Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

December Edition

A note from Associate Principal, Mrs. Pethtel

Hello SSAE families,

The holiday season is upon us, with no sign of snow quite yet! We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and that students are ready to put everything they have into completing the 1st semester successfully. Our staff and student council surprised the middle and high school students this week with what we call an Amnesty Day, in which students were given the opportunity to check in with their teachers and were given small goals and time to work on missing schoolwork while in the building. Students were rewarded for being on target in their classes as well as working hard during the day. Students earned prizes and an opportunity to attend a movie in the afternoon if they were on track and passing their classes. It was such a fun time to celebrate the hard work our students have put in this semester! There is still work to be done, and the deadline for all middle and high school work needs to be completed and turned in by December 17th at 8:00 am. All classes are scheduled to be completed by December 10th. Students who have completed and passed their courses will not attend school the week of December 13th. Students who are not passing will be required to attend school for support with their teachers during the week of December 13th-16th. There will not be any school for students on December 17th. Please see the attached letter about the end of the first semester for more details. Please reach out to your student’s teachers for questions or how to support your child’s success for the end of this first semester. We are very proud of our students and their academic success this semester! We hope your families have a wonderful break and enjoy the holidays!

Thank you for your continued support,

Amanda Pethtel

Associate Principal

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence



An important letter from our Admin Staff.


Snow Day/2-hour Delay Information

Campus Families,

Good Morning. I wasn't sure when or if we would need to send out this email because Colorado weather has been so mild this year. Due to some changes at the district level, we have refined our campus's Inclement Weather Policies. The policy is updated for both SSAE and PPEC and is located on each school's website. I have included links for families to review and bookmark if we shift in our weather patterns and start acting more like Colorado weather.

SSAE Inclement Weather Link

PPEC Inclement Weather Link

Additionally, as colder weather approaches, be aware that the earliest we will guarantee a licensed staff will be on campus is 7:15 am. Please know that we never leave students out in the cold, but occasionally we have off-campus meetings, and there may not be someone on campus until 7:15. I am an early riser, so it is rarely an issue. We usually have licensed staff on campus before 7:15 am. Our custodians and hourly employees, such as secretarial, health care, and support coaches, cannot supervise students without licensed staff on campus. Thank you for understanding and being proactive to ensure that all students are safe every morning. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day.


Spotlight Yeti of the Month Nominations for November

We are pleased to announce an outstanding list of student nominees for our campus Yeti of the Month for November. The following students have received nominations for Yeti of the Month through their peers and/or teachers. Please join us in recognizing these outstanding nominees. Nominees, you are making a difference, and your fellow classmates and teachers have taken notice! Thank you for all the positive things you are doing for The Campus. Keep up the fantastic work! We are very proud of you and all of your achievements! Whether you receive the official title or not, your nomination means a great deal and means you are already on the path to greatness.

Anderson, Dakota ~ Chumbley, David ~ Herman, Sydney ~ Noble, Nick ~ Stergius, Erin ~ Austin, Luke ~ Cross, Ava ~ Howard, Caydon ~ Owens, Ella Moon ~ Sullivan, Elle ~ Becker, Blaise ~ Darwish, Soze ~ Jackson, Mackenzie ~ Parmelee, Amber ~ Sweat, Ben ~ Berry, Sam ~ Ellis, Syndi ~ Kramer, Jillian ~ Pramberg, Nicolas ~ Tibbetts, Kale ~ Brooks, Anicah

Greathouse, Kendra ~ Lee, Adam ~ Reyes, Xander ~ Valdez, Kaley ~ Chapman, Aubrey ~ Gue, Emily ~ Less, Kadence ~ Selvig, Quinlan ~ Wixom, Joshua (teacher) ~ Chapman, Brynn ~ Hamilton, Emma ~ Motes, Phoenix ~ Stapleton, Kira

To learn which of these amazing Yetis received the official title, “Yeti of the Month for November,” please read The High School Happenings Newsletter coming soon…


Springs Studio Signing Day!

Springs Studio held our first Signing Day ceremony to celebrate three athletes who have signed with colleges across the country. Island Doty will play volleyball for Long Beach State University. Sydney McKenzie will swim for the University of Wyoming. Grace Yoder will play volleyball for Northeastern Junior College.

Congratulations and good luck with your college careers!


The Campus Toy Drive

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The building will be closed for Winter Break from December 20th - January 4th.

We have a Professional Development day on January 5th for teachers. Students will return to school on January 6th.


Middle School Pizza with the Principal

Students please sign up here.

High School Pizza with the Principals

We want to offer an opportunity for students to meet in a small group with the Campus Principals, Mrs. Kolhouse (PPEC) and Mrs. Pethtel (SSAE), to share their experiences and help shape and refine the climate and culture of "The Campus." 

Coffee with the Principals

Parents don't forget to sign up if you would like to join us! Click here to sign up.

Springs Studio Calendar of Events

Be sure to check back here regularly, as we are always adding events to the calendar