• News for October 14 - 30, 2020

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/14/2020

    There are several important upcoming events in the next few weeks, this post will explain these for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your student be successful at school! 

    Schedule for October 19 - 23

    Here is the schedule for the week of October 19 - 23. Please note that students will have all 4 of their classes (35-minute periods) on Wednesday (PM Session) or Thursday (AM Session). Friday is a staff training day; students are encouraged to use this day to make sure they are caught up in all of their classes. 

    4-Day Week Instruction Schedule

    Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences 

    Challenger teachers will be inviting ALL families to participate in student-parent-teacher conferences on October 28, 29 and 30th. Conferences will take place over Zoom or conference calls this year. It is expected that ALL students take part in a conference this fall. During conferences your student and their advisor will cover the following information: 

    • Current grades and attendance 
    • Transcript and graduation plan
    • Short and long-term goals for the year
    • 13th Year Plan: plans for education and life after high school 
    • Senior portfolio, culminating project requirements and timeline (seniors only) 
    • Staff will also be on hand to help with FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) applications for seniors. 

    If you have not scheduled a conference date and time, please contact your student’s advisor or the main office at Challenger 253.800.6800. The schedule for the week is below. 

    Schedule for Conference Week: October 26 - 30

    During conference days there are no scheduled classes, but teachers will be assigning asynchronous work for students to complete on those days. Students are highly encouraged to attend Open Lab sessions using their teachers’ Zoom links on Thursday and Friday. 

    Conference Week Instruction Schedule

    October Progress Reports 

    Our October progress report date is Thursday, October 22nd. Advisors will be assessing each student’s progress, current grades and attendance on this date. To be deemed as making ‘satisfactory progress’ for the month students need to be passing at least 3 of 4 classes and have regular attendance. Students need to make sure all missing work is turned in to teachers by October 21st to be included on this month's progress report. 

    End of 1st Term, Start of 2nd Term 

    The end of 1st term is Wednesday, November 4th and the first day of 2nd Term is November 5th. Students can see their 2nd Term schedule in Synergy using StudentVue. 

    Have a great remainder of the month! 


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  • Wednesday, Oct. 14th: Open Labs and Asynchronous Work Day

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/14/2020

    Wednesday, October 14th is an asynchronous learning day for Challenger students and not a day off from learning! Teachers have prepared lessons and activities for students to be working on in their Canvas and Edgenuity courses even though there are no scheduled classes. Students, please use your time on Wednesday to complete these assignments and get caught up on any unfinished work so far. 

    Teachers are available on Wednesday between the times of 11:00 - 3:00 pm for individual and small group support. Students are highly encouraged to use their teachers' Zoom links to join meetings for extra help. 

    If you need iPad or tech support please call the main office at 253.800.6800. Office staff are on hand to help you with your tech needs. 

    Parents/Guardians, mark your calendars for Student-Parent-Teacher conferences on Oct. 28, 29, and 30th. Your student's advisor will be reaching out to you in the near future to schedule a time to meet with you and your student via Zoom or conference call. 

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