Cell Phones / Personal Electronic Devices Policy Students are not permitted to use or openly carry personal electronic devices on the School of Dreams Academy campus. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart watches, personal computers, earphones/buds, MP3 Players, iPods, iPads, etc. If it is necessary to carry one of these devices onto campus it must be stored inside a students backpack/bag and turned off. Calculators and medically necessary equipment are permitted. Medical equipment must be cleared through the school nurse
Student Dress Code All students are expected to follow the school dress code, as detailed below, from their arrival to their departure each school day and during any school events, trips, or other activities. Students and dress attire should be clean, and students should be neatly groomed. All clothing should fit properly, nothing tight or oversized. Administrators shall have the discretion and final decision to determine appropriateness of attire and grooming. Dress code is as follows: ● School shirts will be a t-shirt, blouse, “polo” style or button-down shirt that meets reasonable standards of cleanliness and safety and must show respect for others. ● Personal appearance and dress that violate reasonable standards, compromise safety, demean, slur, or harass others through symbols, words, images, and/or disrupt the educational process shall not be tolerated. ● Clothing, tattoos, or accessories which advertise, display, or promote any drug (including tobacco and alcohol), sexual innuendo, violence, weaponry, profanity, hate, “In memory of...” or bigotry towards any group is prohibited. ● Shirts must cover the entirety of the shoulders, no halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps or muscle shirts. Shirts must be long enough to clearly overlap the belt line or stay tucked in. ● Undergarments must remain entirely covered including while seated. ● Pants, shorts, skirts and/or dresses must not be torn and must fit at the waist. The shorts, dresses and/or skirts can be no shorter than 3” above the knee. ● Spandex, leggings, fish-net stockings, pajamas, sweatpants, cut-offs, and athletic shorts, to include basketball shorts, are not permitted. ● Boys shorts must not be longer than the kneecap in length. ● Students must wear closed-toe shoes or tennis shoes with a rubber sole. No “Heely” shoes, sandals, shower shoes, rubber flip flops, slippers, or shoes with a thin heel are allowed. ● School of Dreams Academy spirit shirts and competition shirts are allowed during the school year. ● While School of Dreams Academy supports students participation on athletic teams, SODA does not allow the presentation of other school’s logos while on campus at School of Dreams Academy. Note: Children should be dressed in clothes that can be worn for active and sometimes messy play. The children play outdoors every day, weather permitting. Please consider the changing New Mexico weather, including high winds, dust, and changing temperatures.
2022-2023 General Supply Lists are posted below: 3 Year Old PreK Listed below are the supplies your child will need to start preschool. 1 Large backpack for clothes and school supplies 1 Change of clothes: including 1 pair of socks Favorite stuffed animal 1 Small water bottle that fits in a cubbyhole 1 2-pocket folder 1 Box of Crayola jumbo crayons (8-pack) 2 Pencils Large 1 Box of Crayola Washable Markers 1 Box of Glue Sticks 1 Gallon Ziploc Bags 1 Box of Ziploc Sandwich Bags 1 Package of Baby Wipes 1 Large Container of Disinfecting Wipes 2 Boxes of Kleenex 1 or more family photos (we put them around the room for children to see) Please clearly label all items with your child's first and last name. 4 Year Old PreK Listed below are the supplies your child will need to start preschool. 1 Backpack 1 Change of clothes: including 1 pair of socks 1 downtime blanket 1 small pillow and/or favorite stuffed animal 1 Small water bottle that fits in a cubbyhole 1 2-pocket folder 1 Box of Crayola jumbo crayons (pack of 8) 2 Large Pencils 1 Box of Crayola Washable Markers 1 Box of Glue Sticks 1 Gallon Zip Lock Bags 1 Box of Sandwich Zip Lock Bags 1 Package of Baby Wipes 1 Large Container of disinfecting wipes 2 Boxes of Kleenex 1 or more family photos (we place them around the room for children to see) Please clearly label all items with your child's first and last name. Kindergarten Listed below are the supplies your child will need to start kindergarten. Student backpack labeled with name Water bottle labeled with name Plastic bin for supplies – size of shoe box 3-ring binder – 1inch binder 12 pencils – sharpened “Crayola” crayons – 24 count (2 boxes) Markers -bold Erasers (2 large pink) 3-4 glue sticks 2 black dry erase markers Personal Dry Erase Board (whiteboard) (can be purchased at Dollar Tree) Sock or eraser for white board 3 notebooks Scissors safety – child Yellow highlighters Disinfectant Wipes Box of Kleenex * Please note that your child’s teacher may ask for additional/specific items for their class* Grades 1-5 Listed below are the supplies your child will need to start the school year. Student backpack labeled with name Water bottle labeled with name Box or plastic container for supplies – size of shoe box 12 pencils – sharpened “Crayola” Crayons Colored markers and colored pencils Erasers 3-4 glue sticks 2 black dry erase markers Personal Dry Erase Board (whiteboard) (can be purchased at Dollar Tree) Eraser for white board 3 wide-ruled notebooks Wide-ruled loose leaf paper (one pack) Scissors safety – child Highlighters Disinfectant Wipes Box of Kleenex 1 ream of copy paper * Please note that your child’s teacher may ask for additional/specific items for their class* Grades 6-12 Listed below are the supplies your child will need to start the school year. Earphones Pencils Pens Highlighter Colored Pencils Notebook Back Pack Water Bottle with name on it Box of tissues * Please note that your child’s teacher may ask for additional/specific items for their class*
7/19/22 Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s), It’s hard to believe the start of school is just around the corner. I hope you were able to have a safe and restful summer. Below are back to school updates, some changes, and important information you need to know. Staff Return Staff will have inservice meetings August 1st through August 3rd. Start of classes Grades 1 - 12 - Thursday, August 04, 2022 Pre K and K - Monday, August 15, 2022 Start and end times This is a change from previous years. We want to foster a “one school” mentality with all students (except for PreK) starting and ending at the same time. This will allow staff to collaborate vertically across grade levels and provide consistency with key curriculum areas like math, reading, and STEAM initiatives. K - 12 will begin classes at 8:30 and dismissal will be at 3:30 Pre K will begin classes at 8:30 - 11:30 for 3 Year Olds (Morning) and 12:30 - 3:30 for 3 Year Olds (Afternoon) Pre K for 4 Year Olds will begin classes at 8:30 and dismissal will be at 3:30 Pre K and Child Find We will once again offer our NM PreK program for 4 year olds (must turn 4 prior to September 1st). This program fills fast so there might already be a waiting list. 3Y, 4Y DD PreK programs are for children who have an identified need requiring IEP related services. Screenings, evaluations, and placement IEP meetings are ongoing. There is no cap on the enrollment, so if parents have concerns regarding their child’s development in areas of communication, social emotional, motor, or cognitive development they can call the Child Find/ PreK Coordinator at 505.866.7632 Transportation In order to make the start and end times work, we will be transporting all students K-12 at the same time. Many small school districts across the state and country do this. We are providing an adult bus attendant, in addition to our bus driver, to alleviate any concerns parents might have with older kids riding with younger kids. Bus pickup locations and times will be provided at registration and will be posted on our website and FB page. Registration We have put much effort into streamlining our registration process since last spring. Most of you filled out information online which has helped us tremendously to make this process easier. On Tuesday 8/2/22 and Wednesday 8/3/22 we will have registration for both new and returning students at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Details regarding times for different grade levels will also be posted on our website and FB page for your convenience. Dress Code Once again we will not be requiring “school uniforms” per say in order to lessen the financial burden on families from having to purchase clothes with logos. However, we will continue to have a well defined code of dress which will also be made available at registration, posted on our website and FB page. Classroom and Office Moves To better address our growing enrollment needs we have had to move some of our classrooms, office spaces and services. Anyone at school will be able to assist you in finding the class or office you need when you come onto our campus. Closed Campus School of Dreams Academy is a closed campus. Students must be signed out by a parent or guardian whenever they leave early. High School students who leave campus