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Vol. 2 Issue 3 - November 17, 2021

Parent Teacher Conference
Parent Teacher Conferences

"Parent-teacher conferences are an essential part of the learning process, no matter where or how they take place" - Superintendent Scott Elder

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for November 22nd and 23rd.  Please join us in cementing the relationship between home and school.  You should have a message in ParentVUE with details about signing up for an appointment slot.  Please take a moment to check your messages and reach out to your student's teacher if you have any questions.  

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. 

Middle School Progress Reports

Middle school progress reports will be available November 18th.  Please log into ParentVUE to view grades and communications from your student's teachers.  If you have a question about a specific grade in a class, please reach out to the teacher directly.  Progress reporting period marks the passing of the midpoint in the quarter.  If you have concerns about your student's grade, it would be best to address it now. There are just over 3 weeks left in the Quarter.

ParentVUE

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.

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.


Coffee with the Principals

Join our Principals for a cup of coffee and a chat, virtually of course.  Take a look at our calendar for scheduled times.

Changes in Leadership

Hopefully, you have heard the news that Kathy House, our founding principal, has followed an opportunity in another district.  Her last day with us was November 12th and we are sad to see her go. Change is a part of life, however, and with her departure comes a new arrival. The announcement of our new principal, Daniel Gutierrez, was recently posted to our news feed and we hope you can join us in welcoming him aboard!  Keep your eyes on our news feed for updates and information as progress through this time of transition. 

School pictures makeup

Retake are now being taken at Ken Brown Photo if you missed picture day or did not like your originally photo. You can book an appointment on their website so that you can schedule a time that is convenient for you. There is no charge to book the session and they will give you an online access key on the day you take the photos to go online and see/order the photos. 


Thanks so much!
Rebecca Brown
KB Photo

Important Dates

Full Month Calendar

Do you own a business?

We are looking for sponsors to provide prizes for our 8th graders to be given away after our 8th grade Carnival on May 21st.  Please reach out to Vincent Montoya directly if you think you could donate items that would be good as prizes.  Some ideas include, a free donut if you own a donut shop, an hour of bowling if you own a bowling lane, gift certificates to your business or even gift cards to another local business.  We are open to creative ideas.

Thank you to our first sponsor who donated digital Amazon gift cards.  They are recognized on our Sponsors page.


 

Communication

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 20-21 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 us 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. 

 

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).