A letter from Mrs. Weed
May 26, 2020
Welcome to our last week of the 2019-2020 school year. It has been quite an unexpected last quarter for our KGA community, our school district and our world. Thank you for the patience, support, and partnerships that we forged together during this last quarter. As the CUSD task force continues to meet and define next steps for the reopening of our schools, we will continue to communicate with our families throughout the summer break.
“Beginning June 1st, all students in grades K-8 will have access to MobyMax through their Clever account. MobyMax is a digital resource which is aligned to Arizona state standards and was designed to identify learning gaps. Students are encouraged to utilize MobyMax for enrichment opportunities in Reading, Math and other content areas. MobyMax will continue to be offered throughout the 2020-2021 school year for student use.”
Saying good-bye is always hard at KGA because we care so much about each other, build such a strong community together each year, and take risks along the way. But, this year is even more difficult as we do not get to have our usual send-off traditions; and, we are saying good-bye to some of our KGA Family! A special good-bye to my partner, Mrs. Nusbaum. I’m so proud of all that she has done for KGA from her years as a teacher leader at KGA to the amazing work she has done as our Dean of Students. I’m so excited for the partnership we have built and cannot wait to see the future possibilities for the Gifted Academies in CUSD!
Sixth Grade, we know you will always remember this unique year, and we don’t want to focus on what it could have been, but what is next in your journey! We know that you will do amazing things in your life, and we hope you will reflect on your time at KGA that was filled with lasting friendships, special teachers, and memories. Remember that you will always be a KGA Alumni, and you are welcome back to mentor and share in our annual traditions.
The KGA front office is open until June 15th, and we will be back in the office starting on July 8th. We will send out class assignments the week of July 8th and supply lists during the week of July 15th. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in one way or another in July for Meet The Team and Curriculum Night on July 20th and 21st. The first day of school is scheduled for July 22nd. We wish all of you a wonderful summer!
Field Day is one of KGA’s Spring events each year. Though we were not able to participate in Field Day on campus, your Culture Connectors have organized a special Field Week that you can do with your family at home! While participating this week, use the hashtag# KGA Field Week to share what your family is doing and to connect with others!
Get moving with your family! You can go on a walk, run, or play a game, like the floor is lava. Use your imagination to move around the inside or outside of your house!
Racing Through Tuesday
If you enjoy racing games, this is your day to play one! Have a bike race, egg and spoon race, or create a scavenger hunt or obstacle course. Get creative with your family!
Water Workout Wednesday
There’s no better way to beat the Arizona heat than with water! Play with a sprinkler,water balloons, or swim in a pool.
Dance Party Thursday
Get together with your family or virtually with friends and have a dance party! You can play the limbo, use hula hoops, or just turn on some music and move!
Stretch Into the Weekend
Let’s relax by stretching into the weekend! Do some yoga, meditate, or just stretch your muscles. After moving so much this week, you’ll need it!
Enrichment Resources for Families
Dear Chandler Unified Parents and Guardians,
During the school closure, it is our desire to provide the students of Chandler Unified School District the opportunity to continue their educational experience through enrichment resources. Below are links to resources categorized by content area and grade level for at-home enrichment in learning. Please use the list as options from which to explore and select activities of interest.
Please use Google Chrome as your browser to access the provided links. These links are also available online at: www.cusd80.com/Enrichment
We are currently developing options for those that do not have access to technology. More information regarding our distribution process for hard-copy instructional resources will soon be provided to our Chandler Unified families. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to focus on the safety and health of our community.
Description: Comprehensive Content - Individualized practice
Be Active Handouts
Description: Comprehensive Content - Activities with household items
Description: Comprehensive Content - Worksheets and printable practice
Description: Comprehensive Content - Individualized practice
Mensa for Kids
Description: Comprehensive Content - Activities for the gifted learner
Description: Comprehensive Content - Playful lesson resources
Description: Language Arts - Educational books and games
Scholastic Learn at Home
Description: Language Arts - Lessons aligned to literature
Description: Language Arts - Phonics support
Description: Language Arts - Books for children
Teach Your Monster to Read
Description: Language Arts - Reading fluency
Description: Technology - Coding coaching and application
School Ranking 2019
We Ranked A for Excellence by Arizona Department of Education
Open Enrollment 2020-2021
This information is for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. If your student is currently attending Knox Gifted Academy on an Open Enrollment and will return to Knox Gifted Academy, NO need to re-apply for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. You will complete the online Student Intent Return form that we will send via e-mail on Monday, January 6th.
An Open Enrollment Application is ONLY needed if you wish to request a different school for your student(s). The online Open Enrollment Application will be available beginning Monday, January 13th at 7:30 a.m. Visit www.cusd80.com/elementaryopenenrollment for more information regarding Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
Once an Open Enrollment Application is accepted, continuing Open Enrollment is subject to review each year without reapplication if continuing at enrolled site.
Please call us at 480-812-6100 if you have additional questions.
National Blue Ribbon 2018