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Here are our announcements for the week of June 20, 2022:
Re-Enrollment for the 2022-23 School Year
If your scholar is planning to return to Paradigm this fall, please fill out the 2022-23 Enrollment Request Form HERE to secure their spot. If you have already done so, there is no need to do it again. Registration and Class Request Information will be emailed out later this summer. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has paid this year’s school fees. A list of scholars with remaining balances is posted by the office. Please have your scholar check to see if their name is on the list, check Aspire, or contact us if you are unsure if you still owe fees. Fees can be paid through Venmo (@Paradigmschools), by echeck or credit card on our website, or with cash or check in the front office.
If you have not yet returned your chromebook please do so ASAP! Late chromebooks will be assessed a $10.00 per day late fee.
Paradigm Summer Camps
Registration for Summer Camps begins this Wednesday! An email will be sent out when the registration link is available.
Paradigm Wish List
Did you know Paradigm has a WISH LIST? These are items that our wonderful mentors wish for, but are not necessarily part of the budget. If you would like to see the complete and ongoing list, click HERE and scroll down. Remember, donations are tax deductible and you can receive volunteer hours as well! Thank you so much to those who have already donated. We love checking items off the list! This week’s wish item: Chinese Chess (10 sets needed)
2022-23 Substitutes Needed
We are looking for substitutes to join our team next year! It pays $15/hour and is great flexible work. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please email Rebeca Bowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleaning Crew Jobs
Paradigm will be hiring a small crew to help this summer! Job includes: cleaning carpets, waxing and stripping floors, painting walls, yard maintenance and general beautification of our wonderful school. Work hours will be from 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri. Starting pay will be $8.50/hour with flexible hours to fit family summer vacation plans. You must be at least 14 to apply. Email Rob Hansen at email@example.com for details!
Summer School for Credit Recovery
We will be offering Summer School again this year for high school recovery credit.
Summer school is only for credit recovery and not original credit. If your high school scholar failed a class this year (or a previous year), this is a great chance to make-up the credit in a short amount of time.
Each half credit is only $50.00 (many outside .5 credits can be $100 or more). This fee can be waived if you are on a school fee waiver this year. We will have two 10-day sessions. Each session is 3 hours per day Monday-Thursday (no Fridays!). Scholars will be in a classroom setting, working on an online summer school class set up on their Chromebook. There will be a mentor in class for guidance, grading and support with content. Scholars will only be allowed one absence and the second absence will result in no credit.
Summer School Registration is now open! Click Here to register. Each session has limited seating, so sign-ups will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Please reach out to Sara Fisher if you need clarification on which class your scholar needs for credit recovery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Exchange Host Family Opportunity
We were recently awarded two J-1 foreign exchange student placement spots for next year. We currently have two foreign exchange students with us this year, one from South Korea and one from Spain, and they have been a terrific addition to our scholar body. Having this opportunity allows for our scholars and staff to learn from other cultures and make an international friendship.
We are currently looking for ONE MORE FAMILY to host a foreign exchange student for the entire year next year. Below is some information from the CIEE local coordinator, Sarah Gunnell:
“From the time a student applies, our staff is available to students, host families, and schools 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and through every step of the process. You can count on us to match your family with the right student from our pool of applicants. As your local coordinator, I live right here in your community, so you always have someone to turn to for immediate guidance. All CIEE students have full travel insurance that covers them in case of an emergency or medical need, to give you confidence and eliminate hassles. By opening your home, you make it possible for members of our community to meet, interact, and learn from someone from a different culture. Exchange students bring new perspectives that can open minds, creating opportunities for engagement and understanding that strengthen schools and communities alike. Many host families find they develop a relationship that lasts a lifetime with the student they host.”
If you are interested in becoming a host family, please contact Mallory Woodbury at email@example.com. These two opportunities will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!Julia H.
I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.Jennifer L.