The Flex Gazette
21st Century Cyber Charter School Newsletter: May 2019
A Note From Our Principals
Hello 21CCCS Students and families!
Spring has sprung and we are moving right along with it! We have been loving the amount of participation we have experienced in recent events such as the Punxsutawney field trip, the Community Outreaches, Adventure Club field trips and more! Thank you all for coming out and showing your school spirit!
As we are finishing up our PSSA testing weeks for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, we are flowing right into preparation for the Keystone exams for our High School students.
If you are testing for the 2019 Keystone exams and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your Academic Advisor. (Keystone testing will be held during the week of May 21 - 23, 2019.)
All of the information obtained from these assessments will serve as a valuable tool for 21CCCS in planning future school programs, developing curriculum and in-service training of teachers, and informing the public about student achievement. We truly value each and every one of our students and look forward to being able to better provide as such.
As we get closer to the end of the school year, please do not forget to continue attending your live classes, visiting the VOs and submitting work on Moodle as well as sharing any questions or concerns with your academic advisors. We at 21CCCS are looking forward to finishing out the 2018-2019 school year nice and strong!
We will be fast-approaching our end of year events such as the graduation ceremonies, end of year field trip, prom and the end of the year parties as well. We are so excited to see students and families come out for all of these events!
With that being said, let’s focus on these strategies for success:
Snack Breaks! - If you feel you are losing your focus in your work, class or projects, take a snack break and eat something light! It’s hard to focus when your stomach is growling!
Encourage your fellow classmates - give encouragement like you would like to be encouraged!
Encourage your teachers and school staff! - Everyone enjoys receiving appreciation! Your teachers have been working hard all school year, a smile or a simple ‘thank you’ will go a long way!
Dr. Kelley Harmer and Mrs. Monica Frank
Eagle Pride Program
Middle School Students
Greetings Eagles! We have a lot of exciting things happening in our Eagle Pride Program.
Eagle Pride Tickets: During the month of March, 63 Eagle Pride tickets were sent out to students who were recognized for showing leadership or positive engagement. Of those 63 tickets, 4 tickets were randomly selected and those students received an Eagle Pride long sleeve t-shirt. The winners for the March Eagle Pride Drawing were: Izabella K., Levi B., Summer R., and William R. Congratulations to our March winners!
Eagle on the Rise Awards: We are proud to announce that we mailed out 213 Eagle on the Rise Awards. Any student who increased their Language Arts, Math or Science grade by 5% between Q2 and Q3 received this award. Congratulations for all of your hard work, students! Who is going on earn an Eagle on the Rise Award for Q4 by increasing your grade 5 percentage points?
Finally, we want to congratulate and recognize our Honors Students for the third marking period. Thank you students for all of your hard work and dedication.
Hello 21CCCS Family,
We first want to welcome to the Counseling Team, Mrs. Faust. Mrs. Faust has been helping with Guidance classes, in the Guidance VO and with 504s. If you haven’t met Mrs. Faust yet, come say hi to her in the Guidance VO. She is here to support you and we are very excited she is part of our team.
Students, happy last full month of school!!! To all of you who have been working diligently throughout the year, congratulations on all of your accomplishments so far. To all our procrastinators, it’s time to kick it into high gear and get some work done. You have one full month left of learning and one month left to earn points. To our seniors, soak in this last month. You have made it to the finish line. We hope to see you at the end of the year festivities and graduation. We wish you nothing but success in your future. Even though you are no longer our students, you will always be part of our 21CCCS Family.
It’s time to start planning for the summer! Here are some ideas for your planning:
Be active - it’s not only good for you physically, it’s good for your mental health
Get a summer job - you can get working papers through your local school district
Summer School - sometimes life happens and we need to reset and get caught up so we have a fresh start next school year or you may want to try to get ahead
Family Time - summer is the best time for some forced family fun!!! Examples of forced family fun: day trips, camping, vacations, family dinners, BBQs, picnics, outings in the park, bike rides, walks on a trail, community events, local fairs, carnivals, family game night
Volunteer work - summer time is a great time to help others and your community
Camp 21 - Click here for more information
Read - read a book or several for pleasure this summer
~ Ms. Cooke, Mrs. Faust, Mr. Galiczynski, Mrs. McCoy & Mrs. Moynihan
From the Health Center
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer:
- Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade.
- Wear protective clothing, such as a lightweight long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible.
- Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Use sunscreen whenever you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days.
- Apply enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin.
- Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears and the top of your head.
- When outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand, as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
- Avoid tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from tanning beds can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging.
- Consider using a self-tanning product if you want to look tan, but continue to use sunscreen with it.
- Perform regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, and see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice new or suspicious spots on your skin, or anything changing, itching or bleeding.