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Open Enrollment

over 2 years ago

Open Enrollment/School Choice

The Arizona School Improvement Act of 1994 (amended in 1995) mandates that public schools provide open enrollment opportunities throughout Arizona.  the law was passed to allow parents/guardians to register their children in neighboring schools and school districts in an effort to give them a choice in school selection.

Parents/guardians, whether living within or outside of the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District boundaries, are welcome to apply for enrollment in a Cottonwood school of choice. Placement is based upon space availability and highest priority for placement is given to students who reside in that school attendance area and/or were enrolled the previous year.

For the upcoming school year, parents should submit an open enrollment application to the school of their choice when they register their child.  Please visit your school of choice to complete the correct forms.  Your request to enroll will not be completed until you meet with your school of choice.

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Download Open Enrollment Application: 


Quick Links for Learning

over 2 years ago

2nd Grade
Acarostic Poems
Create you own poems
Character Scrapbook
Online Character Anaysis
Let's Meet Jan Brett
A WebQuest designed for Second or third Grade Language Arts
Suessville
Based on popular Dr. Seuss books. Fun activities. Games require Shockwave
Hickory4
Telling Time
NumberNut.com
When you're counting you need to know the order of numbers. You need to figure out the first and third numbers in these series.
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Builder Ted
In this interactive game, students must order decimals
Cash Out
You are the crazy cashier
Spelling City
Input spelling lists for your students to use for free spelling help
The Magic Key
Fun literacy activities
Aplus
Play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture (+ -x /)  Also has great flashcards
Disaster Math
Six sets of interactive word problems: Earthquake Math, Hurricane Math, Tornado Math, Wild Fire Math, Winter Storm Math, and Flood Math.
Johnnie,s Math Page
Multiplication Activities
Make Beliefs Comix
Create your own comix strip. It's easy and fun!
Six Traits
Online writing lab for elementary students
Aesop's Fables
An impressive collection of more than 650 classic fables and their morals
Different Types of Poems
This site has great definitions and examples of poetry for kids.
Shel Silverstein
Visit for the games (such as Finish Shel's Poems), the terrific printables (a coloring book, a bookmark, and two Poetry Kits) and to watch animated video clips from Silverstein's poems and books (some performed by Silverstein himself.) 
Factor Tree
Find all prime factors of a composite number with our factor tree. This game is interactive
Power Football
All operations with decimals. From FunBrain
Newberry
The award presented by the ALA to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." 
Sadier Phonics
Use your knowledge of words, synonyms, analogies and more, as you try out the games and activities 
Wacky Web Tales
Choose one of the tales to create your own funny story.
Challenge Exercises
Two are given, you supply the third
Gamequarium
Geometry games
Hooda Math
Hooda Math is all about making math fun and making math easy
Ny Child? A bully?!!
Article for parents
Pacer's National Center for Bullying Prevention
The child-advocacy group which focuses on children with disabilities offers anti-bullying materials.
Stop Bullying Now!
The US Department of Health & Human Services has launched a campaign with tips on how to identify and prevent bullying
Stop Bullying: Speak Up
The Cartoon Network is running PSAs and offers online resources for parents and kids.
The Anti-defamation League
This nonprofit civil rights advocacy group offers tips for parents and resources for teacher
Wiredsafety
The nonprofit provides tips for teens on how to navigate the internet safely and for parents to keep track of their kids' web based activities.
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Crates
Move the crates to a different order
Difference Triangle
Swap tiles so that each number in the triangle is the absolute difference between the two numbers below. The absolute difference is effectively the same as subtracting the smaller number from the larger number, whatever order they appear in.
Flip Over
In this puzzle you must arrange the pattern of shapes so that there are 4 octagons followed by 4 stars with the 2 blanks on the far right. The twist with this puzzle is that every time you move the two shapes they flip relative positions.
Hop Over
The goal is to reverse the order of the counters so that there are 3 purples, then 3 blues and finally the blank space.
Letter Blocks
The challenge is to arrange the numbers 1 to 15 so that each adjacent pair, when added together, result in a square number. 
Lock Down
In this puzzle each row, column and the two diagonal lines add up to 12. The catch is that one of the numbers cannot move and must be locked before the tiles can start to be moved. After this the puzzle works like any other slide puzzle where you must try to meet the finishing condition by sliding the tiles into position.
Magic Star
Each line of the star and the enclosing circle need to have the numbers rearranged on them until they add up to 26. 
Route Finder
Choose your start point from any of the circular nodes on the grid. You must then visit each straight section in only 19 moves. They will fade out to show they have been visited. As there are 17 straight pieces and the minimum you can complete this puzzle in is 19 you will obviously have to revisit a couple of straight sections.
Square Sums
The challenge is to arrange the numbers 1 to 15 so that each adjacent pair, when added together, result in a square number. 
Two at a Time
To solve the puzzle all of the stars must be grouped together and so must the pentagons. The two empty spaces can be left at either end of the row.
Khan Academy
Learn almost anything for free.
With over 3,100 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. 
O'Conner House
Website with games to learn about Civics
Parent's Guides 
To Cybersecurity, Cybergullying, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook
Pearson Success Link
All COCSD students can log in

