EAGLE EXPRESS

OCTOBER 30, 2020

Eagle Academy encourages academic excellence by integrating proven instructional methods with a challenging curriculum and high expectations.This combination provides every child with the foundation needed to achieve proficiency of Eagle Academy’s performance standards at each instructional level.


Previous editions of the Eagle Express can be found on the Newsletter page on our school website

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  • Nov. 3 (Tue.) - State Release Professional Development Day - No School for students
  • Nov. 5 (Thur.) - Specials Zoom (1:00 p.m. )
  • Nov. 6 (Fri.) - 10:00 - 10:30 Informational Zoom: EACS Online
  • Nov. 6 (Fri.) - 11:00 - 11:30 Informational Zoom: EACS In-Person Plans
  • Nov. 11 (Wed.) - State Release Professional Development Day - No School for Students
  • Nov. 12-13 (Thur. - Fri.) - No Zoom sessions - lessons will be asynchronous in Canvas
  • Nov. 13 (Fri.) - 9:00 - 3:00 K-2 School Supply Drop-Off
  • Nov. 16 (Mon.) - Tentative First Day of in-person instruction for K-2 students


More information about these events appear further down in the newsletter. You can also visit the News & Events section of our website homepage. (https://www.asdk12.org/eagleacademycharter)

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Schedule Change - Just This Coming Week

Due to Tuesday, Nov. 3rd being an in-service day and no school for students, the specials teachers will be holding their Tuesday zoom sessions on Thursday, November 5th. Same time (1:00 p.m.) and same zoom links that are published on your grade level Canvas Info. and/or Learn pages.


We know that there might be some time conflicts with your already pre-existing zoom schedules. However some students really look forward to their specials and we wanted to provide the opportunity for students to experience Art, Music, or PE next week. Hope to see you there.

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EACS Online Informational Zoom

  • November 6 - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Informational Zoom: EACS Online


This informational zoom session is for families who are interested in continuing with EACS Online after students return to in-person instruction.


Join: https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/93776734363?pwd=WjdaZDlYRnY0OGlkbVBraFJYWmdaQT09


Meeting ID: 937 7673 4363

Passcode: EACSOnline

EACS Return to In-Person Plan Informational Zoom

  • November 6 - 11:00 - 11:30 Informational Zoom: EACS In-Person Plans

This informational zoom session is for all families who intend on sending their students to school when we resume in-person instruction . At this time we anticipate Nov. 16th for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. An announcement will be made by Dr. Bishop regarding 3rd through 6th grade return.


Join: https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/91098970918?pwd=M1FWU0lyTzlMUy9aSFlIeFQwRHlWQT09


Meeting ID: 910 9897 0918

Passcode: In-Person

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Student Safety & New Protocols for Morning Drop-Off & Afternoon Pick-Up

Please view the attached Drop-Off & Pick-Up Letter. It contains specifics about school wide procedures for dropping students off in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon.


In order to expedite drop-off and pick-up we will be sending home placards with your student(s)' names and grade levels in the next two weeks homework packets. We ask that you place the placards on the dash or tape it to your passenger window. This will help the staff know who you are picking up and can radio in to the building for teachers to release your student(s).


If you are part of a carpool, or will have friends or other family members pick up your student(s) please contact the front office (742-3025) so that we can make a placard with names of all students you or your carpool partners will be picking up.

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We Need Your Help

Our teachers and staff have been working hard to provide first rate instruction and support during the COVID closure and so have you. As we get ready to welcome your little ones back into the building we need your support. We need our school community to pull together to keep COVID out of our building so that we can remain open for in person instruction.


Please find the attached Daily Home Screening Checklist below. We are encouraging all families to review these daily before leaving for school. If your student(s) show symptoms, please do not send them to school. If you have any questions, contact the school (742-3025) and ask to speak to Nurse Jan.

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On Friday, November 13th between 9-3pm we would like K-2 students to drop off their school supplies so we are ready to go on the first day of school. Everything needs to be labeled with the student’s name and should all be in a labeled bag with name and grade level.

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Students will be excited to know that we are planning to go outside to the playground for recess. It is a great time for them to stretch and get the wiggles out.


Preliminary data indicate that the risk of transmission of COVID is lessened while participating in outdoor activities, due to airflow. We will continue to encourage and maintain social distancing (as much as possible) and require students to wear their masks during recess.


Experience has shown us that EACS students are able to wear masks while playing on the playground. Most, if not all of our students, across all grade levels, happily wear masks during the winter months during recess without complaint or adverse effect.

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Face Mask Guidance

Eagle Academy will be following ASD safety protocols. Face masks will be worn at all times. The only exceptions are while eating and drinking. The APB views the mask mandate as an extension of our school uniform policy.


Face masks should be solid (no prints or patterns) and match the approved uniform colors (Navy Blue, Light Blue, White, and Red). Additionally the APB has approved the following colors:


  • Black
  • Grey
  • Brown


EACS will provide all students three reusable cloth face masks and a lanyard to secure the masks to their person when we resume in-person instruction. As with all articles of uniform, we request that you print your student's name with a permanent marker on the mask in case it is accidentally left behind. We also have a small quantity of single use disposable pediatric masks on hand for emergencies.


We encourage students to pack one or two extra face masks in their backpack. Face masks tend to get wet/damp during recess and will likely need to be changed out with a dry one.


Click here for additional considerations for wearing masks by the CDC.


In the event that you are unable to source face masks for your student(s), please contact Principal Carroll.

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In an attempt to minimize the time students spend in large groups outside their classroom pods, students will be eating lunch in their classrooms (not in the lunchroom).


We are requesting you send your student with a healthy snack to enjoy during the morning break as well as pack items that do not need to be microwaved. Microwaves will not be available to heat up meals. If you would like to send something warm, please pack it in a thermos or insulated container.

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Eagle Academy has a Teacher Assistant (T.A.) vacancy and is seeking to fill the position with an enthusiastic, hard-working, dependable individual to join our team of committed teachers and staff in fulfilling our mission of encouraging academic excellence.


TA Job Description

Teacher assistants work closely with teachers and students in the classroom. They support teachers’ lesson plans, and activities, prep materials, grade papers, supervise drop off, lunch, recess, after school pick up, and provide instructional support to students.


This position is 5.5 hrs (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)


If you are interested or know of someone who is please fill out an electronic application on the ASD's Applitrak website (job # 6716)

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Northern Lights Coupon Book

The Eagle Academy Charter School PTO will be selling the highly sought after Northern Lights Coupon Book as a fundraiser.


Each book is $55.00 and a portion of the sales will go to the EACS PTO.


To ensure we have enough available for purchase, please let us know if you plan to purchase one.


Submit pre-order forms to: Alysia Thayer - (303) 378-3097

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EAGLE ACADEMY APB

Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair: (907) 230-6365

Missy Timberlake - APB Teacher: (907) 301-8653

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher: (907) 223-7774

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member: (907) 884-5008

Casey Andrysiak - APB Parent Member: (512) 576-6258

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member: (843) 437-5783

Vacant - APB Community Member

Eagle Academy PTO

Tonya Prentiss - Chair: (719) 213-5678

Beth Sherwood - Co-Vice-Chair: (907) 362-3499

Alysia Thayer - Co-Vice-Chair: (303) 378-3097

Vanessa Hall - Co-Treasurer: (907) 230-6365

Amie Mitchell - Co-Treasurer: (907) 830-1604

Haley Gagnon - Secretary: (907) 310-6690

Heather Milligan - Parent Rep: (774) 254-1238

Mindy Edison - Teacher Rep (907) 223-7774