Principal's Page

Dear Cougar Run Families,  
As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, our Leadership Team reflected on the many good things that have happened here at Cougar Run.  We appreciate working with such a wonderful group of children.  They continue to amaze us with their academic progress, their social intelligence and their very positive outlook on life. We appreciate our outstanding staff. They are all invested in the success of the students and strive for excellence daily.  We appreciate our community. They are so supportive of their children and the school.  We applaud the efforts of our entire learning community.  It is the collective effort of students, staff, parents and the community that makes Cougar Run an exceptional school. It is an honor to serve as principal here and on the behalf of our Leadership team Mrs. Shannon McPherson and Mrs. Jessica Simmons, we thank you for another outstanding school year. We wish you and your family a wonderful and safe summer break.

Just some final news and notes for the 2017-18 school year:

Report Cards Available on May 30
Please note that 2nd Semester Report Cards will be available on Tuesday, May 30th. The EPR will provide information to parents about academic content, such as progress on reading, writing, and math skills as well as attendance and behavior. The EPR will use a descriptive rating system of Exceeds, Meets, Approaching or Does not Meet. It will also provide parents with information about how students are making progress on the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration), as well as 21st century skills that are integrated into content.  You will also see a highlights page that shares grades for math and language arts content standards. Please remember to see specific content pages for comments on your child’s individual progress.  Go to engaged.dcsdk12.org and use your current parent portal username and password to access the EPR. If you need assistance please contact the office at 303-387-6675.

Teacher Assignments
You will be able see classroom assignments in parent portal by July 2nd.  Class placements are final, so please allow the teacher and your child the time they need to cultivate a positive working relationship as well as creating a rewarding and challenging classroom climate. Your support is valued and appreciated.

School Supplies for 2018-19
School Supply lists will be available on the website soon.  We are also working with SchoolTools school supply company to pre-package and deliver supplies to the school for families who choose this convenience.  More information to come.

Summer Office Hours
The office will be open on Mondays from 8-11am by appointment.  The office will be closed on July 9.  Appointments can made by calling 303-387-6675.  Messages will be checked daily. 

Lost and Found
All items in Lost and Found will be donated if not picked up by June 1st. Please stop by the school before then to pick up any lost items.

Upcoming Days of Importance
Aug 8- School Supply Drop Off and Back to School Sessions

                  Session I - 8-9:30am

                  Session II - 11:30-1pm

                  Session III - 3:30-5pm

Families are encouraged to stop by at one of the sessions to drop off supplies, meet their classroom teacher and get important Back to School classroom information. We have found this format provides useful information to students and families before the school year begins.  There is not an evening Back to School Night.  

Aug 8 - Picture Day for students and parent volunteers.  Make Up Day TBA

Aug 8 and 9 - Kindergarten Tissue Teas 

Aug 9 - First Day of School for grades 1-6 (Soft Start - Doors Open at 8:25am)

Aug 10 - First Day of School for Kindergartner (Kindergarten students line up outside at designated spots)

Aug 17- New Parent Orientations 8-9am in the Learning Commons 

Link to the Cougar Run Calendar

Link to the Cougar Run Enrichment Calendar

Have a great summer!


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