LETTERS FROM OUR PRINCIPALS, MARCH 25
Hello KCAA Secondary Community. We are trying to ensure that everyone has their devices and chargers at home. All students grades 6-12 were told to bring home their devices and chargers on Thursday 3/12 and again on Friday 3/13. If your student does not have a device at home, please call the KCAA main office and leave a message with your student’s name, ID number and grade or email Mr. Jorge Santana (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will try and acquire more. At this time we will try and get devices and chargers to those who still need them. KCAA remains closed for facility work but we will bring devices and chargers to the car if you pull in front of the building tomorrow (3/26) from 10-1. Call the main office with your student’s information when you arrive.
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
Hello KCAA Elementary Families,
I hope you are all well during this time. Today, March 25th, we will have technology pick up for students in grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Technology will be handed out to you directly in your car. Cars will enter into the pick-up line on Patton Ct (by the basketball courts). If you already have technology at home, such as a computer, iPad, or tablet, you will be able to access all on-line learning from those devices.
At this time, we do not have technology for grades kindergarten and 1st. We will notify families when that technology is delivered to our school.
Thank you for your patience.
Wishing you continued good health,
Heather Walton EdS
EXTENDED SPRING BREAK:
KCAA will be on an extended spring break for students that will start Monday, March 16, and continue through Monday, April 6. This decision was made after detailed and thorough discussions with our Board of Education, the City of Denver, Denver Department of Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and other organizations around the city and state in response to growing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19).
School buildings will be closed Wednesday, March 18, through April 3. During that time, essential personnel will do the important disinfecting that needs to be done to ensure the building is ready for staff to return April 6, and students to return April 7.
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hello KCAA Community. With our extended school closure, I wanted to make sure that you had all of the access and information that we have to date. Our extended break starts Monday 3/16 and will run through Monday April 7. On Monday 3/16 and Tuesday 3/17, the building will be open only for information and access. There will be no teachers, no classes and no meals. Meals will be available at nearby Lincoln HS per district communication and schedule (breakfast 8-9am and lunch 12-1pm). KCAA will close down on Wednesday with no access to the building at that time for our crews to begin the disinfecting work. Students will return on Tuesday April 7th. I wish everyone a healthy break!
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
PS: We encourage families to click on the links below and consider some of the provided resources during this extended break:
A comprehensive list of sites offering high quality educational content accessible from a smartphone
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Elementary readers are assessed in approximately 30 minutes with an engaging computer-adaptive assessment. Based on their results, learners are seamlessly placed in interactive online instruction. Struggling students are routed through reteach lessons, and teachers at KCAA are given instant reports to monitor student progress. To access this educational program please download the app. Students will use their lunch number for their username and their 6 digit birthdate for their password to log onto the app.
(OverDrive) hosts the central DPS collection of ebooks & audiobooks for all grade levels. There are over 30,000 titles in the main collection and languages include English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Brain Food for Students:
And if you have parents who are asking you what their kids can do to stay creatively engaged, here is one idea worth sharing:
1. Caine’s Arcade provides the prompt.
2. A homemade maker-space is the stage (found objects, boxes, bottle caps, tape, glue, string, etc).
3. And a “cardboard arcade game day” is the task.
4. Hours of fun.
Welcome to KCAA!
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy is a K-12 arts integrated public school serving students in southwest Denver. KCAA prepares students for careers in the creative industries while providing a rigorous college preparatory education.
Students at KCAA have the opportunity to explore dance, drama, music, visual and digital arts in grades K-8 and choose a focused discipline in the design or performing arts when they move into high school.
All school events and after school activities are cancelled: March 12th-April 6th