Crescent Elk Middle

"Equipping Students for Success"

Announcements

  • Hello Cougar Parents,
    If you didn't get a chance to turn in paper packets today. Be sure to turn them in to either the bus route nearest you or up the steps at our front door. Monday, June 1st is the last day to turn in paper packets for credit. We do have an Enrichment packet for all students to take home for the summer but it is not required to return for feedback. Teachers will be available next week for office hours to ensure students can receive help on their work. Email your teacher if you feel you need help to wrap up your last assignments online. There will be a Zoom available next week for students- stay tuned for details. We will share that information to students email and autodialer on Monday. Thank you and have a restful weekend.
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  • Tomorrow, May 29th, is our last day of distance learning. If you still have any paper packets, please drop them off tomorrow at the school outside our front door up the steps 8:00-3:00. If you are unable to come tomorrow, the latest we will be able to accept paper packets for credit will be Monday, June 1st. Tomorrow and Monday, you can turn in packets to the bus routes. Please call us if you have any issues. Chromebook return will be Monday and Tuesday, June 8th & 9th 9:30-11:30. If your child is finished with their work, you are welcome to make an appointment with the school to return chromebooks, pick up locker belongings, spring pictures, and/or return library books and sports uniforms. We will have enrichment packets that are not required to return available for pick up tomorrow. Thank you for your hard work this year. We appreciate all your efforts during this unusual time. 8th graders, we will be sending out more information tomorrow regarding our Cruise Graduation so stay tuned. Thank you!
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  • Hello 8th grade parents,
    We have wonderful news! We have been approved to have a curbside graduation on our original graduation date of Thursday, June 11th. Time and details will be announced as we work with community groups, staff, and our parent committee within the next two weeks. If you have not yet submitted graduation pictures of your child for our celebratory slide show, please do so before next Wednesday, May 27th. The google form to submit photos can be found on our facebook page or go to tinyurl.com/CEGraduation2020. If you cannot submit photos on this form, please email photos to ssampels@dnusd.org or call the school to make an appointment to bring your photos to the school to be scanned. You are welcome to mail the pictures to the school if you prefer as well. Our address is 994 G St. Thank you.
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  • Reminder: There will be no meal service on Friday, 5/22/20 or Monday, 5/25/20.

    These were previously scheduled no-school days and as such all classified food service staff and transportation staff will be enjoying a well earned four day weekend.

    Meal service will resume on Tuesday, 5/26/2020. Please contact Nutrition Services at 464-0246.

    Thank you
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  • Hello Cougar Parents,
    Great job this week! We saw more students engaging in their schooling and we really appreciate all the support we have received from our families. Progress reports and an informational parent letter was mailed home this week so you should be receiving that in the mail this weekend or early next week. There are no letter grades on this progress report due to the school closure. Please call the school if you have any questions about report cards at the end of the Trimester. Please understand we are grading graciously and just want to encourage students to do the best they can. We appreciate all of our students and just want to help keep their minds active and sharp for the end of this school year before summer. Aeries gradebooks are active and so if you like to check on your child's assignment completion, please log into their Aeries portal. Your child can help you with this if you do not know how. Please keep an updated email address with us as well so we can also email you weekly summaries of their progress in their schoolwork in Google Classroom. Thank you and have a restful weekend.
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  • Hello Cougar Parents,
    Welcome to Week 3 of official Distance Learning! Hang in there, you are doing a great job. We understand that this is hard for everyone, especially our parents, and we are here for you. If you need help, please call the school or email your child's teacher directly and we can be there to support you and your child. Most middle schoolers can work independently in their Google Classrooms, they just need your guidance and encouragement. As a parent, you can help manage your child's work by checking into their Aeries portal for assignment completion and weekly attendance just as you did before the closure. If you need help accessing the Aeries portal, please call the school. You can also update your email address with us so that way you can receive weekly summaries from Google Classroom on what was assigned, what your child turned in or didn't turn in, and what feedback they received from the teacher. Please update your email address by calling the school or email swebster@dnusd.org.
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  • Hello Cougar Parents! We had a blast today at our reverse parade and I'll admit, the love and appreciation for our teachers from the students an especially the cheer team, brought tears and joy. Mr Swan and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those that came out. We will post pictures next week. Parents, we will be sending a robodialer at the end of the day on Mondays for students marked absent for the week. The Aeries portal is active and so if you would like to check on assignment completion, you can also check updated gradebooks from the teachers. We will be sending home "No grade" progress reports for the beginning of Trimester 3 along with a letter explaining other important information so be expecting to receive that letter end of next week. Thank you for your patience with us as we move forward with this new model of Distance Learning. Please email teachers directly if you have any questions about classwork. Also, if you have not updated your email address with the school, this would be the best way to help keep track of your students work through Google Classroom. Email Sherry Webster your name, child's name, and email address. Thank you again and have a great weekend!
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  • Hello Cougar Families! Did you know that its Teacher Appreciation Week? We are having a "reverse parade" on Friday at 11:00 on E St (between CE and JH). Our teachers will be social distancing along the fence line and we would love to see you ride or drive by! We miss seeing all of you here at school and hope we can at least wave to you on Friday! You can always email your teacher to thank them for helping you this school year and you are welcome to send them a card to the school if you would like as well. Hope to see you drive by on Friday at 11:00.
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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:

    Reminder -
    Join the DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 pm discussing the program Sources of Strength and Mental Health during COVID-19:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Terrin Musbach, Nick LaFazio

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
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  • Attention all parents! During this time of Distance Learning, it is important we have an updated email address for you- the Parent/Guardian. This way you can get a daily or weekly report of what you student should be doing in their Google Classroom(s).Please email Sherry at swebster@dnusd.org to update your information. Include Your name, Students name, and your email address. Please check out "Guardian Summaries Tutorial" video clip below for Google Classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl9ofDHkIpE
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  • Distance Learning starts on Monday, 4/27. Your student should log in everyday to check their email and Google Classrooms.

