Career Academy Weekly Principal Newsletter 2021-22

November 19, 2021

Happy Friday CASB Families!

Reminder that we do not have school all of next week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break! See everyone back here on Monday, November 29th.

  1. Homecoming Dance. There will be a Homecoming Dance for High School Students Only. Saturday, November 20 from 6 – 10. Students can pay for a ticket ahead of time for $1 (Tickets bought day of will be $5). Students must show their student ID at the door to be admitted. This is a semi-formal event. Concessions will be available.
  2. ID’s. Students are required to wear ID’s at all times at CASB. Due to printer issues and ID issues, we did not have the ability to sell replacement ID’s. This has been corrected. Please make sure your student is following our student dress code regarding ID’s.
  3. 3 Weeks Left in the Semester. Please make sure your students are catching up on assignments over break. Check PowerSchool. We will have 2 weeks of regular class and our final exams will take place the 3rd week back. Any emails sent to teachers will most likely not be checked until we return on Monday, November 29.  

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

November 12, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB Parents and Guardians,

5 school days and we will be on Thanksgiving break for the week of November 22 – 26. We have quite a few events leading up to the break.

 

  1. Thanksgiving Pie. This upcoming Thanksgiving, we would like to add to your celebration by giving each of our families at CASB & SASB a holiday pie.

Please complete the form https://bit.ly/3DcAjnh  and let us know if you are interested.

Interested families will be notified via email/text for pick up time and date which will be the week before Thanksgiving break.

  1. Homecoming Spirit Week. Please see the information for this HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Spirit week next week. Participation is completely voluntary. Students not participating will need to be in dress code, no hoodies are allowed at any point in time. Jeans can be worn if participating in the spirit week and ONLY if participating. Students wearing jeans and not participating in the day will be asked to change, sit in ISD, or go home. FLYER.
  2. Homecoming Dance. There will be a Homecoming Dance for High School Students Only. Saturday, November 20 from 6 – 10. Students can pay for a ticket ahead of time for $1 (Tickets bought day of will be $5). Students must show their student ID at the door to be admitted. This is a semi-formal event. Concessions will be available.
  3. ID’s. Students are required to wear ID’s at all times at CASB. Due to printer issues and ID issues, we did not have the ability to sell replacement ID’s. This has been corrected. Please make sure your student is following our student dress code regarding ID’s.
  4. Spanish Club Fundraiser. Please see the attached, HERE, for November’s Donut Fund Raiser.
  5. High School Friday Schedule. Next Friday, November 19 will be periods 1 – 5 at the High School.

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

November 5, 2021

Happy Friday CASB Parents and Guardians,

  1. E-Learning Next Friday, November 12. On Friday, November 12, CASB will have an E-LEARNING Day and students will work from home. Middle School students will have assignments for all 8 class periods and High School students will have assignments for all 10 periods.
  2. Dress Code. Students have been pushing dress code in the building – trying to tuck hoods of hoodies in, wearing hoodies, wearing full zip jackets, etc. Please review the dress code for CASB HERE. If you have questions, let us know, but we will be having students change that are not in dress code.
  3. Spanish Club. Spanish Club will be having a fund raiser at Chipotle coming up on November 8. Please see the flyers attached.
    1. HERE.
    2. HERE (Spanish Version).
  4. All Things Athletics:

High School Volleyball

You can purchase volleyball gear at the following website https://careeracademyvolleyball.itemorder.com/

High School Boys Basketball

The start date is this Monday November 8th.  Physicals must be in by November 8th. 

Middle School Girls Basketball

There will be a callout for middle school girls basketball on Monday at the end of the day.  Listen to announcements for further details.

October 28, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB Parents and Guardians,

We have 15 school days until Thanksgiving break. Please make sure your students are remaining to work hard and get work turned in for these last weeks prior to break!

