Sky Valley Education Center

September 15th, 2021 Periodic Periodical

Mark your calendars!

  • September Month of the Kindergartener
  • September 17th Constitution Day
  • September 20th ***Make sure all your paperwork is completed in Family Access***
  • September 21st first day of classes at SVEC
  • September 27th Picture Day 8:30-2:30
  • September 30th Check your student’s Overall Progress in Allie!

THIS EDITION INCLUDES:

Class Enrollment and Non-Attendance

NEW Attendance Process

September To Do List

Support for Parents & Upcoming Workshops

SBAC State Testing Make Ups for Last Year’s Test

PTA

Blood Drive Opportunities

Race and Ethnicity Data Requested

Need Help?

Playground Delayed - But On Its Way!

Requirements for Being On Campus

Picture Day

>Class Enrollment and Non-Attendance

Hello SVEC Families!

Just want to make sure everyone knows what we do in September regarding class enrollment. If a student is enrolled in a class and they don’t attend in September, we assume the enrollment is an error. Sometimes parents forget to drop a class, or don’t realize they are enrolled….

So if a student doesn't attend a class in September, we will contact you and drop the class.

That will create openings for other families, and that way your student won’t get unsatisfactory moving forward in a class they don’t mean to be in!

*NEW* Attendance Process - Extended absences ONLY

If your student(s) will be absent and will not be present for a full calendared week please call the office to excuse their absences. Just give us a call in the office at 360-804-2700 and we will excue them for you! You do NOT need call and excuse intermittent absences on a regular basis.

>September To Do List

A reminder about some tasks we need you to complete before classes start on September 21st:


  • Complete required paperwork in Family Access. -use the BLUE button below
  • Review the Orientation SlideShow if you did not attend an orientation. -use the BLUE button below
  • Connect with your student’s WSLP (written student learning plan) Consultant/Teacher and make sure your learning plan is approved. You can see who your consultant is and check the status of your learning plan by logging in to Allie. Click HERE for a direct link.
  • Attend your classes or do your weekly check in - depending on your program.


Poke around on our website.

Access Allie, Canvas, an our Facebook page, read our NEWS,

View Counselor videos, find paperwork.

>Support for Parents: Upcoming Workshops

New to Sky Valley Workshop via ZOOM- Sept 16th at 10am

Join Katie Kent on Zoom for a New-to-SVEC Parent Workshop!

● Learn about the culture of Sky Valley Education

Center

● Go over guidelines, expectations and responsibilities

for students and parents

● Find out who to ask when you have specific

questions

● Learn the best places to access information

This presentation will last about 30 minutes, followed by

a Q&A session.

Use this LINK to join the zoom!


ALLIE Workshops- Want to learn some tips and tricks? Bring your questions and we will provide support and answers.

Wednesday, October 22nd at 10:00 in Room 8

Thursday, October 23rd at 10:00 in Room 8

Wednesday, October 29th at 10:00 in Room 8

Thursday, October 30th at 10:00 in Room 8


Canvas Help for Students/Families-

Tuesday, October 21st at 11:00 in Room 8

Wednesday, October 22nd at 11:00 in Room 8

Tuesday, October 28th at 11:00 in Room 8

Wednesday, October 29th at 11:00 in Room 8


iReady Testing Information-

iReady is an assessment program that provides a Diagnostic Assessment for students in math and reading. We provide this resource as an optional tool for families.

How to Access iReady

  • Go to www.monroe.wednet.edu

  • Click on the Student tab in top right hand corner

  • Click on Clever

  • Student will be prompted to log in using their District email address and password


****Other important information regarding iReady****


Before giving the Diagnostic Assessment

  • Review this checklist before you administer the iReady Diagnostic Assessment - it includes how to prepare, motivate, and support your child during the Assessment.

  • Diagnostic Assessment is ONLY AVAILABLE from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.


After the Diagnostic Assessment

  • When your child has finished the Diagnostic Assessment please complete this Google Form and we will send you the results of the Assessment(s).

  • If you have questions about the report, please contact Amber Ortiz and she will go over the report with you (ortiza@monroe.wednet.edu).

>SBAC State Testing Make Ups for Last Year’s Test

We will be having regular state testing next spring, as we do most springs! But this past year we were unable to offer the Smarter Balanced Assessment, and we are required to offer make up testing this fall. This testing does NOT substitute for Spring 2022 testing. And we will definitely be making a big push to ask families to test in the spring.

