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Principal's Corner

Parent or Guardian

Dear M-CMS Families,

Hello and welcome Montezuma-Cortez Families to the 2019-2020 school year.  I am thrilled to be starting year three with you and your children! I am honored that you chose Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, and we are looking forward to meeting all of you at the Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 15th. We’re eager for you to walk alongside us as we continue to shape the path of success for all our students.   For those families who are new to our district welcome to beautiful SW Colorado! I encourage you to become involved in your child’s world at school by volunteering as a POD parent, in the Watch DOGS (Dudes of Great Students) program, PTO, or by cheering your child on at one of the many after school opportunities available through our Activities Department.  Your presence during these events is encouraged and important.

I want to acquaint you with new procedures that will help create a friendly culture while keeping your child safe.  I appreciate your support as we begin to implement the district procedures for safety fully. M-CMS is a single point entry school during regular school operating hours.   Each school, including the middle school, will be using the RAPTOR System. To ensure that every visitor is a safe visitor, please be prepared to present your ID and wear the printed name tag throughout your stay at the middle school.  Only those individuals names listed in PowerSchool will be allowed to check your child out of school. We will not assume anything that would compromise the safety of your children. A demonstration and information about the RAPTOR System will be presented at Back-to-School Night. You may pick-up your child’s official schedule at that time.

When attending Back-to-School Night, be sure to say hello to our new faculty members. 

Faculty changes for the 2019-2020 school year:

** New to M-CMS

Cindy Bedingfield: Exceptional Student Services Teacher**

Jess Bloise: Spanish/PE Electives

Laura DeBoer: 6th Grade ELA/SS**

Beth Howell: 7th Grade Science

Joe Maggie: Agriculture Sciences**

Cody Olson: 7th Grade Science**

Rita Robinson: Spanish Elective

Michelle Waltman: 6th Grade ELA/SS**

Linda Whitehead: 6th Grade ELA/SS We’re excited Linda has chosen to return to M-CMS


Until next time,

Kate Ott, Principal

Phone: 970-565-77824 ext. 3113