Pinecrest Sloan Canyon
August 20th, 2020
Safe School Professional Corner
Important Email Addresses
Lisa Satory - Lead Principal
Jennifer Czarnecki - K-2 Assistant Principal
Edward Savarese - 3-5 Assistant Principal
Alia Rothstein - Secondary Assistant Principal
Stephanie Russell - Secondary Assistant Principal
Tina Lahr - Dean
Yesenia Fromhart - Secondary Counselor
Kori Detmer - Safe School Professional
General or Registration Questions (Registar)
GATE begins August 31st Virtually on Zoom
2nd Grade 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
3rd Grade 1:35 pm -2:35 pm
GATE begins September 1st Virtually on Zoom
4th Grade 12:30 pm -1:30 pm
5th Grade 1:35 pm -2:35 pm
Please contact Mrs. Gwendolyn Van Brunt by email for further information: email@example.com
K-5 will be completing i-Ready Diagnostic testing next week.
ELA on Tuesday, August 25
Math on Thursday, August 27
Testing will take place in lieu of instruction on i-Ready testing days.
Grades 2-5: Testing will take place during normal login times.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Teachers will send home a testing schedule.
Students will need headphones and must have their camera on for proctoring during the assessment.
IReady Fall Benchmark Assessments- All 6th-10th grade students
Reading- September 1st
Math- September 2nd
CERT Fall Benchmark Assessments- All 9th and 10th grade students
Reading and Math- September 8th
Students will be logged into Zoom, expected to have their videos on, and will be monitored by the teachers as they take the assessments. Further information on the zoom link will be given prior to the assessment. Students will not be attending other classes on these dates.
If you login to zoom and your teacher is not present yet, please log out of zoom and log back in. Please contact your teacher directly with any issues related to zoom, connectivity, etc. Thank you!
Safe School Professional Corner
Uniforms during virtual sessions are encouraged but not required. If your student does not wear their uniform virtually they must abide by our free dress code, as outlined in our Parent Student Handbook found on our website. More details about our free dress policy can be found on page 56 of our handbook.
Our IT Company – Intellatek – is offering a Help Hotline to help our families with any technology concerns! They will have phone lines open Monday thru Friday from 8am – 3pm. The phone number to access their Hotline is (702) 840 – 6060.
Virtual Dress Code
Technology Help Hotline
Pinecrest Academy has contracted with Better 4 You Meals to provide our students lunch for the 2020-2021 school year. The price for a student lunch is $3.50.
During our school’s virtual schedule, pre-orders will be for 5 days of lunches (ensures accurate ordering and availability of meals for participating families).
In order to receive lunches you will need to fill out a pre-order form which can be found on our website at www.pinecrestsloancanyon.org. Once on our website please click the “Lunch” tab and choose “School Lunch Program”. Scroll down and click on the “Weekly Meal Pre-Order Form” button.
DON’T forget to PREORDER you lunches by Tuesday at 2pm. This will ensure that your child has lunches if needed. The order form is located on the website www.pinecrestsloancanyon.com under the lunch tab.
Hello Pirate Families,
As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, we are facing new challenges due to the situations surrounding COVID-19. Athletics are directly impacted as we consider the safety of our coaches and student athletes. State guidelines must be adhered to and we are under the direction of our state athletic governing agencies (NCSAA K-8 and NIAA High School).
The following are the most recent updates from NCSAA and NIAA regarding the 2020-2021 sports seasons:
The following statement was issued August 6, 2020:
“NCSAA has elected to cancel the Fall Sports Season. We will evaluate where we are in November to discuss winter sports for January 2021.
“Owing to the covid-19 pandemic and the resultant challenges faced by NIAA member schools, the NIAA has made the following adjustments to sports seasons for the 2020-21 school year”
Winter Season Sports (6 competitive weeks):
Practice begins Saturday, January 2, 2021
First contest may be held Friday, January 15, 2021
Last contest Saturday, February 20, 2021
Fall Season Sports (6 competitive weeks):
Practice begins Saturday, February 20, 2021 (all sports except Football)
Practice begins Saturday, February 13, 2021 (Football)
First contest may be held Friday, March 5, 2021
Last contest Saturday, April 10, 2021
Spring Season Sports (6 competitive weeks):
Practice begins Saturday, April 3, 2021
First contest may be held Friday, April 16, 2021
Last contest Saturday, May 22, 2021
What does this mean for our athletics at Sloan Canyon?
While we are in a distance learning full virtual model academically, all in person practices/intramurals are canceled. However, that does not stop progress towards our 2020-2021 athletics season. We as athletic directors will be working during this time to secure coaches, complete virtual safety training for coaches/staff and get student athletes registered through National Sports ID (K-8) and Register My Athlete (9-10). We will send out more information regarding the registration process in the near future. Our goal is to have everything in place so our teams are ready to begin practice and compete once cleared to do so.
Please stress to your student athlete(s) the importance of their academics during this time! Their eligibility for participation in athletics can and will be impacted by their academic grades during this first semester.
As we anticipate the start of this school years athletics, we also understand that all of these plans are contingent upon guidelines and directives from local and state agencies. As we receive updates, we will communicate those to you.
Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon
Secondary – Jennifer Jepson
Elementary – Casey Hays
How can I get my Infinite Campus account?
Emails are being sent out to families who do not have an Infinite Campus user account yet. Please check your email for this email that has been sent out the last few Fridays and make sure to follow directions. If you click the link more than once, it will be broken and not work anymore. This means you cannot double click the link - only single click the link one time.
I don’t remember my Infinite Campus account. How can I get that?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your first & last name, your students’ first & last name, your students grade level and your students date of birth. If you remember your username, please include that as well and we will reset your password with a temporary one. If you don’t remember your username, please let us know that you need both your username and your password reset.
My student needs an Infinite Campus account, how do they receive it?
Students in secondary school only will receive Infinite Campus. They will receive these logins within the next few weeks.
How will we know our child's cohort assignment?
All children are assigned a cohort in the event we begin a hybrid model. These need to be manually entered into Infinite Campus. Once they are made available we will let families know. Thank you for your patience!
August 25th - K-5 ELA iReady Benchmark
August 27th - k-5 Math iReady Benchmark
September 1st - Secondary IReady Reading Benchmark
September 2nd - Secondary IReady Math Benchmark
September 7th - Labor Day NO SCHOOL
September 8th - High School CERT Fall Benchmark Assessments
September 14th - Professional Development Day NO SCHOOL