Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

February 21, 2021

Phoenix Families

Phoenix Family,


Well, that was an unexpected event, but the entire last year has been a series of unexpected events. I pray all of our Phoenix Families have power, water and food now. But if you don't, please let us know. We want to help! As I write this I am grateful for power, water, food and sunshine with temps in the 50's. I don't even care that my heater is not working. It is amazing how your necessities change when you've experienced the challenges of the past week. At the end of my article will be a repeat of the email you received yesterday. If you need to change your student's instructional model because of the weather, please fill it out.


All In Person Instruction this week will be in NMPC!

TCC NE building NBSS has suffered water damage on the first floor, so to stay out of the workers way and limit noise distractions, we will all be together in NMPC this week.


The state of Texas requires students to take the STAAR EOC and pass to graduate from high school. This week we will begin what we call Friday School from 1:45pm - 4:20pm. Students will be invited to EOC STAAR Prep for ELA 1, ELA 2, and Algebra 1 from 1:45pm - 4:20pm on Fridays. A late bus will be provided to Mustang/Panther Stadium. Students that stay for Friday School and ride the bus home will need to be picked up at the stadium. The dates are Feb. 26, March 5, March 26, and April 2. Some students will be invited to all 4 sessions and some for two sessions. Students and Parents will receive invites by Tuesday of this week at the latest. (The weather event has a running a little behind). We highly recommend your student take advantage of this opportunity. Again, students must pass End of Course Exams to graduate from high school. After the ELA 1 and ELA 2 exams on April 6 & 8, we will continue Algebra 1 prep and begin Biology and US History prep for exams in May.


CA Instructional Calendar for the 2021/2022 School

Please check out the CA calendar for next year further down in the newsletter! The 2021/2022 school year will begin on August 18, 2021, the same as all GCISD schools.


Change of Instructional Model Information

While we all experienced the winter weather of the past week, we know that everyone has been affected differently. There may be some families that have regained power but still do not have internet connectivity. We may also have families that have been displaced due to water damage to their homes. For these reasons, we are going to allow families to make necessary changes to their selected instructional model prior to the end of the grading period. As this will have implications for our staff and our campus, we are asking that you complete this google form CA Emergency Change of Instruction Model as soon as possible if you need to change your instructional model.



Always grateful,

Bobbe Knutz

COUNSELOR CORNER

Seniors

We’ll be meeting starting on February 22nd to finalize four year plans and make sure everything is taken care of and we’re lined up for high school and college graduation. If you need letters of recommendation/transcripts etc. let me know as soon as possible and be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet from Mrs. Haney. You’ll also need to make sure you’re working with your edgenuity coach on knocking out all of your work prior to Spring Break!


Juniors

We’ll be meeting starting on March 1st to discuss your four year plan and make sure that you know what classes to sign up for next Fall (and potentially this summer). We’ll also have an application for summer classes that you’ll need to fill out if you intend to sign up. IF YOU DON’T USE THE APPLICATION YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM YOUR SUMMER CLASSES BEFORE THEY BEGIN.


Sophomores

We’ll be meeting starting on March 22nd to discuss your four year plan and make sure that you know what classes to sign up for next Fall (and potentially this summer). We’ll also have an application for summer classes that you’ll need to fill out if you intend to sign up. IF YOU DON’T USE THE APPLICATION YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM YOUR SUMMER CLASSES BEFORE THEY BEGIN.


Freshmen

We’ll be meeting starting on April 5th to discuss your four year plan and make sure that you know what classes to sign up for next Fall (and potentially this summer). We’ll also have an application for summer classes that you’ll need to fill out if you intend to sign up. IF YOU DON’T USE THE APPLICATION YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM YOUR SUMMER CLASSES BEFORE THEY BEGIN.

announcements from CA

SAT School Day for Juniors

Collegiate Academy Juniors and Parents:


Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school students will be participating in the SAT School Day exam offered on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. GCISD offers the SAT exam (without the essay) to Juniors each spring.


