N State Highway 83
       750 N Ridge Rd
       1701 Crystal Valley Pkwy
       100 S Wilcox St
       5372 Front St

While on the bus, students are expected to follow the CEC
Student Responsibility on Bus Policy and our COVID-19
school policy surrounding health-screens, masks, and
If you have any questions, please contact michelle.sears-

               VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING - February 23
               Join us Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm for a virtual town hall meeting. Mr. Harbor will be
               hosting and this is a great time to get to hear from him and ask questions or give
               feedback. Click here to sign up for the Town Hall Meeting!
On April 13, 2021, all 11th graders will take the SAT during a school day
administration. Eleventh graders who want to add the optional essay to their
SAT registration must do so during the window of January 18 - February 16.
During this window, students can add the optional essay to their SAT
registration through their College Board account online ( or by
calling the College Board at 866-917-9030 (Option 2). Students who wish to
take the SAT with Essay are encouraged to register as early in the window as
possible in case they run into a problem with their registration that takes time
to resolve (forgotten College Board account credentials, new student to the
state, etc.) as these circumstances will not extend the registration window. If students take no action
during this window, they will automatically be registered for the SAT without the essay. For more
information regarding the SAT with Essay, please visit the College Board here.

        If you need help with adding the essay portion to your SAT, click here.

CEC will be administering the PSAT for 9th and 10th graders and the SAT for 11th graders this April.
Now is a great time to start preparing for this exam. Studies have found that students can improve their
SAT scores by 39 points by practicing for the test! Better SAT scores can lead to better academic
scholarships from universities even if they don’t require the SAT for admissions. Khan Academy has
some excellent resources and practice exams to help.
Click here to learn more and get started.

We have extra meal-bags available for pick up at the end of each
day at our Inverness campus. These meals are free; you would
just have to arrange to pick them up at the end of the day or at
the end of the week before 4pm. If this is something that would
benefit your family, please contact Julia Gasper to arrange the
amount and pick up time that suits you. This is available for CEC
students and their siblings!

Click here to read our Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policy.Families signed an agreement to our handbook
and this policy at the beginning of the school year.

The use of tobacco by students, teachers, staff, and visitors in or on any school property or at any
student activity sponsored by the CEC Network School is prohibited. Tobacco means any cigarette,
nicotine, or tobacco product that contains nicotine or tobacco or is derived from tobacco and is intended to
be ingested or inhaled by or applied to the skin of an individual; or any electronic device that can be used
to deliver nicotine to the person inhaling from the device including but not limited to an electronic
cigarette, rolling papers, cigar, cigarillo, pipe, water pipe, hookah pen.

Use means the lighting, chewing, smoking, inhaling, vaporizing, ingesting or application to the skin of any
cigarette, tobacco, nicotine, any other substance other than food and drug administration approved
devices. Tobacco does not mean any product that the Food and Drug Administration of the United States
Department of Health and Human Services has approved for use as a tobacco use cessation product.
Due to the wide range of nicotine levels available in tobacco cessation products, and the potential for
abuse or toxicity, the school must receive a note from a medical provider for anyone under 18 with
dosage recommendations in incidences of tobacco cessation product use.

                          SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR!
                                                Click here to order school spirit wear!

                          Note: You will be required to enter an address when ordering however the order
                          will not be shipped to you directly. Ordering is open until FEBRUARY 14 and all
                          orders are printed at the same time. Your order will be distributed at school
                          approximately 2 weeks after the order due date.

We are so lucky to have highly-qualified graduate student interns and you'll see them wandering around
our school. We have developed a new partnership with the University of Denver to place counseling
psychology master student interns at our different campuses. We also have school psychology doctoral
student interns who come to us from different universities. All of our interns work under a licensed mental
health professional.

Anne Borris, School Psychology Intern
I'm in a School Psychology doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado and I really enjoy
working with high school students. When I graduate, I hope to focus on the needs of students with
learning disabilities and helping them advocate for themselves. In my spare time, I love to ski, hike, and
bake. Apple pies are my specialty!

