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- July 27, 2022 -

Greetings, CCS Families! We're excited to welcome new families tonight and are eager to see the rest of you next week at Back to School Night! 

Please see below for some updates and enjoy the rest of the week,

Crossroads Charter Schools

At a Glance

Important Upcoming Dates

July 27: New Family Night

July 29: Last Day of Summer School

Aug. 4: Back to School Night

Aug. 8: Jumpstart Session begins

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2022-2023 School Calendar

2022 Wednesday Updates Archive

  

Superintendent's Corner

Dear CCS Families,                                                        
I want to welcome our new and returning students to Crossroads Charter Schools. Our goal is to provide a high-quality education with a sense of community, belonging, and acceptance for students and families.  

We desire the best for every child, and we look forward to partnering with you to help our children be their best. Success isn’t accidental. It is the result of a focused team effort, and everyone has a part to play if we are to achieve our goals and reach our potential. Students, you must come with the attitude of expecting to learn and willing to work hard. Our staff will provide the quality instruction that you deserve and that your parents/guardians expect. Parents and guardians, please encourage your children often and have regular conversations with them about school and their work. Together, we can accomplish great things!
 
As our vision states, our students will be scholarly, culturally literate and service oriented individuals who will pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community and the world. We focus not only on academic learning, but also on being kind, respectful, productive community members.  

I’m glad that you are a part of our learning community, and I’m looking forward to another fantastic educational year.

Tysie McDowell
Co-founder and Superintendent

CS PAC Updates: Click here for the latest from the CS Parent Action Committee. Lots of good info here! *New families, this is a great way to get involved with your students' school community. Make sure to check it out!

Uniforms & School Supplies: Please click here for the uniform style guide and school supply list.

Aftercare Options: Please click here for more info on aftercare for the upcoming school year.
QH PAC Updates: Click here for the latest from the QH Parent Action Committee. Lots of good info here! *New families.....This is a great way to get involved with your students' school community. Make sure to check it out!

Uniforms & School Supplies: Please click here for the uniform style guide and school supply list. 

Aftercare Options: Please click here for more info on aftercare for the upcoming school year.

Bilingual Volunteers Needed on Aug. 4th: We have volunteer hour opportunities for bilingual students and family members. If you are bilingual in Spanish, Swahili, Burmese, or Arabic - WE NEED YOU! Click here for more info!

Trailblazer Transition Night: We'd like to know how many of you will be attending Back To School Night on Aug. 4th (aka Trailblazer Transition Night.) Please click here to RSVP, thank you!

Uniforms & School Supplies: Please click here for the uniform style guide and school supply list. 


CPA Sports: Please take a look at this info relating to sports at CPA. If you have questions, please contact Athletic Director, Jose Torres.

New Family Night: We look forward to meeting the families who are new to Crossroads TODAY - Wed., July 27th. Please click here for more info and details. 

Back to School Night: Coming up on Aug. 4th....click here for more info. We look forward to seeing you!

Jumpstart Session: Jumpstart begins on Aug. 8th! All students who are enrolled for the 2022-23 school year are automatically enrolled in Jumpstart. Have questions about Jumpstart? Click here for more info!

Free & Reduced Lunch Application UPDATE: Please keep an eye out for an email that's being sent today with the link to the Free/Reduced Lunch application. Please remember it is imperative to our funding that all families complete the application, regardless of eligibility. Thank you!

CCS Leadership: ICYMI - We're excited to start the new school year with these amazing leaders!
  • Crossroads CAO: Click here to see more from former Central St. Principal and our new Chief Academic Officer, Karis Parker.
  • Crossroads SPED Team: Click here to see more from our new SPED Director, Dustin King and Maryssa Buffano, Process Coordinator.
  • Quality Hill Leadership:  Click here to see more from our returning Principal, LaKeshia Lewis, and our new Assistant Principal, Kelsy Muenks.
  • Central Street Leadership: Click here to see more from Katie Buzard, Principal and Justina Holt, Assistant Principal.
  • Crossroads Prep Leadership: Click here to see more from our new Principal, Felisha Harper, our new Assistant Principal, Tammecca Maxwell and our returning Assistant Principal, Larry Washington.
You Could Win $100!: Don't forget to refer friends and family who are looking to enroll their K-12 students, you could win $100 for referring a family to Crossroads! Click here for more info.

