The Flex Gazette

21st Century Cyber Charter School Newsletter: September 2019

Welcome Back to School!!!

A Note From Our Principals

Hello and welcome to our students and parents of 21st Century Cyber Charter School!


We are so excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year! With many new changes, staff members and a big reveal coming, we are certain that this year will be one of the best ones yet!


Having all of these changes in place and approaching, we want to make one thing clear: students & families come first; our highest priority is to provide an amazing learning environment that both challenges and engages our students from start to finish.

We would also like to say a big ‘Thank you’ and ‘Welcome back’ to all of our hardworking staff and employees! All together, we work hard to make 21CCCS a phenomenal learning opportunity. And, of course, welcome to all of our students and families joining us for the first time or returning to our school!


At 21CCCS, we strive to be available for our students and families whenever they need us. Please feel free to stop by the virtual offices if you have any questions or concerns or give us a call at the main office number (484-875-5400).


To make 2019-2020 your best school year to date, keep these strategies for success in mind:

  1. Start off positive – Everything is starting new! New slate, new tasks, new assignments, new classes! Don’t let anything in your past get you down!

  2. Get ahead early – Don’t wait until you’re behind in your classes to play ‘catch up’ - get ahead early and stay there, it will be a lot less stressful in the end!

  3. Introduce yourself early on – our teachers, school counselors, administration and staff are here to help you and want to support you anyway we can! Tell us about yourself, we want to hear about what makes you, you!


Thank you for joining 21CCCS for the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to a great year!


Mrs. Frank & Mrs. Laidlaw

New VO hours!

This year we have changed our VO hours to 7:30am-3:30pm.

Evening VO hours will be Monday -Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm
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Moodle Updates

The Instructional Systems Department (ISD) is responsible for the development and maintenance of our school's instructional technology systems. In preparation for the upcoming school year, the ISD team created a new theme for Moodle. A theme is the interface users interact with when using the Moodle Learning Management System. This new theme is more tablet and mobile responsive than ever, particularly the upgraded gradebook. Along with a new theme is a brand new course format. This is the first time the courses have been laid out in a weekly format for students. There will be simpler navigation, and much less scrolling to find information.


A new messaging system has also been implemented, where teachers can direct message students through the Moodle messaging system - and students don't need to leave the page to read the messages, they can view them on any page of the site. More gamification opportunities will also be rolled out this year, one of which will involve an app where students can create their own avatar. We're looking forward for students having a new and streamlined educational learning experience!

iPads

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We are excited to continue the rollout of iPads with grades 10-12 this year and know that you have some really fun and engaging assignments ahead of you. Your iPad has a User Guide already loaded in your Apple Books app. This book was written specifically for you as a 21CCCS student and is full of videos and directions on how to do a variety of things on your new device. Make sure you take a look through it - if you have any questions regarding your iPad, please reach out to Mrs. Michener at lmichener@21cccs.org or 484-875-5468.

Eagle Pride Program

Middle School Students

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Greetings Eagles! We are continuing our positive behavior support program, called Eagle Pride, in the middle school. We, as a school, have decided we want to recognize those students who are going above and beyond what is typically asked of them as a 21CCCS student. This program is only running in the middle school; however, we plan to roll this out to the high school in the future. Here is what we have planned for the 2019-2020 school year to recognize our Middle School Eagles:


  • Education: We will recognize all Honors students beginning with Q1 in the newsletter (students' first name and last initial will be printed for security purposes)

  • Attendance: All students without truancies each quarter will be entered in a drawing for 21CCCS Gear

    • Students without truancies all year will be placed in a drawing for a gift card

  • Growth: All students who improve their grade in a core class (Math, Science, Social Studies or Language Arts) by 5% or higher will receive an Eagle on the Rise Certificate

    • This certificate will be issued after Q2, Q3 and after Q4

  • Leadership and Engagement: Eagle Pride Ticket!!

    • Students can be recognized for going above and beyond by their teachers or staff here at 21CCCS with an Eagle Pride Ticket. The ticket will be emailed to the student and parent. Your ticket will then be placed in a drawing each month to win some 21CCCS Gear.


If you have any questions feel free to reach out to your teachers or Ms. Cooke, the Eagle Pride Coordinator. Let’s see what you've got, middle school!!!

Counselor's Corner

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Happy New School Year, 21CCCS Students and Families! We are very excited to share with you some changes and additions to our School Counseling Department. Let us introduce ourselves:

Mr. Sean Galiczynski

6th Grade Counselor & High School SOAR Counselor


Mrs. Cory Faust

7th-8th Grade Counselor & 504 Coordinator


Mrs. Sanna McCoy

9th Grade Counselor & State Testing Coordinator


Mrs. Lisa Moynihan

10th-12th Grade Counselor (Last names A-L), SAP & College Board Testing Coordinator



Ms. Ashley Cooke

10th - 12th Grade Counselor (Last names M-Z) & Homelessness & Foster Care Liaison


Mrs. Cindy Passner

Guidance Assistant aka our MVP



We are excited to work with you to help make this your best year yet! You can contact us at Guidance@21CCCS.org or you can visit us in the Guidance & Health Virtual Office Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30 pm. To learn more about our roles and how we can best serve you, please join us:


Meet the Counselors & School Nurses Night

Date: Monday, September 9th, 2019

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Guidance and Health Virtual Office

This presentation is virtual only and will be recorded for those who cannot attend.



Happy New School Year to you and yours!

~ Mrs. Faust, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Moynihan, Mr. Galicznski & Ms. Cooke

From the Health Center

Check out the following documents for what Vaccinations your children might require.

Graduation 2019

This past year 21st Century Cyber Charter School graduated 215 students!! We are so proud of them and wish them the best on their next adventure!!

Earn Money For Our School With Box Tops

No more clipping Box Tops!!! Now you can earn money for our school by scanning your receipts.

Just download the app and start scanning. More info is found here!!
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Giant A+ School Rewards

Help support our scholarships for seniors by registering your Giant Grocery card. If you have registered your card to our school you do not need to re-register.

OUR School ID#: 23969
A+ REWARDS PROGRAM RUNS 9/6/19 – 3/14/20
SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL IS EASY AS 1-2-3!
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Upcoming Events

Back To School Picnic

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Cyber Strong 5K Run/Walk



Event Date:

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Event Location

Kerr Park and Struble Trail

Park Lane, Downingtown, PA US 19335

21st Century Cyber Charter School is hosting the second-annual Cyber Strong 5K Run/Walk to provide a fun and engaging event for 21CCCS families as well as the community. This event will benefit the Chester County Food Bank and the 21CCCS scholarship program.

The Cyber Strong 5K Run/Walk will be timed, and all runners will receive bibs. Chester County Running Store will be providing timing services. Early registration costs $20 until September 23rd, $25 afterward.

For more information and register, please visit http://www.21cccs.org/5K

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Past Events

Chester County Balloon Festival June 2019

21st Century Cyber Charter School

Downingtown Location
126 Wallace Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Murrysville Location
221 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668