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2021-2022 AXIS School-wide Updates

05/21/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Leadership Team
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families! 

 

Thank you all for joining us for our amazing Culture and Science Fair last week. We all had a blast, and we are so proud of our staff and students. If you have not already, please head over to our Facebook page and view nearly 100 pictures of the event www.facebook.com/AXIScolorado/

 

Next week is our last week of school for the 2021-22 school year! We look forward celebrating the hard work that all staff and students have put into this school year by having a few days of fun next week. The line up includes spirit dress up days, three graduation ceremonies, and a Global Play Day/walking field trip to Spring Canyon Park! Please make sure to check out more details below in the School-wide News section.

 

Our best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Spirit Dress Up Days next week (dress as the theme below or free dress):
  • 5/23 Monday is dress like an animal day (selected by our May 3Rs PBIS 2nd place winner Mme. Elsa's 2/3 French class)
  • 5/24 Tuesday is Hawaiian dress (selected by our May 3Rs PBIS 1st place winners Sra. Tatiana Kinder and 1st grade Spanish classes)
  • 5/25 Dressy Dress Day 
  • 5/26 Wear comfy sport clothes and tennis shoes for Global Play Day and Walk to Spring Canyon Park (turn in permission slips if you have not already. We are still seeking chaperones!).
 
5/25 AXIS Graduation Ceremonies in AXIS Gym next week. Please join us as we celebrate students in Preschool, Kinder, and 5th grade for the following graduation ceremonies. 
    • 8:30 Preschool 3s and 4s Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 3:30 Kindergarten Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 5:00pm 5th Grade Graduation ceremony
 
Last day of school is Thursday next week, May 26 and it will be a Global Play Day (field day)
 
No School Friday May 27! Last day to sign up for a School's Out Day is MONDAY! Use the Change of Care form here: http://axiscolorado.org/coc/
 

Trimester 3 Progress Reports

AXIS Progress Reports will be sent home at the end of the week next week!

 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are the dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

May 27 

May 20

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR, UPCOMING DATES, & IMPORTANT WEBLINKS
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates 
    • See spirit dress days above
    • 5/25 AXIS Graduation Ceremonies in AXIS Gym:
    • 8:30 Preschool 3s and 4s Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 3:30 Kindergarten Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 5:00pm 5th Grade Graduation ceremony
 
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
    • 6/11 11:00-2:00pm Community Carnival 
    • 7/16 11:00am-2:00pm: AXIS Family Picnic 
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated April 15, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
Student Spotlight: Miriam Hilt
Congrats to our 2nd grade French learner, Miriam Hilt, who was chosen as one of the winners of a drawing contest through the Francophonie 2022 contest! You can read about the contest and see her winning drawing here. 
 
AXIS Run Club 5K Finishers!
Congrats to our AXIS Run Club students who ran the Mother's Day 5K today! The next race that we will be participating at is the Fire Hydrant 5K, we'd love to see other AXIS families there!
 
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05/07/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Leadership Team
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 

Dear AXIS Families, k

 

Thank you for the incredible display of generosity this week in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week! Our staff was blown away by the special treats each day. A special shout out to our Parent Volunteer Coordinators Laura Havens and Audra Vaisbort for their work on organizing the daily activities. If you haven't had a chance to view photos from this week, you can find them on our AXIS Colorado Facebook page

 

Congrats to our upper grade students who completed their ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency and Languages (AAPPL) testing last week! While the CMAS tests assess a students progress towards meeting the Colorado Academic Standards, the AAPPL test assess interpersonal listening/speaking, presentational writing, interpretive reading and interpretive listening skills of students in their Partner Language! 

 

After weeks of preparation our students are excited to display their science fair projects and class performances at our Culture Fest and Science Fair! This will take place this Thursday, May 12, from 5:30-7:00PM. Please see the School-wide news section below for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Our best, 

 

Jenny and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

AXIS Culture and Science Fair is Thursday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm 
Since we did not get to hold in-person Fall and Winter Festivals, we are combining the Spring Science Fair with Culture fun, which will include some student cultural performances and an art display.

Please save the date! Activities will include:  

  • Classroom science project displays: Grades 2-3 (Classrooms)
  • Individual science project displays: Grades 4-5 (Cafeteria)
  • Music performances: PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Partner Language Classes and One School-wide Song (Gym) 
  • PreK-5th grade Art displays (Hallways)
  • Snack shop (fundraising for Eco Week 2022!) (Location TBD)
  • Food Truck Featuring: Tacos El Diablo (food available for purchase in North parking lot) 
Please note that After Care and AXIS Run Club will be cancelled on this day. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10pm. Taekwondo will be held on the field and parents will pick up students after class. 
 
Student Spotlight: Miriam Hilt
Congrats to our 2nd grade French learner, Miriam Hilt, who was chosen as one of the winners of a drawing contest through the Francophonie 2022 contest! You can read about the contest and see her winning drawing here. 
 

Transportation Interest Survey
We understand that transportation to our new location is a concern for a few of our AXIS families.  AXIS is currently working with CEC to determine the possibility of having AXIS students ride the multi-age CEC bus, if you would be interested in this option, please complete our Transportation Interest Survey

 

AXIS Run Club 5K Finishers!
Congrats to our AXIS Run Club students who ran the Mother's Day 5K today! The next race that we will be participating at is the Fire Hydrant 5K, we'd love to see other AXIS families there!
 
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 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are the dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

May 27 

May 20

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR, UPCOMING DATES, & IMPORTANT WEBLINKS
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates 
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair (No After Care, No Run Club this Day and TKD will be on the field)
 
    • 5/25 AXIS Graduation Ceremonies in AXIS Gym:
    • 8:30 Preschool 3s and 4s Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 3:30 Kindergarten Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 5:00pm 5th Grade Graduation ceremony
 
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
    • 6/11 11:00-2:00pm Community Carnival 
    • 7/16 11:00am-2:00pm: AXIS Family Picnic 
 
Monday Nights at AXIS Dates
  • 5/9 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
  • 5/16 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated April 15, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]

 

AXIS in the Coloradoan Newspaper!
What our students and teachers are accomplishing inside the classroom is nothing short of incredible, and we love every opportunity to show it off! When you step inside a Partner Language Classroom at AXIS, it is like stepping inside a classroom in another part of the world. We had the opportunity to welcome the Coloradoan onsite this week to see AXIS in action (click here to see the video)
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE!
This week we reached outbreak status in one of our cohorts. Outbreak status is defined as any classroom/cohort that has three or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 10 days of each other. Because of our successful weekly testing program, AXIS was able to quickly identify and isolate the positive cases, preventing further spread. Additionally, AXIS is already set up with the Test to Stay program which allows members of this cohort to test daily, in addition to other mitigation efforts (such as mask wearing). We will continue to work with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to monitor this cohort for the required 10 days. 

Please remember, we need our whole school community to help us keep COVID out of our school. The best way that you can join us in this effort is to monitor your students daily for symptoms, and do not send symptomatic students to school. Please refer to the FAQ section of our Absent Form if you have additional questions about close contacts, etc. If your question was not answered by our Absent Form, please email [email protected]  
 
 
Teacher Appreciation Week starts Monday, May 2! (see above)
 
Congratulations to the April 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners!
  • 1st place and will choose our spirit dress for the last day of school - Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English
  • 2nd place and will choose a song for our May school-wide dance party - Madame Elsa's 1st Grade French
  • 3rd place and will choose a song for our May school-wide dance party - Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin
 
 First Annual Multilingual School-wide Song at AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
We are excited for first annual multilingual school-wide song performance at the end of our Culture and Science Fair. We look forward to making this a fun, new tradition! This week our music teacher, Ms. Angie, sent home copies of the lyrics of a multilingual version of the song "We Don' Talk About Bruno." Please reach out to Ms. Angie with any questions or concerns.
 

Schoolwide song for festival “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”  
For the Culture and Science Fair we will be doing a school wide rendition of the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto! Ms. Angie, Mr. Nathan and the partner language teachers have been working with the students to teach them the song in English and their partner language. Some students have asked to practice at home so linked below is the PDF with the translations into all three languages as well as links to YouTube videos of the song in each language. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Angie Collums ([email protected] 

 
Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
 
 

 

04/30/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Leadership Team
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 

Dear AXIS Families,

 

It is hard to believe we are entering the last month of school for the 2021-2022 school year! May is an exciting month at AXIS! Please make sure to check the calendar section below of all of the important dates for Teacher/Team Appreciation Week, Culture and Science Fair, and Graduation ceremonies for our 5th, preschool, and kinder students. Congratulations to our 5th graders as they have also now completed the state testing!

 

A GIANT shout out to you, our wonderful parents! We are overjoyed by the extraordinary generosity you have given to ourTAW upcoming Teacher/Team Appreciation week, which begins on Monday, May 2 and lasts all next week. Many of you graciously donated money, gift cards, and your time to help this week be special for teachers. Thank you to our Parent Volunteer Co-Coordinator, Laura Havens, for your enthusiasm and planning of this event. If you haven't already, please remind your child to write a note of appreciation or draw a picture for their teachers to bring Monday next week!

 

Our best, 

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE!
This week we reached outbreak status in one of our cohorts. Outbreak status is defined as any classroom/cohort that has three or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 10 days of each other. Because of our successful weekly testing program, AXIS was able to quickly identify and isolate the positive cases, preventing further spread. Additionally, AXIS is already set up with the Test to Stay program which allows members of this cohort to test daily, in addition to other mitigation efforts (such as mask wearing). We will continue to work with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to monitor this cohort for the required 10 days. 

Please remember, we need our whole school community to help us keep COVID out of our school. The best way that you can join us in this effort is to monitor your students daily for symptoms, and do not send symptomatic students to school. Please refer to the FAQ section of our Absent Form if you have additional questions about close contacts, etc. If your question was not answered by our Absent Form, please email [email protected]  
 
 
Teacher Appreciation Week starts Monday, May 2! (see above)
 
Congratulations to the April 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners!
  • 1st place and will choose our spirit dress for the last day of school - Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English
  • 2nd place and will choose a song for our May school-wide dance party - Madame Elsa's 1st Grade French
  • 3rd place and will choose a song for our May school-wide dance party - Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin
 

Transportation Interest Survey
We understand that transportation to our new location is a concern for a few of our AXIS families.  AXIS is currently working with CEC to determine the possibility of having AXIS students ride the multi-age CEC bus, if you would be interested in this option, please complete our Transportation Interest Survey

 

AXIS Culture and Science Fair is Thursday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm 
Since we did not get to hold in-person Fall and Winter Festivals, we are combining the Spring Science Fair with Culture fun, which will include some student cultural performances and an art display.

Please save the date! Activities will include:  

  • Classroom science project displays: Grades 2-3 (Classrooms)
  • Individual science project displays: Grades 4-5 (Cafeteria)
  • Music performances: PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Partner Language Classes and One School-wide Song (Gym) 
  • PreK-5th grade Art displays (Hallways)
  • Snack shop (fundraising for Eco Week 2022!) (Location TBD)
  • Food Truck Featuring: Tacos El Diablo (food available for purchase in North parking lot) 
Please note that no After Care and AXIS Run Club will be cancelled on this day. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10pm. Taekwondo will be held on the field and parents will pick up students after class.  
 
 
 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are the dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

May 27 

May 20

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR, UPCOMING DATES, & IMPORTANT WEBLINKS
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates 
    • 5/02-05/06/22 Teacher/Team Appreciation Week!
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair (No After Care, No Run Club this Day and TKD will be on the field)
 
    • 5/25 AXIS Graduation Ceremonies in AXIS Gym:
    • 8:30 Preschool 3s and 4s Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 3:30 Kindergarten Continuation (Moving Up)
    • 5:00pm 5th Grade Graduation ceremony
 
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
    • 6/11 11:00-2:00pm Community Carnival 
    • 7/16 11:00am-2:00pm: AXIS Family Picnic 
 
Monday Nights at AXIS Dates
  • 5/2 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 6
  • 5/9 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
  • 5/16 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated April 15, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]

 

AXIS in the Coloradoan Newspaper!
What our students and teachers are accomplishing inside the classroom is nothing short of incredible, and we love every opportunity to show it off! When you step inside a Partner Language Classroom at AXIS, it is like stepping inside a classroom in another part of the world. We had the opportunity to welcome the Coloradoan onsite this week to see AXIS in action (click here to see the video)
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
 First Annual Multilingual School-wide Song at AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
We are excited for first annual multilingual school-wide song performance at the end of our Culture and Science Fair. We look forward to making this a fun, new tradition! This week our music teacher, Ms. Angie, sent home copies of the lyrics of a multilingual version of the song "We Don' Talk About Bruno." Please reach out to Ms. Angie with any questions or concerns.
 

Schoolwide song for festival “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”  
For the Culture and Science Fair we will be doing a school wide rendition of the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto! Ms. Angie, Mr. Nathan and the partner language teachers have been working with the students to teach them the song in English and their partner language. Some students have asked to practice at home so linked below is the PDF with the translations into all three languages as well as links to YouTube videos of the song in each language. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Angie Collums ([email protected] 

 
Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
 
 

 

 
04/22/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Leadership Team
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Dear AXIS Families,
Congrats to our 3rd and 4th graders who completed CMAS testing this week! Our 5th graders have one more week to go, and they are doing a great job as well! AXIS strives to meet or exceed state averages, which is an incredible feat considering our students are learning TWO languages each day! Way to go students! 

What our students and teachers are accomplishing inside the classroom is nothing short of incredible, and we love every opportunity to show it off! When you step inside a Partner Language Classroom at AXIS, it is like stepping inside a classroom in another part of the world. We had the opportunity to welcome the Coloradoan onsite this week to see AXIS in action (click here to see the video), and next week we will begin filming our first AXIS Marketing Video! If your child’s class will be among those classrooms being filmed, you will receive a separate email reminder with opt-out instructions. We cannot wait to share the final product with you and our community! 

Speaking of community, we are impressed by the continuous generosity of our AXIS parents. Thank you for dedicating your time and resources to our school. Our staff share a collective appreciation for all of our community and parent volunteers. If you have not had a chance to get involved, our Community Coordinators have shared many upcoming opportunities on our volunteer page, including:

  • Field Day Planning
  • Graduation Planning 
  • Summer Event Planning 
Please save the date now for our summer events, including: 
  • June 11, 11am-2pm: Community Carnival 
  • July 16, 11am-2pm: AXIS Family Picnic 

 

Our best, 

Jenny and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Transportation Interest Survey
We understand that transportation to our new location is a concern for a few of our AXIS families.  AXIS is currently working with CEC to determine the possibility of having AXIS students ride the multi-age CEC bus, if you would be interested in this option, please complete our Transportation Interest Survey

 

AXIS Culture and Science Fair is Thursday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm 
Since we did not get to hold in-person Fall and Winter Festivals, we are combining the Spring Science Fair with Culture fun, which will include some student cultural performances and an art display.

Please save the date! Activities will include:  

  • Classroom science project displays: Grades 2-3 (Classrooms)
  • Individual science project displays: Grades 4-5 (Cafeteria)
  • Music performances: PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Partner Language Classes and One School-wide Song (Gym) 
  • PreK-5th grade Art displays (Hallways)
  • Snack shop (fundraising for Eco Week 2022!) (Location TBD)
  • Food Truck Featuring: Tacos El Diablo (food available for purchase in North parking lot) 
Please note that aftercare and AXIS Run Club will be cancelled on this day. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10pm. Taekwondo will be held on the field and parents will pick up students after class.  
 
First Annual Multilingual School-wide Song at AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
We are excited for first annual multilingual school-wide song performance at the end of our Culture and Science Fair. We look forward to making this a fun, new tradition! This week our music teacher, Ms. Angie, sent home copies of the lyrics of a multilingual version of the song "We Don' Talk About Bruno." Please reach out to Ms. Angie with any questions or concerns.
 

Schoolwide song for festival “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”  
For the Culture and Science Fair we will be doing a school wide rendition of the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto! Ms. Angie, Mr. Nathan and the partner language teachers have been working with the students to teach them the song in English and their partner language. Some students have asked to practice at home so linked below is the PDF with the translations into all three languages as well as links to YouTube videos of the song in each language. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Angie Collums ([email protected] 

 
Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
 

AXIS is Partnering with CSU Chinese Language Club for a fun Chinese Language Event (All Languages Welcome!)

Come and join us for a fun Chinese Game Day. The CSU Chinese Language Club and the Office of International Programs will be hosting a fun Chinese Language Event. April 23 12:00-3:00 at CSU Behavioral Sciences Room 105. The Chinese Game Day features fun and exciting Chinese games such as Tug of the War and Shuttle Cock. CSU Chinese Language Club will provide the games, the instruction as well as fun prizes. The Game Day is FREE and open to everyone. For more event information, please reach out to Oliver Woody ([email protected]). Click here to read more! 
 
CSU Spring Science Extravaganza!
CSU invites you to come on out for a day of free, outdoor science fun! The Little Shop of Physics Spring Science Extravaganza is appropriate for all ages and will occur Saturday, April 23 from 11am-3pm

 

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are the dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

May 27 

May 20

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR, UPCOMING DATES, & IMPORTANT WEBLINKS
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates 
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
Monday Nights at AXIS Dates
  • 4/25 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 5
  • 5/2 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 6
  • 5/9 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
  • 5/16 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated April 15, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]

 

Governor Polis Visits AXIS Virtually

Recently, AXIS was chosen as one of six schools charter schools across Colorado to participate in the Colorado League of Charter School’s Virtual Advocacy Day. Eight of our fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to speak with Governor Jared Polis and Representative Andrew Boesenecker about why they love being at AXIS and how they plan to use their bilingual skills in the future. One student shared how he loves being at AXIS because he gets to hear four different languages spoken every day, and another student shared how she loves that her Mandarin teacher brings the Chinese culture right into her classroom. What an amazing opportunity our children have here at AXIS to be exposed daily to a multi-lingual and multi-cultural school. We hope they leave AXIS not only bilingual but with a multi-cultural mindset that they will carry with them into their future lives and careers. 
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   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
 
Pictures from the AXIS Team Appreciation Lunch!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the delicious and thoughtful lunch! It was very much appreciated.
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AXIS Parent Help Desk! Help us, help you!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
AXIS Representation at Local Runs:
AXIS Staff and Run Club Students will be participating in several local runs this Spring. We'd love to have other AXIS families join us in the race or even in the cheer section! If you're interested in running these races, email [email protected] so we can arrange an AXIS Team - when appropriate. 

 

Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 

 
 
04/15/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Leadership Team
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families,

 

Thank You AXIS Parents for the Wonderful AXIS Team Appreciation Lunch!

Thank you so much to the families who helped contribute to our very much appreciated "AXIS Team Appreciation Lunch." Yesterday our parent volunteers, led by Audra Vaisbort, transformed our staff lounge into a beautiful spring picnic! Our Team loved the food and felt truly appreciated. Thank you all for your generosity! (See pics below.)

 

4th and 5th Grade Students to Share Individual Projects at AXIS's 1st Annual Science Fair 5/12!

We are so excited about our first annual Science Fair where our 4th and 5th graders will be working on individual Science Fair projects at home and at school. Please stay posted via email and your child's take-home folders for additional forthcoming details. If you have questions or need some support, please email our 4th or 5th grade English teachers, Ms. Nicole or Mr. Thomas. Our 2nd and 3rd grade students will be doing class-wide science fair projects and will display a poster in their Partner Language classes during the Culture and Science Fair.  

 

Join Us Onsite for Some Volunteer Opportunities!

We have lots of volunteer opportunities for you, and you can find those here:

www.AXIScolorado.org/volunteer/

We are seeking parent volunteers to join our event planning committees for

  • 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony (5/25)
  • Kinder Continuation Ceremony (5/25)
  • Preschool Continuation Ceremony (5/26)

 

Our best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

AXIS Culture and Science Fair is Thursday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm 
Since we did not get to hold in-person Fall and Winter Festivals, we are combining the Spring Science Fair with Culture fun, which will include some student cultural performances and an art display.

Please save the date! Activities will include:  

  • Classroom science project displays: Grades 2-3 (Classrooms)
  • Individual science project displays: Grades 4-5 (Cafeteria)
  • Music performances: PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Partner Language Classes and One School-wide Song (Gym) 
  • PreK-5th grade Art displays (Hallways)
  • Snack shop (fundraising for Eco Week 2022!) (Location TBD)
  • Food Truck Featuring: Tacos El Diablo (food available for purchase in North parking lot) 
Please note that aftercare and AXIS Run Club will be cancelled on this day. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10pm. Taekwondo will be held on the field and parents will pick up students after class.  
 
First Annual Multilingual School-wide Song at AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
We are excited for first annual multilingual school-wide song performance at the end of our Culture and Science Fair. We look forward to making this a fun, new tradition! This week our music teacher, Ms. Angie, sent home copies of the lyrics of a multilingual version of the song "We Don' Talk About Bruno." Please reach out to Ms. Angie with any questions or concerns.
 
Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
 
Pictures from the AXIS Team Appreciation Lunch!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the delicious and thoughtful lunch! It was very much appreciated.
lunch
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State Testing/CMAS Testing is Underway! ELA is completed and Math is up next week 

Congratulations to our teachers and students in grades 3-5, as they have successfully completed the first week of state testing. State testing continues mornings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from April 18- April 29.

 

To allow for your student’s best results please be sure: 

  • They have a healthy breakfast 
  • They arrive on time 
  • Please schedule appointments before or after the testing window 
  • Help your students to have full attendance during the testing window 

You can find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here. You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected] 

 

Come Volunteer at AXIS!

We recently re-launched our AXIS community engagement opportunities. As we transition into a new phase of the COVID pandemic, we are delighted to re-open AXIS to volunteers. Over the past few weeks, AXIS Leadership has been working closely with our AXIS Community Engagement parent leaders. A giant thank you to Laura Havens and  Audra Vaisbort for answering the call to lead this charge! You will begin to receive emails from them regarding opportunities to get involved in a variety of ways at AXIS (please be sure to check your junk and promotions folders to ensure the messages are not marked as spam). Click here to read more AND sign up for opportunities: www.AXIScolorado.org/volunteer/  

 
AXIS is Partnering with CSU Chinese Language Club for a fun Chinese Language Event (All Languages Welcome!)
Come and join us for a fun Chinese Game Day. The CSU Chinese Language Club and the Office of International Programs will be hosting a fun Chinese Language Event. April 23 12:00-3:00 at CSU Behavioral Sciences Room 105. The Chinese Game Day features fun and exciting Chinese games such as Tug of the War and Shuttle Cock. CSU Chinese Language Club will provide the games, the instruction as well as fun prizes. The Game Day is FREE and open to everyone. For more event information, please reach out to Oliver Woody ([email protected]). Click here to read more! 
 

 

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are the dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

May 27 

May 20

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR, UPCOMING DATES, & IMPORTANT WEBLINKS
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates 
    • 4/21 World Languages Storytime in French 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
Monday Nights at AXIS Dates
  • 4/18 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 4
  • 4/25 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 5
  • 5/2 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 6
  • 5/9 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
  • 5/16 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated April 15, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]

 

Governor Polis Visits AXIS Virtually

Recently, AXIS was chosen as one of six schools charter schools across Colorado to participate in the Colorado League of Charter School’s Virtual Advocacy Day. Eight of our fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to speak with Governor Jared Polis and Representative Andrew Boesenecker about why they love being at AXIS and how they plan to use their bilingual skills in the future. One student shared how he loves being at AXIS because he gets to hear four different languages spoken every day, and another student shared how she loves that her Mandarin teacher brings the Chinese culture right into her classroom. What an amazing opportunity our children have here at AXIS to be exposed daily to a multi-lingual and multi-cultural school. We hope they leave AXIS not only bilingual but with a multi-cultural mindset that they will carry with them into their future lives and careers. 
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   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
Lazy Dane Coffee Company will be here on Friday, April 22nd, from 7:15 am-1:00 pm, serving some yummy coffee/drinks & pastries.
 

Monday Nights at AXIS! Not too late to sign up!

