EAGLE EXPRESS

January 22, 2021

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

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  • Jan. 29 (Friday) - Asynchronous Learning (no in-person instruction)
  • Feb. 9 (Tuesday) - APB meeting (5:45 p.m.) via YouTube Live
  • Feb. 10 (Wednesday) - School Picture Day

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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Dearest Parents and Guardians,


On behalf of the teachers, staff, and Academic Policy Board of Eagle Academy, I want to thank you for the hundreds of hours you have spent working with your students at home this school year.


We know that many of you have made tough choices, sacrificed income, rearranged work schedules, and set aside personal hobbies, to become de facto educators. All the hard work, sweat, and tears have paid off. Over the past two days, I've seen students reciting phonograms, correctly identifying rules, writing in their spelling dictation notebooks, reading passages, and solving math problems, many as if we've been in-person all along.


While we do have some ground to cover between now and the end of the year, the teachers and I know that your dedication to getting the work done at home has made all the difference in the world.


Sincerely,

Principal Carroll

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Eagle Academy shares our parking lot with businesses and a pre-school. Please avoid arriving more than 5 minutes early for drop off or pick-up. If vehicles start lining up early, it makes it difficult for patrons of those businesses and parents at the pre-school to get in and out of parking spaces. We can also prevent a backlog if we can stagger vehicle arrivals and ultimately keep the line flowing to minimize traffic flow disruption on Mausel Street.


If you do happen to arrive early, please pull into a parking stall and wait til 8:10 & 11:10 for the AM session, or 12:10 & 3:10 for the PM sessions to line up.


Please share this information with family members or friends who might be picking up your student(s).

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FREE COVID TESTING

The muni testing site (Visit Health) that has extended their hours to accommodate schools. Their hours are Mon-Sat from 8a-7p. Staff and students can pre-register for a COVID test via the link below. or they can just show up during open hours.


https://covid-response-moa-muniorg.hub.arcgis.com/pages/testing


They will do testing for symptoms, no symptoms, or quarantine. Free for all Alaska residents.

HELP KEEP EACS SYMPTOM FREE

Awesome Job Everyone!


Please continue take a few minutes to conduct a daily self check before departing for school in the mornings. When in doubt, self select out.


Below is an updated version of the Keep ASD Symptom Free daily screening guidance form, return to school options for students who with COVID symptoms or have recently tested positive for COVI, and a Chronic Condition/Symptom Release Form.

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REMOTE LEARNING & SPRING BREAK TRAVEL

Due to the number families that travel during Spring Break, Eagle Academy will be implementing proactive measures to mitigate the potential of COVID-19 transmission in our building by resuming instruction online for the week March 15-19th. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, March 22nd.


If your family is traveling for spring break, you can find the current guidance here:



Upon return from traveling out of state, there is currently a requirement to quarantine. The number of days is determined by what actions you take during your travel and after you return.

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LOTTERY SYSTEM NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

The lottery system is open for applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Lottery applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 18, 2021. The lottery will run on March 19, 2021. Parents/guardians will be notified of the lottery results on March 26, 2021.


Don't forget that you MUST submit a lottery application for any sibling that you want to attend Eagle Academy. The ONLY way a seat can be offered is through the lottery system.

*If you have a Kindergartner next year, please submit an application for them*


If you know of someone that is interested in our program, please let them know that the lottery application system is now open!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admin. Assistant, Tamara Gagnon at the front office (907) 742-3025.

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Our school picture coordinator, Jennifer Bundy has been working with Life Touch to schedule a school picture day for sometime this spring. She has tentatively secured Wednesday, February 10th as our school picture day. Please mark this special date on your calendars.

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The Eagle Academy Academic Policy Board (APB) is accepting applications to fill our vacant Community Member position – Seat G.


Being a charter school, we have the unique opportunity to have our own governing body, which is the Academic Policy Board. The Academic Policy Board is responsible for creating school policy, approving and monitoring the school's budget, setting and monitoring goals for the program, selecting curriculum that aligns with EACS standards, overseeing the implementation of Eagle Academy's program, ensuring adherence to the school's charter and policies, hiring/evaluating/supervising the principal, and participating in staff interviews - all in accordance with the school's Charter and Bylaws.


The Academic Policy Board consists of seven (7) members: four parents, one community member at large and two teachers of Eagle Academy. The parent positions must be filled by parents of students currently attending Eagle Academy and may not be filled by teachers, permanent staff members, or long-term temporary staff members of Eagle Academy. The community member may be a parent or classified employee but may not be a certificated staff member.


Please see the attached application for more details, or contact an APB member (contact info listed at bottom of newsletter) with any questions.


If interested, please return the application by email to v.m.hall@outlook.com by Sunday, 1/31.

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ROOM PARENTS NEEDED

The PTO is looking for more ways to keep our families informed during this pandemic. We are looking for one parent from each grade level to serve as the classroom parent. Your role as the classroom parent would be working with the PTO and that grade level teacher to share information with the families of that grade level.


If you would like to help, please contact Heather Milligan via phone or text at (774)254-1238 or email at hmilligan8@gmail.com


Thank You!

EAGLE ACADEMY APB

Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair: (907) 230-6365

Missy Timberlake - APB Teacher: (907) 301-8653

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher: (907) 223-7774

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member: (907) 884-5008

Cheryl Raile - APB Parent Member: (858) 780-6225

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member: (843) 437-5783

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