News & Announcement

Charter News  • June 4, 2021

And now the 2020-21 school year has ended.  The summer has begun and it appears that we can continue to step into normal routines. May you all stay safe and healthy and may you enjoy plenty of joyful days with family and friends doing activities that rejuvenate you.

...Many of our teachers will be spending extra time getting their new classrooms ready for your children, their students.  Many of them are collaborating together to prepare for next year and are participating in Professional Development classes over the summer to further enhance their teaching for next year.

The first day of school is August 17th.  Our teachers will be back to work on August 12. You can expect a personal letter from them soon after they get back to work.

Charter News • May 21, 2021

Many programs have begun their end-of-year conferences and hybrid groups are no longer coming to campus, instead focusing on their last assignments at home when not meeting with their teacher. Nature Academy will have hybrid classes this week and next week the teachers have some special events planned.

And welcome back to our 6th grade Nature Academy students! They were the first class that was able to go on an overnight field excursion (COVID protocols in place of course) since the start of the Pandemic over a year ago. ...

Charter News • May 2, 2021

We are but a month away from the last day of school, June 3rd.

Thankfully students have been able to be on-site with their teachers and classmates for several weeks now.  As mentioned before, we are maintaining the focus of the kids having time to connect and work with hand’s-on elements of their learning....

It is great that staff can build on their class/program culture, offering at least a little in-person groundwork in preparation for students working together next year. If everyone.....

May is a quick month with lots of end of year wrap up as well as planning for next year. This newsletter will help you keep up to date with what is happening.

Charter News • March 28, 2021

Well, if there is one thing that everyone has been tested on recently it is flexibility! We just keep breathing deep and moving forward with the next steps in front of us. Thank goodness for laughter!  And now we have beautiful weather and a week off of our school routine right around the corner to lighten our spirits as well.

We are excited to have our elementary homeschool programs, FCHS, QHHS, and the 6th graders from QHIA, starting back this coming week, March 29-April 1.

Charter News • March 14, 2021

In addition to the planned ‘hardscapes’ changes; adding a staff parking lot and making a drive-through student drop off behind the District Office, redesigning the current parking lot, adding portables, shade structure, upgrading the basketball courts, there have also been upgrades to the air and heat, electrical, septic and bathrooms. We still have a ways to go, but the buildings will be painted, the playfield refurbished, and the rooms ready for action when we start back in August.

The news about all programs moving has been either delayed or not as prominent due to the COVID Pandemic crisis and the shift into living with social distancing and Distance Learning.
Additionally, ...

Charter News • February 28, 2021

Re-opening: additional information.  For all Charter programs: 

I understand that it could be difficult to make a firm decision without knowing all the details, but the basic question the survey asks pertains to us knowing who is wanting to come back, and who would prefer to stay in the current DL format for the months remaining in the current school year. So far, there are between 20-25% who are saying that they want to stay with Distance Learning only.  Transportation, health concerns, comfort in the DL format are all considerations for families.

Regardless of the program, the on-site options will...

Charter News • February 15, 2021

We had a special event for our students in grades K-8 who wanted to attend last Friday, February, 12. Three seniors from Notre Dame High School in San Jose. They took their passions of art, science, and care of the ocean and wrote a picture book about ocean acidification.

It was very inspiring! Their presentation via zoom was very accessible to our students in grades 2-8, and based on their comments through chat, the students were engaged and curious. The girls had so much to share within so many various aspects; writing, drawing, publishing, the ocean, acidity, community activism...a little bit to support so many students' potential interests!
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