Parent Language classes are off to a great start! It is not too late to sign up, we are still accepting sign-ups through Monday, April 11. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). NEW OPTION: Mr. Nathan is available to supervise students in the gym for just $5 per child/per class.  Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk! Help us, help you!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
French Storytime:
Thursday April 21st 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
 
storytime
 
AXIS Representation at Local Runs:
AXIS Staff and Run Club Students will be participating in several local runs this Spring. We'd love to have other AXIS families join us in the race or even in the cheer section! If you're interested in running these races, email [email protected] so we can arrange an AXIS Team - when appropriate. 

 

Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 

 

 
 
04/08/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Admin
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Dear AXIS Families,  

It was an exciting week here at AXIS as our school was chosen as one of six schools charter schools across Colorado to participate in the Colorado League of Charter School’s Virtual Advocacy Day. Eight of our fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to speak with Governor Jared Polis and Representative Andrew Boesenecker about why they love being at AXIS and how they plan to use their bilingual skills in the future. One student shared how he loves being at AXIS because he gets to hear four different languages spoken every day, and another student shared how she loves that her Mandarin teacher brings the Chinese culture right into her classroom. What an amazing opportunity our children have here at AXIS to be exposed daily to a multi-lingual and multi-cultural school. We hope they leave AXIS not only bi-lingual but with a multi-cultural mindset that they will carry with them into their future lives and careers. 
Our best,
Jenny and the AXIS Team 

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  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

AXIS Culture and Science Fair is Thursday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm 
Please save the date! Activities will include:  

  • Classroom science project displays: Grades 2-3 
  • Individual science project displays: Grades 4-5 
  • Music performances: All grades 
  • Art displays
  • Snack shop (fundraising for Eco Week 2022!)
  • Food Truck (food available for purchase)
Please note that aftercare and AXIS Run Club will be cancelled on this day. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10pm. Taekwondo will be held on the field and parents will pick up students after class.  
 

CMAS Testing Begins Next Week 
Next week marks the beginning of CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) testing. The CMAS test will be administered to students in grades 3-5 from April 11- April 29. To allow for your student’s best results please be sure: 

  • They have a healthy breakfast 
  • They arrive on time 
  • Please schedule appointments before or after the testing window 
  • Help your students to have full attendance during the testing window 

You can find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected] 

 

Lost and Found 
Our lost and found has been growing over the last few weeks. If you have noticed that your child is missing some garments, please check the link below to access our virtual lost and found and claim your missing items. Lost and Found – Lost and Found – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 

Monday Nights at AXIS! Not too late to sign up!
Parent Language classes are off to a great start! It is not too late to sign up, we are still accepting sign-ups through Monday, April 11. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). NEW OPTION: Mr. Nathan is available to supervise students in the gym for just $5 per child/per class.  Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk! Help us, help you!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
World Language Spotify List
Faculty members from the CSU Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture have created a World Languages Spotify list for all to enjoy:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7dRUhxAqtrzKGmemebwUF1?si=ecb0825fd43f4e70 
 
French Storytime:
Thursday April 21st 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
 
storytime
 
AXIS Representation at Local Runs:
AXIS Staff and Run Club Students will be participating in several local runs this Spring. We'd love to have other AXIS families join us in the race or even in the cheer section! If you're interested in running these races, email [email protected] so we can arrange an AXIS Team - when appropriate. 
  • April 10: Horsetooth Half Marathon 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

April 15th 

April 7th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/11 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 3
    • 4/14 Parent-hosted AXIS Team Appreciation Spring Picnic
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/18 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 4
    • 4/21 World Languages Storytime in French 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
    • 4/25 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 5
    • 5/2 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 6
    • 5/9 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
    • 5/16 Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 23, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

 

Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/

 

Welcome Elena Chapelle to AXIS!

Elena is our new Operations Specialist. In this role she supports the AXIS Directors with all non-academic aspects: operations and logistics, student recruitment and enrollment, school culture and climate, and family and community communication and engagement (including volunteering). Elena has a diverse range of experience, making her uniquely qualified for this position. She has over 10 years of experience in direct student support, community engagement and education administration. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and will lead the efforts on Spanish outreach at AXIS. She is a mom to an AXIS Preschool French learner. You will see Elena out and about helping with drop off and pick up, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Elena's email is [email protected] Welcome, Elena! 

 

Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 
03/31/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Admin
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Dear AXIS Families, 

We are counting down the days to our upcoming AXIS Culture & Science Fair which will be held on May 12th from 5:30-7:30PM. This will be a great opportunity for students in grades 2nd-5th to showcase their science projects, in addition to all students (preschool - 5th grade) having an opportunity to perform. Please mark the date for this great event! 

In addition to our AXIS Culture & Science Fair, we are busy planning some fun summer events at our new location (2700 S. Lemay Ave) where families will have an opportunity to see our new facility for the 2022-23 school year. Dates and details for our summer events will be shared soon. We are always recruiting volunteers to help with these events, if you are interested you can visit our volunteer page here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/volunteer/

Thank you for your continued engagement and support of AXIS! We are truly grateful to our wonderful AXIS families. 

Our best,
Jenny and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
AXIS Safety Drills
Early today, we held our monthly safety drill this afternoon: Secure. In this drill, teachers and staff are instructed to bring in all students from outside and secure all doors. Inside the building, it is business as usual. At AXIS, we follow the Standard Response Protocol from the I Love You Guys foundation. You can read more about the Secure drill, and others here: SRP ♥ The "I Love U Guys" Foundation
 
Monday Nights at AXIS! Not too late to sign up!
Parent Language classes are off to a great start! It is not too late to sign up, we are still accepting sign-ups through Monday, April 4. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). NEW OPTION: Mr. Nathan is available to supervise students in the gym for just $5 per child/per class.  Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk! Help us, help you!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
World Language Spotify List
Faculty members from the CSU Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture have created a World Languages Spotify list for all to enjoy:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7dRUhxAqtrzKGmemebwUF1?si=ecb0825fd43f4e70 
 
French Storytime:
Thursday April 21st 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
 
storytime
 
AXIS Representation at Local Runs:
AXIS Staff and Run Club Students will be participating in several local runs this Spring. We'd love to have other AXIS families join us in the race or even in the cheer section! If you're interested in running these races, email [email protected] so we can arrange an AXIS Team - when appropriate. 
  • April 10: Horsetooth Half Marathon 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

April 15th 

April 7th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 4/4: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 2
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/11: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 3
    • 4/14 Parent-hosted AXIS Team Appreciation Spring Picnic
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/18: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 4
    • 4/21: World Languages Storytime in French 5:00PM-6:00PM, Old Town Library Park
    • 4/25: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 5
    • 5/2: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 6
    • 5/9: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 7
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
    • 5/16: Monday Nights at AXIS 5:30-6:30PM: Session 8
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 23, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

 

Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/

 

Welcome Elena Chapelle to AXIS!

Elena is our new Operations Specialist. In this role she supports the AXIS Directors with all non-academic aspects: operations and logistics, student recruitment and enrollment, school culture and climate, and family and community communication and engagement (including volunteering). Elena has a diverse range of experience, making her uniquely qualified for this position. She has over 10 years of experience in direct student support, community engagement and education administration. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and will lead the efforts on Spanish outreach at AXIS. She is a mom to an AXIS Preschool French learner. You will see Elena out and about helping with drop off and pick up, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Elena's email is [email protected] Welcome, Elena! 

 

Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 
03/25/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Admin
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 

Dear AXIS Families,  

 

Happy spring! We hope this message finds you and your families well. This morning driving to school my boys were having a competition on who could count the farthest in French. Listening to their French is like music to my ears and warms my heart! I hope you all get these special moments too, when you hear your child singing a Partner Language song or talking about something new they learned in Core Knowledge. In addition to checking your child's daily take home folder and reading the monthly teacher newsletters, you can also reach out to teachers to learn more about what your child is learning at AXIS. 

 

Come Volunteer at AXIS!

This week we are super excited to re-launch our AXIS community engagement opportunities. As we transition into a new phase of the COVID pandemic, we are delighted to re-open AXIS to volunteers. Over the past few weeks, I have been working closely with our AXIS Community Engagement parent leaders. A giant thank you to Laura Havens and  Audra Vaisbort for leading this charge! You will begin to receive emails from them regarding opportunities to get involved in a variety of ways at AXIS (please be sure to check your junk and promotions folders to ensure the messages are not marked as spam). Click here to read more AND sign up for opportunities: www.AXIScolorado.org/volunteer/.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Our best, 
Kari and the AXIS Team 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Monday Nights at AXIS!
It's the time you've been waiting for! AXIS is thrilled to launch Parent Language Classes in French, Mandarin and Spanish beginning March 28th. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). NEW OPTION: Mr. Nathan is available to supervise students in the gym for just $5 per child/per class.  Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk! Help us, help you!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/

 
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

April 15th 

April 7th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 3/28 5:30 Monday Nights at AXIS Kick Off! 
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/14 Parent-hosted AXIS Team Appreciation Spring Picnic
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 5:30-7:00pm AXIS Culture and Science Fair 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 23, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 

elena

Welcome Elena Chapelle to AXIS!

Elena is our new Operations Specialist. In this role she supports the AXIS Directors with all non-academic aspects: operations and logistics, student recruitment and enrollment, school culture and climate, and family and community communication and engagement (including volunteering). Elena has a diverse range of experience, making her uniquely qualified for this position. She has over 10 years of experience in direct student support, community engagement and education administration. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and will lead the efforts on Spanish outreach at AXIS. She is a mom to an AXIS Preschool French learner. You will see Elena out and about helping with drop off and pick up, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Elena's email is [email protected] Welcome, Elena! 

 

Class Pictures: Order Online!

 

Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 
03/17/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Admin
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Dear AXIS Families,  

Today we are delighted to introduce the newest member of our AXIS Team, Elena Chappelle! 
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Elena is our new Operations Specialist. In this role she supports the AXIS Directors with all non-academic aspects: operations and logistics, student recruitment and enrollment, school culture and climate, and family and community communication and engagement (including volunteering). 

Elena has a diverse range of experience, making her uniquely qualified for this position. She has over 10 years of experience in direct student support, community engagement and education administration. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and will lead the efforts on Spanish outreach at AXIS. You will see Elena out and about helping with drop off and pick up, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Elena's email is [email protected] Welcome, Elena! 

Next week begins the Spring Session of AXIS Enrich! With an assortment of new classes, we hope you were able to find an opportunity for your child to participate in these after-school classes!  

AXIS Enrich is not just for students anymore! Beginning Monday, March 28th, we will be launching Monday Nights at AXIS with Parent Language Classes in French, Chinese & Spanish, in addition to student programs (Lego Robotics and Chess Club). We encourage you to take this opportunity to connect with other AXIS parents, all the while learning another language! It is only an 8-week session, so not a huge commitment, but a great chance to connect with AXIS Families in a way that has not been possible over the last couple of years with COVID. (Scholarships are available for the language classes, please email [email protected]olorado.org if you would like to learn more). 

We look forward to seeing all students back at school on Monday! 
Our best, 
Jenny and the AXIS Team 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Monday Nights at AXIS!
It's the time you've been waiting for! AXIS is thrilled to launch Parent Language Classes in French, Mandarin and Spanish beginning March 28th. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/

 
Class Pictures: Order Online!
 
Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 
 
Yellow Door Reminders:
  • The yellow door opens at 7:50 am, students should wait in the cars with the parents. If your student must wait outside the yellow doors, please understand there is no adult supervision until 7:50am.
  • Before care is available for only $5 from 7:00-7:50am
  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Preschool families should use the green door or the blue park and walk from 7:50-8:00am. After 8:00am preschool families may use the yellow lane to park and walk their child to class.
 
PB&J Option on Fridays
In recognition of Lent, AXIS and CEC Food Services are offering a PB&J meat alternative for lunch on Fridays during the duration of Lent. If you would like your child to receive this alternative lunch, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich is now open!. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

April 15th 

April 7th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 4th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
We have Entered our 3rd Trimester of the School Year!
We recently ended our 2nd trimester and AXIS K-5 student progress reports are available in Infinite Campus, and paper copies were sent home in student take home folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teachers if you did not receive a progress report. We encourage parents to reach out for informal teacher conferences if you have any questions. More information about progress reports can be found here.
 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at [email protected]
 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]


03/10/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Message From Your AXIS Admin
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   AXIS ADMIN MESSAGE

Dear AXIS Families,

Happy Springtime in Colorado! As spring often signifies new beginnings, so it is with our recent announcement that AXIS will have a new facility for the 2022-2023 school year (if you haven’t read the update, you can find it here). We are energized and excited about this opportunity, and we want to thank all of you for your continued support.  

As we reflect on the last four year of AXIS, from dream->to-> reality, one thing has remained consistent about AXIS and that we are committed to our mission: 

AXIS Mission: 
To empower learners to be thriving citizens of character in their local and global communities, by inspiring four educational priorities:  

  • Academic Excellence 
  • X-Cross Cultural Competence 
  • Immersion in World Languages 
  • Social-Emotional and Cognitive Skills Development  


Fun fact: did you know that this mission was co-created with AXIS founding parents 4-years ago, in the upstairs room of the Fort Collins Discovery Museum? Before we had a school or a building, parents came together to develop a mission and vision for the school that they dreamed of for their children. Four years later this mission continues to guide us in each decision, big or small. 

Tent
2018- With just a camping tent and a basic idea for a logo, AXIS founding families began spreading the word about this new idea for a school


After all, AXIS is a family-responsive school. We exist only because parents like you share a similar vision for their children. A vision that will continue to carry us into this next chapter of AXIS, where the building may be different, but the mission and program will remain the same. You can trust your AXIS team to work every day to fulfil our promise to you, our families, and one student at a time we will prepare AXIS students for their local and global futures.

P.S Be sure to continue reading below for Monday Nights at AXIS – Parent Language Classes and student enrichment opportunities starting on March 28. We cannot wait to reengage our AXIS community in-person with opportunities for all! 

Our best,
Jenny and the AXIS Team 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Monday Nights at AXIS!
It's the time you've been waiting for! AXIS is thrilled to launch Parent Language Classes in French, Mandarin and Spanish beginning March 28th. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
Spring Break is Next Week!
Reminder that there is no school next week! We hope you have a fabulous Spring Break. We are offering our School's Out Day programming from Tuesday, March 15 - Friday, March 18, but today is the last day to sign up (see AXIS Family Programs section below). We look forward to seeing all students back at school on March 21. 
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/
Please don’t forget to register by 3/14/2022.

 
Class Pictures: Order Online!
 
Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 
 
Yellow Door Reminders:
  • The yellow door opens at 7:50 am, students should wait in the cars with the parents. If your student must wait outside the yellow doors, please understand there is no adult supervision until 7:50am.
  • Before care is available for only $5 from 7:00-7:50am
  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Preschool families should use the green door or the blue park and walk from 7:50-8:00am. After 8:00am preschool families may use the yellow lane to park and walk their child to class.
 
PB&J Option on Fridays
In recognition of Lent, AXIS and CEC Food Services are offering a PB&J meat alternative for lunch on Fridays during the duration of Lent. If you would like your child to receive this alternative lunch, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich is now open!. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 3/11 3Rs School Spirit Dress Up Day; 1:10 Dojo Danceparty join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 4th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
We have Entered our 3rd Trimester of the School Year!
We recently ended our 2nd trimester and AXIS K-5 student progress reports are available in Infinite Campus, and paper copies were sent home in student take home folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teachers if you did not receive a progress report. We encourage parents to reach out for informal teacher conferences if you have any questions. More information about progress reports can be found here.
 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at [email protected]
 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]


03/04/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

Happy March! Spring break is one week away, and we are looking forward to our next 3Rs Spirit Dress Up Day and Dojo Dance Party next Friday, March 11 before spring break. Our last month's winner, Ms. Candy's class, has selected Sports Day for our dress up theme for next Friday.

 
We have all returned safely from our recent conferences. Jenny and I really enjoyed connecting with Charter leaders across the state earlier this week at the League of Charter Schools Conference. Ms. Elisa, Mme. Elsa, and I enjoyed our trip to Utah for the 8th annual Dual Language Immersion (DLI) conference over the past few days. Utah now has language immersion programs in 304 public schools. While there, we had the opportunity to visit 6 schools and watch their program in action. Yesterday, Mme. Elsa and I joined a daylong event hosted by the French Embassy where we connected with leaders of French programs from across the country. We were also able to thank Mathieu Ausseil in person. Mathieu is the Education Attaché for the French Embassy in the US, and he was integral in our relentless pursuit to get Elsa from France to AXIS amidst COVID visa delays. We have received yearly grants from the French Embassy, and we are very grateful for their ongoing support. We are also grateful for the many relationships we have built and the generosity of these people and partners. 
 
Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Class Picture Day is Tuesday, March 8th
  • Schoolwide photo at 8am so please be on time!
  • Students K-5 should be in uniform (preschool does not need to wear uniform)
  • Preschoolers who only join Mon/Wed/Fri will receive an email with details on the schedule if they would like to join the preschool class photo
  • Order forms going home today, but you can also order by using this link/code: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/
  • Picture Day ID: EVT6VQTD6
 
Yellow Door Reminders:
  • The yellow door opens at 7:50 am, students should wait in the cars with the parents. If your student must wait outside the yellow doors, please understand there is no adult supervision until 7:50am.
  • Before care is available for only $5 from 7:00-7:50am
  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Preschool families should use the green door or the blue park and walk from 7:50-8:00am. After 8:00am preschool families may use the yellow lane to park and walk their child to class.
 
PB&J Option on Fridays
In recognition of Lent, AXIS and CEC Food Services are offering a PB&J meat alternative for lunch on Fridays during the duration of Lent. If you would like your child to receive this alternative lunch, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/
Please don’t forget to register by 3/14/2022.

 

Coming Soon: Monday Nights at AXIS!
Thank you to all who completed our interest form for starting Parent Language Classes. We are happy to say that the interest was overwhelming and we are moving forward with launching Monday Night's at AXIS!

  • Monday Nights at AXIS will begin on Monday March 28th and last for 8 sessions.
  • Classes will run 5:30-6:30pm
  • Cost for the Parent Language Classes is $90 for the entire 8-week session!
  • Lego Robotics (ages 5-8) and Chess Club (ages 9+) will also be available.
Registration information will be shared soon!.

 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich will open for sign-ups the week of February 21. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 3/11 3Rs School Spirit Dress Up Day; 1:10 Dojo Danceparty join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 4th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
We have Entered our 3rd Trimester of the School Year!
We recently ended our 2nd trimester and AXIS K-5 student progress reports are available in Infinite Campus, and paper copies were sent home in student take home folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teachers if you did not receive a progress report. We encourage parents to reach out for informal teacher conferences if you have any questions. More information about progress reports can be found here.
 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at [email protected]
 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

02/27/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families!

 

We hope this message finds you well. This is a busy week for Jenny and myself as we are headed to the CSI quarterly regional meeting and the Colorado League of Charter Schools Annual Conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other charter school leaders from throughout the state to share best practices. Also this week, Madame Elsa, Ms. Elisa, and I will be headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 8th annual Dual Language Immersion conference. We will visit language immersion schools, participate in a training and event with the French Embassy, and engage with many experts from around the country (and the world). We love to share our practices and bring back learnings to AXIS, as we are always committed to providing the best programming possible. 

 
Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team

 

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/
Please don’t forget to register by 3/14/2022.

Coming Soon: Monday Nights at AXIS!
Thank you to all who completed our interest form for starting Parent Language Classes. We are happy to say that the interest was overwhelming and we are moving forward with launching Monday Night's at AXIS! More information will be shared soon, but you can expect to find Parent Language classes in French, Spanish and Chinese, in addition to Lego Robotics (ages 5-8) and Chess Club (ages 9+). Monday Nights at AXIS will begin on March 28th and run through May 16, from 5:30-6:30pm. More information, including registration information will be shared soon!.

We have Entered our 3rd Trimester of the School Year!
We recently ended our 2nd trimester and AXIS K-5 student progress reports are available in Infinite Campus, and paper copies were sent home in student take home folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teachers if you did not receive a progress report. We encourage parents to reach out for informal teacher conferences if you have any questions. More information about progress reports can be found here.

 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich will open for sign-ups the week of February 21. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 3/11 3Rs School Spirit Dress Up Day; 1:10 Dojo Danceparty join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated February 5th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Parent Beginner Mandarin Chinese Classes

Did you know that on Sundays the Huaxing Chinese School operates classes at AXIS? They are now offering beginner Mandarin classes for parents. This class runs Sunday afternoons 1:00-2:30pm. For more information or to sign up contact the Huaxing Chinese School principal, Shanshan Li at [email protected]

 

Girl Scout Cookies Available at AXIS!
Come support the AXIS Girl Scouts at their cookie booth after school February 15th and 23rd.  The booth will be set up next to the field as you are exiting and you may park west of the field or on Bronson. Donations go to the troop's hometown heroes: Teachers (!!). Some of the money earned from cookie sales will support a trip to Mesa Verde and their take action project to help pets displaced by the Boulder fires. If you miss the booth you can support the girls on their websites below. Cookie sales go until March 11th.  Credit cards are accepted. If you'd like to purchase online, be sure to order through one of our Girl Scout's sites:

 
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at [email protected]
 

 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

02/12/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families!

 

We truly enjoyed getting to see so many of you at our Winter Festival Zoom social last Thursday. You can still view all the fun videos here: www.AXIScolorado.org/winterfestival/.

 

Thank you to all of the families who have referred new students to us for next year. We love being a small special school of committed families, and the way we share AXIS is through word of mouth - from you! We have just a few spots left for the upcoming school year, so continue to share away. Thank you!

 

We have a bunch of school-wide news this week, so please take a moment and review all of the updates in the section below:

  • Retuning Student Annual Update Reminder
  • Beginner Chinese Class for Parents
  • Mask Update
  • Yellow Door Drop Off Lane Reminder
  • Girl Scout Cookies and MORE!
 
Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team

 

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Parent Beginner Mandarin Chinese Classes

Did you know that on Sundays the Huaxing Chinese School operates classes at AXIS? They are now offering beginner Mandarin classes for parents. This class runs Sunday afternoons 1:00-2:30pm. For more information or to sign up contact the Huaxing Chinese School principal, Shanshan Li at [email protected]

 

Girl Scout Cookies Available at AXIS!
Come support the AXIS Girl Scouts at their cookie booth after school February 15th and 23rd.  The booth will be set up next to the field as you are exiting and you may park west of the field or on Bronson. Donations go to the troop's hometown heroes: Teachers (!!). Some of the money earned from cookie sales will support a trip to Mesa Verde and their take action project to help pets displaced by the Boulder fires. If you miss the booth you can support the girls on their websites below. Cookie sales go until March 11th.  Credit cards are accepted. If you'd like to purchase online, be sure to order through one of our Girl Scout's sites:

 

Larimer County Mask Mandate Ends February 12

As you are likely aware the Larimer County Mask Mandate expires on February 11 at 11:59pm and PSD has recently announced that they have made the decision to end the mandate in PSD schools at the same time.

As of February 12, AXIS will encourage, but no longer require, masking for students in Preschool-5th grade. AXIS will be a mask-friendly school, and we have already heard from families and staff who may continue wearing masks.

 

Even though the mask mandate may be lifted, we still recognize the COVID is still rampant in our communities. We rely now on parents to help us continue our mitigation efforts to keep in-person learning available to our students. We understand that the following efforts have been key to our ability to keep in-person learning open to our students thus far, and we ask that you consider joining us in the following:  

 
AXIS has, and will continue, to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and provide the best possible mitigation efforts to our families. Please contact our Director of Operations, Jenny Whitaker, with any questions: [email protected]
 
2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at health[email protected]
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich will open for sign-ups the week of February 21. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    • 3/11 3Rs School Spirit Dress Up Day; 1:10 Dojo Danceparty join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/29 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated February 5th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
CEC, Colorado Early Colleges, Update
CEC recently released an update on their program, you can read that update here
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

01/31/22 AXIS Staffing Update

 

Happy Lunar and Chinese New Year, AXIS Community!

