KNIGHTS Communication

Wednesday, April 7 - Friday, April 16 2021

Interim Principal Mr. Velez | Director Interino Sr. Velez

(Este mensaje se repite en español al final.)


Good Afternoon Vikan Commmunity,


My name is Fabricio Velez and I will be your Interim Principal through the end of the year. This is my 21st year in education. I am bilingual and bicultural. I am married and have four amazing children. Two of my core values are dignity and respect. These values are at the core of who I am and how I lead. Please know that I will do my absolute best to ensure each of our Knights is treated with dignity and respect.


When asked about transferring to Vikan for the remainder of the year, I jumped on the opportunity as I believe that Vikan's highly diverse and thriving community fits perfectly with my skill set, beliefs, and background. It is a true honor for me to serve and lead alongside such an amazing group of learners and leaders. I have come to learn right away that the Vikan staff is passionate, dedicated and driven. They are committed to continuing to give their very best to support our Knights during these challenging times.


If at any time you need to reach out, please do not hesitate to contact me at (303) 655-4051 or via email at fvelezcedeno@sd27j.net.


Knights Armor Up!


Fabricio Velez, Interim Principal


¡Buenas Tardes Comunidad Vikan!


Mi nombre es Fabricio Velez y seré su Director Interino hasta finales de este año lectivo. Este es mi año número 21 en educación. Soy bilingüe y bicultural. Estoy casado y tengo cuatro hijos increíbles. Dos de mis valores centrales son la dignidad y el respeto. Estos valores están al centro de quien soy y como lidero. Por favor sepan que haré absolutamente todo lo posible para para asegurarme de que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes sean tratados con dignidad y respeto.


Cuando me pidieron que me transfiera a Vikan por el resto del año, inmediatamente acepté pues pienso que la comunidad altamente diversa y próspera de Vikan encaja perfectamente con mis habilidades, creencias y antecedentes. Es un honor para mi servir y liderar junto a este grupo fantástico de aprendices y líderes. He aprendido casi enseguida que el personal de Vikan es apasionado, dedicado y energético. Ellos están dispuestos a continuar dando lo mejor de sí para continuar apoyando de la mejor manera a nuestros estudiantes durante estos tiempos tan difíciles.


Si en algún momento les gustaría hablarme, por favor no duden en contactarme al (303) 655-4051 o vía email a fvelezcedeno@sd27j.net.

¡Knights Armor Up!


Fabricio Velez, Director Interino

SCHEDULED EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

School Clubs Calendar link


Wednesday, April 7:

6-7 In-Person/Hybrid Students CMAS Testing


Thursday, April 8 - Friday, April 16

8th In-person/Hybrid Students Math & Science CMAS Testing


Wednesday, April 14

4:45 - 5:30pm - Art Club Party


Friday, April 16

4th Quarter Midterm Progress Report Grades


Monday Remote Students CMAS Testing

4/19 8:00 - 2:00pm - 8th grade Science

Progress Report Grades

Midterm Progress report grades will be available for parents to view on April 16th through Infinite Campus.

If you do not have an account set up on IC, please contact our front office at 303-655-4050 and request your personal GUID number to create your account.

You my also email Elva Olilvas at elvaolivas@sd27j.net or Alexandra Covarrubias at acovarrubias1@sd27j.net.

CMAS Testing Update

Our first week of CMAS testing has been successful! Thank you so much for ensuring your child(ren) were present and prepared for testing. Sixth and seventh graders have finished required testing and we will begin testing eighth-graders in Math and Science on Thursday 4/8.


Full remote 8th-grade students will be testing Science on Monday, April 19th. Please arrive at 8 am through the North entry doors (off of the dirt lot). Testing will begin promptly and will finish at 2 pm. Please ensure that your child has adequate transportation, supervision will be limited after 2:15 pm.


Makeup Testing:

We will continue to complete make-up testing for 6th and 7th-grade students over the next few days in person.


Full Remote 6th and 7th graders who were not able to attend on Monday, are asked to attend on Monday, April 19th.


6th- 8am-2pm (Math)

7th- 8am-4pm (ELA)

8th- 8am-2pm (Science)


**Breakfast and a bagged lunch will be available for students on testing days. If you do not wish to have a free bagged lunch from the cafeteria, please bring your own.

If your students will be having breakfast at school please make sure they are at school by 9:40 am.


During testing dates, all students must have a fully charged Chromebook and Chromebook charger-- including full remote students. If your student is having issues with their Chromebook have them submit a Chromebook Help Ticket as soon as possible.


One provision of HB121 and its federal waiver allows parents of students enrolled in a grade for which administration of the English Language Arts or Math assessment is suspended to request for their student to participate in the English Language Arts or Math assessment. For information on opting your child IN for additional subject area tests CLICK HERE


If you do not want your child to participate in state testing for the 20-21 school year, please email our Assistant Principal Dr. Landry at clandry@sd27j.net.

Vikan Library Needs Your Help

We have the majority of our books weeded through and back up on shelves in a bookstore format--by genre. Students will easily be able to find books they are loving to read through : realistic fiction; fantasy; dystopia; etc. Non-fiction books have been weeded through and organized as well. Furniture is beginning to be organized in order to create the bookstore "hang out" vibe we are looking for.

The help we are looking for is support with updating and recovering our cushions for our wood furniture seating. The table set has been given new life with some sanding and pretty paint which is requiring an update on our cushions as well.

Here are a couple of pics of our current cushions. If any of you possess a skill set on reupholstering and you have ideas and/or advice for us, please reach out to kwesterman@sd27j.net. We would greatly appreciate it!

Vaccine options for you and your loved ones

Dear Families, starting Friday, April 2nd, vaccinations will open to ALL Coloradans 16 years and older! Our COVID-19 testing partner COVIDCheck Colorado, is also working on vaccination access. In partnership with Centura Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the office of Gov. Jared Polis, COVIDCheck is operating three mass vaccination sites and a number of smaller sites.

These three mass vaccination sites are in Commerce City (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022), Colorado Springs (Broadmoor World Arena at 3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) and Pueblo (Colorado State Fairgrounds at 1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004). These sites will be open 9am to 5pm Sundays through Wednesdays by appointment and depending on the vaccine supply.

To find a location near you and to make an appointment, go to https://tinyurl.com/colocovidvax.

COVID-19 vaccines are FREE, and do not require health insurance. To learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, including a list of what activities you can resume when fully vaccinated, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.