KNIGHTS Communication

Wednesday, May 5 - Friday, May 14, 2021

Welcome Principal Velez! | Bienvenido Director Vélez

(Este mensaje se repite en español al final.)


It is with great excitement that we welcome Fabricio Velez as the Principal of Vikan Middle School. We greatly appreciate Mr. Velez coming in to support Vikan as our Interim Principal for the past several weeks and we are honored to have him remain to lead Vikan as we look towards the future.


Mr. Velez has been dedicated to education for over 20 years. He most recently has served as the Principal of Otho E. Stuart Middle School for the past 4 years. Mr. Velez's passion for students and achievement for ALL students clearly comes through in all that he does. We are so delighted to welcome him as our new Knight!



Es con gran entusiasmo que le damos la bienvenida a Fabricio Vélez como el nuevo Director de la Escuela Intermedia Vikan. Apreciamos mucho el que el Sr. Vélez haya venido a Vikan como nuestro Director Interino por las últimas semanas y es un honor tenerlo para que lidere Vikan hacia el futuro.


El Sr. Vélez se ha dedicado a la educación por más de 20 años. Recientemente sirvió como el Director de la Escuela Intermedia Otho E. Stuart por cuatro años. La pasión del Sr. Vélez por la excelencia académica de TODOS los estudiantes es clara en todo lo que hace. Estamos fascinados de darle la bienvenida como nuestro nuevo Knight (Caballero).

Vikan Summer Camp REGISTRATION | (MATRÍCULA Campamento de Verano de Vikan)

We are very excited to bring Vikan’s Summer Camp - Shark Tank Style to our school. Our summer camp is a highly involved program in which our Knights engage in project-based learning to develop a business proposal that they will then present to business leaders in the community. Teachers facilitate learning and support our Knights in learning the skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to help your child accelerate during the summer.


When: June 1st - June 18th

What Days?: Tuesdays - Thursdays

At What Time?: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where?: At Vikan Middle School

Who: Students who have struggled engaging during the 2020-2021 academic year


To register your child, please click HERE. We will see you there!


Estamos muy contentos de traer el Campamento de Verano al estilo Shark Tank (Tanque de Tiburones) a Vikan. En nuestro programa de verano los estudiantes están envueltos en desarrollar proyectos de negocios los cuales presentarán a líderes de nuestra comunidad. Los maestros facilitan el aprendizaje y apoyan a nuestros estudiantes a que aprendan las habilidades necesarias para ser exitosos negociantes. No se pierda esta oportunidad de que su hijo (a) acelerar su aprendizaje durante el verano. A


¿Cuándo?: Del 1ro de Junio al 18 de Junio

¿Qué Días?: De martes a viernes

¿A Qué Hora?: Desde las 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

¿Donde?: En la Escuela Vikan

¿Quién?: Todos los estudiantes a los que se les ha hecho difícil el año lectivo 2020-2021


Para registrar a su estudiante, ¡por favor aplaste AQUÍ!

SCHEDULED EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

School Clubs Calendar link


Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, May 7:

Teacher Appreciation Week


Friday, May 7:

School Lunch Hero Day


Wednesday, May 12:

School Nurses Day

8th Grade Continuation Parade

We are excited to announce that the Vikan Middle School Continuation Parade has been scheduled for Thursday, May 27th at 10:00 AM. We will be sending additional information later in the month. But for now, please reserve the date for the Vikan Knights 8th Grade Ceremony!


Vikan Knights, Armor Up!


Estamos contentos de anunciar que la Parada de Continuacion del 8vo Grado sera el 27 de Mayo a las 10:00 AM. Estaremos enviando mas detalles en los proximos dias, pero por ahora por favor reserven la fecha para la Ceremonia de Caballeros de Vikan de 8vo grado!

School Lunch Hero Day

Lets celebrate our School Lunch Heroes! Encourage your students to bring a card, poster or thank you note in appreciation of their hard work.

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

Hotspot

Parents we need all hotspots returned to our school, please see information below.


  • ALL hotspot devices will need to be returned to the school where it was issued beginning May 26th and must be received by June 1st

  • Please return the box & charger with the device

  • Service for all devices will be turned off on May 27th

  • We will reissue devices to students participating in summer learning recovery programs

  • Once reissued for summer school, service will resume on June 1st

  • Each family that returns their device by June 1st will be entered in the drawing for a $100 Gift Card to King Soopers!

Language Self-Study Camp

This summer, Mrs. Davenport is offering a 4-hour Japanese Language Self-Study Kickoff Camp on Tuesday, June 8th from 10am to 2pm, covering the basics of resources and how to learn Japanese, how to pronounce words, beginning to read and write, basic Japanese etiquette, and Greetings, Colors, Numbers and Food. The cost is $39. Mrs. Davenport is offering two scholarships for the best 500-word essay on the topic: "Why I Want to Learn About Japan". Please email Mrs. Davenport for more info at JDavenport@sd27j.net

Month of May Bullying Information

In the month of May, we are reviewing the learning about the differences between rude, mean and bullying, reporting vs. snitching, and how to report. In addition, we want students to understand the statistics around bullying. Bullying is not just a Middle school issue, it affects students across all grade levels. Data reports that bullying is highest in middle schools, followed by high schools, and then elementary schools. Cyberbullying is also the highest among middle school students, followed by high schools and then elementary. It is really important to keep open communication with your students regarding reporting and how things are going at school and always monitoring their online habits. Unfortunately, middle school students are not that forthcoming about what is happening at school.

