K12 National News

September 2020 Edition

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Update on Club Offerings

We are hard at work finalizing club offerings for the 2020-2021 school year. Clubs will start in mid to late October, and we will provide information by the end of September. Watch the K12 website, school announcements, and newsletters for updates.

#K12Unbox Contest – Win one of 1,000 T-Shirts. The deadline to enter is 5 PM EST on 9/18/20

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We’re giving 1,000 t-shirts away to K12-powered students! It only takes a minute to enter!

We are asking all families to share pictures and videos of unboxing their K12 materials on their personal Instagram or Facebook accounts using #K12Unbox and tagging @K12Learn.

You can also submit directly on the site https://www.tintup.com/t/k12unbox!

All submissions must be received by 5 PM EST on September 18, 2020.

Winners will be selected by randomization on 9/18/2020 and will be notified by social media or email if they win a t-shirt.


Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

We’ll feature entries on the #K12Unbox page for all to see.

Get Your Lenses Ready!

The 2020 K12 photo contest will be open for submissions in early October. Winning photos will be featured on your online school’s homepage. The contest is open to all teachers and students ages 13 and up. The top six teacher and student submissions will win a $50 Amazon gift card with three teacher and student honorable mentions awarded a $30 Amazon gift card. The photo submission website address will be included in your school’s October newsletter. Submissions will be closed on Oct 15. May the best photo win!

Learning Coach Tip of the Month - Tried & True Tips for Success with Online Learning!

Everyone loves helpful tips to make life easier.

Click the picture below to hear LaTonyie, a Learning Coach at Texas Online Preparatory, share her top tools for Learning Coaches. Which tip will you try?

Have a great idea for a Learning Coach Tip and a chance to be featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit your suggestions to us at customerexperience@k12.com.

Social-Emotional Learning

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What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. We believe in educating the whole child and approaching learning holistically which is why we intentionally incorporate the principles of SEL into our classrooms. You may hear your teachers refer to SEL as “Mindsets” which is easier to understand and apply to life. It has been found that our happiness and success are based on how we think and approach the world around us, in other words, our mindset!

Of course, social and emotional learning starts at home. Each home serves as a critical partner in helping students develop social and emotional know-how. Start by reflecting on this question - what is your dream for yourself? (Or, what is your dream for your child?) Stay tuned for more - we will share strategies and activities each month around a key mindset.


Do you have a great story to tell about your student(s) and the role that online and blended school has played in their lives? Are you interested in sharing your story with local reporters and media outlets?

If so, please submit it to Project Elevate, our story-collection tool, and we’ll contact you for possible media opportunities. You can submit your story online or via the free K12 Project Elevate app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) devices.

Stay Connected on the Go!

Explore K12 on your smartphone or tablet! And stay tuned, we're continually adding new app features.

The K12 app is a great resource for parents and legal guardians, keeping you in the loop starting with your online school search to completing the enrollment process to the last day of the school year and beyond!

With the K12 app, you'll have the power to:

Start and complete enrollment
Track your student's progress
View your schedule
Log daily attendance†
Receive instant notifications
Communicate your plans for future school years

The K12 app experience may vary by school. If you have questions, call 866.571.4316 for information.

This feature is only applicable to schools that require attendance be added by the Learning Coach.


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