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September 21, 2020

Head of School Letter: CSS Experiential Education Signature Programs Update

  Greetings CSS Families,   ​When presented with the challenge of COVID-19, schools across the country have had to pivot, hold to their mission, and build community like never before. We are working diligently to provide robust programming in the face of the pandemic. Academic programming has had to shift and through the collective efforts of our community, we are continuing to provide quality experiential learning experiences. Our outdoor education and seminar programs are an...
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September 02, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation

  Greetings CSS families,   We have successfully re-opened school during a pandemic. Let that statement settle in. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. We are embarking upon living up to our mission to prepare students for a dynamic world by mitigating risk, re-inventing school events and protocols, examining our educational delivery to provide quality education, and restructuring the school day and its routines to be COVID-friendly. We have embraced all things change...
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August 17, 2020

School Planning Update and Progress

Dear CSS Families,     As we move closer to the start of school, it is important to update you on some of the many plans that are underway. There are many details to digest during these ever-changing times. Here are some of the things that you will want to know.   People Making Things Happen Holly Hannum, the Early Childhood Center Administrative Assistant, is now an Executive Administrative Assistant for myself and the leadership team.    A long-standing...
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August 05, 2020

Delayed Opening of School and Staggered Starts by Division

  Dear CSS Families,   August has arrived, and we are continuing to make plans and actively seek solutions to many COVID-19 challenges. Like many schools, we are looking to return to on-campus learning. Unique to CSS, plans are underway to provide our CSS community the greatest opportunity for a successful and sustained return to campus. In order to prioritize operational readiness and sustainable e-Learning practices - coupled with local health guidance and facility...
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July 27, 2020

Re-Opening Plans for Fall

Dear CSS Community, COVID-19 has arrested the hearts and minds of our country like no other event and schools have been placed at the epicenter. We invite you to become more familiar with the details and specifics of our planning. The Re-Opening of Campus landing pages are informational and address many of the questions posed during the recent Town Hall meeting held on July 24. CSS is unwavering in its dedication to following through with our commitment to our students and...
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July 15, 2020

COVID-19 School Planning Town Hall Meeting Announced for Parents

Dear CSS Community, At no point in history have educational leaders been called to innovate as dramatically as we have been tasked during the COVID-19 global pandemic. At each step in our planning we’ve drawn inspiration from our mission, working to align our next steps to be “prepared for a dynamic world.” Our deepest values are affirmed as we develop flexible safety plans guided to honor the head (knowledge), heart (motivations and beliefs), and hands (skills and action) of our...
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June 19, 2020

From the Desk of Ms. Tyler

Greetings CSS Community, I am very pleased to be the Head of School at The Colorado Springs School. I am thrilled to have arrived in Colorado Springs. I want to extend my pleasure and heartfelt excitement to be a part of this special and unique CSS community. As an educator with a range of experiences in both public and independent school education, I was drawn to the opportunity to lead at CSS for a number of powerful reasons. The mission and philosophy statement of CSS is based on...
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June 09, 2020

Emerging Plans for 2020-2021 and a Fond Farewell

Dear CSS Families, As our end-of-year celebrations have drawn to a close, we have turned our attention to planning for August. The Colorado Springs School Leadership Team, with input from our incoming head of school, Ms. Tambi Tyler, and me, have reflected upon our e-Learning platforms and we are planning the best way to deliver our mission and maximize safety in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis and emerging guidelines from local and national health authorities.   ...
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June 06, 2020

Standing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

Dear CSS Community,  The past few months have been challenging for all of us and we want to continue to show care. It is important that we continue messages of solidarity, love, and acceptance, during this time of upheaval. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  For nearly 60 years, The Colorado Springs School has prepared students to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with...
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May 12, 2020

A Message from the Head of School Transition Committee

  “Is there anyone that does not need to navigate uncertainty and risk on a regular basis? To be alive is to be vulnerable; to be a leader is to be vulnerable every minute of the day. You don’t get to opt out!” -Brené Brown, Daring Leadership Dear CSS Community, As we make our way to the end of a school year marked by change, we wanted to introduce you to the efforts of the Head of School Transition Team. As chair, and together with my fellow...
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More recent posts

September 02, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation

  Greetings CSS families,   We have successfully re-opened school during a pandemic. Let that statement settle in. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. We are embarking upon living up to our mission to prepare students for a dynamic world by mitigating risk, re-inventing...
» read more
Faculty on the Quad preparing for the Start of School August 17, 2020

School Planning Update and Progress

Dear CSS Families,     As we move closer to the start of school, it is important to update you on some of the many plans that are underway. There are many details to digest during these ever-changing times. Here are some of the things that you will want to know.   People...
» read more
Preparing for a Safe Return to Campus August 05, 2020

Delayed Opening of School and Staggered Starts by Division

  Dear CSS Families,   August has arrived, and we are continuing to make plans and actively seek solutions to many COVID-19 challenges. Like many schools, we are looking to return to on-campus learning. Unique to CSS, plans are underway to provide our CSS community the greatest...
» read more
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