Nov. 1, 2021

Sage News: November 1, 2021

National Native American Heritage Month 
Sage Oak is proud to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month during the month of November. Click below for resources:

Election Day 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, is recognized as Election Day. Election Day for federal offices occurs on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November. Click below for resources:

San Diego Sage Oak Social
We are excited to offer an additional fall social for our San Diego families! Please join us for our Picnic at the Park: Friendsgiving social on Tuesday, November 9th from 11 am - 1 pm at Rancho Bernardo Community Park.

6-12th Grade Virtual Academy Course Midterms 
Most Sage Oak Virtual Academy courses have midterms due this Friday, November 5th.

Please note: only the first attempt will receive credit.

Sage Oak Stakeholder Survey Parents & Students

As we navigate the new legislative requirements, we would like to take this opportunity to hear from important stakeholders at Sage Oak. We have created a quick five-question survey to gather feedback regarding what you value most about Sage Oak and your hopes and concerns about the state requiring independent study schools like Sage Oak to provide live, daily instruction for all students. 

Your feedback is important to us! We encourage you and your students to take a moment to fill out the survey. If you would like to participate, please complete the survey by Friday, November 5, 2021. After we compile your responses, we will host live discussion sessions for those that wish to participate further in the conversation.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Resources 

For an update on vaccine availability, information, and resources, please click below.

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Lunabotics Junior Contest
NASA Lunabotics Junior Challenges Students to Design Moon-Digging Robots

NASA seeks young engineers to help design a new robot for an excavation mission on the Moon. The Lunabotics Junior Contest, open to K-12 students in U.S. public, private, and homeschools, starts accepting entries on Wednesday, October 20th, and runs through Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The competition, which is a collaboration between NASA and Future Engineers, asks students to design a robot that digs and moves lunar soil called regolith from an area of the lunar south pole to a holding container near a future Artemis Moonbase. Students will create at least one drawing of your robot’s design (e.g., original work of art, 3D model, diagram, or photo of a prototype, etc.) and a written summary that explains your robot’s design in 150 words or less. Students may sign up at the Lunabotics Junior Contest website.
 
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Sage Oak LCAP/ESSER Survey- Parents & Students
We would also like to get your feedback on a brief LCAP/ESSER survey. Please be on the lookout for this survey this week!

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 websitePlease note: This is for TK-8th grade level students enrolled in the Personalized Learning Academy only.
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Sage Stage Welcomes the Reptile Expert

Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, November 5th at 9:00 am and meet a real reptile expert!  You do not want to miss out on the creepy, crawly, slithery, interactive fun!  Get ready to see snakes, tarantulas, and other amazing critters all while learning some cool animal facts! (approx. 45 minutes)

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

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