GVP Family News
February 7, 2022
A Note From the Principal
Thank you for your understanding regarding our need to switch to remote learning last week. These decisions are not taken lightly and were made with your scholar's safety in mind.
We are excited to be bringing back our annual Black History Month program this year. Each scholar in grades 2-8 will be completing a research project at home that will be on display during our annual program. Additional information can be found below.
As a reminder, homework packets go home each Monday and are due back on Friday. These packets are taken for a grade in math, reading, and writing.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." --Malcom X
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Congratulations Principal Carrion
Congratulations Mr. Carrion! We are excited to see how this fellowship transforms our school community as we build for successful future at GVP.
Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, GVP scholars in 2nd-8th grade will research, create, display, and celebrate influential African-Americans and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
All project displays are to be presented on a tri-fold poster board (science fair board). Encourage your scholar to be creative with their project and include the attached recommendations and guiding questions when creating their boards. All boards will be displayed at our annual Black History Month program. A scholar will be selected and honored from each grade level with the poster board that celebrates our black history the best!
This posters will be on display for our annual Black History program on February 28.
Black History Speaker Series
This week, saxophonist Louis Fouche and executive producer of the Apollo Kamilah Forbes will be joining us to inspire our learners.
The IREAD-3 testing window opens on March 7, 2022. Our scholars will be testing on March 14 and 15. Please start making plans now to ensure your scholar is in attendance and on time during these testing dates.
A permission slip will be going home this week. If interested, please fill out and return as soon as possible. We have limited seats available and will be accepting scholars on a first come, first serve basis. Scholars MUST be picked up by 4:45. If you are habitually late picking up your scholar, they may not be allowed to continue attending.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access
As we partner together for our scholars' success, we want to ensure you have real-time access to your scholar's academic journey at GVP.
Here is a short Getting Started video to check out:
Infinite Campus is a network-wide student information system designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, and other information about our scholars.
Parents and Learning Coaches have access to Campus Portal. It is a confidential and secure website that allows you to log in and view your scholars' progress. There is also an app available for both iOS and Android devices on our website.
Logging into the Campus Portal will allow you to view the following
real-time information about your child: demographics, attendance, grades, and report cards.
If you have additional questions regarding Infinite Campus - Campus Portal, please email email@example.com
Phalen Leadership Academies is partnering with Summer Advantage USA to offer a 5-week summer learning program to our scholars AT NO COST TO YOU! Beyond being one of the nation's ONLY scientifically-studied summer programs proven to improve academic scores, Summer Advantage also artfully incorporates engaging enrichment activities every afternoon for a FULL DAY of learning & fun for our scholars!
Enrollment for this summer's cohort is now underway. GVP will host scholars in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. This year, Summer Advantage will be in person. It will run from June 13 to July 15 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
For more information, please visit www.summeradvantage.org. You can enroll your scholar by clicking on the infographic below.
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George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy is an A-rated, tuition free charter school serving grades K-8. Our scholars experience hands-on learning with high-quality teachers in small class sizes. We work to help our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures.
Please ensure that your scholar(s) comes to school each day with two masks, one properly fitted on their face upon arrival to school and an extra mask in their backpack for emergency use. Scholars that arrive at school without a mask will not be permitted to exit vehicles for temperature checks or enter our building. Masks should fit snugly over the nose, mouth, and chin. We will no longer be providing disposal masks for scholars except in the event of an extreme emergency.
No Visitor Policy
Due to the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, we will be implementing a NO visitor policy at our school campus until further notice. We are strongly committed to keeping the health and safety of our scholars, families, faculty, and staff our top priority. All parent meetings and conferences will be held via phone or video calls. In the event that your scholar(s) arrive late to school or need to be picked up early please call and notify our front office administrator of the event. We will accommodate extreme emergencies and extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.