This year is the year of the tiger. You can learn more about the Chinese Lunar calendar and the Chinese Zodiac with your child here: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/which-chinese-new-year-animal-are-you-like

 

Remote Learning Update

Since the county health department reduced the COVID quarantine and isolation to 5 days, AXIS will no longer offer a live stream option. Chromebooks are no longer available for check out at this time. This helps our staff and teachers prioritize their energy and attention on in-person learning. Please continue to complete the AXIS absent form to report an absence www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/. In this form you can indicate that you would like to pick up paper materials from teachers. These material requests take precious AXIS teacher and staff time to coordinate and prepare. We are happy to do it as long as you are committed to picking them up and having your child complete them.

 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony held earlier today!

The Winter Olympic games open this Friday and will be hosted this year in Beijing, China. Our French teachers, Madame Manon and Madame Elsa, have planned some fun school-wide Olympic activities that will engage our AXIS students in this special international event. All classes have be given a country, which they can follow and support during these games (in addition to the US of course!). Also each day for two weeks, students will learn a sport of the day during their Partner Language class. Mr. Nathan will also be incorporating the Winter Olympics in PE, and a medal count will be visible in the cafeteria. 

 

Former Professional Hockey Player Visits AXIS French Learners for a Conversation in French!

Today our French teachers coordinated a visit from Eric Lacroix, former professional hockey player who used to play for the Colorado Avs. Our French Learners really enjoyed the visit! You can see some pictures on our Instagram page:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZaaaY7u5dV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 

Spring Running Club at AXIS?

We are hoping to launch an after school running club when we return from Spring Break. In order to make this happen, we would need a few parent volunteers who have a love for running and would like to help. The time commitment would be approximately one day a week (Mon-Thur) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  If you are interested, email [email protected] 

02/04/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

We are counting down to our World Winter Festival, which is less than a week away! Please join us next Thursday 2/10 6:30pm - 7:15pm via Zoom for our virtual Family-Teacher socials

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs. We do wish we could do these in person, but until then, these Zoom socials are still a fun way to connect with AXIS staff and families. Teacher/student-created Winter Festival videos will be posted Thursday at 6:00pm at www.AXIScolorado.org/winterfestival/. 

 

Yesterday afternoon we held our AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony during our monthly 3Rs Dojo Danceparty! Each cohort of AXIS students received a country that they will learn about and cheer for through the next couple of weeks of the Winter Olympic Games (in addition to the US and the countries of their Partner Language, of course). Throughout history the Olympics have often been a time of peace and global unity. Here's the line up:

chart

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

Larimer County Mask Mandate Ends February 12

As you are likely aware the Larimer County Mask Mandate expires on February 11 at 11:59pm and PSD has recently announced that they have made the decision to end the mandate in PSD schools at the same time.

As of February 12, AXIS will encourage, but no longer require, masking for students in K-5th grade (**preschool families see note below). AXIS will be a mask-friendly school, and we have already heard from families and staff who may continue wearing masks.

 

Even though the mask mandate may be lifted, we still recognize the COVID is still rampant in our communities. We rely now on parents to help us continue our mitigation efforts to keep in-person learning available to our students. We understand that the following efforts have been key to our ability to keep in-person learning open to our students thus far, and we ask that you consider joining us in the following:  

 
AXIS has, and will continue, to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and provide the best possible mitigation efforts to our families. Please contact our Director of Operations, Jenny Whitaker, with any questions: [email protected]

**For families who have children in the AXIS preschool program, information regarding the mask mandate will be released next week as it may differ from our K-5 program. 

 
CEC, Colorado Early Colleges, Update
CEC recently released an update on their program, you can read that update here
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. We still have space available in our School Out Day programming for Monday, January 17. We will offer care from 8:00am-5:30pm this day (no before care). If you would like to have your child join us, please email: [email protected]
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 2/10 6:00pm AXIS Virtual Winter Festival and 6:30pm Zoom Teacher-Family Socials (Virtual) join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    • 3/11 3Rs School Spirit Dress Up Day; 1:10 Dojo Danceparty join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/29 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report. You can read the most recent report here. Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

01/31/22 AXIS Staffing Update

 

Happy Chinese New Year, AXIS Community!

This year is the year of the tiger. You can learn more about the Chinese Lunar calendar and the Chinese Zodiac with your child here: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/which-chinese-new-year-animal-are-you-like. Also tomorrow is our 100th day of school, congratulations AXIS staff, families and students! We know this year continues to be a challenging one as we navigate COVID, but everyone is doing amazing making everything as normal as possible for our students!

 

Remote Learning Update

Since the county health department reduced the COVID quarantine and isolation to 5 days, AXIS will no longer offer a live stream option. Chromebooks are no longer available for check out at this time. This helps our staff and teachers prioritize their energy and attention on in-person learning. Please continue to complete the AXIS absent form to report an absence www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/. In this form you can indicate that you would like to pick up paper materials from teachers. These material requests take precious AXIS teacher and staff time to coordinate and prepare. We are happy to do it as long as you are committed to picking them up and having your child complete them.

 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony held earlier today!

The Winter Olympic games open this Friday and will be hosted this year in Beijing, China. Our French teachers, Madame Manon and Madame Elsa, have planned some fun school-wide Olympic activities that will engage our AXIS students in this special international event. All classes have be given a country, which they can follow and support during these games (in addition to the US of course!). Also each day for two weeks, students will learn a sport of the day during their Partner Language class. Mr. Nathan will also be incorporating the Winter Olympics in PE, and a medal count will be visible in the cafeteria. 

 

Former Professional Hockey Player Visits AXIS French Learners for a Conversation in French!

Today our French teachers coordinated a visit from Eric Lacroix, former professional hockey player who used to play for the Colorado Avs. Our French Learners really enjoyed the visit! You can see some pictures on our Instagram page:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZaaaY7u5dV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

We started CogAT assessments in 2nd grade this week (universal screening to help identify students who may meet criteria for Gifted and Talented). Due to weather related absences and schedule changes, we will be extending CogAT assessments through February 4th to give us plenty of time for makeups and rescheduling.

 

ACCESS (for English Learners in all grades) assessments start next week (1/24) and will be extended to run through February 4th as well to accommodate any potential absences.

 

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 

Spring Running Club at AXIS?

We are hoping to launch an after school running club when we return from Spring Break. In order to make this happen, we would need a few parent volunteers who have a love for running and would like to help. The time commitment would be approximately one day a week (Mon-Thur) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  If you are interested, email [email protected] 

 

Girl Scout Cookies are Coming!

Our AXIS Girl Scouts will be setting up a booth afterschool to serve as your one-stop shop for your Girl Scout Cookie favorites! Stay tuned for more details. 

01/31/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

Happy Chinese New Year, AXIS Community! This year is the year of the tiger. You can learn more about the Chinese Lunar calendar and the Chinese Zodiac with your child here: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/which-chinese-new-year-animal-are-you-like. Also tomorrow is our 100th day of school, congratulations AXIS staff, families and students! We know this year continues to be a challenging one as we navigate COVID, but everyone is doing amazing making everything as normal as possible for our students!

 

Join us this Friday for our AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. More details below in our School-wide News Section.

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Remote Learning Update

Since the county health department reduced the COVID quarantine and isolation to 5 days, AXIS will no longer offer a live stream option. Chromebooks are no longer available for check out at this time. This helps our staff and teachers prioritize their energy and attention on in-person learning. Please continue to complete the AXIS absent form to report an absence www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/. In this form you can indicate that you would like to pick up paper materials from teachers. These material requests take precious AXIS teacher and staff time to coordinate and prepare. We are happy to do it as long as you are committed to picking them up and having your child complete them.

 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

Potential Inclement Weather Coming Wednesday

Please watch the weather report closely. Here's the link to the AXIS Inclement Weather details: www.AXIScolorado.org/weather/.

 

AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday at 1:00, Sport or Country Dress day!

The Winter Olympic games open this Friday and will be hosted this year in Beijing, China. Our French teachers, Madame Manon and Madame Elsa, have planned some fun school-wide Olympic activities that will engage our AXIS students in this special international event. This Friday, February 4th, at 1:00pm at our school-wide 3Rs Dojo Danceparty, we will also host our first AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (virtual). You are welcome to join (see Zoom link below in Calendar section). All classes will be given a country, which they can follow and support during these games (in addition to the US of course!). Also each day for two weeks, students will learn a sport of the day during their Partner Language class. Mr. Nathan will also be incorporating the Winter Olympics in PE, and a medal count will be visible in the cafeteria. This Friday, students are welcome to dress up in clothing to share a sport or in support of a country. 

 

Former Professional Hockey Player Visits AXIS French Learners for a Conversation in French!

Today our French teachers coordinated a visit from Eric Lacroix, former professional hockey player who used to play for the Colorado Avs. Our French Learners really enjoyed the visit! You can see some pictures on our Instagram page:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZaaaY7u5dV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. We still have space available in our School Out Day programming for Monday, January 17. We will offer care from 8:00am-5:30pm this day (no before care). If you would like to have your child join us, please email: [email protected]
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 2/1 100th Day of the School Year! (Some classes are doing dress like a 100-year-old, you will have an email from your child's teacher if your child's class is doing this).
    • 2/4 1:00 School-wide Dojo Danceparty and AXIS Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (Parents can join in virtually here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs
    • 2/10 6:00pm AXIS Winter Festival and 6:30pm Zoom Teacher-Family Socials (Virtual) 
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/29 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report. You can read the most recent report here. Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

AXIS Staffing Update

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

We started CogAT assessments in 2nd grade this week (universal screening to help identify students who may meet criteria for Gifted and Talented). Due to weather related absences and schedule changes, we will be extending CogAT assessments through February 4th to give us plenty of time for makeups and rescheduling.

 

ACCESS (for English Learners in all grades) assessments start next week (1/24) and will be extended to run through February 4th as well to accommodate any potential absences.

 

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 

Spring Running Club at AXIS?

We are hoping to launch an after school running club when we return from Spring Break. In order to make this happen, we would need a few parent volunteers who have a love for running and would like to help. The time commitment would be approximately one day a week (Mon-Thur) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  If you are interested, email [email protected] 

 

Girl Scout Cookies are Coming!

Our AXIS Girl Scouts will be setting up a booth afterschool to serve as your one-stop shop for your Girl Scout Cookie favorites! Stay tuned for more details. 

01/23/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

We hope you have had a nice week and were able to commute safely across our icy and snowy community. We held our January SAC (School Accountability Committee) and Board meeting last Wednesday.  Chen, our Principal Fellow (Director of Academics and Behavior) presented the mid-year academic data which showed growth across nearly all grades in Math and English Language Arts. Jenny, led the Finance and Operations reports and presented the amended budget and a COVID update. I shared the 2022-23 School Calendar, which you can find the final draft here and will be added to our website soon. Thank you to the volunteers who serve to support AXIS in these SAC and Board capacities.

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

We started CogAT assessments in 2nd grade this week (universal screening to help identify students who may meet criteria for Gifted and Talented). Due to weather related absences and schedule changes, we will be extending CogAT assessments through February 4th to give us plenty of time for makeups and rescheduling.

 

ACCESS (for English Learners in all grades) assessments start next week (1/24) and will be extended to run through February 4th as well to accommodate any potential absences.

 

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

 

Spring Running Club at AXIS?

We are hoping to launch an after school running club when we return from Spring Break. In order to make this happen, we would need a few parent volunteers who have a love for running and would like to help. The time commitment would be approximately one day a week (Mon-Thur) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  If you are interested, email [email protected] 

 

Girl Scout Cookies are Coming!

Our AXIS Girl Scouts will be setting up a booth afterschool to serve as your one-stop shop for your Girl Scout Cookie favorites! Stay tuned for more details. 

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
AXIS's Deena Anderson, is the lead for AXIS Enrich. Please email her with any general questions and email the specific Enrich contact if you have specific questions. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/.
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. We still have space available in our School Out Day programming for Monday, January 17. We will offer care from 8:00am-5:30pm this day (no before care). If you would like to have your child join us, please email: [email protected]
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
    • 2/10 6:00 AXIS Winter Festival and 6:30 Zoom Teacher-Family Socials (Virtual) 
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/29 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report. You can read the most recent report here. Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

This time of year, as we all work to get back in the swing of things, we like to gently remind families of a few

AXIS Absent Form and COVID-19 Updates:

Thank you for continuing to fill out our absent form anytime your child will be absent from school (preschool-5th grade). You may complete this form in lieu of sending us an email or calling the office. We have worked to update the absence form with the most recent COVID-19 protocols and Return to Learn information for students who are absent due to illness. If you have any questions about your particular situation that are not answered by the FAQ in the absence form, please email: [email protected]

 

AXIS Substitute/Staffing Protocol 

You may have also heard that PSD sent a letter to families regarding widespread staffing shortages. Schools and workplaces are experiencing staffing shortages. Staffing shortages may also impact AXIS. Just as we shared last year, please view the staffing protocol here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1807588&type=d&pREC_ID=2103224.

 

COVID

We know the guidance changes frequently at the national, state, and local level, and it can be hard to keep up. We also know there's a lot of info to process. Here are a few key points families need to remember:

1) Please do not send your child to school with symptoms or while someone in your home is being tested for COVID. 

2) When your child needs to be absent from school for any reason, please complete this form: www.axiscolorado.org/absent/. 

  • If your child will be absent for more than a couple of days, you can request remote learning from a link in this absent form.
  • You can also request curbside COVID testing at a link in this absent form. 
3) We know there's a lot of guidance and it continues to change. We can help you! When you complete the absence form above, you can share any questions you have about your child and returning to school or COVID, and we will reach out to you to support you.
4) Although most other schools are not sharing this information, in the spirit of transparency AXIS will continue to offer the school-wide testing program and post COVID cases on our www.AXIScolorado.org/assessment/ webpage. 
 

Larimer County Health & Environment (LCHE) Letter to Parents

On January 11, LCHE shared with us a letter to distribute to parents regarding some of the changes in the way the county is now dealing with contact tracing. You can read the letter here. To summarize, LCHE will no longer be conducting contact tracing in routine exposures to COVID-19. This is due to the high volume of cases and state wide delays in reporting. Therefore, your child may not receive a notice of quarantine for every routine classroom or school exposure, including lunchtime exposures. AXIS will continue to track our own COVID-19 exposures on our www.axiscolorado.org/assessment/ page and parents are welcome to check that page as frequently as they wish. Additionally, AXIS is one of the few schools in Larimer County that has successfully implemented the School Screening Testing Program with over 60% of our student population testing each week! Way to go AXIS families! This test occurs on Monday mornings (or Tuesday, if there was no school Monday), and allows us to identify any COVID-19 cases and isolate them as quick as possible, at the beginning of each week. 

 

Curbside COVID-19 Testing Available at AXIS

As a service to our AXIS community, we are now offering Curbside COVID-19 testing for any students who have been out due to illness, or who have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case. In some cases, the Return to Learn guidance requires testing in order to have a reduced quarantine period. In other cases, families may choose to opt-in to curbside testing as a precautionary measure. In both cases, we are happy to provide this service to anyone who needs it in our continuous effort to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff. 

 

Inclement Weather Procedures 

Inclement weather procedures here www.AXIScolorado.org/weather/. Please remember kids do go outside multiple times a day unless it is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pouring rain, or lightning. You will need to send your child with coats, mittens, hats and shoes for snow labeled with their name. If you are a family in need of winter clothing items, please email us and let us know so we can help. 

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot and following the Protocols!

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Still Offered at AXIS! Help us Reach 70% Participation!

testing

 

Students who have been participating in our weekly COVID-19 screenings since November have begun to receive their incentive gift cards (pictured left is Liliana Whitaker with her $25 visa gift card)! If your child is participating, and hasn't received their gift card yet, just be patient... they are coming. Students will continue to earn up to $10 per week for participating in this program! In addition, students who are participating may be exempt from routine COVID-19 exposures. 

 

Our goal is to have 70% of our students participating in this weekly testing program. Right now we are at about 50% participation. If you are interested in learning more about the weekly COVID-19 testing at AXIS, you can read the details (and sign up) by visiting this link: COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available

Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
AXIS is now on Instagram!
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
01/15/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

We hope you are enjoying the weekend, which is a three-day weekend for our students and staff. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday this week after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Here is a link to some resources for kids of all ages about Martin Luther King Jr

 

I know we all long for the day where we do not have to talk about COVID. Until that day, we will continue to do our best to prioritize the health of our AXIS community and prioritize in-person learning. Each week, AXIS staff attends the weekly School Leader COVID call with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. During this call we receive the most recent updates, have an opportunity to ask any questions, and hear the responses to questions asked by other schools. This week we received updated guidance, and it is linked in the section below. We will continue to follow the county guidance.

 

In the updated county guidance, there are some significant changes due the increased spread of COVID. There are so many cases, Larimer County and local school districts (PSD and TSD) are unable to keep up with testing and contract tracing, which means the Larimer County and school district dashboards will not accurately reflect the number of cases. Jenny, our Director of Finance, Compliance, and Special Projects has been taking the lead on COVID this school year and has shared important information in our school-wide news section below. Thank you, Jenny, for your tireless effort here!

 

Given this dramatic increase of COVID cases in our Fort Collins community, on Friday AXIS made the decision to offer an additional testing opportunity to all staff and students which we already have testing consent (~140 students). The Friday (1/14) testing revealed that at this time our school is not currently seeing an increase of cases or clear evidence of onsite spread. We will continue offer free testing for students and staff. All staff will also test again on Monday. Let's keep up our mitigation efforts! We will shift our February Winter Festival to virtual.

 

 
We continue to be in this together and count on each other for support! 

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Here are some assessment updates and reminders: We started CogAT assessments in 2nd grade this week. Due to weather related absences and schedule changes, we will be extending CogAT assessments through February 4th to give us plenty of time for makeups and rescheduling. ACCESS assessments start next week (1/24) and will be extended to run through February 4th as well to accommodate any potential absences. Our next big assessment block is for CMAS and AAPPL. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions. 

Spring Running Club at AXIS?

We are hoping to launch an after school running club when we return from Spring Break. In order to make this happen, we would need a few parent volunteers who have a love for running and would like to help. The time commitment would be approximately one day a week (Mon-Thur) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  If you are interested, email [email protected] 

 

Girl Scout Cookies are Coming!

Our AXIS Girl Scouts will be setting up a booth afterschool to serve as your one-stop shop for your Girl Scout Cookie favorites! Stay tuned for more details. 

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
Our new Director of Culture and Operations, Deena Anderson, is the lead for AXIS Enrich. Please email her with any general questions and email the specific Enrich contact if you have specific questions. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/.
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. We still have space available in our School Out Day programming for Monday, January 17. We will offer care from 8:00am-5:30pm this day (no before care). If you would like to have your child join us, please email: [email protected]
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school for any reason? No need to call, just complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
    • 1/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School's Out Day Available
    • 2/10 6:00 AXIS Winter Festival and Zoom Teacher-Family Socials (Virtual) 
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    • 3/14-3/18 Spring Break No School; School's Out Day available
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 4/29 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

 

AXIS Absent Form and COVID-19 Updates:

Thank you for continuing to fill out our absent form anytime your child will be absent from school (preschool-5th grade). You may complete this form in lieu of sending us an email or calling the office. We have worked to update the absence form with the most recent COVID-19 protocols and Return to Learn information for students who are absent due to illness. If you have any questions about your particular situation that are not answered by the FAQ in the absence form, please email: [email protected]

 

AXIS Substitute/Staffing Protocol 

You may have also heard that PSD sent a letter to families regarding widespread staffing shortages. Schools and workplaces are experiencing staffing shortages. Staffing shortages may also impact AXIS. Just as we shared last year, please view the staffing protocol here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1807588&type=d&pREC_ID=2103224.

 

COVID

We know the guidance changes frequently at the national, state, and local level, and it can be hard to keep up. We also know there's a lot of info to process. Here are a few key points families need to remember:

1) Please do not send your child to school with symptoms or while someone in your home is being tested for COVID. 

2) When your child needs to be absent from school for any reason, please complete this form: www.axiscolorado.org/absent/. 

  • If your child will be absent for more than a couple of days, you can request remote learning from a link in this absent form.
  • You can also request curbside COVID testing at a link in this absent form. 
3) We know there's a lot of guidance and it continues to change. We can help you! When you complete the absence form above, you can share any questions you have about your child and returning to school or COVID, and we will reach out to you to support you.
4) Although most other schools are not sharing this information, in the spirit of transparency AXIS will continue to offer the school-wide testing program and post COVID cases on our www.AXIScolorado.org/assessment/ webpage. 
 

Larimer County Health & Environment (LCHE) Letter to Parents

On January 11, LCHE shared with us a letter to distribute to parents regarding some of the changes in the way the county is now dealing with contact tracing. You can read the letter here. To summarize, LCHE will no longer be conducting contact tracing in routine exposures to COVID-19. This is due to the high volume of cases and state wide delays in reporting. Therefore, your child may not receive a notice of quarantine for every routine classroom or school exposure, including lunchtime exposures. AXIS will continue to track our own COVID-19 exposures on our www.axiscolorado.org/assessment/ page and parents are welcome to check that page as frequently as they wish. Additionally, AXIS is one of the few schools in Larimer County that has successfully implemented the School Screening Testing Program with over 60% of our student population testing each week! Way to go AXIS families! This test occurs on Monday mornings (or Tuesday, if there was no school Monday), and allows us to identify any COVID-19 cases and isolate them as quick as possible, at the beginning of each week. 

 

Curbside COVID-19 Testing Available at AXIS

As a service to our AXIS community, we are now offering Curbside COVID-19 testing for any students who have been out due to illness, or who have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case. In some cases, the Return to Learn guidance requires testing in order to have a reduced quarantine period. In other cases, families may choose to opt-in to curbside testing as a precautionary measure. In both cases, we are happy to provide this service to anyone who needs it in our continuous effort to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff. 

 

Inclement Weather Procedures 

Inclement weather procedures here www.AXIScolorado.org/weather/. Please remember kids do go outside multiple times a day unless it is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pouring rain, or lightning. You will need to send your child with coats, mittens, hats and shoes for snow labeled with their name. If you are a family in need of winter clothing items, please email us and let us know so we can help. 

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot and following the Protocols!

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Still Offered at AXIS! Help us Reach 70% Participation!

testing

 

Students who have been participating in our weekly COVID-19 screenings since November have begun to receive their incentive gift cards (pictured left is Liliana Whitaker with her $25 visa gift card)! If your child is participating, and hasn't received their gift card yet, just be patient... they are coming. Students will continue to earn up to $10 per week for participating in this program! In addition, students who are participating may be exempt from routine COVID-19 exposures. 

 

Our goal is to have 70% of our students participating in this weekly testing program. Right now we are at about 50% participation. If you are interested in learning more about the weekly COVID-19 testing at AXIS, you can read the details (and sign up) by visiting this link: COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available

Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
AXIS is now on Instagram!
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
01/06/22 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

 

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a warm and restful winter break. We have really enjoyed welcoming students back onsite this week. Today we had our first 2-hour delayed start due to snow. You can find the description of our inclement weather procedures here www.AXIScolorado.org/weather/. Please remember kids do go outside multiple times a day unless it is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pouring rain, or lightning. You will need to send your child with coats, mittens, hats and shoes for snow labeled with their name. If you are a family in need of winter clothing items, please email us and let us know so we can help. 

 

This time of year, as we all work to get back in the swing of things, we like to gently remind families of a few important things.

  • School begins at 8:00am.
    • It is ideal for students to be in the building and in the classroom at 8:00am. Students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered late.
    • Beginning next week AXIS drop-off staff will be going indoors at 8:00am. If you arrive at 8:00 or after you will need to park and walk your child in to sign them in. It is really hard for AXIS staff to go inside as families are arriving late, but please understand it is necessary.
    • We know we all run late sometimes, and we apologize for any frustration this may cause you. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help your child be in class ready to learn at 8:00am.
    • Please do not drop your child off without an AXIS adult outside.
  • AXIS students wear uniforms.
    • To minimize inequity and disruption and to maximize equity and learning, AXIS students wear uniforms.
    • Please review our uniform dress code here. We do not prefer to have to enforce the uniform dress code, so please ensure your child wears the unform.
    • If you need assistance with uniforms or the items in this update, please reach out to Deena Anderson, Director of Culture and Operations at [email protected].

