Monday message 10.09.2023

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Thank you so much for your assistance in ensuring that your learner was present in school as much as possible last week for the October count! As we mentioned, the state of Colorado uses the data from last week’s attendance to determine the funding amount that each school in the state receives so it’s a really important time.

Please remember that any learner remaining at school after 3:45 p.m. will be sent to the after-school club and be charged a punch for the day. Any learners who are at CSA after 5:00 p.m. will be charged an additional punch for the day. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that our school runs smoothly and effectively.

An important reminder that all assignments for Quarter 1 are due no later than Monday, October 9th at 4 p.m. to allow facilitators adequate time for grading and posting of final grades before the quarter ends on Thursday. You will be able to see Quarter 1 grades in PowerSchool after Fall Break. Please remember that this Friday, October 13th, is a facilitator work day and there is no school for learners.

Please read the articles in this week’s message including our upcoming events for Monday’s 7th-grade Presentation of Learning, Battle for Survival: How Do We Win in Microgravity? and Wednesday’s 8th-grade Presentation of Learning, How Can We Use Aerodynamics to Pursue Our Dreams?. All families are invited to attend the POLs and hear all about the effects of zero gravity on the human body and advanced aerospace topics like rocketry!

Also, be sure to read the Quarter 2 update from Ms. Uta about the after-school cooking club on Mondays and the finalized weekly schedule for drone and flight simulator use at Exploration of Flight, starting on October 23rd.

Lastly, CSA DADS: we need your help to support our WATCH D.O.G.S. program at CSA! Please click here and learn about how you can support this amazing initiative at CSA.

In gratitude, Directors Coryell and Motley

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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“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet.” –Miyamoto Musashi