For these make up times for this past year’s testing, we are simply making the make up testing available. The testing will be shorter, and less comprehensive, and parents will not receive as much information about their students. Students in grades 11-12 who have not yet had a chance to take the high school Smarter Balanced testing, or who did not meet standard are encouraged to sign up for these fall retakes.


More information about dates and sign ups will be released soon!

>SVEC PTA


Congratulations to our parking spot raffle winners:

Tuesday - Olli Family & Krystal Noga-Styron

Wednesday - A. Puskarcik & Catherine Van Pelt

Thursday - Olli Family & Mary Meyer

Friday - Mary Meyer & Rita Taylor


And thank you to everyone who supported our school by joining PTA during orientation or by purchasing raffle tickets!

>Blood Drive Opportunities

Bloodworks Northwest’s mission is simple: Saving lives. That’s why, especially in times like these, we’re proud to partner with them to make sure that patients in our community get the blood they need.

Join Sky Valley Education Center as we get out and donate blood as part of the Monroe Pop Up Blood Drive, October 18th and 19th at the LDS Church, 17332 Tester Rd. Book a blood donation appointment HERE. When you arrive to donate, share the SVEC code, "SVEC" to help us reach our donation goal. All donations are by appointment only. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 will be permitted onsite. All donors are required to wear a face mask during their appointment, and need photo ID.

>Race and Ethnicity Data Requested

SVEC families along with all families in Washington state public schools are going to get a request for information regarding your students’ identified race and ethnicity.

You will get the request via Family Access, so look for that letter in your email.

Please know that no individual student data is being shared, and that we are required to ask you to respond. It’s a state requirement thing, not a SVEC or Monroe thing. : )

One of the benefits of having this information is we might like to see how homeschooling and parent partnership enrollment have become more diverse, especially in the last couple of years! : )

We appreciate your help!

>Need Help? We are here for you!!!

If you have questions about anything - we are here to help!

Here are the names and contact info for some folks who can help you with…


Curriculum, library materials, tours -Katie Kent kentk@monroe.wednet.edu

Enrollment questions -Margaret Jacobs jacobsm@monroe.wednet.edu

360.804.2702

Transcripts -Kasey Schumacher schumacherk@monroe.wednet.edu

360.804.2703

Educational/Career/Social-Emotional Support & Planning

-Colin Eggers eggersc@monroe.wednet.edu 360.804.2705

& JeNell Buchanan buchananj@monroe.wednet.edu 360.804.2706

School2Go and BookShark Amber Ortiz ortiza@monroe.wednet.edu

iReady Assessment Amber Ortiz ortiza@monroe.wednet.edu

Headsprout Early Reading Program Amber Ortiz ortiza@monroe.wednet.edu

Covid requirements, restrictions -Karen Rosencrans rosencransk@monroe.wednet.edu 360.804.2709, Pexa Clark pexac@monroe.wednet.edu 360.804.2708

CANVAS -Christine Olsen olsenc@monroe.wednet.edu

Family Access -Josie Fitting fittingj@monroe.wednet.edu

User names/passwords Katie Kent in the library or -Josie Fitting

Allie- Cara McCrain mccrainc@monroe.wednet.edu


General Questions: Stop in or call our main line: 360.804.2700

>Playground Delayed - But On Its Way!

We are so sorry our playground isn’t here to start the year. The company had some supply issues and a fire in one of their warehouses. But we are back in business and are hopeful it will be installed by October - so stay tuned and look for our new playground equipment soon - rain or shine!

>Requirements for Being On Campus

Just some general reminders for all of us about what we have to do in order to be open for school! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Karen at rosencransk@monroe.wednet.edu or 360.804.2709.



  • Masks indoors for everyone ages 3 and up.
  • No masks required outdoors, but social distancing of 6 feet is required.
  • Distancing for students in classrooms is 3 feet. Everywhere else and everyONE else, is 6 feet.



We also have a detailed district-level protection plan, a campus protection plan, and cleaning protocols we are following in an effort to keep our folks safe while you are here. You can review that document HERE if you're interested!


Many surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis and PPE, including hand sanitizer and baby wipes will be available campus-wide for everyone’s use. We also have our tent outside in the courtyard for families who feel most comfortable being outside.

>Picture Day!

Dorian will be taking our photos again this year. Picture day is Monday September 27th, 8:30am-2:30pm. We also have preschuled a make up day for Thursday, November 4th, from 9am-11am. You can pre-order online at dorianstudio.com or pick up a potrait packet in the office. There will also be packets available on the day of!