 

Thank you for being our partners in your child's learning! We look forward to making 2022 the best year it can be at AXIS.

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Still Offered at AXIS! Help us Reach 70% Participation!

testing

 

Students who have been participating in our weekly COVID-19 screenings since November have begun to receive their incentive gift cards (pictured left is Liliana Whitaker with her $25 visa gift card)! If your child is participating, and hasn't received their gift card yet, just be patient... they are coming. Students will continue to earn up to $10 per week for participating in this program! In addition, students who are participating may be exempt from routine COVID-19 exposures. 

 

Our goal is to have 70% of our students participating in this weekly testing program. Right now we are at about 50% participation. If you are interested in learning more about the weekly COVID-19 testing at AXIS, you can read the details (and sign up) by visiting this link: COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available

Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
AXIS is now on Instagram!
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
Our new Director of Culture and Operations, Deena Anderson, is the lead for AXIS Enrich. Please email her with any general questions and email the specific Enrich contact if you have specific questions. You can read moire about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/.
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

January 17th

January 13th

February 21st- 22nd

February 17th

March 15th - 18th

March 10th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 1/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School's Out Day Available
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - 2/21 Presidents' Day Holiday and 2/22 Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available 
    •  
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening earlier this fall. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. Here are some links to local vision providers who take a variety of insurance and serve children with CHP and Medicaid.

 
Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round g/lobal movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity-.

 

Fall World Festival Videos

On 11/18/21 We held our virtual Fall World Festival! At this link you can view short, but sweet, videos of our students sharing a bit of their partner language, favorite song from Music class so far, and a slide show of Art and STEAM projects: www.AXIScolorado.org/fallfestival/

 

Colorado Ski Country Ski Passport Program 

The CSCUSA Ski Passport Program offers 4th through 6th graders up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders also receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports. Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Colorado's signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for over 20 years the CSCUSA Ski Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to learn about the program and sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport. Please note: Parents or guardians do not need the registration brochure to register their student as in year's past. Full program details are available any time by visiting coloradoski.com/passport2021_Passport_Registration_Brochure.pdf (coloradoski.com)

 

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!/

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
01/03/2022 AXIS School-wide COVID Update 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Dear AXIS Families,  

We are looking forward to seeing all students back at school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4.  In preparation for students’ return, we wanted to share a few important updates with regards to COVID-19 and current county guidance for schools that was released on December 30 from the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE)- (this email is included below our update).  

In addition to the health and safety of our AXIS community, our priority is to maintain onsite, in person learning for students and staff. One major issue schools are facing is a shortage of staff due to COVID, and we want you to be aware this is a potential issue. We will continue to implement many mitigation strategies, and we need your help to keep our staff and kids attending school onsite.     

  • Free, Easy Testing at AXIS:  
    AXIS will continue to implement weekly COVID-19 testing. Students who participate in this optional program may be eligible to receive incentives for testing (up to $10 per week!). We are currently testing about 42% of our student population, we would love to get this to 70% of our student population. If you haven’t signed your child up yet, please take a moment to review the program details and sign up here: COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
 
  • Follow County Mask Order: 
    Following the county’s current mask order, AXIS staff and students will continue to wear masks. The Omicron variant is hypothesized to be more contagious, and the CDC is recommending kn95 masks. AXIS received a generous donation of NIOSH Approved Strapless N95 Respirators for students ages 5 and older. These are available while supplies last by completing this form: ReadiMask Request Form | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) These kn95 masks are recommended but not required, and AXIS students may wear any mask.  
 
  • Daily At Home Symptom Check:  
    Do not send your child to school sick. Please don’t go to school with ANY illness symptoms, no matter how mild. This includes a runny nose or scratchy throat. Everyone must follow LCDHE Return to Learn guidelines. 
 
  • Isolation: 
    Following LCDHE’s current recommendation, those who test positive for COVID will receive orders from LCDHE to isolate from school settings for 10 days. This is different from CDC’s five-day guidance, which is intended for the general population and not specific to schools. 
    • LCDHE says that students who test positive for COVID should isolate themselves for five days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are improving, they can join in regular public activities on day six but not attend school until day 11. This “policy is to continue to mitigate potential spread inside of our school settings and avoid disruptions while we await clarification to the CDC guidelines,” according to LCDHE. 
    • If your child tested positive, please don’t send them to school until day 11. They may not return sooner. 

  • Quarantine:  
    Following LCDHE guidelines close contacts of a positive case now must quarantine for five days from the date of exposure, instead of 10. Quarantines and individual classroom shifts to remote learning minimize the potential for whole-school shifts to remote learning or closures.
    • You are no longer exempt from quarantine if you have previously tested positive for COVID. 
    • You cannot return to school if you are symptomatic. 

  • Get your Child Vaccinated
    Change to definition of immunization and quarantine exemption: It is no longer enough to be “fully vaccinated” or to have previously tested positive for COVID to be exempted from quarantine. We anticipate more staff and students will have to quarantine as a result of this change. Only close contacts to a positive case who have met one of the following criteria are exempted from quarantine, according to new CDPHE guidance: 
    • Have completed a full COVID-19 vaccination series AND have received a booster dose, OR 
    • Are 14 days past and still within 180 days from their second Pfizer or Moderna dose (ineligible for booster at this time), OR 
    • Are 14 days past and still within 2 months of their Johnson and Johnson dose (ineligible for booster at this time). 
    • Note: If you have completed your full vaccinated series and are eligible for a booster dose but have not received it, you may need to quarantine. 
    • Need an appointment? More info >> 

The health and safety of our students and staff members remains our top priority. Although COVID-19 will continue to impact classrooms, we will keep taking the steps necessary to maximize in-person learning opportunities for all students.  

Our best,  
The AXIS Team 

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December 30th, 2021 Update to Schools: 

Hello Larimer County School and Childcare Providers, 

This week, the CDC updated their recommendations for COVID-19 quarantine and isolation for the general population. We understand the potential confusion that these abrupt changes tend to bring and our team is working to ensure clear communication. At this time, CDPHE continues to recommend that we require an isolation period from school and childcare settings of 10 days for those testing positive.  

CDC’s new isolation guidelines are intended for the general population. For high risk and special populations, which may include schools, CDC is currently recommending that these settings continue to follow existing isolation guidance of 10 days. We do not yet know if CDC will determine if it is appropriate to utilize the new isolation guidelines in special settings like school and childcare settings.  

At this time, the known infectious period for SARS-CoV-2 has not changed. CDC indicated that cases still pose a risk of transmission for 10 days after their symptom start date or test collection date when asymptomatic. 

To be clear, a student who has tested positive for COVID-19 would isolate for 5 days, then if asymptomatic or if symptoms are improving, could wear a mask and join in regular public activities on day 6 but not attend school until day 11. This policy is to continue to mitigate potential spread inside of our school settings and avoid disruptions while we await clarification to the CDC guidelines. 

However, LCDHE will adopt the new quarantine recommendations if students or staff are exposed to someone with COVID-19:  

  • If a staff or student has been boosted OR had two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR had one dose of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months  

OR if a student was vaccinated more than 6 months ago but is ineligible for a booster: 

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days. 
  • Test on day 5, if possible. 
  • If symptoms develop, get a test and if positive stay home and follow isolation guidelines. 
  • If a staff or student has had two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted (if eligible) OR had one dose of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated: 
  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. 
  • Test on day 5, if possible. 
  • If symptoms develop, get a test and if positive stay home and follow isolation guidelines. 

In settings like early childhood education centers where it may not be possible for individuals to reliably wear masks for the 5 days after discontinuing quarantine, those individuals should remain home for the full 10 days. Consultation with LCDHE can help these facilities determine the appropriate quarantine policy for these settings. 

Wearing masks is still an important mitigation layer to our public health response. To request free high quality mask supplies for your schools from the Colorado Department of Education please visit: https://www.cde.state.co.us/safeschools/masks-coloradoschools where you can fill out this form 

Vaccination and booster doses for those who are eligible are the number one way to prevent severe illness, especially as the Omicron variant becomes dominant in our community. If families are having difficulty locating vaccination sites for their children or themselves, this Colorado site is a great resource.  

With this shortened isolation and quarantine timeline, timely reporting of positive cases is crucial for effective public health intervention. For your awareness, copies of the current Isolation and Quarantine letters have been attached to this email. We appreciate your continued support and efforts to notify LCDHE of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases so that we can minimize transmission of the Omicron Variant. 

We will continue to update you as the guidance evolves and look forward to seeing you all at our meetings in the first week of January. 

Happy New Year, 

 

Jacob Carson, MPH 

COVID-19 Senior Disease Prevention Specialist 

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment 

1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Cell: (970) 966-3951 

[email protected] | www.larimer.org/health 

 
12/16/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families, 

Winter break and the end of our 2021 calendar year have arrived! Our students and teachers have worked so hard and shared the joys of learning in multiple languages together. We love seeing and hearing this learning as we walk through the halls of AXIS. We look forward to the new year and the new adventures it will bring.

Earlier this week we shared our Intent to Return form. It is important for you to complete this form to let us know to reserve your spot. Please complete this form by December 31, as on January 4, we will begin offering spots to students on the waitlist. On this form we also include an opportunity to share feedback with us. Please consider taking this opportunity to share your thoughts on how we can include improve, as we strongly believe in continuous improvement.  

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year to those who celebrate!

All the best,

Kari and the AXIS Team

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Intent to Return for the 2022-2023 School Year!

The 2022-2023 Intent to Return form is now open! Please complete this form for students in preschool-4th grade by  December 31st to ensure your child has a spot at AXIS for the 2022-2023 school year. 

 www.AXIScolorado.org/IntentToReturn/

 
Holiday and Giving Options at AXIS

Looking to make some Holiday or Year End donations this year? AXIS is a non-profit, 503c3 organization and charitable contributions made to AXIS may be tax-deductible. In addition to general donations, our staff and teachers keep a running wish list of items on Amazon that you are able to purchase at any time of the year. For more about these opportunities, visit: www.AXIScolorado.org/give/ 

 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Now Offered at AXIS!

We are excited to share that AXIS has partnered with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will be participating in the COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program! Participating students will receive free BinaxNOW rapid tests weekly for the remainder of the school year. The tests are quick and painless and there are many benefits for your student to participate in this program, including: 

  • Participating students may be eligible for incentives for weekly testing (including $25 the first test, and up to $10 weekly for each additional test)
  • Students of all ages who are actively participating in at least weekly serial testing may not be required to quarantine following typical classroom exposures to a positive case of COVID-19.  
  • Additionally, on the school-wide level, this extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow AXIS to detect infections early, including in asymptomatic individuals, and help prevent outbreaks so students can safely continue in-person learning.

This program is voluntary and requires parent/guardian consent. To read more, including the link to sign up, click here

 

COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available
Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich
Our new Director of Culture and Operations will be taking the lead on AXIS Enrich, and the new enrichment schedule will be shared before winter break. You can continue to email [email protected] with any questions. 
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 12/17 November/December 3Rs School-wide Dance Party and Spirit Day. Spirit Day Dress is Holiday Dressy and/or Crazy Hair (Ugly holiday sweaters or holiday fancy dress and/or crazy hair styles). 
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
    • 1/3 School's Out Day (Teacher Work Day; No School for Students)
    • 1/4 School resumes 
    • 1/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School's Out Day Available
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - Presidents' Day Holiday and Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening earlier this fall. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. Here are some links to local vision providers who take a variety of insurance and serve children with CHP and Medicaid.

 
Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

 

Fall World Festival Videos

On 11/18/21 We held our virtual Fall World Festival! At this link you can view short, but sweet, videos of our students sharing a bit of their partner language, favorite song from Music class so far, and a slide show of Art and STEAM projects: www.AXIScolorado.org/fallfestival/

 

Colorado Ski Country Ski Passport Program 

The CSCUSA Ski Passport Program offers 4th through 6th graders up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders also receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports. Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Colorado's signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for over 20 years the CSCUSA Ski Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to learn about the program and sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport. Please note: Parents or guardians do not need the registration brochure to register their student as in year's past. Full program details are available any time by visiting coloradoski.com/passport2021_Passport_Registration_Brochure.pdf (coloradoski.com)

 

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
12/9/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Dearest AXIS Families,

 

We are so grateful for your understanding and support for our team and the necessary Teacher Work Day tomorrow. This time is so important to help our team maximize our instructional time with students, so we can maximize learning. Tomorrow we will be analyzing student data and strengthening instructional plans for January and beyond. 

 

Next week's newsletter will include the January-March Enrich schedule and also the 2022-2023 Student Intent to Return form. It is hard to believe that it is already that time of year! But it is, and we are beginning our enrollment cycle for next year. Completion of the Intent to Return form is how you save and confirm your child's seat at AXIS next year. We will begin opening enrollment to new students in January, so please share AXIS with any interested friends ASAP.

 

All the best,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team

 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Friday 12/10 No School for Students and Teacher Work Day! 

Friendly reminder there is no school in Preschool-5th grade tomorrow, Friday 12/10.

 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Now Offered at AXIS!

We are excited to share that AXIS has partnered with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will be participating in the COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program! Participating students will receive free BinaxNOW rapid tests weekly for the remainder of the school year. The tests are quick and painless and there are many benefits for your student to participate in this program, including: 

  • Participating students may be eligible for incentives for weekly testing (including $25 the first test, and up to $10 weekly for each additional test)
  • Students of all ages who are actively participating in at least weekly serial testing may not be required to quarantine following typical classroom exposures to a positive case of COVID-19.  
  • Additionally, on the school-wide level, this extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow AXIS to detect infections early, including in asymptomatic individuals, and help prevent outbreaks so students can safely continue in-person learning.

This program is voluntary and requires parent/guardian consent. To read more, including the link to sign up, click here

 

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening earlier this fall. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. Here are some links to local vision providers who take a variety of insurance and serve children with CHP and Medicaid.

 

COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available
Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich
Our new Director of Culture and Operations will be taking the lead on AXIS Enrich, and the new enrichment schedule will be shared before winter break. You can continue to email [email protected] with any questions. 
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 16th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 12/17 November/December 3Rs School-wide Dance Party and Spirit Day. Spirit Day Dress is Holiday Dressy and/or Crazy Hair (Ugly holiday sweaters or holiday fancy dress and/or crazy hair styles). 
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
    • 1/3 School's Out Day (Teacher Work Day; No School for Students)
    • 1/4 School resumes 
    • 1/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School's Out Day Available
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - Presidents' Day Holiday and Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

 

Fall World Festival Videos

On 11/18/21 We held our virtual Fall World Festival! At this link you can view short, but sweet, videos of our students sharing a bit of their partner language, favorite song from Music class so far, and a slide show of Art and STEAM projects: www.AXIScolorado.org/fallfestival/

 

Global Vlliage Museum of Arts and Cultures Presents Nativities and Festivals of Light and Here We Come Wassailing: Christmas Traditions of Visitation 

Here We Come Wassailing: Christmas Traditions of Visitation will be hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 6-7:30 pm by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Maria Kennedy, Instructor of Folklore at Rutgers University, will virtually explore the English custom of wassailing, displays of Christmas lights and nativities in Brooklyn, and a trek through the snow in the Carpathian Mountains in the Ukraine. Tickets are available via the following link, and Zoom invitations will be sent the day before the program (on Monday, Dec. 13).  Students can receive free program admission by using the coupon code kennedy_stud3nt after clicking on “view cart.”  (Yes, there is the numeral “3” instead of an “e” in student.)  https://globalvillagemuseum.org/product/here-we-come-wassailing-christmas-traditions-of-visitation/   

The presentation is in conjunction with Nativities and Festivals of Light in the Museum’s Main Gallery. The exhibit showcases crèche scenes from around the world crafted from a variety of materials. Art and artifacts regarding international Festivals of Light feature Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia’s Day, and the Chinese Lantern Festival. Learn more: www.globalvillagemuseum.org ; 200 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins CO 80521

 

Colorado Ski Country Ski Passport Program 

The CSCUSA Ski Passport Program offers 4th through 6th graders up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders also receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports. Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Colorado's signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for over 20 years the CSCUSA Ski Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to learn about the program and sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport. Please note: Parents or guardians do not need the registration brochure to register their student as in year's past. Full program details are available any time by visiting coloradoski.com/passport2021_Passport_Registration_Brochure.pdf (coloradoski.com)

 

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 
 
 


12/2/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families,

We hope everyone had a restful school break last week. It is hard to believe it is already December, and I hope you are all enjoying this warm weather. 

Today we are delighted to introduce the newest member of our AXIS Team, Deena Anderson!

da

Deena is our new Director of Culture and Operations. In this role she will co-lead AXIS with our Principal Fellow Chen and myself. While Chen is the lead on Academics and Behavior, Deena will direct all non-academic aspects: operations and logistics, student recruitment and enrollment, school culture and climate, and family and community communication and engagement (including volunteering).

Deena has a diverse range of experience making her uniquely qualified for this position. Among other roles in education she was a Dean of students, and she held Director-level positions in public relations, marketing, and development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations, a master's degree in Business Leadership, and she is currently finishing her dissertation for her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. She was also a ballet dancer, and she has two grown children. Both of her children attended Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, CO, and now they both work in production, one in Broadway, NYC and the other at Pixar in California. You will see Deena out and about helping with drop off and pick up, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Deena's email is [email protected] Welcome, Deena!

Happy Hanukah to those in our AXIS community who celebrate!

All the best,

Kari and the AXIS Team 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Friday 12/10 No School for Students and Teacher Work Day. FREE Child care is available, but you must sign up!

Friendly reminder there will be no school in Preschool-5th grade this day, Friday 12/10. We are offering a FREE School's Out Day (8:00-1:30pm) for any child preschool-5th grade who needs childcare this day. Please sign up for this Free School's Out Day by 12/2 (today!) so we can ensure we can provide adequate childcare staffing: Click here to sign up! Extended Care will be offered 1:30-3:20 and After Care will be offered 3:20-4:30.

 

12/10 After Care Closes at 4:30

Also note there will be an all-staff event on 12/10 and aftercare will close early at 4:30. Before care (7:00-8:00am) and K-5 Extended Care (1:30-3:10pm) will operate as normal, and please sign up using the scheduling feature on your Procare Account .

 

COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program Now Offered at AXIS!

We are excited to share that AXIS has partnered with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will be participating in the COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program! Participating students will receive free BinaxNOW rapid tests weekly for the remainder of the school year. The tests are quick and painless and there are many benefits for your student to participate in this program, including: 

  • Participating students may be eligible for incentives for weekly testing (including $25 the first test, and up to $10 weekly for each additional test)
  • Students of all ages who are actively participating in at least weekly serial testing may not be required to quarantine following typical classroom exposures to a positive case of COVID-19.  
  • Additionally, on the school-wide level, this extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow AXIS to detect infections early, including in asymptomatic individuals, and help prevent outbreaks so students can safely continue in-person learning.

This program is voluntary and requires parent/guardian consent. To read more, including the link to sign up, click here

 

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening earlier this fall. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. Here are some links to local vision providers who take a variety of insurance and serve children with CHP and Medicaid.

 

Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
 
COVID-19 Vaccines Clinics For Ages 5 and Up Now Available
Individuals ages 5+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Please check out the resources below for clinic locations and sign-ups:
 
Check out the school Instagram page, it’s new! Axis.international.academy Thank you Madame Elsa for your ownership and effort to launch this for AXIS!
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich
Our new Director of Culture and Operations will be taking the lead on AXIS Enrich, and the new enrichment schedule will be shared before winter break. You can continue to email [email protected] with any questions. 
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

December 10th December 2nd

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 16th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
Best Wishes to Ms. Morgan

We send our best wishes to Ms. Morgan Benton as she makes a career change away from preschool and AXIS. We are very grateful for her service and commitment to AXIS, and we wish her the best. 

 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 12/2 Last day to sign up for 12/10 School's Out Day 
    • 12/8 Last day to sign up for winter break School's Out Days
    • 12/10 FREE School's Out Day No School (must sign up)/ Teacher Work Day; After care ends at 4:00 this day.
    • 12/17 November/December 3Rs School-wide Dance Party and Spirit Day. Spirit Day Dress is Holiday Dressy and/or Crazy Hair (Ugly holiday sweaters or holiday fancy dress and/or crazy hair styles). 
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
    • 1/3 School's Out Day (Teacher Work Day; No School for Students)
    • 1/4 School resumes 
    • 1/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School's Out Day Available
    • 2/21-2/22 No School - Presidents' Day Holiday and Teacher Work Day, No School for Students; School's Out Days Available
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

Fall World Festival Videos

On 11/18/21 We held our virtual Fall World Festival! At this link you can view short, but sweet, videos of our students sharing a bit of their partner language, favorite song from Music class so far, and a slide show of Art and STEAM projects: www.AXIScolorado.org/fallfestival/

 

Global Vlliage Museum of Arts and Cultures Presents Nativities and Festivals of Light and Here We Come Wassailing: Christmas Traditions of Visitation 

Here We Come Wassailing: Christmas Traditions of Visitation will be hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 6-7:30 pm by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Maria Kennedy, Instructor of Folklore at Rutgers University, will virtually explore the English custom of wassailing, displays of Christmas lights and nativities in Brooklyn, and a trek through the snow in the Carpathian Mountains in the Ukraine. Tickets are available via the following link, and Zoom invitations will be sent the day before the program (on Monday, Dec. 13).  Students can receive free program admission by using the coupon code kennedy_stud3nt after clicking on “view cart.”  (Yes, there is the numeral “3” instead of an “e” in student.)  https://globalvillagemuseum.org/product/here-we-come-wassailing-christmas-traditions-of-visitation/   

The presentation is in conjunction with Nativities and Festivals of Light in the Museum’s Main Gallery.  The exhibit showcases crèche scenes from around the world crafted from a variety of materials.  Art and artifacts regarding international Festivals of Light feature Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia’s Day, and the Chinese Lantern Festival. Learn more: www.globalvillagemuseum.org ; 200 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins CO  80521

Colorado Ski Country Ski Passport Program 

The CSCUSA Ski Passport Program offers 4th through 6th graders up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders also receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports. Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Colorado's signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for over 20 years the CSCUSA Ski Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to learn about the program and sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport. Please note: Parents or guardians do not need the registration brochure to register their student as in year's past. Full program details are available any time by visiting coloradoski.com/passport2021_Passport_Registration_Brochure.pdf (coloradoski.com)

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!

Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 
Optional COVID BinaxNOW Rapid Testing Available to AXIS Students
We are pleased to announce that we have over 40 AXIS students participating in the daily BinaxNOW rapid tests! We will continue daily testing until 11/19/2021. The test is quick, painless, and optional. If you would like your child to participate, please fill out our Opt-In form. After Thanksgiving Break we will continue a weekly testing program for those who are interested, more information on that program will be shared soon. 
 
 
 
 


11/18/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families,

 

Tonight is our virtual Fall World Festival!

  • www.AXIScolorado.org/fallfestival/
  • At 6:00pm please go to the link above to view short, but sweet, videos of our students sharing a bit of their partner language, favorite song from Music class so far, and a slide show of Art and STEAM projects.  
  • 6:30-7:00 we will host a Zoom social for families at the link below. This is a great time to connect with some AXIS staff and families. Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs 
 

Earlier today we shared an email regarding an important school calendar change. At AXIS we work hard to balance the needs of teachers, staff, students, and families. AXIS administration has requested and the AXIS Board has approved to make Friday 12/10 a Teacher Work Day.

This means there will be no school in Preschool-5th grade this day, Friday 12/10. We are offering a FREE School's Out Day (8:00-1:30pm) for any child preschool-5th grade who needs childcare this day. Please sign up for this Free School's Out Day before 12/2 so we can ensure we can provide adequate childcare staffing: Click here to sign up!

