Welcome to the Rescue Frontier Virtual Academy Program

Welcome to the Rescue Frontier Virtual Academy Program
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Rescue Frontier Virtual Academy
 
RUSD Frontier: A Community of Innovative Pioneers!

RUSD Frontier: A Community of Innovative Pioneers!
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The history of our own community has been one that showcases the incredible spirit of those who settled in the area of Rescue and its surrounding foothills to forge and pioneer the way for generations to follow.  Now, so many years later we face our own frontier of responding to a changing world with innovation and courage while we hold steadfast to our goal of educating for the future together.
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Frontier Gazette! 
 
 

Frontier Gazette! 
 
 
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We are so proud of all of our Frontier students and their teachers! Please enjoy learning about what our students are up to in our monthly Frontier Gazette!
 
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Mrs. Bohren's Weekly News and Updates!
 
September 14-18th
 
Parent Advisory Committee Members: I am happy to announce the following group of parents who will be joining me monthly.   There is a representative from each of our 7 school sites:
 
Jenn Goodwin  - Green Valley Elementary                    
Kristine Teshima  - Lakeview Elementary             
Carrie Stafford - Lake Forest Elementary      
Lisa Rodriquez  - Lakeview Elementary             
Jason Pelletier  - Rescue Elemetnary                 
Elizabeth Gunderson - Marina Village Middle School
Erin Glancy -  Marina Village Middle School                 
Holly Smith   -Marina Village Middle School                  
Jennifer Bush - Marina Village Middle School   
Carolyn Helgoth-Pleasant Grove Middle School          
 
Emails: Our tech department has given all site principals the ability to include all Frontier parents from their school on school correspondence and updates!  We want all of our Frontier families and students to still remain connected and a part of their home school community!   If you are still not receiving updates from your home school, please reach out to the site secretary!
 
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Middle school conferences will be on September 24th and 25th.  Conferences will be by invite only. Teachers reached out this week to parents of students who they have concerns about with a conference time and zoom link on September 18th. 
 
Middle School Materials Pick-Up Date: September 30th at Pleasant Grove from  4-6pm.  All Frontier Middle School students will be receiving vocabulary workbooks on this date. 
 
4th-8th Grade: School Progress Reports:  4-8th grade school progress reports will be available on the Aeries Parent Portal on September 25th for 6-8th graders.  4th and 5th grade teachers will provide individual progress reports for students.
 
Attendance: Attendance on zooms is required.  Some students are sharing with teachers that they are missing zooms due to travel to different states, etc.  Please make every effort to take family vacations during normal school breaks .  School is in session and all students are expected to attend every day, just like in the traditional setting.  Teachers are not able to re-teach lessons missed due to these types of reasons and it will be considered an unexcused absence.  At the same time, technical difficulties due to power outages in our area, etc. are unavoidable and we understand that things may need to be adjusted during these instances.  
 
Instructional Materials:   1st graders have been waiting patiently for their English/Language Arts K12 kits-I just got word from Fuel ED that they will be delivered around 9/23-FINALLY!  All other back-ordered materials are expected to arrive by 9/29
 
STRIDE k-5: A new program will be available for all K-5 Frontier kiddos in early October.  This program is part of the K12 suite and is an adaptive intervention and enrichment online program  for ELA and math that is individualized based on student performance.  
 
Frontier "library": Student in the Frontier program are provided K12 books and readers, access to the online digital library called "Big Universe" and any teacher distributed books.  
 
School Pictures: Frontier students will have the opportunity to take their school pictures on three separate days at Ridgeview Park in El Dorado Hills.    Here is the registration link so you can sign up: https://iclickstudios.as.me/frontier .    On picture days, please plan to have your child take pictures and then keep socially distanced from all other students, etc.  Let's keep everyone safe!
 
School PTO Groups:
 
Jackson : https://www.jacksonedhpto.org
Lakeview: Lakevieweagles.org  &  Facebook.com/lakevieweagles
Rescue: https://www.facebook.com/RescueElementaryPtc/  &    https://rescueptc.com/
Lake Forest: https://www.lakeforestptc.org/
Green Valley: http://www.mygreenvalleyschool.com/PTO/Who-We-Are/index.html
Marina Village: https://www.marinavillagemiddleschool.org/
Pleasant Grove: http://www.pleasantgrovepumas.org/Parents/PTO/index.html
 
Hands for Hope: Come Learn How You Can Give Back to your Community!
Hands4Hope is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping unmet community needs in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties. Our Hands4Hope Marina Club has helped causes from Foothill Dog Rescue to Shriners Hospital for Children to homeless outreaches and many more. We host youth-led meetings to plan projects as a club and decide together who we want to help! Our club is a great place to make friends while earning community service hours.

