Jan. 10, 2022

Sage News: January 10, 2022

Week of January 10, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Closed
Sage Oak will be closed Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click here to attend a live virtual event hosted by the Smithsonian.

Click below to learn more about the influential civil rights leader. 

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Virtual Event Opportunity for Parents - My Voice Counts

Join the San Diego County Office of Education tomorrow, January 11th at 4:30 pm in a virtual space for parents and community members to learn how to engage in the legislative process at the local, state, and national political levels in order to impact the education system in meaningful and effective ways.

You do not need to reside in San Diego County to participate in this virtual event.

Click the link below for more information and to register.

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STEM Day Rescheduled

STEM Day has been rescheduled and will now be held on Tuesday, May 31st!  Be on the lookout for more details coming in February on how to participate in STEM Day activities and how to enter your project in the science fair!

Sage Stage Welcomes Jenny the Scientist!

Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, January 14th at 9:00 am as we Zoom with Scientist, Jenny Chambers. We will learn all about computer engineering and computer science.  Come ready with your questions!

Link: https://bit.ly/joinsagestage
Passcode: sagestage

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COVID-19 Tests Available for Students

California encourages all families to access at-home COVID-19 testing for their children after the winter break. To help make this a reality California is providing a testing kit that contains two rapid tests for each K–12 public school student. Sage Oak Charter Schools will be distributing the tests to interested families in the coming weeks.

While there is no statewide testing mandate for students returning to school, we encourage the use of these kits to test students for COVID-19 now that they have returned from break to help keep everyone safe. 

If you are interested in getting a testing kit for your student(s) please complete the form below by Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Please contact covid19support@sageoak.education with any questions.

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Sage Oak Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Survey 

Sage Oak Charter Schools will be receiving funds in the form of a grant to focus on the schools' transitional kindergarten (TK) program. We would love your feedback on how best to utilize these funds. The survey will remain open until Wednesday, January 12th.

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Synchronous Class Drop-in 

If your student would like to drop into a synchronous math or writing class but not permanently enroll, please complete the form below. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to attend. 

Additional information can be found on our website. Please note: This is for TK-8th grade level students enrolled in the Personalized Learning Academy only. 
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COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update

The California Department of Public Health extended the indoor masking requirement to February 15th.  Masks will continue to be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please see the following guidance for more information.
 

Vaccine Update/Booster Shots

  • For information on vaccine availability, information and resources, please click here

  • As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, CDC is updating their recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. For more information, please click here

  • The CDC is also recommending that moderately or severely immunocompromised 5–11-year-olds receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for children aged 5-11.

  • As of Thursday, January 6, 2022, CDC has updated Pfizer- BioNTech booster age eligibility, ages 12 years and older are eligible to receive a booster. Teens 12-17 years old may only get a Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. For more information, please click here.