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CTA Parent Association Donates $3,000 to Gymnasium Fund!

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The CTA Parent Association of 2013-14, under the leadership of April Hirsch and Amy Miner, donated $3,000 toward the CTA Gymnasium Fund. Mrs. Hirsch and Mrs. Miner are pictured with members of the 2014-15 Parent Association, Jen Fulkerson, Audrey Hoops, and Shannon Maier.

 

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Revised School Hours effective September 8, 2014

Start / Dismissal

Grades K-5: 7:50am /2:55 pm

Grades 6-12: 7:45 am / 3:06 pm

FlexTrac Grades 9-12

Session A (7:45am – 12:40pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

Session B (9:51am – 2:45pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

Dismissal Schedule for Early Release Days

Grades K-5: 12:55 pm

Grades 6-12: 1:00 pm

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-15

 

Mr. Andrew J. Willis – President

Mr. Kyle Bohl – Vice President

Mr. Stephen W. Phelps – Secretary

Mr. Shane Courbier – Treasurer

Mr. Eugene Burley 

Mr. Wallace Murphy 

Mr. Michael Tawney 

 

Board of Directors Regular Meeting Dates 2014-15

(Meetings are open to the public and are held at 3:30 pm in Room 302 of the CTA Administration Building)

August 13, 2014

September 24, 2014

October 15, 2014

November 19, 2014

January 21, 2015

February 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 20, 2015

June 17, 2015 (Organizational Meeting @ 3:30 pm; Regular Meeting @ 3:50 pm)

 

 

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CTA Calendar

 

 

September 18 Cross Country Fremont Invite

 

September 19 Picture Day – all grades

 

September 19 Grades 6-8 Back to School Kickoff for Parents and Students of Middle School – 6-9 pm

 

September 26 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

September 27 Cross Country Allendale Invite – 8:30 am

 

October 10 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 10 Cross Country – Montabella HS – 4 pm

 

October 18 Cross Country – Michigan Class “D” State Championship

October 18 1st Annual Harvest Festival – 3-6 pm (PA sponsored)

October 18 Harvest Festival Dance – 6-9 pm

 

October 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences  (required of all students and parents)

October 23 Wall of Honor Recognition – 2 pm – CTA Auditorium

 

October 24 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6:30 pm

 

October 30 Cross Country Banquet and Awards – 6 pm

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Important Dates

K-12 Orientation and Open House - Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 PM – 8 PM

 

FlexTrac ORIENTATION - Thursday, August 21, 6 PM

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY

SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15 

175 SCHOOL DAYS

 

Grades K-5: 7:50am – 3:11 pm/Grades 6-12: 7:45 am – 3:06 pm

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: Session A (7:45am – 12:40pm + 2 self-scheduled hours) OR Session B (9:51am – 2:45pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

 

August 21 FlexTrac Only Parent/Student Orientation – 6 PM

August 26 Traditional Orientation & Open House (K-12) – 5:30 – 8:00 PM

September 2 First Day of School

September 12 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

September 26 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 10 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

October 24 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

November 7 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

November 14 End of 1st Trimester (54 days)

November 21 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

November 26-28 No School for Students and Staff – Thanksgiving Break

December 12 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

December 19 Last Day before Winter break

December 22-Jan 2 No School for Students and Staff – Winter Break

January 5 Classes Resume

January 13-15 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

January 16 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

January 30 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 13 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 16-17 No School for Students and Staff – Mid-Winter Break

February 27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 27 End of 2nd trimester (60 days)

March 13 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

March 27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

 

April 3 No School for Students and Staff (possible weather make up day)

April 6-10 No School for Students and Staff – Spring Break

April 17 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

April 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

April 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

May 1 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

May 15 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

May 22 No School for Students and Staff (possible weather make up day)

May 25 No School for Students and Staff – Memorial Recess

May 29 Graduation – 7 pm

June 3-4 High School Exams

June 4 Last Day of School – End of 3rd Trimester (61 days)

June 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Possible make up days for inclement weather

 

