- Carrie Zimmerman
Center of Focus
We are starting up our 4th week of face-to-face instruction for the 20-21 schoolyear. The first three weeks have gone well and we have had great teamwork throughout. Way to pull together Vikings!
Focus on the Fabulous
It was great to have the recognition of the Governor visiting our district. Governor Polis wore his VikingStrong mask at his press conference the following day. Center Consolidated School District is leading the charge to have face-to-face instruction, despite the obstacles, and people are taking notice!
I had the opportunity to get into classrooms last week and saw some fantastic instruction. It’s great to see that our standards remain high for our students and our instruction.
Teachers had objectives and DFAs posted, teachers were delivering solid direct instruction, and students were engaged in learning! It was evident that staff was living out our core belief of being committed to excellence in all we do every day! With everything going on, it’s easy to get distracted, but our purpose is to increase academic achievement for ALL students, and the quality instruction and evident preparation that was observed last week, shows that our staff continues to be committed to the academic success of ALL of our students.
CCSD Safety Team met under the leadership of Steve Martinez and discussed the new emergency protocols.
We are fortunate to have a new Safety Resource Officer on our staff. Please give Officer Deanna Lopez a warm welcome as she joins our team. She is here to support our students and district in keeping everyone safe. She has done a great job in the mornings helping to monitor the safe crossing of state Hwy 112. We appreciate the town’s support of our district and we are excited to have Officer Lopez as part of our team, committed to supporting ALL children so that they can achieve at high levels and be successful in life.
A Viking Shout Out to our crossing guard team that is helping to keep our kids safe walking to and from school. Along with Officer Lopez, we have volunteers at the crossing guards in front of the building, monitoring the safe crossing of students. Our current crossing guard team consists of Anita Rodriquez, Richie Barela, Chace Padilla, Marisol Baca, Jazmynn Valadez-Gonzales and Rachael Barraza.
Our Recruitment and Retention team met Thursday afternoon to start making plans for the 20-21 school year. Our goal is to continue our efforts on recruiting and retaining the BEST staff for our students. We reviewed the events that we hosted last year, discussed how we wanted to approach things this year with all of the social distancing protocols, and had conversations on what we can do to support our staff throughout the year. We are going to take a little different approach to our annual Open House. We will be doing a postcard outreach to families to introduce staff and share information. Parents who return the postcards with their shared information will be entered into the prize drawings. More info. to come.
Our cross country team had their first meet this Friday in Alamosa. All of our runners posted great times and had PR’s across the board. Their next competition is next Friday at the Joe Vigil Invitational at Cattails Golf Course.
Our September Board meeting will take place on Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. We are still offering the virtual format as an option to attend the meeting. We will also have our first District Accountability Committee meeting on the 8th in the library.
On Thursday, September 10th, we will have our first District Leadership Team meeting. At that meeting we will review the District Action Plan and our five Improvement Strategies for the year.
This Friday, September 11th will be a day off for students as our staff participates in our second Professional Development day.