The Success Academy Eagle's Nest

Student & Family January 3, 2022

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Classes Resume Tomorrow, January 4, 2022

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Make sure you scroll down to read the entire newsletter. New information is included.

The mission of this program is to graduate and transition every student with the skills to succeed in the classroom, workforce, and community through a nontraditional; personalized pathway.

Scheduled Route Cancellations & Delays

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Week of January 4

Jan 4 - 7: The following routes will NOT provide morning service:

  • Bus #13: SCAPA, Leestown
  • Bus #16: Russell Cave, Northern, Bryan Station Middle
  • Bus #18: Harrison, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Edythe J. Hayes
  • Bus #19: Glendover, Tates Creek High
  • Bus #22: Booker T. Washington, Bryan Station High, Crawford
  • Bus #111: Yates Preschool, Arlington, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Winburn
  • Bus #122: SCAPA, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
  • Bus #124: Cardinal Valley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jessie Clark
  • Bus #206: Picadome, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Beaumont
  • Bus #207: Meadowthorpe, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Bus #208: Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Bus #210: Clays Mill, Lafayette
  • Bus #301: Coventry Oak, Lexington Traditional Magnet
  • Bus #320: Liberty, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Morton
  • Bus #872: Henry Clay, Crawford
  • Bus #877: Veterans Park, Tates Creek High, Tates Creek Middle
  • Bus #960: Rise STEM Academy
  • Bus #1815: Lafayette, Beaumont
  • Bus #1957: Athens-Chilesburg, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Bryan Station Middle
  • Bus #1960: Squires, Morton
  • Bus #1962: Frederick Douglass/Carter G Woodson Academy
  • Bus #2121: STEAM Academy, Leestown



Jan 4 - 7: Afternoon service for these routes will begin at 4:45 p.m. for students whose families have not made other arrangements for pickup:

  • Bus #13 : Meadowthorpe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lexington Traditional Magnet
  • Bus #16: Russell Cave, Northern, Winburn
  • Bus #18 : Lansdowne, Tates Creek High, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
  • Bus #19 : Glendover, Tates Creek High, Southern Middle
  • Bus #22: Picadome, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Leestown
  • Bus #111: Yates Preschool, Arlington, Bryan Station High, Winburn
  • Bus #122: Glendover, Lafayette, SCAPA
  • Bus #124: Rosa Parks, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jessie Clark
  • Bus #206: STEAM Academy/Success Academy, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Beaumont
  • Bus #207: Meadowthorpe, SCAPA
  • Bus #208: Rosa Parks, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Bus #210: Picadome, Lafayette, Jessie Clark
  • Bus #301: Deep Springs, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, The Learning Center
  • Bus #320: Liberty, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Bryan Station Middle
  • Bus #872: Henry Clay, Edythe J. Hayes
  • Bus #877: Millcreek Preschool, Veterans Park, Tates Creek High, Tates Creek Middle
  • Bus #960: Rise STEM Academy
  • Bus #1815: Stonewall, Lafayette, Beaumont
  • Bus #1957: Athens-Chilesburg, Frederick Douglass/Carter G. Woodson Academy, Edythe J. Hayes
  • Bus #1960: Squires, Tates Creek High, Southern Middle
  • Bus #1962: Garrett Morgan, Frederick Douglass/Carter G Woodson Academy, Bryan Station Middle
  • Bus #2121: Bryan Station High, Leestown

Group Messaging for Students

We encourage all students to participate in our group messaging program. Messages are sent regarding school closures and bus cancellations as soon as they are received from the district. Students can also private message teachers and other staff should the need arise. Group messaging can be accessed by smart phone app or the website. The link for students is:


https://groupme.com/join_group/61726826/Y6JbT2xj

Group Messaging for Families

We encourage all families to participate in our group messaging program. Messages are sent regarding school closures and bus cancellations as soon as they are received from the district. Parents can also private message teachers and other staff should the need arise. Group messaging can be accessed by smart phone app or the website. The link for parents is:


https://groupme.com/join_group/60903007/OfyBF6vA

Course Completers

December 13 - 20, 2021

Matthew - 2

Emoniey - 2

Gabriel M. - 1

Demarius - 1

Robert - 1

Nina - 1

Jemon - 1

Students with the Most Hours in Odysseyware December 12 - 31, 2021

Destiny

Kermit

Nazir

Music Sites for Students on Chromebooks

Here are the sites approved through FCPS to stream or download music.

  • YouTube Audio Library - YouTube has almost 2,000 royalty free songs under a wide range of genres to choose from. Go to https://studio.youtube.com and choose AUDIO LIBRARY on the left-hand side of the page. Preview your song and download to your computer or Google Drive. Works great on Chromebooks.
  • Bensound - A popular site for all ages and thousands of songs. Account creation is not necessary. Be sure to give attribution to Bensound.com in slide deck or video credits.
  • Soundzabound - FCPS has maintained a license to use royalty free music at Soundzabound.com for numerous years. Soundzabound is an OIT favorite as it offers various song durations for the same tune.

