ALL PARENTS MUST ATTEND ONE PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT (in addition to sign-up nights). You will not be eligible for the program next year if you do not attend an education night. Parent events during the 2020-2021 year will be hosted primarily through online platforms. These virtual events are free and open to any community member and young people over the age of 12. Links will be shared here closer to the event dates.
Cindy Pierce – 1/25 and 1/26
In partnership with CBCS PTA we are bringing Cindy Pierce back this January. Cindy Pierce is a leading social sexuality educator and comic storyteller who has been performing her one-woman comedic show and providing educational programs around healthy sexual behavior and choices since 2004.
Check out Cindy’s website here: https://cindy-pierce.com/
Healthy Media Use and Image – 2/8
Presenter – Anthony Riske, MA, MFTC
Older Adolescent Development – 2/24
This presentation will explore the 10 tasks of adolescent development and ways to support youth through these transitions. Focus will be on late adolescence (15-20). Topics to be addressed include; sexual maturation, developing and applying coping skills, emotional regulation, identity and friendships and renegotiating relationships with parents.
Presenter – Kari Commerford, Juvenile Services Director
Vaping and How To Have Trusted Adult Conversations – 4/6
This workshop will summarize national, state and local data, trends, and culture of youth use for electronic nicotine devices, e-cigarettes, and vaping. Explain the policies, laws, and health effects related to vaping. Use trusted adult principles to have conversations with young people the use of electronic nicotine devices, e-cigarettes, and vaping. Educate on community resources that support youth prevention and cessation. If you attended last year there will be some repetition with the trusted adult portion but new data, trends, and health effects will the shared.
Presenters – Emily Mirza, Betty Sue Gurk, and Kyle Tibbett
We recorded Dr. Jason Kilmer’s presentation is on the website. A great resource for those of you who could not attend or if you missed parts. Here is the link: https://www.choicepass.net/20192020.
Over 40 local businesses will continue to offer discounts this school year including Gunnison Rec Center annual pass and Crested Butte Mountain Resort winter ski passes. More information on pricing and ski pass purchase will be released in the coming weeks. For more information and for a list of discounts and free products, go to www.choicepass.net.
The Choice Pass Committee
Mountain Roots Kids Cook class in Crested Butte and Gunnison. Our theme for this session is winter warming meals. These meals are hearty, rich, warming, and sustaining. With different recipes each week, you’ll cook delicious cold-weather fare and learn about composing complete meals that are healthy and nutritious. Spaces are limited. Choice Pass discount available.
- Classes begin in Crested Butte on Monday 1/18 at Oh Be Joyful church from 4-6pm.
- Gunnison classes begin Wednesday 1/20 at 8th St. School from 4-6pm.
- Here is the link to register. The cost is $148 for Gunnison and $138 for Crested Butte with a $20 Choice Pass discount.
Choice Ski Passes are on sale! They are $139.00 plus tax and families can purchase online. The credits from last year’s passes will be applied. They suggest if you have the email or letter with the credit to have it on hand but they should be able to locate the credit in their system.
Choice Ski Passes can no longer be purchased over the phone. The ticket office is open at the base area 7 days a week from 8am-4pm. You can purchase passes in person at the office. If you have previously left a message, they are currently working through the voicemails and calling folks back to purchase.
Below are some useful resources for parents from CBMR about how to reserve days.
First steps to using your account:
- Log into epicpass.com, using the email address that you get emails from.
- If you do not know your password you may use the “forgot my password” tool.
- Verify that you and your family members have passes in your account.
- Sign your waiver and set your home mountain (Choice passes will be CB, of course).
- Now you are ready to book!
- You can only book your core season (12/8/20 – 4/4/21) using your 7 priority days. This means your first bookable day is 12/8.
- If you are trying to guarantee early season skiing, you must book weekly.
- Our first few days of the season will become available on 11/18 at 1pm MST, and are available to passholders only.
- Choice pass, Epic local, CB only, all valid passes. No buddy tickets until the core season begins! You CAN still purchase an epic 1-7 day pass!
- Your booked days are visible under “epic coverage.”
If you have any account troubles, our website has chat bubbles available, which will get your problem solved by real sales agents. Including password resets.
If you need to speak to someone about your (NOT CHOICE PASS) pass you can call 970-754-0005, or 970-754-0095. Both are active call queues.
Link to check reservation availability: https://www.epicpass.com/plan-your-trip/lift-access/check-availability.aspx?submit=yes
Link to Epic Coverage Policy: https://www.epicpass.com/info/epic-coverage.aspx
Backcountry Ski Days – For youth who have completed the Avalanche Safety Course through Irwin Guides or an AIARE course in the past there is the opportunity to do a guided backcountry ski day with Colorado Backcountry. You will need to provide your own touring skis or split board and avalanche safety gear. Choice Pass and help pay for gear if needed. It is $30 for the guided day. RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a space!
Social distancing and COVID-19 has created many unique challenges and concerns that we all have to adapt to daily. Below are some links for parents and families to support their adolescent.
- 6 ways parents can support their kids through the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
- In a Time of Disruption, Protecting Your Child from the Risks of Substance Use
- Welcoming An Adult Child Back Home Because of COVID-19
- COVID-19 is a Good Reason to Help Your Child Quit (or Never Start) Vaping
Please, reach out with any concerns or questions.
Youth Programming Coordinator
Gunnison County Dept. of Juvenile Services
200 E. Virginia Ave, Gunnison Co 81230
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Donate to the Choice Pass Component Fund here –https://cfgv.networkforgood.com/projects/83316-choice-pass