~MY Academy~ December Newsletter

MY School. MY Way.

Our Core Values

Diversity ~ Inclusivity ~ Academic Excellence ~ Hope ~ SERVICE ~ Feedback ~ Gratitude


Our Core Values drive everything we do at MY Academy. Each month, we will focus on one or two Core Values to highlight.


SERVICE:

We Are Servant Leaders. We care about who you are and what you value. We are here for you. We commit to serving our students, families, and communities.

Winter Break

December 21st, 2020 - January 1st, 2021


  • Support may not be available during the Winter Break.
  • Be sure to talk with your Teacher of Record for details.
  • Virtual coursework will be available 24/7 throughout the break.

Curriculum

Academic Integrity


  • Having Academic Integrity means that others can trust you.
  • MY Academy prepares students for college, career, and beyond. We want students to learn how to think for themselves and give credit where credit is due.
  • We expect students to maintain academic integrity, submitting work that is solely theirs, and citing their sources, when necessary.
  • Talk to your teacher about ways to ensure you have academic integrity.

INSTRUCTION

Taking Good Notes


  • Being an independent learner, taking effective notes is essential to your success.
  • There are many different ways to take effective notes and finding the method that works for you takes some time.
  • Here are a few different ways to take notes from Oxford Learning.
  • Talk to your Teacher of Record to find a way to take notes that works for you.

ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

SBAC Testing


  • Over the next few months, you will be hearing about SBAC state testing.
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessment is administered as part of California’s state testing program.
  • SBAC tests provide one measure of student's knowledge.
  • SBAC performance data provides important information to determine whether a student is on track to pursue college or career training by the time they graduate from high school.
  • SBAC results are used by the School Counselor and Teacher of Record to customize each student's personalized learning plan.

School Culture and Support

MY Academy Gives Back!


  • Highlighting our core value of service, during the month of December, MY Academy teachers and students will participate in a service project of their choosing.
  • Talk to your teacher and brainstorm some ideas you have for ways you can give back to your community during this time.
  • Take photos of you completing your service project and share it with your teacher.
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