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CORINTH CLASSICAL ACADEMY

HEADMASTER UPDATE



Dear Corinth Classical Academy Students, Parents, and Families,


The First Day of School-Roger McGough


A millionbillionwillion miles from home

Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)

Why are they all so big, other children?

So noisy? So much at home they

Must have been born in uniform

Lived all their lives in playgrounds

Spent the years inventing games

That don't let me in. Games

That are rough, that swallow you up.


And the railings.

All around, the railings.

Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?

Things that carry off and eat children?

Things you don't take sweets from?

Perhaps they're to stop us getting out

Running away from the lessins. Lessin.

What does a lessin look like?

Sounds small and slimy.

They keep them in the glassrooms.

Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine.


I wish I could remember my name

Mummy said it would come in useful.

Like wellies. When there's puddles.

Yellowwellies. I wish she was here.

I think my name is sewn on somewhere

Perhaps the teacher will read it for me.

Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea.


The first day of school has come and gone for us at Corinth Classical Academy. McGough’s poem aptly illustrates the joy and confusion of the first day of school through the eyes of our youngest scholars. The railings to keep out the wolves and monsters, the lessinsglassroomsYellowwellies! Ah, the excitement of new things, the wonder of new worlds, the fears, insecurities, and uncertainties of what a lessin will bring. I am sure many of you had sad children that first day as you said goodbye to them for the first time. Yet, the sadness quickly faded, and the sound of laughter and excitement, along with the energy of new learning, filled our school hallways and classrooms. I am always impressed how quickly students adjust to the new environment. This adjustment is in no small part due to the love and dedication of our teachers, staff, volunteers, assistants, and YOU who work tirelessly to make our schools amazing, to encourage students to never give up, and to strive for excellence in all things. Thank you for everything you do to help and encourage our students!

Our Upper students are also adjusting quite well to the stresses of high school. Running from class to class there is an enthusiasm which is palpable this year. I am very much impressed with the courtesy students have shown each other as everyone gets back into the rhythm of the day. Soon, these students will be going out into the world to make their own path, to find their own way. Please remind them with me that they are not alone in this journey. Together, we can do great things!

Our Back to School Bash was a tremendous success. I am happy to have met many of you, some for the first time. Parent Information meetings can be quite stuffy, and I am not always able to speak with everyone. It was so good to talk with many of you in an environment that was relaxing, where we were all able to enjoy the company, conversations, and children having fun. A tremendous THANK YOU to our amazing PTO who support our school year after year!!! Your tireless work for our families and students is a blessing for which we are most grateful.

Please note that we have shown grace to students over the last few days regarding grooming and dress code standards, but will begin enforcing rules going forward. Please review the Dress Code (embedded in this email) if you have any questions.

There are many important announcements and attachments to this letter which I encourage you to review. Please pay particular attention to the information about our Hot Lunch Program, Jupiter Ed access, Carline Reminders, and Student Voluntary Health Insurance. I look forward to many great things as we begin Week II.

John W. Heitzenrater II

Headmaster, Corinth Classical Academy

SCHOOL HOURS AND DATES TO GET ON THE CALENDAR


GRAMMAR SCHOOL: START TIME: 7:50 AM

END TIME: 3:10 PM

UPPER SCHOOL: START TIME: 7:40 AM

END TIME: 3:20 PM

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER


VARSITY FOOTBALL SPONSORING WELCOME BACK PATRIOTS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, SATURDAY MORNING AUGUST 24th AT THE UPPER CAMPUS CAFETERIA. 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchase online via the following link. https://patriot-booster-club.square.site/

OPEN HOUSE FOR HOT MEAL PROGRAM PROVIDED BY A’VIANDS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA

Come and hear all about or amazing hot breakfast and lunch program that will be rolling out in late August. Food samples will be available. Parents and students are welcome to come. 6:00 p.m.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE LUNCH APPLICATION LOCATED HERE: https://www.lunchapplication.com/

JOSTENS CLASS OF 2021 CLASS RING INFORMATIONAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 6th FOR 11TH GRADE CLASS AFTER MORNING ASSEMBLY. INFORMATION WILL BE SENT HOME.

JOSTEN’S WILL BE ON CAMPUS SEPTEMBER 12TH FROM 3:20 -4:30 TAKING CLASS RING ORDERS IN THE CAFETERIA. PARENTS ARE WELCOME!

JOSTEN’S WILL BE ON CAMPUS SEPTEMBER 27TH TO TAKE LETTERMAN JACKET ORDERS FROM 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. INFORMATION PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS 2 WEEKS PRIOR.

WATCH DOGS KICK-OFF

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27th AT 6:00 p.m.

SPIRIT NIGHT

JASON’S DELI 2219 S. LOOP 288, DENTON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please visit our school website for our approved school calendar.