    Please call the school to make an appointment if you still need to check out a Chromebook. Please email Sara Sampels at ssampels@dnusd.org if you have any issues with the chromebook you checked out.

    Teachers will use the Aeries portal to communicate assignment completion. Please call the school if you do not know how to use the Aeries portal already. Your student should know how to log in to the Aeries portal. There are no letter grades for Trimester 3. If you want feedback about how your student is doing with their assignments, it would be best to email the teacher directly.
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  • Please visit the dnusd.org/covid19 website for "Family Resources" to help you support your student during Distance Learning. Distance Learning is starting next week, Monday April 27th.
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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:
    Join us this coming Wednesday, 4-22-2020, for the weekly webinar at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.

    1:00 PM - DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 on Distance Learning:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Rae Fearing, Leslee Machado, Tom Kissinger, Randy Fugate, Tony Fabricius, Robert Parker, Alison Eckart

    2:30 PM - Highschool Grading, Credits and Graduation:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/92997836469
    Featured Guests: Randy Fugate, Jeff Slayton, Rob Parker, Tony Fabricius

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
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  • On 4-9-2020 the Del Norte Unified School District Board of Trustees decided that school facilities will continue to remain closed until the end of the academic school year. For the time being, students will attend school through distance learning while the spread of COVID-19 is on the rise. Del Norte Unified School District will put another update to the community this coming Monday, 4-12-2020.
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  • Hello Cougar Families. Next Week is Spring Break, 4/13 - 4/17. Please take the week off to enjoy some time with each other and not worry about school. Last night, the DNUSD School board took action and closed the school facilities for the remainder of the year to students and move into distance learning for the remainder of the year. After spring break, teachers will be reaching out to students via Google Classrooms and Crescent Elk's official distance learning will begin Monday, April 27th. If you still need to check out a chromebook for your child, please call the school and make an appointment. On April 27th, Students will be required to start participating with the curriculum, if they have not already been doing so, towards a final mark at the end of Trimester 3. We are aware of some families that cannot participate online and we will be reaching out to you to discuss possible alternative options for you child. More information to come. Please call 464-0320 if you have any additional concerns. Have a good week off & Thank you.
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  • For the families that checked out chromebooks today, April 7th, please let us know immediately, preferably before Friday, if the chromebook is not functioning properly or is not charging properly. If you need to clean the chromebook at any time, do not spray onto the touchscreen- you may damage the screen. Get a moist cloth or paper towel and wipe down the screen and key board. If you still need to check out a chromebook, call me, Sara Sampels, and leave a voicemail to make an appointment. My number is 464-0328 and leave a voicemail. My email is ssampels@dnusd.org. Thank you!
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  • Hello Cougar families and students! If you have wifi at home and need a chromebook device to manage your school work, please come check out a device tomorrow, Tuesday April 7th, at Crescent Elk. Please bring your own pen, gloves, and mask if possible. A parent or legal guardian must be present with the student in order to fill out and sign the equipment loan agreement form. There is a $350 replacement fee for any equipment that cannot be returned in June in working condition. Our device check out will be located in the bus loading zone in the 9th street parking lot. Remember, this parking lot is a one way parking lot and so please be sure to enter in the enter only direction to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible. Please be patient and we will try to get you through the curbside checkout as quickly as we can. Prepare to have a wait and we will hopefully get you through the line as quickly as we can. Be sure to check out our facebook page for this information as well.
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  • Download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates on the COVID-19 crisis and your student's education at https://www.dnusd.org/app
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  • Last night the Governor of California issued a stay at home order for all Californians. While we know that the current situation may cause some anxiety, please know that, we will continue to support our students, their families, and our community by continuing to provide alternative learning opportunities, guidance to families on local resources, programs to help our first responders, healthcare and essential services workers find childcare so that they can continue to serve our community, seamless food deliveries to youth from 0-18 years old, and other services that will be necessary in the upcoming days and weeks. Our goal is to keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you, in advance, for your help and patience, as we work through this unprecedented time.

    https://www.dnusd.org/covid19
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  • Yearbook Sale Buy Your Yearbook Now!

    If you visit the link, you may make payments. Yearbooks are $18, they will go up to $20 in February. 

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Mr. Paige Swan

Phone: 707.464.0320

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Paige Swan

Hello Crescent Elk Families,

It is my pleasure to be a part of the amazing Crescent Elk Middle School staff who are here serving your children.  We are happy to be here and we look forward to a year of exciting learning, curiosity, exploration, and growth.

We would love to have parents participate in any way they can as part of their child's educational experience.  Children are more successful if their parents work as a team with the school. Please get involved in any way you can.  We can work together to make this a great year for your student.

We will be sending out information through newsletters, phone calls on our auto-dialer system, notes home, Twitter, Facebook, Remind App, Instagram and our school website which is cemiddle.org.  It is important that we have your most recent home address and phone numbers on file in order to be sure you are kept informed.  Please make sure you let the office know if there are any changes and if you need anything to ensure your child's success.

We look forward to a wonderful school year! 

Sincerely,

Paige Swan

Principal

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