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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.
STEM can show up EVERYWHERE, and it isn’t just about classroom learning. STEM in SVVSD really translates to students who can problem solve, integrate and personalize their learning in unique ways, connect with others, and develop 21st century skills (communicate well, collaborate, think critically, be creative, and embrace character development).
At Alpine, we host an annual Fundraiser and we call on these principles and skills in our staff, students, parents and community members to be successful. The Fund Run is Alpine’s one major school fundraiser each school year. The FUND Run brings in additional funding through our Parent Teacher Organization that we use to support all aspects of our learning environment.
As a school that embraces STEM practices and philosophies, we think making connections with our community is important. Fund Run coordinators work hard to share our story with the local community to raise financial support for what we need as a school. Problem solving is another STEM element that we use as we plan for this event. In previous years, we hired outside companies to help provide incentives to students for raising money. However, that cut into the money we raised. So we problem solved! Now, our incentives are donated by teachers and involve time and community building over a traditional “prize”. The effects of the Fund Run last throughout the year. With all the ways the money supports our school, it supports integration of content, technology, and community building. Funds are used to extend the learning beyond the classroom with fieldtrips, guest speakers, and other ways to personalize student learning. As students fundraise, they use many 21st century skills to communicate, show their character and collaborate with friends to raise money. At Alpine, STEM isn’t what we do, it helps shape who we are. Would you like to donate? Contact our school at firstname.lastname@example.org!