Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.
Anonymous Alerts Anti-bullying and Safety
The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is pleased to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®.
What is the Anonymous Alerts app?
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.
The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.
How does it work?
To use this revolutionary new app, students, parents or other school personnel can simply visit the Cottonwood-Oak Creek Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button to submit a report expressing their concern. Anonymous Alerts® mobile applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or the Chrome stores.
COCSD supplies students with an activation code, making the app remarkably easy to use and students select which school the message should go to. In addition, informational posters explaining how to use the app will be displayed throughout schools and offices in the district.
To send a report from the website:
To send a report from your phone:
- Download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, or the Chrome store.
- Start the App, enter activation code:cocsd6
- Send important reports to school officials
- Add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident
In an emergency, always call 9-1-1!
Please watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLPz7NldtE0
Links to the curriculum for Family Life Policy
Parents can create and account and then have access to curriculum samples for 30 days.
Making Proud Choices:https://www.etr.org/sample/?c=mpc&p=
Making a Difference:https://www.etr.org/sample/?c=madreg&p=1
PRE-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN
The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten.
The screenings will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive, and social development. For an appointment call 928-634-2191. See the dates below for the 2022-2023 school year.
Arizona Early Intervention program also offers developmental screenings for children age birth to three years; 1-800-237-3007 or visit them online atwww.azdes.gov/azeip.
Students in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an Intervention Team that will review the data about the student and will determine if interventions are needed in the student’s classroom. A follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the results of the interventions to determine success and document the learning outcome. The Intervention Team determines whether a referral for Special Education will be recommended.
WHAT IS CHILD FIND?
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities; ages birth through 21, who are in need of specialized education or related services.
Child Find dates for 22-23 school year:
Videos of our Schools!
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023: $53,660
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2022 (prior year): $ 51,560.
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $ 2,100.
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018: $ 42,346.
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018: 26.7%
- Title IX
- Referrals for Counseling
- Parent Comunication Flow Chart
- Sports Physicals Form
- Budget Cover with Average Teacher Salaries
- District Policies
- Reporting Suspected Crimes or Incidents
- Online Payments
- COCSD's District Budget SR 22-23
- US Dept Of Labor Covid-19 and Your Rights
- Questions & Answers
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights