` Monday Message - June 24, 2019 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 06.24.2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Community,

With all that has been in the news of late with the STEM school and others here in Colorado, there is uncertainty and concern, and rightly so. To that end, it is essential that we, Colorado SKIES Academy, ensure we are doing everything to provide a safe and secure learning environment. So, what is happening?

  1. Colorado SKIES administration has identified funds to provide for either an Arapahoe County SRO (School Resource Officer) or a private security officer from a bonded security agency to be on campus throughout the school day. To date, it is not certain if it will be full-time or three-quarters time. We will advise you of the outcome.
  2. Colorado SKIES administration is working closely with the Cherry Creek School District Security Director, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the COO of Wings Over The Rockies Exploration of Flight, and Centennial Airport to guarantee that we have a fully supported, top-notch security plan for both our modular facility as well as our permanent facility.
  3. Colorado SKIES Academy will be licensing with an agency that does sex offender background checks on all persons wishing to enter the school along with other security protocol checks. We will also be tracking every person, family, or visitor entering the school for any reason. This is a system equal to the one that is used throughout the Cherry Creek School District, just provided by a different vendor.
  4. Social-emotional supports are integral to providing a safe and secure environment. Colorado SKIES Academy has a goal to establish a Code of Ethics that promotes a policy of supporting each learner individually and being proactive in identifying what each and every learner needs in order to thrive in our productive environment. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing our Code of Ethics with parents. Early detection and support is the key to supporting learners in every way!

We are committed to providing necessary supports for each learner to grow and to thrive.  We will team with you, our families, who know our learners best, to provide a supportive environment for each learner to reach his or her fullest potential. We want your learner to soar to the skies — the Colorado SKIES!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We will be having some upcoming Parent Forums for question and answer sessions so you know how we will support and encourage your learner in a safe and secure learning environment.

Suzanne E. Acheson, M. Ed.
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.

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