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    WELCOME TO THE 2011-12 SCHOOL YEAR

                All of us at Cedar Mountain are looking forward to working with students, parents, and residents throughout our district.  It is our goal to provide students of all ages with an opportunity to reach their fullest potential. 

                Cedar Mountain School is proud to provide a quality education for the communities of Morgan and Franklin and the surrounding areas it serves.  Cedar Mountain has a long tradition of excellence and the current faculty and staff have created a caring learning environment that provides all students in grades K-12 with the optimal opportunity to succeed in their core academic program.

                We are proud to offer a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to expand their interests in fine arts, technology, foreign language, physical education, and an array of vocational offerings including agriculture, business and health careers. Distance learning technology also provides opportunities for students to access a further expanded curriculum and college level courses.

                Cedar Mountain has an excellent staff who will work to provide an outstanding education to our students.  Each of them brings their own special talents and is eager to contribute to our school’s mission.  They all have great enthusiasm, energy and excitement for teaching.  Everyone at Cedar Mountain is eager to create a positive learning environment where students are encouraged to develop thinking skills and master our academic requirements.

                As a school, we count on parents supporting their children and encouraging them to do their best throughout the year.  The involvement of parents in academics is vital to the success of their children in school, and we encourage parents to ask questions when information is unclear.  Showing an interest in school and being open-minded and respectful are other ways to ensure that this is a successful year.

                Strong schools are a key component to strong, healthy communities.  We are looking forward to an exciting, productive school year.  Please join the Cedar Mountain staff in making this a great year of learning.

     

    Flu Update

    As you may know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. At Cedar Mountain, we are taking steps to help reduce the spread of flu at school.  We want to keep the school open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season.

    We need your help to do this.  Like other school districts, we are working closely with the Redwood County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Education (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning schools.

    Here are a few things you can do to help.

    1. Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.
    2. Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is unavailable.
    3. Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
    4. Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.
    5. Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.

     

    For more information,

    Redwood County Public Health –

    http://www.redwoodcounty-mn.us/County_Departments/Public_Health/public_health.htm

    • visit www.flu.gov

    • visit the Minnesota Dept. of Health website: www.health.state.mn.us

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We Want to Be Your School of Choice

    Each year, we have opportunities to make choices that affect our lives.  Election Day, for example, was one of those opportunities.  Our votes help to select our state and country's leaders.  Every time we go shopping or out to eat, we exercise our right to choose.  There are few barriers in our country as to where we live, go to church, drive, go on vacation, and the list goes on.  We also live in one of the few states that allow parents to choose which school their child attends, and this is a choice we take seriously.

     

    I have been as questions that relate to open enrollment and Cedar Mountain Schools.  Here are the facts:

     

    1.  Cedar Mountain has an excellent educational program that is equal or superior to other schools in the area.

     

    2.  We have an outstanding and highly trained staff that is dedicated to providing a high quality education to all students.

     

    3.  Cedar Mountain students are friendly and self-motivated.

     

    4.  We have excellent facilities that are well-maintained.

     

    5.  Our school board is stable and works well together to address current and future concerns.

     

    6.  High school students have opportunities to participate in vocational and college classes.  Currently, students can earn up to 15 college credits in high school.

     

    7.  We hold events such as open house, Grandparents Day, and others that encourage parent and community involvement in education.

     

    8.  Cedar Mountain has all-day, every day kindergarten beginning after Thanksgiving.  All-day, every day kindergarten has been shown to improve reading and math skills in children.

     

    9.  We have programs for preschool students and after school programs for kindergarten through grade 12 students.

     

    10.  Technology is integrated into all levels of the curriculum.

     

    We have all this and a whole lot more.  We want to provide students with opportunities to learn with a personal touch.  Our students and families are important and we are working hard to provide the best possible education for our students.  If you want to send you child to Cedar Mountain and are not considered a resident of the Cedar Mountain School District, please contact me at the school.  Thank you.

Last Modified on August 25, 2011