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May 18, 2017
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There are only two more school days until Graduation. The Class of 2017, our third class of graduates at SkyView, will walk their final walk in our halls this saturday and head off into college and life. Oh the places they will go! We are so proud of our 52 Seniors! They have raised the bar once again on why students need to choose SkyView. We wish them well and welcome them back, anytime, as alumna of SkyView Academy. Go forth and explore ladies and gentlemen.
As summer approaches for our students, we want to encourage them to never stop reading, learning, wondering, or enjoying all that life has to offer. Farewell to this school year and best wishes for a wonderful summer. As a reminder, the 2017-2018 school starts for 9th and 6th graders on August 9 and the rest of the student body on August 10. Principals and our office team will be sending updates throughout the summer on events, materials, and supplies and any other important information for a successful start. Please stay tuned to our website and look for emails with updates throughout the summer.
All the best,
Mr. Barrett :)
Please take a moment to enjoy a weekly word from our principals:
News and Noteworthy
Graduation-Class of 2017 Live Stream on DCSD website to see our graduation live.
SAAC Parent Satisfaction Survey Results
Your SAAC (School Academic Advisory Committee) thanks our 638 parents who completed the satisfaction survey and made time to share their feedback with us. We saw an increase of almost 42% in responses over last year! The information was very insightful, and after sharing an overview with the Board and School Leadership during the May 17 Board meeting, we wanted to make sure all of our families have access to the presentation. SAAC PPT Presentation of Survey Results
Overall, results were very good. Our families feel their students are learning, happy, SVA cares about their well being, develops character and would recommend our school others. Instruction and curriculum were just a few of the areas ranked “very strong or strong” in agreement. Areas for growth remain the same from the 2015-2016 school year and include topics such as technology, electives, honors/AP, volunteering, and homework.
Please look for communication throughout the upcoming school year on how our Leadership Team is addressing various topics and continuing to model life-long learning and improving what is already a great foundation at SkyView.
The SVA SAAC
Report Cards Available Next Week
Middle school and high school students will be able to access their report cards in parent portal May 23rd after 8am. Elementary report cards will be available May 24th after 8am. Please have all outstanding fees paid prior to this time or you will be unable to view your child’s report card.
Express Check-in Available mid-July for ALL Families
Express Check-In is an online application that parents use to verify their student’s contact and household information and to complete district required forms. Registration fees are also paid at this time. Families will receive an email from SVA with a link to access Express Check-in. The information will also be on our website under Enrollment.
Please check to make sure at least one parent has access to Parent Portal by May 19th. Families new to DCSD will have access after July 1st. If you are not able to get into your Portal account, please check the IC Parent Portal link on our website to help you troubleshoot first. Still having problems? Please contact the Registrar.
If your student’s enrollment plans change for next year, please inform the Registrar as soon as possible.
New Website Tips
Our last month of school will be dedicated to mapping out our 2017-2018 school communications strategy. This summer we will be updating our SkyView website, calendars, google classrooms and parent app.
We want to thank everyone for their patience, support and feedback this school year. We continue to work towards a goal of creating a streamlined communication solution for our families – simplifying the amount of information we share, when and how we share it.
If you have any suggestions you’d like to submit to our planning team, please email Jennifer Larson at email@example.com. We’ll continue working with her team on our school communications plan for next year.
Assessment & Testing - Assessment Update
SAT and PSAT scores will be available to students on the College Board website beginning May 17 for those students who took the tests on April 11.
Please click here for information on accessing test scores.
Here is a link to the CDE parent resource page. There is helpful information for parents concerning the PARCC and CMAS testing. http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/resourcesforparents
Board and Foundation Briefs
The SkyView Academy Board wishes you a warm and safe summer. Thank you or a wonderful year!
The SkyView Board will hold its annual summer work session in July. Details of the meeting will follow soon.
Traffic, Hospitality, Events, Volunteering and More...
That’s a WRAP! To all of our amazing families, we are so grateful for the time and energy you give to SkyView. So THANK YOU & have a great summer...or is it winter?? :)
Last Day Bash
We apologize for not having a fun summer send off but perhaps we can all meet up at a fun sledding hill instead? We appreciate your understanding for having to cancel the party.
