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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2015-16 — 175 SCHOOL DAYS

 

Grades K-5: 8:00am – 3:00 pm 

Grades 6-12: 7:45 am – 2:45 pm

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: (7:45 am – 2:45 pm including 2 self-scheduled hours) 

 

Aug. 26 New Teacher Orientation 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Aug. 31 Teacher PD day – 8 hours – 8 AM –  4 PM

Sept. 1 Employee Orientation 12:30-3:30 PM

Sept. 1 Traditional Orientation & Open House (K-12) – 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Sept. 2 Teacher PD day – 8 hours – 8 AM – 4 PM

Sept. 3 Teacher PD day – 8 hours – 8 AM – 4 PM

Sept. 8 First Day of School

Sept. 25 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Oct. 9 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Oct. 19 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6 PM

Oct. 19-22 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

Oct. 23 Student Early Release – PD Data Teams (2 hours)

 

Nov. 6 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Nov. 20 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Nov. 24 End of 1st Trimester (56 days)

Nov. 25 No School for Students and Staff 26-27 No School for Students and Staff – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 4 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Dec. 18 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Dec. 18 Last Day before Winter break

Dec. 21-No School for Students and Staff – Jan 1 Winter Break

Jan. 4 Classes Resume

Jan. 15 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Jan. 25-28 High School Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all High School students and parents)

Jan. 29 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

Feb. 12 Student Early Release – PD (2 hours)

Feb. 15-16  No School for Students and Staff – Mid-Winter Break

Feb.26 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

March 11 End of 2nd trimester (63 days)

March 11 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

March 25 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

April 1 No School for Students and Staff  (possible weather  make up day)

April 4-8 No School for Students and Staff – Spring Break

April 15 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

April 29 Student Early Release – PD Data Teams (2 hours)

May 9 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6 PM

May 9-12 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

May 13 Student Early Release – PLC (2 hours)

May 27 No School for Students and Staff (possible weather make up day)

30 No School for Students and Staff – May Memorial Recess

June 9 Last Day of School – End of 3rd Trimester (56 days)

June 10 Teacher Work Day

June 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Possible make up days for inclement weather

NOTICE OF OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2016-17:  

JANUARY 15, 2016 – FEBRUARY 15, 2016

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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.

Affirmed by the Board of Directors, August 12, 2015

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.

Affirmed by the Board of Directors, August 12, 2015

 

 

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 

Reaffirmed by the Board of Directors, August 12, 2015

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Physical Fitness Awards

CSPS-6th-grade-Field-Day-Tug-of-War

2nd Semester Red Hawk Elementary Physical Fitness Awards
This is a very difficult achievement, so CONGRATULATIONS to all of these students for a job well done!

Student  Name – Teacher

Baker, Nicole Kathryn – Ludwig

Bowers, Corey Leon – Willette

Bray, Spencer Jerron – Willette

Green, Lindsay Marie – Pantoja

Haywood, Gage Callen – Elenbaas

Kobayashi, Elise Rose – VanderLugt

Male, Olivia Anne – VanderLugt

Marsman, Trevor Scott – Banagis

Misiewicz, Emily Kathryn – VanderLugt

Reyers, Morgan Leagha – Ludwig

Roberts, Ashlyn Rose – VanderLugt

Shears, Carley Mae – Banagis

Sherman, Olivia Rose – Ludwig

Smith, Cecilia Rose – Willette

Sova, Grace Lauren – Elenbaas

Totten, Landen Robert – Gariepy

Wood, Alexis Victoria – Willette

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Meet up and eat up

MeetUpAndEatUpFlyer-2015

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Community Clean Up Day

Carie Hall, Teacher

High School Students participate in a Community Clean Up project in Cedar Springs.  We cleaned the street, from just East of the High School, to Main Street and down to City Hall, on May 13th.

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CSMS Honors Band

CSPS-Band-Members

CSMS Honors Band students at the Brian Balmages World Premiere concert from April 18

Autumn Adkison – tuba

Alivia Mesler – trumpet

Gabe Secord – trombone

Taylor Warner – horn

Katie Levandowski – clarinet

Allison White – bassoon

Band Director Adam Borst

Assistant Band Director Adam Hendry

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Summer Athletic Sports Physicals

 

Each participant must pass a physical examination and have it on file in the office before participation (IT MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 15TH OF THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR).

Dates:   June 11th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and August 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:   Cedar Springs High School

Cost:   $20

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First Day of  2015-2016 School Year – September 8, 2015

 

For the entire 2015 – 2016 

School year calendar, 

visit www.csredhawks.org

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CTA Calendar

May 21 Literacy Night – 3-5 pm

May 21-22 Senior Trip to Cedar Point

May 22 No School for Students and Staff

May 25 No School for Students and Staff – Memorial Recess

May 29 Graduation @ Cedar Springs High School – 7 pm

June 2 Field Day (K-5)

June 4 Last day of school

June 8 Whitecaps game for CTA families

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2015 Wall of Honor

CTA Wall of Honor Members (L-R): Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Lexie K. Coxon, Alecia J. Terpstra, Amy Burton-Massey, Gary Bailey, Kyle Bohl, Gerry Verwey

CTA Wall of Honor Members (L-R): Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Lexie K. Coxon, Alecia J. Terpstra, Amy Burton-Massey, Gary Bailey, Kyle Bohl, Gerry Verwey

CTA inducted five people into the Wall of Honor for 2015, joining the two inaugural inductees from 2014, Dr. DeWayne Coxon and Lexie K. Coxon. The 2015 inductees are:

Gary Bailey – Director of Student Services, Board Member (President)

Mr. Bailey started the position of Director of Student Services and served the school for eleven years in that position. He most recently served CTA as President of the Board of Directors.

Kyle Bohl – Teacher, Director of Student Services, Board Member (Vice President), Mentor

Mr. Bohl is the only person to serve CTA as a teacher, administrator, and board member. Always willing to share his time and knowledge, he remains one of the most popular staff members among students, parents, and colleagues.

Amy Burton-Massey – Teacher, Building Leader, Mentor

Mrs. Massey was an elementary teacher for 11 years at CTA. Her infectious smile and outgoing personality was the face of our K-5 grades during her time her. She provided a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for our students and leadership for young teachers in our elementary.

Alecia J. Terpstra – Teacher, Class Advisor

Mrs. Terpstra is completing her 14th year of teaching secondary mathematics at CTA. She created the driver education program and taught driver education for several years. She has worked tirelessly over the years as a class advisor, sponsoring dances, fundraising, and planning, organizing, and implementing senior trips.

Gerry Verwey – Teacher, Coach, Mentor, NHS Advisor

Mr. Verwey taught secondary science for 7 years at CTA and he continued to coach cross country and basketball after leaving to teach at another school. He was a mentor to several young teachers and he will always be our “Coach” no matter where he is teaching and coaching.

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