Friday, January 15, 2021

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Jan. 15, 2021


Dear Voyager Community,

What a busy week we have had here at Voyager, learning and growing together. Thank you again to our community for sharing your feedback on the most recent Hybrid Reopening Plan survey.  The Board met last night to review the recommended plan and consider all community feedback. The Board approved the recommendation to delay in-person instruction until March 1, 2021. The Board will allow sports and extracurricular activities to continue while we are learning remotely. Our high school student athletes did an impressive job presenting their views to the Board on resuming sports activities. The leadership team and Reopening Task Force will meet again on February 17, 2021 to review updated COVID-19 data and metrics as well as the results of safely resuming sports and extracurricular activities as we plan for the future.  The school leadership team and school staff will continue to refine operations plans and programs to ensure school readiness for a safe return to in-person learning.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Jan. 15, 2021

VAES Family Update


I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your patience and support as we seek to develop the best remote learning plans possible.  As you have heard Voyager Academy has chosen to delay the hybrid reopening plan.  The Reopening Task Force will meet on February 17, 2021 to review the most current data to determine if we are ready to open on March 01. Our elementary teaching staff will continue to give 100% to every student as we moved forward with quality instruction.  Because of the amazing partnership with parents, teachers, and students, we are making great academic progress.  Based upon the most recent progress reports that were issued, our K-3 students are doing well with the majority of each grade level receiving scores of “Exceeding Grade Level Expectations” or “Meeting Grade Level Expectations”. We will continue to work hard and also provide students with social and fun experiences.  Please hang in there.  Better days are coming.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Jan. 15, 2021

Hello Middle School Families, 

Wow, our students and teachers continue to work hard to do their best work and teachers are creating amazing lessons. I cannot believe it is almost the end of January.  we have about 4 months before the end of the school year and what an interesting year it has been.  


Several of you have donated wipes and sanitizer.  I can’t thank you enough as I know once we return to in-person we will use lots of wipes and 

sanitizer.  

Voyager Academy High School News, Jan. 15, 2021

 

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

  • Stay Up-to-the-Minute on Your Child’s Academic Progress: Become a “Parent Observer” on His/Her Canvas Account 
  • Free Personalized Mentorship For High School Students 
  • Got the ZoomZoom Blues? Join an Extra-Curricular Club! 
  • FREE TUTORING From National Honor Society Tutors/Viking Buddies 
  • Open House a Success 
  • Substitute Teachers Needed 

Friday, January 8, 2021

 

Dear Voyager Community,

I anticipated opening my first newsletter of 2021 with all the optimism and hope that I feel with each new year.  Unfortunately, I write the first weekly newsletter of 2021 with a very heavy heart. We have closed the book on 2020 but the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.  North Carolina has just had two record breaking days of over 10,000 new cases and the positive tests in the state have increased to 13.9%. And sadly, the state has had over 7,000 deaths due to the coronavirus. Many in our school community have recently been impacted as well, causing heightened concern about the pandemic and our plans to reopen on January 19, 2021. Families, students, and staff were all sent a survey yesterday to gather updated feedback from our community. We do have hope and can take action to stay safe. Please remember to practice the 3 W’s (wear a face mask, wait 6 feet, and wash hands frequently) to protect yourself, your family, and our community. We are also grateful that the vaccine has become available and the process is now being implemented to help protect our community.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Jan. 8, 2021

VAES Family Update


Happy New Year to all of our amazing families.  I hope you enjoyed the holidays and created the best memories possible. Listed below are some important reminders for our families.


A large majority of the staff is working from home through Jan. 14th.  If you need assistance from any of the office staff members, please email us and we will assist you in any way possible.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Jan. 8, 2021

Happy New Year to all  Middle School Families, 

Wow, I wonder if we are going to get enough snow to have some fun sledding.  I think a little sledding would be lots of fun even if it’s going to be very cold.  I hope all of our students had a great first week at school after celebrating the holidays.  I know I enjoyed the time away from school!

Voyager Academy High School News, Jan. 8, 2020

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

  • You Are Invited to Spring Semester Open House 
  • English 2 Fall 2020 Semester Are Rockstars! 
  • ACTION NEEDED: Directions and links to set up your Greenlight Account (The new morning check-in screener for entering the school) 
  • Job Opportunity at Voyager Academy 
  • Seniors Need to Order Caps and Gowns A.S.A.P. 
  • Buy a Senior Ad in the Yearbook! 
  • The VAHS Yearbook Needs You 
  • FREE TUTORING: National Honor Society Tutors/Viking Buddies Back In Business  
  • Science Olympiad Competition Team – Signup now open

CAMPUS SAFETY

  • The SAVE Promise Club Creates Lasting Change That Leads To Safer Schools

COLLEGE, CAREER, & GRADUATION

  • Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors 
  • College Board opportunity Scholarships  
  • How CFNC (College Foundation of N.C.) can help you plan, apply, and pay for college 
  • Take community college courses at Durham Tech. while at VAHS: How to attend and information.
  •  Ordering 2021 graduation items like caps and gowns/Class Rings.

STAYING ORGANIZED AND INFORMED

  • Stay up-to-the-minute on your child’s progress: become a “parent observer” on his/her Canvas account. 
  • Students must regularly check their voyager academy email accounts. 
  • Remote learning tips for parents: how to help your child be successful in a remote learning setting. 
  • Check out the VAHS counselor’s blog (and subscribe). 
  • Parents: sign up to receive text messages from the school. 
  • Other great sources of information for and about VAHS. 
  • Important High School Athletics Update 
  • Important dates.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Academy Managing Director, Dec. 18, 2020

December 18, 2020

Dear Voyager Community,

As 2020 comes to a close it’s a great time to reflect on how we’ve grown and changed since the start of the year. This year I've seen exponential growth in our technology skills, flexibility, and recognition of all that is important in our lives. I wanted to wish all of our Voyager families and staff a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and joy filled new year. May the new year be merry and bright for each of you.  Thank you to all the Voyager families that donated so many gifts for the Durham Rescue Mission and gift cards to support our families in need.  Your generosity is inspiring and will bring joy and hope to many and brighten their lives.  Just look at all the amazing donated gifts!