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Cyber Academy of South Carolina

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This Edition

K12 Art Contest

K12 Clubs


Blue Shirt Day

Counseling Corner

Community Corner

Tech Tips

New Heron Herald

Learning Coach University

Family Resource Coordinator

PTSO Information

*Make sure to check back as information will be updated throughout the month*

Dates to write down

October 3rd- National Blue Shirt Day

October 10th- No School

October 11th- Bullying Awareness Presentations

October 20th- Red Ribbon Kick off Assembly

October 25th Learning Coach University @ Noon

October 24-31- Red Ribbon Week

November 8th- No School

November 9-11 PSO Outings

November 23-25th- Thanksgiving Break

December 21st- January 4th- Winter Break

January 22-28th- National School Choice Week

K12 is calling all artists to step up to the drawing board and enter our 11th Annual Art Contest! Create and submit a piece of art using the theme “What will you be?”, and show off your artistic talents! Click here to enter.

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Want to Win a Trip to Peru?

Students in Grades 6-12 this contest is for you.

The Atlantic Institute will distribute a total of 60 awards: 10 Each category (Art, Essay) at each level (Middle, High), 5 awards for the first place through fifth place students' sponsoring teacher.

· Awards per each category (Art Middle, Art High, Essay Middle, and Essay High)

o 1st Place: Trip to Peru* and$200Gift Card

o 2nd Place: Trip to Peru* and $150 Gift Card

o 3rd Place: Trip to Peru* and $100 Gift Card

o 4th Place: $50Gift Card for Student

o 5th Place: $35Gift Card for Student

o 6th through 10th Places: $25Gift Card for Students

Check out the link below for more information!

K12 Clubs

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K12 offers a variety of student clubs where like-minded students can share their areas of interest. These clubs are offered typically two times a month, and last one hour. Browse our 2016–2017 club listings by clicking here, and register for your favorite clubs today!


PSAT- 10th and 11th Grade students who signed up to take the PSAT/NMSQT should have received emails this week to confirm their test site location and time from Testing Nirvana. Make sure you have confirmed your test site information.

CogAT-Iowa testing for 2nd grade students in coming up on October 26-27. Confirmation emails will be coming soon, so be looking for these in your inbox.

Learning Labs

Learning Labs are a wonderful way for students to connect with teachers and other students. Make sure to check out the Cyber Academy of South Carolina Learning Labs.

Blue Shirt Day

Come Join the Fun and Be a Part of the National Blue Shirt Day! Let's Stand Up Against Bullying!

Who: CASC students and staff

What: Send us your pictures on Monday wearing blue! Email your pictures to Mrs. Yarborough! (byarborough@cyberacademysc.org) or upload to our Facebook Page- Cyber Academy of South Carolina

When: Monday, October 3, 2016.

Why is Blue Shirt Day Important?

Blue Shirt Day is an easy platform that reinforces the positive both to the victim and bystander. It says to the bully, "No!" We are standing together, and we are strong.

Yes, it is symbolic, but victims, need to know others around them care. It lowers stress, and it raises the opportunity to reach out for help without fear.

National Website

Click on the National Website to learn more:


Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention | STOMP ...


Together we can prevent bullying! Go Blue on Monday, October 5, 2015 in support of Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention!

Sponsored by your CASC Beta Club

Counseling Corner

Bullying Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. The CASC school counseling department will be presenting lessons on bulling for all students! The times and dates are below. Look for the link in your Class Connect schedule! Join us and help

K5-2nd Grades: October 11 at 8:30 a.m.

3rd-5th Grades: October 11 at 9:30 a.m.

6th-8th Grades: October 11 at 9:00 a.m.

9th-12th Grades: October 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week

October 25-31 is Red Ribbon Week! This year’s theme is YOLO. Be Drug Free. CASC will have an All School Assembly on Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 to kick off Red Ribbon Week! Come learn about your Spirit Week activities and learn how you can pledge to be drug free! We will also talk about the risks of using drugs and alcohol.

Our 6th through 12th grade students will have the opportunity to attend a 30 minute session to learn more about the risks of using alcohol or drugs.

The sessions for 6th-8th graders will be at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 26, and 27. The 9th-12th grade students will have their sessions at 11:00 a.m. on October 25, 26, and 27. We hope to see you there!

Individual Graduation Plans

Attention 9th-12th grade students! The counseling department will be setting up Individual Graduation Plan meetings with all of our students this year! These meetings are required and we will look at your progress towards graduation with high school classes, discuss your goals for life after high school, and provide you with resources to help you meet those goals!

These IGP meetings will take place throughout the school year. Keep an eye on your email for your date and time! Mrs. Kountz will begin meeting with all seniors first, then juniors and seniors. Mrs. Yarborough will begin meeting with the juniors assigned to her first, then sophomores and freshman.

Community Corner

This is an area where we can offer events that are happening around the state. These events are not staffed by CASC but a wonderful opportunity for students. These sessions are not necessarly free so please research to find out more information about the programs offered. Do you have any that you would like to add? Please send them to jpoor@k12.com


Ruth Patrick Science Education Center- University of South Carolina Aiken- Homeschool Monday beginning Spring 2017


The Charleston Museum- Homeschool History Days

SC Aquarium- Homeschool Explorers Club


Edventure: Homeschool Fridays

South Carolina Relic Room and Military Museum- Homeschool Fridays

State Museum- Homeschool Admission as well as Homeschool Thursdays

Riverbanks Homeschool Mondays



Greenville Zoo- Homeschool Programs

YMCA Home School Adventure Day- October 18th

Roper Mountain Science Center- RMSCHS

Swamp Rabbit Educational Day- November 3rd. Must sign up by October 3rd

Up Country History Museum- Homeschool Days

Myrtle Beach

Brookgreen Gardens' combination of art, history, and zoo touches the heart and teaches the mind.

Myrtle Beach State Park- Great place to go for a walk!

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach: Homeschool Groups

Rock Hill/ Fort Mill

Anne Springs Close Greenville- Nature Explorers Homeschool



Downtown YMCA- Cotton Wood Trail and Rail Trail.

Milliken Park is always nice for feeding the ducks and spending some time outdoors.

Hatchers Garden -There are a lot of areas to have a picnic lunch.

Cleveland Park is also very nice. There are walking trails, a play ground

Tech Tips

New Email system- replacement of previous Kmail system

To learn more information about our Kmail to Email switch please view the following video.
Link for more information about Email switch.

Setting up an account in Gmail to use for CASC Mail

My info and Dashboard Support for LC and Student Accounts

Please click on the video below for additional support for how to navigate the Landing page for LCs and Students.

Learning Coach University

K12 Learning Coach University™ was created to support the Learning Coaches who guide the schooling of their children at home. Online classes provide a clearer understanding of the developmental process of learning as well as effective strategies and resources to use at home to help every child succeed. Click here to view the October sessions.

Family Resource Coordinator

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PTSO Recording

Did you miss our first PTSO meeting? Here is a recording from the meeting-

PTSO Wants to Hear From You

PTSO Update

As we begin the very first year of our PTSO we are asking for donations to help get the organization off the ground. No donation is too small. We appreciate every family's support as we begin working towards our goals. If you would like to donate more than money we'd also love to hear from you! Thank you to everyone for all that you do for the students and our school! Let's make CASC PTSO amazing this year!

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

The Cyber Academy of South Carlina is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for South Carolina students in grades K-11. Learn more at casc.k12.com/

Academic Calendar

Is there a teacher or student that has made a difference to you during your time at Cyber Academy? Give them a Heron Shout-Out! tinyurl/cascshoutout