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Charter News, June 5,2015

posted Jun 15, 2015, 8:46 PM by Rhonda Schlosser

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.  ~Arie Pencovici

Dear Parents,

The last two weeks have been filled with five of our seven promotion celebrations, with two more next week.  It has been so rewarding to see the proud and happy students and families enjoying the close of the year together.  Each ceremony was so special to the program because of the dedication and commitment of the teachers that run the programs.  They truly put their hands and hearts into making their program celebration as best as it could be..personalized to each and every student.

I want to thank all of the parents who have contributed so much this year to the Charter programs that your child(ren) are enrolled in. I have spoken to so many of you, whether it was for personal reasons, in the classrooms or at a special event, for fundraising, or on one of the meetings held for WASC, or LCAP.   And I have heard from so many parents that this year has been one of their best years yet. What a great thing to hear!

I have learned a lot from the many conversations and discussions I have had, and will keep them in mind as the plans for next year are further developed.  It is through continual reflection and change from all sources that this Charter will remain strong, to evolve and flourish.   I want to strengthen the consistent level of parent communication next year by adding a Parent Advisory Committee that meets monthly.  Supporting seven programs, grades K-12, on different campuses is not an easy task, and it is important to have the consistent voice from parents representing every program and grade level.   If you are interested in participating on this committee, please email me and let me know.  I will be sending another reminder at the beginning of the school year.

With your ideas implemented in the Charter’s LCAP, some of the support we will add are additional VAPA opportunities, regular after school tutoring hours held at the Felton site and tutoring times at the Quail Hollow site, added hands-on opportunities as enrichment, and extended hours with our counselor.

We close this year with our first ever WASC accreditation, and next year we will begin with a unified plan that includes the further implementation of the LCAP that contains your input, a follow up visit from the WASC committee, and the Charter renewal process. It is good to have come to a place where all the programs in the Charter, while different in their programming, are unified under one plan.  I look forward to working with and for you next year.


Parent survey:

This week is your last chance to take the parent survey.  Please take a minute to complete it. If you already have...thank you!

Online Student Registration for 2015-16 School Year

All students  must register on line over the summer before attending school next year. Continuing students should receive an infosnap generated email around June 5th, about on-line registration. New students should receive a kindergarten and new student registration information by June 24th.

Families that do not have an email account will have their Snap Code mailed to their homes. The email will come from  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the online student registration process, please contact our Student Information System Specialist, Gail Heagerty, at or by phone at 335-4425 ext. 117.

An important reminder to all 2015-16 Seventh Grade students: You must complete a TDAP booster before the start of the school year... or no attendance can be claimed.  If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact Holly, our registrar at  prior to receiving a TDAP booster or completing the personal belief exemption.


The teacher's last day is June 12.  I will be in the office until June 26 and will be back the first week of August.  Our charter offices will be open until the end of June, and will reopen in early August.

What’s Going on in Our Charter School?  ..little snippets of some of our programs.

BC Homeschool: Their end of year celebration and advancement ceremony was held June 4.  What a happy and touching event.

FC Homeschool: They will get to have their pool day June 10th.

SLV Homeschool: Their end of year celebration and pool party was held June 3. Another wonderful potluck and day of fun with a special graduation ceremony for longtime SLV Homeschooler Galen James-Heskett.

Nature Academy: Their life skills recognition and commencement celebration will be held, June 10th.

CRMS: Their advancement ceremony will be held June 11.

CRHS: Their graduation was once again be held at the redwood amphitheater at the school entrance to Fall Creek, June 5th. And once again it was a very personalized ceremony.

Mountain IS:  Their end of year celebration was held Thursday, June 4.

DATES TO REMEMBER:   (Please refer to your program’s newsletter for greater detail regarding dates and details specific to your program’s field trips and class events.)

  • June 10: Mountain IS 6th grade advancement celebration

  • June 10:  Nature Academy advancement ceremony & celebration. Santa Cruz

  • June 11: CRMS advancement ceremony & celebration, Bonny Doon

  • June 11: Last Student Day