Skagit Academy

January 25, 2021

NO ZOOM CLASSES THIS WEEK - WEEK #1 HOMEWORK and STAR TESTING INSTEAD!

This week is our beginning of the semester 'Work Week' with no Zoom classes. All students should be working on homework that was posted for Week #1 (see Google Classroom).


As part of the 'Work Week' all students should take both the math and reading STAR tests. The following are the directions for how to carry them out at home, and you can refer to the email sent by Kerri on Monday, January 25 for full directions.


· Website to STAR (THIS IS A NEW WEBSITE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE OLD ONE): https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/296154

· Renaissance ID: MVSD53QG

· Choose: I'm a Student

· Please use the same sign-in information as you use to access your account in Google. The username is your email, and your password is your student ID. Use the following information to access the tests for your student(s).

· Username: email without the "@students.mvsd320.org" (grade year, first four letters of first name, complete last name)

· Password: Student ID #

· Choose box: STAR Reading (-OR- for kindergarten students ONLY, choose STAR Early Literacy)

· There will be a box come up that asks “Are you inside your school?” Answer: No

· Choose Your Class: Skagit Academy STAR, Skagit Academy STAR 2020-2021 School Year [NOTE: YOU MUST choose this class only. The assessment will not work with any other class chosen.]

· Monitor password: parentmonitor1

· Press the START button

· The practice test will begin. This part of the test makes sure students are able to read and click on answers. It will not be part of the main test.

· Once the practice test is finished, the main test will start.

· Repeat the whole process to complete the STAR Math assessment. Each test takes about 20-30 minutes.


Thank you for following the assessment guidelines referred to in the email sent by Kerri, and for completing the assessments by Friday, January 29. Please DO NOT hesitate to contact Denelle DeVries if you need assistance, ddevries@mvsd320.org, (360) 770-7636.

Homework Turn-In Day and Time for 2nd Semester: Fridays at 11:59 PM

There will be a homework collection time change for 2nd semester. All homework will still be released at 9:00 AM on Friday morning, but will be collected at 11:59 PM (instead of 3:00 PM).


*You can always submit your work early (before or at 3:00 PM) if you would prefer!

Dates to Remember

* January 25 * No School - Semester Break


* January 26-29 * Second-semester begins with our "Work Week" (No Zoom classes or Lunch Bunch. Complete weekly classwork plan and winter STAR assessments)


* February 15 * No School - Presidents' Day


* March 11 * Last day to submit a Remote Purchase Request for Learning Center students


* March 12 * No School


* April 5-9 * No School - Spring Break

Skagit Academy Connection Opportunities - Click below to attend

Mondays at 10:00 * MS Math Math Study Lab https://zoom.us/my/marker

Mondays at 11:00 * Story Time with Miss Ann https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839277267

Mondays at 11:00 * RS Prep (1st+3rd Fridays) https://us02web.zoom.us/my/mskatrinasroom

Mondays at 11:00 * Hot Chocolate Chat (grades 5+) https://zoom.us/my/mrs.mcgehee

Mondays at 12:00 * Lunch Bunch https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84624879782

Mondays at 12:45 * Grade 5 Math Study Lab https://zoom.us/my/marker

Mondays at 1:00 * 7-12 Student Discussion https://us02web.zoom.us/my/mskatrinasroom

Mondays at 2:00 * Grade 6 Math Study Lab https://zoom.us/my/marker

Tuesdays at 12:00 * Lunch Bunch https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84624879782

Tuesdays at 1:00 * RAVENS Bingo https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3599313498

Tuesdays at 2:00 * 5-12 Prep/Academy Advisory (see advising pages for links)

Tuesdays at 4:00 * HS Alg 2/Precalc Math Study Lab https://us02web.zoom.us/my/mrpasimio

Wednesdays at 12:00 * Lunch Bunch https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84624879782

Wednesdays at 2:00 * HS Alg/Geom Math Study Lab https://us02web.zoom.us/my/mrpasimio

Thursdays at 12:00 * Lunch Bunch https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84624879782

Fridays at 10:00 * Choice Board Show & Tell https://zoom.us/j/5581730072