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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
On Saturday, January 24th, Alpine Elementary will host a Vex IQ Robotics Tournament. This year's challenge for tournaments, put forth by VEX robotics, is called HighRise. In the Teamwork Challenge, students are tasked with scoring points on the playing field through their alliance with another team. Each match is 60 seconds long. In addition to the Teamwork Challenge, teams can also participate in the Robot Skills Challenge, where individual robots take to the field to score as many points as possible under driver control. Students score points by guiding robots to move Scoring Cubes into the Scoring Zone and by building Highrises of Cubes of the same color on the Highrise Bases.
"The VEX IQ Challenge provides an opportunity for students, with the guidance of an adult mentor, to explore and solve exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) challenges. Students develop valuable knowledge, skills, and experience and a tremendous sense of accomplishment in building a robot and developing a STEM research project to compete in the VEX IQ Challenge."
Opening remarks begin at 9:25 AM and the awards ceremony wraps our day at 2 pm. Come to lend your support to Alpine and other participating teams on January 24. Spend the day, have some fun, eat some lunch and support education!