Heron Herald

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

October 15, 2015

Great Things are Happening at CASC!

A Message From Our Head of School

I wanted to write and make you aware of some upcoming changes that we will be making to Class Connect Sessions, Virtual Learning Labs, and face to Face Learning Labs. All changes will be effective November 2nd.

In order to have everything up and running, we will not hold any physical Learning Labs, including the Heron Academy, the week of October 26-30.

In order to better structure the Learning Labs, all sessions (Both in person and Virtual) will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. We have looked at feedback from families, students, and staff and believe that a 3 hour session was beginning to be cumbersome than helpful. During this time, our teachers will work with students on narrowing skill gaps based on data collected from iREADY and Study Island. The main focus of the sessions will be in the areas of ELA and Mathematics.

Our Virtual Learning Labs (online help) will run at the same time (10-12 Tue/Thur). This will help ensure that content experts are online and ready to help both the students attending physical labs, while also being available for students not attending the physical Labs.

For class connect sessions, we are ensuring that no sessions be scheduled at the same time as the Virtual and Physical Learning Labs. This not only ensures that there is no scheduling conflict for students that want to benefit from the Learning Labs, but will allow for more teachers to be available for Virtual help. All teachers not physically present in a Learning Lab will be online and available to help students. The Virtual Learning Lab sessions will appear as an optional Class Connect Session on all students schedule.

Since the change to Learning Labs will affect the schedule of families already signed up for the program, we will first give them the opportunity to keep their “seat” at the new time, and will then publish the link for more families to sign up.

As a reminder, the Physical Learning Lab program requires a commitment to attend weekly. This is to ensure that students in the program benefit as much as possible from frequent face to face instruction.


David Crook; Head of School

November Outings

Public School Options Fall Picnics

We hope you are able to join us for our annual Public School Options Fall Picnics. Please RSVP below. We hope to see many of you there representing CASC.
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Upstate Families

We have a wonderful opportunity to attend Greenville Symphony's Michelin Children's Concert. Please note that you must RSVP (by October 30th), and they do not allow children under 5 years old.

The Michelin Children's Concert is a one-hour long kid friendly version of a GSO Masterworks concert. It's currently the only opportunity for young children to see the full GSO in an education setting. We use narration and multimedia to take the kids on a tour of the symphony orchestra, and then finish things up with kid friendly selections from our upcoming Masterworks Concert.

For more information on the Greenville Symphony Orchestra please visit their website.

This production will take place at the Peace Center in Greenville located at 300 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601.

Please click on the form below to RSVP for this event.

Good News Club

Optional Club- Cyber Academy of South Carolina Virtual Good News Club Enrollment

The Good News Club will be offered for students virtually in Cyber Academy on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm starting on October 28th.

If your student is interested in signing up for GNC please follow the steps below.

You will be sent a link to access the club once you have registered online.

Good News Club is a faith based organization. Cyber Academy of South Carolina has no specific partnership nor are we endorsing this organization but do recognize that some of our families may find this program valuable and wanted to make the information available. Meetings will be held virtually outside of normal school hours.

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Cyber Academy of South Carolina

The Cyber Academy of South Carlina is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for South Carolina students in grades K-11. Learn more at casc.k12.com/

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