The Stallion Scoop: 20Aug20

The Stallion Scoop: 20Aug20
Posted on 08/20/2020
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A second chance to order! We are offering Face Masks and Neck Gaiters with the CTE logo to help our community meet the current mask mandate and show some School Spirit!

We have partnered with Big Sky Apparel to create customized Face Masks and Neck Gaiters for our students, staff and families. Items that you order will be delivered to school, prepackaged per student.

The Face Masks and Neck Gaiters will come with our logo in youth and adult sizes! These face coverings are washable and breathable. Please see our ordering link below to view all of our options. Our sale ends at noon on August 28th so check it out soon!

CTE Mask/Gaiter Sale Link:



It's August - We're back! My name is Jane Steiner and I am the School Counselor at Cherokee Trail Elementary. I am so excited and honored to start another year with my amazing CTE family! I am committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. My primary task is to help ALL students become better learners by providing a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that meets their academic, personal/social, and career development needs.
While following district and state protocols, I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom lessons while incorporating pieces from the Second Step and MindUp curriculum, and collaborating with parents and staff.
Support provided can be therapeutic, but the role of a school counselor is not to diagnose or provide therapy. I am able to provide temporary/short-term support to help students overcome acute issues having an impact on their school performance. I am a resource similar to the school nurse in that she can provide help, but refers out for more serious problems. Licensed mental health counselors are the appropriate resource to provide ongoing therapy sometimes needed by families and children.
As the counselor, I have the privilege of providing support to every student at CTE. Confidentiality is respected, unless they plan on hurting themselves, hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them. Although I do not require parental consent, if you would like to request I meet with your child for a specific concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
I look forward to a great school year and supporting all our wonderful students at CTE!  Feel free to email me @ [email protected]

Important Links
COVID-19 Testing Information:
COVID-19 Community Testing Available
Parent Articles: Tweens, Teens, Tech, and Mental Health: Coming of Age in an Increasingly Digital, Uncertain, and Unequal World 2020
6 Ways to Support Kids; Mental Health Right Now
Resources to Support Your Child Through Changes:
Building Resiliency with Sesame Street (videos & activities)
Activities to Manage Anxiety & Anger
Yoga Videos for Children


Pre-Order Your Weekly Meal Bags - Free for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch

Did you know that you can pre-order meals from the district that can be picked up weekly?  Meals are free of charge for hybrid AND e-learning students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.  Please read here for more information and to order.  To apply for free/reduced meal benefits, click here for the application.

21 AUG All day School Planning
24 AUG All day cohort A - 1st day of school
8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
25 AUG All day cohort B - 1st day of school
8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
26 AUG 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
27 AUG 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
28 AUG 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning
31 AUG 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
1 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
2 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
3 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
4 - 7pm Papa John's PSP Fundraiser
4 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning


The Principal Chronicles Continue ... (COVID edition)

As I write this, we are in day three of being back in school. So far our families and our students have done such a great job of being safe and following our many protocols. I have to say, it is so nice to see them all back at school. Not only that, with the cohort model our class sizes are very low so our students are receiving a ton of individualized attention and I love it. We are going to maximize our in-person time as much as possible. Our teachers have spent this orientation week assessing our students and really getting to know each of them. All have been raving about how nice it is to connect with students as well as get a really good picture of where they are academically. As strange as it sounds, this could very well be our best year ever. 

On the home front, our girls are adjusting to going back to school. It is going to be a large shock that they can't sleep in until 10 AM every day. I think they are both pretty excited to get "back to school" which means they are excited to see their friends. In addition, Renee has found a new passion (which is NOT another pet) in golf. So I had to bust out my Grandfather's old clubs and bag and we have been hitting the links. She, of course, is really good and (of course) I am really not. I kind of look at it like: hiking with a large leather bag and every now and again I hit a really small ball in a direction I typically don't mean for it to go. The only other thing going on in our home is our dog George was finally diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are not a loyal reader, we have two dogs (George and Larry, and two cats) one of which started having seizures quite frequently. We have been taking him up to CSU for about five months so he can participate in a seizure medicine trial. We were really nervous that he had a tumor or something else which was contributing, but we just found out it's just seizures. 

Well that is it for this week, stay tuned next week when we start having our whole cohort in the building and both my daughters will head fully into school. By the way my oldest turns 15 in a few weeks which means she will begin to learn how to drive. Consider yourself warned to stay off the streets. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue...

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