We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. -Goethe
Dear Charter Families,
Our annual Charter parent survey is now open. Please take a moment to complete it for us. The questions focus on the areas of academics, school climate, and communication. We take the data we receive seriously. Your input helps us to determine where we need to make adjustments in supporting your children. Please click on the link to take the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLVCharter2015
SLV Charter School is accepting registration for the 2015-16 School Year. Program preference is given to:
1) Current students who submitted their 2015-16 Intent to Return form by April 17th
2) Incoming siblings who have applied to the Charter for 2015-16
3) New families on the 2015-16 wait list.
All schools in California are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators.
These goals include 1. student academic achievement, 2. student access to a broad curriculum, 3. Students preparation for college and career opportunities, 4. school climate, and 5. parent engagement. The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The Charter’s supplemental LCAP funding has increased to $30,000 next year, which means we will be able to increase support in many of the areas that were suggested by parents and teachers at our meetings and via emails. The plan will be completed and available on our website by mid June.
Students who, for various reasons didn’t finish their tests, will have time to complete them the first week of June: Monday June 1, and Tuesday, June 3 from 9:00-2:00 at the Annex.
CONGRATULATIONS! The SLV "Team Tigershark" (composed of Travis Loik, Rowan Garties, Skylar Berggren and Connor Bisby of Nature Academy, along with Austin Neal of SLVMS) placed 8th out of 31 teams at last Saturday's Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle competition at Aptos High School! Pretty awesome given that this was their first time competing, and that some of the schools have been competing for multiple years! In addition to manouvers in the pool, the team had to make a poster describing their robot, and present a "sales presentation" to judges.
What’s Going on in Our Charter School? ..little snippets of some of our programs.
End of year events are in full swing. End of year conferences are in preparation. Look for your programs end of year survey if you have not seen it yet.
BC Homeschool: Their last field trip to the Mill Street Park, with a walk to the Ben Lomond Baking company was this week. Their end of year celebration and advancement ceremony will be next week, June 4.
FC Homeschool: Their advancement celebration was this Thursday, May 21. The day was designed by the students themselves and included teacher Lisa reading from the Jar of Good Deeds, sharing the students Animoto videos, and a heartfelt honoring of all the students moving on. Their annual yearbook, put together by the kids is a great tribute to the year.
SLV Homeschool: Their annual talent share was this Friday, May 22 at the B.C. Rec Hall. The talent included the Glee class performing a couple of the songs, as well as many other solo and group performers,
Nature Academy: Mr. Kiersted’s 6th grade class just came back from their annual week at the Headwaters outdoor school in Mt. Shasta. The assignment was to deepen their connection with the natural world, challenge themselves to go outside of their comfort zones and to be open to learning and trying new things.