The Flex Gazette

21st Century Cyber Charter School Newsletter: August 2020

Special Back to School Edition

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For information regarding 21st Century Cyber Charter School’s response to COVID-19 and our plans for the school year, click here.

Notes From Our Principals


Students will be taking a benchmark in Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4. The data from the benchmark will provide teachers with the most accurate information. We ask that students complete the benchmark on their own. Students should take their time and do their best. Students may not know all the answers and that is okay. The information will guide teachers in supporting students throughout the quarter.

School Issued Supplies and Equipment

We are still in the process of sending out supplies and equipment. Please be reminded that if you have not returned your books from last school year, you need to do so ASAP. These items are considered past due.

For the 2020-2021 school year all students will be receiving a school issued iPad. However, due to a delay in the shipping of iPads, some students may start off the school year without an iPad. We are expecting a shipment from Apple at the end of the month. Once these are received, we will know a better timeline of deployment to students. Students will not be negatively impacted by not receiving an iPad as supports will be in place to ensure continued learning.

Parent Portal and Progress Reports

This is a reminder to parents to be sure to check the Parent Portal on a regular basis to stay up to date on your student's progress. If you forgot how to access the Parent Portal, please click here. In addition, click here for a helpful video about using the Parent Portal. If you still have questions, please reach out to your student’s Academic Advisor.

The Parent Portal is a great resource to know exactly how your student is doing in their classes. Since you are able to check your student's progress on a daily basis, we will no longer be emailing home a quarterly progress report. Students will still receive a report card at the end of each quarter.

Jigsaw Interactive

This year, we will be using a new online platform for our Virtual Offices and Live Labs called Jigsaw Interactive. We are excited to utilize this platform with its innovative and engaging capabilities. Pay close attention in orientation, where you will learn many of its important tools. We are looking forward to your feedback about your experience with Jigsaw.
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Tech Support Letter

We recently started shipping devices to our students. As you may be aware with many schools choosing virtual options, technology orders may be backlogged through multiple vendors. At this time, we are shipping student materials without an iPad. Please do not be alarmed if you receive your materials absent the student iPad. We are waiting on our shipment of iPads to arrive at our school. We appreciate your patience as we work to make this school year the best!

Stay safe, and thank you!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Back to School Night

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

7-8 p.m.

Students and parents/guardians of students starting on Wednesday August 26 are invited to attend this year’s virtual Back to School Night. This is an opportunity to meet with your Academic Advisor and other teachers in the Virtual Office before the start of the school year. It will help you get acquainted with how to use the Virtual Office before Orientation begins. Look for an email from your Academic Advisor with more details.

First Day of School for the 2020-2021 School Year

Our first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is Wednesday August 26, 2020. We are looking forward to another wonderful year!

Click here to view our 2020-2021 School Year Calendar.

Virtual Back to School Social

Mark your calendar! We are looking forward to our first ever Virtual Back to School Social, in accordance with our Health and Safety Plan.

Our Virtual Back to School Social will occur on September 17. More information to come.

21st Century Cyber Charter School

West Chester Location
1245 Wrights Lane,
West Chester, PA 19380

Murrysville Location
221 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668