Shannon Searle, Counseling Psychology Practicum Student
My name is Shannon Searle, and I am currently a master's student in the counseling psychology program
at the University of Denver. My focus of study is clinical mental health. I am Colorado native, but went to
Iowa State University for my B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in psychology. I enjoy listening podcasts,
doing puzzles, and walking my two Shiba Inus. I love working with high schoolers and look forward to the
rest of the year!

Candy Donation Request
Dear Students and Parents of CECCR,
The student council is selling candy grams to celebrate Valentine’s
Day. We will be selling candy, chocolate, and small trinkets. We
would appreciate and welcome any donated items to help make our
first candy gram a success. Please consider donating. You can drop
off any items at the front desk next week. For more information, please contact Student Council’s
sponsor, Dr. Theresa Veltri.

Spirit Week
Be prepared for SPIRIT WEEK!!!​ February 16-18. ​
        Tuesday: Disney Day​
        Wednesday: College Day​
        Thursday: Colorado Day

Snack Shack
Student Council will be selling frozen meals and treats in the cafeteria during Lunch A &B. Come support
the Student Council!

The Spring 2021 semester textbook reimbursement form is now
Did you purchase or rent a textbook, lab manual, calculator, or
online access code this semester for your off-campus classes? You
can get reimbursed! Here’s what you need to do:
     1. Click here to read our textbook reimbursement policy.
     2. Submit your request using this online form.
     3. Email your class syllabus and receipts

        The deadline for all submissions is May 14, 2021.
        All physical textbooks or other reusable materials like calculators must be dropped off at our CEC
        Inverness campus by May 14, 2021 to receive reimbursement. (This is essentially a buy-back
        Reimbursement checks will be processed and mailed by June 30, 2021.
        Reimbursement amounts will be dependent on how much money you have left in your tuition

Need a new laptop? CEC can help with the expense!
Our Spring 2021 laptop reimbursement form is now open. Click here to learn more about our laptop
reimbursement policy for full-time and part-time students and to complete the reimbursement
form. Laptops must be purchased during the current academic year. This is a one-time reimbursement.

Tax season is once again upon us, and concurrent enrollment students will begin receiving their 1098-T
tax document. The Colorado Community College System prepares and mails IRS Form 1098-T to the
student’s home address. Our Frequent Asked Question Flyer can be found here.
Although it is mandatory that the Colorado Community College System provide this form to all students,
CCCS and Arapahoe Community College are not allowed to offer tax or legal advice to students.
Specifically, this form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It
serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credit such as the
Lifetime Learning Credit and the Hope Credit as part of their Federal Income Tax Return.
Parents and students should be referred to their tax consultant to determine if and how to utilize this form
in the preparation and submission of their taxes. Further information can be found here.

                                     THANK YOU, SHOPPERS!
                                     Thank you to all the families, staff, and community members that
                                     have connected CECCR to receive their King Soopers Community
                                     Rewards! We just received our first check of the year and the funds
                                     have been deposited into our student activities account. We hope to
                                     continue to fundraise in this way to help support student activities!
                                     To learn about how to set up your King Soopers Community
                                     Rewards, click here.

We are looking for students who would like to join Sources of
Strength! Sources of Strength is a campus-wide social-emotional
curriculum that aims to “provide the highest quality evidence-based
prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by
training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring
adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope,
help, and strength. We believe that many strengths are more
powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively
change individuals and communities.”

All students and staff are welcome to take part in any Sources of Strength activities, and peer leaders
work at inviting other students into our work in decreasing stigma of help-seeking and increasing the
utilization of resource seeking and support. Please contact Julia Gasper for more information on how to
get involved, or if you are needing support. We also have an Instagram! Follow us @ceccr_sos.

                         COLLEGE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
CECCR Senior Transition Program
We are hosting a senior transition program via Teams on February 22 from 7:00-7:45 pm. During this
time, we will discuss your plans and answer any questions you may have. Also, remember that as CEC
students, you have complete and total access to Arapahoe Community College’s (ACC) student
resources, including their free college and career counseling. To schedule an appointment with their
career services, click this link. Let us know if you have any questions; we are here to support you!

