Crater Lake Charter Academy

Weekly Newsletter 3/30-4/3

We Got This!

Hello CLCA Students and Families,

CLCA was founded on a belief that all students can learn and thrive no matter what circumstances they face. That drive has not changed during the current global pandemic, in fact the CLCA team is more committed than ever to this belief. CLCA’s students are better positioned than most students to continue learning and making academic progress.


To support this, we have worked hard to create a plan of support for all of our students as they continue to look forward. To support our students, we have created alternative virtual methods of tutoring. Our Teachers will remain available Monday through Friday 8:30 to 3:30. We hope that the attached Parent/Student Plan will help ease the anxiety of continuing your students' education in this unpredictable time. We will continue to work to keep you up to date on new state and federal mandates that will impact us at CLCA.


In this time of uncertainty, it is important for us to remain focused on the things we can control. We have control over our actions and reactions to this challenge. We will overcome this. We are determined to not only survive these challenges but to exceed expectations and provide the education our students deserve. We will continue to push forward in our efforts as we too push to overcome the obstacles in front of us.


Communication will be key to our success. Please reach out to your Teachers and Advisors if you have questions, concerns or need help on an assignment. We want to help!

We miss everyone and wish you and your family the very best through this tough time. Take care of yourself!


WE GOT THIS!!


Mrs. Pogue

Important Dates and Info

HS Disneyland Spring Trip - Cancelled

Due to Oregon Governor’s executive order restricting all school activities and closing physical school campuses, CLCA sadly has had to cancel its annual Disneyland trip for high school students. All trip payments made by families for their students will be refunded to the families. Money raised through CLCA fundraisers will be rolled into next year’s accounts for students. Refunds to families will occur in April, as staff is able to have access to the physical office (keeping in compliance with the school closure rules).


Southern Oregon Air Academy Presentation - POSTPONED Until Further Notice


Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences - POSTPONED UNTIL CAMPUS IS REOPENED

If you would like to have a phone conference instead please contact your student's Advisor.

Virtual Learning in April / Mandatory Physical Campus Closure March 16- April 28th

We want to notify our families that Governor Brown has passed a directive of closing all K-12 schools in Oregon on Monday, March 16th in the efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. All of our student emails and classes will remain open for students and parents to access. As of right now the tentative date of return will be April 28th. We encourage our students to take advantage of our online platforms and continue working from home. We will be continually updating facebook, our website, and our newsletter. We will not have staff at our front desk as we will be closed. If you need direct help please email your student's Advisor or info@craterlakecharter.org.



What To Do:

  1. Monday: Please respond or have your student respond to the email your student's Advisor will be sending out. In this email please explain your families plan and/or what your student will be working on.

  2. WEDNESDAY: Email your student's Advisor again with a summary of what your student has been able to accomplish and any questions or help he/she may need.

  3. EVERYDAY: Have your student work within our online platforms. Attend Virtual Classroom sessions designed to help students continue to work through their classes.


** Our Teachers will be continuing to work from home and will be available if you need help.

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding as we are all trying to navigate through this as best we can.

How to Access Your Student Email

Virtual Classroom Support

  • Virtual classroom sessions are available for all of our students. We HIGHLY encourage students to log into their class sessions.

    • Benefits:

      • Talk directly to your Teacher/Advisor

      • Ask questions and get instant feedback

      • Teachers will be providing mini lessons to keep students academically supported.

      • Along with scheduled classes, Teachers are free to have private tutoring sessions with students that request additional help. Please contact your Teacher to set up a specific day and time that works best. Your teacher will create an appointment with the virtual classroom link and send it to you.

  • To enter a virtual classroom a student can:

    • Click on the class session provided below in the K-7 Virtual Schedule or the 8-12 Virtual Schedule.

    • Click on the “Virtual Classroom” links listed in each Advisory class within Canvas.


If you are working on an ipad/iphone you will need to download the Google Meet app and use your student email to enter the virtual classrooms.

