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Corey Times April 15th, 2021

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We are so excited to begin the planning of our End of Year Events. The end of the school year is always exceptionally busy with End of Year Assessments (iStation, Math Inventory, STAAR Tests, AVANT Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment) as well as exciting events (Second Grade Piano Recital, Third Grade Dance Recital, Youth Art Month, Field Day, End of Year Awards, Cluster, and Graduation Ceremonies). We are looking forward to the flurry of activity, where we celebrate student accomplishments, growth, and spend some fun time in the sun! We also look forward to the many events planned by our Corey PTA (Silent Auction, Teacher Appreciation, etc). We are encouraging our students to really shine during all of our end of year assessments and to finish strong!

Spanish Proficiency testing (avant/STAMP)

As part of our Dual Language Program, we would like to track students' growth in Spanish language proficiency. We will utilize the AVANT/STAMP assessment, which will be administered every year. We will begin our Spanish Proficiency Test (AVANT/STAMP) on the week of April 19th for students in First through Fifth Grade. At this time, we are unable to access the test from home, so our virtual learners will not be able to take the assessment from home. We will keep you updated if there are any changes or any other options. Classroom teachers will be communicating with virtual learners to let them know of schedule changes for their testing day.

Please read important information below, as well as reference our testing schedule.

Asynchronous Days

The Texas Education Agency has approved the Arlington ISD's request to modify the asynchronous plan to include four days of asynchronous instruction for students during the spring. This time will allow teachers additional planning time and the ability to connect with parents. There will still be school on the four days, but all lessons will be asynchronous (recorded), and schools will be closed to students. Attendance will be taken on those days and meal service will be available at the 30 student meal locations on our Return to School site.

Our next asynchronous day is Monday, May 17th.

Please remember that students will need to engage in Seesaw or Canvas on the asynchronous days. There will be no Zoom/Teams Meetings or in-person school on those days.

end of year events

We look forward to our various End of Year events. Our End of Year events may look a bit different this year, due to the protocols that need to be followed due to COVID. Thank you for your continued support as we celebrate our students' many accomplishments. We will let you know if there are any changes/updates to our schedule.

Youth art month

Congratulations to the Corey Academy students selected to participate in Youth Art Month in the Arlington Museum of Art. We are so proud of your hard work and your exceptional talent! Thank you, Ms. Uribe and Ms. Carbuccia for your dedication and excellence in teaching!

Corey Academy Art Youth Month Artists
Corey Academy Art Youth Month Artists

Change of Instructional Setting

  • Please remember to fill out the form when there are changes (virtual to in-person, or in-person to virtual). There is up to a five day waiting period to change from virtual to in-person.
  • Please communicate with your child's teachers and the front office when there will be a change (for example an in-person student who will miss school due to a doctor's appointment).
  • Please remember that consistency is key to student success. Constantly changing the instructional setting causes a disruption to your child's learning. We are aware that there are extenuating circumstances that may necessitate the change, but we ask that every effort be made to provide students with consistency.
  • We need accurate and up-to-date information in order to complete contact tracing (when needed), appropriately prepare materials, and prepare for district testing.

District COVID-19 Reporting Protocol

School websites at every campus now have a COVID-19 dashboard on their home page. The dashboard lists notices of "possible exposure" on each campus and is updated daily. You will not receive an email every time there is a "possible exposure" at a campus as those notices will be placed on the website. However, if your child has been in "close contact" with someone who has tested positive or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you will receive an email and follow-up support from Arlington ISD officials. Corey Academy staff members will be calling you directly if your child is a "close contact" with someone who has tested positive or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Corey Academy Webpage

Nurse Jennifer's Corner

Please see message below from Nurse Jennifer:

Dear Parents,

On Thursday, April 29th the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls will viewing a video on Growth and Development. A letter will be sent home with your student with more information. Should you choose not to allow your student to participate, you will need to sign the letter and return it to the school nurse. If you are a virtual student and wish to participate in this video and discussion, then please call:

682-867-3906 or email at: jsmith52@aisd.net.

This video and discussion will be in person only.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

We will be scheduling our growth and development talk with the 5th and 6th grade boys soon. We will let you know more details soon.

Thank you!

Nurse Jennifer

Corey Cubs PTA

Have you joined the Corey Cubs PTA this year? If you are not a member yet, please join at www.joinpta.org!

Remember, PTA isn’t just for parents and teachers! Students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, business leaders, community members, and other staff members all help enhance the experiences of our students! 💙

Have you purchased your yearbook?

Silent Auction

Please see message below from our Corey Academy PTA:

We are SO excited to bring back our annual silent auction! Stay tuned to the Corey PTA website and Facebook page for information on becoming a registered bidder and for auction previews!!!

Join us for some amazing food at The Original Chophouse Burgers while supporting our Corey Cubs!

April 27-29 | 2502 Little Road | 76016

Ask for the Corey Diner Deluxe Deal for only $30 when you order ahead or in-person! Dinner for 4 - each burger includes 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and tomatoes on a toasted brioche bun with French fries!

Chop House is also going to include gift cards! 😱15% of gift card purchases from April 27-29 will go back to Corey.

💻 While enjoying your food, be sure to login to our Online Silent Auction! 🎉

Gunn Jr. High PTA

Please click on the link below if you are interested in serving on the Gunn Jr. High PTA next school year.

tarrant county kids

Tarrant County Kids continues to provide before and after school care at Corey. They will also be offering a summer camp during this summer. Please see information below:

Corey Times (Previous Editions)

Upcoming events

April 16th - Fifth Six Weeks Report Cards

April 19th -23rd AVANT/STAMP Spanish Language Assessment

April 19th, 20th, 21st and 23rd  Third Grade Dance Recital 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

April 22nd - Earth Day

April 26th -May 14th Istation Reading End of Year Assessment (K-6)

April 27th-29th - Silent Auction (Corey Cubs PTA)

April 27th - Second Grade Piano Recital

May 3rd-7th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd-14th - Math Inventory (End of Year) K-6

May 5th - Orchestra Students Perform - Virtual (No visitors)

May 11th - STAAR Math Grades 3, 4, 5, 6.

May 12th - STAAR Reading Grades 3, 4, 5, 6.

May 13th - STAAR Science Grade 5.

May 17th - Asynchronous Day of Instruction (virtual learning at home using Seesaw or Canvas, no live lessons or in-person instruction

May 18th - 21st Kinder Graduation (one class per day) 4:15 p.m. at Corey's Cafeteria

May 20th - Fifth Grade Drive-Through Clap-Out (5:30 p.m.)

May 21st  - Third Grade EOY Awards (9:00 a.m.) Virtual

May 21st - Sixth Grade Cluster Track Meet (at Boles)

May 21st - Fifth Grade Graduation (at Jones Outdoor Amphitheater) 6:00 p.m.

May 24th - First Grade EOY Awards (8:30 and 9:30 a.m.) Virtual

May 24th - Fourth Grade EOY Awards (10:30 a.m.) Virtual

May 24th - Second Grade EOY Awards (2:00 p.m.) Virtual

May 24th- Sixth Grade Graduation (at Boles Jr. High) 6:00 p.m.

May 25th - Field Day (K-6th Grade)

May 25th - Last Day of School (Early Release Day 12:10 p.m.)

May 25th - Sixth Grade Drive-Through Clap-Out (5:00 p.m.)

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