Monday message 08.21.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Wow, what an amazing first week! There are always bumps in the road starting a new school year, but seeing the smiles on learners’ faces has made CSA staff so excited for the year ahead! It is our greatest honor to be a part of your family’s education journey. Your learners inspire us every day.

As we mentioned last week, the district admission office has a significant backlog to get kids moved to their correct school in the district-wide information management system. Rest assured that all CSA learners have preliminary schedules and specific block schedules for every content area and for each elective. Also, while our additional 6th-grade math and science facilitator doesn't start until August 28th, none of our 6th-grade learners have missed any content. We have paired them with either other 6th-grade facilitators or with a substitute facilitator.

Please review the Family Guidebook, including our CSA Core Values and Learner Creed:

Learner Creed:

  • As a learner at CSA, I will do my best to walk with integrity and honor those around me and avoid intentionally offending others. I will not accept the improper conduct of others and will GROW in Greatness, Respect, Ownership, and Wonder every day to make every moment of learning count. I promise to be an active participant in my education.

CSA expectations for school behavior are:

  • I will do nothing to harm myself or others.
  • I am responsible for my behavior.
  • We are each other’s keepers.
  • I take pride in myself and in my work.
  • I will leave it better than I found it.

A few additional back-to-school reminders:

  • Please remember to follow the drop-off and pick-up procedures as outlined here. Please note: the speed limit in the CSA parking lot, from entrance to exit, is 5 mph.
  • Join the CSA Family Connection Facebook page
  • Follow the Colorado SKIES Academy Facebook page
  • Carpool Signup
    • Once you sign up, you should receive a confirmation email with the map link. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox. For reference, the carpool map may also be found on this page.
  • Learner fees can be paid here.
  • Punch passes for after-school clubs can be purchased here.
  • Lastly, the CSA Spirit Store is now live on our website! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the store that isn’t there currently, please email to request that your item be added.

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Please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar, including aviation-focused events happening next door at Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • Athletic Development on Thursdays
  • Top Drone Competition
  • CSA’s Young Eagles Fly Day
  • 2023-24 Academic and Before/After School Schedule
  • Athletic Department Newsletter
  • Thought of the Week

Sincerely, Christa

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 for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

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Athletic Development on Thursdays

We now have Athletic Development on Thursdays after school in place of VR Club! Mr. Cronin will hold an athletic development orientation this Thursday, August 24th at 4 pm. The agenda is below: Competitive Intramural Club  Competitions History/Program Design Expectations…

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Top Drone Competition

CSA’s Top Drone competitive drone soccer team competed against four other area schools on Saturday, July 22, at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Our coaches heard lots of compliments throughout the day about how organized, polite, helpful,…

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CSA Young Eagles Fly Day

Congratulations to all of the learners who completed their Young Eagles flight in June! Nearly thirty upcoming 7th and 8th graders from CSA learned about aviation first-hand when they took the controls of a real aircraft over the skies near…

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2023-24 Academic and Before/After School Schedule

As communicated previously, school hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00-3:30 pm, and 8:00-1:00 pm on Friday. We anticipate still following a block schedule (A/B days, splitting classes across two days). As a reminder, the block schedule consists of 90-minute…

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Athletic Department Newsletter

Evolve Performance presents The Turbo Newsletter Time is a fixed resource. Once spent, you can’t recover it; nor can you store it up for future use. Success is not determined by how much time you have, but by what you do…

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Thought of the Week

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” –Maya Angelou