The Beak August 2017

CIVA's Peru trip. Mr. Zimmerman at the Temple of the Sun.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everybody!! We are all very excited to start the school year! 

Upcoming Calendar:

Registration:  August 15th

New students from 8:30-10:30

Returning students from 11:30-1:00

First day of school August 17  7:45-2:45

Fall OLE  September 12-14

Fall Showcase September 28


New Staff:  We would like to welcome Melinda Dooley to our staff!  She will be teaching biology, chemistry and AP biology.  

Governing Board:  We also welcome Tom Sanny and Laurie Morton who will both be serving on the governing board!

Apparel Support Update

This past spring CIVA’s Governing Board voted to update the dress code to better support the students.  Assisting students with wearing clothing that will enhance their education is why the dress code was established.  Sometimes there is ambiguity to a code that makes implementation difficult.  The Board has clarified the code to assist with easier cooperation.  On CIVA’s website under Board of Education policies "JICA CIVA Charter School Substantive Waiver" lists the updated code.  

Update Your Information

You can now update information about your student(s) through the ParentConnect website. Phone numbers, email addresses, health concerns and emergency contact information for each of your children can be updated, or you can verify that there are no changes.

Please go to and click on the ParentConnect icon to complete this process. You will need your ParentConnect PIN and password. If you do not know your PIN and password, click on the “Need Your Login Information” link, enter your email address, and you will receive an email containing your PIN and password. Once logged in, click on the “Fall Update” link (top right) to review and update each section.

Once you have completed the update process, you will receive an email for each student verifying you are done. You can then bring that email to registration as proof you have updated your information.

International Students

HOSTING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT -  WE NEED YOU!!!!    If you can host a student for the semester or year…please contact Holly Nichols.  She can be reached at or her phone is #806-577-9533.

Fall OLE

For our Fall OLE (Outdoor Learning Expedition), we will be going to Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista on September 12th - 14th.  All paperwork and payment or payment arrangements must be made by August 30th.  Final numbers will be turned into the camp on August 30th so don't miss the deadline!  All forms are available on the website.  Please remember that the Power of Attorney must be signed in front of a notary (a notary is available at CIVA at no charge).