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9/22/2020 Weekly Communication

Week of: Sept. 22 - 25, 2020
Back to School NightWeek of
Monday, September 21-Friday, September 25.Uncommon times call for unique solutions and the Vikan staff has risen to the challenge. We have created an interactive virtual Back to School presentation to connect families with teachers and staff and to provide families with information and resources about the 20-21 school year. We ask that you set a time this week to sit down with your child(ren) to watch the presentation and meet the Vikan staff. 

CALENDAR: 
Monday, Sept. 21:
Virtual Back to School Night Week (asynchronous)
2:00 - 3:00 - GSA Virtual Club

Wednesday, Sept. 23:
Virtual Back to School Night Week (asynchronous)
6:30 - 7:30 - Art Virtual Club

Thursday, Sept. 24:
Virtual Back to School Night Week (asynchronous)
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Virtual Club
6:30 - 7:30 - Digital Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Virtual ClubFriday,

Sept. 25:
Virtual Back to School Night Week (asynchronous)
1st Qtr Midterm Progress Report Grade will be available for you to view in Infinite Campus by the end of the day.

Monday, Sept. 28:
2:00 - 3:00 - GSA Virtual Club

Wednesday, Sept. 30:
6:30 - 7:30 - Art Virtual Club

Thursday, Oct. 1:
Official October Count Day
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Virtual Club
6:30 - 7:30 - Digital Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Virtual Club
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD IS PRESENT DURING THEIR LIVE INSTRUCTION (SYNCHRONOUS DAY)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:Virtual Back to School Night IS this week, Sept. 21 - 25. We have shared it in an email to both you and your children but wanted to also share the link below.  Please take a few minutes this week and sit down with your kids to meet their teachers and be introduced to the learning for the year. VIKAN staff were able to be creative and show their true selves in their videos which will help you connect with them. Chat with your children about what they saw and heard so that they can find themselves in the equation of families + teachers(school) + child/student= success! Please check you email for the Backt to School Night Link.

Midterm Progress Reports - Please login to Infinite Campus to monitor your students progress in every class for the last 3 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student’s teacher.

Yearbook Club - Excalibur Yearbook StaffWhat we will do: Collaborate to create, design and plan our yearbook using Jostens Yearbook Avenue Take photographs, write captions and stories that share our experiences with our communityRepresent Vikan's core values through our reporting and documentation of our time at schoolWhen: THURSDAYS 5-530pm via google meets in our google classroomContact: Cynnamon Rankens crankens@sd27j.net  Kari Sims ksims@sd27j.net 

Book Club - Join the Virtual Vikan Book ClubIf you love to read and talk about what you have read, this club is for you!We will have our first meeting:Tuesday, September 22, 2020 @ 5:30-6:30 pm.We will meet every Tuesday,  from 5:30-6:30 pmUse the link below to sign up:
https://forms.gle/zn8R79esTzGtS2U2A 

Anime Club - Do you like Anime? Manga? Both? Do you want to connect with others on this topic? Then this is the club for you! Anime Club is about uniting a diverse group of students who share the common love of anime and Japanese culture. We will be watching anime and reading manga. We will meet to discuss, show, and promote anime in a safe environment, facilitated by me (Mrs. Gansen) and can also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding. Mrs. Gansen (Gordon) will be accepting up to 20 students for the anime club.  6th, 7th, and 8th graders can all apply by clicking: Join Anime ClubAnime Club will be meeting Mondays from 2pm -3pm on Google Meets. Our first meeting will be  October 5th. Once I have a list of students I will be sending an invite to a google classroom to participate. Thank you for your interest in Anime Club!

October Count Day - October 1 st is the official date that the state requires all students to be in attendance, this is how the school gets its funding. We need your help in making sure that your in person learning student as well as you virtual learner is in attendance this day.

Elective Class - We would like to remind you that all elective classes for all students start at 8:00 am online. They are required.

Student Health Screening - Please remember to fill out and submit the Mandatory Health Screening Form in your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus every day your student is scheduled to be at school, even if they are absent. If your student will be absent for the day, please report the absence on the attendance line at 303-655-4086 to excuse your student. Please let us know if you need assistance signing into the parent portal or are unable to find the form.

Attendance - If your student will be absent for the day, please report their absence on the attendance line at 303-655-4056. This is for all students including virtual students.

Student Fees - Typically, our office collects student fees during registration and/or back to school nights.  With the current guidelines in place and remote learning options, we will not have this opportunity.  You can view the 20/21 course fees and student account balances in Infinite Campus. These fees are due 9/30/2020. 
To pay online, please check your email for link to be directed to the online payment website.  Please note you will need to set up an account if you do not have one.Free & Reduced online application, please click HERE if you have not already completed one or for more information.  While student meals are free through December 31st; this application process is still required for fee exemption. Information flyers attached to this email.

Vikan Apparel - If you are interested in purchasing school apparel we have items available for purchase. You may send money with your student or stop by our office.
Vikan hats - $15
Drawstring bags - $10
Vikan T-Shirts - $15
Vikan Hoodies - $25