NEW Membership Toolkit - Family Directory & Volunteer Portal: We're excited to roll out a new way of being active in the Crossroads community through the new Membership Toolkit! By utilizing this platform, you can....
  • REGISTER YOUR FAMILY: Choose to include your family in the directory and see opportunities to volunteer at Crossroads. Our goal is to save time and work together with families in a streamlined fashion.
  • VOLUNTEER: Volunteers make a significant impact on the excellent education our scholars receive, and we enjoy having parents and community members actively involved at the school. There are numerous ways to serve! Volunteers come in each week to read aloud to classes, tutor students, walk to recess and the library, help with administrative tasks, and assist with special events.
  • Click here to learn more and to register. 
  • Questions? Please contact the Community Engagement Manager, Morgan Butler at mbutler@crossroadsschoolskc.org or call (816) 221-3191 ext. 331.

CCS Reopening Plan: Revised for 2022-23, click here for details.

School Hours & Quarters
CS Hours: 8:30-4:00
QH Hours: 8:30-4:00
CPA Hours: 7:30-2:45

Q1 ends 10/27
Q2 ends 1/19
Q3 ends 3/16
Q4 ends 5/26 (or last day)

-Community Resources-
Back to School Community Events: The greater KC community offers some excellent opportunities for families during back to school season. Take a look at these fantastic events coming up soon! MO's Tax Free Weekend - Aug. 5-7: Don't forget that our annual tax free weekend is coming up in August! Click here for more info.

Back to School Immunizations & Sports Physicals: It's time to make sure your student's immunizations are up to date before the start of the school year!
  • Children's Mercy: Click here for info on how to request medical records, make appointments for sports physicals and more.
  • KCMO Health Department: Click here for info from the Health Department where they accept appointments and walk-ins for all your immunization needs including required and recommended vaccines for students, no cost options for families that qualify and more.
  • CDC - Well Visits & Vaccinations: Click here for info on getting caught up on well-child visits and recommended vaccinations.

Engineering Job Shadow Day for High School Students on July 28th: High school students interested in engineering are invited to attend "Henderson High School" for a job shadow day! Lenexa based Henderson Engineers can't wait to show students how engineering is more than just math. Build on what is learned in the classroom by joining #TeamHenderson for a morning of job shadowing, Revit demonstration, blueprint walk through, and panel discussion about the different ways to become an engineer. Click here for more info and to register.

NEW Mental Health Hotline: The national three-digit phone number for all mental health, 988, is opening the door to a robust crisis system that can de-escalate mental health crises and connect individuals to the most appropriate care. Click here to learn more.

Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Available: Free tests are available to order now to have shipped directly to your home. Click here to place your order.

University Health Behavioral Health Futures Community Program: This grant-funded program provides outpatient behavioral health services to youth and young adults up to age 25 and their families in a caring and trauma-informed manner. University Health (formerly Truman) will work in tandem with the Crossroads staff to provide additional wrap-around services for families at all Crossroads campuses. Services are offered year 'round. Click here to learn more.

City Union Mission Community Assistance - Free Uniforms: Your PreK-6 students may be eligible for a free uniform provided by City Union Mission's Community Assistance program. Click here for more info.

Free Finance Camp for 4th-12th Graders: This is high finance at its best. From stocks to bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, IRAs and 401(k)s, student have fun as they learn how to start investing at an early age. Camp dates are Aug. 1-4. Click here for more info and to register.

-Good News-



 
New Staff onboarding started this week.....Welcome to the CCS Family!
-CCS in the Community-
These Crossroads Scholars have had a great summer of learning at Upper Room!
Mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser coming up in October!
Details to come....
Crossroads Charter Schools' Equity Statement
Diversity and access have been integral to the mission and vision of the
Crossroads Charter Schools since opening 10 years ago. 
Click here to read our entire statement.

Crossroads Charter Schools' Core Values

Equity; High Expectations; Real World Learning; Creative Culture
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