Secondary Back to School Cable Connection July 25, 2017

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:55 AM by Jane Baker

Hello Stargate Family,

I hope this greets you refreshed, relaxed and ready for an outstanding school year.  In our 23rd year of operation we will open the doors to over 1,300 students in grades K-11 (724 secondary students), making us the largest gifted school in the state of Colorado.

Every other Monday you will receive a Cable Connection newsletter, emailed to you through Infinite Campus Messenger. This is a secondary newsletter for grades 6-11 and will provide you with important dates, information about upcoming events and school happenings, and highlights of many great things our students are accomplishing. On the Mondays you do not receive a Cable Connection you will receive a C Notes newsletter from our Executive Director, Josh Cochran, with information and updates regarding the whole K-12 school.

Welcome to the first 2017-2018 edition of the Cable Connection!

I am looking forward to an outstanding school year!

Rise above,

Rob Cable

Secondary Principal

Cable Connection July 25, 2017

Important Dates

August 2nd & 3rd - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Secondary Front Office Staff available to help with registration (all registration is completed online)

August 9th - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Family Meet and Greet

August 15th - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Meet the Teacher Night

August 16th - 6th and 9th grade School Pictures

August 17th - 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grade School Pictures

First Day of School

6th Grade - August 16th, 8:15 am - 11:00 am

9th Grade - August 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:35 pm

All Students - August 17th 8:15 am - 3:35 pm

August 23rd - Governance Board Meeting 6:30 pm in the Secondary Building

August 29th- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Curriculum Night

Flight School

All students will start the year with Flight School. Flight School will take place the first three days students report. The purpose of Flight School is to build school culture, build and grow peer and staff relationships, become familiar with the new building, discuss and create common expectations, and introduce school safety procedures. The outline for Flight School can be found below:

  • August 16th- 8:15 am - 11:00 am - 6th grade only - Team building activities, school tour, technology expectations

  • August 17th - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - all grades- Team building activities, rules and expectations discussion, introduce school safety procedures

  • August 18th - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - Student will go through their daily schedule and will spend time in each class engaging in class team building activities and developing class expectations. Students will also get a supply list from each teacher.

Stargate Family Meet and Greet

Our Community Relations Committee has planned a Stargate Family Meet and Greet on August 9th from 4-6 pm at the school. I look forward to seeing you at our Meet and Greet outside in the Stargate Quad (the Secondary Building will be closed). More details about the event can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage.

Student Technology (Bring Your Own Device)

Every student in the secondary building (grades 6-12) needs to bring their own computer to school every day. If you are still looking to purchase a computer for your student, please access the BYOD Guidelines to see minimum needed requirements. Students and parents/guardians will also be asked to sign an Acceptable Use Policy the first week of school. You can preview the policy here.

Daily Schedule

The daily bell schedule is the same as last year and can be found here.

Class Schedules

The school district will release student schedules in Infinite Campus prior to the first day of school. We do not have confirmation on a release date at this time.

School Supplies

Students will receive school supply lists for each class on Friday, August 18th.

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format.

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 29th is curriculum night. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm you will go to each of your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. I will have a Middle School Parent/Guardian orientation from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a high school parent/guardian orientation from 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on  Middle and High School students will need to have the fee paid by Friday, August 11 to start the school year with a locker assigned. At this point, we are planning on individual lockers for students.

Student Parking

This year we will be implementing student parking permits in our North lot. We will explain the process at the beginning of the year and and will not begin checking for permits until September 1st. If your student plans to have a parking permit, please select this as an optional fee in Infinite Campus.

Middle School Athletics

Fall sports for Middle School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Cross Country.  Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the Middle School Athletics webpage.

High School Athletics

Fall sports for High School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country and Co-ed Mountain Biking. Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the High School Athletics webpage.