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9/29/2020 Weekly Communication

Week of: Sept. 29 -  Oct. 9, 2020

CALENDAR:
Tuesday, Sept. 29:5:30 - 6:30 - Book Club

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

Thursday, Oct. 1:
Official October Count Day ***PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD IS PRESENT DURING THEIR LIVE INSTRUCTION (SYNCHRONOUS DAY)
Spirit Day - Teal and Silver Rivals (think about natural, sports, schools, generations, etc) See Advisory Teacher
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Virtual Club
6:30 - 7:30 - Digital Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Virtual Club

Friday, Oct. 2:
Spirit Day - School appropriate pajama day

Monday, Oct. 5:
2:00 - 3:00 - GSA Virtual Club
2:00 - 3:00 - Anime/Manga Club

Tuesday, Oct. 6:
5:30 - 6:30 - Book Club

Wednesday, Oct. 7:
6:30 - 7:30 - Art ClubThursday, Oct. 8:
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Virtual Club
6:30 - 7:30 - Digital Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Virtual Club

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
October 1st 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.

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 school
When: THURSDAYS 5-530pm via google meets in our google classroom
Contact: 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 pm
Use 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 Club
Anime 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!

Traditional Art Club - Hi! Art Club is for Vikan students who want to have access to more advanced materials and opportunities to learn about and practice Art - whether it’s drawing and illustration, painting, sculpture, mixed media, wherever they want to go! Facilitated by Mrs. Davenport, Art Teacher at Vikan.

Digital Art, Comics, and Storytelling Club - Hi! Shortened to Digital Storytelling Club, this is the club for students who want to explore Art and Storytelling using Digital Art platforms and tools. Facilitated by Mrs. Davenport, Art Teacher at Vikan.

GSA Club - The Genders and Sexualities Alliance provides a safe space for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and have fun!   We will provide a sense of community and a space for all LGBTQIA+ identities and allies to be respected.   We meet on Mondays from 2-3pm. See email for link to sign up.

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

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 see email for the 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 see email to apply 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