Crater Lake Academy
HS Newsletter - February 2023
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Message from the Principal
Hello CLA Families,
This is a very exciting time of year! As we move into February, CLA High School is ready to take on the new challenges of 2nd Semester. Our students are experiencing the pride of a job well done as they just concluded 1st Semester and earned more credits toward graduation on their transcripts. Knowing that hard work pays off provides students with confidence and propels them toward the next challenge. New courses, new responsibilities, new activities, and new challenges. Witnessing this growth in students is the most rewarding part of the job!
Did you know? We have students utilizing our flexible model to tackle new challenges this semester in college courses at RCC and KCC, participating in sports (wrestling, basketball, dance, and cheer), taking extended electives at EPHS, working part-time jobs, and planning for their futures. All of this is in addition to their CLA coursework.
I am proud of our students at CLA, and thankful for the opportunity to witness their determination as they achieve new challenges this semester. Parents, thank you for your continued support.
All the best,
- February 2 ~ College & Career Day
- February 6-7 ~ MAPS Benchmark Testing (Reading)
- February 7 ~ Pathways Program Parent Night @ 6:00
- February 13 ~ CIP Team Meeting @ 5:00pm @ HS Campus
- February 14 ~ Valentine's Day
- February 20 ~ President's Day (NO SCHOOL)
- February 20 ~ OIT Tour
- February 22 ~ PTO Meeting @ 2:15pm
- February 23 ~ HS Assembly @ 9:15
- February 6, 13, 27 ~ SpEd Parent Nights w/ EPSD
- March 1 ~ PTO Meeting @ 2:15-3:15pm
- March 2 ~ College & Career Day
- March 15 ~ Armed Forces Expo @ Kingsley Field
- March 21 ~ Navigating High School @ 6:00
- March 22-23 ~ Spring Conferences
- March 24-April 2nd ~ Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
CLA SWAG Store is Back! February 1st -17th
College & Career Day - February 2nd
MAPS Testing - February 6-7
Winter benchmarking will continue. At CLAHS, we use the data collected from these tests to show and celebrate the growth your student is showing in Math and Reading. This is not a high-stakes test, but a chance for students to show what they know and see how they are growing! Please encourage your student to do their best. We will share the growth from Fall and Winter benchmarking at Spring Conferences.
We will conduct Winter MAPS testing during Advisory on the following dates:
9th and 11th Grade
- Monday, February 6th (Reading)
10th and 12th Grade
- Tuesday, February 7th (Reading).
This is REQUIRED for all students. For students who attend the minimum 30-minute Advisory meeting, they should prepare to be on campus on their advisory day for the duration of one test per week (approximately 1 hour). We will have a modified direct instruction schedule on these days to accommodate testing.
Pathways Parent Night for Spring Term - February 9th
What is the Pathway program at CLA?
The goal at CLA is that every kid graduates plus. That plus means they leave high school with the skills to take the next step on their journey. Whether that means they are off to a 4 or 2 year degree, go to a trade school, an apprenticeship, the military, or go directly into the workforce. CLA is committed to ensuring all students have the necessary skills for their next steps.
OSAC Scholarship Application Early Bird Deadline - February 15th
The OSAC Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching! Check out our website for more information: www.OregonStudentAid.Gov. Students who submit an error-free OSAC Scholarship Application by February 15, 2023 at 5pm PST will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $1,000 Early Bird scholarships. The final deadline is March 1, 2023 at 5pm PST. The OSAC Scholarship Application provides Oregon students one easy application to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. Students can explore over 600 scholarships. If you need help, OSAC is hosting several upcoming webinars and drop-in sessions.
OIT Tour - February 20th
Join Mrs. Curry for a tour of the Oregon Institute of Technology on February 20th. Students will find a link to sign up in their Advisory Announcements.
PTO Meeting - February 22nd
Join CLA PTO on February 22nd @ 2:15 (K-8 Campus)
SpEd Parent Nights w/EPSD - 6th, 13th, 27th
Armed Forces Expo @ Kingsley Field - March 15th
Students of the Month
Senior Seminar Presentations - January 19-20
The Class of 2023 presented their Senior Projects before a panel of judges comprised of CLA staff and community members. As a graduation requirement, Seniors must complete the course, connect with a mentor, complete volunteer hours, write a research paper, and present their project to the panel. Our Seniors worked diligently to complete these projects and it showed! These presentations were AMAZING! Way to go Class of 2023! Another Grad requirement down!
School Choice Week- January 23-26
Overall CLA High school attendance rate is 89.39%.