  1. Senior Parents/Guardians. Jostens will be in the building on Friday, November 5th to collect order forms and collect deposits for Senior Orders. This will be done during lunch on Friday, November 5.  
  2. Dress Code. Students have been pushing dress code in the building – trying to tuck hoods of hoodies in, wearing hoodies, wearing full zip jackets, etc. Please review the dress code for CASB HERE. If you have questions, let us know, but we will be having students change that are not in dress code.  
  3. Upcoming Testing. We are through most of the testing windows from the State of Indiana. The only remaining test will be the ISTEP exam for all SENIOR ONLY students who did not pass their ISTEP last year. Those tests will take place the week of November 8 and November 15.
  4. All Things Athletics:

Fall Sports Hoosier Plains All Conference Award Winners

Academic All-Conference Award Winners

Be sure to congratulate Will Roggow, Anne Rooney, & Rocio Alvarez for earning Academic All-Conference Honors from the Hoosier Plains Conference

Volleyball All Conference Award

Rocio Alvarez has earned Honorable Mention All Conference honors from the Hoosier Plains Conference for volleyball this season.  Congratulations Rocio!

Basketball Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

High School Volleyball

You can purchase volleyball gear at the following website https://careeracademyvolleyball.itemorder.com/

High School Girls Basketball

You can purchase girls basketball gear through Sunday at the following website!  https://careeracademygirlsbasketball.itemorder.com/

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be increasing to Monday through Thursday in October.  Please look at the schedule in Eventlink or ask Coach King for a copy.  Physicals must be in by November 8th.

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

October 21, 2021 

Special Thursday Edition of the Parent/Guardian Newsletter!

Happy Thursday,

Parent/Teacher conferences have concluded, and students and teachers have a well deserved day off tomorrow, Friday, October 22. Please enjoy our Fall Break and we will see everyone back at CASB on Monday, October 25, 2021.

  1. PSAT on Tuesday, October 26. All students – Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will take the PSAT on Tuesday. Seniors can come into the building and work with Mr. Turner on FAFSA if they would like assistance.
  2. Spanish Club. Anyone interested in joining Spanish club can meet in Mrs. Garibay’s room, room 118, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the flyer, here, for more information.
  3. Cafeteria A La Carte Menu. CASB’s cafeteria will be offering A La Carte items starting this week and moving into future weeks. Students can purchase these items after main service of food has been completed. We are operating on a “cash-less” system this school year. Students can bring cash to buy these items, but they will NOT receive any cash back. The money remaining will be added to their school account for future purchases. You’ll have access to see this account balance and also add money to your students balance through the MySchoolBucks website.
  4. Vision and Hearing Screening Letter. Please click HERE to see the vision/hearing screener letter from the nurse.
  5. 2nd Quarter Clubs. HERE.
  6. We are excited to partner with our friends at Reins of Life and to again sponsor Spooky Stable Cinema.  

This family movie night features a different movie every week in October staring this Friday October 1st and all families of Career and Success Academy can receive a discount for tickets purchased online by entering the promo code CLASSROOMSSC2021or just mention to the staff you are part of the CASB or SASB family for $5 off at the entry gate.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.reinsoflife.org/spooky-stables-cinema or at the gate (cash only).

All Spooky Stables Cinema movies start at dusk and gates open at 6:45pm.

We look forward to seeing all of our CASB/SASB families at the Spooky Stable Cinema on Fridays!!

Reins of Life is located at:

55200 Quince Road

South Bend, IN 46619

  1. All Things Athletics:

      Basketball Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

High School Girls Basketball

High School Girls Basketball Team Store: get your gear now! Deadline to order is October 30. Reach out to Coach Barwick or Coach Brown with questions. https://careeracademygirlsbasketball.itemorder.com/

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be increasing to Monday through Thursday in October.  Please look at the schedule in Eventlink or ask Coach King for a copy.  Physicals must be in by November 8th.

High School Girls Lacrosse

  1. Click on this link to learn about a local lacrosse option for girls

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

October 15, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB Families,

Parent Teacher Conferences and Fall Break will be next week. Please see information on conferences below and please enjoy your fall break next week.

 

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences Next Week: Thursday, October 21, 2021.  
  1. Cafeteria A La Carte Menu. CASB’s cafeteria will be offering A La Carte items starting this week and moving into future weeks. Students can purchase these items after main service of food has been completed. We are operating on a “cash-less” system this school year. Students can bring cash to buy these items, but they will NOT receive any cash back. The money remaining will be added to their school account for future purchases. You’ll have access to see this account balance and also add money to your students balance through the MySchoolBucks website.
  2. PSAT Date Change. CASB will host the PSAT on Tuesday, October 26. This is a change from October 13. Please mark your calendars. All Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will take the exam. We are asking that everyone please plan accordingly and get to school early. We will move students to classrooms and administer the exam as soon as we can get started.
  3. ASVAB Test. Tuesday, October 19, All Junior students will take the ASVAB exam.
  4. Vision and Hearing Screening Letter. Please click HERE to see the vision/hearing screener letter from the nurse.
  5. Butterfly Garden Ornaments. Please view the link and reach out to Mr. Bernhard (nbernhard@careeracademysb.com) if you are interested in donating to our Environmental Science Program.
  6. Free Tutoring. Any Indiana student has access to Free Tutoring and SAT help. Please see the link below for more information about this Indiana program. HERE.
  7. We are excited to partner with our friends at Reins of Life and to again sponsor Spooky Stable Cinema.  

This family movie night features a different movie every week in October staring this Friday October 1st and all families of Career and Success Academy can receive a discount for tickets purchased online by entering the promo code CLASSROOMSSC2021or just mention to the staff you are part of the CASB or SASB family for $5 off at the entry gate.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.reinsoflife.org/spooky-stables-cinema or at the gate (cash only).

All Spooky Stables Cinema movies start at dusk and gates open at 6:45pm.

We look forward to seeing all of our CASB/SASB families at the Spooky Stable Cinema on Friday’s!!

Reins of Life is located at:

55200 Quince Road

South Bend, IN 46619

  1. All Things Athletics:

      Basketball Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

High School Volleyball

Our high school volleyball team finished out the season with the sectional game at Bremen High School on Thursday night.  The girls showed great improvement in technique and mental fortitude throughout the season!

High School Girls Basketball

The official season begins October 18th.  All players will need to have their paperwork and physical turned in by this date.  Practice is from 5-7 at Career

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be increasing to Monday through Thursday in October.  Please look at the schedule in Eventlink or ask Coach King for a copy.  Physicals must be in by November 8th.

High School Girls Lacrosse

Click on this link to learn about a local lacrosse option for girls.

Mr. Garstka and Ms. MyersOctober 8, 2021

Happy Friday and Last Day of the Quarter CASB Families!

Today was the last day of the 1st quarter. Monday will mark day 1 of the 2nd quarter. With this change, gradebooks in PowerSchool will look a little different. Quarter 1 grades will be finalized, Quarter 2 grades will be those grades that are changing throughout the quarter. Semester 1 grades will be an average of the 2 quarters and the final exam given in December. At the end of the semester in December, the grade for your student will be the semester grade for the course. Please reach out if you have any questions.

  1. Parent Teacher Conferences. CASB will be hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 21. Students will have E-Learning Assignments that day for their classes – MS for periods 5 – 8, and HS periods 6 – 10.
    1. Format will look a little different than it has in past years. We will have both in person and virtual conferences.
  1. Virtual conferences will be from 10 AM – 2:30 PM
  2. In Person conferences will be from 3:30 PM – 7 PM

iii.      Staff will have lunch from 2:30 – 3:30

  1. PSAT Date Change. CASB will host the PSAT on Tuesday, October 26. This is a change from October 13. Please mark your calendars. All Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will take the exam. We are asking that everyone please plan accordingly and get to school early. We will move students to classrooms and administer the exam as soon as we can get started.
  2. ASVAB Test. Tuesday, October 19, All Junior students will take the ASVAB exam.
  3. Vision and Hearing Screening Letter. Please click HERE to see the vision/hearing screener letter from the nurse.
  4. Butterfly Garden Ornaments. Please view the link and reach out to Mr. Bernhard (nbernhard@careeracademysb.com) if you are interested in donating to our Environmental Science Program.
  5. Spanish Club Donut Fundraiser. Please see the flyer, HERE, for a donut fundraiser for Spanish club.
  6. Free Tutoring. Any Indiana student has access to Free Tutoring and SAT help. Please see the link below for more information about this Indiana program. HERE.
  7. We are excited to partner with our friends at Reins of Life and to again sponsor Spooky Stable Cinema.  

This family movie night features a different movie every week in October staring this Friday October 1st and all families of Career and Success Academy can receive a discount for tickets purchased online by entering the promo code CLASSROOMSSC2021or just mention to the staff you are part of the CASB or SASB family for $5 off at the entry gate.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.reinsoflife.org/spooky-stables-cinema or at the gate (cash only).

All Spooky Stables Cinema movies start at dusk and gates open at 6:45pm.

We look forward to seeing all of our CASB/SASB families at the Spooky Stable Cinema on Friday’s!!

Reins of Life is located at:

55200 Quince Road

South Bend, IN 46619

  1. All Things Athletics:

     Basketball Sports Eligibility

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school.

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Cross Country HS

Good luck to our High school athltes who will participate in the sectional on 10/9 @ Erskine Golf Course.

Middle School Boys Basketball Tryouts

8th grade – 10/11 from 4-5:15 at Career Academy

6th & 7th grade – 10/12 from 4-5:15 at Career Academy

*You must have a physical and all paperwork turned in to the athletic office by this date.  You must also be present for tryouts!

High School Girls Basketball

The official season begins October 18th.  All players will need to have their paperwork and physical turned in by this date.

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be increasing to Monday through Thursday in October.  Please look at the schedule in Eventlink or ask Coach King for a copy.

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

October 1, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB Families!!!  

We are 1 week away from the end of the 1st quarter. Please make sure students are working on assignments and getting work done in their classes. Next Friday will be the end of the quarter and 1st quarter grades will be finalized. Staff will have time to finalize those grades, but student work is due by the end of the day on Friday, October 8. Thank you for helping to make sure students get work in this weekend and through the week next week.  

 

1.       Picture Re-Takes. Pictures retakes at CASB will be Monday, October 4. You can purchase picture packages ahead of time at the lifetouch website.  Go to the link: MyLifetouch – Lifetouch and use our School Code: EVTRSMTHS 

Students must be in dress code on Monday whether they are getting a picture retake or not. Students who are virtual are welcomed to come in between 8:30 and 11 to get their pictures taken.  

2.  CASB Shuttles. We will be down 1 bus next week. Students will still be shuttled from Success to Career and from Career to Success. We will also still be shuttling students to their internships and back to CASB if that is still needed. Morning shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 2 times now – students can start loading the bus at 6:50 and the FIRST shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 7:00. The bus will run to CASB and return to Success for the second round of shuttle students. Anyone that can be there on the early shuttle would be appreciated. The bus will not be at Success from 7 – 7:25ish. When the bus gets back, students can board the shuttle to Career to leave around 7:30. Afternoons we might need to have 3 shuttles – 4 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5 pm. We are hoping to shuttle everyone at 4 and 4:30 like normal, but please expect afternoon delays. 

3.  PSAT is approaching. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest the night before and is at school on time. We are requesting all seniors come to school that day to work on the FAFSA with Mr. Turner if they need help filling it out. 

a.  If your student would like to take a practice test, they can at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests   

4.  Friday, October 8th High School. High School will operate with periods 1 – 5. 

5.       We are excited to partner with our friends at Reins of Life and to again sponsor Spooky Stable Cinema.    

This family movie night features a different movie every week in October staring this Friday October 1st and all families of Career and Success Academy can receive a discount for tickets purchased online by entering the promo code CLASSROOMSSC2021 or just mention to the staff you are part of the CASB or SASB family for $5 off at the entry gate. 

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.reinsoflife.org/spooky-stables-cinema or at the gate (cash only).   

All Spooky Stables Cinema movies start at dusk and gates open at 6:45pm.   

We look forward to seeing all of our CASB/SASB families at the Spooky Stable Cinema on Friday’s!! 

Reins of Life is located at: 

55200 Quince Road 

South Bend, IN 46619 

6.       Vision and Hearing Screening Letter. Please click HERE to see the vision/hearing screener letter from the nurse.  

7.      Butterfly Garden Ornaments. Please view the link and reach out to Mr. Bernhard (nbernhard@careeracademysb.com) if you are interested in donating to our Environmental Science Program.  

8.      All Things Athletics:   

      Basketball Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

 Academic Eligibility for Athletes 

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

 Cross Country MS & HS 

Good luck to the high school cross country team as they participate in the first ever Hoosier Plains Conference Championship this evening.  High school athltes will also participate in the sectional on 10/9.   

 Middle School Boys Basketball Tryouts 

6th grade – 10/11 from 4-5:15 at Career Academy 

7th grade – 10/12 from 4-5:15 at Career Academy 

8th grade – 10/13 from 4-5:15 at Career Academy 

*You must have a physical and all paperwork turned in to the athletic office by this date.  You must also be present for the correct tryout! 

 High School Girls Basketball 

Off-season practices continue on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 4-5:15.  The official season begins October 18th.  All players will need to have their paperwork and physical turned in by this date. 

 High School Boys Basketball 

Off-season practices will be increasing to Monday through Thursday in October.  Please look at the schedule in Eventlink or ask Coach King for a copy. 

 

Happy Friday. 

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers 

September 24, 2021

Happy E-Learning Friday CASB Families,

Please make sure your CASB student is logging into their Canvas page and working on homework from their classes. We will see everyone back here at CASB on Monday.

  1. Middle School Drop Off. Please make sure on you are staying in one lane when dropping off students in the morning. Pull all the way down the sidewalk and drop off closest to the building.
  2. Friday, October 1 High School. High School will operate with periods 6 – 10
  3. Picture Re-Takes. Pictures retakes at CASB will be Monday, October 4. You can purchase picture packages ahead of time at the lifetouch website.  Go to the link: MyLifetouch – Lifetouch and use our School Code: EVTRSMTHS
  4. PSAT is approaching. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest the night before and is at school on time. We are requesting all seniors come to school that day to work on the FAFSA with Mr. Turner if they need help filling it out.
  5. High School Advisory Update. We encourage you to watch the following video regarding the negative impacts of social media. While there are several benefits of social media, it is important to recognize the potential negative impacts it can have on kids, as well.  We support our students each week in social and emotional learning during advisory, but your help at home is greatly appreciated and important.

https://youtu.be/7VpY0kbnCu4

  1. P-EBT Update

The deadline is approaching to sign up for Free/Reduced lunch to receive assistance with textbook fees. In addition to textbook assistance, qualifying for Free/Reduced lunch is a requirement for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), which provides food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. Families with eligible children will be issued a card with which they may purchase food. Keep your card!

The benefits are placed on a P-EBT card and mailed to the student’s address on file at the school.

Families are eligible if they:

  • Attend a school in Indiana; and
  • Are absent from school or are engaged in virtual programming due to any COVID related reason; and

Eligible to receive free or reduced lunch or breakfast for the 2021-22 school year.

For more information about the P-EBT program click here: https://bit.ly/3EKFJqF

To SIGN UP for Free/Reduced lunch/Textbook Assistance, please click here: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict

Be sure to click on Career Academy South Bend at the school district.

 

  1. School Nutrition Program UpdateWe would like to take a moment to thank all parents, students, and staff for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through challenging times. Food shortages are occurring nationwide. Our district is no exception as we experience unavailable items and product substitutions. These issues cause frequent menu changes and sometimes a reduced option menu. We will do our best to keep parents and students informed of menu changes.
  2. All Things Athletics:

      Fall Sports Eligibility

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school.

 

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Senior Night – Fall Sports

Senior night for Cross Country & Volleyball was amazing last night!  Great crowd, great family support, and 5 very proud Seniors!  Congratulations to our Fall Sports Seniors Alecxi Fry, Saniah Levy, Kamari Moore, Lucas Potter & William Roggow.

IUSB Tutoring for Athletes

Tutors are available for all athletes from 4-5:00 in Mr. Roggow’s room after school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  No appointment is necessary for after school tutoring.  Please take advantage!

Thanks,

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

September 17, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB Families, 

We are 6 weeks through the school year. The quarter will end on Friday, October 8th. This means students have 3 weeks to raise grades for the first quarter before it ends and grades for the quarter are locked. Please work with students to get work completed and turned in properly. If you have questions, please reach out to the teachers, Mrs. Bryant, Ms. Myers, or Mr. Garstka. 

  1. College Go Week. Next week we will be celebration College Go! Week at CASB. We will be doing door decorating and a vision board with advisory classes, trivia in the mornings for donuts, and a Jeans Day if you wear college gear ON THURSDAY. THURSDAY ONLY will be a Jeans Day if your student wears college gear to school. We have other events scheduled for Seniors during the week as well.  
  2. E-Learning Day Next Friday. Friday, September 24 will be an E-Learning Day. No students will report to school. They need to work on assignments from ALL of their classes from home.  
  3. Fleece Jacket Orders. Mrs. Whitaker is selling Fleece CASB jackets again this year. These are CASB dress code approved and can be worn in the building – please reach out to Mrs. Whitaker with questions (jwhitaker@careeracademysb.comFlier for Fleece JacketsOrder Form. 
  4. CASB Shuttles. We will be down 1 bus next week. Students will still be shuttled from Success to Career and from Career to Success. We will also still be shuttling students to their internships and back to CASB if that is still needed. Morning shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 2 times now – students can start loading the bus at 6:50 and the FIRST shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 7:00. The bus will run to CASB and return to Success for the second round of shuttle students. Anyone that can be there on the early shuttle would be appreciated. The bus will not be at Success from 7 – 7:25ish. When the bus gets back, students can board the shuttle to Career to leave around 7:30. Afternoons we might need to have 3 shuttles – 4 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5 pm. We are hoping to shuttle everyone at 4 and 4:30 like normal, but please expect afternoon delays. 
  5. Friday Schedule for High School. I appreciate everyone adjusting and adapting to the new High School Schedule for Fridays. Next week, September 24 – will be an E-Learning Day. No students will report to the building. Assignments will be posted for ALL 10 class periods. Please see the link HERE to see the full semester schedule. Also, if you have a chance, please speak to your student about our second High School Seminar in the gym. Students were shown their Goal progress as we had set it last week. Juniors and Seniors are well on their way to earning their overall goals. We have dropped the number of students with F’s and risen the number of A’s. Freshmen and Sophomores – we simply need to buckle down and get more work done in class. Students were explained Mindplay and Math IXL expectations and hopefully can improve their overall scores moving forward.  
  6. Substitute Teachers. If you’re interested in being a substitute teacher, please reach out to the school and learn how you can sign up. 
  7. Spanish Classes! 

Spanish classes took a Semester Pre-Test and are relearning Spanish 1 content based on collected data for all three levels. 

 Spanish students so far have done the following: 

*created Introductory Google Slides about themselves in Spanish 

*collaborated to create individual class rules posters in Spanish 

*learned Parts of Speech in both English and Spanish 

*learned/reviewed Subject Pronouns
*learned Spanish-speaking countries and capitals 

*created FlipGrid video quizzes to sing songs to help them learn the Spanish alphabet, subject pronouns and Spanish-speaking countries and capitals 

*learned new Spanish vocabulary and practiced in Quizlet 

*played in-class games such as GimKit Live and Quizlet Live to help review Spanish terms 

 And many other fun and exciting Spanish-learning activities!  Spanish is a highly energetic, interactive, college preparatory course.  Please make sure to try not to miss class so you won’t miss out. 

