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Welcome to the CSCS Online Parent Volunteer Training Program. 

Thank you for your interest in working for and with our delightful children who will treasure the time and resources you share with them.

Please click through the links below which contain pdf versions of our BASIC Parent Volunteer Training Power Point, Hand Out, Test, Application and Background Check forms.  These comprise an online course which can be taken in lieu of attending the Basic Volunteer training in person.  Please print, complete and sign the test, application and background check, and return them to your campus office. Thank you, we appreciate your help volunteering to be with our wonderful students.

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Welcome to the CSCS Online Parent Volunteer Training Program fior Coaches.

Thank you for your interest in working for and with our delightful children who will treasure the time you share with them on the field, on the court, and travelling to games.

Please click through the links below which contain pdf versions of our COACH'S Parent Volunteer Training Power Point, Hand Out, Test, Application and Background Check forms. These comprise an online course which can be taken in lieu of attending the Volunteer Training for Coaches in person. Please print, complete and sign the test, application and background check, and return them to your campus office. Thank you, we appreciate your help volunteering to be with our wonderful students.

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The World Wide Web and online social networking has becoming increasingly influential in today's society. CSCS has created this video series to help parents and students use the Internet wisely and safely.

Please note that all parents of CSCS students in grades 6-12 are required to attend one Internet safety seminar or watch the online videos in order for their students to continue to access the Internet at CSCS.

MAC users will need to download the Windows Media Components for QuickTime which you can get by clicking here.  This will allow Windows Media videos to play in the Safari browser.

Once the videos have been watched, please print, sign, and return the following document.

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Revised Shuttle Schedule for 2011/2012

 

Morning Schedule:

  • Woodland Park Shuttle departs from Safeway in Woodland Park at 7:00 a.m.
  • North Shuttle departs New Life at 7:15 a.m.
  • East Shuttle departs Church for All Nations (CFAN) at 7:20 a.m.

Afternoon Schedule:

  • The shuttles will leave the school promptly at 3:30.
  • Woodland Park Shuttle arrives at Safeway at 4:10 p.m.
  • East Shuttle arrives at CFAN at 3:50 p.m.
  • North Shuttle arrives at New Life Church at 3:50 p.m.

Half-Day Schedule:

  • Morning pick-up remains the same. When school dismissal is at noon, the buses will leave the school promptly at 12:15.
  • Woodland Park Shuttle arrives at Safeway at 12:55 p.m.
  • East Shuttle arrives at CFAN at 12:35 p.m.
  • North Shuttle arrives at New Life Church at 12:35 p.m.

Main Campus Delayed Start Schedule:

  • Morning pick-up will be EXACTLY TWO HOURS later than usual. Drop-off will be at normal times.
  • Woodland Park Shuttle departs from Safeway in Woodland Park at 9:00 a.m.
  • North/East Shuttle departs New Life Church at 9:15 a.m.
  • North/East Shuttle departs CFAN at 9:20 a.m.
  • NOTE: If there is a delayed start on half-days, pick-up times will still be exactly two hours later. Drop-off times, will be TWO HOURS LATER than normal half-days. (School is in session from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on these days.)


Lunch Program

 The choice of what beverages to offer was a difficult decision. With the increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in student populations and a rise in osteoporosis in the adult population, the decision of what beverages to allow needed to support our goals to promote healthy outcomes for our students. Having read the material available on the needs of calcium and young children, we decided that in K-5th grade we would offer milk as the only available beverage. The next decision was to decide how often to allow chocolate milk since it has double the sugar of white milk. We did the math. If a student were to select chocolate milk each day at lunch, this would result in a LOT of "added" sugar:
~4.25 pounds (489 teaspoons) per student each school year!
~Approximately 27 pounds of added body weight over 13 years (K-12) if all other caloric intake remained the same.

For all our students, we also offer many other calcium-containing foods on a regular basis, including cheese, yogurt, leafy greens and beans.

K-5th grade:

Our compromise was to offer chocolate milk on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. For grades K-5, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the only option for these grades is white milk. We believe that this is one place that students will be getting an important nutrient, calcium, and they simply don't need the added three teaspoons of sugar every day.

If your son or daughter is allergic to milk or truly lactose intolerant and can get verification by a doctor, we will allow the substitution of water or apple juice. Use the following website for allergies http://www.d11.org/FNS/Pages/SpecialDietaryNeeds.aspx. For lactose intolerance, contact our nurse with a doctor's note and she will make sure the cashiers have the necessary information. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For children who just do not like milk, that is up to you as a family to decide what to do. A few parents have either packed a juice drink or just encouraged their child to bring their water bottle to lunch. You could also send a paper cup and they could use that and throw it away. We ask that you do not send pop to school. We also do not allow glass containers.

6th – 8th grade: We decided that we would allow the sixth through eighth grade students to have water and apple juice as a choice, and white and chocolate milk every day. That would not be our first choice, but those students are older. You as parents need to talk with them and help them make good choices in order to obtain their calcium and protein in other ways.

High School: In high school, we will allow some upgrades on drinks that include flavored waters and other types of juices when we start selling a la carte items. Again, talk with your son or daughter and make sure that they are not substituting a beverage for important nutrition.

Also on this site you will find some additional information on milk in general, chocolate milk, and other drink choices. (See attachments) With the information provided, hopefully you will be able to guide your son/daughter into wise choices in their beverage selections.

