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Birthday Marquee: If you would like your student’s birthday on the marquee, there are forms in the office. It is $20, cash or check, and the money goes to our Cooley Cares account to help students in need with supplies. Please turn in forms 3 day in advance of the birthday. Thank you.

No Place for Hate Club VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE! Please visit :https://teamfeed.feedingamerica.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=1900 to donate to our virtual food drive sponsored by the No Place for Hate Club! Virtual Food Drive If you use the NAME, GRADE, and 6th PERIOD TEACHER of the Cooley Middle School student(s) who you are donating on behalf of, each student will receive a little treat (while supplies last) and the 6th-period class with the most donations will win a class party! All courtesy of the No Place for Hate Club. No minimum donation required!! We hope to hit our goal of raising $999 by Friday, December 11. Thank you so much for spreading kindness and helping others!

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are more important than you might think.  The Free and Reduced Meal program typically provides assistance to those who qualify, and even though meals are free for all students for this school year, we are asking you to please take a moment and fill out a Free and Reduced Meal application online at ezmealapp.com. The application is due by December 15, 2020.

Student Absences: Parents are able to use the district online form to report their student’s absence. Parents can go to Student Online Absence Reporting to report their child’s absence. This link is found on our district website under Parent Resources. Thank you.

All students will be required to use an RCSD-issued Chromebook laptop or a personal laptop at school and at home.  All students’ laptops will be taken from home to school and back daily.   Chromebook laptops or personal laptops will need to be carefully packed each day for school and fully charged so that students can participate in all activities and be ready to learn, work, and engage.  All students should charge their Chromebooks laptops or personal laptops at night and have their chargers with them at school.  Students will be expected to care for their Chromebook laptops to ensure that damage and loss do not occur.

We are urging parents who have District-issued Chromebook laptops for their students to purchase insurance from School Device Coverage to assist in protecting the devices.  You can purchase School Device Coverage online here : https://schooldevicecoverage.com/

Here is the cost for repairs and replacement of the Chromebook laptop and parts so that you can weigh the cost of insurance for $24 vs. the cost of repairs and replacement:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dDflJ2oJPwep3yZXc18hMoFM9QHQkNjG/view

You can still purchase School Device Coverage Insurance until December 4, but we are urging all families to purchase sooner.  Please email me if purchasing insurance is a challenge for your family.  Our goal is to protect your family from costly repairs and placements in the long run by urging the purchase of insurance now for $24.

If your student is in need of a Chromebook laptop for the return to Cooley or to Champions Academy, please stop by the school office any day beginning Wednesday, October 21 through Thursday, October 29 between 8am and 3pm.  We will also provide School Device Insurance information on this day as well.  Families who elect to have students bring their own laptops must fill out the Bring Your Own Device form found on this link:  Bring-Your-Own Device Policy. More information about bringing your own laptop can be found here, too.  This form must be completed before November 4 and returned with your student to period 1 on the first day of school. You can also scan the form to our Library Media Specialist, Kim Jorgensen, at:  kjorgensen@rcsdk8.org.  

Yearbook 8th Grade Dedication Pages:  If you would like to set up an 8th grade dedication page for your students, please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 7657. These pages need to be submitted before December 18th to assure your student’s page gets into the yearbook. If you have questions, contact Jeff Blanchard at jblanchard@rcsdk8.org.

Drop-In Counseling: I am always providing one-on-one drop-in counseling services to students throughout the week. If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, please visit the following link: calendly.com/missgrace

Club Sign-ups: For club sign-ups, please visit Miss Grace’s website: https://gracegose.wixsite.com/cooleycounselor

PTC Email Sign-up: Please sign-up for the Cooley PTC e-mail list to receive brief,  just-in-time info on events. Here’s the link to the website: https://www.cooleyptc.com/ just type your email into the Stay Updated! Box and click Sign Up.