Champion Schools South Mountain

Champion Schools South Mountain
7900 S. Jesse Owens Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85042
info@championsouthmountain.org
(602) 341-6527 (602) 341-6529

Welcome to Champion School South Mountain

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

¡ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE!

March 13, 2020

Dear Champion South Mountain Parents,

After careful consideration and communication with Governor Ducey, State Superintendent Hoffman and Public Health Dr. Christ, we have determined it is in the best interest of our students and their families to extend Spring Break at our South Mountain Campus for an additional week, March 16-20, 2020.

This extension will enable us to do a deeper cleaning of our School Campus, make sure we have ample supplies for handling hand washing and disinfecting throughout the school day and preparing teachers and staff to manage the return to school. Also, as a precaution, it gives us more time to follow any recommendation that might come from AZ Dept of Health, see azhealth.gov/COVID-19 for daily updates. 

If your child has a heart disease, diabetes or lung disease (including asthma) you must be very cautious because they are in a higher risk population. Please consult your doctor.

Also, we need to know if families have traveled anywhere during Spring Break including California, or other states or countries.

Your School Principal will be communicating with you frequently using OneCallNow and Facebook with updates. Please follow the recommendations of Mrs. Ruiz for studying over Spring Break and keep your children Reading, Writing and practicing Math. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you understand our intent to keep your children safe and healthy.

 

Carta de la Superintendente

Marzo 15, 2020

Estimados Padres de Champion Schools,

A partir de hoy, domingo 15 de marzo de 2020, el Gobernador Doug Ducey y la Superintendente Estatal Kathy Hoffman anunciaron conjuntamente el cierre de todas las escuelas de Arizona desde el lunes 16 de marzo de 2020 hasta el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

Continuaremos manteniéndonos en contacto con los funcionarios estatales y de salud pública para proporcionar la información más actualizada y garantizar que el Estado de Arizona esté haciendo todo lo posible para mantener a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad saludables y seguros. Además, como precaución, nos da más tiempo para seguir cualquier recomendación que pueda provenir del Departamento de Salud de Az, consulte azhealth.gov/COVID-19 para obtener actualizaciones diarias.

Si su hijo tiene una enfermedad cardíaca, diabetes o enfermedad pulmonar (incluido el asma), debe tener mucho cuidado porque se encuentra en una población de mayor riesgo. Por favor consulte a su médico.

Además, necesitamos saber si las familias han viajado algún lugar durante las vacaciones de primavera, incluyendo California u otros estados o países.

El director de su escuela se comunicará con usted con frecuencia mediante OneCallNow y Facebook con actualizaciones. Siga las recomendaciones del director y los maestros para estudiar durante este cierre y mantenga a sus hijos leyendo, escribiendo y practicando matemáticas.

Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente que esto pueda causar, y esperamos que comprenda nuestra intención de mantener a sus hijos seguros y saludables.

Sincerely, 

Ms. Sawyer MA

Superintendent

Champion Schools

csawyer@championschools.org


We are a K-8th grade tuition free Charter School, that  implements a rigorous, content rich curriculum.Our Sport emphasis promotes fitness and healthy lifestyle. Here you can access all the latest updates and information regarding enrollment, academics and what’s happening at Champion Schools!

Comprehensive Program of Instruction

Champion Schools is powerful learning community for ALL students, regardless of their educational backgrounds. Our learning environment includes many opportunities to work collaboratively. We use common core, project based learning and utilize the community as a laboratory for students to have hands-on experiences.

These types of learning activities activate the imagination, stimulate critical thinking and develop problem-solving skills. We believe in every student’s natural desire to learn and want to bring ALL of our students into the educational mainstream by the end of middle school.

The POWER of SPORTS in SCHOOLS

Kids who participate in sports and fitness programs are healthier and more academically successful. Participating in sports builds self-esteem and increases grade and test performance.

