News & Announcement

Charter News  • January 9, 2022

Welcome to 2022.  I trust you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday break and that your students are happy to get back to the school environment.




No one expected to have another COVID variant impact our lives and the ease of attending school, but that is what has been given to us.  The new COVID variant is spiking in the county and none of our SLV schools are immune. We want to be vigilant and as proactive as we can, moving forward. We are limiting ...

Charter News  • December 12, 2021

This is a short 4-day week: there will be no school on Friday, December 17 which marks the start of our Winter Break.  We will return back to school on January 3, 2022!

The last few weeks have had celebrations and some special classes and electives: chess, watercolor, ceramics, basket weaving, acrostic letters, mushroom prints, students participating in various Coding activities, field trip to Elkhorn Slough, the CRHS Winter party, and of course the creation of the many crafts that the students sold at our Holiday Craft Fair.

Thank you to the many parents who are helping with these activities.  

Please read on to hear from:

Charter News • November 21, 2021

As we step further into our Thanksgiving break I want to extend my feelings of gratitude to all of the families who have chosen to enroll in one of our Charter programs. I am grateful to be able to support the lives of so many wonderful students and their parents.

- I am thankful that the students are...

Charter News • November 10, 2021

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.  There will be NO SCHOOL.  School will resume on Friday, November 12.

This is a short newsletter.  Inside is an article from Robin, our mental health counselor, a reminder of our Parent Advisory Committee meeting, WASC, Pandemic and Covid testing, and a band update.

We are more than midway through the semester and...

Charter News  • October 31, 2021

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the special events for our K-8 Halloween events happen. We couldn’t have our special events without parent volunteers!  And a huge thank you to Dave and Shawnee Dunning, parents of two current Nature Academy students and two alumni and owners of Legend Theatrical.  They donated their services of a stage, DJ, lighting, and props to create a special Middle School Halloween Bash, along with the Nature Academy’s parent council and parent volunteers from all the programs

Charter News  • October 17, 2021

It has been very rewarding to see how our programs are slowly integrating with each other when possible during the days when they are here together.  Seeing the various age groups interact is wonderful.  Parent Volunteers are also interacting with various groups of students during this hour. It’s great to see parents in various programs talking together while they are waiting for their students to be done with their classes.
Master Gardener...

Charter News  • October 3, 2021

As we move deeper into the rhythm of more complicated work and assignments, we are noticing more of the effects that students are experiencing due to the pandemic shutdown, distance learning, and evacuations that are negatively affecting their academic performance.

Many students, of various ages and within various programs, are having difficulty refining the depths of their reading, writing, and mathematical thinking, as well as communicating/dialoguing with their peers and/or teachers to clarify their needs or ideas on a topic.

We need...

Charter News • September 19, 2021

We have had a month of school and it seems that things are smoothing out.  The most exciting news for me is that our programs have started their field trips and more are getting planned.  Here are a few things that are happening in our various programs so far, in addition to their onsite classes and homeschool support.

Charter News  • September 3, 2021

We have entered September. Monday is Labor Day, a holiday from school.  What a wonderful milestone; that we have been in school long enough this year that we can celebrate a typical school holiday together.  We hope you and your family are having a restful and happy three-day weekend and come back to us healthy and ready to learn with your fantastic teachers and fellow learners.

Welcome to all the families who have joined our Charter as Independent Home Study learners.

Charter News • August 22, 2021

It was terrific to see all the bustle of students in classrooms, parent orientations and parent volunteers on campus this week.  I saw a lot of reconnecting with old and new peers, lots of smiles, and relaxed interactions from parents, students, and teachers. We can expect some understandable adjustments, emotional ups, and downs as students adjust to coming back to school, especially when it is a new site for many of our students but as the weeks unfold and we work together for the good of the students, these adjustments will lessen.

If you are new to our Charter...
RSS Feed