Monday message 07.31.2023

CSA Top Drone Competition

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Can you believe that we are only 15 days away from the first day of school on August 14th?! Every day that passes, I have more amazing updates to share with all of you, and this week’s newsletter is packed full of terrific and exciting Back to School news! I also have some fantastic pictures to share with you from the Drone Soccer competition where our Top Drone team competed against four other area schools at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Saturday, July 22.

We have made many improvements to our school’s website over the last week:

  • Learner fees can be paid here.
  • Punch passes for after-school clubs can be purchased here.
  • Carpool signup is now done via our website. If you previously completed the Google form sign-up, please redo your information on the website in order to see the most up-to-date information for the 2023-2024 school year. Once the form is completed, a link to the map will show on the screen and is also sent to you in an email.
  • The CSA Spirit Store is now live directly through our website! I ordered a new CSA notebook and water bottle for the upcoming school days. Let me know what fun new items you decide on! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the store that isn’t there currently, please email to request your item be added.
  • As stated last week, 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. 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. Please look at the Back to School Dates article below for more information on the logistics and fun activities at this event.

We have two family nights remaining before school starts, and I hope to see you at one of them where we’ll be creating Cartesian divers with Ms. Motley on August 1st and building land rovers with Ms. Gispan on August 8th! We will continue to provide information about our Civil Air Patrol squadron partnership with contact information so you can get your questions answered and learn more about meetings and logistics. 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 is pizza, drinks, and snacks available for purchase, 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. In the meantime, please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • Top Drone Soccer Competition
  • CSA Young Eagles Fly Day
  • CSA Summer Nights
  • Back to School 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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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 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 have two Summer Nights remaining in August 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 the event…

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Back to School Dates

Please read the details below about the upcoming Back to School 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…

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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

“Curiosity is the essence of our existence.” -Gene Cernan