K-5 Schedule Review
Enrollment Happening NOW!
Enrollment for 22-23 school year: sports are filling up!
- Kindergarten through 4th grade: Only 5 spots remaining at each grade level
- 5th grade: Only 3 spots remaining
- 6-8th grade: 15 spots remaining
Go to the enrollment page to sign up for your informational meeting; the first step for enrollment.
Charter Home Study Academy Students Reach Out to Elderly
During the pandemic, residents of assisted living facilities are not able to visit with friends and family and must quarantine in their rooms. With this in mind, CHSA students set to work creating greetings to cheer up elderly folks in some local facilities. Children in grades kindergarten through 8th grade used their artistic talents to draw, color, design, and write uplifting notes.
For each card or letter written, students added a link to a paper chain as a visual representation of the number of seniors who will receive a special greeting. Students engaging in this service project were able to relate to feelings of isolation during the pandemic. Brightening the day of others, brought joy to themselves as well.
“Encouraging our students to reach out to seniors during this trying time, allows them to practice not only academic reading and writing skills but also empathy and other social-emotional skills, growing each child wholly and deliberately,” said Principal Steve Bryant
Updated Guidelines For Schools
All students and Parents (and preschool age children) must be wearing masks on campus. With the state-wide mask mandate ended, we still have to wait for the mask mandate in school to be lifted (hopefully by the end of February).
CHSA Craft Fair is Open for Business!!
Charter Home Study Academy K-8 (CHSA) students are continuing their traditional Annual Craft Faireand sales begin TODAY!
Students have been busy creating their business plan and are now marketing their products online Etsy-style, known as CHetSAy! Begin shopping today at chsacrafts.com through November 27. New products are still being added, so keep checking back to secure the best one-of-kind, handmade treasures.
The Craft Faire began 21 years ago as an entrepreneurial project for K-8 students. Over the years, it has evolved into a thriving marketplace of handmade wares and international cuisine that draws hundreds of patrons. The CHSA students appreciate your interest and continued support as they learn and grow in business, creativity, production, marketing, and have a lot of FUN!
Plan to PAY & PICKUP during school hours from December 7 through 15. As in the past, we only accept CASH for CHetSAy purchases.
Welcome to the First Day of 20-21
Greeting Charter Home Study Academy Families!
Here is what is in the post:
- Caseload Teacher meetings are being held this week through August 14
- Log in to Google Classroom and Pathways using instructions provided by your teacher
- Grades 6-8 Distance Learning Meetings Begin Wednesday August 19
- Grades K-5 Meet and Greet on campus Thursday August 20
- Instructions for distance learning will be posted in Google Classroom by August 17
For our K-5 families, if you are overwhelmed by the weight and number of books you picked up from the school, please do not panic, the staff is here to assist you. Take the time to read through the “I Can statements” provided by your caseload teachers. If you haven’t done so yet, decide where you can “set up” your schooling area. If there is something you need please contact your caseload teacher or the office. Your caseload teacher provided information on how to log into our documentation program “Pathways” and Google Classroom. Make sure to log in to each to ensure that it works. We will use Pathways to log student activity and grades. Google classroom will have assignments posted for the grade level science focused class.
For our 6-8 families, you may not have as many books as the K-5 families, but you have more Google classes to learn. Your caseload teacher provided the codes to log in to each of your four Google classrooms. (English, History, Math Science). Use your school email address to sign in to Google Drive and use the class codes to sign in to the google classrooms. If you are having trouble contact your caseload teacher or the office. Teachers will be posting welcome videos, instructions and other materials to get started. It is also important to log in to the Pathways system using the instructions provided by your caseload teacher. We will use Pathways to log student activity and grades. Google classrooms will have assignments posted for each class. The first distance learning meetings for grades 6-8 will be on Wednesday August 19. Instructions to log in to the meeting will be posted in Google Classrooms. This is why it is very important to log in to the classes now. Instructions on how to access distance learning meetings will be posted in each class by Monday August 17 at noon.