Join us for our informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday 9/23 at 3:30 PM.
RSVP   by 9/21 to get the meeting link, cut and paste this url:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFebdjoivj2vxfMRJJ_AbdV7xl2u2-O4DaJG_SqhRqluOh4g/viewform

To learn more about Hands4Hope visit https://www.hands4hopeyouth.org/

We look forward to meeting you!
The Hands4Hope Marina Club Leadership Team
Kai,Taylor,Jack and Evan
 
 
 

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September 8-11
 
Frontier Website 
This will be our central meeting point to find out about Frontier updates, points of contact, and a cool spot to showcase our awesome Frontier students and their virtual learning experiences!   
 
Emails to you From Multiple School Sites: Confusing!
We know that has been really confusing getting emails from multiple school sites! Our technology department is working hard to remedy this challenge in the days to come-work in progress!  We are trying to enable you to receive emails from your school of residence as well as from Frontier so you will be able to stay connected!
 
New Frontier Gazette!
Monthly newspaper highlighting Frontier students!  We love our Frontier pioneers!  The Gazette will be sent via email and posted on the Frontier Website at the start of each month!
 
Parent Advisory Group:
Many parents graciously signed up to be on the advisory group for Frontier.  In order to keep the size of the group at an appropriate level, a random selection process was used to create a representative group of parents from the grade level spans and special education.  Selected parents were notified earlier this week. 
 
School Pictures:
-Registration for pictures was sent out last week. Pictures will be taken at Ridgeview Park in El Dorado Hills for all Frontier students.  Registration is required.   Miss the email?  Here is the link to register: https://iclickstudios.as.me/frontier 
 
-Unfortunately, this year due to Covid there will be no class pictures, just individual student pictures.
 
-Once you click on the link, you will be asked to select the date, time, teacher and enter student information.  If you have multiple students, you only need to register once!  For middle schoolers, you can just enter your child's English teacher as the teacher!
 
Will Frontier have a yearbook?  
I am working with ICLICK to have students included in their school of residence yearbook. For example, if your student is normally a Lake Forest student, I am trying my best to ensure he/she is included in the Lake Forest yearbook.  I can’t provide a 100% confirmation on this, but wanted to let you know I am making every attempt to have our Frontier students included in their school’s yearbook!
                                                                           --------MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY ZONE!--------
         
Middle School Materials  
All middle school students should now have picked up their school textbooks and student planners.  If you were unable to pick up materials in early September, materials can be picked up anytime during school hours from Pleasant Grove Middle School front office.  
 
Middle School Day: Students should remember that the school day is from 8:30 to 2:30. Most of the assigned work in the morning should be completed from 11:30 to 2:30 since teachers are available to provide assistance and support during this time. Please utilize teacher office hours for questions and support!
 
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Middle school conferences will be on September 24th and 25th.  Conferences will be by invite only. Teachers will be reaching out to parents of students who they have concerns about with a conference time and zoom link on September 18th.      
 
Middle School Week at a Glance: All middle school teachers will be providing “ A Week at a Glance” for both students and parents to be more equipped to plan ahead for the week.  These will be available on Google Classroom at the start of each week.  Please ask your child for their Google Class login credentials so you can see what they see!  This is the best way for parents to stay tuned to daily assignments and happenings in each classroom is by using their student’s login credentials.  Parents are able to sign up for weekly updates on student’s progress but this only provides minimal access.  Please help your student by logging in and reviewing their daily work with them.  Many parents are using a large white dry erase board to help students keep track of assignments. 
 
Student Daily Planners: All students were provided a daily planner last week. Every teacher is giving students time to write their assignments in their planner.  Please check to make sure your student is completing this task so they can stay organized!
 
Consistent Due Date Time:  All middle school students are encouraged to complete assignments within the 8:30-2:30 school day.  We encourage students to do the majority of their assignments independently during the 11:30-2:30 time span so that teachers can assist students.  However, we also understand that students may need additional time and that some parents who may be working during the day and may want to review their child’s work in the evening.  All teachers now have the consistent due date time of 9:00p.m. Students need to submit work by 9:00p.m. in order for the assignments to be considered on time.

Jupiter Grades: Parents are strongly encouraged to check Jupiter grades daily.  Some students currently are not completing all assignments and need more support at home to ensure work is getting completed on time.  If you have any questions regarding accessing Jupiter grades, please contact any of your student’s teachers. 

Late Assignments: Students who do not submit work by the due date and 9pm deadline, will receive up to 50% on assignments that are turned in late.  Late work will only be accepted up to one week past the due date.  
 
