` Monday Message - May 24, 2021 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 05.24.2021

Colorado SKIES Academy learners Presentation of Learning

Greetings, Colorado SKIES Academy Families!

The end of the year is approaching fast! All schoolwork should have been turned in, and facilitators are finalizing grades. Our final school day will be May 27, with an early release time of 1:00 PM. Thank you for all your hard work and support over the last year.

Please ensure that your learners have turned in electronic devices, including Chromebooks and chargers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

Field Day May 26

All 6th and 7th graders will have an end-of-the-year Field Day Celebration in the school parking lot. Mr. B and Mr. Harman are planning a lot of fun activities for the day. All learners should be prepared to be outside, so please bring your own water bottles and sunscreen. The school has secured a Kona Ice truck for the event, and every learner will receive one Kona Ice; additional ones can be purchased for $5 each.

MAP Assessments

Thank you to all of our learners who completed the final spring MAP assessments. Any learners who have yet to complete them will do makeup tests throughout the final week. This is our learners’ data, so we hope they try their best. It is also valuable information for our facilitators on how well they are facilitating their learning. Any 8th grader unable to finish the testing last week may complete the testing on Monday, May, 24. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Learner MAP data results will be finalized and given to all learners who took it this spring on the final day of school, May 27, 2021. Any 8th graders or other learners who are absent can come in to collect theirs, or they will be physically mailed over the summer.

Reports of Progress

Reports of Progress will be available for family viewing in PowerSchool on June 2. There will be no printed Reports of Progress.

Summer Opportunities

As we end the year, we are looking forward to the future. Please read on for some important upcoming opportunities for the summer.

Summer Camps & Programs at Wings Over the Rockies

Drone Soccer is an official event at the Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs. Drone Soccer Training Camps take place at the Exploration of Flight campus beginning in June for ages 12-17. The cost is $300, or $485 with the purchase of discounted equipment to keep and practice with. The weeklong camp is Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Click here for more info and to register.

Pre Flight Girls Summer Camp

PreFlight is a 501c3 nonprofit in Centennial, Colorado, that provides a six-day aviation camp and mentorship program for girls ages 11-14.

  • Location: Colorado SKIES Academy
  • Day camp: 6 days, Monday-Saturday
  • Age limit: 11 to 14 (e-mail info@preflightcamp.com if you have a camper under or over age; they try to include everyone who would like to come!)
  • Dates and rates: July 26-31, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, with before- and after-camp care available; $450 base tuition, $50 for before camp care (Monday-Saturday) and $40 for after-camp care (Monday-Friday). Partial and full scholarships available based on demonstrated need.

Click here for more info and to register.

CSA Registration

Families new to CSA, please contact Bri Jones in the office at bri.jones@csacs.org to complete registration for the 2021-22 school year.

Returning families, please look for an email invitation in July to update your information in PowerSchools.

Save the Dates

  • August 9: Orientation for New Incoming Learners, 1:00 PM
  • August 12: Welcome Back Party, 3:00- 6:00 PM
  • August 16: First Day of School

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Joshua Rau
Interim 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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