Also note there will be an all-staff event on 12/10 and aftercare will close early at 4:30. Before care (7:00-8:00am) and K-5 Extended Care (1:30-3:10pm) will operate as normal, and please sign up using the scheduling feature on your Procare Account .

 

Thank you so much to all of the families that contributed to our delicious and thoughtful Teacher Appreciation Lunch!

 

We are incredibly grateful for all of our AXIS families and students. 

 

May your family have a wonderful break, and happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate!

 

Thank you for your continued support of AXIS and our staff,

 

Kari and the AXIS Team 

 

 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
No school next week! Happy Fall/Thanksgiving Break!
 
Fire Drill Today
We had a building-wide Fire Drill with CEC Middle School today. The students did great responding and following the procedures. Poudre Fire Department joined for the drill, and they were impressed with how quickly we got students out of the building! Please note that some students may be sensitive to drills, and you may need to process it with them.
 
Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

 

 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here. Please note, that your child's schedule for the first week of November must be set up by 10/28, so please be sure to review the instructions and notify us of any questions asap. 
 
AXIS Enrich
Did you know AXIS hosts a Girl Scouts Troop for 4th and 5th Grade Girls?
If interested, contact AXIS parent Erin Sullivan at [email protected]
 
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

November 22nd - 24th

November 16th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions:AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 11/18 6:00pm AXIS Fall World Festival Videos Premieres and 6:30pm Family Zoom Socials https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs 
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable. 
    • 12/1 Last day to sign up for 12/10 School's Out Day 
    • 12/8 Last day to sign up for winter break School's Out Days
    • 12/10 FREE School's Out Day No School (must sign up)/ Teacher Work Day; After care ends at 4:00 this day.
    • 12/17 November/December 3Rs School-wide Dance Party and Spirit Day. Spirit Day Dress is Holiday Dressy and/or Crazy Hair (Ugly holiday sweaters or holiday fancy dress and/or crazy hair styles). 
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!
Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 
Optional COVID BinaxNOW Rapid Testing Available to AXIS Students
We are pleased to announce that we have over 40 AXIS students participating in the daily BinaxNOW rapid tests! We will continue daily testing until 11/19/2021. The test is quick, painless, and optional. If you would like your child to participate, please fill out our Opt-In form. After Thanksgiving Break we will continue a weekly testing program for those who are interested, more information on that program will be shared soon. 
 

Congratulations to our October AXIS 3Rs PBIS Dojo Winners:

  • 3rd Place Mr. Thomas 2nd Grade English (will select a song/dance-a-long for our Nov/Dec Dance Party)
  • 2nd Place Mr. Thomas 5th Grade English (will select a song/dance-a-long for our Nov/Dec Dance Party)
  • 1st Place - A Tie! - Mme. Elsa's 1st Grade French and Sra. Tatiana's Kinder Spanish
    • These classes selected our Nov/Dec Spirit Dress Up Day themes
     for 12/17, and they selected Holiday Dressy (wear ugly holiday sweaters or your favorite holiday dressy outfit) and/or do your hair crazy for Crazy Hair Day.

 

Infinite Campus Parent Accounts Activated

Infinite Campus is the Student Information System used by AXIS International Academy. All information for enrolled students will be stored in this database. Parents/Guardians of enrolled students will receive an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account where they will be able to view and update important information such as:
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Attendance Information (K-5th Grade)
  • Grades (K-5th Grade)
  • School Fees (K-5th Grade)
New to AXIS families should have received a link to activate their portal accounts earlier this week. Please ensure you are able to login to your portal account as this is where School Fees have been posted and where report cards will be posted in November. If you cannot access your account, please email [email protected] for help. 
 

Are you a family who receives Morning Fresh Dairy Delivery?  Save your Morning Fresh Caps (any from their glass bottles) and trade them in for cash for AXIS. To earn these funds, AXIS needs a parent volunteer who receives Morning Fresh Delivery to help us collect the caps. If you can help with this please email [email protected] to let us know. Interested in signing up for Morning Fresh delivery, sign up and AXIS will get $25! More details are here: 

 

COVID and Symptoms Reminders

COVID transmission is high in Larimer County, and breakthrough cases in people who are vaccinated is occurring locally. Our priority remains the health of AXIS staff and students and the continuance of onsite, in-person learning. Please refer to these two documents from Larimer County in regards to keeping your child at home. Students with minor symptoms that resolve in 24 hours may return to school.   

 
 
 
11/11/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE

 

Hello AXIS Families,

 

Happy Veteran's Day to all veterans and especially those in our AXIS Community. Click here to check out our fun veteran's day project from last year where AXIS students posed questions to US veterans on Facebook https://fb.watch/9dmv7F9xwv/

 

November has arrived and with it the end of our first trimester. Progress Reports will be going home with your students today in the PM cohort take home folder. You may also access Progress Reports in Infinite Campus directly via your parent portal (see instructions below in ICYMI). 

 

Congratulations to our October AXIS 3Rs PBIS Dojo Winners:

  • 3rd Place Mr. Thomas 2nd Grade English (will select a song/dance-a-long for our Nov/Dec Dance Party)
  • 2nd Place Mr. Thomas 5th Grade English (will select a song/dance-a-long for our Nov/Dec Dance Party)
  • 1st Place - A Tie! - Mme. Elsa's 1st Grade French and Sra. Tatiana's Kinder Spanish
    • These classes selected our Nov/Dec Spirit Dress Up Day themes
     for 12/17, and they selected Holiday Dressy (wear ugly holiday sweaters or your favorite holiday dressy outfit) and/or do your hair crazy for Crazy Hair Day.

 

Please remember to save the date and time of next Thursday 11/18 6:00pm we will share our AXIS Fall Festival video premieres and host our Family Zoom socials, which will start at 6:30pm via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs .

 

All the best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
Reminder: Please Drive Safely Through the Parking Lot!
Please help keep our kids (and staff) safe during drop off and pick up by driving slowly through the parking lot and staying off electronic devices! If you see any unsafe driving, please report it to the school by emailing us at [email protected].  
 
Optional COVID BinaxNOW Rapid Testing Available to AXIS Students
We are pleased to announce that we have over 40 AXIS students participating in the daily BinaxNOW rapid tests! We will continue daily testing until 11/19/2021. The test is quick, painless, and optional. If you would like your child to participate, please fill out our Opt-In form. After Thanksgiving Break we will continue a weekly testing program for those who are interested, more information on that program will be shared soon. 
 
 

Sign Up Genius to Help out at the AXIS Appreciation Luncheon
AXIS Families! We were overjoyed at your yummy contributions to us last month. Thank you to AXIS parent, Frédérique Grim, for helping to coordinate this effort for November. This truly helps our hardworking teachers and staff feel appreciated! Here is the link for the Signup Genius to host a luncheon for the teachers and staff next week: AXIS Parents: AXIS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Thursday, November 18, 2021 (signupgenius.com) .  

Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

 

Lost and Found

Help us help you – label everything that comes to school with your child, so that we can put any items we find on your child’s hook or in their backpack. In addition to all clothing items, please label lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks, and everything. Unlabeled items end up in the lost-and-found (see link above for items). We donate lost-and-found items every few weeks, as we do not have much storage. Next donation date is Friday November, 19!

 
**Advanced Scheduling Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1** (see details below in the AXIS Family Programs Section)
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here. Please note, that your child's schedule for the first week of November must be set up by 10/28, so please be sure to review the instructions and notify us of any questions asap. 
 
AXIS Enrich
Did you know AXIS hosts a Girl Scouts Troop for 4th and 5th Grade Girls?
If interested, contact AXIS parent Erin Sullivan at [email protected]
 
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

November 22nd - 24th

November 16th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions:AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 11/11 Happy Veteran's Day to all and those in our AXIS Community
    • Progress Reports sent home today and available in Infinite Campus
    • 11/17 AXIS SAC and BOD meeting (see below)
    • 11/18 6:00pm AXIS Fall World Festival Videos Premieres and 6:30pm Family Zoom Socials https://us02web.zoom.us/j/855358471 Password is 3Rs 
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable. 
    • 12/8 Last day to sign up for winter break School's Out Days
    • 12/17 November/December 3Rs School-wide Dance Party and Spirit Day. Spirit Day Dress is Holiday Dressy and/or Crazy Hair (Ugly holiday sweaters or holiday fancy dress and/or crazy hair styles). 
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

Seeking Parents to help Connect Teachers and Parents for Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities 

As we noted in the past few School-wide newsletters AXIS is excited to be expanding our community engagement opportunities. We look forward to giving you, our AXIS community and our community at large, more ways to get involved with AXIS. Our community engagement opportunities will include ways you can volunteer, donate resources, and more.

 

As we move this initiative forward, the first step is the formulation of two roles: School-wide Community Coordinator (SCC) and Cohort Community Coordinator (CCCs). These roles will work closely with a group of AXIS staff members, known as cohorts. These AXIS staff cohorts will share their needs and engagement opportunities with the coordinators or CCCs. The coordinators/CCCs will pass these needs and opportunities onto our community, and they will help to ensure these needs are filled (Sign Up Genius will be used as a central tool here).

 

We are seeking 1 School Community Coordinator (SCC) and 7 Cohort Community Coordinators (CCC):

  1. School-wide Community Coordinator (SCC) 
  2. Preschool CCC 
  3. Mandarin CCC 
  4. French CCC
  5. Spanish CCC
  6. Kinder-1st English CCC
  7. 2nd-5th grade English CCC
  8. Preschool-5th grade Specials (Art/STEAM, Music, PE) and Before/After Care CCC

You can read more about these roles here on our draft community engagement webpage www.AXIScolorado.org/community/. (We will continue to update this webpage, and it will officially launch in a couple of weeks).

 

If you are a parent interested in becoming our SCC please email Jenny ([email protected]). If you a parent interested in one of the CCC roles above, please reach out to a corresponding teacher and let them know. Thank you all!

 

Looking for a way to get more involved with AXIS? Passionate about reading and books? Join the AXIS Library Committee, chaired by AXIS parents Jeff and Laura Havens! 

 
Dear AXIS community:
 
Hello fellow AXIS parents!  We are Laura and Jeff Havens, and we are interested in helping grow and develop the AXIS school library.  We've spoken with Kari already, and some of our mutual goals include the following:
 
- helping to organize the books currently in the AXIS inventory
- increasing the number of books available to students, especially books in partner languages
- developing a physical library/media center within AXIS
 
We're looking to form a committee of parents interested in helping us develop an AXIS library that will be the envy of the Fort Collins educational system.  If you or someone you know might be interested in helping us with fundraising, organizing book drives/donations, partner language book acquisition, or anything else, please contact us at [email protected].
 
Thanks very much, and looking forward to see what we can build!
 
Laura & Jeff

 

Infinite Campus Parent Accounts Activated

Infinite Campus is the Student Information System used by AXIS International Academy. All information for enrolled students will be stored in this database. Parents/Guardians of enrolled students will receive an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account where they will be able to view and update important information such as:
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Attendance Information (K-5th Grade)
  • Grades (K-5th Grade)
  • School Fees (K-5th Grade)
New to AXIS families should have received a link to activate their portal accounts earlier this week. Please ensure you are able to login to your portal account as this is where School Fees have been posted and where report cards will be posted in November. If you cannot access your account, please email [email protected] for help. 
 

Are you a family who receives Morning Fresh Dairy Delivery?  Save your Morning Fresh Caps (any from their glass bottles) and trade them in for cash for AXIS. To earn these funds, AXIS needs a parent volunteer who receives Morning Fresh Delivery to help us collect the caps. If you can help with this please email [email protected] to let us know. Interested in signing up for Morning Fresh delivery, sign up and AXIS will get $25! More details are here: 

 

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening a few weeks ago. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. 

 

Are you a family who does not celebrate events? Are you a family who has specific dietary needs? 

AXIS respects all differences. Please email your child's teachers to share if your child does not participate in celebrations due to religious or other factors, and/or if your child had specific dietary needs. For diverse dietary needs, families are welcome to send an alternative treat (gluten free, vegan, allergy, etc.), and we will keep it in our freezer so your child can also enjoy a treat when there's a classroom celebration. 

 

COVID and Symptoms Reminders

COVID transmission is high in Larimer County, and breakthrough cases in people who are vaccinated is occurring locally. Our priority remains the health of AXIS staff and students and the continuance of onsite, in-person learning. Please refer to these two documents from Larimer County in regards to keeping your child at home. Students with minor symptoms that resolve in 24 hours may return to school.   

 
See below for flyer for CSU Research Opportunity. 
 
 
 
CSU
10/28/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Happy last week of October!

 

We can feel the excitement in students regarding the upcoming Halloween weekend, which many people will be celebrating. 

 

At AXIS, students may enjoy a free dress day that can include non-scary costumes tomorrow, Friday, October 29. Tomorrow afternoon, we will have our School-wide October 3Rs Dojo Dance party, where we will award the top three classes who have earned the most points showing our 3Rs: Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships. 

 

As we noted in last week's School-wide newsletter AXIS is excited to be expanding our community engagement opportunities. We look forward to giving you, our AXIS community and our community at large, more ways to get involved with AXIS. Our community engagement opportunities will include ways you can volunteer, donate resources, and more.

 

As we move this initiative forward, the first step is the formulation of two roles: School-wide Community Coordinator (SCC) and Cohort Community Coordinator (CCCs). These roles will work closely with a group of AXIS staff members, known as cohorts. These AXIS staff cohorts will share their needs and engagement opportunities with the coordinators or CCCs. The coordinators/CCCs will pass these needs and opportunities onto our community, and they will help to ensure these needs are filled (Sign Up Genius will be used as a central tool here).

 

We are seeking 1 School Community Coordinator (SCC) and 7 Cohort Community Coordinators (CCC):

  1. School-wide Community Coordinator (SCC) 
  2. Preschool CCC 
  3. Mandarin CCC 
  4. French CCC
  5. Spanish CCC
  6. Kinder-1st English CCC
  7. 2nd-5th grade English CCC
  8. Preschool-5th grade Specials (Art/STEAM, Music, PE) and Before/After Care CCC

You can read more about these roles here on our draft community engagement webpage www.AXIScolorado.org/community/. (We will continue to update this webpage, and it will officially launch in a couple of weeks).

 

If you are a parent interested in becoming our SCC please email Jenny ([email protected]). If you a parent interested in one of the CCC roles above, please reach out to a corresponding teacher and let them know. Thank you all!

 
All the best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Tomorrow is a free dress day. Students may wear their non-scary costume to school. 

 

AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures

It is Fall-Winter in Colorado, and inclement weather could be around the corner (even though we hope not!). Please take a minute to review the AXIS Inclement Weather Procedures:

Inclement Weather Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).

 

Vision Screening Follow Up

AXIS conducted our vision and hearing screening a few weeks ago. Please remember that if your child received a vision referral, consider having their vision checked by a professional (pediatrician or optometrist). It is helpful to let us know the outcome for our records and so we can support your child if they need glasses or other vision support at school. 

 

Community Celebrations for El Día de los Muertos

The Poudre Library District is hosting some fun celebrations for El Día de los Muertos (one is tonight!). Please view the flyers below for more information. 

 

Are you a family who does not celebrate events? Are you a family who has specific dietary needs? 

AXIS respects all differences. Please email your child's teachers to share if your child does not participate in celebrations due to religious or other factors, and/or if your child had specific dietary needs. For diverse dietary needs, families are welcome to send an alternative treat (gluten free, vegan, allergy, etc.), and we will keep it in our freezer so your child can also enjoy a treat when there's a classroom celebration. 

 

COVID and Symptoms Reminders

COVID transmission is high in Larimer County, and breakthrough cases in people who are vaccinated is occurring locally. Our priority remains the health of AXIS staff and students and the continuance of onsite, in-person learning. Please refer to these two documents from Larimer County in regards to keeping your child at home. Students with minor symptoms that resolve in 24 hours may return to school.   

 

 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here. Please note, that your child's schedule for the first week of November must be set up by 10/28, so please be sure to review the instructions and notify us of any questions asap. 
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities).
Did you know AXIS hosts a Girl Scouts Troop for 4th and 5th Grade Girls? If interested, contact AXIS parent Erin Sullivan at [email protected]
 
 
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

November 22nd - 24th

November 16th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions:AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 10/29 1:10 AXIS October 3Rs School-wide Dance party, Spirit Dress Up (non-Scary Halloween costume or Free Dress) 
    • 11/11 Progress Reports sent home and available in IC
    • 11/17 AXIS SAC and BOD meeting (see below)
    • 11/18 6:00pm AXIS Fall World Festival Videos Premier and Family Zoom Socials
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
    • 12/8 Last day to sign up for winter break School's Out Days
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS

 

AXIS annual Fall World Festival shifted to virtual and will be held on 11/18 at 6:00pm

We loved having our summer events onsite in person at AXIS, but given COVID we must continue to do what we can to keep COVID out of our AXIS community to keep kids and teachers healthy and learning and teaching onsite at AXIS. Fall World Festival will be held virtually this year, and the videos will be premiered on November 18 at 6:00pm. Grade and language socials will be held via Zoom following the premiere. Stay tuned for more details!

 

AXIS SAC Update: Call for Community Engagement

Our School Accountability Committee (SAC) met last week, and we are excited to launch some community engagement opportunities (committees and roles) so you can get more involved with AXIS! One committee option is our Library Committee, chaired by AXIS parents, Jeff and Laura Havens. Please see more details below in the next announcement. We'd love your help building a phenomenal multi-lingual, multi-cultural library! More engagement and volunteer opportunities coming next week too.

 

Looking for a way to get more involved with AXIS? Passionate about reading and books? Join the AXIS Library Committee, chaired by AXIS parents Jeff and Laura Havens! 

 
Dear AXIS community:
 
Hello fellow AXIS parents!  We are Laura and Jeff Havens, and we are interested in helping grow and develop the AXIS school library.  We've spoken with Kari already, and some of our mutual goals include the following:
 
- helping to organize the books currently in the AXIS inventory
- increasing the number of books available to students, especially books in partner languages
- developing a physical library/media center within AXIS
 
We're looking to form a committee of parents interested in helping us develop an AXIS library that will be the envy of the Fort Collins educational system.  If you or someone you know might be interested in helping us with fundraising, organizing book drives/donations, partner language book acquisition, or anything else, please contact us at [email protected].
 
Thanks very much, and looking forward to see what we can build!
 
Laura & Jeff

 

ReadiMasks available for students ages 5 and above!

AXIS received a generous donation of 300 NIOSH Approved Strapless N95 Respirators that are available (while supplies last) to all AXIS families. Please complete this form to request:

ReadiMask Request Form | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

Infinite Campus Parent Accounts Activated

Infinite Campus is the Student Information System used by AXIS International Academy. All information for enrolled students will be stored in this database. Parents/Guardians of enrolled students will receive an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account where they will be able to view and update important information such as:
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Attendance Information (K-5th Grade)
  • Grades (K-5th Grade)
  • School Fees (K-5th Grade)
New to AXIS families should have received a link to activate their portal accounts earlier this week. Please ensure you are able to login to your portal account as this is where School Fees have been posted and where report cards will be posted in November. If you cannot access your account, please email [email protected] for help. 
 

Cooler weather means kids need more layers

Cooler temperatures are upon us, and that means you will need to send jackets, hats, mittens (eventually snow pants and boots) with your children. We believe children need fresh air, and we go outside for recess unless it is below 20 degrees, pouring rain, or lightning. We will also continue to have PE outdoors as long as weather permits.

 
Are you a family who receives Morning Fresh Dairy Delivery?  Save your Morning Fresh Caps (any from their glass bottles) and trade them in for cash for AXIS. To earn these funds, AXIS needs a parent volunteer who receives Morning Fresh Delivery to help us collect the caps. If you can help with this please email [email protected] to let us know. Interested in signing up for Morning Fresh delivery, sign up and AXIS will get $25! More details are here: 
 
See below for Flyers for Día de los Muertos Celebration Events and for CSU Research Opportunity. 
 
 
 
Dia1
 
Dia2
 
Dia3
 
CSU
10/21/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Happy Fall All!

Thank you so much, generous AXIS families! We are in awe of your kindness and generosity, and we all truly enjoyed the many delicious treats (and caffeine) to help us get through long days of teaching and conferences last week. At AXIS each child has two teachers, so each K-5 teacher has two classes of kids – and that means double parents conferences for our K-5 teachers. Because we believe so strongly in being partners with parents, our teachers boldly take this on. Thank you, AXIS teachers!

Our School Accountability Committee (SAC) met last night, and we are excited to share that we will be launching some community engagement opportunities (committees and roles) so you can get more involved with AXIS! One committee option is our Library Committee, chaired by AXIS parents, Jeff and Laura Havens. Please see more details in our School-wide News Section. We'd love your help building a phenomenal multi-lingual, multi-cultural library! More engagement and volunteer opportunities coming next week.

Lastly, I have an update on our annual Fall World Festival. We loved having our summer events onsite in person at AXIS, but given COVID we must continue to do what we can to keep COVID out of our AXIS community to keep kids and teachers healthy and learning and teaching onsite at AXIS. Fall World Festival will be held virtually this year, and the videos will be premiered on November 18 at 6:00pm. Grade and language socials will be held via Zoom following the premiere. Stay tuned for more details!

We will still have a Fall World Festival dress up day on Friday, October 29! Students may enjoy a free dress day that can include non-scary costumes. See below for more information on the fall world traditions we celebrate.

Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival (Mandarin - China and other Asian countries)
General overview of the holiday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk3q7MmIoIU
One of the legends: https://youtu.be/EMMU1YJadzE
 
Día de los Muertos (Spanish - Mexico and Latin America)
National Geographic: https://youtu.be/_sSawpU81cI
 
Harvest Season in France (Similar to harvest in the US. In France the grape, olive, and apple harvest are celebrated in local festivals and important to the national economy)
 
Halloween (English - United States)
History of Halloween: https://youtu.be/dHQZErtwA3E
 
All the best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 

Picture Day Retakes: Thursday, October 28th

Picture Day retakes are open to AXIS students who would like to re-take their picture day photo, or who were absent on Picture Day. You must sign up in advance to let us know you would like your child to participate. Students participating in Picture Day re-takes may wear free dress.

Sign up here: Picture Day Retakes 2021 | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

ReadiMasks available for students ages 5 and above!

AXIS received a generous donation of 300 NIOSH Approved Strapless N95 Respirators that are available (while supplies last) to all AXIS families. Please complete this form to request:

ReadiMask Request Form | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)

 

Infinite Campus Parent Accounts Activated

Infinite Campus is the Student Information System used by AXIS International Academy. All information for enrolled students will be stored in this database. Parents/Guardians of enrolled students will receive an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account where they will be able to view and update important information such as:
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Attendance Information (K-5th Grade)
  • Grades (K-5th Grade)
  • School Fees (K-5th Grade)
New to AXIS families should have received a link to activate their portal accounts earlier this week. Please ensure you are able to login to your portal account as this is where School Fees have been posted and where report cards will be posted in November. If you cannot access your account, please email [email protected] for help. 
 

Cooler weather means kids need more layers

Cooler temperatures are upon us, and that means you will need to send jackets, hats, mittens (eventually snow pants and boots) with your children. We believe children need fresh air, and we go outside for recess unless it is below 20 degrees, pouring rain, or lightning. We will also continue to have PE outdoors as long as weather permits.

 

Label everything your child brings to school and don’t forget a water bottle!

Help us help you – label everything that comes to school with your child, so that we can put any items we find on your child’s hook or in their backpack. In addition to all clothing items, please label lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks, and everything. Unlabeled items end up in the lost-and-found, and we donate lost-and-found items every few weeks, as we do not have much storage. Our brains are 70% water, and kids need to hydrate for health and learning. Please remember to send a labeled water bottle daily and check your child’s take-home folders every night.