Remote learners will have the opportunity to come to campus to test on March 3, 2021. If you are a Junior and you intend to take the SAT School Day exam offered on March 3, 2021, please complete this survey by Wednesday, February 10th.


Students not testing will participate in remote independent learning during the time of the test. Testers will be released from campus at the conclusion of testing and buses will run at that time to provide transportation home. Grab-and-Go lunches will also be available for students on the day of testing.


Specific details regarding test day will be sent to students who complete the survey above.

To learn more about the SAT School Day exam, click here. Contact Lauren Jackson, SAT School Day testing coordinator or Kristinia Haney, our Junior Pathways teacher if you have any additional questions regarding SAT School Day.

phoenix booster club food drive

I hope everyone made it through the winter weather without too much damage. Some of our Phoenix families experienced extended electrical outages, water shutdowns, boil orders, broken water pipes and loss of income for the week. It has been a trying experience for us all, some more than others.


We are organizing a food drive that will start on Monday and extend through Friday of next week. We would appreciate your donation of non-perishable food items. All donated items will be distributed to CA Families in need on Friday afternoon.



  • When: Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th
  • Where: Drop off items at Collegiate Academy or 6211 Kenshire Dr., Colleyville, TX
    (Place items in bag labelled CA Booster Club)
  • What: Non-perishable food items: Canned Food Items (Vegetables, Meat & Fruit) Rice, Beans, Bread, Cereals, Pasta, Nuts, Granola Bars, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Cooking Oils, etc.
  • Why: Because we are an awesome Phoenix Family who can count on each other for support


If you are a Phoenix Family that needs assistance, please contact Yvonne Aguirre at yvonne.aguirre@gcisd.net.

If you have questions or would like to offer your assistance with the Food Drive, please contact us at Board.CABooster@gmail.com

UIL Competition

Love Math, Science, History, or English? Interested in being a part of a competitive academic team? It is competition season for UIL Academics! We practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Email Mrs. Roberts for more information.

Class of 2022: Silent Auction and Donations


The Class of 2022 is holding an online auction to raise funds for their prom! We are looking for donations to be auctioned off. Examples of possible donations could include themed baskets (i.e. movie night, Relax and Unwind, Coffee Lovers, etc.), gift cards, or home goods, however we are open to donations of all kinds. The last day to donate is March 24th. Be on the lookout for the publication of our auction site in the coming weeks!


The auction will be live from March 29th to March 31st. For questions or concerns please email our sponsor at julie.petrasek@gcisd.net

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VALENTINE GRAMS

If you ordered a Valentine, they will be delivered this upcoming week. If you are a virtual learner you will be contacted by our team in regards to your candy gram. Thank you all again for supporting our organization!

Calendar of Events

February 22-26: Classes resume - ALL CLASSES WILL BE @ NMPC (Collegiate Academy Bldg.)

February 22-26: Booster Club's Food Donation

February 22: Basketball practice at Bridges 4:45-6:00pm

February 24: Basketball practice at Bridges 4:45 - 6:00pm

February 26: First session of Friday School 1:45 - 4:20


March 5: SAT for Juniors

March 5: Friday School 1:45- 4:20

March 15-19: Spring break vacation

March 24: Last day to bring donations for Silent Auction

March 26: Friday School 1:45 - 4:20

Collegiate Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 School year

PHOENIX SPOTLIGHT

Trouble with school laptop

If you student is having trouble with their school laptop, please create a Help Desk ticket explaining the problem. The tech department will email the student back with instructions of what to do next. This can be done from any device even a cell phone.


This is the link to create a Help Desk Ticket: help.gcisdstudents.net or you could also use the QR Code provided below.

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A view of the sport activities at CA

district announcements - important information

GCISD Language Assessment Center Online Courses for Adults

In partnership with the Grapevine Community Outreach Center, the GCISD Language Assessment Center will begin offering online courses for adults. These free courses will be self-paced and will provide skills in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Literacy, as well as GED support. The flyers can be viewed and shared here in English and Spanish.

