AAE Family Newsletter

June 4, 2021

Hello Families!

Hello Families!

We are in the home stretch of the school year, and we are so thankful for your continued support.

Please remember that next Wednesday, June 9 is our last day for IE resolution for Q3 and therefore is an early dismissal day.

Please also note that the final week of school (June 14 - 18) are all early dismissal days.

Thank you!

Technology Return

All school-owned technology will be collected during the last days of school. A schedule for return is forthcoming. Technology will be inventoried and assessed over the summer. Technology that has wear or damage beyond the expectations of normal student use will incur a bill sent to a student's parents or guardians.

Congratulations to the Academy Times!

Our school newspaper, the Academy Times has won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper contest! We would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Quinn and all of the writers who make our newspaper an excellent publication.

Counseling Corner

Parent Programming: Check out a program for the job search and employment. See attached NCP flyer!

12th Grade Students----

1. Be sure to complete the Senior Exit Survey as soon as possible. CREC Central REQUIRES that all graduating senior students complete a Senior Exit Survey. This can be found by logging in into your Naviance Account and Looking in the Tasks Section. Click on “Senior Exit 2021.” This should only take a few minutes and MUST be completed by June 11th!

2. Be sure to notify your School Counselor on where you decided to go after High School. What are you final post-secondary plans? Email Ms. Caceres (acaceres@crec.org) for students with last names A-L or Ms. Weaver for students with last names M-Z (tweaver@crec.org)

3. Senior Wrap Up Presentation from this week: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GNJLlHaiZvZwBMYfuGPMHHWjZs9w-b3-YVtS5Syy9tE/edit?usp=sharing

5. College and Career Readings Virtual Summer Camp: file:///C:/Users/acaceres/Downloads/SCSU_Virtual_Summer_College_and_Career_Camp_PRE_REGISTER.pdf

11th grade students—

11th Grade Wrap Up Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_yvyABzoPM_hUP6t2PE2rc6sutNYSlAEsZHVxtrrWho/edit?usp=sharing

Scholarships: New to the CHET Dream Big! Competition is a high school component (formerly the CHET Advance Scholarship). $100,000 will be awarded to the class of 2022 with five students winning $5,000 each and 75 students winning $1,000 each. Students will need to provide information on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and respond to the question, “What are your future goals to have a voice or leadership role in your own community?”

For program and entry details, visit CHETDreamBig.com
Submission deadline: September 22, 2021
Cost: There is no cost to enter

Please share this information with your teachers as well as students and their families.

If you have any questions, email CHETDreamBig@applyISTS.com or call 855-670-ISTS (4787).

Take College Courses next year! AAE is in partnership with a few Community Colleges and would like to share some information regarding their application process. See below and attached.

Asnuntuck Community College:

All applications (both the online application for new students, and the application form for returning students) must be submitted to Asnuntuck by Friday, June 18th.

NEW students to the HSPP should go here and reference the second attachment that includes step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online admission application. (The link for the online application is also imbedded within the attachment in Step #1.)

RETURNING students to the HSPP (a returning student is someone who previously enrolled in a class through the HSPP) will need to complete the third attachment – HSPP Returning Student Form Fall 2021. (Returning students do NOT complete the online application. The online application is only for new students.) Students will complete their part of the form and then return it to their counselor. The counselor will then fill in the student’s GPA and provide their signature before returning the completed form to Asnuntuck. Asnuntuck will not accept this form from the student, it must come from the counselor so as to verify that the counselor has inputted/confirmed the GPA and provided their signature.

Students are encouraged to use this link (noted within the first attachment info sheet) to browse the courses being offered for the fall 2021 semester.

Common question we receive from students: If I previously enrolled in a course through the HSPP, but I ended up dropping the course, or I ended up withdrawing from the course, does this prevent me from being able to participate in the HSPP again? No, this does not prevent a student from participating in a future semester through the HSPP.

Capital Community College:

The last day to submit all the documents to the Admissions Office is JULY 16th , 2021.

Eligibility requirements:

1. Student must be enrolled in one of the following school systems: West Hartford, Windsor, Bloomfield, Newington, Wethersfield

2. Student must be entering their Junior or Senior years.

3. Student must have earned a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application process for New Applicants:

1. The following items must be submitted together for each application:

a. Admissions application (attached) No not have student fill out the online version

b. A completed HSPP recommendation form (attached);

c. Current high school transcript;

d. SAT or PSAT scores - We are not offering Accuplacer assessment tests yet. We will need a copy of the student's SAT or PSAT scores for assessment purposes;

e. Parental waiver form (attached). This document is required once the student is accepted to the program.