 
You can still schedule a Family-Teacher Conference
Over the past week AXIS held family-teacher conferences virtually on Zoom on your child's Partner Language Teacher Zoom Link. Click here to view a list of Zoom links for AXIS Teachers. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please email your child's teachers to set one up. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child's progress and work with the teachers to support your child to be successful. You can find the conferences structure, agenda, and additional details on our website here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1544077&type=d&pREC_ID=1801678
 

 

Are you a family who receives Morning Fresh Dairy Delivery?  Save your Morning Fresh Caps (any from their glass bottles) and trade them in for cash for AXIS. To earn these funds, AXIS needs a parent volunteer who receives Morning Fresh Delivery to help us collect the caps. If you can help with this please email [email protected] to let us know. Interested in signing up for Morning Fresh delivery, sign up and AXIS will get $25! More details are here: 

 

 

Looking for a way to get more involved with AXIS? Passionate about reading and books? Join the AXIS Library Committee, chaired by AXIS parents Jeff and Laura Havens! 

 
Dear AXIS community:
 
Hello fellow AXIS parents!  We are Laura and Jeff Havens, and we are interested in helping grow and develop the AXIS school library.  We've spoken with Kari already, and some of our mutual goals include the following:
 
- helping to organize the books currently in the AXIS inventory
- increasing the number of books available to students, especially books in partner languages
- developing a physical library/media center within AXIS
 
We're looking to form a committee of parents interested in helping us develop an AXIS library that will be the envy of the Fort Collins educational system.  If you or someone you know might be interested in helping us with fundraising, organizing book drives/donations, partner language book acquisition, or anything else, please contact us at [email protected].
 
Thanks very much, and looking forward to see what we can build!
 
Laura & Jeff
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
**Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care Fridays Beginning November 1**
Beginning November 1st, any student (preschool-5th grade) who participates in Before/After Care, School Out Day Care, or Extended Care Friday must be signed up in advance via the Procare Scheduling Tool. This will allow AXIS to plan staffing in advance and minimize billing issues. Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here. Please note, that your child's schedule for the first week of November must be set up by 10/28, so please be sure to review the instructions and notify us of any questions asap. 
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities).
Did you know AXIS hosts a Girl Scouts Troop for 4th and 5th Grade Girls? If interested, contact AXIS parent Erin Sullivan at [email protected]
 
 
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

November 22nd - 24th

November 16th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 28th

January 17th

January 11th

February 21st- 22nd

February 15th

March 15th - 18th

March 8th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions:AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 10/26-10/28 End of Trimester 1: STAR Assessment (10-20 minutes)
    • 10/28 Picture Day Retakes (advanced sign up required)
    • 10/29 1:10 AXIS October 3Rs School-wide Dance party, Spirit Dress Up (non-Scary Halloween costume or Free Dress) 
    • 11/11 Progress Reports sent home and available in IC
    • 11/17 AXIS SAC and BOD meeting (see below)
    • 11/18 6:00pm AXIS Fall World Festival Videos Premier and Zoom Socials
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
    • 12/8 Last day to sign up for winter break School's Out Days
    • 12/17 Last day of school before Winter break (see School's Out Days above)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
Toys and other non-essential items from home are not allowed onsite at AXIS
We have noticed an increase in students bringing toys and other items from home (books excluded). Toys and other non-essential items from home are not allowed onsite at AXIS (during school or during before and after care). Please leave all of these items at home. We have this important rule to prevent problems. Over time we have seen how toys can lead to increased behavior incidents with students trading toys without parent permission, other students accidentally breaking someone's toy, or students trying to play with them during learning time. We do make an exception to this rule very rarely when a teacher sets a special show and tell or the class Dojo party includes a toy or stuffy. This is the rare exception, and you will receive an email from your child's teacher if this is the case and allowed for one part of the day. Thank you for working with us to maximize student success at school. 
 
10/07/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
We had a great time at our school-wide dance party last Friday where we celebrated getting 2,100 positive behavior class points across our school through Class Dojo. Congratulations to this month's School-wide winners!
  • 3rd place and will select a song/dance-a-long our October Dance Party... A tie! Ms. Nicole's 3rd grade and Mme. Elsa's 1st grade French class!
  • 2nd place and will select a song/dance-a-long for our October Dance Party ... Mr. Thomas's 2nd grade English class!
  • 1st place and will select the attire for our October Spirit Dress Up day on October 29... Ms. Katy's 1st grade English class!
 
Each class also sets a class Dojo points goal, and many classes met their class goal so they will be getting to do a little something special there too. Way to show those 3Rs, AXIS Explorers!
 
We have noticed an increase in students bringing toys and other items from home (books excluded). Toys and other non-essential items from home are not allowed onsite at AXIS (during school or during before and after care). Please leave all of these items at home. We have this important rule to prevent problems. Over time we have seen how toys can lead to increased behavior incidents with students trading toys without parent permission, other students accidentally breaking someone's toy, or students trying to play with them during learning time. We do make an exception to this rule very rarely when a teacher sets a special show and tell or the class Dojo party includes a toy or stuffy. This is the rare exception, and you will receive an email from your child's teacher if this is the case and allowed for one part of the day. Thank you for working with us maximizing student success at school. 
 
We are looking forward to connecting families and teachers through our upcoming parent conferences. If you have yet to sign up for a time, it is not too late (see below).
 
All the best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Sign up for Family-Teacher Conferences
Family-teacher conferences will be held virtually on Zoom on your child's Partner Language Teacher Zoom Link. Click here to view a list of Zoom links for AXIS Teachers.
 
Teachers will be offering conferences on the following dates and times. English and partner language teachers will be holding conferences together. Each conference is slotted for 14 minutes. Please sign up for a slot at the Sign Up Genius blue links below. If none of these times work for you, please email your child's teachers to arrange a time that does work.
Preschool
 
K-5 (Click on your child's partner language and select a time slot to meet with both teachers at once)
 
Specials (Sign up for a time to check in with our Specials teachers)

 

Home School 

 
More Information about Family-Teacher Conferences
We encourage every family to sign up for a conference. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child's progress and work with the teachers to support your child to be successful at AXIS. You can find the conferences structure, agenda, and additional details on our website here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1544077&type=d&pREC_ID=1801678 . These conferences precede Trimester Progress Reports, which are completed every 12 weeks of school. Although conferences are a structured time to connect with your child's teachers please remember you can always email or set up a time to connect with teachers before or after school most days outside of these structured conference times. We want to be partners with you in your child's education. 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities)
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st- 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
For Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 10/06 Last day to register for the School's Out Days on 10/14 & 15 
    • 10/08-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school and all day 10/14)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Format and Time TBD)
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
 
AXIS Uniforms
AXIS embraces a K-5 uniform policy to help minimize distractions in learning and promote equity. If you need financial assistance with uniforms please email [email protected], and Angie and Morgan will assist you. AXIS gratefully accepts gently-used uniform donations, and we pass on these uniforms to AXIS families who need them. If you have uniform donations you can send them in a bag with your child or you can hand them to an AXIS staff member during drop off or pick up. We love having a school community that supports each other!
Did you know that AXIS has a Buy, Sell, Trade, Swap Uniform Facebook group for families? You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/714869169389564/?ref=share
 
 
AXIS WIN Time Differentiation Groups (What I Need)
Our differentiation groups are up and running! AXIS works to ensure all students receive grade level standards instruction and instruction that meets kids where they are (below, at, or above grade level). We call this time WIN Time (What I Need). Students have WIN time Monday through Thursday during English for English language arts and during Partner Language to address math and partner language. This year we added two full-time interventionists (Ms. Cristina Jacobson  and Ms. Anne Sheriff) to push into and join classrooms to support teachers in running small groups during this WIN time. Some days we also have CSU student volunteers supporting in these groups, and that reduces the child-to-adult ratio even more. We have an ambitious goal to ensure all students grow at high rate, and we believe WIN Time will help us get there.
 
CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) State Testing Results for 4th and 5th graders
On Friday, we will send home the CMAS reports from the state standardized tests that were taken last spring. AXIS performed well overall....way to go Explorers! As you go over the reports with your students, please remember that this test is a measure at one point in time. It is not the only data that we, as educators, look at to determine next steps in a student's education. It is, however, something we review, along with STAR assessments, in-class assessments, in-class work and so much more when we prepare lessons. We are proud of the effort and growth of each and every student at AXIS. The students have been through a year and a half of COVID-19 and all of the disruptions that came along with it, and they grew! We are looking forward to watching them all grow and explore as this year unfolds. If you have any questions or would like further information about CMAS, please reach out to Melissa Schramm [email protected] our Program Specialist.
09/30/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
We have enjoyed having a fun dress up week for staff and students (see some photos below). We like being able to see students express themselves in a creative way. Shout out to some of those creative homemade costumes! We will return to uniforms on Monday. AXIS embraces a K-5 uniform policy to help minimize distractions in learning and promote equity. If you need financial assistance with uniforms please email [email protected], and Angie and Morgan will assist you. AXIS gratefully accepts gently-used uniform donations, and we pass on these uniforms to AXIS families who need them. If you have uniform donations you can send them in a bag with your child or you can hand them to an AXIS staff member during drop off or pick up. We love having a school community that supports each other!
 
Our differentiation groups are up and running! AXIS works to ensure all students receive grade level standards instruction and instruction that meets kids where they are (below, at, or above grade level). We call this time WIN Time (What I Need). Students have WIN time Monday through Thursday during English for English language arts and during Partner Language to address math and partner language. This year we added two full-time interventionists (Ms. Cristina Jacobson  and Ms. Anne Sheriff) to push into and join classrooms to support teachers in running small groups during this WIN time. Some days we also have CSU student volunteers supporting in these groups, and that reduces the child-to-adult ratio even more. We have an ambitious goal to ensure all students grow at high rate, and we believe WIN Time will help us get there.
 
We hope you have a wonderful fall weekend,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Sign up for Family-Teacher Conferences
Family-teacher conferences will be held virtually on Zoom. Teachers will be offering conferences on the following dates and times. English and partner language teachers will be holding conferences together. Each conference is slotted for 14 minutes. Please sign up for a slot at the Sign Up Genius blue links below. If none of these times work for you, please email your child's teachers to arrange a time that does work.
Preschool
 
K-5 (Click on your child's partner language and select a time slot to meet with both teachers at once)
 
Specials (Sign up for a time to check in with our Specials teachers)

 

Home School 

 
More Information about Family-Teacher Conferences
We encourage every family to sign up for a conference. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child's progress and work with the teachers to support your child to be successful at AXIS. You can find the conferences structure, agenda, and additional details on our website here: https://www.axiscolorado.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1544077&type=d&pREC_ID=1801678 . These conferences precede Trimester Progress Reports, which are completed every 12 weeks of school. Although conferences are a structured time to connect with your child's teachers please remember you can always email or set up a time to connect with teachers before or after school most days outside of these structured conference times. We want to be partners with you in your child's education. 
 
CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) State Testing Results for 4th and 5th graders
On Friday, we will send home the CMAS reports from the state standardized tests that were taken last spring. AXIS performed well overall....way to go Explorers! As you go over the reports with your students, please remember that this test is a measure at one point in time. It is not the only data that we, as educators, look at to determine next steps in a student's education. It is, however, something we review, along with STAR assessments, in-class assessments, in-class work and so much more when we prepare lessons. We are proud of the effort and growth of each and every student at AXIS. The students have been through a year and a half of COVID-19 and all of the disruptions that came along with it, and they grew! We are looking forward to watching them all grow and explore as this year unfolds. If you have any questions or would like further information about CMAS, please reach out to Melissa Schramm [email protected] our Program Specialist.
 
AXIS Flag at Half Staff Today
Governor Jared Polis today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, September 30, 2021, in honor of Denver Fire Department Technician Jeff Billingsley, who passed away on September 20, 2021. The Colorado Department of Public Safety is holding a memorial service for Technician Billingsley on September 30, 2021, at 11 am, at the Denver First Church, 3800 E Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113.
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities)
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st- 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
For Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 10/1 Walk through Fire Drill
    • 10/1 1:10 September PBIS 3Rs Schoolwide Dance Party 
    • 10/1 - Free dress day (selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's Spanish Class)
    • 10/06 Last day to register for the School's Out Days on 10/14 & 15 
    • 10/08-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school and all day 10/14)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Format and Time TBD)
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
Enjoy a few pictures from our spirit week!
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   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
AXIS is a PERFORMANCE Level School!
For the second year in a row (for each year we have been open), AXIS has met the CSI state criteria for a performance level school, which is the highest level. Congratulations to our teachers, administration, and the entire AXIS team for all of their hard work that led to this achievement. We know that COVID imposed many obstacles to teaching and learning, and we are proud of the work of our entire AXIS community - including our families and students. 
 
Did you know that AXIS has a Buy, Sell, Trade, Swap Uniform Facebook group for families? You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/714869169389564/?ref=share

 

09/23/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
Fall is in the air, and we are preparing for our upcoming fall family conferences October 8-14! Please see more details, dates, and times below in our School-wide News section. During these Zoom conferences you will meet with both of your child's teachers (Partner Language and English) to discuss your child's progress across the various subject areas. These conferences precede Trimester Progress Reports, which are completed every 12 weeks of school. Although conferences are a structured time to connect with your child's teachers please remember you can always email or set up a time to connect with teachers before or after school most days outside of these structured conference times. We want to be partners with you in your child's education. 
 
Tomorrow (Friday) is our first Teacher Work Day of this school year, and there is no school for kids. Teachers will be working away on professional development and lots of planning to ensure they are doing all they can to maximize teaching and learning in multiple languages for our children. 
 
Don't forget to have your child join in the fun next week for our AXIS spirit dress up days (starting Monday, see below in the Calendar section)! If they do not wish to participate in the dress up days they are welcome to have a free dress day or wear uniforms. 
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Family-Teacher Conferences
Fall family conferences are right around the corner. This year, family-teacher conferences will be held virtually on Zoom. Teachers will be offering conferences on the following dates and times. The sign-up link will be available in next week's newsletter. Stay tuned for that. 
 
  • Oct 8th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Oct 11th-13th from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Oct 14th from 7:30am-1:00m
  • (Don't forget there is no school for students on Oct 14th or 15th.)
 
English and partner language teachers will be holding conferences together. Each conference is slotted for 14 minutes. We encourage every family to sign up for a conference. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child's progress and work with the teachers to support your child to be successful at AXIS. 
 
You can find the conferences structure, agenda, and additional details on our website here:

 

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities)
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

   

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st- 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
For Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please contact Morgan Benton at [email protected].
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 9/27-10/1 Spirit Week (Fun dress up days!)
      • 9/27 - Dress like your favorite animal or creature (selected by our 5th place winners Mme. Manon's French Kinder class) 
      • 9/28 - Dress like your favorite game: sports, video game, or board game (selected by our 4th place winners Ms. Julie's 2nd grade English class)
      • 9/29 - Pajama day (selected by our 3rd place winners Wang Laoshi's Kinder Mandarin class)
      • 9/30 - Dress like your favorite book or movie character (selected by 2nd place winners Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin class)
      • 10/1 - Free dress day (selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's Spanish Class)
  •  
    • 10/08-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
AXIS is a PERFORMANCE Level School!
For the second year in a row (for each year we have been open), AXIS has met the CSI state criteria for a performance level school, which is the highest level. Congratulations to our teachers, administration, and the entire AXIS team for all of their hard work that led to this achievement. We know that COVID imposed many obstacles to teaching and learning, and we are proud of the work of our entire AXIS community - including our families and students. 
 
EPIC Books are back by popular demand! 
  • EPIC is available from 7am - 3pm M-F local time using the school code qth4951
  • If you would like your children to read for free after 3:00pm, they can use Epic Basic, which can provide one free book to read after school. Just need to sign up with a parent email address at getepic.com (no credit card is required).
If parents want access to Epic's full library, they can sign up for Epic Unlimited and have access to over 40,000 books at any time.  There is a monthly or yearly cost associated with Epic Unlimited (credit card required).  For a limited time you can save on an annual membership with the following link:  www.getepic.com/connect/qth4951?utm_source=text
 
Did you know that AXIS has a Buy, Sell, Trade, Swap Uniform Facebook group for families? You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/714869169389564/?ref=share
 

Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Application

If you have not yet completed the yearly "Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Application" please take a minute to do so now. As a reminder, we ask all families to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application. Your application increases our state funding and grants that we are eligible for. Even if you don't think you qualify, it helps our school if you complete the application for free and reduced meals.

 

03/25/2022 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • AXIS Leadership Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
AXIS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

 


Our best, 
Jenny and the AXIS Team 

  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Monday Nights at AXIS!
It's the time you've been waiting for! AXIS is thrilled to launch Parent Language Classes in French, Mandarin and Spanish beginning March 28th. Need childcare? No problem! We have options for Lego Robotics and Chess club for your child(ren). Please take a moment to visit our Monday Nights at AXIS webpage for more information, including registration links. We hope to see you there: www.AXIScolorado.org/MondayNights/
 
Spring AXIS Enrich Session Now Open!

Registration for our Spring Session of AXIS Enrich is now OPEN! The first day of classes will be Monday, March 21st. We are excited to share that we have added additional Enrich classes to this session, and now have many opportunities for your students, including:

  • Amazing Athletes
  • AXIS Run Club *New class*
  • Club Amigos Spanish Classes *New class*
  • CSU Girls Advancing Scientific Progress (GASP!) *New class*
  • CSU Young Experimenters *New class*
  • Family Balance Yoga
  • Karnos Kim Taekwondo

You can find information about all of these opportunities on our AXIS Enrich page: www.AXIScolorado.org/Enrich/

 
Class Pictures: Order Online!
 
Global Village Museum Showcases Girl Scout Uniforms
A free and virtual fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the year will be presented Thursday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here for more information. 
 
Yellow Door Reminders:
  • The yellow door opens at 7:50 am, students should wait in the cars with the parents. If your student must wait outside the yellow doors, please understand there is no adult supervision until 7:50am.
  • Before care is available for only $5 from 7:00-7:50am
  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Preschool families should use the green door or the blue park and walk from 7:50-8:00am. After 8:00am preschool families may use the yellow lane to park and walk their child to class.
 
PB&J Option on Fridays
In recognition of Lent, AXIS and CEC Food Services are offering a PB&J meat alternative for lunch on Fridays during the duration of Lent. If you would like your child to receive this alternative lunch, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Parent Help Desk!
We have launched a Help Desk to help streamline questions and requests to our front office. This is for non-urgent requests, such as
  • Family Programs & Preschool (before & after care, school's out day, AXIS Enrich)
  • Registration, Enrollment & Records
  • Safety & Security (non-urgent)
  • School Life (attendance, dress code, food service, health office)
  • Technology
When you complete this form, our operations team will be notified, and someone will be assigned to your case and provide support until the case has been resolved.  
The Help Desk form is located on our website under Families -> Help Desk for AXIS Families, or by visiting: www.axiscolorado.org/helpdesk/
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
For questions about Before and After Care, School's Out Days, and AXIS Enrich, please email [email protected]
 
AXIS Enrich
The Spring Session of Enrich is now open!. You can read more about Enrich here: www.AXIScolorado.org/enrich/
  
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade. 
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

April 15th 

April 7th

 
Register for SOD Care using the Procare Scheduling Tool (see above), or click here for instructions: AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, School Out Days, etc.) – Programs – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org)
 
Advanced Schedules Required to Participate in Before/After Care, School Out Days, and Extended Care 
Please take a moment to read through our Step-by-Step Guide, including a video and FAQ on our website under Programs-> Family Programs -> Procare Scheduling, or click here.
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Important AXIS Weblinks
 
Calendars
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays. 
 
Upcoming Dates 
    • 4/11-4/29 CMAS Testing Window for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
    • 4/15 No School - Teacher Appreciation Day; School's Out Day available
    • 5/12 AXIS Science Fair on Display 
    • 5/13 5:00pm AXIS Culture Festival 
    • 5/25 5th Grade Graduation ceremony, Kinder and Preschool Continuation ceremonies
    • 5/26 Last Day of School and Global Play Day (Field Day!)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
Stay In the Know about Education Legislation at the State Level!
  • Did you know that education is highly influenced by what happens at the Colorado state legislature level? AXIS Board Treasurer, Wade Turner, supports AXIS with legislative awareness through attending meetings and drafting the monthly AXIS Board of Directors Legislative Report.
  • You can read the most recent report here. (Updated March 4th, 2022).
  • Thank you, Wade, and thank you AXIS staff and parents for your continued support of parent choice in education through charter schools. 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
We have Entered our 3rd Trimester of the School Year!
We recently ended our 2nd trimester and AXIS K-5 student progress reports are available in Infinite Campus, and paper copies were sent home in student take home folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teachers if you did not receive a progress report. We encourage parents to reach out for informal teacher conferences if you have any questions. More information about progress reports can be found here.
 

Annual Update for Students Returning to AXIS for the 2022-2023 School Year

If your Pre-Kindergarten - 4th grade student is returning to AXIS for the upcoming school year, please ensure you have completed our Annual Update process. This is an important step to ensure that we have the most up to date information for our students. Instructions on how to complete this are here: www.AXIScolorado.org/AnnualUpdate/

 

Yellow Door Drop Off Lane is for 2nd-5th Grade Only from 7:50am-8:00am

  • For the safety of our students, we ask that only parents of students in grades 2-5 use our yellow door drop off. This is a quick moving lane (the AXIS Auto Bahn) designed for students who do not need any assistance getting out of the car.
  • Parents should not park the car in this lane before 8:00am, and students should only exit using the curbside/passenger door.
  • Students in grades preschool-1st grade may be dropped off at our green door, or parents may use the blue "park and walk" parking lot north of the school.
  • After 8:05am, once the yellow door is closed, preschool families may use this lane to drop off their preschoolers.
  • You can review our Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures here: Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures – Families – AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org).
 
Congratulations to this month's 3Rs Positive Behavior Winners! 

These three classes led our school in our 3Rs positive behavior competition. 

  • 3rd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's 1st Grade English
  • 2nd Place and will select a Dance-a-long for our March 11 Danceparty: Ms. Katy's Kinder English
  • 1st Place and will select the spirit dress up day on Friday, March 11: Ms. Candy's 2nd Grade English

 

2022-2023 Parent Letter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Each year schools are required to report their immunization and exemption numbers (not student names or birth dates) to the state health department. The letters below are intended to remind parents of the required and recommended vaccines, in addition to sharing our most recent immunization statistics. If you have any questions about these letters, you may email our School Nurse at [email protected]
 

Additional Learning Resources

If your child is out with illness or out due to inclement weather, and you are looking for some learning aligned activities to do at home, you can check our our AXIS Resources for Learning page here www.AXIScolorado.org/resourcesforlearning/. When in doubt just read to your child or have them listen to partner language through audio or video. Here's a link to our Core Knowledge content knowledge sequence, you can also share books or videos with your child aligned with this content in English or Partner Language. 

 

State Assessment Season is upon us!

Our next big assessment block is for CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and AAPPL (Partner Language Proficiency Test) in grades 3-5 coming up in April. Please review the attached assessment calendar with dates and information about which assessments we use here at AXIS. You can also find more assessment information on our website under families>progress reports, conferences & assessment (or click here) and our assessment calendar is here https://4.files.edl.io/579f/08/26/21/225347-9531ae5b-962b-4890-b807-2e24517f186f.pdf You can reach out to Melissa Schramm, our AXIS Program Specialist if you have any questions [email protected]

09/16/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • AXIS Spotlight (new!)
  • In Case You Missed It and Other Announcements
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
Today we mark the completion of our first month of the 2021-22 school year! Earlier this week we received some incredible news from our state authorizer, the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI). For the second year in a row (for each year we have been open), AXIS has met the CSI state criteria for a performance level school, which is the highest level. Congratulations to our teachers, administration, and the entire AXIS team for all of their hard work that led to this achievement. We know that COVID imposed many obstacles to teaching and learning, and we are proud of the work of our entire AXIS community - including our families and students. 
 
We are also excited to add a new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
We hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
EPIC Books are back by popular demand! 
  • EPIC is available from 7am - 3pm M-F local time using the school code qth4951
  • If you would like your children to read for free after 3:00pm, they can use Epic Basic, which can provide one free book to read after school. Just need to sign up with a parent email address at getepic.com (no credit card is required).
 