On August 20, we are giving our K-5 families a chance to meet their classroom teachers in person! In order to create a safe environment we have established times for family groups to come in to meet the teachers. This will give students and new families the chance to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and collect some supplies for the classes.
K-5 Meet and Greet - Thursday August 20
9:00 - 9:30 Families’ Last Name A - H
9:45 - 10:15 Families’ Last Name I - P
10:30 - 11:00 Families’ Last Name Q - Z
It is very important to come in promptly at the time allotted. We need to have time to clean in between each family group, so unfortunately we will not be able to spend as much time as we would like with each family
Here is the Distance Learning Schedule for Charter Home Study Academy. It is also available at an attached pdf. We will continue to post in Parent Square to keep families updated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your caseload teacher, the office, or reply to this message.
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Charter Home Study Academy Re-opening Plans
The first day of school is August 12. Our initial six weeks of the school year, August 12 – September 25, will be conducted through distance learning. We will then re-evaluate conditions and modify accordingly.
CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS CHECKOUT AUGUST 7-14
School curriculum will be provided to all families and available to pick up on campus by appointment. Caseload teachers will reach out to families at the end of this week to set these appointments. During this appointment teachers will instruct families on how to log into Google Classroom and Pathways and families will complete the enrollment paperwork. A distance learning meeting schedule will also be available at that time.
- K-5 students will be meeting through zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a set time for each grade.
- 6-8 students will be meeting through zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays at a set time for each class. (English, History, Math, Science)
If you requested a Chromebook or Verizon Hot spot through our survey, they will be handed out at the materials pickup time. If you are more comfortable having a staff member meet you at your car, please let the teacher know when you sign up for a material checkout time.
PROGRAM PLANNING MEETINGS WITH HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES.
Each family and student will have a caseload teacher to help guide families. Meetings with Kindergarten through Fifth grade tend to have more meeting time than middle school. Middle school will have longer class Zoom meetings. Unless there is a need for materials pick up or drop off, caseload meetings can be held virtually. Teachers can also schedule in person meetings. Meetings on campus are by appointment only. Teachers will schedule the appointments with families. If you want to schedule an appointment on campus, please contact your caseload teacher.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS ON CAMPUS
For the health and safety of all individuals, we will be following the CDPH guidelines.
- On campus, masks must be worn at all times following CDPH guidelines.
- Each person must use the available hand sanitizer or hand washing station when entering and exiting any classroom or office.
- Physical distancing guidelines will be followed on campus.
- After exiting the classroom, staff will use the sanitizer and towels to wipe contact areas: table, chairs, and interior door handles.
CLASSES THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING
Classes will be held on Zoom, will meet at a standard time, and will include direct instruction. A schedule of zoom classes along with teacher office hours will be provided for all families. Students are expected to participate in Zoom classes. K-5 students will be meeting through zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a set time for each grade. 6-8 students will be meeting through zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays at a set time for each class. (English, History, Math, and Science). Teachers will focus on group activities, discussion of subject matter, and direct instruction during these classes. Classes will be shorter than an in person class. It is very important for students to be present during these class times. In Addition to the live zoom class, each Middle School class will have at least two asynchronous (recorded) lessons with video available in google classroom per week included in the weekly assignments. K-5 class will have asynchronous science lessons and weekly guidelines/suggestions for homeschooling.
Master Agreement Signatures and Technology Survey
By now, you should have signed the Master Agreement for Charter Home Study Academy. If you have not signed the Master Agreement sent out last week, you are not enrolled. Please contact the office if you need assistance firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-622-6984. We also sent a technology survey on Friday. Please make sure to fill out the survey if you need a Chromebook or hot spot. Senior Secretary Janet Johnson and Principal Steve Bryant will be on campus daily.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the required paperwork. We look forward to starting school and at least seeing everyone through Zoom. Take care and please let us know if there is anything you need.
Principal Steve Bryant
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