Financial Aid Informational Mini-Series
Have concerns about FAFSA, your FSA ID, types of aid, student loans, verification documents, loss of
income, unusual circumstances, or more? Join the CU Denver Outreach financial aid virtual information
sessions every Thursday in February at 5:30pm. Join at:

CU Denver Admitted Student Days
For seniors who have been accepted to CU Denver for summer or fall, come connect with students and
faculty and learn about the wide variety of opportunities at CU Denver!
        February 20, 2021
        March 13, 2021
        The event will occur over Zoom from 12pm – 2:45pm
        Sign up today!

Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) Program
For those new to our program, MC2 is an industry based model that propels high school students toward
careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. In order
to apply to the program students must: currently be a sophomore in high school, and attend high school
in the Denver metro area. The program model remains the same with students participating in a two year
commitment that includes: medical field trips/workshops/trainings, an internship at either Children’s
Hospital Colorado or Denver Health, participation in weekly seminar sessions, mentoring, volunteer
opportunities, and college and career coaching.

The application is long as it requires a school transcript, essays, a recommendation and general
information so we advise that students start working on their application several weeks before the March
12 deadline. To access the link to the application please
Women in National Security Event
Women are underrepresented in leadership in tech, health, and cybersecurity. Want to learn how
successful women got where they are today? Want to explore a career protecting the nation? FREE
registration for #WorldDenverIWD2021 International Woman’s Day opens here on February 1.

International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and
political achievements of women. Since 2013, WorldDenver, a Denver-based non-profit, has hosted the
city's premier International Women's Day celebration. This year, on March 8 from 11am - 1pm, we will
honor women in national security with a live broadcast and virtual event from the Denver Center for
Performing Arts that's FREE and open to the public. The event will feature, among others, Lauren Bean
Buitta, CEO of Girl Security, Dr. Janine Davidson, MSU Denver President, and U.S. Congresswoman
Elisa Slotkin.

Questions? Please contact Alison Garfield at

Come join us at Discover ACC!
Get the best of both worlds - join us for our virtual two-day Discover ACC! event and explore all 7 of
ACC's academic pathways, meet with staff and faculty, and discover how to meet goals and get started
on the right academic foot! Students can join our interactive events all week long to explore career paths
and our 100+ degree and certificate opportunities, including live sessions and faculty lunch-time chats.
By attending, you can qualify for our swag and scholarship giveaways!
February 9 & 10, 2021
Drop in between 9:30am and 1:30pm

UNC Virtual Future Teacher Conference
Interested in teaching? This year, the Future Teacher Conference is going virtual. Spend the day with
high school and community college students and learn from experienced educators and current
UNC students about what it is like to be a teacher and how to prepare yourself for a career in education.
The Future Teacher Conference on February 19, 2021. Click here to register.​

Gap Year Solutions
Gap Year Solutions free webinars and free initial consultations to interested students!
         2/9/2021 - webinar hosted by Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL. 7:00PM CT. Registerhere.
         2/24/2021 - webinar hosted by Westwood Public Library, Westwood, MA. 7:00PM ET. Register

Senior Scholarship List
We will now be posting scholarships that we find on our advising college guide!Click here to access the
full list of scholarships.
           Coolidge Scholarship - For JUNIORS
           Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarships
           Rotary University Hills Scholarship
           Women’s Energy Network of Colorado Scholarship
           Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
           TheDream.US Scholarship
           Grossman Scholarship
           Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship
           JCI Senate Scholarship
           MSU Denver Mentorship Scholarship - contact Julia Volzke

Scholarship Resources for All Grades
Did you know that it is never too early to start applying for scholarships? High School Freshmen to
College Seniors should always be on the lookout for different scholarship opportunities.

Here are some resources to help get you started:
The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great
photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them.
Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book
everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
        Go to:
        Enter 415643972 for the user ID.
        Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
        Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs
        additional information.
        Click "Upload Chosen Images".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is March 30, 2021.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that
all submissions can be used in the book.

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