Newsletter - Volume 14 here
Students who have indicated they will return to in person learning For those students who indicated, on the parent survey, that they intend to return to in person learning on April 5, will be notified of procedures via email. Please be on the lookout for that email. This email will contain pertinent information including information concerning lunches, buses, Covid Safety practices, and reminders on Explore Academy general school expectations which include the requirement to wear the school uniform. Dress Code and Uniforms Please note that students are still expected to be in compliance with the The Explore Academy dress code. With some students returning to campus beginning April 5, this will be enforced to a greater extent. Please refer to the student handbook for more information on the Explore Academy dress code. Uniforms can be ordered through https://firedawgshirts.com/ if you need to order new shirts or had not previously ordered. The school also has charcoal gray t-shirts available in the front office as 5100 Masthead for $10 each. LEADER IN ME Youth Development Program presents: 7 Habits Workshop Series KIDS CAN of Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico and Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits for Families – Tuesday March 23rd 6:00 pm This can be a game changer! Learn how parents and influencers can establish a powerful framework to nurture and develop life-ready leadership skills at home! https://www.leaderinme.org/new-mexico-7h-for-families/ 7 Habits for Teens – Wednesday March 24th 6:00 pm If you are a teenager, this is for you! Learn leadership principles that you can apply to those tough choices you face everyday! https://www.leaderinme.org/new-mexico-7h-for-teens/ New Bell Schedules As you know a new Bell Schedule was implemented in order to accommodate both virtual and in-person learning. There was a slight error i the schedules, but they are corrected and on the website and here
No lunch ordering is happening this week. All lunch orders for spring break are completed and ordering will resume Sunday-Wednesday of next week (for pick up on Friday, April 2).
Lunch Ordering for Students who are learning from home: The weekly lunch link will open on Sundays and close on Wednesdays of each week, with pickup on Friday at the Gulton Campus. Click here for the On-line learning from home School lunch link: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA Lunch Ordering for Students who have elected to be in-person The Lunch link, for those students who have elected to be on campus and learning in-person, will open on Sundays, beginning March 28 and will close on Wednesdays of the same week. Ordering will be for the lunches served the following week. Click here for the lunch link for in-person learning: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwKqqlHwBVI2K_FH_RvXCyty9ILzxK0JytWk5kJMTNmk52UA/closedform The National School Lunch Program is being extended into the fall for all public schools. This means that school lunches are free at this time. Check the Howl each week for the link that provides the weekly lunch menu. These menus are posted a week in advance.
Pick up weekly lunch order on Friday’s at the Explore Academy Masthead location.
If you live too far from Explore we are told that APS and RRPS are also offering seamless meals as long as your child is between 1 and 18 years of age. Parents/guardians can contact the school closest to them. Click here for the School lunch link: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA CNM Dual Enrollment Events: The CNM Outreach and Recruitment team has organized several upcoming events that highlight CNM and Dual Credit opportunities. Dual Credit Information Session – Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:30-6:30pm Dual Credit Success Workshop – Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:30-6:30pm Big Future Days Virtual College Fair Attend a virtual College Fair hosted by College Board. The dates for the virtual college fairs are based on where the colleges are located and you can attend multiple dates. Before you attend BigFuture Days, be sure to save a list of the colleges you are most interested in connect with on BigFuture. If you are unsure about a college, you can check out their website, social media properties, or profile page on BigFuture. BigFuture Day West + Southwest is on Tuesday, March 30 BigFuture Day Midwest is on Sunday, April 18 BigFuture Day Southeast is on Thursday, April 29 Explore Academy Elementary Explore Academy’s Elementary has been approved! Thank you to all our families who pre-applied and helped with the approval process. Here is a video which outlines the model adjusted to the elementary grades. A letter of interest is open for students to "pre-apply" for our proposed K-5 program starting in the fall of 2021. Pre-applications will be converted to enrollment applications if the program is approved. Check out our website to learn more: www.explore.academy Letter of interest: https://forms.gle/fx1HSSWiJQmG3qSP9 Explore Academy K - 5 Program Overview video Student Application for Fall 2021 Below is the link for our application for next fall. Siblings of current students get priority over the lottery for the general public. Families will need to submit prior to the April 13th lottery. https://forms.gle/fzmyycmwZ5CpaSW99