There is a growing body of research that proves that students need adequate amounts of physical activity throughout the school day. This daily activity not only prevents obesity but supports better academic performance. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that physical activity has a positive impact on cognitive skills and academic behavior.

Exercise directly impacts the behavior and development of the brain. “The effects of physical activity on cognition are particularly important in the highly plastic developing brains of youth,” according to Charles E. Basch, Teachers College at Columbia University. He states that, “exercise effects executive functioning by increasing oxygen flow to the brain and brain neurotransmitters including brain-derived neurotrophins. This family of proteins assures the survival, development and function of neurons in areas responsible for learning, memory, and higher thinking, important components of improved academic performance.”

Physical activity fosters an environment of social-connectedness. When students’ teammates are also their classmates, the opportunity to learn how to play as a team, transfers to learning collaboratively in the classroom. Students who play sport together share a common set of rules. Sports set children up for a healthy adulthood, perpetuating a cycle of well-being for generations to come.

The evidence is clear. Physical activity should have a place in the curriculum of every school that’s serious about teaching its kids.

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Important Announcement: Superintendent COVID-19 Update (05/05/2020)

Champion Schools

Letter from the Superintendent 

May 5, 2020

Dear Champion Families,

I hope this letter finds you and ALL of your loved ones safe and well. We are all happy to hear that Governor Doug Ducey has announced the gradual re-opening of Arizona. In order for our economy to re-open, it is essential to open schools.  Superintendent Kathy Hoffman  is very optimistic that Arizona Schools will be opening for the upcoming School Year 2021. 

Report Cards and Awards are being prepared for distribution via Pick UP and US Mail. We are very proud of all of our Students (and Parents) as we transitioned to Online/ At-Home Learning.

Meal Program will continue throughout the Summer, with FREE Breakfast and Lunch being available for Pick Up, Monday-Friday 8:00-9:30am.   

We HOPE to have a FREE Summer Camp Program June 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25, 

Monday-Thursday 8am-noon. This is dependent on the advice of the Governor and the results of the pending reopening. You may contact the school to reserve a space in the Summer Program. We will keep you posted. 

We plan to open for School Year 2021, with the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on July 27th. (unless closures continue)  What will school ‘look like’ after this COVID19 pandemic? Here are some important things to consider as you prepare for your children to return to school.

  1. Students should be prepared to Social Distance at School This means that children will not be sitting right next to each other, keeping space between each other in line, during lunch and recess. Playground equipment will not be used until we are sure that there is no risk.
  2. Students  should be up-to-date on their IMMUNIZATIONS.  The following link describes how providers can maintain Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html. For more information on where to go for Immunizations: www.WeArePublicHealth.org The Roosevelt Immunization Clinic has been and will continue to operate as a WALK-IN  clinic while following social distancing and cleaning measures.
  3. Talk to your children about COVID19 Here is some helpful guidance from the CDC.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html
  4. Students should bring a small personal bottle of sanitizer to school, and will be allowed to use it anytime. We also have sanitizer “magic soap” available in classrooms.
  5. Check for signs of illness if a student has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others as much as possible 

Here are some additional Resources provided by Maricopa County Public Health

  1. For up-to-date COVID-19 information in Maricopa County, resources and guides to assist you in communicating with your families/community visit  www.maricopa.gov/coronavirus
  2.  Call 2-1-1 for general information on COVID-19. They also have information and resources on their website https://211arizona.org/covid-19/
  3.  Poison Center 844-542-8201 Health care providers, individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, and individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 only are advised to contact the Poison Center. This will enable the calls to be answered as efficiently as possible.
  4. The Disaster Distress Helpline offers counseling services via telephone and in multiple languages https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
  5. Enter your zip code to find a food bank near you http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/index/
  6. Find free and almost free services in Maricopa County https://www.findhelpphx.org/

 Best Wishes  and Take Care, 

Ms. Sawyer MA

Superintendent

csawyer@championschools.org