Beacon Academy Charter School

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Beacon Academy Distance Learning plan for 2020-2021


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Beacon Academy's office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We have limited staff in the office while we adhere to social distancing guidelines. Our building is closed to visitors. If you need to come to the building, call the main office and make an appointment.

Our main office number is 763-546-9999.

 

 

Technology

We will be loaning technology devices to families who need them. If you have a device or devices at home please use them so that we are able to provide devices to families that do not have any. One device will be loaned for every two students within a household in need. Please click here to request a Beacon technology device for distance learning. Complete one survey for each student in your household. We are receiving surveys that are incomplete. Please take the time to fill out all fields completely. Especially your contact information. Thank you!

*Once you complete the survey we will contact you when your device is ready to pick up. 

Please fill out the technology user agreement (click the link below) and return to Beacon Academy. If
you cannot print this form, one will be available for you when you pick up your device.

The link for the user agreements:
Technology User Agreement (English)
Technology User Agreement (Espanol)

Note from Technology:  If you have previously checked out a laptop last year, it is important that you
return it promptly so that technology can perform necessary updates to support the fall term.
Please communicate with the technology team at distancelearningsupport@nullbeaconacademy.com to get an updated device.

If you are having technology issues, please use this email and direct your questions and concerns to our technology team:

distancelearningsupport@nullbeaconacademy.com
Eldred Bach
763.546.9999 ext. 1117

Thanks for your assistance.
Technology Department

 

Prestaremos compuradoras a las familias que las necesiten. Se prestará una computadora por cada dos
estudiantes dentro de un hogar que lo necesite. Haga clic aquí para solicitar una compuradora Dr
Beacon para aprender de distancia. Complete una encuesta para cada estudiante en su hogar.

* Una vez que complete la encuesta, nos comunicaremos con usted cuando su dispositivo esté listo para ser recogido.

Complete el acuerdo de usuario de computadora (haga clic en el enlace a continuación) y regrese a
Beacon Academy. Si no puede imprimir este formulario, habrá uno disponible cuando retire su
dispositivo.

El enlace para los acuerdos de usuario:
Acuerdo de usuario de tecnología (inglés)
Acuerdo de usuario de tecnología (español)

Nota de Tecnología: Si ya tiene una computadora el año pasado, es importante que la devuelva de
inmediato para que Tecnología pueda realizar las actualizaciones necesarias para respaldar el período de
otoño.  Las actualizaciones deberían tardar menos de 20 minutos en realizarse y se pueden devolver posteriormente.

Gracias por tu ayuda.

Departamento de Tecnología

COVID-19 RESOURCES

What to do if you’ve had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/contact.pdf

What to do if you’re waiting for COVID-19 test results

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/waiting.pdf

Minnesota Department of Health: Symptoms & Testing

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html#symptoms

Minnesota Department of Health: Tips & Resources for Families During COVID-19

https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/mentalhealth/children

Minnesota Department of Health: Tips to Reduce Stress

https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/ep/behavioral/anxiety.pdf

Minnesota Department of Health: Mental Well-Being

https://www.health.state.mn.us/docs/communities/mentalhealth/quickcardmwb.pdf

Minnesota Department of Health: Disaster Mental Health & Crisis Lines

https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/ep/behavioral/covid19.html

Hotlines for the Minnesota Department of Health:

COVID-19 Hotlines:

Interpreters available

Health questions:
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Schools and child care questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hennepin County Helpline:
612-348-3000
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Benefits of a charter school education at Beacon Academy include:

  • Monthly themes designed to support excellent character education
  • A Responsive Classroom Curriculum utilized to promote positive communication, successful conflict resolution, and other valuable social-emotional skills
  • Differentiated instruction to support students’ unique learning needs and academic goals
  • Spanish language instruction
  • Technology, art, physical education and music education integrated into the daily curriculum
  • Outdoor time
  • Many opportunities for parental involvement

 

A Proven, Rigorous, and Content-Rich Curriculum

We are committed to providing a results-driven, small learning community, built around a culture of positive character development and committed parental involvement. Learn more about our curriculum at Beacon Academy Charter School.

