KNIGHTS Communication

Wednesday, April 28 - Friday, May 7, 2021

Interim Principal Mr. Velez | Director Interino Sr. Velez

(Este mensaje se repite en español al final.)


Dear Vikan Middle School Family,


I'm incredibly excited to announce that we have a full team for our Vikan Summer Camp. We are very excited to be able to support our Knights through part of the summer to ensure they are ready to take on the 2021-2022 academic year. The Vikan Summer Camp will focus on hands-on activities/projects that students develop while learning the skills they need to be independent active learners.


Please see below for additional information. To register your Knight, click HERE!


Fabricio Velez, Interim Principal



¡Buenas Tardes Familia Vikan!


Estoy extremadamente contento de anunciar que tenemos un equipo completo para nuestro Campamento de Verano de Vikan. Estamos contentos de poder apoyar a nuestros estudiantes por parte del verano para asegurarnos de que estén listos para el año lectivo 2021-2022. El Campamento de Verano de Vikan estará enfocado en actividades/proyectos manuales que los estudiantes desarrollarán mientras aprenden las habilidades que necesitan para ser aprendices independientes y activos.


Si desea más información por favor continúe leyendo este semanario. Para registrar a su estudiantes, ¡por favor aplaste AQUÍ!


Gracias,


Fabricio Velez, Director Interino


¡Knights Armor Up!

Vikan Summer Camp REGISTRATION | (MATRÍCULA Campamento de Verano de Vikan)

It is time to register for the Vikan Summer Camp. The summer camp will run from June 1st through June 18th and from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Tuesday through Friday. To register your child, please click HERE.


Criteria for the Vikan Summer Camp is as follows:

  • Knights with a GPA of 1.5 or below
  • English Language Learners
  • Students on an Individualized Learning Plan
  • Students who might benefit from non-traditional school setting
  • Students who struggle engaging since we transitioned to online/remote learning
  • Students who might not identify as "exceptional learners" officially, but lack the skills needed to be successful in the classroom/process difficult content



Es tiempo de registrarse para el Campamento de Verano de Vikan. El campamento de verano será desde el 1ro de junio hasta el 18 de junio y desde las 8 AM hasta las 11 AM de martes a viernes. Para registrar a su estudiante, ¡por favor aplaste AQUÍ!


El criterio para el Campamento de Verano es:

  • Estudiantes con un promedio menor a 1.5

  • Estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés como segundo idioma

  • Estudiantes con un Plan Individualizado de Aprendizaje (IEP por sus siglas en inglés)

  • Estudiantes que se beneficien de un medio escolar no tradicional

  • Estudiantes que han tenido dificultades en el aprendizaje desde que empezamos clases remotas/virtuales

  • Estudiantes que no se identifican como “excepcionales” oficialmente pero que no tienen las habilidades para tener éxito en el salón de clases/procesando material difícil

SCHEDULED EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

School Clubs Calendar link


Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, May 7:

Teacher Appreciation Week


Friday, May 7:

School Lunch Hero Day

8th Grade Continuation Parade

We are excited to announce that the Vikan Middle School Continuation Parade has been scheduled for Thursday, May 27th at 10:00 AM. We will be sending additional information later in the month. But for now, please reserve the date for the Vikan Knights 8th Grade Ceremony!


Vikan Knights, Armor Up!


Estamos contentos de anunciar que la Parada de Continuacion del 8vo Grado sera el 27 de Mayo a las 10:00 AM. Estaremos enviando mas detalles en los proximos dias, pero por ahora por favor reserven la fecha para la Ceremonia de Caballeros de Vikan de 8vo grado!

School Lunch Hero Day

Lets celebrate our School Lunch Heroes!

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

Month of May Bullying Information

In the month of May, we are reviewing the learning about the differences between rude, mean and bullying, reporting vs. snitching, and how to report. In addition, we want students to understand the statistics around bullying. Bullying is not just a Middle school issue, it affects students across all grade levels. Data reports that bullying is highest in middle schools, followed by high schools, and then elementary schools. Cyberbullying is also the highest among middle school students, followed by high schools and then elementary. It is really important to keep open communication with your students regarding reporting and how things are going at school and always monitoring their online habits. Unfortunately, middle school students are not that forthcoming about what is happening at school.

Some of the barriers students face are as follows:

  • Being afraid of making things worse ( help your student understand that reporting is helping the situation)

  • Not knowing what to do or say (The staff at Vikan are all here to support you and your student along the way)

  • Not knowing how to report it online (District 27j uses safe to tell 1-877-542-7233 to report anonymously and Yellow Sheets while at school. Yellow sheets are digital this year and are located in your students grade level classroom)

  • Being afraid of other kids will make fun of them (Anonymity is important to us to keep everyone safe. We do not share students' names with other students.)

  • Being afraid to get hurt (WE are all here to protect your child)

  • Not knowing who to tell online( Reporting to safe to tell goes to Vikan administration and District level personnel.)

WE have talked to students about being part of the change. Each and every student is part of something bigger than themselves but it starts with each individual doing their part to keep Vikan a healthy, safe, supportive learning environment. Thank you for supporting your student and the Vikan Community. WE ARE VIKAN!

CMAS Testing Update

CMAS testing for the 20-21 school year is complete!! A big thank you to all Vikan families for their communication and assistance in getting remote students in the building to test as well as flexibility in bringing in students to make-up tests. This was truly a community effort!!

Student Information Update

The Registration department at Vikan Middle School would like to communicate that you may receive a phone call asking for updated information that we do not have on your student’s Infinite Campus file. Also at this time we would really appreciate it if you can make time to update new phone numbers, change of address, email, update immunizations, legal and guardianship documents, etc.

We also want to thank you for your understanding during this process and the importance of why we need updated information at all times. Please fill out the Information Update Form for any changes or email Elva Olivas, Registrar at elvaolivas@sd27j.net. You may also fax documents to 303-655-2881, or simply stop by our office between the hours of 8:00-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday.

Health Office Reminder

Parents and Guardians- Please continue to follow Tri County Health Department recommendations and be considerate of others. If your student isn’t feeling well, has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or if anyone in your home is showing major symptoms of Covid , such as a loss of taste or smell, new or worsening cough, fever, shortness of breath, is being tested for the virus due to these symptoms, please keep your student home from school until you know for sure. It is better for one student to be out, than a whole class.

Please remember to fill out the Daily Health Screen that is emailed to you if your child is not feeling well. If your child is sick and you fill out the form, there is no need to call our office, your student will be excused. Also please notify the front office and excuse your child if he/she is absent for any other reason. We are in the home stretch! Let’s finish strong! Thank you.