Welcome Back Coyotes!

For the Week of 8/10-8/14

Technology Distribution
Every student must pick up an APS technology device for standardized testing. This process will occur this week, August 11th-13th, and pickup times are determined alphabetically by last name. Device pickup is MANDATORY, so find your family’s pickup time below, and please be punctual as this is a tight schedule! ***Please be aware, this schedule is subject to change if the APS technology department has to make alterations due to device availability***

Registration Meetings

At CWFS, we begin every school year with a mandatory registration meeting, which is held by your student’s teacher. This meeting is an opportunity to meet your student’s teacher, discuss Family School terminology, curriculum, and practices, and to help our new families (and old!) get a grasp on their responsibility as Family School parents for the upcoming school year. As we embark on this modified school year, these mandatory meetings will be hosted virtually by your student’s teacher. Below you will find the days and times for all registration meetings, and you will be provided with zoom or google meet links by your teacher. Please note, if you have students in different classrooms, a parent must attend a meeting for each teacher their students have. Please reach out if you have any questions about these mandatory registration meetings!

August Registration Meetings:

August 11th
4:00pm Amanda M
4:30pm Monica
5:00pm Noah

August 12th
4:00pm Adrianne, Sarah
5:30pm Kristina, Jen, Heather, Lexi (Mid-Grades)

August 13th
4:30pm Amanda D, Fox, Kathy, Caity, Joy (K-2)

 

Spirit Week
Every year, we celebrate the first week of school with themed spirit days, and 2020 is no exception! As your child participates in their first week of distance learning, we encourage them to participate in the theme of the day:
Wednesday Superhero Day! 
   Thursday Crazy Hair Day!
   Friday School Spirit Day! 
*If you are new to CWFS or don’t have any school spirit wear, no sweat! Just wear our school colors (navy and grey/silver) to show your school spirit on Friday. Be on the lookout, you will have an opportunity to order your 20/21 spirit wear very soon!

Coffee in the Courtyard
One of our favorite traditions at CWFS is our Coffee in the Courtyard, where we meet on Fridays throughout the year to enjoy a cup of coffee and ask questions about curriculum, upcoming events, and more. While this school year may be unique, we won’t let that rain on our parade…we will still be having our Coffee in the Courtyard virtually! Our first *Virtual* Coffee in the Courtyard will be next Friday, August 14th, at 1pm. Be on the lookout for a Zoom link from the FTO next week, we know everyone has lots of questions about the fall so please plan to attend!

FTO Communication
As we begin an unprecedented school year, it is more important than ever that you are receiving all vital communication from CWFS. The FTO is here, alongside your teachers, to make sure you are aware of all happenings at CWFS, both in the classroom and out. To ensure you don’t miss a thing, make sure you are engaging with us on all platforms!

Email
Use the link below to ensure every member of your household is receiving FTO emails. This is our primary method of communication!
http://coyotewillowfto.org/contact/

Facebook
Our Facebook group, Coyote Willow Family Club, is a great place to connect with other families on social media. If you use this platform, we’d love for you to join us!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/230157237383914

Slack
Slack is a great way to keep up with FTO happenings, but it is the primary way your teacher will communicate. If you haven’t already, it is vital that at least one parent accept the email invitation to join your teacher’s slack and add all of their channels. If you need any assistance with this please reach out to the FTO, we will be discussing how we use slack at our very first *Virtual* Coffee in the Courtyard!

FTO Calendar
One of our most precious resources is the FTO Google Calendar! We put all CWFS events, official school functions and collapsed days, and all APS holidays and events on our calendar. Use the following links to make sure you’re accessing the most up-to-date info from the FTO!

For iOS users (Apple Devices), paste the following link into your web browser to sync the FTO Google Calendar to your iCal:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/coyotewillowfto%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

For all other devices, access our calendar in your web browser here:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=coyotewillowfto%40gmail.com&ctz=America%2FDenver

Monthly FTO Meetings

For the 2020 Fall Semester, FTO meetings will be digital via zoom. FTO meetings are normally scheduled for the fourth Friday at 11:00am.