NOTICE OF OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2015-16:  

JANUARY 15, 2015 – FEBRUARY 15, 2015

 

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PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

Creative Technologies Academy

Annual Public Notices

PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

 

The Creative Technologies Academy’s Board Policy Manual contains the following policy which is applicable to all Title I schools. CTA does NOT receive Title I funds, nevertheless it adheres to the following policy:

 

In accordance with the requirement of Section 1111 of Title I, for each school receiving Title I funds, the School Leader shall make sure that all parents of students in that school are notified that they may request, and the Academy will provide the following information on the student’s classroom teachers:

A. whether the teacher(s) have met the State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas they are teaching;

B. whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status in which the State requirements have been waived;

C. the undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certificates for any graduate degrees earned;

D. the qualifications of any paraprofessionals providing services to their child(ren);

 

In addition, the parents shall be provided:

E. information on the level of achievement of their child(ren) on the required State academic assessments;

F. timely notice if the student is assigned to a teacher who is not “highly qualified” as required, or if the student is taught for more than four (4) weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

 

The notices and information shall be provided in an understandable format, and to the extent possible, in a language the parent(s) understand.

 

INSTRUCTIONS MATERIALS — RIGHT TO INSPECT

 

Parents have the right to inspect any instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum for their student. Instructional material means instructional content, regardless of format, that is provided to the student, including printed or representational materials, audiovisual materials, and materials available in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet.) Instructional material does not include academic tests or academic assessments.

 

August 1, 2014

 

 

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Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan

Creative Technologies Academy

Annual Public Notice

Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan

 

In accordance with Michigan Regulation 637, the following policy and plan has been adopted at:

 

Creative Technologies Academy

350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs, Michigan  49319

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires that the Academy use the least hazardous methods first (fly swatters, vacuuming, housekeeping practices, elimination of insect/rodent food, harborage of entry points, etc.) to remove pests from the school environment before resorting to chemical treatment.

 

Only professional licenses individuals shall be allowed to apply commercial grade pesticides or herbicides and proper advance notification of application(s) shall be given.  No area(s) shall be treated while occupied by staff or students

 

Notice of this service shall be published to all parents, guardians or students, and staff.  In case of emergency, limited use of pesticides or herbicides is permitted without advance notice.

 

This universal sign shall be posted for 48 hours after commercial application of pesticides or herbicides is made, or for an appropriate period of time as recommended by the licensed professional.

 

Pesticides In Use

 

Rodent or pest sightings shall be reported to the school office and shall be recorded in the IPM Log Book.  The licensed person providing the pest control service shall review this list prior to providing treatment within or outside the building.

 

 

Board Adopted:  August 9, 2001

Board Recorder: Lexie K. Coxon

 

August 1, 2014

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Asbestos Management Plan

Creative Technologies Academy

Annual Public Notice

Asbestos Management Plan

 

The Asbestos Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all schools to have an “Asbestos Management Plan” and to make that plan available to all concerned parties.  Creative Technologies Academy, an asbestos free school, hereby notifies all parents, building occupants, and the parent association that the Asbestos Management Plan for all buildings under the jurisdiction of this local education agency is available in the principal’s office of Creative Technologies Academy located at 350 Pine Street in Cedar Springs Michigan.

 

This notification is to advise all concerned parties that the Asbestos Management Plan required under the AHERA is available for review upon request.  The plans can be viewed by any person during normal business hours. Those interested in reviewing the Asbestos Management Plan can inquire about the hours and times that the plans are available by contacting Mr. Dan Clark, Director of Energy and Maintenance, or the School Leader at 616-696-4905.

 

Creative Technologies Academy has followed all of the laws pertaining to asbestos in schools for the state of Michigan.  Based on the findings, there is no asbestos on the CTA campus.  Steps have been taken for a permanent exemption because there is no asbestos to monitor or remove.

 

August 1, 2014

 

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Volunteer Appreciation

CTA-Volunteers

Volunteers were honored at CTA’s town hall meeting on April 28th for all of their great work they have done this year.

 

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