Crater Lake Academy

January 22nd, 2021

Crater Lake Academy will start transitioning into a Hybrid Model

We are so excited to be moving forward to offering a Hybrid Model. We know students learn better and feel more supported when they have access to our Teachers and staff on campus. Due to the restrictions within the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance our school must follow the Hybrid model. We do not have the educational space of 35sq. feet per student and resources needed to meet the requirements of daily on-site instruction for all students.


Our Hybrid model will separate cohort groups into Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday schedules. Depending on the students’ cohort group, the students will be able to access our campus freely on their designated days. On their off-campus days, students can still access our campus and Teachers, but will be required to make an appointment before arriving.


This plan allows us to best support our students while minimizing potential contact between students and adhering to the state guidelines of no more than 100 student contacts within a week. At this time this is the best course of action to keep our school open for those that wish to return.


As always thank you.


Stephanie Pogue

Executive Director


* Please read the 'Question and Answer' section below

Breakfast and Lunch on Campus

All students will be able to have a FREE breakfast and/or lunch through Sodexo while on campus.

Bussing Available To Students

Eagle Point School District bussing will be available to all CLA students living within the EPSD boundaries. Please contact the EP Bus Barn if you have questions regarding pick-up/drop-off locations and times.

Campus Hybrid Details and Schedules

Arrival and Departure On Campus

Arrival:
  • All students will be allowed into the building at 8:30am
  • Kindergarten - 1st grade will enter through Main Entrance
  • 2nd - 7th grade students will enter through the side gate marked 'Elementary Entrance'
  • 9-12th grade students will enter through Main Entrance


Departure:

  • Students riding the bus will be dismissed at 2:45 pm and will be transported to EPHS to catch their home bus or to walk home from there
  • Students being picked-up by a parent/guardian will be released at 3pm
- Cohort groups will have designated spots outside where they will wait for a parent/guardian


* Please do not park in the side gravel parking lot, as this is where our buses park to load students.

Supplies Needed K-12

Please help us screen your student before coming to school

It is very important that students showing symptoms of COVID-19 remain home. This is the best way we can keep our campus open to our students and staff. If your student is displaying any of these symptoms PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL.


Potential Symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/ runny nose
  • Fatigue/muscle or body aches

Kindergarten-5th Grade Schedule Starting February 1st

Monday and Thursday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with no time limit on the length they are on campus.

Students at Nick Young Campus (Main Campus)

  • Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade


Tuesday and Friday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with no time limit on the length they are on campus.


Students at Nick Young Campus (Main Campus):

  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 5th Grade


*Families may continue to choose to use our Continued Distance Learning Model if they wish to not come onto our Nick Young Campus. Your student's Teacher will contact you on the virtual classroom times available.

6th - 7th Grade Schedule Starting February 16th

Monday and Thursday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with no time limit on the length they are on campus.

Students at Nick Young Campus (Main Campus)

  • 6th Grade


Tuesday and Friday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with no time limit on the length they are on campus.

Students at Nick Young Campus (Main Campus):

  • 7th Grade

*Families may continue to choose to use our Continued Distance Learning Model if they wish to not come onto our Nick Young Campus. Mrs. Schnur will update you on the virtual classroom times available.

8th Grade Schedule Starting February 16th

Families will be able to sign-up for either the Blue or Green Cohort with Mrs. Powell. Please email her at powelll@craterlakecharter.org with your preference.


BLUE: Monday and Thursday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with structured learning time. 1-2:45pm will be dedicated to Individual Tutoring.


GREEN: Tuesday and Friday Cohorts on Campus from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with structured learning time. 1-2:45pm will be dedicated to Individual Tutoring.


*Families may continue to choose to use our Continued Distance Learning Model if they wish to not come onto our Shasta Campus. Mrs. Powell will update you on the virtual classroom times available.

9th - 12th Grade Schedule Starting February 16th

Families will be able to sign-up for either the Blue, Black, Green, White Cohort with their Advisor or Mrs. Curry (curryl@craterlakecharter.org).


BLUE: Monday and Thursday 9am-11:30 am


BLACK: Monday and Thursday 12:00 - 2:45 pm


GREEN: Tuesday and Friday 9am - 11:30 am.


WHITE: Tuesday and Friday 12 - 2:45 pm


*Families may continue to choose to use our Continued Distance Learning Model if they wish to not come onto our Nick Young Campus. Teachers will continue with their already established virtual office hours and tutoring times posted within the General Advisory Canvas class.


** If a student needs help on a day or time he/she is not scheduled to attend with their cohort an appointment with a Teacher can be made to come during their off-campus time.


*** High School students that ride the bus will need to sign-up for both the morning and afternoon cohort spot.

Questions and Answers

Question: Why can’t my kids come every day without an appointment?

Answer: As a public school, we are still required to meet the rules set in the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance. In this guidance we are required to maintain a 35 sq. foot radius for all student workstations while on campus. By factoring in the size of our classrooms, we cannot safely comply with this regulation; thus limiting the number of students we can have on campus at one time.

Each student is free to access our campus at any time during their designated cohort days. On the days their cohort does not meet on campus, the student/parent will need to make contact with their Teacher/Advisor to sign-up for a time to come to campus when we can accommodate our space availability.


Question: Why are student's not scheduled to come to campus on Wednesdays?

Answer: We do not have all day bussing on Wednesdays with EPSD, thus limiting the amount of instructional time with students. We did not want to put a cohort group at a disadvantage by not having a full educational day within our Hybrid Model. We also have over 20% of our student body continuing distance learning we must provide designated time for students and teachers to work virtually. CLA does not have the staffing ability to have Teachers teaching in-person and virtually at the same time.


Question: Why do K-5 and 6-12th grade have different start dates?

Answer: This is in accordance with the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance that schools bring back the youngest students first with built-in time to evaluate process and procedures in a gradual manner to ensure safety.


Can I switch my student's Hybrid days?

Answer: At this time we have very little flexibility to move Hybrid days. We will prioritize any movement available between families with siblings so that families can stay together.


What will my student do on Off Hybrid Days or those continuing with Continued Distance Learning?

Answer: When a student is working off-campus, they will be expected to continue to meet our attendance policy of logging onto a scheduled virtual class/office hours, email, and/or work within their classes.


Will my student be required to wear a face-covering?

Answer: Face coverings are a requirement at all times for anyone who comes onto campus. Face coverings are defined as a cloth, polypropylene, paper, or other face-covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. Face Coverings are required unless there is documentation on file (IEP, 504, IDEA, ADA, etc.) that limits the student's ability to wear a face covering and needs an alternate face shield.


Question: What is the Attendance Policy?

Answer: Our attendance policy will not change from what it has been all year. Each student is required to work within their class(s) Monday through Friday. Students also need to complete one of the following:

  • Call or Email for an Academic check-in

  • Meet in an office hour/virtual classroom with a Teacher

  • Face to Face meeting with a Teacher

  • Fill Out Daily Attendance Google Form (High School Only)


Question: Will my student earn letter grades this school year?

Answer: Elementary/Middle students (K-8) will be evaluated using a proficiency scale (1, 2, 3, 4) as in years past.


Secondary students (9-12) will be evaluated using the traditional letter grade scale (A, B, C, D, F)