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11/18/2020 Weekly Communication

Weeks of: Monday, Nov. 16 -  Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
CALENDAR:
Monday, Nov. 16:
2:00 - 3:00 - GSA Club
2:00 - 3:00 - Anime/Manga Club

Tuesday, Nov. 17:
5:30 - 6:30 - Book Club

Wednesday, Nov. 18:
6:30 - 7:30 - Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Club

Thursday, Nov. 19:
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Club

Friday, Nov. 20:
Midterm Progress Reports

Nov. 24 - Nov. 27:
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 30:
2:00 - 3:00 - GSA Club
2:00 - 3:00 - Anime/Manga Club

Tuesday, Dec. 1:
5:30 - 6:30 - Book Club

Wednesday, Dec. 2: 
6:30 - 7:30 - Art, Comics & Visual Storytelling Club

Thursday, Dec. 3:
4:45 - 5:30 - Yearbook Club

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Dear families, thank you for working with our school to make it possible to provide in-person and online learning for our students since we returned in the fall. As you may have heard, 27J Schools will be moving to remote learning for all students starting after Thanksgiving break, Dec. 1st for Middle and High School and then return to in-person instruction, for those who have previously selected this learning option, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. 
Attached you will find information regarding nutrition services during remote learning as well as technology support locations. 

Progress report grades will be available for you to view on Friday, November 20th. If you have any questions regarding grades, please contact your student’s teacher.

We would like to wish all of our Vikan families a fun and safe Thanksgiving break. When we return all student will be remote learning. A day students return to online school on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 and B day students return on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. 

Don’t miss out on the 2020-2021 yearbook, pre-order it today for your student.  Please check your email to be redirected to Josten’s website to place your order.  

Vikan families, if you need help with food, employment, shelter, etc., and need to know where to go and who to reach out to please check your email for link to a list of resources. You may also reach out to us and we will do our best to help and find additional resources for you. Please see attached information for meal distribution during remote learning. 

Student Fees - If you have not paid your student’s fees for the 2020-2021 school year, please check your email for link to be directed to the online payment website.  Our district office sends out monthly reminders of outstanding payments. Please keep in mind that student fees will travel with the student once they have moved on to high school in our district.

Elective Class - 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 OF THE WEEK:
Congratulations to the following students continue the great work:
6th Grade:
Alicia has regularly participated in class discussions, seeks opportunities to grow as a learner, and advocates for her learning needs. She asked that I provide her with specific details from her math Fastbridge assessment so she could see which skills she is strong in and which she needs to improve. She also asked for help when she was struggling to understand a math concept. -Mrs O'Neal

7th Grade:
Daniella ; This student is consistently trying her hardest. She finishes work on time, even when absent for sickness! She has an A in Social Studies and a joy to have in class as well.   Mr.  Eckert 
Elijah great participation in math and he stayed after the bell rang to finish the problem he was working on.  Mr. Xani

8th GradePatricia, Whether she is making a monumental pancake or requesting help on her math work, it is always evident that Patricia does he absolute best. She showed me kindness when I was having a tough time, and is always willing to talk in class and give her answers and ideas. I love her attitude - it is bright and optimistic. Her character demonstrates what it means to be a good person and have fun with life! — Davies 

American Education Week: November 16–20, 2020
11/16 - Kickoff!  - American Education Week presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.

11/17 - Family Day - According to experts, parents need to take an active and assertive role in their children's education on a daily basis for optimal success at school. Ongoing research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores confidence among parents in their children's education.

11/18 - Educational Support Professionals (ESP) Day - This year we have seen ESPs go well beyond anything we have seen before as they work to meet the needs of our school communities in the midst of a pandemic. On ESP Day, join us to honor and advocate for the ESPs who continue keeping students safe, healthy, and ready to learn. 

11/19 - Educator for a Day - Normally community members are invited to be an educator for the day - taking on the educators responsibilities this enhances understanding among educators and community leaders. In addition, it demonstrates to public officials and other decision makers, the successes and challenges our educators face and underscores the need for adequate staffing, materials, and facilities for students.

11/20 - Substitute Educators Day - These professional educators provide a critical link in the education of public schoolchildren by serving as a bridge to provide continued quality education to children in the temporary absence of regular classroom educators.

THANK YOU (Faculty, staff, students, families and community members) for all that you do to support us at VIKAN everyday!