` Monday Message - Aug. 22, 2022 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 08.22.2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

We had a great time welcoming our learners back into the building last week! It’s always fun to remember why we all chose education as we get to know our learners and how they’ve grown and changed over the summer — as well as welcoming our new community members.

There were certainly some challenges along the way, both expected (like difficulties with PowerSchool and communications systems) and unexpected (like the district’s struggles with the lunch accounts or our learner photos taking longer than usual due to technical difficulties), but we made it through — and things will only get better from here!


Katie Dutton

CSA School Director


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Colorado Skies Academy

Note: Please click the links below to learn more about each event.

Weekly In-Person Tours and Information Sessions:
School Tours for Prospective Families, 10:30-11:30 am, 4:30-5:30 pm on Tuesdays

Monday, February 12:
Simulator Training, 8:30-10:00 am

Monday, February 12:
Talk, Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Energy, “Bettering Human Lives: Perspectives on Energy, Climate, and Poverty,” 10:00-11:00 am

Friday, February 16:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Thursday, February 22:
Regular Board Meeting, 5:45 pm, CSA
Please join us to hear from the CSA learners about their trip to India!

Friday, February 23:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Saturday, February 24:
Public Safety Day, 10:00-2:00 pm

Monday, February 26:
Simulator Training, 8:30-11:00 am

More details to come, but please be aware that the next Presentation of Learning for 6th grade will be on Tuesday, March 5th and for 7th grade on Wednesday, March 6th.

*Admittance to Exploration of Flight is free for CSA Learners with their student membership. The EoF staff has a list of current CSA learners so all they need to do is give their name!

New CSA families receive a 20% discount on family memberships to Wings Over the Rockies Museum, valid at both museum locations (Centennial & Lowry). A daily entry fee may also be paid to gain entry to the events at the museum. Please contact christa.coryell@coloradoskiesacademy.org for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

School Lunch

We have had several issues with our lunch program, but both the district and CSA are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Below are a few answers to “Frequently Asked Questions;” please take a few moments to…

After-School Clubs

Starting Monday, August 22, we will be resuming our After School Club program! Clubs will be available Monday-Friday according to the following schedule: Monday: Drone Soccer* 3:45 – 6:00 pm (each session will “cost” 2 punches to attend) Tuesday: Conversational…

PowerSchool Updates

We are finally making headway on getting PowerSchool running correctly! We are hopeful that by Tuesday we will be able to access student schedules in PowerSchool — and you will be able to view their attendance and grade information as…

Communication Updates

Many of our methods of communication through Cherry Creek are still a work in progress, including Blackboard Connect, the software CCSD schools are allowed to use to send out emergency alerts, texts, etc. We continue to work with the district…

Ms. Subba’s Morning Tutoring

Ms. Subba will be offering math and science tutoring for our 8th grade learners each morning from 7:30 – 8:00 am, and is also available during her lunch time (which is the same as the 8th grade lunch period). If…

Staff Update: Goodbye, Ms. Kapp

Our School Counselor, Jenna Kapp, has been an integral part of CSA since she started. In the two weeks I’ve (Katie Dutton) been here, I’ve already come to admire and respect her as a hardworking, passionate, and knowledgeable human. She…