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Vol. 2 Issue 6 - May 17, 2022

Spring Break
Last day of school

A unique end to another unique year. Make up days were added to the traditional calendar this year to compensate for days lost due to severe weather, so the last day of school is after Memorial Day Weekend, Tuesday May 31st.

Tuesday will be a half day and is scheduled from 8:30 - 11:00.  Live meets are scheduled that day for all students.  Middle school teachers will share the abbreviated schedule with their students via Google Classroom.

Returning Chromebooks

All students who are returning to eCADEMY K8 next year should plan on keeping their Chromebook over the summer so they are ready to start next school year on day one. Keep in mind that students and families will be responsible for damage to the Chromebook that is incurred while checked out and student accounts will have severely limited website access over the summer. Only Kahn Academy will be accessible. 

The following students need to return their Chromebook to eCADEMY K8:

  • All 8th grade students need to return their Chromebooks and can do so as early as Friday May 27th.  
  • Any student NOT returning to eCADEMY K8 in the fall should return their Chromebook after classes end on Tuesday May 31st.  If a student does not expect to be available to return their device on Tuesday, they should make arrangements to do so on Friday May 27th.
8th Grade Promotion

The Virtual 8th grade promotion event is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th from 7-8 PM. 

Details are pending and will be posted on our school calendar and announced to families via School Messenger.

family engagement activity posted

Our Family Engagement Google Classrooms have a new activity posted. To celebrate the importance of literacy, we are asking students to make a summer reading recommendations and to make a super short video showing them reading together with their learning coach.  A special thanks goes out to our librarian Mrs. Crouch who collaborated on this activity and connected with VM Coffee who donated prizes. Have your student login to Google Classroom and look for the eCADEMY K8 Family Engagement classroom badge.

Attendance and engagement

Attendance is incredibly important, for both in-person learning AND remote learning.  In middle school, students are expected to attend their synchronous meets by showing up on time and staying for the full duration of the meet. During asynchronous days, please follow the expectations of your teachers to be marked present. In elementary, students are expected to attend every meet that they are scheduled for during the day, including their specials classes.  

Beyond attending synchronous meets, students need to spend their independent learning time completing tasks in Edgenuity and work assigned by their teachers. The school day is scheduled from 8:30 to 3 daily. 

Finally, ParentVUE is the official communication channel of eCADEMY K8.  While it may be supplemented by other systems like Gmail and Chat, important messages are being sent via ParentVUE messages and families are expected to login regularly.  Don't miss important information and make sure to log in regularly via the web or mobile apps. 

Chronic Absenteeism

"Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third-grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school." - Attendanceworks

While our eCADEMY Dragon community is filled with attendance success stories, we are also facing some pretty serious challenges. Nearly 1/3 of our students are identified as Chronically absent. We understand that many families are facing many challenges, but now is always the best time to recommit to attending class regularly and we are here to help if we can.  If your family is facing obstacles to regular attendance, please reach out and let us know.  Contact your grade level counselor and let's see if there is something we can do to help.

Published School Attendance Data


Interested in helping establish our PTO?

It has been one tumultuous year and we want to thank you for sticking with us through the twists and turns.  Now that we have a little breathing room, we are ready to welcome a PTO to our community.  When the year began, we reached out looking for families that might be interested and would like to do so again.  If you would like to help us establish and grow a PTO here at eCADEMY K8, please email Vincent Montoya.  We look forward to connecting with you.

Kindergarten at eCADEMY K8

If you know a family who is considering online learning for their Kinder student, please let them know about eCADEMY K8. Our kinder teachers are excited and ready to engage young learners.  Watch and share the following video presentation from our kinder teachers and students.


  • Child must be 5 years old by August 31st.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate
  • Updated immunization records
  • Picture ID (Parent/Guardian)

Registration Policy

2022-23 Registration

Unless you have expressed to us that you are attending in-person school next year, your student is automatically enrolled at eCADEMY K8.  At your earliest convenience, please log into ParentVUE and complete your 2022-23 online registration so we can best prepare for your student's arrival in the fall.  

8th grade students are automatically enrolled in their neighborhood school and NOT at eCADEMY HS.  Please sign in to ParentVUE to complete your student's high school registration.

Supply lists 2022-23

Supply lists for next year are updated and available for families.

Important Dates

Full Month Calendar

Do you own a business?

We are looking for sponsors to provide prizes for our 2022-23 community events.  Please reach out to our Librarian, Melissa Crouch, if you are interested in sponsoring school activities.

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2021-22 school year.  They are recognized on our Sponsors page.


Families, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's teacher, counselor, or dean if you have any questions during this final quarter of the 21-22 school year.  These final months can be busy and filled with activity, but it is not the time to let communications fizzle out.  Whether by email or by phone, we want to hear from you!

Our main office number is (505) 816-9550.  Please visit our Administrative Contact page to reach our school Admin and Staff.  Linked names will open a website dedicated to that staff member and may contain additional contact information.  The envelope will open a contact form that will send out an email.  If a phone number is listed, please feel free to dial them directly. And finally, all staff at eCADEMY K8 can be reached via the mobile ParentVUE app and ParentVUE online. 



Logging into ParentVUE regularly is important for all families. In ParentVUE, you will find Attendance data for your student, and Absence Reporting button, Grades (Middle School), and finally, communications from teachers.  While you may get a copy of school emails to your email inbox, you may also be receiving many other emails there as well.  Your ParentVUE messages inbox will only have communications related to your student and their education.  If you have been locked out of your ParentVUE account or have lost your password and are unable to reset it, please call in on our main number and we can help.

eCADEMY K8 Social Media

eCADEMY K8 has staked its claim in the social media worlds of Twitter and YouTube. We are looking forward to taking advantage of both of these platforms to share successes and connect with families.  Our Twitter account will be used as a supplement to the official communications that are sent out to families via Schoolmessenger and Synergy and will never contain critical information shared through these channels.  However, we do hope to Tweet out celebratory notes or helpful reminders for families.  If you don't use Twitter, no worries.  If you do, follow us @ecademyk8 .  

We have also established our channel on YouTube and moved our previous Dragon Lair Cafe videos to this new channel. Please subscribe to our channel and click the notification bell so you will get notified when we go live or when we post new videos or video announcements (coming soon).