Morning Arrival

Students may enter the building at 8:45 a.m.

School Hours of Operation

Students will attend school according to the schedule below:


School Hours

9:00 a.m. - 2:50 P.M.


School doors open to students at 8:45 a.m.



Beginning in October students will not attend school on Friday, but will participate in job shadowing, internships, and virtual learning.

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Health and Safety Measures

  • Students will wear masks while being transported on FCPS school buses and vans.

  • Desks and tables should be arranged so that all students are physically distanced to the greatest extent possible (preference of minimum of 3 feet and wearing masks).

  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the building.

  • Students and staff should avoid sharing items that are difficult to regularly clean. If items must be shared, consider cleaning between use or sharing within a cohort.

  • School leaders will plan for lunches to be served in the cafeteria so students will be going through cafeteria lines. Students are not required to face the same direction when seated.

  • Staff will attest they will not come to work if they have a fever or other symptoms.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Fayette County Public Schools encourages everyone who is not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 or needs a second dose to sign up for a free shot through Wild Health or the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Ages 12 and older are eligible for the vaccine. Fully vaccinated individuals might not have to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19 in the future. If a student is between the ages of 12 and 17, a parent/guardian must complete an online consent form or be present to provide consent.


Just a friendly reminder that you can sign up for a COVID-19 (PFIZER ONLY) shot clinic with Wild Health HERE.


Staff can get the booster 6 or more months after their second dose

Test To Stay In School

FCPS is committed to providing a safe in-person learning environment that maximizes the amount of time our students and staff are together on campus. As such, we have adopted layered prevention strategies designed to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Given the acceleration of COVID-19 cases in the greater Fayette County community, a growing number of FCPS students have been placed in quarantine because of potential exposures both on and off campus. Thankfully, we have found that it is very rare for students to develop COVID-19 because of an in-school exposure. Most cases are spread through household or community contacts.

To reduce the amount of school missed by students in quarantine, we will pilot an optional program that allows students who are exposed to the virus in school-related settings only to continue to attend school IF:

  • They are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, AND
  • They test negative during free on-campus testing before school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We call this program “Test to Stay in School,” and will pilot it in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kentucky Department of Health, and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Participating schools are Breckinridge, Clays Mill, Dixie, James Lane Allen, and Julius Marks elementary schools, and Crawford, Jessie Clark, and Morton middle schools.

This program has worked safely and successfully in school districts across the country, and we are excited to give our children this opportunity. We know that in-person learning is best for our students, and we want to keep them in school as much as possible. The pandemic remains an evolving situation, and as health guidance has changed, FCPS has adapted our practice. We will continue to make decisions to safeguard the health and safety of our students and staff.

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How To Report A Positive Case

Under state law, families should notify their child’s school within 24 hours of learning the child has tested positive for COVID-19. FCPS employees who test positive must also inform the district. Fayette County Public Schools has established a COVID-19 Hotline for processing these notifications, which must be submitted to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Please choose one of these three ways to alert FCPS:

Families and staff may also email the COVID-19 team for follow-up phone contact to gather additional information or to address any questions.

21 - 22 Instructional Calendar

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Bullying and Harassment

All students have a right to work, play, and learn in an environment that is safe and respectful. Actions intended to intimidate, annoy, or cause alarm in another person will not be tolerated at Success Academy.


Any unwanted verbal, physical, or social behavior among students that involves a real of perceived power imbalance and is repeated or has the potential to be repeated will not be tolerated at Success Academy.


This may include name-calling, teasing, threatening, social exclusion, cyberbullying, or other behaviors that victimizes others that may be physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual in nature will not be tolerated at Success Academy.


If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against at school report this directly to your principal, guidance counselor, Success Coach, or other adult in your school.


All Fayette County Schools are committed to providing an environment free from bullying and harassment.

Bullying and Harassment
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May 2022 Graduation

Students who earn 22 credits by May 2022 will be eligible to participate in their home school's graduation ceremony. A specific date of when all coursework must be completed will be provided at a later day.

Chromebooks and Chargers

Students MUST bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school EVERYDAY. We are limited on loaners. If any device is damaged please let us know ASAP.
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Bus Route Information

AM: Success Academy students ride neighborhood high school buses to their districted high school.


PM SHUTTLES to High Schools - Depart STEAM & SUCCESS ACADEMY AT 2:50


At the the high school transfer to a neighborhood bus. Search the Bus Route Finder with your home address to find bus information for your districted high school bus and stop.

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