By Kathy Epperson

Donations

over 2 years ago

Arizona Department of Revenue Information

AZ Dept of Revenue Web Site

School Tax Credit Brochure 707

Local District Tax Credit Forms

Online Tax Credit Donation System

Tax Credit for School Donation Form - English

Tax Credit for School Donation Form - Spanish

Thank you! A tax receipt will be forwarded to you.
You can mail your contribution to:
Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District
One North Willard Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District says,

INVEST IN CHILDREN

Keep your Arizona Tax Dollars Local

Arizona authorizes a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for income taxpayers who make a donation to an Arizona public school. This means that for every dollar (up to $200 per individual filing single, $400 per married couple filing jointly) per year that you donate in support of extracurricular activities you can subtract that entire amount from your state tax liability. In addition, you may also qualify for a donation as a charitable contribution on your federal tax return.

THE DETAILS: You don’t have to have a child in school to apply for the credit. The school must use the money for extracurricular activities. Please check with whomever prepares your taxes to see how best to take advantage of this tax credit.

For more information, please call (928) 634-2288

El Distrito Escolar de Cottonwood-Oak Creek dice,

“INVERTEN EN NIÑOS

Guardan Local sus Dólares de Impuestos de Arizona”

Arizona autoriza un crédito de impuestos de dólar por dólar para contribuyentes de impuestos que hacen un donativo a una escuela pública en Arizona. Esto significa que para cada dólar (hasta $200 por individuo que archiva solo, $400 por la pareja casada que archiva colectivamente) por año que usted dona en apoyo de actividades extracurriculares, puede restar esa cantidad entera de su deuda de los impuestos del estado. Además, puede calificar por una donación como una contribución caritativa en su declaración de impuestos federales.

LOS DETALLES: Para aplicar por el crédito, no necesita tener un niño en escuela. La escuela necesita usar el dinero para actividades extracurriculares. Favor de verificar con la persona quien prepare sus declaraciones de impuestos para ver como puede aprovechar mejor este crédito de impuestos.

Para más información, favor de llamar (928) 634-2288


Emergency Plan

over 2 years ago

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District has an Emergency Plan that covers the following:


Earthquake

Tornado

Weapons

Hazardous Materials

Animals/Bees

Assault/Fights

Bomb Threat

Intruder/Drive By Shooting

Campus Disorder

Death/Suicide

Fire

Staff and students are instructed in procedures for: Shelter-In-Place, Lockdown, Duck and Cover, and Evacuation.

The Emergency Response Guides are posted in each classroom with an easy to read reference flip chart. The guide is intended as a reference and will not replace sound judgment and common sense.

During an emergency the Police and Fire Departments will make the final decisions regarding the safety of students and staff.


If an evacuation of students is called for local radio stations will be notified.

All information and announcements will come from the office of the Superintendent.

During an emergency the district web page will have updated information on the home page if possible.

Students will be released to parents or guardians with proper documentation.


Policies

over 2 years ago

All COCSD policies can be located by clicking  here to go directly to the site.


Use of Technology Resources in Instruction
Electronic Agreement
IJNDB-EA

Student Violence/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying
J-3200 JICK
J-3211 JICK-R
J-3231 JICK-EA
J-3232 JICK-EB

By Kathy Epperson

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