The Stallion Scoop: 27Aug20

The Stallion Scoop: 27Aug20
Posted on 08/27/2020
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Welcome back!

Despite the restrictions on most of our events; our goal this year, and always, is to support and enrich CTE. Let us know if you'd like to help in any way by sending a message to [email protected].

Mark your meal planner!

Papa John's is hosting our first restaurant day of the year on Thursday, September 3rd. Carry out or delivery, All Day! When you order, simply let them know you are supporting CTE and 20% of the proceeds will go directly to the school (flyer).


Last chance to order CTE face masks ends Aug. 28th (LINK).

Check out our other spirit wear all year long HERE!



Parents, please be aware that school devices being used at home will NOT have any web filters in place. Within the District we maintain extensive web-filtering, but only when devices are connected to the school wi-fi. That means that if your student is at home (on a school device or personal) then you must arrange for what ever web filtering and parental controls you see fit via your own Internet Service Provider.

We have had many questions about how students should be logging in. Please see some information below, and feel free to contact me with additional questions:

K-3: will use their Clever badge to log in (available from classroom teachers)
   - if you don't have a Clever badge, use the 4-6 method
4-6: will use choose Add Person
then click on Sign in with a different account
     and then enter their email address & password

Gmail/Google Classroom:
* if using Clever or a school device, the student will be automatically logged in to these accounts once in the Clever Dashboard or chromebook
* if using personal devices, use log-in using student's email address & password

This is a new tool for students in K-3 where they have a unique QR code or printed "badge" (available from classroom teachers) which is read by the device's camera and grants access - no typing of a username/password required. On devices without a camera, students will have to use their full email address & password (instructions).


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.


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
7 SEP All day NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
8 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
9 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
9am - 3pm School Pictures
10 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
9am - 3pm School Pictures
11 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning
9am - 3pm School Pictures


The Principal Chronicles continue: COVID edition ...
Now that we are in our first actual week of school, things are starting to look a little like normal. Well as close to normal as we can be. Our staff and students are doing such a good job keeping each other safe. So far I have had to do very little mask policing, which is not something I enjoy doing but must to keep our students and staff healthy. I have to be honest, it is a lot of pressure; I care very much for each and every student and staff member and I truly don't want anyone to get sick.
On the home front, September is a pretty big and expensive month for me. Renee turns 50 this month, my oldest turns 15, and my dad turns 76 - all before the 15th of the month. That is a lot of parties to plan. For Renee, we were going to have a huge karaoke party but with all of the social distancing restrictions, we had to cancel that and instead do something a lot smaller with family and a few friends. Kind of a bummer for turning 50. My oldest wants to go to a place called Wonder Wonder which is basically a place with a rooms that have different lighting and back drops. Why would she want to go there you ask? Wel,l the different rooms are for pictures that she can post on social media. Yep, this is where we are in the world of teenagers, but hey I guess there are lot worse things she could be doing. It should be interesting and I'll certainly be excited to see what kind of pictures they come up with. I am guessing there may be a Tik Tok or two being made as well. Unless of course Tik Tok is banned by then which is a HUGE source of teenage angst in our house. Never a dull moment that is for sure.
That is it for this week, until next week - stay tuned for when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

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