SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Eagle Academy encourages academic excellence by integrating proven instructional methods with a challenging curriculum and high expectations.This combination provides every child with the foundation needed to achieve proficiency of Eagle Academy’s performance standards at each instructional level.

Previous editions of the Eagle Express can be found on the Newsletter page on our school website

Eagle Academy Chosen for Prestigious National Award

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  • October 2 - Homework Drop Off & Materials Pick Up (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  • October 6 - APB Regular Meeting (5:45 p.m.) via YouTube Live
  • October 14 - Last day of instruction
  • October 15 & 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences (by appointment)
  • October 19 - Tentative start for in-person instruction

More information about these events appear further down in the newsletter. You can also visit the News & Events section of our website homepage. (https://www.asdk12.org/eagleacademycharter)

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In an attempt to minimize the handling of materials by multiple individuals, our Art teacher, Mrs. Murphy has requested that students bring their art supplies in either a ziplock bag or school supply box, that can be kept in their backpacks and taken out during specials.

  • scissors
  • one bottle white Elmer's glue
  • one glue stick
  • 2 sharpies
  • one set of colored markers
  • one box of crayons
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CALLING ALL BOOK WORMS Eagle Academy is looking for students in the 3rd and 4th grade to represent EACS in the Battle of Books competition that takes place every February. If you love to read and enjoy friendly but serious competition, this may be the perfect activity for you.

  • Interested 3rd and 4th grade students, who have a completed permission form may start checking out books beginning next Friday, October 2nd!

  • We only have 4 copies of each title so choice might be limited but everyone will have a chance to read all of the books. Some people choose to purchase their own copies. You can also access battle books through the local library or the Sora-ebooks app in Clever, although the wait times may be long
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The Anchorage School District is still planning on having our Battle of the Books competitions this year but things will look different. EACS is offering Battle Books for kids to start checking out and reading. There will also be a way to access forms and information online through Canvas and Google Drive.

  • Interested 5th and 6th grade students, who have a completed permission form may start checking out books beginning next Friday, October 2nd!

  • We only have 4 copies of each title so choice might be limited but everyone will have a chance to read all of the books. Some people choose to purchase their own copies. You can also access battle books through the local library or the Sora-ebooks app in Clever, although the wait times may be long
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Dates: Thursday (October 15) and Friday (October 16)

Times: By Appointment (please contact your child's teacher)

Location: Zoom

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In accordance with Anchorage School District protocols, Eagle Academy will not be screening all students upon entry to the building. We will instead implement the honor system and rely on families to do a daily home screening check in the morning before departing for school.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of reported symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms and children and youth with SARS-CoV-2 infection may experience any, all, or none of these symptoms. (See Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).

Given the wide range of symptoms and the fact that some people with SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) are asymptomatic, there are limitations to symptom screening conducted by schools for the identification of COVID-19.

Eagle Academy is asking for your help in self-monitoring. We are counting on everyone in our school community to look after each other and not unnecessarily risk the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff, and family members at home.

If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send them to school. If a student begins to display symptoms consistent with COVID 19/SARS-CoV-2 while they are in school, Nurse Jan will screen the student. Parents may be requested to pick your student up from school and quarantine the student at home for 10 days or until a negative COVID test result is confirmed.

Please see the attached Daily Home Screening Checklist below.

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Eagle Academy has a Teacher Assistant (T.A.) vacancy and is seeking to fill the position with an enthusiastic, hard-working, dependable individual to join our team of committed teachers and staff in fulfilling our mission of encouraging academic excellence.

TA Job Description

Teacher assistants work closely with teachers and students in the classroom. They support teachers’ lesson plans, and activities, prep materials, grade papers, supervise drop off, lunch, recess, after school pick up, and provide instructional support to students.

This position is 5.5 hrs (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

If you are interested or know of someone who is please fill out an electronic application on the ASD's Applitrak website (job # 6716)

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In an attempt to minimize the time students spend in large groups outside their classroom pods, students will be eating lunch in their classrooms (not in the lunchroom).

We are requesting you send your student with a healthy snack to enjoy during the morning break as well as pack items that do not need to be microwaved. Microwaves will not be available to heat up meals. If you would like to send something warm, please pack it in a thermos or insulated container.

  • 3rd - 6th grade will have lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will have lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Students will be excited to know that we are planning to go outside to the playground for recess. It is a great time for them to stretch and get the wiggles out.

Preliminary data indicate that the risk of transmission of COVID is lessened while participating in outdoor activities, due to airflow. We will continue to encourage and maintain social distancing (as much as possible) and require students to wear their masks during recess.

Experience has shown us that EACS students are able to wear masks while playing on the playground. Most, if not all of our students, across all grade levels, happily wear masks during the winter months during recess without complaint or adverse effect.

  • Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will have recess from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3rd - 6th grade will have recess from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Nurse Jan will be conducting our annual flu shot clinic again this year. Anyone ages 6 months and older who live within the municipality of Anchorage/Eagle River/Chugiak area is eligible (students, siblings, parents, staff, other community members) can receive a seasonal influenza flu shot.

There are .pdf's attached below of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention FLU guide for parents and the 2020 Influenza Shot Consent form. Please have the form completed and signed when you stop by on October 1st or 2nd.

Dates: Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Eagle Academy Charter School (drop off and pick up staging area)

Other clinics will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

  • Sat. Sep 27 at the Ed Center, outside, 07:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • Wed. Sep 30 at the Ed Center and or MLMS outside, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thur. Oct 1 at EACS, outside, 9 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri. Oct 2. at EACS, outside, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed. Oct 7. at ERHS, outside, TBD

On the Ed Center* days, Sep 26th and 30th, we will also have all other immunizations available, if a student needs their next shot in their series.

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Eagle Academy will be following ASD safety protocols. Face masks will be worn at all times. The only exceptions are while eating and drinking. We view the mask mandate as an extension of our school uniform policy.

On September 21st the APB voted to expand the acceptable face mask colors to include:

  • Uniform colors (Navy Blue, Light Blue, White, and Red)
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Brown.

Eagle Academy will provide two reusable cloth face masks and a lanyard to secure the masks to their person when we resume in-person instruction. As with all articles of uniform, we request that you print your student's name with a permanent marker on the mask in case it is accidentally left behind. We also have a small quantity of single use disposable pediatric masks on hand for emergencies.

In the event that you are unable to source face masks for your student(s), please contact Principal Carroll.

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Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair

Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member

Casey Andrysiak - APB Parent Member

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member

Vacant - APB Community Member

Eagle Academy PTO

Tonya Prentiss - Chair: (719) 213-5678

Beth Sherwood - Co-Vice-Chair: (907) 362-3499

Alysia Thayer - Co-Vice-Chair: (303) 378-3097

Vanessa Hall - Co-Treasurer: (907) 230-6365

Amie Mitchell - Co-Treasurer: (907) 830-1604

Haley Gagnon - Secretary: (907) 310-6690

Heather Milligan - Parent Rep: (774) 254-1238

Mindy Edison - Teacher Rep (907) 223-7774