NO SCHOOL MONDAY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ATTENDANCE
Please ensure that your student has a designated place for online learning that is as free as possible from distractions. Be sure he/she is logging into their Google Meet and that their camera is on and their face showing. The Google Meet (similar to ZOOM) is where the classes take place. 

Being well-groomed and wearing a uniform top helps create a sense of being in class. Showing their face live and not just showing a picture, lets the teacher know that they are truly present and engaged throughout the class. 

By Oklahoma state law, when a student is not in class 90% of the time, they receive an NC or “no credit” for the class and will have to repeat that class.

Repeating a class during summer school costs $150 per class.

Teachers post assignments on Google Classroom and/or SeeSaw, which is similar to writing the assignment on the board and handing out the paperwork. There should not be any confusion about how to do virtual learning at this point in time.

Students who do not attend risk losing credit, having their driver’s license suspended, and having their name turned into the Truancy Unit of the Oklahoma City Police Department.
TEACHER WEBSITES
In an effort to make it easier for parents and students to access teachers, grades, and other links from one location, each ASTEC Teacher has created a website where this and other information regarding their classes can be found. 

In the sites, you will find links to information about the teacher, Google Classroom, Google Meet, PowerSchool, Seesaw, Edmentum and other useful links. Each site has a contact form and teacher contact information for easy communication with that teacher.

To access the sites go to the ASTEC website, click on the "Faculty & Staff" link in the main navigation bar, and select “All Faculty” link and scroll down to find the teacher you are looking for. Beside each picture is a “website” link that will take you directly to that teacher’s website.


Please note the “Help Me” button at the top right hand side of each teacher website. This button takes you to a place where you can ask school-related questions, get help with homework and in a crisis situation, will put you directly in touch with a national clearinghouse of counselors who can help you deal with issues relating to anger management, suicide prevention, emotional issues, child abuse/neglect and substance abuse to name a few. 

How it works:

Step 1:  Scholars or parents who have a problem and want to report it.
Step 2:  Call, Text, Message or Email the School Helpline. 

Step 3:  A Crisis Worker will answer and take a report.  
The Crisis Worker may ask questions about who you are and how you have access to this information. They may ask for your name or phone number just in case someone needs to call you back. If you want to be anonymous that is okay! Remember to report truthful information only. False reporting is considered harassment and this is a crime.    
Step 4: Provide the report
Step 5: The Crisis Worker can forward your information to your school's designated official for a call back and/or provide you with national, state and local information to assist with food shortages, child behavioral issues, depression, drug/alcohol abuse and much more.  

ASTEC will continue to work hard to help make learning as easy and convenient for scholars so that they can focus on what’s important, attending school, working hard and getting good grades to help them in every way possible for their entire life.

If you have additional questions regarding the “Help Me” crisis prevention helpline button please call the school at 405-947-6272
GOOD JOB SCHOLARS!
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
ASTEC Charter Schools has begun taking enrollment applications for new and returning students for the 2021-22 school year. 
 
Current ASTEC students will be mailed an intent to enroll form with a self-addressed, stamped envelope on Monday, January 11. In addition, an online form has been sent to all ASTEC scholar’s email addresses. You may choose to return the form in either format. Please return by January 29

Applications returned after January 29 will be placed at the bottom of the lottery list below the new lottery students. 
 
All new students must apply for the lottery system through the SMART Choice Application (One App) online at: https://oneappok.com/login.

The lottery will be held February 12, 2021.

If a family has more than one student applying for the lottery an entry must be made for each student. 

Siblings of current ASTEC students will be placed at the top of the selection list, but must still enter the lottery system on One App before the deadline.  

For assistance applying through the Smart Choice application system please call ASTEC at 405-947-6272. An ASTEC staff member will schedule a time to meet with you in person and assist you with entering the lottery. 
FUN & GAMES
Free games for you and your child that are both fun and educational. Grade-level specific, they will help supplement what they are learning at school.
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Juegos gratis para ti y tu hijo que son divertidos y educativos. Específicamente por nivel de grado, ayudarán a complementar lo que están aprendiendo en la escuela. Haga clic aquí para jugar.
FREE MEALS?
BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU
WHAT TO DO ABOUT A SNACK ATTACK
GET OUT AND ABOUT IN OKC!
Oklahoma City has so much to offer and Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is no exception. Check out these and other events happening around the city over the next week.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. VIRTUAL PARADE
Monday, January 18

The OKC MLK Coalition is dedicated to continuing the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They will host both an online parade and virtual job fair on Monday, January 18.

The coalition says that the 2021 theme, “Remember, Celebrate, and ACT.” takes on even greater significance this year. They believe that a strong show of unity will demonstrate the significance of this holiday for the entire Oklahoma City community. 

More information for each event can be found on the OKC Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Coalition Facebook page

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. OBSERVATION DAY
AT THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS
Monday, January 18

Join the Myriad Gardens on Monday, January 18, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Walk their outdoor grounds and discover notable and inspiring quotes by Dr. King along the way. While visiting, reflect upon the challenges of the past year as well as what brings you hope despite challenging times and add your own thoughts of remembrance, hope, and action to the MLK Day Reflection Board in the Visitor Center. You may also view the newly installed art exhibition, Still Here: The Cosmology of Black Resilience

For more information, visit oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.

Monday, Jan 18
2021 MLK Parade, virtual 
MLK Day Party II, The Parlor

Tuesday, Jan 19

Thursday, Feb 18
Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibit opening, Oklahoma Contemporary

Saturday, Feb 20
FAST AND FREE COVID-19 TESTING
ASTEC COVID-19 NUMBERS
ASTEC's COVID-19 statistics chart can be found on our website. The numbers will be updated each week that school is in session.
IMPORTANT DATES

MLK Jr. Day
January 18 - No School
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Middle School Spelling Bee
January 25
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PSAT Test
Team Gold - 10th Grade
January 26
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Spring Break
March 15-19
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Easter Break
Team Gold - 10th Grade
April 2

CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Did you know you can get daily updates about our programs and our scholars on our Facebook page? Just click here to find our official page and hit the "like" button!
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¿Sabía que puede obtener actualizaciones diarias sobre nuestros programas y nuestros académicos en nuestra página de Facebook? ¡Simplemente haga clic aquí para encontrar nuestra página oficial y presione el botón "Me gusta"!

HELPFUL LINKS
NEED HELP?
Families facing a difficult financial time may contact their school headmaster for a waiver for activity fees or or school supplies.
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Las familias que enfrentan un momento financiero difícil pueden comunicarse con el director de la escuela para obtener una exención de las tarifas de las actividades o los útiles escolares.
CONTACT US

(405) 947-6272
Elementary - press 1, Middle School - press 2, High School - press 3