Springs Studio Scoop

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, October Edition

A Note from Executive Principal, Mr. Knoche

Wow, the school year is off to a fantastic start, and the first quarter is flying by. With October arriving there are a few things we are getting excited about: 1. our building expansion construction looks like it should be on track to start somewhere between the middle of October and the First of November. We will be scheduling a groundbreaking celebration, so be on the look for that date to be released in the coming weeks. 2. October count is upon us, and the requirements are outlined in the newsletter below, so please help ensure that all of our students are counted on October 2nd so we can continue to fund our school and make plans for the future. We are doing fantastic in the Pre-count window, so I am confident we will come together as a community and get the count done without any issues. 3. October break will be here before we know it. Students who are on target will not need to work over break, and students who are not can use the break to get caught up. We hope everyone is enjoying the cooling weather and the flood of Pumpkin flavored items taking over the food industry. Please reach out if we can help in any way. Happy Fall!

It's October Count Time

October Count is how schools in the state of Colorado receive their per-pupil funding. Unlike traditional high schools, the process is a bit different for Springs Studio given the blended nature of our program. Students that school consistently will have no issues meeting the October Count guidelines for funding and will not be contacted. We are asking that families review the requirements below and assist our teacher's verifications by getting work done early in the day. There are three components which we need for compliance, to ensure we verify student attendance the count window:


PRE-COUNT WINDOW: 9-25 to 10-1

  • Today marks the start of the pre-count window

  • Students should work normally within their Edgenuity courses

  • DO NOT take a day off for any reason

  • Logon and submission of activities data must be completed each day

  • Students who are not working will be contacted to ensure they are counted and may be asked to come into the building if progress is not made


COUNT DAY: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2

  • DO NOT TAKE THIS DAY OFF FOR ANY REASON

  • Do your work before noon so we can verify within the school day

  • All students must complete work in their Edgenuity courses if they have one

    • Make this the Number 1 Priority

    • Aleks can come second on this day

  • Students on campus will be taken care of by staff on campus.

  • Students not working will be contacted relentlessly by staff and Admin until minimum requirements are met. (It's that important)


POST COUNT WINDOW: 10-3 to 10-9

  • Students should work normally within their Edgenuity courses

  • DO NOT take a day off

  • Logon and submission of activities data must be completed each day

  • Students who are not working will be contacted to ensure they are counted and may be asked to come into the building if progress is not made


We cannot stress the importance of working during the October Count window enough. It is imperative that students meet these requirements in order to continue schooling with Springs Studio.

Important testing dates to be aware of -

December 11th - PSAT 8 - 8th Grade

April 14th - SAT 11th Grade

April 15th - PSAT - 10th Grade

April 16th - PSAT - 9th Grade

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

Parents, Families, and Staff are all Invited for FREE!

Interested in understanding youth mental health issues and knowing how to help?

This 8-hour course, designed for adults who interact with youth, introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and to connect them to the appropriate care.


Classes are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the following dates:

Saturday, September 28th

Tuesday, October 8th

Monday, October 14th

Saturday, November 9th

Tuesday, November 19th


Location: Creekside Success Center, 3850 Pony Tracks Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922


Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Enroll for FREE by contacting:

Dr. Kim Boyd

kboyd@d49.org

D49 Says BOO to the Flu!

Flu vaccine provided by King Soopers Pharmacists (accepting Tri-Care and most insurances, including Anthem Blue Cross/Shield) available for ages 18 months and up.



The El Paso County health department will be providing flu vaccine for ages 6-months to 100+ years of age for Medicaid cardholders and the non-insured.


Sand Creek High School: October 28th from 4-7:30 pm

Falcon High School: October 29th from 4-7:30 pm

Vista Ridge High School: October 30th from 4-7:30 pm


The D49 Student Based Health Center (located at Falcon Elementary School) is always available for flu vaccine Mon-Fri 8-4 pm....even over Fall Break!



Call 344-6247 for an appointment

Upcoming Events

Be sure to check our website calendar for detailed information (times/descriptions)


October 1st

  • World Language Midterm Exam
  • ACE Maker's Club (Architecture-Coding-Engineering)

October 2nd

  • Skate City Night
  • Table Top Club (Games/Anime)

October 3rd

  • Star 360 Testing for High School
  • High School Student Council Meeting
  • Yearbook Club - High School
  • Space Camp Parent Meeting

October 7th

  • Middle School Aleks Testing

October 8th

  • High School Aleks Testing
  • ACE Maker's Club
  • Seniors FAFSA Night
  • Elementary Field Trip to Wishing Star Farm

October 9th

  • Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference (an email will go out to sign up)
  • Tabletop Games/Anime Club

October 10th

  • Western Colorado University College Visit
  • Yearbook Club - High School

October 11th

  • Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences (an email will go out to sign up)


October 14th - 25th - FALL BREAK - The building will be closed to students


October 29th

  • ACE Maker's Club (Architecture-Coding-Engineering)

October 30th

  • Table Top Club (Games/Anime)
  • Elementary Field Trip to Rock Ledge Ranch

October 31st

  • High School Student Council Meeting
  • Yearbook Club - High School