Skagit Academy Tuesday Talk

September 28, 2021 - Week 4

Thanks for Attending the Parent Meeting!

If you missed the parent meeting last week, please watch here: Parent Meeting 09.22.2021


There is lots of important information to know about processes at Skagit Academy!

STAR Assessment 'fall window' deadline: September 30

For students who have not taken the Reading and/or Math STAR assessments yet, they need to be completed ASAP (before September 30). Please remember that this is a requirement of enrollment (as part of the partnership agreement) at Skagit Academy.


There are two final times tomorrow for a make-up session:

  • Wednesday, Sep 29, 9:00am
  • Wednesday, Sep 29, 10:30am


Sign up for your desired time here: STAR Make-Up Sessions


Contact your advisor with questions regarding STAR testing.

The Do's & Don't's of Pick-Up

DO:

  • Plan on it taking up to 20 minutes
  • Pay attention to the process
  • Pick up your student quickly
  • Stay in the loading lane at all times
  • Retrieve your student from the loading lane
  • Pull back into loading line if student is unavailable
  • Be patient with the process


DON'T:

  • Think it's going to be quick
  • Be distracted with phone calls, texting, etc.
  • Be impatient while someone is loading ahead of you
  • Pull out of loading lane to go around the car in front of you
  • Park and walk up to get your student
  • Park in the loading lane at any time
  • Think this will be a quick process


Wednesday pick-up is especially heavy as it's the time in the week we dismiss the largest number of students at a given time. Please allow ample time and be patient for pick up. Last week Wednesday took 17 minutes from start to finish for pick up at Skagit Academy. [NOTE: We have heard pick up is taking up to 45 minutes at other schools.]


- STUDENT SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY -

Movement Around the World - Bring Water Bottles and Jackets!

*If you child is taking Movement Around the World (aka PE) with Ms. Jade, a couple things to help us out:

1. Bring a water bottle - we love to move and thus often get thirsty!

2. If the weather is terrible, we will most definitely be inside, but we hope to be outside as much as possible - please dress appropriately (shoes we can run and kick in, coat to keep us warm and dry, clothes we can get dirty if we happen to fall down in the grass, etc.)

Data Solutions Parent Training 9/30, 2:00pm, and Parent Account Access

A training session for parents to learn more about using our new network system, Data Solutions, attend the workshop on Thursday, September 30, 2:00pm, via Zoom: https://mvsd320-org.zoom.us/my/denelle.devries


Parent accounts are ready for login: https://skagitacademy.schooldata.net/v2/ale-sis/#/. Click 'Reset Your Password' and create your account using the email that you provided to Skagit Academy. Please complete this ASAP, and especially prior to the training. Thank you!


Click the drop-down arrow under 'Parent Home' and click 'Summary'. You will see a list of your students. View each student's information separately by clicking 'Review WSLP'. Once in that section, click 'Scheduled Classes'. A list of their weekly classes will appear. You can also view the student's advisor.


If you have questions about the content on the page, please contact the office or Denelle (360) 770-7636.


If you have questions about your account please contact Data Solutions directly, click:

  • '?' in the upper right corner, then
  • 'Visit Our Help Center', then
  • 'Submit a request'
  • Fill in the information and click 'Submit'
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Lifeline Services Provide Discount on Communication

Lifeline is an FCC program designed to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. The program provides eligible low-income subscribers a monthly discount of up to $9.25 off their monthly service. Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on communication services for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services. The Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands. Households that qualify for Lifeline also qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, they simply need to opt-in with their current Lifeline provider or contact a different participating provider and choose an eligible plan to start receiving the monthly benefit. Qualifying households can receive both the Lifeline and Emergency Broadband Benefit at the same time. They can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately to a Lifeline service and an Emergency Broadband Benefit service with the same or different providers. While the ongoing pandemic continues to affect our communities, please share information about Lifeline with your membership, partners, and neighbors.

Mark Your Calendars

September 29: Two make-up sessions for STAR

September 30: Parent training for Data Solutions

October 22: AC Conferences (No classes for AC students)

October 25: Teacher Professional Development (No School for students)

October 26-29: State assessment week (makeup for Spring 2021)

November 11: Veteran's Day (No School)

November 24: Early release (Noon dismissal)- Core classes will be in session on a shortened schedule. No K-8 electives that day.

November 25-26: Thanksgiving Break