The class with the best attendance....9th Grade WINS again! 94.19%
College & Career
Is your child heading down the road to college, or a trade school? One of the most important steps is to complete the Free application for Federal Aid. Even if you believe that you will not qualify for aid, it is necessary to complete the process before we can apply for scholarships. Mrs. Curry is available for help with the FAFSA and with finding scholarships to help ease the financial burden.
OASBO's Promising Futures Student Scholarship
The Promising Futures Scholarship Program was created to help Oregon students interested in majors compatible with school business finance professions obtain a post-secondary education.
The OSAC Scholarship Application provides current and future Oregon students one easy application to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. OSAC awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually through more than 600 scholarships.
The 2023-24 application for the INCIGHT Scholarship for students experiencing disabilities who are pursuing 2 or 4 year colleges, trade school or certificate programs. Please let students and families know that the INCIGHT Scholarship is designed for students from Oregon, Washington and California with any disability.
Girls Who Code - Summer Programs for High School
Is your student interested in Student Leadership? The Leadership Team plans events, runs monthly assemblies, and builds CLA culture. Please have your student contact Mrs. Curry if they are interested.
This year, Will is kicking off a new group at CLA called Distinguished Gentlemen. "Will is passionate about helping young men incorporate their families into the journey called life. The Distinguished Gentlemen Initiative exists to partner with parents and community leaders to get the best from our young men. We recognize as an entity; young men are faced with odds that are not insurmountable but are certainly challenging. We are hoping that these young men become ambassadors during this series."
Distinguished Gentlemen will meet at lunch on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month for the duration of the school year. Students who choose to join will participate in small group discussions ranging from "The Value of Enlightenment" to "Having Difficult Conversations."
ATHLETICS AND CLUBS
This is a free clinic. Please contact Mr. Harrington for more details on the clinic or to get involved in Boys Volleyball. email@example.com
* As part of CLA's associate membership with OSAA, CLA students will compete in co-curricular activities with the school district they physically reside in, not necessarily Eagle Point School District 9.
For students who live within the Eagle Point School District, please visit the EPHS Athletic Website to find important dates and information. CLICK HERE Please contact Mr. Pogue or Mr. McNulty from EPHS with any questions.
*EPHS Athletic Attendance Policy: All athletes participating with Eagle Point School District are required to meet daily attendance requirements to participate in that day's practice.
For Students Who Reside Outside Of Eagle Point:
North Medford High School Athletics
South Medford High School Athletics
Butte Falls Charter School Athletics
Prospect Charter School Athletics
Grants Pass High School Athletics
Parent support is invaluable! Although they may not always act like it, your high school student needs you now more than ever. CLA wants to help you keep that connection. Parents have found great success using the Canvas Parent App and the Crater Lake Academy App.
Canvas Parent App
We encourage our parents to download the Canvas Parent App to stay connected to student assignments, grades, and announcements.
- Download "Canvas Parent"
- Find My School - Search for "Crater Lake Charter Academy - Parent"
- Enter your personal information to create login
- Enter "Student Pairing Code" - Contact the Front Office to get this code
For more information, you may watch "Canvas LMS for Parents."
Crater Lake Academy App
- View upcoming events and social media posts.
- Users can add an event to their calendar to share with friends and family with one tap.
- Receive custom notifications to ensure you do not miss a message.
- View the Live Feed to access student celebrations and school-wide reminders.
- Connect with Staff
CLA's Parent Teacher Organization meets monthly to plan student and community events and fundraisers. Look for more details in the September newsletter.
- School Opens at 8:30 AM
- Breakfast at 8:45 AM
- Class begins (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at 9:10
- School Dismissal
- 2:45 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
- 1:45 PM (Wednesday)
- Friday (Learning Center by appointment only)- Fridays will be dedicated to asynchronous (work from home) time and scheduled interventions on campus. Oregon Department of Education requires students to work Monday through Friday within their coursework. Attendance will be taken on Friday based on the Canvas Advisory Attendance assignment and completing assigned work.
**Students are required to have ACADEMIC PROGRESS (work submitted daily) and COMMUNICATION (Advisory Attendance assignment) every day for daily attendance.**
To receive attendance credit, CLAHS Students must:
- Attend their Advisory session in-person each week.
- Complete the Daily Attendance Check-In assignment in their Canvas Advisory course, Monday through Friday.
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOUR STUDENT IS SICK OR UNABLE TO COMPLETE COURSEWORK.
CLAHS Learning Center Schedule
Monday and Wednesday
9th/11th Grade Direct Instruction
10th/12th Grade Independent Learning
Tuesday and Thursday
10th/12th Grade Direct Instruction
9th/11th Grade Independent Learning
*Students must participate in their grade-level instructional program when on campus.