Civano Community School

8 March 2021

4th Quarter Updates:

As we head into Spring Break and then 4th Quarter it does appear that things are blooming in our neighborhoods and at school!


Earlier this month, the information that over 50% of our students remained at home under Brick to Click impacted our decision to remain 4 days per week throughout the 4th Quarter. Since that time, we have had a significant number of families share that their student will be returning to campus on March 22 following Spring Break!


With this new information, we are going to move forward with plans to reopen our campus for the full school day Monday-Friday. This will impact both in-person and Brick-to-Click students. We will share more detailed information by Thursday of this week, but we wanted you all to be able to make plans for attending school Monday - Friday from 8:30am- 3pm starting Monday, March 22.


Our health and safety mitigation plans for mask-wearing, staying home when sick, frequent hand washing, and classroom cleaning and sanitation remain in place.


I am available if you have questions or have a specific concern.


Warmly,

Lydia

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Scholastic Book Fair!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/civano


Shopping Days: Now - 3/14 :: Now open!


Two ways to shop! From your school Book Fair Homepage, families can shop from The Scholastic Store Online, featuring over 6,000 items, or through the Virtual Book Fair, with over 200 of our top-selling books. All orders ship direct to home and earn 25% in rewards on purchases made during your Fair.

Arizona Tax Credits

Dear Civano Families & Friends,


We are writing to ask for your continued support with an Arizona Tax Credit contribution. These tax credit contributions are how we fund our Arts program at Civano!


We are asking each Civano family to contribute at least $400 (or $200 for families with individual filers) and to reach out to three other Arizona tax payers and ask them to contribute their public school tax credits to our school. Almost 80% of households in Arizona do NOT have school-age children. You likely have friends or relatives in this situation. Often taxpayers in those households don’t know about the tax credit program or they forget to make the contribution. We urgently need your help to educate these taxpayers and encourage them to give to Civano Community School.


About Public School Tax Credits: If you owe taxes to the state of Arizona, your contribution will offset what you owe dollar-for-dollar. If you give more than what you owe, you’ll get the extra back as a tax refund. It’s really an amazing opportunity! While none of us enjoy paying taxes, with tax credits you can know that at least some of your tax dollars go directly to your child’s school. Here’s how it works

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  • Couples filing jointly may take a credit of up to $400 and individuals up to $200.

  • Contribute online https://vailtaxcredits.org or via check in the school office.

  • Giving online? Please select “Greatest Need” at the bottom of the page and when directed to choose a school, select “Civano Community School”.

  • Public school tax credit gifts for the 2020 tax year may be made right up to April 15, 2021.


How Civano Uses Tax Credits: Greatest-Needs tax credit contributions fund

  • Specials -- Art, Drama/Music

  • Artists-in-Residence programs (like previous year’s drumming and movement)

  • Outdoor education programs and field trips (Ironwood Tree Experience, 8th grade backpacking trip) and so much more.


Civano wouldn’t be the school we love without these important programs! Thank you for helping us rise to the challenge!


Sincerely,

The Staff and Students of Civano Community School


P/S -- You can help by sharing the Tax Credit Contribution page with your AZ friends and family or by handing them a contribution form for mailing in or dropping off in the office. You can download the form HERE.

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Special Education Records Destruction

The Vail School District Special Education Office is in the process of destroying SPECIAL EDUCATION records for students who withdrew, transferred or graduated from high school four or more years ago. We are required to notify parents or students, if they are 18 years or older, to give them an opportunity to review the records before they are destroyed. If you believe that you or your child might have Special Education records and would like to review them, please contact Cindy Cahill at 879-2051 or email at cahillc@vailschooldistrict.org

Otherwise, records are due to be destroyed on June 1, 2021.

Community Time Link:

We have a new link for Community Time each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday that school is in session! Please bookmark this!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85762593840?pwd=OEJpTE5VYlVJZzloaGhtYmx2RkpZZz09


Meeting ID: 857 6259 3840

Passcode: Civano21

Calendar:

8:35am -- Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday that school is in session -- Community Time


March 1 - 12 -- Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

March 8 -- Benchmark 3/Reading Grades 2-5

March 9 - Benchmark 3/Math Grades 2-5

March 10 - Benchmark 3 Reading Grades 6-8

March 11 -- Benchmark 3 Math Grades 6-8

March 15 - 19 - Spring Break :: No School

April 2 - No School

Civano Attendance and Office Information

Please contact the office and/or your child's teacher if your child will be absent from classes. The attendance line is 879-1702 or you can email civanoattend@vailschooldistrict.org.
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