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Last Charter News for 2019-20 • June 8, 2020

Here is one last newsletter to share what the Charter staff is thinking about so far as we prepare for next year. Additionally, I have listed some resources that you may want to refer to throughout the summer. Next year, we will still work under the guidelines of the Department of Health and Santa Cruz County Office of Education as will SLVUSD as a whole. I'll be working with the County Office Taskforce regarding reopening schools; in particular with a committee focusing on Curriculum, Blended learning, Local Assessments/Grading/State Testing/Field Trips/Work-based learning.  ....
Student in the sunrise

Charter News  • May 31, 2020

The end of the year is always a bittersweet time for all of us as we say goodbye to our graduates and to the students who are moving on to other high schools, to other towns, states, to futures that we will no longer be a part of.   I have had the privilege to participate in a variety of Zoom celebrations this past week where our fabulous teachers honored each of their students, especially those advancing to high school or post-secondary life options.  As always, the teachers’ talks were personalized for our students’ whom we have known for many years, thus knowing and appreciating their full ‘humanness’.  Each program has the tradition of...
teaching is heart work

Charter News • May 15, 2020

It has been great to have a slight lifting of the Shelter in Place restrictions and feel that Spring is here, with some lovely days of rain to freshen the air.   As a reminder, all of the Charter Programs will have a modified schedule through the rest of the school year, with this week, May 18-22 being the last ‘regular week’.   May 25, Memorial Day Holiday will start a four day week of modified work and Zoom meetings along with most of our Graduations/Advancement celebrations.  The first week of June will only be for students to turn in any late work and we will have a few other celebrations on June 1, 2. (All of our celebration dates are in the Dates to Remember at the end of this Newsletter.)   The Charter Programs are...
Technology support

Charter News  • May 4, 2020

School ends June 4. Distance Learning with your teachers will end and hopefully, we will all be breathing a little easier, the State and Country will start opening up, and we will begin to work more towards the next steps in refining our new normal. I want to quote something one of our Charter teachers shared with her families: “It has been so inspiring to see the kids helping each other (and me!) overcome technical hurdles. Each of us seems to hold a different piece of the puzzle and we are all needed! Whether they may have chosen it or not, the kids are going to come out of this period with much greater technical skills which will serve them well for years to come. Even more important ....

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