2016-2017 School Year
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Student Meal Payments
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Off Campus Lunch and Sign-out
The AcademyMarch 14, 2017
11800 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031-5097
Phone: 303-289-8088 Fax: 303-289-8087 Website: www.theacademyk12.org
Greetings Wildcat Family,
I wanted to take this time to share some updates to our lunch and sign out procedures to better alert you of what we have in place to best serve the needs of our school community.
As you may be aware, The Academy has a closed campus policy when it comes to lunch activities. We want to celebrate the achievements of our seniors, who have accrued a 3.0 GPA from the previous semester, by allowing them the opportunity to receive open lunch privileges. These expectations were presented to our students in grade level assemblies and applications provided to students who qualified. For clarity purposes, off campus means anyone leaving the physical building, including leaving to hang out in their car. If there is ever a need for a student to get an item from their car, we will do our best to work with them to retrieve it.
Recently, we have had issues with 11th and 12th grade students who have not yet earned open lunch privileges leaving without permission. This is obviously against the Academy's policy, is a safety concern, and sets a poor example for our younger students. Due to this, we have had to utilize our limited resources to find and redirect these students to their assigned locations; which has greatly impacted our learning community due to important members of our staff having to leave their strategic roles to follow up with these students. I plan on meeting with the 11th and 12th grade students during their class meetings with Mr. Clark to address these issues. It is my hope that you partner with us in letting your student(s) know that he/she currently is not able to leave school for lunch unless they have the approval of administration.
Our previous procedure, for students who leave without permission, was a warning letter that reminds them about the policy, the second offense is a lunch detention, and the third occurrence is a suspension. Effective immediately, administration has met and decided that in order to correct some of these ongoing issues, and in respect to school and student safety, any student who leaves campus without a parent coming in to sign them out will receive an in school suspension.
At this time, we will be leaving the open lunch procedure in place, but only seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to leave campus. We reserve the right to make changes and/or eliminate the policy altogether if it continues to be an issue that disrupts the learning community. Our initial intention was to re-evaluate the GPA’s of our current seniors for open lunch during the spring semester; however, due to the aforementioned issues, we have not yet begun that process. If the issues improve, we will look at potentially opening up the open lunch privilege to additional seniors and continue the procedure next year for our current 11th graders.
Finally, I wanted to touch base regarding proper sign out procedures at The Academy. We have had numerous instances of emails being sent by students from their parent’s emails, this is obviously a concern. Please refer to the Academy Handbook (Page 19) that states that “Parents must be physically present to sign out their student.” For students who drive themselves to and from school, we would require both an email and phone call from the parent stating their approval.
Please feel free to give me a call or email if you have any questions. Our concern is always the safety of our students and our campus. Currently, we do not have the resources available to continue addressing these issues we are experiencing. Your help on this matter will help us send a clear message about our expectations for our students during lunch and will help curtail the increase of incidents that are occurring.
Dean of Students
PARCC/CMAS OPT out form
Congratulations Alexis Loera
Congratulations to Alexis Loera for being named Sportswoman of Colorado for high school soccer. Alexis was recognized at the Sportswoman of Colorado Banquet on March 12th. We are very proud of Alexis and her accomplishments. She is pictured with her parents Tia and Juan Loera who deserve some recognition as well. Congratulations again on this prestigious honor!
Colorado Close Up
On March 5-7 seven Academy students attended Colorado Close Up. Colorado Close Up has given students an educational experience in civics since 1979. This year our students were able to participate in a mock trial with the Colorado Supreme Court, sit in the Colorado House and Senate Sessions, meet our legislators, tour the U.S. Mint, tour CBS News 4, hear from our Lieutenant Governor, interview a Lobbyist, and attend a House committee meeting! They learned a ton and had a great time as well.
Congratulations Wildcat Basketball
This past weekend was action packed with Academy High School varsity and girls Jr High basketball.
The Jr High A & B teams were undefeated through the regular season and then captured the League Tournament Championship, Saturday March 4th. The boys varsity had a season record of 17-6 setting a school record of most wins in a season. They went on a 15-game win streak which included beating Jefferson Academy for the 1st time in school history. They finished 2nd in both the Frontier League and Districts this season and earned an 8th straight appearance in the State Tournament. The girls varsity also had a record setting season. They are the Frontier League District Champions and also earned an appearance in the State Tournament while earning All Academic 2016-2017.
The following players have been selected to play in this year's All-Star Game which will be played on March 18th at The Academy (6 girls & 7:30 pm boys) Alex Rodriquez, Diego Gonzalez, Ronnie Garcia, Peyton Zamora, Garren Lahman, Mary Turner, and Dane Olson. We invite you to come out and cheer on our Wildcats.
The Academy is hosting its second Career Fair!
We are seeking local companies who would like to showcase their business. If you would like to participate and help our students learn about exciting career paths please sign up! The more businesses we have the bigger our students can dream!
Students will be asking questions of the business reps in order to find out what those businesses do, skills that are needed, classes they should take, etc.
We provide a table, two chairs, signage, and internet access to each business that attends.
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Who will attend: 8th & 9th Graders
Time: Setup – 7:00 – 9:00 am (If businesses need to set up time. Arrive when you need to.)
8th graders: 9:15 – 10:30
9th graders: 10:35 – 11:45
You may contact the Junior High Counselor, Jennifer Drake, at 303-439-6148 or email her at Jennifer.Drake@theacademyk12.org to sign up or if you have any questions.
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Links and Information
Please click here for the PowerSchool Parent and Student Login page. District Code: PXDS
The Academy is pleased to announce our subscription to Campus Impact. This is an on-line video streaming website designed to address complicated social issues that affect students such as bullying, violence, social media, respect, and cliques.
The subscription is available to all Academy staff, students, and families. The password is AcademyWildcats
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The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act enacted in 1986 mandates that the US Environmental Protection Agency make rules regarding asbestos hazards in schools available for review.
The Academy's new facility located at 11800 Lowell Blvd, Westminster, CO was constructed in 2004-2005 and opened in August of 2005. No asbestos containing materials were designed for, nor specified, nor installed in the construction of the new school.
State law requires that an asbestos management plan must be in place and be made available for public review, even though no asbestos containing materials were used when the school was constructed. The law further requires that the school community be made aware of the plan on an annual basis. This is the official notification that such a plan is in place and available for review in the office of the Operations Director at the above referenced address.