early or arrive late due to work or college schedules must sign in and out at the secondary office. STEM Lab We are excited to offer a new STEM / Research lab that is currently being built out. This lab, staffed by Mrs. Nilvo, will provide age appropriate STEM and research opportunities for all grade levels throughout the school year Along these lines, we will be bringing back a school-wide science fair. We will notify you with details once school starts. Student Attendance Students are expected to attend classes on campus this year. Students may have certain medical needs that warrant time off campus but those needs must be outlined by a doctor. All students must come to the campus for any state testing and reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure the safety and health of those students. Career Technical Education (CTE) This past year we have worked hard to build out CTE clusters and course offerings. This year we will begin by offering Agriculture, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Intro to Construction, Career Explorations, Film and Videotape, and several others. RAPTOR SECURITY SYSTEM We are in the process of implementing the Raptor Emergency Management and Security systems on our campus. This system will help us detect potentially harmful persons and remove them from campus, assist in the process of accountability during campus drills or emergencies, assist emergency responders, and ensure that students are only picked up by approved family members. How does this directly affect you? When visiting campus you will be asked to scan a state issued photo ID to participate in activities or to sign out a student. Supply Lists Supply lists will be posted on our website, FB page, and we will have copies available during registration. 7/19/22 Estimados padres y tutores: Es difícil creer que el comienzo de clases está a la vuelta de la esquina. Espero que hayan podido tener un verano seguro y tranquilo. A continuación se encuentran actualizaciones de regreso a la escuela, algunos cambios e información importante que necesita saber. Regreso Personal tendrá reuniones de capacitación del 1 al 3 de agosto. Inicio de clases Grados 1 - 12 - Jueves 04 de agosto de 2022 Pre K y K - Lunes 15 de agosto de 2022 Horas de inicio y finalización Este es un cambio con respecto a años anteriores. Queremos fomentar una mentalidad de "una sola escuela" con todos los estudiantes (excepto PreK) comenzando y terminando al mismo tiempo. Esto permitirá que el personal colabore verticalmente en todos los niveles de grado y brindará coherencia con áreas clave del plan de estudios como matemáticas, lectura e iniciativas STEAM. K - 12 comenzará las clases a las 8:30 y la salida será a las 3:30 Pre K comenzará las clases a las 8:30 - 11:30 para niños de 3 años (mañana) y de 12:30 - 3:30 para niños de 3 años (Por la tarde) Pre K para niños de 4 años comenzará las clases a las 8:30 y la salida será a las 3:30 Pre K y Child Find Nuevamente ofreceremos nuestro programa NM PreK para niños de 4 años (deben cumplir 4 años antes del 1 de septiembre ). Este programa se llena rápido, por lo que es posible que ya haya una lista de espera. Los programas 3Y, 4Y DD Pre K son para niños que tienen una necesidad identificada que requiere servicios relacionados con el IEP. Las reuniones de selección, evaluación y colocación del IEP están en curso. No hay límite en la inscripción, por lo que si los padres tienen inquietudes con respecto al desarrollo de su hijo en las áreas de comunicación, desarrollo social, emocional, motor o cognitivo, pueden llamar al Coordinador de Child Find/PreK al 505.866.7632 Transporte Para comenzar y finalizar el trabajo, estaremos transportando a todos los estudiantes K-12 al mismo tiempo. Muchos distritos escolares pequeños en todo el estado y el país hacen esto. Estamos proporcionando un asistente de autobús adulto, además de nuestro conductor de autobús, para aliviar cualquier preocupación que los padres puedan tener con los niños mayores que viajan con niños más pequeños. Los lugares y horarios de recogida de los autobuses se proporcionarán en el momento del registro y se publicarán en nuestro sitio web y en la página de FB. Registro Hemos puesto mucho esfuerzo en agilizar nuestro proceso de registro desde la primavera pasada. La mayoría de ustedes completó la información en línea, lo que nos ha ayudado enormemente a facilitar este proceso. El martes 8/2/22 y el miércoles 8/3/22 tendremos registro para estudiantes nuevos y antiguos en el Centro de Transporte de Los Lunas. Los detalles sobre los horarios para los diferentes niveles de grado también se publicarán en nuestro sitio web y en la página de FB para su conveniencia. Código de vestimenta Una vez más, no exigiremos "uniformes escolares" para disminuir la carga financiera de las familias al tener que comprar ropa con logotipos. Sin embargo, continuaremos teniendo un código de vestimenta bien definido que también estará disponible en el registro, publicado en nuestro sitio web y página de FB. Mudanzas de aulas y oficinas Para abordar mejor nuestras crecientes necesidades de inscripción, hemos tenido que trasladar algunas de nuestras aulas, oficinas y servicios. Cualquiera en la escuela podrá ayudarlo a encontrar la clase o la oficina que necesita cuando venga a nuestro campus. Campus cerrado School of Dreams Academy es un campus cerrado. Los padres o tutores deben firmar la salida de los estudiantes siempre que se vayan temprano. Los estudiantes de secundaria que salen temprano de la escuela o llegan tarde debido a los horarios del trabajo o de la universidad deben registrarse al entrar y salir en la oficina de secundaria. Laboratorio STEM Nos complace ofrecer un nuevo laboratorio STEM/de investigación que actualmente se está construyendo. Este laboratorio, atendido por la Sra. Nilvo, brindará oportunidades de investigación y STEM apropiadas para la edad para todos los niveles de grado durante todo el año escolar. De esta manera, traeremos de vuelta una feria de ciencias para toda la escuela. Le notificaremos con los detalles una vez que comience la escuela. Asistencia Se espera que los estudiantes asistan a clases en el campus este año. Los estudiantes pueden tener ciertas necesidades médicas que justifiquen tiempo fuera del campus, pero esas necesidades deben ser descritas por un médico. Todos los estudiantes deben venir al campus para cualquier examen estatal y se realizarán adaptaciones razonables para garantizar la seguridad y la salud de esos estudiantes. Educación técnica profesional (CTE) El año pasado hemos trabajado arduamente para crear grupos de CTE y ofertas de cursos. Este año comenzaremos ofreciendo agricultura, gráficos por computadora, robótica, introducción a la construcción, exploración de carreras, películas y cintas de video, y varios otros. SISTEMA DE SEGURIDAD RAPTOR Estamos en proceso de implementar los sistemas de Seguridad y Manejo de Emergencias Raptor en nuestro plantel. Este sistema nos ayudará a detectar personas potencialmente dañinas y sacarlas del campus, ayudar en el proceso de rendición de cuentas durante simulacros o emergencias en el campus, asistir a los servicios de emergencia y asegurar que los estudiantes sean recogidos únicamente por miembros de la familia aprobados. ¿Cómo te afecta esto directamente? Cuando visite el campus, se le pedirá que escanee una identificación con foto emitida por el estado para participar en actividades o para firmar la salida de un estudiante. Listas de suministros Las listas de suministros se publicarán en nuestro sitio web, página de FB, y tendremos copias disponibles durante el registro.
Update: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! If you can not bring items today, please reach out to Mrs. Watling for other ways to donate to the FFA Nationals Fundraiser. SODA FFA is about 50 bags short! Please help! Hello SODA families! Please help School of Dreams Academy FFA meet their Nationals Fundraising Goal. Bagged clothing items for the FFA Goodwill Fundrive will be accepted Tuesday from 8-2 or contact email@example.com for other available times. All clothing must be placed in a kitchen bag or larger. Please help the FFA student reach their goal! Thank you!
Hello SODA families! Please help School of Dreams Academy FFA meet their Nationals Fundraising Goal. Bagged clothing items for the FFA Goodwill Fundrive will be accepted Monday and Tuesday from 8-2 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for other available times. All clothing must be placed in a kitchen bag or larger. Please help the FFA student reach their goal! Thank you!
Be Greater Than Average, a STEM non-profit organization located out of Rio Rancho, has been conducting STEM programs for years. They will be in the Los Lunas area for 2 STEM workshops July 18-21, 2022 for students in Valencia County, with scholarships for the workshop fee provided by Meta's Los Lunas Data Center. Intro to Technology for Girls, ages 10-15, 9 AM - 12:30 PM (This is also the kick-off to a year-long program for girls) Intro to Robotics, ages 10-17, 1 PM - 4PM The workshops will take place at School of Dreams Academy for that week. Visit https://begreaterthanaverage.org/girls-into-tech/ to learn more, register, and apply for a scholarship. Please do not contact the school for registration.
School of Dreams Governing Council Meeting Tonight (7/5/22) 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Here is the link. Michael Ogas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Governing Council Regular Meeting Time: Jul 5, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82535931229?pwd=cUhXYTdPZHY0a2FFWjdwb1ZEODhhQT09 Meeting ID: 825 3593 1229 Passcode: 455987 One tap mobile +17207072699,,82535931229#,,,,*455987# US (Denver) +12532158782,,82535931229#,,,,*455987# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 444 9171 US +1 646 931 3860 US +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 825 3593 1229 Passcode: 455987 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kc5MDXRqtk
Good Afternoon, Here is the link to tonight's meeting of the School of Dreams Governing Council as posted in the Valencia County News Bulletin. Michael Ogas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Governing Council Meeting Time: Jun 7, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84862716697?pwd=N1NiNy9VOWVaUjZNc21uQUt6RzBlQT09 Meeting ID: 848 6271 6697 Passcode: 529010 One tap mobile +17207072699,,84862716697#,,,,*529010# US (Denver) +12532158782,,84862716697#,,,,*529010# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 848 6271 6697 Passcode: 529010 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbmBpgN1MX
Dear Parents/Guardians, All students attending school in New Mexico are mandated to have certain immunizations. All 7th graders must have a Tdap vaccine to enter school. They also must have 4 Polio vaccines, 2 mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccines, Hepatitis B series of three shots and Varicella series of 2 vaccines or documentation of having had chicken pox from your medical provider to register and attend school. Also, please note, that for your child’s protection, you may want to discuss with your health provider the need for the following immunizations as well: • 3 year old Pre School must have the following vaccines: 4 DTP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 HIB, 3 Hepatitis B, 4 PCV, 1 VAR, 2 & 2 Hepatitis A • 4 year old Pre School must have the following additional vaccines after the 4th birthday DTP, IPV, MMR, & VAR (given at a 4 year old well child check) • Kindergarten through 5th grades must have 5 DTP, 4 polio, 2 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Varicella or documentation of having had chicken pox from your medical provider. 6th graders must have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine to enter 7th grade. ALL ABOVE MENTIONED VACCINES ARE REQUIRED TO START 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR Thank you for checking to be sure your child is up-to-date with all school required immunizations. A copy of your child’s current immunization record is needed by your child’s school nurse each year. If some of the required immunizations are missing, please see your health provider, call the Public Health Department in your area or call the school nurse to discuss other options. Thank you for your attention to this matter. School Nurse-School of Dreams Academy—505-866-7632 option 3
Here's the link for tonight's Special Governing Council Meeting. We will be discussing and possibly approving the budget for SY 2022-2023, and an update to our calendar for SY 2022-2023. Michael Ogas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Special GC Meeting Time: May 31, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81442237037?pwd=bzhhWEZHWFAvOHNtalV1MzdTUzdHUT09 Meeting ID: 814 4223 7037 Passcode: 706393 One tap mobile +13462487799,,81442237037#,,,,*706393# US (Houston) +17207072699,,81442237037#,,,,*706393# US (Denver) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID: 814 4223 7037 Passcode: 706393 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/ktztEwd4b
SCHOOL OF DREAMS ACADEMY SPECIAL GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETING May 31, 2022 6:00 p.m. Will be held remotely via Zoom Video Communications The link to the meeting will be posted on our SODA Website: www.sodacharter.net and on our FB page: @schoolofdreamsacademy (Draft only – agenda subject to change)
SODA TSA has many healthy tomato seedlings left- all seedlings must go before the last day of school! They are only $1 each. Please stop by 6-A or 9-A to purchase plants this week.
FFA snow cone sale TOMORROW 1-2:30 in Mrs. Watlings room. $2 each!
SODA's annual plant sale will begin Monday. Tomato seedlings are only $1 each.
School of Dreams Academy presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' 6PM on May 14th at Belen High School Auditorium. Tickets $5 at the door or presale from Mrs. Mendez. Hope to see you all there!
Utopia Dental will be at SODA tomorrow Friday 5/6/22 from 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM to perform dental screenings and preventative care. Forms have been sent home last week with students. If you have not returned the permission slip for your student and wish for them to have a dental screening please send it with them tomorrow morning. If you have further questions please call the school nurses office.
Hello SODA Families! Friday May 6, 2022 the Bilingual Program presents "Baila, Baila Fiesta Mexicana" from 9:30-11:30 at School of Dreams Academy.
Spring Craft Fair May 14th 8am-1pm The Student Council is currently looking for crafters and vendors to participate in the Spring Craft Fair. If you would like to participate in the event, e-mail email@example.com Thank you and we hope to see you there.