Attendance and Tardiness: Some students are arriving late to zooms and some students are not attending all zooms.  This Fall is very different from Distance Learning in Spring and all students are adjusting to the increased rigor of our current distance learning program.  Students who do not attend zooms regularly and are missing zooms, will be marked as absent and will be forwarded to the EDCOE School Attendance Review Board for further action.
 
 
 
Amy Bohren 
Frontier Virtual Academy
English Learner Coordinator
Student Support Services
Rescue Union School District
 

 

 
 
Mrs. Bohren's Weekly News and Updates!
 
September 14-18th
 
Parent Advisory Committee Members: I am happy to announce the following group of parents who will be joining me monthly.   There is a representative from each of our 7 school sites:
 
Jenn Goodwin  - Green Valley Elementary                    
Kristine Teshima  - Lakeview Elementary             
Carrie Stafford - Lake Forest Elementary      
Lisa Rodriquez  - Lakeview Elementary             
Jason Pelletier  - Rescue Elemetnary                 
Elizabeth Gunderson - Marina Village Middle School
Erin Glancy -  Marina Village Middle School                 
Holly Smith   -Marina Village Middle School                  
Jennifer Bush - Marina Village Middle School   
Carolyn Helgoth-Pleasant Grove Middle School          
 
Emails: Our tech department has given all site principals the ability to include all Frontier parents from their school on school correspondence and updates!  We want all of our Frontier families and students to still remain connected and a part of their home school community!   If you are still not receiving updates from your home school, please reach out to the site secretary!
 
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Middle school conferences will be on September 24th and 25th.  Conferences will be by invite only. Teachers reached out this week to parents of students who they have concerns about with a conference time and zoom link on September 18th. 
 
Middle School Materials Pick-Up Date: September 30th at Pleasant Grove from  4-6pm.  All Frontier Middle School students will be receiving vocabulary workbooks on this date. 
 
4th-8th Grade: School Progress Reports:  4-8th grade school progress reports will be available on the Aeries Parent Portal on September 25th for 6-8th graders.  4th and 5th grade teachers will provide individual progress reports for students.
 
Attendance: Attendance on zooms is required.  Some students are sharing with teachers that they are missing zooms due to travel to different states, etc.  Please make every effort to take family vacations during normal school breaks .  School is in session and all students are expected to attend every day, just like in the traditional setting.  Teachers are not able to re-teach lessons missed due to these types of reasons and it will be considered an unexcused absence.  At the same time, technical difficulties due to power outages in our area, etc. are unavoidable and we understand that things may need to be adjusted during these instances.  
 
Instructional Materials:   1st graders have been waiting patiently for their English/Language Arts K12 kits-I just got word from Fuel ED that they will be delivered around 9/23-FINALLY!  All other back-ordered materials are expected to arrive by 9/29
 
STRIDE k-5: A new program will be available for all K-5 Frontier kiddos in early October.  This program is part of the K12 suite and is an adaptive intervention and enrichment online program  for ELA and math that is individualized based on student performance.  
 
Frontier "library": Student in the Frontier program are provided K12 books and readers, access to the online digital library called "Big Universe" and any teacher distributed books.  
 
School Pictures: Frontier students will have the opportunity to take their school pictures on three separate days at Ridgeview Park in El Dorado Hills.    Here is the registration link so you can sign up: https://iclickstudios.as.me/frontier .    On picture days, please plan to have your child take pictures and then keep socially distanced from all other students, etc.  Let's keep everyone safe!
 
School PTO Groups:
 
Jackson : https://www.jacksonedhpto.org
Lakeview: Lakevieweagles.org  &  Facebook.com/lakevieweagles
Rescue: https://www.facebook.com/RescueElementaryPtc/  &    https://rescueptc.com/
Lake Forest: https://www.lakeforestptc.org/
Green Valley: http://www.mygreenvalleyschool.com/PTO/Who-We-Are/index.html
Marina Village: https://www.marinavillagemiddleschool.org/
Pleasant Grove: http://www.pleasantgrovepumas.org/Parents/PTO/index.html
 
Hands for Hope: Come Learn How You Can Give Back to your Community!
Hands4Hope is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping unmet community needs in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties. Our Hands4Hope Marina Club has helped causes from Foothill Dog Rescue to Shriners Hospital for Children to homeless outreaches and many more. We host youth-led meetings to plan projects as a club and decide together who we want to help! Our club is a great place to make friends while earning community service hours.

Join us for our informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday 9/23 at 3:30 PM.
RSVP   by 9/21 to get the meeting link, cut and paste this url:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFebdjoivj2vxfMRJJ_AbdV7xl2u2-O4DaJG_SqhRqluOh4g/viewform

To learn more about Hands4Hope visit https://www.hands4hopeyouth.org/

We look forward to meeting you!
The Hands4Hope Marina Club Leadership Team
Kai,Taylor,Jack and Evan
 
 
 

 -----------------------------------------
September 8-11
 
Frontier Website 
This will be our central meeting point to find out about Frontier updates, points of contact, and a cool spot to showcase our awesome Frontier students and their virtual learning experiences!   
 