DRESS CODE POLICY–CLICK HERE

JUPITER ED

Jupiter Ed logins will be emailed out this week. Parents please confirm your cell number is entered in the Jupiter Ed system to receive important all school alerts by following these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your students account for the first time or continue with your current login
  2. Click settings and add your mobile phone number
  3. Under notifications check text message for emergency alerts and messages
  4. Click done at the top of the screen to complete the process

Please remember to keep the most up-to-date information current in our Jupiter Ed system. Thank you!

THE NEW 2019-2020 SOCIOECONOMIC FORM IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND TURN INTO THE OFFICE.

STUDENT VOLUNTARY INSURANCE 2019-2020 INFORMATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION ARE CONTAINED IN THE LETTER.

STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE (SSI) INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL. 5th AND 8th GRADE PARENTS SHOULD READ THE LETTER CAREFULLY AS IT INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF SSI AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR STUDENTS IN THESE GRADES.

EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY

EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY STARTS TODAY AUGUST 19, 2019. PLEASE VISIT EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH AS FORM OF PAYMENT.

CARLINE

ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL ARE MAPS WITH WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARLINE. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT REMINDERS.

MORNING DROP-OFF

-Please do not cut around or through the parking lot cones, they are there for your child's safety.

-K-4 Parents: please wait for a teacher to let your child out of the car for their safety.

-When exiting the back car line, LEFT lane MUST turn LEFT, RIGHT lane MUST turn RIGHT.

-Only 5th/6th grade students may be dropped off in the front school car line. If you have a 5th/6th grader with younger CCA siblings they must be dropped off in the back car line.

-Please refrain from stopping your car in the front crosswalk. If you park and walk your child in the office because of school business or your student is tardy please always use the crosswalk to enter the building.

AFTERNOON PICK-UP

-Please pull the front of your car to the cone for safe loading.

-If your child is not outside when you arrive at your cone, your child did not come out when their name was called. Please give your car tag to the staff at the cone and you will be instructed to pull around the building, park and enter the cafeteria door for pick-up.

-When the car line has called “all clear to go” and is proceeding forward DON NOT stop your car and hold up the line unless instructed to do so.

-When exiting the back car line left lane LEFT lane MUST turn LEFT, RIGHT lane MUST turn RIGHT.

-Walk Up-Pick up please exit at the far end of the parking lot at Ronald Reagan Blvd.

-If car line has ended please proceed to the front office for pick-up if after 3:30 p.m.

DATES TO REMEMBER

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED LINK TO OUR DATES TO REMEMBER SHEET.

CAMPUS HANDBOOK

OUR 2019-2020 CAMPUS HANDBOOK IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL. PLEASE SIGN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM AT THE END AND RETURN IT TO THE CAMPUS BY AUGUST 23rd.

OCCUPATIONAL WORKER FLYER

PLEASE SEE THE MIGRANT INFORMATION FLYER ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL, COMPLETE, AND TURN INTO YOUR TEACHER ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

HOT LUNCH AT CORINTH CLASSICAL ACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL!!

ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL IS A FLYER FROM THE FOOD SERVICE VENDOR, A’VIANDS. PLEASE READ THIS LETTER ABOUT OUR HOT BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM CAREFULLY.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE LUNCH APPLICATION LOCATED HERE: https://www.lunchapplication.com/

SAN BAY SPIRIT WEAR

FLYERS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE

Nurse Reierson and her amazing Nurse Aids, Mrs. Paiva and Mrs. McDaniel, have mandatory paperwork that must be filled out by parents for each student and are still collecting diabetes, asthma, allergy or seizure action plans, medications to be given at school, and medication authorization forms.

Additionally, updated immunization records will also be collected during this time. The State of Texas gives us 30 days to have immunizations updated from the first day of school. We appreciate your bringing updated immunization records to locker pick-up because that helps us update our system in a timely manner. If you have already turned in your immunization records to the front office, Nurse Reierson has them. If not, please have them to us by the first week of school. We will be in contact with you if your records are being flagged as "non-complaint."

For Grammar campus students, the mandatory paperwork will be located in your homeroom and collected by your homeroom teacher. We will also be available in the grammar campus nurse office (formerly known as the SAIL room across from the library) to collect action plans, medications to be given at school, and medication authorization forms. Please contact Nurse Reierson at: kreierson@responsiveed.com with any questions about this process or if you need to set up a meeting about a serious health issues before school starts.

UPDATED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

PLEASE NOTE THAT VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION EVERY YEAR THEY WISH TO VOLUNTEER ON CAMPUS OR ASSIST WITH FIELD TRIPS.



Download all attachments as a zip file

Texas Education Agency Updates - TEA


The 2017-2018 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the TEA's website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/index.html. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus' individual characteristics and its academic performance.


Kindergarten - Seventh

K-7th.pdf

Eighth - Ninth

8th-9th.pdf