Students continuing their participation from this current semester into the Fall:

1. The following items must be submitted for a student to continue in the program:

a. HSPP Continuing Participation form (attached);

b. An updated copy of their high school transcript and a maintained 3.0 GPA in their high school;

c. Students must have received a grade of 'C' or better in their Capital CC coursework to continue.

Important information regarding Participation:

1. There is no restriction on the number of students who can participate. As long as the student meets the eligibility requirements listed above and all items are submitted by the deadline, the student will be able to participate;

2. Students are responsible to cover the costs of any textbook materials used in the course;

3. Students are not eligible to receive a college UPASS and must have their own transportation to campus;

4. Per Board of Regents policy, students are not allowed to register for courses prior to 3 days before the beginning of the semester. We will schedule registration sessions with the students in mid-August. Spaces in particular courses cannot be reserved, and students will have to select from the course availability at the time of registration.

CCSU Partnership: Details Pending

10th Grade----

10th Grade Wrap Up Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1draVii50QAZPcEnaVLWkahT-hVzYicMjodEynFGKWsg/edit?usp=sharing

Summer Programs for Families

CSDE is planning a campaign to provide information to parents, grandparents, and caregivers just like you about statewide summer programs for kids!

We would love to understand the factors most important to you when choosing a summer program for the children in your life, any concerns you may have, and where you access this information. All of this important feedback will help to shape this campaign - we need you!

¡El Departamento Estatal de Educación de Connecticut (CSDE) está planeando una campaña para proveer información a padres, abuelos y cuidadores como usted, sobre los programas de verano para los niños de todo el Estado!

Nos encantaría conocer cuáles son los factores más importantes para usted, el momento de elegir un programa de verano para su hijo/a. Esta importante información nos ayudará a darle forma a nuestra campaña. ¡Gracias por su ayuda!

Financial Help for Internet Service

New Financial Help for Internet Service

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides:

  • Up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households;
  • Up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Are You Eligible? A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs;
  • Receives benefits under the free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch programs;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

You can learn more and enroll by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or by calling 833-511-0311

Financial Help for Health Insurance

New Financial Help for Health Insurance

The American Rescue Plan Act means more access to affordable coverage in CT. Residents can act during a Special Enrollment Period from May 1 to August 15, 2021.

Financial help available through Access Health CT will be significantly greater for people at virtually every income level, with many current customers seeing lower monthly bills. Read more here

Open Enrollment Now

Queer Prom

Queer Prom is an event for LGBTQ+ high school students to be themselves! It'll be held on June 12, 2021 from 6pm-9pm. We'll have a live DJ stream on Twitch from 6-9pm, and an in-person photo op at MCC Hartford (155 Wyllys St) from 6pm-8pm. Participants will have an opportunity to have professional prom photos taken and receive fun prom favors. Everything's totally free!
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Does your child have extra technology at home?

We are running out of chromebooks, laptops and chargers! Please check in with your child. If he or she has taken home an extra chromebook, laptop, or charger, please send it back to school.

Please also encourage your child to charge his or her school issued computer at home each night and bring it to school, charged, for use in class.

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

It is really important that you notify the school in the case of any of the following criteria. All of this information is kept confidential and shared only with the educators or school staff who must have awareness.

* Travel - if your family and your AAE student travelled, please let us know where you went, travel dates, your testing date and the outcome.

* Contact - did your student come into direct contact with anyone known to be positive for COVID? Did someone in your household?

* Testing - As a result of experiencing symptoms or supposed contact, is your AAE student presently waiting for a test result? - if so, your student cannot report to the building until your results are received. Please let us know this ASAP.

* Sick - is your AAE Student experiencing any symptoms at this time? DO NOT REPORT TO THE BUILDING - contact the school to identify next steps.

* Positive - have you, a member of your household or your AAE student been confirmed to have SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) at this time?

These are all immensely important topics. We need to have up to date information in order to keep our school healthy and safe, and we appreciate your communication with us. We ask that you always err on the side of caution and notify us, even if you aren't sure of the exact information just yet.

Whom to contact:

AAE Nurse - Ms. Nina Lavoie - NLavoie@crec.org

AAE Principal - Mr. Adam Johnson - adjohnson@crec.org

AAE Main Office Staff - AAEMainOffice@crec.org

Please see the documents below from Dave Cusick, Director of Nursing, for more detailed information about CREC's COVID-19 Protocol.

Virtual Evening Academy

Please see the flyer for Virtual Evening Academy. The link for sessions can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/AAEeveningacademy

Sessions are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4-7pm.

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Eighth Grade End of the Year Activities

Please see the packet of information below regarding Eighth Grade End of Year Activities! Please email Oscar Perez (OPerez@crec.org) and Eleisha LeMay (ELeMay@crec.org) with any questions.
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