Some of the barriers students face are as follows:

  • Being afraid of making things worse ( help your student understand that reporting is helping the situation)

  • Not knowing what to do or say (The staff at Vikan are all here to support you and your student along the way)

  • Not knowing how to report it online (District 27j uses safe to tell 1-877-542-7233 to report anonymously and Yellow Sheets while at school. Yellow sheets are digital this year and are located in your students grade level classroom)

  • Being afraid of other kids will make fun of them (Anonymity is important to us to keep everyone safe. We do not share students' names with other students.)

  • Being afraid to get hurt (WE are all here to protect your child)

  • Not knowing who to tell online( Reporting to safe to tell goes to Vikan administration and District level personnel.)

WE have talked to students about being part of the change. Each and every student is part of something bigger than themselves but it starts with each individual doing their part to keep Vikan a healthy, safe, supportive learning environment. Thank you for supporting your student and the Vikan Community. WE ARE VIKAN!

Student Information Update

The Registration department at Vikan Middle School would like to communicate that you may receive a phone call asking for updated information that we do not have on your student’s Infinite Campus file. Also at this time we would really appreciate it if you can make time to update new phone numbers, change of address, email, update immunizations, legal and guardianship documents, etc.

We also want to thank you for your understanding during this process and the importance of why we need updated information at all times. Please fill out the Information Update Form for any changes or email Elva Olivas, Registrar at elvaolivas@sd27j.net. You may also fax documents to 303-655-2881, or simply stop by our office between the hours of 8:00-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday.

Pandemic EBT

Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT, is returning to Colorado for the 2020-2021 school year! P-EBT provides eligible families with school-aged children with extra funds to help buy food when schools were remote or hybrid due to COVID-19.

There is no separate application for P-EBT this school year. Families eligible for free or reduced-price school meals at schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program may get up to $136.40 per month per student for remote learning models and up to $81.84 per month per student for hybrid learning models.


Families are encouraged to fill out an application for free or reduced-price school meals at their school office or website by the end of the school year. Benefits will begin to be issued starting in late May. Eligible families already participating in SNAP can expect to have P-EBT benefits automatically loaded to their current EBT card in late May. Newly eligible families will receive a new P-EBT card in the mail between late May and mid-June. In order to receive a new P-EBT card, families should ensure address information is up to date. To update household address information, families can contact their school or district.

Join us May 12th at 2pm MT for a P-EBT launch webinar to learn more about the program. Register here! Additionally, the 2020-2021 Colorado P-EBT Outreach Toolkit will update next week with flyers, social media images, and more in multiple languages! You can continue checking the P-EBT website at CDHS.Colorado.gov/P-EBT for more information and updates.


Thank you for your partnership!

Hunger Free Colorado

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Beneficios de EBT de la pandemia, o P-EBT, ¡regresa a Colorado para el año escolar del 2020-2021! P-EBT proporciona dinero a familias con niños de edad escolar elegibles con fondos extras para comprar comida mientras escuelas están funcionando de manera híbrido o remoto debido a COVID-19.


No hay ninguna solicitud separada para P-EBT este año escolar. Las familias elegibles para comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido en las escuelas que participan en el Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar pueden obtener hasta $136.40 por mes por estudiante para modelos de aprendizaje remoto y hasta $81.84 por mes por estudiante para modelos de aprendizaje híbridos.


Se anima a las familias a llenar una solicitud de comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido en su oficina escolar o sitio web lo más antes posible y antes del final del año escolar. Los beneficios comenzarán a emitirse a partir de finales de mayo. Las familias elegibles que ya participan en SNAP pueden esperar que los beneficios de P-EBT se carguen automáticamente en su tarjeta EBT actual a finales de mayo. Las familias recién elegibles recibirán una nueva tarjeta de P-EBT a su hogar por correo entre finales de mayo y mediados de junio. Para recibir una nueva tarjeta de P-EBT, las familias deben asegurarse de que la información de su dirección del hogar esté actualizada. Para actualizar la información de la dirección del hogar, las familias pueden comunicarse con su escuela o distrito.


Únase a nosotros el 12 de mayo, 2pm MT, para un seminario web de lanzamiento de P-EBT para aprender más sobre el programa. ¡Registrase aquí! Además, el paquete de herramientas de alcance P-EBT de Colorado 2020-2021 se actualizará la próxima semana con folletos, imágenes de redes sociales y más en varios idiomas. Continúe revisando el sitio web de P-EBT en CDHS.Colorado.gov/P-EBT para obtener más información y actualizaciones.



Gracias por su colaboración,

Hunger Free Colorado