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September 14, 2021

Parents: Let your voice be heard! Please take our ESSER III funding survey! What is the ESSER III grant? The purpose of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

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College Board Opportunity Scholarships

August 27, 2021

The start of the school year is an opportunity to refocus seniors on timely actions to plan and pay for college. All seniors can earn recognition just by completing college planning steps to qualify for College Board Opportunity Scholarships. No GPA, test score, application, or essay is required. Rather, for every step that seniors take […]

H.S. Pass/No Pass Grade Change

July 30, 2021

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 into law. Per AB104, parents/guardians of students who were enrolled in The Cottonwood School as a high school student during the 2020-21 school year may request to have any letter grade earned for a course changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student’s […]


Join Us At The Park!

July 14, 2021

Throughout the summer, Parent Support Advisor Kara Parkins and Lending Library Specialist Jeannine Barrett will be visiting different parks throughout the area with curriculum samples for you to see and touch and fun activities for the kids! We have three more park days in July: Friday, July 16 at Auburn Rec Park (located at 123 […]

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We’re on Social Media!

June 30, 2021

We are so excited to welcome you to our new Cottonwood Community Page on Facebook and to share our other social media channels as well. The Cottonwood Homeschool Community Group on Facebook JOIN TODAY!! This page will require you to answer a few questions to verify your enrollment with our school. This is a private […]

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ZOOM Community Cafe June 30

June 28, 2021

Join us at 2pm on Wednesday June 30 for ZOOM Community Cafe. You’ll have a chance to meet and greet your RISE (Re-Imagine. Strive. Elevate.) math teacher Laurie Leahy and the Program Director Kara Tupy. Connect on ZOOM. R.I.S.E. is a virtual instruction program for Junior High and School which offers one-hour live instruction twice […]

Cottonwood Star Legend

June 13, 2021

We have been discovering fun symbolism related to our school name (Cottonwood), our new mascot (Hawks), and the horseshoe as a representation of our value of inclusiveness.  Last week, I was forwarded the picture you see to the right (click on it for a close-up). It shows the star that can be found at the […]

MDIP Summer Reading

April 23, 2021

In the spirit of continuing to learn more about one another, MDIP has created a Summer Reading Program! The summer reading suggestions have been broken down by grade-level appropriateness and topic. Below you’ll find a link to the list and to a form to track your student’s reading progress. You’ll want to keep track because […]

Lending Library Summer Reading Challenge

April 21, 2021

If you are interested in having your children participate in our Summer Reading Challenge, just print this page and help them keep track of their reading. Bring the completed form with you to our open house at the Lending Library on August 20, 2021, and your child will be able to choose a free Usborne […]


For the health and well-being of the Cottonwood community, we will continue our programs virtually. In-person classes and activities will resume according to CDC and local guidelines.
At-Home Student COVID Screening

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