STEM and Dual Language Lottery

The personalized programs application window for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Online applications will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2021. The lottery will be conducted on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Students who are already in STEM or Dual Language do NOT need to apply, even at transition years.

For more information and to complete an online application on or after Tuesday, January 19, click here.

Rabies Awareness & Prevention Poster Contest for K-12

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Branch will be conducting its annual statewide “Rabies Awareness & Prevention Poster Contest” for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students who participate in the contest will learn about rabies, the importance of rabies vaccinations for their pets, respecting wildlife from a distance, and the need to notify adults if they think they may have been exposed to an animal with rabies.


The Zach Jones Memorial Fund provides generous prizes for winners in each age group (Kinder, and grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12). The poster contest can be utilized as an excellent informational or procedural text assignment or as an extra credit project for art and science classes.


The deadline for poster submission is April 9, 2021. Information about the contest can be downloaded from the DSHS Contest website.

Tuition Based Pre-K Program

There are a few more spots available in GCISD’s Tuition Based Pre-K program for the 2021-2022 school year! You can find information regarding tuition, campus availability and more on the GCISD Pre-K Website.


Students that may qualify for state-based Pre-K will be able to begin registration for the upcoming school year in April 2021.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and Texas Match the Promise Foundation Webinars


Learn more about the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state's tax-advantaged prepaid college tuition plan, and the Texas Match the Promise FoundationSM, a 501(c)(3) public charity offering scholarship opportunities to eligible participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund.


Upcoming webinars will provide an overview of the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and information on the different types of tuition units, tuition redemption values and payment options. In addition, the webinars will present information about matching scholarship opportunities available through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation.


Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars.


If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please contact us at TuitionPromise@cpa.texas.gov.

REMINDER: For GCISD Bus Riders

In GCISD, the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. This is a reminder that we have made a slight modification to our routine for all secondary students riding a daily bus route or shuttle.


In the event a bus rider or driver receives a test-confirmed positive COVID-19 test, we are now collecting real-time information that will speed up the process for the GCISD Health Services Department. This process allows us to quickly and accurately identify and communicate with close contacts associated with the test-confirmed student or staff member.


All secondary students are now asked to use their device to scan a QR code upon entering a GCISD bus. This QR code links to a form that requires students to enter their bus number, campus, name, student ID number and seat number. Once they submit the form, they sit in their assigned seat. This process needs to be completed every time a secondary student rides a GCISD bus.


We appreciate your understanding, as well as your help in keeping our students, staff and community safe.


*If you do not have a QR reader on your phone, you may need to download a QR Reader app.

Join a Top 100 Workplace!


JOIN OUR TEAM:

  • Assistant Irrigation Technician

  • Grounds Worker - Field Maintenance - help maintain GCISD fields and grounds!

  • Cafeteria Food Service workers (Nutrition Specialist-Substitute) -tired of working nights and weekends but love food service?

  • Early Childhood Caregivers (Childcare Teacher Assistant) - work directly in a daycare setting with children 0-4 years old!

  • Custodians - no weekends!


GREAT BENEFITS!

  • Part time or Full time hours! Weekends Off!

  • Competitive salary!

  • Health & Retirement benefits!

  • Fun team environment!


To apply, visit www.gcisd.net

FROM THE NURSE

COVID-19 causes symptoms that are similar to many common illnesses, and people are infectious before they even have symptoms. So, in the case that someone in your household is displaying symptoms of illness, we ask that all of your children, as potential Close Contacts, stay home until a diagnosis is confirmed. Remember, a Close Contact is a person who is within six feet of you for 15 minutes or more, as would be common within your home.


If someone in your house is ill, then everyone has likely been exposed to the virus. Again, your campus nurse is ready to discuss with you about the specifics of your family situation and make the proper recommendations.

CA STUDENT MANUAL

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