 

Purposity

It’s now simple to make a difference for our students, right from your phone! With @Purposity get one weekly notification, read the story of a student in need, and decide if you want to help - all from your phone in under a minute. Download Purposity in the App Store or Google Play and be sure to follow Beacon Academy.

 

Download on iPhone: http://bit.ly/Purposity

Download on Android: http://bit.ly/PlayPurposity

Get More Information About Enrollment

Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Mon
Governance Committee Meeting
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Groups: Governance Members Schools: Beacon Academy Location: Beacon Academy
Sep
29
Tue
Facility Rental
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Groups:
YMCA

Location:
South Field

Facility Rental
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Groups:
MN Splash

Schools:
Beacon Academy

Location:
Gym

Sep
30
Wed
[Cancelled] Student Picture Day
Sep 30 all-day

Groups:
All

Schools:
Beacon Academy

Location:
Beacon Academy

Oct
1
Thu
Facility Rental
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Groups:
YMCA

Location:
South Field

Prospective Family Info Sessions

This section will be updated when dates have been scheduled.

All sessions start at 6 PM and will be conducted via Zoom. Please RSVP by emailing information@nullbeaconacademy.com. Let us know which session you are registering for, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Meet Our Administrators

Sean Koster

Sean Koster | Executive Director

I’ve been honored to work at Beacon Academy Charter School since 2008. I am dedicated to working hard as an instructional leader because I believe high student achievement is a result of exceptional teaching in each classroom. I am dedicated to reflectively serving students and am resolved to allow my core values to guide my decisions and actions. I hold high expectations for myself, our staff, and our students. Through our open communication – built on earnest understanding, integrity, and listening – we can embrace inclusion, celebrate diversity, and build on the wonderful school culture and high levels of student achievement we enjoy at Beacon Academy.

Michael Reeder | Principal

I have been fortunate to serve students and families from an array of backgrounds throughout my educational career and now feel privileged to be a member of the community at Beacon Academy Charter School. With a culture committed to the holistic growth of children, students experience a challenging curriculum, develop personal and social responsibility through intentional character education and gain a global perspective through daily Spanish instruction. By supporting culturally relevant practices, fostering staff-student relationships, and understanding how our students’ cultural backgrounds shape who they are, we can make our learners feel they matter as we partner with families to achieve favorable results with their children.

Michael Reeder
Myla Johnson

Myla Johnson | Dean of Students

I am honored and delighted to join the Beacon Academy community. My goal is to continue the Beacon Academy culture of excellence by building strong relationships with students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community. I am excited to partner with you to give our students what each and every one of them deserve—a top-quality, rigorous, well rounded education that will prepare them well for success in life. My personal mission is to always lead with the courage to do what’s best for children.

I am looking forward to meeting each one of you as the school year progresses. You will find that my door is always open and I am always here to support you in any possible way. Thank you for entrusting us with your children. I cannot wait to see all the success in store for the students, staff and families of Beacon Academy!

Testimonials

Teacher & Student at Beacon Academy

Señora C

"As a parent and Spanish teacher at Beacon AcademyCharter School, I feel fortunate to be part of such a caring school community. My son loves belonging to a school where he can enjoy learning Spanish every day! Since we spend most of our days here, we are blessed to be in a place that brings us so much joy!"

Student & Parents at Beacon Academy

The Bensons

"We LOVE our school. Beacon Academy Charter School is such a great place to raise and educate our boy. The teachers, staff, and families provide a meaningful community of support and care for our boy and for our whole family."

Madeline

"My transition to high school was smooth because my years at Beacon gave me confidence in who I was and what kind of friend I could be to others. I was academically prepared too!"