News from the Nest!

Jan. 5th-Jan. 7th

Greetings Sky Hawk Families!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Tomorrow is a B Day! Students will report to SOAR tomorrow morning to get their new schedules. Students can always find their schedule in HAC.

As we gear up for a great Spring semester, we also want to make sure our community is aware that we are also concerned about the increase in active cases in our state as well as how contagious the Omicron variant has been. We are doing our best to protect our students. Where feasible, students obtain 3ft distance (as suggested by the CDC) and are required to wear masks unless eating or outside. Currently, there is no plan to switch to virtual learning, but our district administration is closely monitoring cases, teacher shortages, etc. daily and will make decisions as information is provided. We ask that you send your student to school with a mask, especially if they ride the bus. We also ask that you speak with your student about the importance of being safe and following the measures that we have in place here at school.

We are still following the policy of no outside visitors in our building. Feel free to reach out to us by email, phone, or schedule to set up a virtual meeting if necessary. All contact information can be found on our website and school app.

Please notify our office of any transportation changes before 12pm. We have a high traffic front office with calls and drop offs, so please use this link for changes. We cannot guarantee messages will be delivered after 12pm. Checkouts will not be allowed after 3pm.

***Science Fair Participants***-Science Fair Projects are due on January 13th/14th

***Important Message from the Nurse**

To avoid any confusion, I want to make sure families understand that if your student tests positive for Covid, they will be placed on isolation for a full 10 days with return to campus on day 11. The CDC guideline that was sent out to shorten to a 5 day isolation applies to the general population not a K-12 setting. Hope this helps!!!

Nurse Kami

Technology Update

Please be sure your child's Chromebook is charged each day before they return to school. We will be completing a technology audit to make sure students have their correct Chromebook and are using them in the way they are intended to be used.

If your student has a damaged Chromebook, please have them turn in the device immediately so that we can get it repaired.

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PBIS Store Donations Needed

As we kick off the new year, we are reaching out early to request your support. You are already aware of how we love to celebrate our scholars! One of those methods is allowing them to earn points and use those points to shop at our store. Please remind them to wear their badges everyday!

Our (PBIS) Positive Behavior and Interventions Support team, is in need of donations for our PBIS store. If you will assist us in any capacity, we more than appreciate it.

Here are some popular items our students enjoy:

Individual candy

Chips Fidget type toys

LED light items

Cute blankets/small pillows

Feet to the Seat! Be in Class Every Day

  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success.
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