Counseling for Soaring Heights Charter School students is available, please email the school for an appointment with Ms. Hopp.

Announcements

 

Child Care Tuition Assistance Information

September 24th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020

Covid-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance For Working Families

Families can now apply for child care tuition assistance to help with care for children who have remote learning schedules due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Click HERE for more information.

Registration Packet

September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020

Click here to fill out your registration packet! 

School starts with remote learning on September 1, 2020

September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020

Reopening Plan

September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020

Click here to view our Soaring Heights Reopening School Plan for Parents.

The Heroes Act

May 20th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020

May 15, 2020
Dear Parents/ Guardians and Community Members,

As members of the Soaring Heights Charter School community, we need your help in reaching out to legislators who can advocate for our school.

Do you know about the HEROES Act? The HEROES Act is the fourth in a series of bills intended to provide economic relief to Americans suffering during the Coronavirus pandemic. It provides some funding for K-12 education, but not nearly enough. Even more, it ​lacks guaranteed​ fair funding for charter schools.

Help us by reaching out to your local legislator to urge them to ensure that equitable treatment of charter schools is given and that charter schools receive their fair share of federal, state, and local funds.

Together we can make a difference. Together we can stand out. Together we can get the support we need.

Click here to reach out to your local legislators

Kind Regards,
Soaring Heights Charter School Staff

COVID-19 Resources

May 2nd, 2020 - August 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health - for educators, students, and parents https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/trauma-disaster/take-care- of-your-emotional-health-for-your-clients-and-the-public

Soothing Meditations and Mindfulness Recordings - for adults and children https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep- breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031 720

7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety - for adults, possibly older children https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus - for parents, caregivers, and teachers https://www.counseling.org/membership/aca-and-you/school-counselors/talk-to-kids-about- coronavirus

COVID-19 Response Resources - for educators and families https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support

Self-Care for Counselors - for adults https://www.counseling.org/membership/aca-and-you/school-counselors/self-care-for-counselors

Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment - for educators (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-through-pandemic-mindset-moment

Apps for Students With Special Needs - for educators and parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.edutopia.org/article/apps-students-special-needs-school-buildings-shutter

Manage Stress and Coping by CDC - for adults https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress- anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019- ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource - for parents https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate- safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from- covid-19

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus - for parents https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

Tackle the Stress Monster Exercise - for parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://ptaourchildren.org/tackle-the-stress-monster-exercise/1

COVID-19 Resources Human Rights Campaign - for everyone

The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19 https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/covid-19

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 - for parents
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f- 215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement COVID-19 Pandemic - for educators and parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/resources/covid-19-pandemic-resources/

National PTA - for parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information?fbclid=IwAR0NFdt- 1j8ZVm8RmWRSa3FY_nZSatFCTTl4EafU_lhMSt-JEupOlyIuNbw

Narrated PowerPoint for Students - (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/ASCA-Stress-Management-ppsx.zip

12 Tips for Practicing Effective Self-Care - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://counselors.cmionline.com/12-tips-for-practicing-effective-self-care/

Creating Rituals that Feed Your Soul - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
https://counselors.cmionline.com/creating-rituals-that-feed-your-soul/

Organizing Time to Bring More Joy - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
https://counselors.cmionline.com/organizing-time-to-bring-more-joy/

BrainPOP Video About Coronavirus - for students (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

Support Site for Parents https://parents.cmionline.com/

School Crisis Center https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org- Code: HELP4STUDENTS - for free course “Supporting Grieving Students”

Coalition to Support Grieving Students - (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://grievingstudents.org/2

National Association of Social Workers NJ Chapter Community Resources - for educators and families
https://naswnj.socialworkers.org/News/Community-Resources

Useful Resource to Support Individuals with Intellectual or Development - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on- Coronavirus.pdf

Mental Health Cares - free hotline 8a-8p everyday 866-202-4357 or call 2-1-1 for 24 hr. help 

Tune in to NJTV Learning Live!

April 6th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020

Tune in to NJTV Learning Live!

Starting April 6, 2020 Children grades 3-6 will be able to tune in each weekday to lessens taught by New Jersey educators.

Click here for more inforamtion.

Click here for more information in Spanish. 

Tune in to NJTV Learning Live!

April 6th, 2020

Tune in to NJTV Learning Live!

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A Letter from Nurse Myra

March 27th, 2020 - April 30th, 2020

At Soaring Heights Charter School, the health and safety of our students, their family members and staff is top-priority. We are committed to support you in the days ahead as we recognize the significant impact that school closures have on everyone. 

We encourage parents to remain calm and follow the federal, state and local guidelines. It is important to follow them and work as a community so that the coronavirus will come to an end.

Read more here.

