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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 that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
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 eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
In SVVSD's first annual District Design Challenge, Skyline took first prize in the "Skillful Practitioners" category with their team of four - Cara Luchies, Marie Kaufman, Ryan Johnson, and Amanda Giuliani.
In Skyline's school-wide Design Thinking training in September, the staff tackled a problem brought forth by the administration team. The problem was a big one for Skyline, that has persisted for years : lack of parent involvement. Due to our research, we firmly believe that increasing parent engagement at our school will increase student achievement. A study from the University of New Hampshire shows that, when parents are actively involved in the education of their children, those students have more success in school. In fact, researcher Karen Smith Conway found “that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 to order to achieve the same results that are gained with parental involvement.” On data synthesized over a decade, an another article titled Research Spotlight on Parental Involvement in Education found that regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents were more likely to “earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits; attend school regularly; have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; graduate and go on to postsecondary education.”
The Leadership Team continued addressing the issue during meetings this fall before our team of four decided to piggy-back off of the work already done and make some strides towards increasing parent involvement. For the competition, a whitepaper was created to explain the diverse and varied challenges Skyline faces in regard to growing parent involvement and explore the ways in which Skyline can come together as a community to support and encourage our students.
The team delivered a pitch to a panel of judges on March 6th that helped secure their win. The $4000 prize from the St. Vrain Education Foundation will be put to good use in increasing our parent involvement and thereby our student achievement!