` Monday Message - Aug. 29, 2022 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 08.29.2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

We are now a couple weeks into the school year, and things are starting to settle in a little more. I’m happy to announce that PowerSchool and Schoology are up and running, so you should be able to see your learner’s information and schedule, including both core classes and electives. Some of the facilitator names you will see are “placeholders,” as we prioritized getting learner schedules loaded and available. Cherry Creek’s Admissions and IT teams are still working as quickly as they can to get the remainder of our learners and facilitators into the system, but things are definitely starting to smooth out!

Last week, our learners took MAP testing, which will allow us to be sure they are receiving instruction and support to fill in gaps and increase understanding this year! We know reading skills are closely tied to academic success, so learners will begin to be placed in reading groups during our afternoon Academic Core Connections period to ensure every single learner is provided the time to practice and improve.

We have a big week ahead of us before we all take a little break for Labor Day. We are planning for a community watch party this week celebrating the launch of the Artemis I rocket. While the launch was postponed today, the hope is that it will be rescheduled for Friday. Also on Friday, we have our Wingman for a Day event, welcoming guest learners into the building to see what sets us apart from other schools. It will be a fun week!

Use the links below this message to learn more about the following topics:
Wingman for a Day – Friday, September 2
Plane Watching Club – Starts Monday, August 29
Thursday Rec Room Club Updates

Have a great week!


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.

Artemis Rocket Launch Watch Party

NOTE: The Artemis launch scheduled for Aug. 29th was postponed. alternative launch dates are Friday, September 2, or Monday, September 5th (Labor Day). Please check the NASA website for further updates.  The NASA MEGA rocket named Artemis I is heading…

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Wingman for a Day

We love our school — and want to share it with others! On Friday, September 2nd, from 8-11 a.m., we will be opening up our school to guest learners who would like to shadow a current SKIES learner for a…

Plane Spotting Club

We are happy to announce that we have an additional option for Monday afternoon After School Club attendees! Our Plane Spotting Club begins today. This club will be held for one hour from 3:45-4:45 pm on Mondays. If your learner…

Thursday Rec Room Club Updates

Our Rec Room Club, offered on Thursdays after school, requires that participants bring their own devices to use. The following devices are compatible with the app we will use: iPhone Android Phone Xbox One or Xbox X/S PS4 or PS5…