40/30/20 Hour Clubs & ABOVE & BEYOND
So many of our families have given tremendous amounts of their time this year!! 15,158 hours to be exact!! Thank you to all of those who reached your required level of volunteer hours & traffic shifts (based on the grade level of your youngest student). The dedicated commitment you give to help with traffic, recess, events, concessions, hospitality, Thursday folders, teacher projects and so much MORE is beyond valuable!!
We want to recognize those families who went ABOVE & BEYOND their required level of hours!! Each family who has 50+ volunteer hours will receive a special gift!! Your family can choose between one FREE school supply kit for the upcoming school year OR a gift card to the Hawk Shop in equal value!! To claim your token of our appreciation, you must contact Jen Bridgham (firstname.lastname@example.org) NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM~Friday, May 26.
22nd from 9:30-11:00am
Sponsorships Available for Fall Fun Run
If you would like information on how to promote your business and sponsor the 2017 SVA Fun Run please contact Jen @ email@example.com. Deadline is July 31st.
Last day for the Hawk Shop will be Thursday, May 18th.
What can we say other than THANK YOU!! Volunteers help make our carline successful every single day. Without YOU standing out in the sun, wind, snow, rain or whatever crazy Colorado weather comes our way, we would not be able to get through the massive amount of vehicles and allow our students to enter and exit safely. We are eternally grateful.
Keep reloading and using your King Soopers cards over the summer to get a head start on your volunteer hours for next year! These reloadable gift cards can earn you volunteer hours while helping the school raise funds! Simply, take the gift card you purchased in the Hawk Shop to any customer service counter at a King Soopers and use a personal credit card to put any amount of money on the gift card. Keep this gift card and through the year the individual can repeatedly add more funds to the card and use it when they want. King Soopers tracks these cards and then SkyView Academy receives a percentage back on what is spent at the store using these cards. The volunteer coordinator receives a monthly list of the card owners who have added funds and will log volunteer hours for those people.
Elementary Parent Connection
Stay CONNECTED over the summer…..We've had a great response from Elementary (Pre-K through 5th) parents to the "Parent Connection." If you have not already 'opted-in' by e-mailing your grade's Parent Connection lead, please email Katie Bishop @ firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, grade and teacher. Katie will add you to your grade's Parent Connection group so that you can be included in events over the summer. Since we are a “commuter” school, often times it is difficult to get to know other parents so we want to make it easier. This is also a great way to plan playdates, find sports teams, camps, etc. to connect kids outside of school.
Great season and finish for our HS girls soccer team! Finished the season 12-5-1 and 6th in 3A.
Here are your state qualifiers for Track!! 🏃🏻🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼♀
MS Girls Soccer will play North Star in the Championship game at home on, Monday, May 22 @ 4:15
Update for next year. The athletic department will be implementing an on-line registration for sports beginning in the Fall. Please watch for more information. Also, don’t forget to get your physical for next year. Physicals are good for one year from the time of the appointment. Always good to have them on file, so your athlete is ready to go for his/her sport.
Summer Sports Camps: 1st grade through 8th grade boys and girls
Hurry and register for the summer sports camps - they are filling fast! . You will not receive a confirmation that you are registered, we have you on the list. Please plan to come on the first day of the camp you registered for.
If you received a flyer home about summer sports camps in your Thursday folder, the dates were incorrect. Below are the correct dates for the camps
Volleyball - Camps
May 6th, 13th - Elementary/ Middle School Basics of Volleyball Camp
Go to the volleyball website to see new information being posted by the volleyball coaches. Summer Camps, open gyms, try-outs. Great stuff from Coach Smith and Coach Dove.
Basketball - Camps
August 8th - Jackie Stiles Shooting Clinic
POMS Camp - K - 5
June 26th - 29th - POMS Elementary Camp Info
Athletic information about our teams, coaches, registering for a sport, game schedules, etc., can be found on the website.
Please view the SkyView Academy Facebook page for team results and highlights.
Parents - please keep your children with you during games and do not let them run in the hallway, cafeteria, or playground. Thank you for keeping our students safe!
The SVA Faculty & Staff ☺ Go Hawks!