Monday message 07.24.2023

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

As I said last week, I will keep sharing important updates as we finalize the details for our return to school on August 14th. For this week, I’m pleased to tell you that the revised Family Guidebook was board approved at the last meeting and has been published on the website here. This includes the continued policy of having school fees in lieu of a school supply list. For the 2023/2024 academic year, fees are $200 per learner. Please refer to the family guidebook for more information.

Important reminder: All families, returning and new, must update and complete their Parent Forms each year before their child(ren) can attend school. This webpage includes information about Parent Forms for the 2023-24 school year. Parent Forms can be accessed from within PowerSchool. To access the PowerSchool SIS: Parents tile, please login to the MyCherryCreek Parent Portal, found here. Please note that the Parent/Guardian who starts the Parent Forms must complete them. For Parent Portal and Additional Parent Forms Documents and Useful Links click here.

Remember to mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 9th! We will host new learners and families from 3:30-5:30 pm to review CSA school policies, share our school culture and community, explore our learning environment, and other orientation topics that are important to know as a CSA learner and family.

The CSA Back to School Block Party will be from 5:45-7:45 pm, and that will be your opportunity to handle any last-minute paperwork, meet the facilitators, learn more about CSA’s parent-organized carpool system, get your carline number for learner pickup, and more! Please look at the Fall Return Dates for logistical information and details on the fun activities we will be hosting.

We are adding more CSA Summer Nights in August and we’ll be exploring rocket engineering and design with Ms. Pierce, creating Cartesian divers with Ms. Motley, with more to come later in August. I hope to see you there! We will continue to provide information about our Civil Air Patrol squadron partnership with contact information so that you can get your questions answered and learn more about meetings and logistics. In the meantime, you can visit this link to learn more about the national program, and this link will give you a glimpse into the local squadron that CSA partners with. There will be pizza, drinks, and snacks available for purchase at every CSA Summer Night event, and we have a wheel spin for CSA swag!

We are always looking for parent and learner volunteers to help us during our recruiting and community-building events so please visit this signup genius link to see other places that we’ll be this summer and sign up to help get the word out about our fantastic school! More learners in our program mean more opportunities to offer electives and clubs at CSA.

I hope you’ll join me at an event or two to share your experience at CSA. As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • CSA Young Eagles Fly Day
  • CSA Summer Nights
  • Fall Return Dates
  • 2023-24 Schedule Changes
  • Summer Athletic Development
  • 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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CSA Young Eagles Fly Day

Congratulations to all of the learners who completed their Young Eagles flight last month! 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…

Summer Nights

CSA Summer Nights

We continue to host Summer Nights on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm for ALL interested, new, and returning families. We would love for you and your learner to join us for any or all of these fun-filled nights. Click this…

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Fall Return Dates

Please read the details below about the upcoming Fall Start Dates! New Family Orientation is on Wednesday, August 9 from 3:30-5:30 pm: Starting a new school year or school can be a stressful experience, and we want to reduce the…

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2023-2024 Schedule Changes

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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Summer Athletic Development

Greetings and happy summer CSA families, parents, and learners! The summer athletic development program has commenced. We are putting in great training, and effort and we are already seeing big results. The SKIES Athletic Development team will be training at…

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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

“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.” –Peter Diamandis