CTA GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/2-7)
CHARACTER EDUCATION FOCUS: CARING (KINDNESS)
LABOR DAY REMINDER: There is no school on Monday, Sept. 2.
EARLY RELEASE TIMES: K-5 Early release is 1:00 p.m. and Grades 6-12 Early release is at 12:45 p.m. If you did not receive a text alert on 8/22 reminding of the early release on 8/23, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your cell phone number added to the list.
GET CONNECTED AT CTA: Learn about all the different ways to find the information you need regarding school events, groups, activities, athletics, extracurricular activities, the parent portal and more! Click here to learn more!
LUNCH MENU: This can be found on the school website or the mobile App on the “Dining” tab. Be sure to check out the variety of items our Food Service team creates!
APPAREL ORDERS: These are due on Sept. 6. If you need another order form, please see Mrs. Atkins in Student Services.
READ TO RIDE: Look for these to come home with your preschool-8th grade student next week. This is a reading incentive program for the Red Flannel Festival.
PARENT PORTAL INFINITE CAMPUS
Want to access your student’s grades and attendance information online? Email Sara Middlebrook at email@example.com to request an activation code.
Mobile App: Search “Infinite Campus” in your app store to stay up-to-date on your child - you’ll need to download the “Parent” version.
School name: Creative Technologies Academy
Forgot your password? Email Sara – firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Interested and eligible students are invited to apply to the Creative Technologies Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. Students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply. If your student is interested in becoming a member of this group, your student will need to see Mrs. Rose to get an application. All applications and recommendation forms will be due on October 9th at the start of the school day.
National Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that seeks to promote and accomplish the following goals:
1. To create enthusiasm for scholarship
2. To encourage a desire to serve the community
3. To promote leadership
4. To develop character
5. To encourage citizenship
Eligibility for this group is first based on scholarship, as students need to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to obtain an application. We meet to discuss ways in which we can foster leadership and character in our school and civic community. We also plan various community service projects in our school and civic community. Students are required to attend at least 80% of the meetings and volunteer 30 hours throughout the year. Most hours are done here at CTA or as a group. Not only is being a part of the National Honor Society a privilege, it is also a great asset on a college and job applications. Please contact Mrs. Rose with any additional questions you may have.
STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION
STUDENT MESSAGES: Please use CTA's office telephone number to get messages to your students rather than texting them. Student cell phone use is restricted in the classroom and students' phones will be taken if they are not using them in compliance with teacher guidelines.
TARDY SIGN-IN POLICY: If your child is late, a parent/guardian MUST bring them to the office to sign them in and get a pass. MS/HS need a pass after 7:45 a.m. and EL need a pass after 8:00 a.m. Building doors are locked at the times noted and students cannot go directly to their classroom door.
MEDICINE: Parents can drop off any meds to student services to give to their child during the school day. A staff member will dispense meds as directed, otherwise students are not permitted to have any medications in their possession while on school grounds. You will need to fill out a form – see Mrs. Atkins in Student Services.
ABSENT/TARDY: Please call student services @696-4905 Ext 211 if your child is going to be absent or late to school. If we don’t know where your children are, we want to be sure you know where they are. You may leave a message at any time before or after school hours.
CHARGER KID’S CLUB: CTA has an after-school program for K-5 students. Chargers Kid’s Club runs Monday through Friday from 3 – 6:00 p.m. The fee is $7 per day per child to attend. The program is also available on early release days from 1 – 6 p.m. for $10 per child. If you would like more information about the Charger Kid’s Club, call CTA at 616-696-4905.
PAPER GATOR: You may drop off books, magazines and newspapers for recycling in the green paper gator on the west side of the main parking lot.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Please download the mobile App and scan receipts for the CTA Parent Association.