If parents want access to Epic's full library, they can sign up for Epic Unlimited and have access to over 40,000 books at any time.  There is a monthly or yearly cost associated with Epic Unlimited (credit card required).  For a limited time you can save on an annual membership with the following link:  www.getepic.com/connect/qth4951?utm_source=text
 
Did you know that AXIS has a Buy, Sell, Trade, Swap Uniform Facebook group for families? You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/714869169389564/?ref=share
 

Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Application

If you have not yet completed the yearly "Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Application" please take a minute to do so now. As a reminder, we ask all families to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application. Your application increases our state funding and grants that we are eligible for. Even if you don't think you qualify, it helps our school if you complete the application for free and reduced meals.

 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities)
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
School's Out Days (SOD) Childcare
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

   

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st & 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
Contact Morgan Benton, Family Programs Manager, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 9/27-10/1 Spirit Week (Fun dress up days!)
      • 9/27 - Dress like your favorite animal or creature (selected by our 5th place winners Mme. Manon's French Kinder class) 
      • 9/28 - Dress like your favorite game: sports, video game, or board game (selected by our 4th place winners Ms. Julie's 2nd grade English class)
      • 9/29 - Pajama day (selected by our 3rd place winners Wang Laoshi's Kinder Mandarin class)
      • 9/30 - Dress like your favorite book or movie character (selected by 2nd place winners Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin class)
      • 10/1 - Free dress day (selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's Spanish Class)
  •  
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
  AXIS SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to add this new section to our weekly newsletter - the AXIS Spotlight. We welcome any AXIS family or staff to email stories of interest and celebrations to us so we can share it with our AXIS community! Email [email protected]
 
M
Congratulations to Miriam Hilt, AXIS 2nd grade French learner! Miriam Hilt was awarded Regional Gold Medal for Preparatory B Piano for her high score on the Royal Conservatory of Music Exam.  Her score was the highest in the 11-state southwest region for her level. She will perform a piece during the Southwest Celebration of Excellence ceremony and recital, which will be held virtually on Saturday, November 13. 
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
Driveline Pick Up System 
If you still need your child's PIN and an updated car tag, please check your child's take home folder and your email. If you need assistance, please email Chen Hong, Principal Fellow, at [email protected].
 
Absence Form
At AXIS we ask families to complete an absence form when your child will be absent. You can complete the form here and it is always listed below in the Calendar section. www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/.
 
Back to School Night Videos are still posted!
  • www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/
  • Check out new videos of our French teachers and meet our new Principal Fellow, Chen Hong at the link above.
  • Join our Teacher-Family Zoom calls today and tomorrow afterschool (see details in Head of School message).
 
Congratulations to our August Schoolwide Positive Behavior 3Rs Winners!
As we shared in our Schoolwide video, we use Class Dojo schoolwide, but at a class/cohort level. Each month we will announce the class winners who earn the most points showing the 3Rs in action: respect, responsibility, and relationships.  This month we have 7 winners as we have 5 spirit dress days coming up in September for our spirit week and 2 winners who select the songs for the dance party. Congratulations to these class winners!
  • 7th place and picked a song for our September Dance Party - Wang Laoshi's 4th/5th Grade Mandarin Class
  • 6th place and picked a song for our September Dancy Party - Mr. Thomas's 2nd Grade English Class
  • 9/27 - Dress like your favorite animal or creature selected by our 5th place winners Mme. Manon's French Kinder class 
  • 9/28 - Dress like your favorite game: sports, video game, or board game selected by our 4th place winners Ms. Julie's 2nd grade English class
  • 9/29 - Pajama day selected by our 3rd place winners Wang Laoshi's Kinder Mandarin class
  • 9/30 - Dress like your favorite book or movie character selected by 2nd place winners Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin class
  • 10/1 - Free dress day selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's 3rd Grade Spanish Class
 
 
 

 

 
09/09/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

We hope you all had a nice Labor Day Weekend. Thank you for the positive feedback regarding the Back to School Night videos! If you haven't had a chance to view them yet please check them out here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/ . We are also happy to share we have added three additional videos posted at the link:

 
This week we have enjoyed connecting Kinder and 1st grade parents and teachers together and 2nd/3rd grade parents and teachers together for our group Zoom calls. We look forward to more Zoom calls after school tomorrow:

 

Thank you also to the families who shared their positive feedback and support regarding Friday's safety concerns. We are here for you and your children if you have additional questions. Also on Friday we held our first positive behavior schoolwide dance party! Our students have done an outstanding job showing our AXIS 3Rs: Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships. We celebrated together and announced the top 7 classes who received the most points in Class Dojo across the school. The classes who won got to select our spirit dress up days coming at the end of this month and our songs for the next school-wide dance party. Please see the list of winners and spirit dress days below in our School-wide news section. Way to go, Explorers!

We appreciate your support and quick implementation of the Driveline system. If you did not receive your family PIN number or updated car tag with your last name and PIN, please email Chen Hong, Principal Fellow, at [email protected]. Thank you for your ongoing help in making our dismissal be as safe and efficient as possible.

Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Back to School Night Festivities Continue!
  • www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/
  • Check out new videos of our French teachers and meet our new Principal Fellow, Chen Hong at the link above.
  • Join our Teacher-Family Zoom calls today and tomorrow afterschool (see details in Head of School message).
 
Congratulations to our August Schoolwide Positive Behavior 3Rs Winners!
As we shared in our Schoolwide video, we use Class Dojo schoolwide, but at a class/cohort level. Each month we will announce the class winners who earn the most points showing the 3Rs in action: respect, responsibility, and relationships.  This month we have 7 winners as we have 5 spirit dress days coming up in September for our spirit week and 2 winners who select the songs for the dance party. Congratulations to these class winners!
  • 7th place and picked a song for our September Dance Party - Wang Laoshi's 4th/5th Grade Mandarin Class
  • 6th place and picked a song for our September Dancy Party - Mr. Thomas's 2nd Grade English Class
  • 9/27 - Dress like your favorite animal or creature selected by our 5th place winners Mme. Manon's French Kinder class 
  • 9/28 - Dress like your favorite game: sports, video game, or board game selected by our 4th place winners Ms. Julie's 2nd grade English class
  • 9/29 - Pajama day selected by our 3rd place winners Wang Laoshi's Kinder Mandarin class
  • 9/30 - Dress like your favorite book or movie character selected by 2nd place winners Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin class
  • 10/1 - Free dress day selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's 3rd Grade Spanish Class
 
Driveline Pick Up System 
If you still need your child's PIN and an updated car tag, please check your child's take home folder and your email. If you need assistance, please email Chen Hong, Principal Fellow, at [email protected].
 
Absence Form
At AXIS we ask families to complete an absence form when your child will be absent. You can complete the form here and it is always listed below in the Calendar section. www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/.
 
AXIS Enrich After School Enrichment
AXIS Enrich is off to a great start! Please remember you can pick your child up after their Enrich Class at the Green Door. 
 
No School on Friday, September 24th
(Need care? Register for School's Out Day before September 15) 
AXIS Preschool and K-5 will be closed on 9/24 for a Staff Professional Development day. If you need childcare, check out our School's Out Day (see the Family Programs section below). 
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Preschool
 
AXIS Enrich (After school enrichment opportunities)
 
Before and After Care | Friday Early Release Care
 
Before Care Dropped off 7:00-7:45am
$5
After Care Picked up 3:20-4:00pm
$5
  Picked up 4:01-5:30pm Additional $10 ($15 total)
Friday Extended Care
(K - 5th ONLY)
Fridays, 1:30-3:10pm $5
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
School Out Days
School is closed Friday, September 24th for Staff Development Day. School Out Day Care is open! 
SOD Fee: $35 per student
7:50am - 3:20pm | Before and After Care is available at regular schedule and rates
Click here to register for SOD (closes TODAY September 16th)
____________________________________________________________
 
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

September 24th

September 15th

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st & 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
Contact Morgan Benton, Family Programs Manager, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30 Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
    • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 9/27-10/1 Spirit Week (Fun dress up days!)
      • 9/27 - Dress like your favorite animal or creature (selected by our 5th place winners Mme. Manon's French Kinder class) 
      • 9/28 - Dress like your favorite game: sports, video game, or board game (selected by our 4th place winners Ms. Julie's 2nd grade English class)
      • 9/29 - Pajama day (selected by our 3rd place winners Wang Laoshi's Kinder Mandarin class)
      • 9/30 - Dress like your favorite book or movie character (selected by 2nd place winners Yan Laoshi's 1st Grade Mandarin class)
      • 10/1 - Free dress day (selected by 1st place winners Srta. Julie's Spanish Class)
  •  
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
    • 11/22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School, but School's Out Day Childcare is available (see Family Programs)
    • 11/25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday No School and School's Out Day Childcare is unavailable
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 

What Safety Protocols Does AXIS use?

For new-to-AXIS families, you should know that we use the Safety Response Protocol from the iloveyouguys Foundation. This is a protocol we share with local law enforcement and CEC middle school. We have used this protocol for the past two years, and all staff received additional training on this protocol from the FCPD and Cpl. Keith Maynard before school began. This protocol gives us all a common language to communicate security needs. There are also tools to use to support families in speaking about school safety with your children (view the SRP for parents attached). If you are a parent with security experience, and you would be interested in joining our AXIS Safety committee, please email Kari, Head of School, [email protected] The SummitStone Community Crisis Center is available for mental health support at 970-494-4200. Here is a link to family resources relevant to stress and trauma:  www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/parents-caregivers

 

09/02/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
Today we are excited to premier our Back to School Night videos! You can view the AXIS leadership video, a 5-min video overview of partner language proficiency for families, and teacher videos here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/. Videos from our French teachers will be shared next week so we can include Madame Elsa who arrives in Fort Collins tomorrow afternoon. In addition to these videos we look forward to having Zoom meetings next week where families and grade level teachers can connect and address any additional questions. 
 
In the AXIS leadership video you will hear about a new addition to our daily dismissal/pick up procedures to help things safer and faster. On Tuesday we will begin to implement the Driveline system. Everything will stay the same for families, except that instead of your family name on your car tag you will display an assigned PIN number. Please check your child's take home folder tomorrow for an updated car tag and check your email as well to find your family's PIN. If you have not received an email by the end of the day Monday (check your spam), please email Chen Hong, Principal Fellow, at [email protected]. Thank you for your ongoing help in making our dismissal be as safe and efficient as possible.
 
At AXIS we ask families to complete an absence form when your child will be absent. You can complete the form here and it is always listed below in the Calendar section. www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/.
 
We hope you have had a nice week and are looking forward to a wonderful three-day weekend! AXIS will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. 
 
Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Check your child's take home folder for your family's new pick up PIN number. Please see the details above in the Head of School message. 
 
Back to School Night Details
Due to COVID our Back to School Night will be shifted to a virtual event. 
  • Teacher Video Premieres
    • These presentations will be presented by each AXIS teacher, and they will share important classroom and teacher-specific information. 
    • You can find the videos and additional details here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/
 
  • Back to School Teacher and Families Group Zoom Meetings by Grade Levels
    • After Labor Day teachers will host a group Zoom meeting for families by grade levels. This Zoom meeting is a time for teachers and families to interact and for additional questions to be answered.
    • After you watch the Back to School videos, you can also submit questions and find the Zoom links for the meetings below here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/ 
      • 9/8 Wednesday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Kindergarten and 1st grade
      • 9/9 Thursday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
      • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS 
 
Preschool
 
Before and After Care | Friday Early Release Care
 
Before Care Dropped off 7:00-7:45am
$5
After Care Picked up 3:20-4:00pm
$5
  Picked up 4:01-5:30pm Additional $10 ($15 total)
Friday Extended Care
(K - 5th ONLY)
Fridays, 1:30-3:10pm $5
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
 
 
School Out Days
School is closed Preschool - 5th Grade this coming Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
 
School is closed Friday, September 24th for Teacher Work Day. School Out Day Care is open! 
SOD Fee: $35 per student
7:50am - 3:20pm | Before and After Care is available at regular schedule and rates
Click here to register for SOD (closes September 15th)
 
___________________________________________________________________________________
 
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

September 24th

September 15th

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st & 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
Contact Morgan Benton, Family Programs Manager, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30.
    • Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
 
    • 9/2 Back to School Video Premiers
    • 9/6 Labor Day - No School and No Childcare
    • 9/8 Picture Day - Preschool - 5th Grade
    • 9/8 Wednesday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Kindergarten and 1st grade
    • 9/9 Thursday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
    • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
AXIS Enrich
 
Enrich Registration closes TODAY!
 
  • All classes are open to Preschool - 5th Graders (except PlayWell- K-5th only)
  • All classes run 3:25-4:25pm (except PlayWell- 3:25-4:55pm)
 
Schedule of Enrich classes:
Session 1: September 7th - October 7th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
    Ram-igo (Environment & Spanish)
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Session 2: October 19th - November 18th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
Karnos Kim Taekwondo   Karnos Kim Taekwondo
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Register your student directly through the vendor by clicking the link below:
 
 

Get Ready for School Popsicle Photos are here!

Check out the link above to see some fun photos from our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social last week. 

 
Communication with AXIS Staff and Teachers and AXIS Office Hours
  • All staff and teacher email addresses at this webpage:  Staff Directory | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
  • We encourage you to email both your child's K-5 English and Partner Language teachers when you email.
  • Preschool families email Ms. Megan or Ms. Ellen and Ms. Morgan (Family Programs Manager/Preschool Director).
  • Please email teachers to set up a time to connect outside of drop off and pick up hours:
    • 7:30-7:45am or after 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday-Friday. We want to connect with you outside of drop off and pick up as safety is our top priority!

The front office is closed to other requests during pick up and drop off times. The office is open before drop off 7:30-7:50am and after drop off 8:10-3:10pm and 3:30-4:00pm. You are always welcome to call the school 970 658-4199 or email [email protected] and we will return your call or email.

 
Pick Up and Drop Off (click here)
08/26/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
We have had an exciting week at AXIS! All of the students and teachers are getting into the routine and rhythm of the school year. We are so proud of them. Specials began yesterday, and it is awesome watching our students exploring and learning in Music, Art, and PE. We also received news that if flights all go as planned Madame Elsa will begin teaching at AXIS on September 7! Madame Anne and Elsa will co-teach French students that week to ensure a smooth transition. 
 
Due to the increase of COVID in our community we have made the decision to shift our Back to School Night to a virtual event. Videos will premiere on Thursday, September 2nd afterschool, and we will share the link via email and text when they are available. We will also offer families an opportunity to connect with teachers via Zoom through scheduled Back to School Teachers and Family Meetings organized by grade level. All the details for these events are outlined below in our School-wide News Section.
 
My best,
 
Kari Anne Calarco
Co-founder and Head of School
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Back to School Night Details
Due to COVID our Back to School Night will be shifted to a virtual event. 
  • Teacher Video Premieres
    • 9/2 Back to School Teacher Videos will premier and be posted on AXIS Website (link will be shared via email and text).
    • These presentations will be presented by each AXIS teacher, and they will share important classroom and teacher-specific information. 
  • Back to School Teacher and Families Group Zoom Meetings by Grade Levels
    • After Labor Day teachers will host a group Zoom meeting for families by grade levels. This Zoom meeting is a time for teachers and families to interact and for additional questions to be answered. Zoom links will be shared next week in the School-wide newsletter.
      • 9/8 Wednesday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Kindergarten and 1st grade
      • 9/9 Thursday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
      • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS 
 
Preschool
 
Before and After Care | Friday Early Release Care
 
Before Care Dropped off 7:00-7:45am
$5
After Care Picked up 3:20-4:00pm
$5
  Picked up 4:01-5:30pm Additional $10 ($15 total)
Friday Extended Care
(K - 5th ONLY)
Fridays, 1:30-3:10pm $5
 
Please complete the Registration Form if your family expects to need Before, After, or Early Release Care even once a week/month. No action is needed once your family registration form is submitted. 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
AXIS Enrich
 
Enrich Registration is open!
closes next Wednesday, September 1st
 
Hand-picked external organizations come in to provide extra curriculars to all AXIS students!
 
  • All classes are open to Preschool - 5th Graders (except PlayWell- K-5th only)
  • All classes run 3:25-4:25pm (except PlayWell- 3:25-4:55pm)
 
Schedule of Enrich classes:
Session 1: September 7th - October 7th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
    Ram-igo (Environment & Spanish)
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Session 2: October 19th - November 18th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
Karnos Kim Taekwondo   Karnos Kim Taekwondo
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Register your student directly through the vendor by clicking the link below:
 
 
School Out Days
 
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

September 24th

September 15th

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st & 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
 
Contact Morgan Benton, Family Programs Manager, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30.
    • Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
 
    • 9/2 Back to School Night - Evening time TBD 
    • 9/6 Labor Day - No School and No Childcare
    • 9/8 Picture Day - Preschool - 5th Grade
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 

Get Ready for School Popsicle Photos are here!

Check out the link above to see some fun photos from our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social last week. 

 

Preschool-5th Grade Specials Start Wednesday 08/25/21! Donation Opportunity for Art/STEAM Projects
Hello from the Art/STEAM teacher! I am Ms. Elisa and I teach Preschool Spanish and Art /STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math). Specials will start on Wednesday next week, and I am looking for some donations to help our beginning projects. Please use the Signup Genius link below to let me know if there is something you can donate or bring in. I would love to have all donations in by August 30th. You can send it with your child, drop it off after drop off ends (8:05), or drop it off before pick up begins (before 3:00). Thank you in advance! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4AA5AC23A5FA7-steam
 
Communication with AXIS Staff and Teachers and AXIS Office Hours
  • All staff and teacher email addresses at this webpage:  Staff Directory | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
  • We encourage you to email both your child's K-5 English and Partner Language teachers when you email.
  • Preschool families email Ms. Megan or Ms. Ellen and Ms. Morgan (Family Programs Manager/Preschool Director).
  • Please email teachers to set up a time to connect outside of drop off and pick up hours:
    • 7:30-7:45am or after 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday-Friday. We want to connect with you outside of drop off and pick up as safety is our top priority!

The front office is closed to other requests during pick up and drop off times. The office is open before drop off 7:30-7:50am and after drop off 8:10-3:10pm and 3:30-4:00pm. You are always welcome to call the school 970 658-4199 or email [email protected] and we will return your call or email.

 
Pick Up and Drop Off Notes (to view the map/visual click here):
  • There are two ONE WAY entry lanes into the AXIS parking lot from Silver Trails: 
    • Green door pick up is right/south lane. 
    • Yellow door pick up is in the left/north lane
      • Yellow door lane has only two lanes along the west side of the building:
        • 1) left outer lane is an exit lane 
        • 2) right inner lane is for both drop off/pick up and the lane to get to the Park and Walk lot.
        • You cannot cut in front of the Yellow Door lane line to get into the north parking lot (Park and Walk). You must wait in the yellow door line.
      • Please, for the safety of everyone, do not get out of your car unless you are parked in the Park and Walk north lot/ Blue Door.
        • If you need to get out the car to buckle your child in, you will need to park in the north lot and follow "Park and Walk" procedures. 
  • Please also remember to pull all the way forward to the cones in both the Green Door and Yellow Door lanes.
  • For Friday Extended Care, After Care and Before Care, please pick up at the Red door. 
 
"Park and Walk" Notes!
"Park and Walk" If you choose to "Park and Walk" your child to or from school, please note that the back/north parking lot hosts CEC's school drop off from 7:30-7:45am and CEC school pick up from 2:50-3:00pm. 

If you arrive before 7:50am or before 3:05pm and want to "Park and Walk", please park north of the school on Bronson Street as the lot will be closed for CEC use.

  • The Preschool Playground Gate/Blue Door for "Park and Walk" families will be open from:
  • Drop Off
    • 7:50-8:00 for K-5 families
    • 7:50-8:10 for Preschool families only.
  • Pick Up 
    • 3:10-3:20 for K-5 families
    • 3:05-3:20 for Preschool families only.

Please wear your Parent Badge. For pick up, check in with Morgan or Kari and then line up along the building.

 

Backpack tags 

Children in Preschool through 1st grade will have a backpack tag with their name, grade, and language (please leave these on). This will help all AXIS team members recognize students so we can get them to the right cars and families.

Free Lunch for all AXIS Students Through May 2022!
We are excited to announce that all AXIS students will receive free lunches from Colorado Early College's (CEC) delicious scratch made kitchen for the 2021-2022 school year! By default all students (preschool-5th grade) will receive these meals. If you do not want your child to receive this lunch, please opt-out by emailing [email protected]. It is important that all AXIS families still complete the Free and Reduced Lunch meal application as these applications help increase our state funding and grants that we can then give back to students.
 

COVID Decision Making 

Want to know the additional context and the information we considered when we made the mask wearing decision? You can read that here

 

COVID Protocols at AXIS

Layered COVID-19 mitigation practices at AXIS
CDC guidance mentions that the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19 is the application of a layered approach, meaning the implementation of multiple practices. We know these practices were helpful in preventing onsite student-to-student spread last school year. Here are the COVID mitigation practices that will be in place at AXIS:
  • Vaccinated staff - 100% of our employees voluntarily received the COVID vaccine. (We know vaccinated people can still spread COVID, but per LCDHE it is typically less likely and at a lower rate).
    • Please consider getting all your eligible family members vaccinated to help keep COVID out of our AXIS community and our kids learning onsite. 
  • No symptoms onsite - Staff and students with symptoms of any illness will not be onsite at AXIS. We will follow this Return to Learn Guidance. We will follow this guidance for quarantining. AXIS will not offer a full-time remote option, but if a quarantine does occur, we will offer a temporary remote learning option to any child or class in quarantine (not required).
  • Access to free, rapid testing onsite - If a staff or student develops symptoms while onsite, they will receive the option to take a rapid COVID test (only after parent/guardian consent is received via phone or email).  
  • Top notch ventilation and air filtration - Our building has Needlepoint Bi-polar Ionization HVAC technology to manage the risk of the spread of COVID -19, which deactivates the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and in the air of the entire school. 
  • Handwashing - Students and staff will wash hands at least three times a day: first thing in the morning, before lunch, and after recess.
  • Distancing -
  • Cohorting - Students will be cohorted (stay with their classes and not mix with other classes) for class, recess, and lunch times.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing - Increased, COVID-recommended cleaning and sanitizing protocols will continue and be performed by teachers throughout the day and by COVID-certified Total Facilities Care each night. A deep clean will be conducted weekly.
  • Outdoor space usage - PE will be held outside on the grassy field or court (weather permitting).
  • COVID transparency - Even though it is not required and other local schools and childcare centers will not share this information, AXIS will provide transparency regarding COVID cases at our webpage here: www.AXIScolorado.org/assessment/.
  • Universal Mask Wearing - All students will wear masks and vaccinated teachers will wear masks the majority of the time. Teachers may remove their mask temporarily when they are more than 6 feet from students and it is necessary for their lesson. 
  • Visitors - We look forward to having parents, volunteers, and guests back in our building and classrooms, but please note in August during the school day AXIS will be limiting classroom access to parents, volunteers, and guests during the school day until after Labor Day. This will allow our staff and students to develop a wonderful routine and rhythm, and allow us time to monitor community COVID incidence and protocol effectiveness. 
 
08/21/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 

This week has been fantastic! We are so delighted to have this school year off to a strong start. Today we have an exciting announcement to share regarding a new addition to our all star team.

 

ChenHong

New AXIS Administration Team Member    

Many of you know that over the past few years as school founders Jenny and I have been performing multiple, critical roles at AXIS. We are very excited to announce that we will be adding some administrative-level team members to AXIS this year. On Monday we welcome Chen Hong to our AXIS Team! Chen will be our Principal Fellow, and she will function as the Assistant Principal. Chen has nearly a decade of experience in language immersion: starting her career as an elementary Chinese immersion teacher, transitioning to an instructional coach to Chinese and Russian teachers, and for the past three years she has been the Assistant Principal of a Language Immersion Middle School School in the Denver metro area at GVA Northglenn, a great language immersion CSI charter school. Chen lives in the Fort Collins area, and she is looking forward to joining AXIS and enjoying a shorter commute so she can spend more time with her toddler-aged daughter. Welcome, Chen! 

