Walatowa High Charter School

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I hope that you are all doing well. This notification is to clarify what we will be doing for the remainder of the year as we implement our Continuous Learning Plan. The goal of the Walatowa High Charter School (WHCS) is to maintain continuation, connection, and support. WHCS is aware of the many factors that may impact how learning occurs, and that there will be many issues that impact what is possible and what is not. WHCS faculty and staff will work with the students and parents to create educational plans for success. The following is the schedule that we hope works for all WHCS students. WHCS Faculty will be on their e-mails during this time to guide you through any questions.

WHCS Continuous Learning Plan 2019 - 2020

WHCS Academic Goals, Grades and Expectations We have followed the New Mexico Public Education Department’s time limits for daily learning. Courses will now focus on essential lessons, so that the scholars can continue to build on this year and be prepared for next year. Rather than simply utilizing a Pass/Fail model we still want to challenge and reward our student’s commitment to their educational outcomes. Therefore we will utilize an additional 10 point (daily) scale. The breakdown is as follows:

10 points will be earned by attending class and extra effort/quality. We prefer that the students meet at the scheduled time. If a class is missed (due to scheduling/home/social-emotional concerns, religious/traditional responsibilities), the student can do a check-in during the instructor internet hours to make a plan for making up the lesson. This will still count for the 10 points, but is only to be used as needed, not as a routine. This allows flexibility and accommodations based on what they can do in a given daily context.

Assignments: Assignments must be completed. Each WHCS Instructor will provide directions as to how they want your student to turn in assignments. Please check your e-mail, google classroom and/or directions on hard copy packets.

Fridays Tutoring Support: Will help your student be successful. The goals are academic progress, connection and collaboration between WHCS Faculty and Students. Please check in with the WHCS Instructors if you miss an activity/assignment.

Attendance: WHCS Instructors will take attendance on a daily basis, and we hope that you can be in your Google Class Room during the scheduled time. If you cannot make the scheduled session, please check in with your instructor when you are able. Contact: We know how difficult this time is, but we want you to know that you can rely on WHCS faculty and staff to provide support, encouragement, and connection with everyone in our WHCS Family. If you have any questions, concerns, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at awilkinson@walatowahcs.org. I hope that our WHCS Continuous Learning Plan will lessen some of the uncertainty and loss of our daily student and staff interaction. Take care and let us know what else we can do. We will see you soon. Thank you, Dr. Arrow Wilkinson, WHCS Executive Director

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First of all, I am hoping you and your families are doing well and are safe from all the risks. Soon, everything will be back to normal.  I know this wasn't the year that we had planned for, but we will make the most out of what we have and try something new together.

The entire WHCS faculty and staff have been working hard to adapt and I know they look forward to seeing you again. These are trying times and we want you to continue learning. We also know that this can be a stressful time as you try to make sense of something that none of us has ever experienced before. Do your best with the assignments we have set up.

Regarding the next few weeks of school, we will try to make it as smooth and productive as possible and try to keep a routine where students can work on their lessons.

WHCS Faculty and staff have distributed workbooks and packets to our WHCS students. In addition, WHCS is also providing a google classroom for students and parents:

Walatowa High Charter School. Google Classroom Code:  72pzfvl

Each student will have to accept the google classroom invitation to receive their school assignments.

In addition, the Pueblo of Jemez Tribal Education Department will be providing additional academic, employment and scholarship notifications. Also, JHHS Representatives are able to provide counseling services as needed. 

WHCS students can reach their WHCS Instructors, POJ Education Department and JHHS Representative via the following email addresses:

Dr. Kristina Kommander-Salazar :                  kkomander@walatowahcs.org

Troy Meek:                                                         tmeek@walatowahcs.org

Ron Krueger:                                                     rkrueger@walatowahcs.org

Forest Becker:                                                   fbecker@walatowahcs.org

Margarita Riley:                                                mriley@walatowahcs.org

Francine Garcia:                                                fgarcia@walatowahcs.org

Carla Gachupin                                                 cgachupin@walatowahcs.org

POJ Education Department

Kevin Shendo-POJ Ed. Dept. Director:           shendo@jemezpueblo.org

Terin Villa:                                                           Teran.Villa@jemezpueblo.org

JHHS Representative

Eleni Fredlund:                                                  eleni@fredlund.net

Educational Resources:                                  KHAN Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/

As this is a whole new process for all of us, be patient, flexible and work together to make this transition successful. Please ensure that your WHCS student has provided an email address to the school. Do not hesitate in to contact me at awilkinson@walatowahcs.org  and I will be more than glad to assist you.

Thank you for your support.

Dr. Arrow Wilkinson

WHCS Executive Director

 

Announcement: 3/25/2020

To access Virtual/Online Classrooms EACH STUDENT MUST CREATE A GMAIL ACCOUNT. Students/Parents please forward the gmail accounts to cgachupin@walatowahcs.org.  Thank-you.