Home Study Attendance Policy

March 19th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020

Effective Monday, March 23rd, Soaring Heights Charter School will be taking attendance on a daily basis

Find more information here

Closure Policy for Delivery of Services in the Event of a Pandemic

March 18th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020

Soaring Heights Charter School Closure Policy for Delivery of Services in the Event of a Pandemic

A. The Director and members of the Management Collaborative have evaluated
information disseminated to the school from the New Jersey Department of
Education, Hudson County Superintendent, New Jersey Department of Health,
and the Center for Disease Control. Soaring Heights Charter School is
implementing a distance learning procedure and other related services set forth
below:
1. Parents/Guardians will be notified of the school closing via One Call
Now and soaringheights@shcsjc.org .
2. Students in grades K - 1 are provided with two weeks worth of
math, ELA, science and social studies assignments to be
completed. Students will access their IXL online account to
complete work as designated in the packet of assignments. The K
- 1 teachers will be available via email from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. to
answer questions regarding the completion of assignments.
a. In the event the school will be closed for more than two
weeks, the parents will be contacted to drop off the
completed material and pick up more math, ELA, science
and social studies work.
3. Two hours of assignments for students in grades 2 - 8 will be
emailed daily with instructions. The assignments are to be
completed and sent back via email to the teachers in grades 2 - 8
for evaluation. Teachers will be available for questions via email
regarding assignments from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
a. Students will access online textbooks and IXL accounts to
complete assignments.
4. Students with an Individualized Education Plan will be assigned
work based upon their grade levels via email by both the resource
teachers and general education teachers.
5. The school will inform all families of hot spot areas for students with
no internet access in their homes. Work can be completed on a
cell phone or tablet.
6. Speech and occupational therapy services will be made up when
school reopens.
7. The school counselor will email the parents of students who receive
counseling services to set up times to provide services to any
student whose parent would like his/her child to speak with the
counselor.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION
As Soaring Heights Charter School contracts with the Jersey City Food Service
Department, meals will be distributed to all students under the age of 18 regardless
of lunch status from the sites designated by the Jersey City Public School District: MS
#40 and all neighborhood schools. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed between the
hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The information will be posted on the school’s website as well
as communicated through One Call Now.

Jersey City Free Meal Program Pickup Locations

March 17th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020

Jersey City Free Meal Program Pickup times and locations:

All Jersey City Children under the age of 18, regardless of the school they attend, can pick up FREE MEALS (Breakfast & Lunch) at a school nearest to their home between 9:00am and 12:00 Noon. This is regardless of your lunch status. 

More information here

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Home Study during School Closure

March 16th, 2020 - March 27th, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardian,
In preparation for a possible school closure due to the coronavirus, the teachers have
prepared a two week home instruction packet for your child in grades K - 1. In grades
2 - 8, assignments will be emailed daily with instructions. Students should submit
their work daily to his/her teacher via email. If the state Department of Health or the
state Department of Education close schools, please have your child start the packet.
In the event of a closure, you will be notified via OneCall Now. Teachers will check their
emails daily between 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. each school day for questions that you may
have. If the closure is longer than two-weeks, the school will contact you with additional
information.

More information in the attached PDF.

School Closed

March 16th, 2020

Spring Break

April 4th, 2020 - April 13th, 2020

Report Cards

April 15th, 2020 - April 16th, 2020

Enrichment 2nd - 5th Grade

January 28th, 2020 - January 30th, 2020

After School Clubs for Grades 6-8

January 24th, 2020 - January 25th, 2020

Progress Report

February 24th, 2020 - February 25th, 2020

Report Card Distribution 1:15-2:45

January 27th, 2020 - January 28th, 2020

Preparing Our Children for Tomorrow

December 16th, 2019

Dear Families,

This week has been a very painful and disheartening time for the entire Jersey City community.  In the midst of this, we continue to work together to prepare our children for tomorrow.  At the end of the day, we are left with the need for all of us to move forward together.  We find the strengths within us to unite and hold onto the belief that the human spirit will rise above this.  What better way to invest in tomorrow than joining together with all of you to make a world that reflects our dreams for our children to live in peace…  On behalf of everyone at the school, I thank you for all of the wonderful support you have offered us this week. 

With appreciation,

Claudia Zuorick  

Lead Water Testing Results

November 27th, 2019

Testing for Lead in Water

In March 2019, Soaring Heights Charter School had water samples throughout the building tested for lead levels by AAA Lead Professionals, 6 White Dove Court, Lakewood, NJ  08701.

AAA Professionals sent six samples to EMSL Analytical, Inc. in Cinnaminson, NJ for testing, and the report that the school received from AAA Lead Professionals on March 28, 2019, noted that “results were at satisfactory levels.”

Download 2019 Lead Testing Results here. 

If you have questions related to this test, please call the school at 201-434-4800.

Report Card Distribution from 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

November 13th, 2019

School Closed

November 8th, 2019

Early Dismissal at 12:30pm

November 7th, 2019

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