Flex Gazette

21st Century Cyber Charter School Newsletter: February 2021

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Notes From Our Principals

Hello to our students and families of 21st Century Cyber Charter School,


We have had a great start to Quarter 3 and it’s hard to believe that the first semester is complete! Please continue to keep up all of your hard work as we head into the second half of the year.


As a short month, February is filled with plenty of virtual events and opportunities for students and families. Please continue to keep up to date on deadlines and events through Moodle and our social media pages.


Staff and teachers have been busy preparing for the 2020-2021 PSSA and Keystone testing, but we also need students and families to work alongside us, so please be sure to keep an eye out for emails with testing details in the future. We will be testing this year just like we have in years past. PSSA testing will take place on 4/27-4/29 and Keystone testing is scheduled for 5/18-5/20. We will share new information as it becomes available.


Again, we would like to provide a reminder to keep students on track for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year: As a school, we have embraced the challenges of the recent past and are striving ahead towards our goals. Let’s focus on what is in front of us, not what is behind us. Don’t forget these strategies for success:


  1. Talk it out- Be sure to speak with your advisor - via email, phone call or in the VO and just keep in mind, they’re there to help you!

  2. Think of what’s ahead - focus on the Spring, Summer - fun events you have coming up. Staying focused will help you work towards the future!

  3. Work with your classes - whatever live class you have on a given day, read, study, and submit your assignments.

Counselor's Corner


Greetings 21CCCS students and families! We hope that you are all well and settling into the

year of 2021. The month of February brings us Valentine's Day. It is a special day to let your loved ones know just how much you care about them. We all know that love can be expressed in many different ways. After all, “the giving of love is an education in itself” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Spreading love and kindness shows others that we care about them no matter our situations, differences, or backgrounds.


Here are three ways to show love this month:


Acts of kindness - Do something kind or helpful for another person. Perhaps you can do an extra chore around the house for your family. Perhaps you choose to donate to a local food bank. Remember - oftentimes, actions speak louder than words.


Quality time - When you devote your time and attention to someone, it makes that person feel

that they are a priority. It makes them feel special. Perhaps you can play a game with a
younger sibling or call a family member on the phone that you have not spoken to in awhile.


Words of empathy - Empathy is the ability to understand and share in the feelings of another

person. Taking time to listen and understand another person’s thoughts or feelings makes that person feel important and heard. Perhaps you set aside time to truly listen to what your friend is saying and acknowledge their viewpoint. Perhaps you express your appreciation to your family members or friends.


Remember that love can have many meanings and can take many forms. We hope that during

this month, you feel a sense of love all around for yourself and others.

All the best,
~ Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Moynihan, Ms. Cooke, Mr.Galiczynski, Mrs. Faust, Miss Bright, Mrs. Thorne, & Ms. Fiore

iPad in an Instant

You have access to Keynote on both your MacBook and iPad and, hopefully, have found that you can create some pretty cool presentations using the animations, Magic Move, and Instant Alpha. The Keynote app on your iPad also allows you to easily create a video out of your slides! Once you’ve created your presentation, tap on the three buttons in the top right corner and tap on Export. You’ll have the option here to export as a Movie. This is a great feature because it will include all of your animations and cool effects!

Nurse Notes

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Absences should be reported to the Attendance Secretary via the Attendance Email within three (3) days of the absence:

attendance@21cccs.org

More information and guidance regarding absences can be found in the Student/Parent Handbook - Section 3 (under student attendance) Click here

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Annual Health Screening Requirements






If you have been to the doctors this past summer, fall, or are planning a visit this winter, please don’t forget to submit your health forms. All forms are due March 1st, 2021.




Please have the appropriate forms completed and send them in to us.

You can:

Fax: 610-514-6008

Email: nurse@21cccs.org

Mail: 21st Century Cyber Charter School

Attn: School Nurse

1245 Wrights Lane

West Chester, PA 19380


Click link below to download or print health forms

  • Health screening form (for ALL Grades)

https://21cccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020HealthScreening-Rev.pdf


  • Dental (Grade 7 only)

https://21cccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Dental.pdf


  • Physical Exam (Grade 6 & 11)

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/School%20Health/PHYSICAL%20EXAM%20form%202012.pdf



Click link below if you are not sure what you need to submit

https://21cccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/School-Mandated-Screenings-by-year-Sheet.pdf



If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We are happy to help!

~Nurse Megan (Ebright) & Nurse Victoria (Palaia)

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Student Events

Upcoming Events

2/2/21

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2/11/21

This Literature Lover's Virtual Escape Room challenges students to visit literary destinations across the globe and solve puzzles along the way. Can these book lovers travel to all places in less than 60 minutes? Students can participate in teams or individually.
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2/17/21

Wednesday, February 17 at 11:30-12:30 we will be having a "behind the scenes of Toyota" Virtual field trip for students. Here, through science, technology, and innovation they will learn the future of safety with Toyota Motor. This field trip will also show students new design features made by engineers, scientists, and technicians that help improve the driver's safety!
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2/25/21

Students will be put into teams of six to complete short, but fun, challenges in six subject areas within a 1 hour limit. From singing karaoke to solving equations there's something for everyone in this event to show off their skills and have a laugh.
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Past Events

Adventure Club Event

1/26 Adventure Club: Stress Relief Social


Adventure club took a break to learn about various stress relief activities following a quarter deadline.

Community Outreach Event

1/29 Community Outreach: Escape the Breakout Room


Our first of many escape rooms went off amazingly! Can you escape the next one?

Community Feedback Forum

The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and Interim CEO, Brian Cote, will be holding a monthly 21CCCS Community Feedback Forum for both parents and students. This will be an opportunity to learn about the process of the school’s curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Parents and students are encouraged to share information on things that have been going well for our school, as well as ideas/suggestions to move our school forward. This forum will not be a question/answer session. If parents or students have questions during the forum, our staff will work to respond to those questions in our monthly Flex Gazette.


Dates:





  • Jan 6, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Feb 3, 2021 1:30 PM
  • Mar 3, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Apr 7, 2021 1:30 PM
  • May 5, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM




Click Here to Join the Zoom Meeting at the appropriate time.

Social Media Frenzy

Stay connected with 21CCCS through our updates and news online! Give us a 'follow' or a 'like' on our social media platforms! We post pictures of events (virtual for now) and run contests for students & families to participate in, as well as provide crucial information and updates about the school!



www.facebook.com/21stCenturyCyberCharterSchool


www.instagram.com/21cccs


www.twitter.com/21CyberSchool

Covid-19 Updates

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For information regarding 21st Century Cyber Charter School’s response to COVID-19 and our plans for the school year, click here.

Join Amazon Smile to Support the 21CCCS Scholarship Program

Our school has the opportunity to participate in Amazon Smile program. After registration, Amazon will donate to 21CCCS, which will help the 21CCCS Scholarship Program each time you shop at Amazon.

Click here for the Amazon Smile registration link, which will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of 21CCCS, so you won’t have to search for the school. See the job aids here if you prefer to select our school on Amazon manually. For the Amazon App users, don’t forget to activate your AmazonSmile settings on your phone.

Please encourage your family members and friends to support our scholarship program. Thank you for supporting us!

Please contact the 21CCCS Fraternity at fraternity@21cccs.org if you have any questions!

21st Century Cyber Charter School

West Chester Location

1245 Wrights Lane

West Chester, PA 19380


Murrysville Location

221 Blue Spruce Way

Murrysville, PA 15668