Crater Lake Charter Academy

Weekly Newsletter 1/21/2020 - 1/24/2020

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.

High School Disneyland Trip April 19-23

HS Disneyland Trip - MANDATORY Meeting Tuesday, January 21 at 6pm at CLCA

If you cannot attend please contact Mr. Crowe at

Important Dates:

Student Deposit of $200: Thursday, February 7th

Remainder of Student Payment of $225: March 6th

Important Dates and Info

HS Disneyland Trip (Mandatory Meeting) - Tuesday, January 21 6pm at CLCA

We will be discussing fees, payment dates and trip details. If you cannot attend, please contact Mr. Crowe (

National Honor Society Community Service Hours DUE - Thursday, January 23rd

NHS students check your NHS Canvas Class to see our agenda. Also, please be ready to turn in your required 10 hours of community service. The tracking sheet is located in the NHS Canvas class. Please see Ms. Lathrop if you have any questions.

January 23rd - Quarter 2 (semester 1) Ends

National School Choice Week - January 27-31

Vision and Hearing Screening - Monday, February 3

Careers in Gear Expo - February 6th

Available to 8th -12th graders. Please contact Mrs. Curry to reserve your spot (

OAKS Science - February 24 - March 6th

Click here for complete State Summative Testing Schedule

Peanuts and other Nuts

For the safety of all of our students we ask that students do not bring any food that contains peanuts or nuts. Thank you!

CLCA Drone Racing Team

If you are an 8th or 9th Grader and interested in joining the CLCA Drone Racing Team please sign-up by clicking HERE.

This team will compete against other drone racing teams in Southern Oregon. The season will run from February to May. Students will meet weekly after school at CLCA.

Youth Preparedness Camp 2020

FEMA Region 10 is seeking forty (40) high-school aged youth representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to attend a Youth Preparedness Camp near Anchorage, Alaska in July 2020. This will be an engaging and empowering way for teens to learn about and practice emergency preparedness. There will also be a variety of exciting leadership opportunities, team building, and of course, traditional camp activities to ensure a fun week for all.

Developed under a youth engagement concept, this six-day, five-night camp, hosted and staffed by camp employees, contract staff, and FEMA personnel will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster when the professional response may be delayed or limited. Subject matter experts and local emergency responders will support the curriculum delivery and introduce campers to various emergency response professions. As part of the camp program, youth participants will identify, develop, and present a concept for a give-back project where they will utilize their skills to improve preparedness in their communities.

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm PST on January 19, 2020.

K-2 Learning Center

We are happy to be back from Winter Break and in the groove of things here in k-2! Things to look for coming home with your child:

  • Reading logs were sent home on Monday. Again, your child will receive a special treat for filling out their log and turning it in!

  • Progress reports came home in Thursday folders yesterday. If your child has lessons to complete, please work with them at home to get them done to reach their goal and earn their reward for Wednesday lunch next week!

Next week we will be progress monitoring in k-2 on our program MAPS. We are excited to see the growth kiddos have made since the beginning of the year! In preparation for testing, we are requesting that students get a good night’s rest and a sustainable breakfast. We will be giving kiddos lots of brain breaks and encouraging them to take their time and try their best!

Linked below is our volunteer-based form where you may choose to provide a snack for our class. If you would like to volunteer to donate snack for the second half of the year, please sign-up with your child’s name as well as what type of snack you will be providing. We have 36 students all together in our k-2 learning center. The remaining sign-ups go until the end of the school year. We welcome all snacks but encourage healthier snacks if possible. Thank you CLCA families!

Again, show and tell is every week on Thursday. If you did not receive a Calendar indicating when it will be your child’s turn to bring show and tell please email me and I will make sure you receive one!

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3-5 Learning Center

We will be having a Valentine’s party on Thursday, February 13th. We will be decorating cereal boxes for students to put valentines in. If your child would like to participate, please have them bring in a cereal box before February 4th.

Though the weather has been wet and cold, students have been getting very antsy indoors. We try to get them out as much as possible so please make sure they are dressed for the cooler weather.

Congratulations to our Patriot Pen Participants and Winners!

6/7 Grade Learning Center

Just a reminder that this Friday, January 23rd is the end of the semester.

Our 6th and 7th graders have been doing a fantastic job presenting on what they are learning. So far, we have completed our Design-a-School presentations, cellular model presentations, and Growth Mindset presentations. Keep up the good work!

Science-we have begun studying Geology and the Rock Cycle. If you would like to view the materials and assignments for this unit, you can access these through your student’s Canvas account.

Language Arts-students are working on setting up their independent learning binders and writing process folders with Mr. Jackson, as well as essay writing in small groups to support their Edgenuity coursework.

Math-We are continuing to work towards supporting student’s Edgenuity coursework through small-group instruction and additional lessons.

If your student would like one-on-one help, please have them email Mrs. McCoy with the topic and what they need help with. Fridays from 1-3 PM are typically available for academic help.

There will be no academic help this Friday, January 23rd due to the end of the semester and our Mt. Ashland trip.

Leaving Campus - 8-12 Grade

Crater Lake Charter Academy is an established Focused Virtual School that provides online learning with the support of drop-in Learning Centers. As our Learning Centers offer drop-in support, we do not require students to remain on campus or attend specific hours. Students are required to check-in and check-out using their school ID while on the Crater Lake Charter Academy premises. Once a student leaves campus they are no longer the responsibility of Crater Lake Charter Academy. We strongly encourage all CLCA families to talk to their student about their expectations on accessing and leaving the CLCA campus. We do not recommend any student walking or riding a bike on Nick Young Rd.

8-12th Grade - Qrt. 2 Ends January 23rd


  • If you would like to earn a High School Elective credit by helping our younger students, please see Mr. Irvin to enroll in our Black Bear Enrichment class this quarter.

  • CLASS OF 2020- If you need hep filling out your FAFSA Form please see Mrs. Curry in the High School Learning Center.

Like in years past, the Relative Grade (RG) is the grade that will appear on transcripts. This grade can be viewed on the weekly (or daily) progress reports that Edgenuity emails to parents. It may also be viewed in the students' course reports (found as a download in the top right corner of the course map in Edgenuity).

Click HERE to read more about your student's RELATIVE GRADE (RG)

Click HERE to read more about your student's ACTUAL GRADE (AG)

Parents should be receiving a weekly Edgenuity progress report. If you are not receiving this, please contact your student's Advisor. Please look and see if your student is pacing correctly and meeting the grade expectation of 70% or higher. Students can sign-up for individual tutoring within the Learning Center.

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Athletics/Clubs/Organizations -

Boys and Girls Middle School Wrestling and Girls Basketball are now practicing!

  • Participants will need to have a physical.

  • The bus goes up to Butte Falls at 3 pm for practice, M - Th. Practice held at the Community Building across from the high school.

  • Bring PE clothes and wrestling shoes if you have them.

All CLCA students participating in athletics through the co-op with Butte Falls Charter will be subject to academic eligibility checks throughout their athletic season. It is the goal of Crater Lake Charter Academy to prepare our student-athletes for success on and off the field of play.

Each Friday at 2pm academic progress and relative grade will be evaluated for participation. Student-athletes are expected to at least at a 70% Actual Grade within their Edgenuity and Canvas classes while pacing correctly.

If a student is not meeting the academic expectations the following are the steps moving forward.

1st and 2nd Week - Probationary

3rd Week - Exclusion from activity/ game play

* As soon as a student meets their educational criteria he/she will be deemed eligible.

At the end of the grading quarter a student-athlete will be required to have earned 1.5 credits (3 classes) to be eligible for the following athletic seasons.


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: