6:30 PM Board of Education: Work Session
Monday, January 11th we will begin in-person instruction for ALL families that made that selection. Only students whose selection was for in-person should report to school. All students received a bus letter. Please pay close attention to the top of the form that states to disregard the letter if you selected virtual or defaulted to virtual learning due to no survey response. The classrooms have been safely set up to socially distance. Do NOT send students who are not on our list. Contact the school if you are unsure of your child’s status.
We are excited to welcome our students back to campus. It has been a long time since we were in the building for the instructional day. To that end, we will spend extensive time reviewing expectations during week 1 with an emphasis on safety procedures (health and physical). COVID-19 has changed our landscape forever. However, like the Phoenix that we are we will evolve for the better.
As we continue to ensure that every student is career and college ready, we will make certain to communicate frequently what is happening in the life of our school. Please make sure you are checking your email, visiting our school webpage and social media sites regularly for updates. Beginning Friday, January 8th short videos covering CDC guidelines, Behavior Expectations, Academic Updates and Athletics will be posted on the school’s webpage. Check them out! The following will assist you with preparation and planning for in-person school.
January 11 Schedule (class times may be slightly adjusted)
Arrival and Dismissal Procedure
Arrival-Students will enter through either the main entrance or the gym entrance. After completing the intake process (health screening and safety officer scan) students will pick up breakfast from the cafeteria. Breakfast will take place in the classroom. No congregating!
Dismissal- Students will be dismissed in groups by the PA system beginning at 1:00 pm:
Group 1 Computer Loaners/Mr. Spencer
Group 2 Students in Gym
Group 3 Upstairs Students
Group 4 Main Floor Students
Group 5 Basement Students
Group 6 Student Athletes report to the Cafeteria
We will continue using a blended learning model with Microsoft Teams being the main platform for learning. What is blended learning? Blended learning provides synchronous learning and asynchronous learning to better aid all learners. Synchronous learning will allow students to receive real time instruction from their teachers and ask any questions they may have in mastering content. Asynchronous will be additional support and resources to assist students when they need a reference point to refer back or clarify misunderstandings. Students and teachers will receive a technology break in between classes. Teachers will list assignments on the Microsoft Teams platform as well as their webpages for parent access. All grades will be recorded in SIS (Student Information System). Parents will be able to sign up for parent portal access via SIS and you will be able to monitor grades and attendance for your student. Teachers will enter at least 2 grades per week in SIS. The major change for your student is that the teacher will also be instructing those students who remained virtual.
If you have any questions regarding your student’s academic progress you are able to email teachers and/or administration with questions. You should receive a response within 48 hours of your email. If you do not receive a response, please follow up with a call to make certain the email did not go to spam. Student attendance will be monitored and tracked daily to make certain that students are engaged and no additional support from the school is needed.
We are forgoing our normal uniform policy this semester. Many families have experienced economic hardships the last 9 months. We ask that students honor themselves and the school community by wearing clothing that is appropriate for school. Dress down Friday rules apply. No ripped jeans, halter tops, crop tops, tank tops, leggings, revealing shear material, gang and/or drug paraphernalia. The Dress Code will support a positive school culture. Administration and/or designee reserve the right to refuse entry until a student comes into compliance with the dress code.
All staff, students and visitors will be required to wear a face mask to enter and while in the school building. The only exception is when seated eating. Disciplinary action will be taken for staff and students who fail to remain in compliance throughout the day.
Proper mask wearing is on the face covering the nose and mouth. No full face mask will be allowed.
Students will be expected to bring their district issued electronic device fully charged daily. Charging stations will be available throughout the day but are limited. To avoid missing instructional time please charge your laptop each night. If you chose not to use a district issued device, outside devices will not be allowed due to network security. However, during school hours we will provide your student with a device.
3rd Quarter School Hours and Bell Schedule
We are excited that you have chosen and continue to choose Career Academy for your child’s education. Stay safe and healthy!
Still WE Rise,
Jana Haywood, EdD
Thank you for your interest in Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School. We serve 500 students in grades 9 through 12 and are located in the Grand Center Arts District of Saint Louis. Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School is focused on ensuring that “Every Student is Career and College Ready”. The Grand Center Arts District, located in midtown St. Louis, is full of many cultural venues including the Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, Jazz at the Bistro and Forest Park. In addition, the school is just a few minutes from downtown St. Louis, Busch Stadium, The St. Louis Aquarium, St. Louis Arch and much more.
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School is a place for families to choose for the chance of a lifetime for their student. The staff, both academic and career technical, are exceptional in their respective fields. From previous careers ranging from engineering to hospitality/culinary, you can expect nothing but the best from the staff at Career Academy. Career Academy offers 10 career pathways for students to choose from. The culminating experience is an internship during the senior year.
While being challenged in the classroom, there are many other opportunities to make your child’s high school experience a fantastic one. We have an amazing athletic department, a chapter of the National Honor Society, SkillsUSA, a rigorous Advanced Placement program, a strong partnership with Gateway GIS, and many other excellent opportunities.
If you are interested in a tour, feel free to contact the school to schedule one.