Skagit Academy Tuesday Talk

October 26, 2021 - Week 8

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ASSESSMENT WEEK! OCT 26-29

ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE:

AC grades 7-9

(No 10th grade)

TODAY 10:15am - Math


AC grades 9 only

TODAY 12:15pm - Science


LC, PREP, SYN grades 4-8

Wed, Oct 27, 10:15am - Math


LC, PREP, SYN grade 6 only

Wed, Oct 27, 12:15pm - Science


LC, PREP, SYN grades 4-8

Thu, Oct 28, 10:15am - ELA


AC grades 7-9

(No 10th grade)

Fri, Oct 29 10:15am - ELA


GRADES 11 & 12:

Refer to your email that Ms. Katrina sent last week for your assessment sessions.


ASSESSMENT DETAILS:

  • Be on time for your scheduled time(s)
  • Lunch 11:45am-12:15pm
  • Pick up at 11:45am (If NOT staying for lunch)
  • Pick up at 12:15pm (If staying for lunch)
  • Pick up from afternoon Science assessments is 1:30pm
  • Students will need to remain in test session for the duration of the timeframe (even if finished early)


BRING:

  • A water bottle
  • Headphones/earbuds (if you would like to use your own, blue tooth will not work. SA will provide if needed)
  • Something quiet to do if finished early (students will not be allowed to use a cellular device for this)


LUNCH AVAILABLE:

Students can order on all days Tuesday through Friday, even if students are not staying for the whole day. Refer to lunch ordering process below.


ONSITE CLASSES CANCELED FOR THE WEEK:

  • ALL students grades 4-9 and 11/12 WILL BE ONSITE for assessments only.
  • No onsite classes or assessments for students in Kindergarten - 3rd, and 10th grade.
  • No regularly scheduled classes for all students (except for Musical Drama)


ONLY ONE ONSITE CLASS WILL BE IN SESSION:

Musical Drama on Thursday, October 28, 8:30-10:30am

Assessment make-up sessions- November 1, 3 & 4

If you miss one of your assessment sessions and need to make it up, please contact Ms. Denelle (ddevries@mvsd320.org) to schedule a make-up session. Students are able to make up 2 tests in one session if needed, or schedule to come at separate times as well.


Monday, November 1, 9:00am, Main Rm. 3 (Jana McGehee)

Wednesday, November 3, 9:00am, Main Rm 3 (Denelle DeVries)

Thursday, November 4, 9:00am, Portable 1 (Brigitta Walker)

HEALTHY YOUTH SURVEY FOR GRADES 9-12 - November 5th

We will be administering the Health Youth Survey on Friday, November 5, 2021 to all students in grades 9-12.


*Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2021. *The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

*Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. Most schools will be administering the survey online this year. No privacy issues were identified in the E-survey pilot conducted in 2019. This year, schools and districts are being instructed to disable any recording, keystroke tracking, and video capture software on school-issued devices used to take the survey. They are also going to instruct students to do the same on personal devices used to take the survey before they begin. If you use any software to monitor the device your student will use to take the survey, please turn it off before they begin to ensure their honest participation.

*If you would like to opt out your student, please contact kjohnston@mvsd320.org or kbrooks@mvsd320.org.

*Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey by viewing the letter below.

7-12 Required Advising During Flex: Students Will Attend Tuesdays and Fridays

7-12 Students will now attend advising on Tuesdays and Fridays during Flex.

*All students should be in attendance in advisory.

*Advisors will be meeting 1x1 with students to check-in about how things are going and to discuss progress.

*Students will be working on High School and Beyond planning and socio-emotional learning.

*High school students receive credit for this class and will earn a pass/fail grade

MASKS ARE A MUST!

Hello families,


We are so excited to be back on campus for in-person teaching and learning. Let's make every effort to keep it this way! Proper mask-wearing is an essential part of keeping our school doors open and being able to continue to remain in person.


Please speak with your students and remind them that masks must:

  • Be worn when on campus-

    • Masks should be well-fitted, and fully cover the nose and mouth at all times in classrooms

      • Students will be allowed mask breaks upon request

      • Students will be allowed to remove masks during lunch when seated 6 feet apart for 10-15 minutes

  • Be a cloth 2 ply or a medical mask-

    • No mesh masks


We ask that you and your students take these guidelines seriously. Any student who repeatedly cannot or will not wear a mask that complies with the state mask mandate will be sent home.


Masks should:

  • Be two or more layers
  • Fit snugly against the face, without gaps
  • Have a nose wire to fit around in order to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask
  • Completely cover nose and mouth


Please contact Skagit Academy Staff if you need assistance in finding a well-fitting mask.