Emails to you From Multiple School Sites: Confusing!
We know that has been really confusing getting emails from multiple school sites! Our technology department is working hard to remedy this challenge in the days to come-work in progress!  We are trying to enable you to receive emails from your school of residence as well as from Frontier so you will be able to stay connected!
 
New Frontier Gazette!
Monthly newspaper highlighting Frontier students!  We love our Frontier pioneers!  The Gazette will be sent via email and posted on the Frontier Website at the start of each month!
 
Parent Advisory Group:
Many parents graciously signed up to be on the advisory group for Frontier.  In order to keep the size of the group at an appropriate level, a random selection process was used to create a representative group of parents from the grade level spans and special education.  Selected parents were notified earlier this week. 
 
School Pictures:
-Registration for pictures was sent out last week. Pictures will be taken at Ridgeview Park in El Dorado Hills for all Frontier students.  Registration is required.   Miss the email?  Here is the link to register: https://iclickstudios.as.me/frontier 
 
-Unfortunately, this year due to Covid there will be no class pictures, just individual student pictures.
 
-Once you click on the link, you will be asked to select the date, time, teacher and enter student information.  If you have multiple students, you only need to register once!  For middle schoolers, you can just enter your child's English teacher as the teacher!
 
Will Frontier have a yearbook?  
I am working with ICLICK to have students included in their school of residence yearbook. For example, if your student is normally a Lake Forest student, I am trying my best to ensure he/she is included in the Lake Forest yearbook.  I can’t provide a 100% confirmation on this, but wanted to let you know I am making every attempt to have our Frontier students included in their school’s yearbook!
                                                                           --------MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY ZONE!--------
         
Middle School Materials  
All middle school students should now have picked up their school textbooks and student planners.  If you were unable to pick up materials in early September, materials can be picked up anytime during school hours from Pleasant Grove Middle School front office.  
 
Middle School Day: Students should remember that the school day is from 8:30 to 2:30. Most of the assigned work in the morning should be completed from 11:30 to 2:30 since teachers are available to provide assistance and support during this time. Please utilize teacher office hours for questions and support!
 
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Middle school conferences will be on September 24th and 25th.  Conferences will be by invite only. Teachers will be reaching out to parents of students who they have concerns about with a conference time and zoom link on September 18th.      
 
Middle School Week at a Glance: All middle school teachers will be providing “ A Week at a Glance” for both students and parents to be more equipped to plan ahead for the week.  These will be available on Google Classroom at the start of each week.  Please ask your child for their Google Class login credentials so you can see what they see!  This is the best way for parents to stay tuned to daily assignments and happenings in each classroom is by using their student’s login credentials.  Parents are able to sign up for weekly updates on student’s progress but this only provides minimal access.  Please help your student by logging in and reviewing their daily work with them.  Many parents are using a large white dry erase board to help students keep track of assignments. 
 
Student Daily Planners: All students were provided a daily planner last week. Every teacher is giving students time to write their assignments in their planner.  Please check to make sure your student is completing this task so they can stay organized!
 
Consistent Due Date Time:  All middle school students are encouraged to complete assignments within the 8:30-2:30 school day.  We encourage students to do the majority of their assignments independently during the 11:30-2:30 time span so that teachers can assist students.  However, we also understand that students may need additional time and that some parents who may be working during the day and may want to review their child’s work in the evening.  All teachers now have the consistent due date time of 9:00p.m. Students need to submit work by 9:00p.m. in order for the assignments to be considered on time.

Jupiter Grades: Parents are strongly encouraged to check Jupiter grades daily.  Some students currently are not completing all assignments and need more support at home to ensure work is getting completed on time.  If you have any questions regarding accessing Jupiter grades, please contact any of your student’s teachers. 

Late Assignments: Students who do not submit work by the due date and 9pm deadline, will receive up to 50% on assignments that are turned in late.  Late work will only be accepted up to one week past the due date.  
 
Attendance and Tardiness: Some students are arriving late to zooms and some students are not attending all zooms.  This Fall is very different from Distance Learning in Spring and all students are adjusting to the increased rigor of our current distance learning program.  Students who do not attend zooms regularly and are missing zooms, will be marked as absent and will be forwarded to the EDCOE School Attendance Review Board for further action.
 
 
 
Amy Bohren 
Frontier Virtual Academy
English Learner Coordinator
Student Support Services
Rescue Union School District
 

 
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