 

Final Notes to Help Drop Off and Pick Up be Smoother and Safer (see map here)

Thank you all for doing your best to follow the drop off and pick up procedures. Getting over 200 kids out of the building safely in 15 minutes is no easy feat! As you can tell these procedures have gotten better every day as we all learn and work together. We know there are many details, and we need everyone to follow these procedures, as parking lot safety is critical. 

  • Please note that the Yellow Door lane has only two lanes along the west side of the building:
    • 1) left outer lane is an exit lane 
    • 2) right inner lane is for both drop off/pick up and the lane to get to the Park and Walk lot.
    • You cannot cut in front of the Yellow Door lane line to get into the north parking lot (Park and Walk). You must wait in the yellow door line.
  • Please, for the safety of everyone, do not get out of your car unless you are parked in the Park and Walk north lot.
    • Do not get out of your car in the Green Door lane or the Yellow Door lane. This is unsafe.
    • If you need to get out the car to buckle your child in, you will need to follow the "Park and Walk" procedures. 
  • Please also remember to pull all the way forward to the cones in both the Green Door and Yellow Door lanes.
  • For Friday Extended Care, After Care and Before Care, please pick up at the Red door. 
 
We are looking forward to week two!
 
My best,
 
Kari
 
 
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS

Get Ready for School Popsicle Photos are here!

Check out the link above to see some fun photos from our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social last week. 

Preschool-5th Grade Specials Start Wednesday 08/25/21! Donation Opportunity for Art/STEAM Projects
Hello from the Art/STEAM teacher! I am Ms. Elisa and I teach Preschool Spanish and Art /STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math). Specials will start on Wednesday next week, and I am looking for some donations to help our beginning projects. Please use the Signup Genius link below to let me know if there is something you can donate or bring in. I would love to have all donations in by August 30th. You can send it with your child, drop it off after drop off ends (8:05), or drop it off before pick up begins (before 3:00). Thank you in advance! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4AA5AC23A5FA7-steam
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS 
Did you know instead of contracting with an outside organization AXIS offers its own before care, after care, and Friday extended care as a service to our families? AXIS Family Programs includes AXIS Preschool, Before Care, After Care, K-5 Friday Extended Care (1:30-3:10, $5), and AXIS Enrich. You can read more about these programs on our website www.AXIScolorado.org under "Programs" or email our Family Programs Manager, Morgan Benton, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
  • K-5 School Hours Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10; Fridays 8:00-1:30.
    • Sign up for K-5 Extended Care on Fridays $5 1:30-3:10. 
    • Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
  • Preschool School Hours Monday-Friday 8:00-3:10pm
 
    • 9/2 Back to School Night - Evening time TBD 
    • 9/6 Labor Day - No School and No Childcare
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
 
Communication with AXIS Staff and Teachers and AXIS Office Hours
  • All staff and teacher email addresses at this webpage:  Staff Directory | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
  • We encourage you to email both your child's K-5 English and Partner Language teachers when you email.
  • Preschool families email Ms. Megan or Ms. Ellen and Ms. Morgan (Family Programs Manager/Preschool Director).
  • Please email teachers to set up a time to connect outside of drop off and pick up hours:
    • 7:30-7:45am or after 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday-Friday. We want to connect with you outside of drop off and pick up as safety is our top priority!

The front office is closed to other requests during pick up and drop off times. The office is open before drop off 7:30-7:50am and after drop off 8:10-3:10pm and 3:30-4:00pm. You are always welcome to call the school 970 658-4199 or email [email protected] and we will return your call or email.

 
Pick Up and Drop Off Notes (to view the map/visual click here):
  • There are two ONE WAY entry lanes into the AXIS parking lot from Silver Trails: 
    • Green door pick up is right/south lane. 
    • Yellow door pick up is in the left/north lane
      • Yellow door lane has only two lanes along the west side of the building:
        • 1) left outer lane is an exit lane 
        • 2) right inner lane is for both drop off/pick up and the lane to get to the Park and Walk lot.
        • You cannot cut in front of the Yellow Door lane line to get into the north parking lot (Park and Walk). You must wait in the yellow door line.
      • Please, for the safety of everyone, do not get out of your car unless you are parked in the Park and Walk north lot/ Blue Door.
        • If you need to get out the car to buckle your child in, you will need to park in the north lot and follow "Park and Walk" procedures. 
  • Please also remember to pull all the way forward to the cones in both the Green Door and Yellow Door lanes.
  • For Friday Extended Care, After Care and Before Care, please pick up at the Red door. 
 
"Park and Walk" Notes!
"Park and Walk" If you choose to "Park and Walk" your child to or from school, please note that the back/north parking lot hosts CEC's school drop off from 7:30-7:45am and CEC school pick up from 2:50-3:00pm. 

If you arrive before 7:50am or before 3:05pm and want to "Park and Walk", please park north of the school on Bronson Street as the lot will be closed for CEC use.

  • The Preschool Playground Gate/Blue Door for "Park and Walk" families will be open from:
  • Drop Off
    • 7:50-8:00 for K-5 families
    • 7:50-8:10 for Preschool families only.
  • Pick Up 
    • 3:10-3:20 for K-5 families
    • 3:05-3:20 for Preschool families only.

Please wear your Parent Badge. For pick up, check in with Morgan or Kari and then line up along the building.

 

Backpack tags 

Children in Preschool through 1st grade will have a backpack tag with their name, grade, and language (please leave these on). This will help all AXIS team members recognize students so we can get them to the right cars and families.

Free Lunch for all AXIS Students Through May 2022!
We are excited to announce that all AXIS students will receive free lunches from Colorado Early College's (CEC) delicious scratch made kitchen for the 2021-2022 school year! By default all students (preschool-5th grade) will receive these meals. If you do not want your child to receive this lunch, please opt-out by emailing [email protected]. It is important that all AXIS families still complete the Free and Reduced Lunch meal application as these applications help increase our state funding and grants that we can then give back to students.
 
Update on Madame Elsa (AXIS 1st Grade and 2nd/3rd Grade French Teacher)

As we shared a couple of weeks ago there is a slight delay in the arrival of Elsa Martin. We look forward to welcoming her to AXIS in September. Since she is unable to attend our Get Ready for School Social, she shared this fun video for our French families. Until Elsa arrives, Madame Anne will teach 1st and 2/3 French, and then Madame Anne will move to her English Intervention teacher role after Elsa arrives. 

 

COVID Decision Making 

Want to know the additional context and the information we considered when we made the mask wearing decision? You can read that here

 

COVID Protocols at AXIS

Layered COVID-19 mitigation practices at AXIS
CDC guidance mentions that the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19 is the application of a layered approach, meaning the implementation of multiple practices. We know these practices were helpful in preventing onsite student-to-student spread last school year. Here are the COVID mitigation practices that will be in place at AXIS:
  • Vaccinated staff - 100% of our employees voluntarily received the COVID vaccine. (We know vaccinated people can still spread COVID, but per LCDHE it is typically less likely and at a lower rate).
    • Please consider getting all your eligible family members vaccinated to help keep COVID out of our AXIS community and our kids learning onsite. 
  • No symptoms onsite - Staff and students with symptoms of any illness will not be onsite at AXIS. We will follow this Return to Learn Guidance. We will follow this guidance for quarantining. AXIS will not offer a full-time remote option, but if a quarantine does occur, we will offer a temporary remote learning option to any child or class in quarantine (not required).
  • Access to free, rapid testing onsite - If a staff or student develops symptoms while onsite, they will receive the option to take a rapid COVID test (only after parent/guardian consent is received via phone or email).  
  • Top notch ventilation and air filtration - Our building has Needlepoint Bi-polar Ionization HVAC technology to manage the risk of the spread of COVID -19, which deactivates the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and in the air of the entire school. 
  • Handwashing - Students and staff will wash hands at least three times a day: first thing in the morning, before lunch, and after recess.
  • Distancing -
  • Cohorting - Students will be cohorted (stay with their classes and not mix with other classes) for class, recess, and lunch times.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing - Increased, COVID-recommended cleaning and sanitizing protocols will continue and be performed by teachers throughout the day and by COVID-certified Total Facilities Care each night. A deep clean will be conducted weekly.
  • Outdoor space usage - PE will be held outside on the grassy field or court (weather permitting).
  • COVID transparency - Even though it is not required and other local schools and childcare centers will not share this information, AXIS will provide transparency regarding COVID cases at our webpage here: www.AXIScolorado.org/assessment/.
  • Universal Mask Wearing - All students will wear masks and vaccinated teachers will wear masks the majority of the time. Teachers may remove their mask temporarily when they are more than 6 feet from students and it is necessary for their lesson. 
  • Visitors - We look forward to having parents, volunteers, and guests back in our building and classrooms, but please note in August during the school day AXIS will be limiting classroom access to parents, volunteers, and guests during the school day until after Labor Day. This will allow our staff and students to develop a wonderful routine and rhythm, and allow us time to monitor community COVID incidence and protocol effectiveness. 
 
 
08/11/21 AXIS SUMMER NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message 
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 

We are so excited to see you tomorrow at our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social! The event will run 5:30-7:00pm. There will be no food at this event, please eat before or after you come. You can read more about this event below. 

 

COVID Decision Making 

I wanted to share additional context and the information we considered when we made the mask wearing decision announced Monday evening. You can read that here.

 

Update on Madame Elsa (AXIS 1st Grade and 2nd/3rd Grade French Teacher)

As we shared last week there is a slight delay in the arrival of Elsa Martin. We look forward to welcoming her to AXIS in September. Since she is unable to attend our Get Ready for School Social, she shared this fun video for our French families. Until Elsa arrives, Madame Anne will teach 1st and 2/3 French, and then Madame Anne will move to her English Intervention teacher role after Elsa arrives. 

 

Free Lunch for all AXIS Students Through May 2022!

We are excited to announce that all AXIS students will receive free lunches from Colorado Early College's (CEC) delicious scratch made kitchen for the 2021-2022 school year! By default all students (preschool-5th grade) will receive these meals. If you do not want your child to receive this lunch, please opt-out by emailing [email protected]. It is important that all AXIS families still complete the Free and Reduced Lunch meal application as these applications help increase our state funding and grants that we can then give back to students.
 

Get Ready for School Popsicle Social Event

This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet your child's English, Partner Language, and Specials (Art/STEAM, Music, and PE) teachers. You can also connect with Enrich organizations and you can sign up for Enrich activities and AXIS before and after care. It is okay to arrive late to this event.

  • Teachers will be in their classrooms sharing the same 12-minute mini-presentation four times.
  • You will have a chance to join a different teacher's presentation each 12-15 minute slot.
  • Kids will play the AXIS Passport Game!
    • They will receive a passport which includes activities they can complete, like meeting their partner language teacher.
    • After completing each activity, they will get a stamp or sticker.
    • Once they cover all the Passport squares they can turn it in for a popsicle!
 
Here's the event timeline:
  • 5:30-5:45 Arrival, check in and get packet, and visit information booths in gym.
  • 5:45-6:45 Attend 12-minute Teacher Presentations (as many as you'd like) or visit information booths in gym.
  • 6:45-7:00 Visit information booths in gym, popsicles and play outside.
 
We ask all AXIS families to wear masks indoors at this event. We will be distancing and classrooms will be capped at 20 people for the 12-minute teacher presentations. 
 
My best,
 
Kari
 

08/09/2021

Dear AXIS Community, 

Thank you for your patience and candidness as we took a pause and collected feedback from you, our stakeholders. The number of survey responses was extremely high, and we are glad we were able to hear from all of you on this issue. Some of you shared very personal stories about the challenges of this pandemic, and we appreciate your openness and trust in us.  

With any decision, we know there will be disappointment and relief. Thank you for sharing your empathy for us as we make this decision.  

  • Ultimately, our number one priority is to keep members of our AXIS community safe and healthy.   
  • Our second priority is to do everything we can to keep full-time, onsite learning available for all kids.  
 

Thank you to our families who openly shared the painful reality of what it is like to have a child, a baby, or another family member with a compromised immune system or respiratory challenge. I cannot imagine the daily worry you endure, and I know this is intensified amidst this pandemic. It is true that many of the vulnerable in our community have had the opportunity to get a vaccine, but this does not include all the vulnerable - the vulnerable who are under 12 years old in our AXIS family.  

Thank you to the families who told us how hard it was last year picking your child up in the middle of the school day because they had COVID symptoms, which turned out to be a cold. You had to miss work, endure loss of income, and deal with other consequences at work. We want to reduce the spread of all viruses the cold virus, flu, RSV and COVID so we can keep kids learning and teachers teaching onsite as much as possible.   

Masks are not ideal. They fog up our glasses, they hurt our ears, they hide our big smiles, and the list goes on. No one will miss wearing masks after this pandemic. Yet, if we are serious about our two greatest priorities, keeping our AXIS family healthy and learning/teaching onsite, we need to wear masks at this time.  

  • While Larimer County is in the elevated risk category, like it is now, we call on our AXIS community to wear masks indoors so we can protect the vulnerable in our AXIS family, and so we can keep kids learning and teachers teaching onsite at AXIS full time every day.  
  • Mask wearing will start Thursday at our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social.  
  • Masks will not be required outdoors.  
  • Teachers and staff will wear masks as the default, but when they are more than 6 feet at the front of the classroom, they will take their mask down if a lesson objective requires it.  
 

Our students wore masks last year, and in fact they did it well. We will continue to support them with it. Again, thank you for your feedback, empathy, and support, and we look forward to an awesome school year! 

Warmest regards, 

Kari and the AXIS Team 

09/02/21 AXIS NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
Today we are excited to premier our Back to School Night videos! You can view the AXIS leadership video, a 5-min video overview of partner language proficiency for families, and teacher videos here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/. Videos from our French teachers will be shared next week so we can include Madame Elsa who arrives in Fort Collins tomorrow afternoon. In addition to these videos we look forward to having Zoom meetings next week where families and grade level teachers can connect and address any additional questions. 
 
In the AXIS leadership video you will hear about a new addition to our daily dismissal/pick up procedures to help things safer and faster. On Tuesday we will begin to implement the Driveline system. Everything will stay the same for families, except that instead of your family name on your car tag you will display an assigned PIN number. Please check your child's take home folder tomorrow for an updated car tag and check your email as well to find your family's PIN. If you have not received an email by the end of the day Monday (check your spam), please email Chen Hong, Principal Fellow, at [email protected]. Thank you for your ongoing help in making our dismissal be as safe and efficient as possible.
 
At AXIS we ask families to complete an absence form when your child will be absent. You can complete the form here and it is always listed below in the Calendar section. www.AXIScolorado.org/absent/.
 
We hope you have had a nice week and are looking forward to a wonderful three-day weekend! AXIS will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. 
 
Our best,
 
Kari and the AXIS Team
 
  SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
 
Check your child's take home folder for your family's new pick up PIN number. Please see the details above in the Head of School message. 
 
Back to School Night Details
Due to COVID our Back to School Night will be shifted to a virtual event. 
  • Teacher Video Premieres
    • These presentations will be presented by each AXIS teacher, and they will share important classroom and teacher-specific information. 
    • You can find the videos and additional details here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/
 
  • Back to School Teacher and Families Group Zoom Meetings by Grade Levels
    • After Labor Day teachers will host a group Zoom meeting for families by grade levels. This Zoom meeting is a time for teachers and families to interact and for additional questions to be answered.
    • After you watch the Back to School videos, you can also submit questions and find the Zoom links for the meetings below here: www.AXIScolorado.org/videos/ 
      • 9/8 Wednesday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Kindergarten and 1st grade
      • 9/9 Thursday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
      • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
 
 AXIS FAMILY PROGRAMS 
 
Preschool
 
Before and After Care | Friday Early Release Care
 
Before Care Dropped off 7:00-7:45am
$5
After Care Picked up 3:20-4:00pm
$5
  Picked up 4:01-5:30pm Additional $10 ($15 total)
Friday Extended Care
(K - 5th ONLY)
Fridays, 1:30-3:10pm $5
 
*All students remaining at school after 3:20pm are automatically moved to After Care. Families will be charged the full rate based upon time of pick-up (see chart above)
 
 
 
School Out Days
School is closed Preschool - 5th Grade this coming Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
 
School is closed Friday, September 24th for Teacher Work Day. School Out Day Care is open! 
SOD Fee: $35 per student
7:50am - 3:20pm | Before and After Care is available at regular schedule and rates
Click here to register for SOD (closes September 15th)
 
___________________________________________________________________________________
 
Below are all dates that school is out, but care is still available to all AXIS Families, Preschool - 5th Grade.
 

SOD Date(s):

Last day to register:

September 24th

September 15th

October 14th & 15th

October 6th

November 22nd - 24th

November 10th

December 20th - 22nd & December 27th - 29th

December 8th

January 3rd

December 8th

January 17th

January 12th

February 21st & 22nd

February 9th

March 15th - 18th

March 2nd

 
SOD Registration opens two weeks before "Last Day to Register".
 
Contact Morgan Benton, Family Programs Manager, at [email protected]
 
 AXIS CALENDAR & UPCOMING DATES
Is your child going to be absent or miss school? Please complete our absent form here: www.AXISColorado.org/absent/.
 
 
School-Wide Hours
  • Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-3:10;
  • Fridays 8:00-1:30.
    • Preschool does not have early release Fridays.
 
    • 9/2 Back to School Video Premiers
    • 9/6 Labor Day - No School and No Childcare
    • 9/8 Picture Day - Preschool - 5th Grade
    • 9/8 Wednesday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Kindergarten and 1st grade
    • 9/9 Thursday 3:40-4:00 Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
    • 9/10 Friday 3:40-4:00 Picture Day & Back to School Night Zoom Meeting Teachers and Family Group Zoom Meeting Preschool and 4th Grade and 5th Grade
    • 9/15 AXIS SAC and Board Meeting
    • 9/24 Teacher Work Day - No School; Child Care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/11-10/13 Family Conferences Week Begins (Conferences before and after school)
    • 10/14 Family Conferences - No School for students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/15 Fall Break - No School for Teachers and Students; Child care available through AXIS School's Out Day
    • 10/28 AXIS Fall Festival (Time TBD)
 
   AXIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
 
 
   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS
AXIS Enrich
 
Enrich Registration closes TODAY!
 
  • All classes are open to Preschool - 5th Graders (except PlayWell- K-5th only)
  • All classes run 3:25-4:25pm (except PlayWell- 3:25-4:55pm)
 
Schedule of Enrich classes:
Session 1: September 7th - October 7th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
    Ram-igo (Environment & Spanish)
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Session 2: October 19th - November 18th (5 Weeks)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Amazing Athletes Family Balance Yoga Amazing Athletes
Karnos Kim Taekwondo   Karnos Kim Taekwondo
    PlayWell TEKnologies
 
Register your student directly through the vendor by clicking the link below:
 
 

Get Ready for School Popsicle Photos are here!

Check out the link above to see some fun photos from our Get Ready for School Popsicle Social last week. 

 
Communication with AXIS Staff and Teachers and AXIS Office Hours
  • All staff and teacher email addresses at this webpage:  Staff Directory | AXIS International Academy (axiscolorado.org) 
  • We encourage you to email both your child's K-5 English and Partner Language teachers when you email.
  • Preschool families email Ms. Megan or Ms. Ellen and Ms. Morgan (Family Programs Manager/Preschool Director).
  • Please email teachers to set up a time to connect outside of drop off and pick up hours:
    • 7:30-7:45am or after 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday-Friday. We want to connect with you outside of drop off and pick up as safety is our top priority!

The front office is closed to other requests during pick up and drop off times. The office is open before drop off 7:30-7:50am and after drop off 8:10-3:10pm and 3:30-4:00pm. You are always welcome to call the school 970 658-4199 or email [email protected] and we will return your call or email.

 
Pick Up and Drop Off (click here)
08/06/21 AXIS SUMMER NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
 
  • Head of School Message - Complete our COVID Family and Staff Survey - 3 questions <4 minutes see below!
  • AXIS School-wide Updates 
  • AXIS Family Programs (Before & After Care, Preschool, and Enrich)
  • Calendar and Important Dates (Preschool follows K-5 Calendar) 
  • Board of Directors (BOD) and K-5 School Accountability Committee (SAC)
  • In Case You Missed It
 
   HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE
 

Dear AXIS Families,

 
August is here! Our new-to-AXIS teachers have arrived onsite, and we began professional development yesterday. You can read more about them here, and also at this link you can also read an update regarding the arrival of Madame Elsa. We look forward to seeing you at our Get Ready for School Social next Thursday, August, 12, 5:30-7:00pm at AXIS. Also I wanted to thank the Beisman family for volunteering onsite at AXIS to help us get our building and classrooms ready for the school year. If you would like to help out too please email Morgan at [email protected]
 
Living, teaching, learning, and respecting differences amidst a pandemic
Please know I share this update in the utmost apolitical, neutral way possible with an open heart. Living, teaching, and learning amidst a pandemic is tough. We have all had to do things we wish we didn't have to do. For some people the pandemic has caused devastating effects, while others may have only experienced minor effects, and others having an experience somewhere in between. We acknowledge there are a variety of views on many issues related to the pandemic as our country and community work to balance community safety with individual choice. Every week we receive calls from parents asking us if we will wear masks, with some parents sharing their preference for masks, and some sharing their preference against masks. We all know this is a divisive issue. At AXIS we respect differences, and we encourage all to hold empathy and respect for one another and our differences. 
 
AXIS is a family-responsive school
As you know we are a family-responsive school. Last year, we listened to you, our families, and we heard your need for a choice of onsite and remote learning - and the ability to change your mind at any time. We offered this choice, and 40% of you chose to learn from home. We believe that our identity as a family-responsive school is one aspect that led to our strong family survey results:
  • 95% of our families responded they “strongly agree” or “agree” their child is receiving a quality education at AXIS. 
  • 91% of AXIS families responded that they are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their child's overall experience at AXIS. 
  • In the field of charter schools, 80% is considered an ambitious goal on these measures.  
 
We value you, your children, and your feedback. This year nearly all of AXIS families are ready for their children to be back onsite for in-person learning full-time, and in fact we ended last school year with 75% of our students back onsite. We also have a few families choosing our once a week, small cohort Home School program, and we are glad we can provide that option. 
 
We do have a few components of our COVID plan in which we are seeking your feedback, please read on. 
 
Layered COVID-19 mitigation practices at AXIS
CDC guidance mentions that the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19 is the application of a layered approach, meaning the implementation of multiple practices. We know these practices were helpful in preventing onsite student-to-student spread last school year. Here are the COVID mitigation practices that will be in place at AXIS:
  • Vaccinated staff - 100% of our employees voluntarily received the COVID vaccine. (We know vaccinated people can still spread COVID, but per LCDHE it is typically less likely and at a lower rate).
  • No symptoms onsite - Staff and students with symptoms of any illness will not be onsite at AXIS. We will follow this Return to Learn Guidance. We will follow this guidance for quarantining. AXIS will not offer a full-time remote option, but if a quarantine does occur, we will offer a temporary high-quality remote learning option to any child or class in quarantine (not required).
  • Access to free, rapid testing onsite - If a staff or student develops symptoms while onsite, they will receive the option to take a rapid COVID test (only after parent/guardian consent is received via phone or email).  
  • Top notch ventilation and air filtration - Our building has Needlepoint Bi-polar Ionization HVAC technology to manage the risk of the spread of COVID -19, which deactivates the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and in the air of the entire school. 
  • Handwashing - Students and staff will wash hands at least three times a day: first thing in the morning, before lunch, and after recess.
  • Distancing -
  • Cohorting - Students will be cohorted (stay with their classes and not mix with other classes) for class, recess, and lunch times.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing - Increased, COVID-recommended cleaning and sanitizing protocols will continue and be performed by teachers throughout the day and by COVID-certified Total Facilities Care each night. A deep clean will be conducted weekly.
  • Outdoor space usage - PE will be held outside on the grassy field or court (weather permitting).
  • COVID transparency - AXIS will provide transparency regarding COVID cases at our webpage here: www.AXIScolorado.org/assessment/.
  • Visitors - We look forward to having parents, volunteers, and guests back in