Getting to The CLCA Canvas Hompage
How To Download And Log Into The Canvas Student App On An Ipad/Iphone
How to Get To Virtual Classrooms
Trouble shooting how to get into a virtual classroom on an ipad/iphone/android

K-7 Support

Staff Contact Information:

K-2 Grade - Ms Hoque and Mrs. Waldon

3-5 Grade - Mrs. Schnur and Mrs. Shelton

6-7 Grade - Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. Thorne

8-12 Support

High School Academic Plan For Combining 3rd and 4th Quarters


It is our goal to have the least amount of negative impact on our students academic achievement as possible during this time. As our Learning Centers will remain closed throughout the 3rd Academic Quarter we have decided to combine the start and end dates of both 3rd and 4th Quarter. This allows students additional time to complete courses started in 3rd Quarter and receive virtual help through our class meetings.


What this means:


  • Your student will not receive a report card for 3rd Quarter, as all 3rd Quarter classes will remain open until June 9th.

  • 4th Quarter classes will be added to student Edgenuity and Canvas accounts on Monday, April 13th

  • All 8-12th grade classes will remain open until Tuesday, June 9th

  • At the end of the 4th Quarter families will receive a report card that represents all classes taken during the second semester.


State Summative Testing (8th and 11th Grade)

We are currently waiting for the Oregon Department of Education to give all school districts guidance on how the state will accommodate testing. As soon as we learn more information we will push it out to our families.


Seniors

Seniors need to have courses completed by May 29. That gives us a few days the following week to tie up loose ends, and have graduation practice. We are here for you seniors!! We will continue to take care of you and will not let this stop you from walking across that stage. Continue to ask questions and be prepared for Mrs. Huntsman to be emailing, calling and video chatting with each one of you :)


8-12th Grade Staff

Ms. Lathrop - Science

Mrs. Evans - Math

Mr. Logan - Math

Mrs. Kelly - Math

Mr. Palomares - Spanish

Mr. Thorne - Spanish

Mr. Irvin - Electives, Health

Mr. Crowe - Social Studies

Mrs. Huntsman - Language Arts

Mrs. Pogue - Physical Education

General Information


What if my student needs a device to do work on?

We can help assist with a device check-in while your student is working at home. Please email info@craterlakecharter.org to set up a time to meet at our Business Office to pick one up.



What if my student receives Special Services?

If your student receives Special Services from Mr. Jackson and/or Mrs. Morse you will be receiving additional information and support from each of them individually. If you have any questions please feel free to contact them.



What if my child needs Food Service?

Eagle Point School District 9 is providing food service for children ages 1-18, free for all income levels. Services are available 11:30-12 weekdays. The meals provided are Grab-And-Go and include lunch and breakfast for the next day.

  • Locations

    • Table Rock Elementary (White City)

    • Hillside Elementary (Eagle Point)

    • Eagle Rock Elementary (Eagle Point)

    • Shady Cove Elementary (Shady Cove)

    • Rogue Elk Park-Parking Lot (Trail)

    • Intersection of Hwy 62 and Crowfoot Rd (Trail)

Reminder of Healthy Practices

Oregon Health Authority officials continue to recommend people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.


We are taking the continued cleaning of our facilities seriously. Our staff is taking a proactive approach on making sure we are talking to students about healthy practices and how they can help protect themselves.


For More information please click the link below!

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Documents/Coronavirus%20Schools%20Announcement%2003-01-20.pdf

Spring Sports


All sports and activities are cancelled until April 28th due to school closure. Please contact Mr. Irvin if you have any questions (irvinp@craterlakecharter.org)

Parent Connection

Keeping our parents and students up to date is important for our school's success. We hope that you find this weekly newsletter helpful for what is happening on campus.


Check-out our Student Announcements by clicking HERE.

INTRODUCING THE CANVAS PARENT APP

Download the Canvas Parent App to see class and school announcements, grades and a weekly calendar.


Click HERE to learn more about the Parent App


Once you download the Parent App:

- Click on "Find my school"

- Type and choose "Crater Lake Charter Academy - Parents"

- Login with your personal email and the password you created. If you do not have this, click on "Forgot password" or "Create a new account"

- If you need to create a new account you will need a pairing code to connect with your student. To get this pairing code click HERE for directions.


If you need additional help please reach out to your student's Teacher.


The direct weblink to CLCA Canvas is: The direct login link to our CLCA Canvas page is: craterlakecharter.instructure.com/login/canvas