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Principals Message

September 14, 2022


Dear Carlson Cougar Families, 


Thank you to everyone who came to the Family Orientation Night last Thursday! It was wonderful to watch students show their families around the school. Hopefully, it gave families a chance to connect with teachers about curriculum and ask questions. Building strong school-family partnerships is important. 


Lockdown Drill

Today we practiced a lockdown drill. We talked about the importance of planning and practicing for emergencies so that we are all safe. The protocol for a lockdown is to make sure the door is locked, turn out the lights, and get out of sight. Chief Buseck and Officer Bailor from the Idaho Springs Police Department observed our drill, and they were impressed with how amazing our students and teachers are. 


Picture Day

School picture day is Wednesday, September 28th. More information will be coming soon. 


CCAC (Clear Creek Accountability Committee) 

Carlson needs representation on the district accountability team, known as CCAC. It is a collaborative group of people with various interests and backgrounds in Clear Creek. Currently, CCAC meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, and they meet at the middle/high school. Interested in learning more? Check out the CCAC Interest Letter


Happy learning, 

Loraine Swartz



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Loraine Swartz
Carlson Elementary