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April 26, 2021

Spring Hiring Updates and End-of-Year Ceremonies

Greetings, CSS community!  We are in the HOMESTRETCH for the school year, and it will be May before we know it! I hope you all have been reading your weekly ROAR and Kodiak Bulletin for the updates and happenings that will take place in the CSS community during the next several weeks. It truly is exciting to be entering into the spring season, the final academic quarter, and pre-summer planning. I am learning about the twists and turns of Colorado weather, and our latest weather...
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March 13, 2021

A Reflection On the Pandemic Anniversary

    A Look Back It is hard to believe that it is March 2021. Many of us are looking back at the past year in amazement and dismay. This month marks the one-year anniversary of many school closures. Education was shaken, and multiple closures and shutdowns took place with no real certainty of when or if they would return only one year ago. As we look back at the highlights, a reel of uncertainty and hurt swept our world that produced disbelief and, for others, a...
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January 11, 2021

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Greetings CSS Families,   On Monday, January 18, we will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. It is a day to celebrate his life, his legacy, and his struggle. It is essential that we use this time to reflect on his memory and how, through his life, we have all come to know many privileges and advantages. The heart of Dr. King was to serve humankind. Nobel Peace Prize-winning South African theologian Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light...
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December 17, 2020

Tuition Announcement for 2021-2022

    Greetings CSS Families,   Acknowledging both the challenges and adversity felt this year, and likely into 2021, the Board of Trustees has voted not to raise tuition for 2021-2022. Tuition increases ranging from 3-5% are typical for most independent and private schools based on rising expenses, including employee compensation and insurance increases. As a school, 75% of our budget is concentrated on human personnel, dedicated teachers, and staff who masterfully ensure the...
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October 21, 2020

Head of School Letter: Family Guidance & Working Together to Keep our School Community On Campus

  Greetings CSS Families,   As we look toward the upcoming months, we want to prioritize in-person learning and interacting together as a community of learners. Students need to be in school. Families want to be together. How can we prioritize both?   Navigating through COVID-19 will take all of us. We need your help to continue in-person learning. We want to avoid any potential outbreak or transmission of the virus on our campus.   We know that your community and extended...
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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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Faculty fostering community at the Winter Celebration carline parade March 13, 2021

A Reflection On the Pandemic Anniversary

    A Look Back It is hard to believe that it is March 2021. Many of us are looking back at the past year in amazement and dismay. This month marks the one-year anniversary of many school closures. Education was shaken, and multiple closures and shutdowns took place with...
» read more
January 11, 2021

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Greetings CSS Families,   On Monday, January 18, we will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. It is a day to celebrate his life, his legacy, and his struggle. It is essential that we use this time to reflect on his memory and how, through his life, we have all come to...
» read more
December 17, 2020

Tuition Announcement for 2021-2022

    Greetings CSS Families,   Acknowledging both the challenges and adversity felt this year, and likely into 2021, the Board of Trustees has voted not to raise tuition for 2021-2022. Tuition increases ranging from 3-5% are typical for most independent and private schools based on...
» read more
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