KNIGHTS Communication

Wednesday, March 31 - Friday, April 9, 2021

SCHEDULED EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

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Thursday, April 1 - 7:

6-7 In-Person/Hybrid Students CMAS Testing


Thursday, April 8-16

8th In-person/Hybrid Students Math & Science CMAS Testing


Wednesday, April 14

4:45 - 5:30pm - Art Club Party


Mondays Remote Students CMAS Testing

4/5 8:00 - 2:00pm - 6th & 8th grades Math

4/5 8:00 - 4:00pm - 7th grade ELA

4/19 8:00 - 2:00pm - 8th grade Science

CMAS Testing

Colorado has been granted a federal waiver to pair-down state testing to one content area per grade level plus Science for 8th grade. With this in mind, we have created the following testing schedule:


Hybrid Students in grades 6-7: April 1-7 during synchronous learning (6th will take Math; 7th will take ELA) Each subject test includes three sessions Math is 65 minutes each, ELA is 110 minutes each.


8th grade: April 8-16 will take Math (65 minutes) and Science (85 minutes) CMAS.


Full Remote Students: Monday, April 5


  • 6th and 8th-grade students will be taking Math sessions 1-3 from 8 am-2 pm.
  • 7th-grade students will be taking ELA sessions 1-3 from 8 am-4 pm


- Monday, April 19: 8th grade Science from 8 am-2:30 pm


We will need your help having your student at school on time during testing dates.


**Breakfast and a bagged lunch will be available for students on testing days. If you do not wish to have a free bagged lunch from the cafeteria, please bring your own.

If your students will be having breakfast at school please make sure they are at school by 9:40 am.


During testing dates, all students must have a fully charged Chromebook and Chromebook charger-- including full remote students. If your student is having issues with their Chromebook have them submit a Chromebook Help Ticket as soon as possible.


One provision of HB121 and its federal waiver allows parents of students enrolled in a grade for which administration of the English Language Arts or Math assessment is suspended to request for their student to participate in the English Language Arts or Math assessment. For information on opting your child IN for additional subject area tests CLICK HERE


If you do not want your child to participate in state testing for the 20-21 school year, please email our Assistant Principal Dr. Landry at clandry@sd27j.net.

Long Term Substitutes

We would like to welcome Mrs. Sue Thompson who will be teaching 8th grade Science and Mr. Rob Campbell who will be covering for Mrs. Calcote during her maternity leave.

Please reach out to them an show them you appreciation for stepping in to help finish out the school year strong.

March Anti-Bullying Message

This month we are working to remind students on how to report. As a reminder, we have a digital yellow sheet for students to use to report anything while at school. This document is found in their grade level google classroom. In addition to the yellow sheets, we also use Safe To Tell. Safe to tell can be used anywhere and can be used anonymously. In addition to reminders about reporting, we are also talking about the differences between an upstander and a bystander. An upstander is a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied. A bystander on the other hand is someone who is present at an event or incident but does not take part. We are also teaching students that bystanders can be upstanders by doing the following.


  • Stick up for the victim through disagreeing with what the bully said and also making it clear that their behavior is not acceptable

  • Report the incident to a trusted teacher or adult (this can be done anonymously)

  • Rally the support of a group of peers to stand up to the bully and report the incident

  • Make a special effort to include others and befriend peers who appear isolated

Feel free to talk to your students about how being an upstander is an important part of creating and maintaining a healthy, safe, supportive learning environment for them and everyone else at Vikan Middle School. Thank you for taking the time to have these conversations with your student(s).


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