Effect of Sweeteners on the Body
Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Student Grades
Think Your Drink
The Bone Bulletin
Calcium - How do You Measure Up?

Why Do I Have To Go To The Salad Bar?

With the current lunch program, the "Salad Bar" is really how we serve ALL THE SIDE DISHES to complete every meal. In that serving area, there are always fruits, vegetables, and salads. Usually there are five to six selections. So far, there has always been one or two of each of the following categories :

Salads:
• Green salad mixture. That consists of lettuce, spinach, carrots, and cabbage. Sometimes it has tomatoes and cucumbers as well. There are two dressings, made from scratch in the District 11 commercial kitchens, and they are quite good!
• A variety of other types of salads such as redskin potato salad, coleslaw, etc. These are made fresh daily in the District 11 kitchens and are very good. It was great to see students coming back for seconds!

Fruits:
• Fresh fruits such as apples, oranges and watermelon have been served almost every day. These are cut up and ready to eat. These have been very popular with the students.
• Some of the fruits are canned such as fruit cocktail, canned pears or peaches, and applesauce. All of these have moved quickly and we have had to restock them frequently, especially in the elementary lunch periods.

Vegetables:
• Hot vegetables such as baked beans and corn have been the most popular items. There have also been mixtures such as peas and mushrooms that were not as popular but were taken by a number of the older students.
• Potato wedges (baked) taste a lot like French fries but are not nearly as high in fat. We will have to order more of these because they went like hotcakes!
• Cold vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, and mini tomatoes. Although not every student likes any one vegetable, these also appeal to a number of students, especially with Ranch dressing on the side!

One of the best things about these side dishes is that they are ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT! Students are to bring back their trays to the cashier, throw them in the trash where we can see them, get a new small plate and then get their seconds (or thirds!). They are NOT to share their food with a friend. That rule is true in any ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT venue. They also need to keep their utensils as we do not have a budget for new forks and spoons every time they get seconds.

If your son or daughter tells you that we made them go back and get something at the Salad Bar, that would be because they are in grades K-5 and they came through the line with nothing except the entrée. We will always insist that they go to the salad bar and select at least one item. Since there is such a good selection, we know they can find something, even if it is a small serving, that they can at least try. We don't want kids rushing through the line and not getting fruits, vegetables, and salad just because they want to hurry to sit with a friend, or some other reason. We appreciate your support on this...to promote healthy eating habits!

Overall, the students are doing very well with the lunch program. Because they are serving themselves, they are taking what they like and they are eating it. We are not seeing much food thrown in the trash. They like how it tastes and they seem happy. Since it is NOT a pre-order situation and many of the items are fresh, we do run out of some items for the salad bar from time to time, but we are making the necessary adjustments. We are also a new school for District 11, of course, so getting all the food deliveries and our needs coordinated is a challenge.

Thank you for your patience! If you ever have a question or a concern, let us know. We are certainly open to your feedback. Please call us at 268-2100.

The launch of the CSCS Lunch program has been a huge success. We had a great response during our first few days of school. The students and staff comments have been very positive. We are contacting you regarding the account of your student.

If you have not set up an account, follow the steps below to create your account.

  1. Go to www.myschoolaccount.com.
  2. Click "Create Account" on the top menu bar.
  3. Fill in the required information on the "Parent Account Sign-Up page."
  4. Create a User ID and Password
  5. Choose "Colorado Springs Christian Schools" from the "School District" drop down menu.
  6. Click the "Accept" box, and then click "Signup."
  7. An email will be sent to your email address that will contain a "verification code."

After you receive the "verification code" you may begin to add your children's information. To do this, you will need to:

  1. Go to www.myschoolaccount.com and login using your previously created user ID and password.
  2. Enter the "verification code" to verify your account and email address.
  3. Begin adding your children's information according to the guidelines provided. You will need each of your children's student ID** numbers to add each student.
  4. Contact your school office to obtain your student's ID number.
  5. After the students are added you will be able to view the lunch account activity and make payments to the student lunch account.
  6. myschoolaccount.com will add a $2.00 transaction fee each time you add funds to your account. If you have 2 or more students assigned to your account, you may make a payment to each account and only be charged for one transaction. Example; 3 students, $10.00 payment to each student, total charge would be $32.00.

Note: A parent account can be linked to many children, but a child can only be linked to one parent.

You will be able to use a credit card or ACH (bank transfer) to add to your account. CSCS will absorb the fees for credit card transactions. The use of ACH will NOT cost CSCS any additional fees.

Each student will use a 5 digit PIN code to purchase meals against your account. Please encourage your student to memorize their code to save time during checkout. Younger children will receive help by using their name at checkout.
Your PIN code will be given the first time they use it by our lunch personnel.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this food service program or your account at (719) 268-2100.

Military Families

To All Military Families:

The Department of Defense has made available to all military families unlimited use of Tutor.com. The tutoring covers K-12 as well as college level and provides help with homework, studying, and career transitions. Please check out the link below to see how to access this great service.
http://www.tutor.com/military-programs

To obtain a copy of the current resource guide for military families, please click on the following link. www.mwrfortcarson.com

The following links will help you keep current on what is available for military families of CSCS.

http://www.mwrfortcarson.com/

http://www.mwrfortcarson.com/child-and-youth-services.php

http://www.mwrfortcarson.com/cyss-cleos.php

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