KNIGHTS Communication

Wednesday, March 3 - Friday, March 12, 2021

SCHEDULED EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

School Clubs Calendar link


Tuesday, March 2 - Friday, March 19:

Advisory Grade Level Attendance Challenge


Monday, March 8:

1:00 - 7:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences


Tuesday, March 9:

ALL STUDENTS REMOTE


Monday, March 8 - 12:

National School Breakfast Week


Monday, March 22 - Friday, March 26:

Spring Break


Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 30:

CMAS State Testing

CMAS State Testing

CMAS state testing window is between March 29 - April 30, 2021.

Fully remote students/families have been coming to Vikan to test on Mondays in April. All grades grades of fully remote student will come to our building on April 5th, April, 12th and April 19th for ELA and Math testing. 8th grade students will also come in on Monday, April 26th for Science testing.

Details on the plan have been sent out along with an FAQ document. Be expecting a phone call within the next week if you did not complete the survey. Reach out to our Assistant Principal, Dr. Landry at clandry@sd27j.net if you have questions or concerns.

Face to face learning students will begin testing during school hours on their synchronous days on Thursday, April 1 - 9, 2021 and 8th grade will be testing for Science during the week of April 12th.

More information to follow in the coming weeks.

March Anti-Bullying Information

At Vikan, safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We are excited because students and staff are working to define the terms Rude, Mean, and Bullying to help name behaviors that we often see. In February we worked with students on one main topic: reporting. We want students to understand that there is a big difference between snitching and reporting inappropriate behavior. Reporting has to do with keeping EVERYONE in our building safe and sharing information with a trusted adult or utilizing Safe to Tell is the RIGHT thing to do to keep everyone safe. Whether the behaviors are witnessed or felt, students MUST report unsafe behavior. We shared with them VIKAN's school wide goal of nurturing healthy, safe, supportive learning environments and how reporting unsafe behavior helps us work towards our goal. The first slide below is about what to do if you are being or a witness of bullying behavior and the second slide is how to report. Keep up the conversations with your student. As always, thank you for supporting your student(s) at Vikan Middle School. In March we plan to look at more scenarios to help students practice making decisions to support our positive culture at Vikan.
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FRIENDLY REMINDERS

STUDENT FEES are assessed every school year. If you have not paid your student's fees for the 2020 - 2021 school please CLICK HERE to be directed to the online payments website. If you have not created an account with RevTrak, you will be asked to create one to be able to pay any student fees.

ALL school fees must be paid before the end of the school year. If you have any questions please call our office at 303-655-4050.

NEW Parent/Student Math Intervention Program

Dear Parents/Guardians,


As we reflect on our mission in 27J of ensuring all students have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for present and future competence and success, we understand the challenges we are facing to close the gaps in math learning. We want to empower all of our students toward academic success and provide the necessary resources to make this happen. We utilize our core math programs of Bridges and enVision to offer strong tier 1 math instruction. Within these programs there are resources that support the diverse needs of our learners.


To further support the differentiation toward all students’ learning and growth, we have started a process of looking at programs that will allow us to be proactive in delivering real time math support, through an online program for individual students.


We have narrowed our search to two programs and would love your feedback. Attached you will find links to overviews and demo accounts for each program for you and your child to engage in. Additionally, we have added a Google Form for you to share your feedback with us. Your feedback and voice matters to us as we determine the best program for our students in 27J. Please share your feedback with us by March 7th.


Thank you for your time and perspective as we couldn’t do this without you.


Dreambox-

What is Dreambox?

Dreambox for Middle School

Try Dreambox Learning Math Lessons

Dreambox Resources for Parents


Dreambox- Spanish



ST Math

What is ST Math?

Welcome to ST Math

Play ST Math games

ST Math Resources for Parents

ST Math- Spanish

National School Breakfast Week March 8 - 12, 2021

Students should start each day with a healthy meal so lets celebrate National School Breakfast week. We also would like to remind you that breakfast is available to all students FREE of charge through the end of this school year.

Students please click here to vote every day from March 8 - 12, 2021 for your favorite school breakfast.