  1. All Things Athletics:   

       

Fall Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

  

Academic Eligibility for Athletes 

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

  

Senior Night – Fall Sports 

Senior night for Cross Country & Volleyball will be Thursday 9/23 at Career Academy during the volleyball games.  Please come support your seniors!  Volleyball Seniors Alecxi Fry, Saniah Levy, & Kamari Moore.  Cross country Seniors Lucas Potter & William Roggow. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers 

 September 10, 2021 

Happy Friday CASB families,

  1. CASB Shuttles. We will be down 1 bus over the next 2 weeks. Students will still be shuttled from Success to Career and from Career to Success. We will also still be shuttling students to their internships and back to CASB if that is still needed. Morning shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 2 times now – students can start loading the bus at 6:50 and the FIRST shuttle from Success to Career will leave at 7:00. The bus will run to CASB and return to Success for the second round of shuttle students. Anyone that can be there on the early shuttle would be appreciated. The bus will not be at Success from 7 – 7:25ish. When the bus gets back, students can board the shuttle to Career to leave around 7:30. Afternoons we might need to have 3 shuttles – 4 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5 pm. We are hoping to shuttle everyone at 4 and 4:30 like normal, but please expect afternoon delays.
  2. YMCA Programs. Please see the flyers for YMCA events. Reach out to Mrs. Whitaker with any questions.Academic SuccessY I Must DanceY I Must Dance (Spanish). Flag Football. 
  3. Fleece Jacket Orders. Mrs. Whitaker is selling Fleece CASB jackets again this year. These are CASB dress code approved and can be worn in the building – please reach out to Mrs. Whitaker with questions (jwhitaker@careeracademysb.comFlier for Fleece JacketsOrder Form.
  4. Friday Schedule for High School. I appreciate everyone adjusting and adapting to the new High School Schedule for Fridays. Next week, September 17 – we will operate with class periods 1 – 5.Please see the link HERE to see the full semester schedule. Also, if you have a chance, please speak to your student about our first High School Seminar in the gym. Students set goals today as a grade level to reduce our current number of failing grades. We will check in on this goal over the next 3 weeks and grade levels that achieve their goal will win a reward.
  5. Picture Retakes. Picture retakes will be Monday, October 4.
  6. Talent Search. Talent Search applications for Middle and High School are linked. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Whitaker at 574-299-9800 ext. 1136.
  7. High School Application
  8. Middle School Application
  9. Education First Travel Abroad Program

There are still available spots for our Summer 2022 trip to Costa Rica! Any student who is  currently in 8th through 12th grade can sign up to participate. Already enrolled? Get ready for  the adventure of a lifetime! Interested in having your student(s) join us? Here’s the link to  review our trip details, learn more about EF, and sign up risk-free:  https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2463868XY. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the EF Traveler Support Team at 800-665-5364.

  1. All Things Athletics:

      Fall Sports Eligibility

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school.

Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Boys & Girls Basketball

The next practice is September 13th from 6:15-8:00 pm at SUCCESS ACADEMY.  Make sure your athlete has a physical turned in to participate.

Get your gear here https://careeracadbasketball.itemorder.com/sale

High School Girls Basketball

Off-season practices will be on Thursday’s from 4-5:15

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursday’s from 4-5:00

Baseball

Workouts for baseball are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4-6.  Reach out to Coach Beasley for more details pbeasley@careeracademysb.com

Walk-In Sports Physicals

Physicians Immediate Care has multiple locations in our area and does walk-in physicals.  There is a coupon for $10 off that can be found here!

 

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers

September 3, 2021 

Happy Labor Day Weekend, CASB Families!  

This is a reminder that we will not have school on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day. We also won’t have school on Tuesday, September 7 for a Staff Professional Development Day. Students WILL have E-Learning Assignments for Tuesday, September 7. Please make sure your student is working on their work and completing it before we return to school on Wednesday, September 8. 

1.       Tuesday September 7. No students in the building – ELearning Day for students, professional development for Staff 

a.       High School: Check for work in ALL 10 class periods. 

b.       Middle School: Check for work in ALL 8 class periods.  

2.       High School Only – Friday Change. A separate email was sent out to high school families about a high school schedule change. If you did not receive it or have questions about it, please email Mr. Garstka.  

3.       Picture Retakes. Picture retakes will be Monday, October 4. 

4.       Education First Travel Abroad Program 

There are still available spots for our Summer 2022 trip to Costa Rica! Any student who is  currently in 8th through 12th grade can sign up to participate. Already enrolled? Get ready for  the adventure of a lifetime! Interested in having your student(s) join us? Here’s the link to  review our trip details, learn more about EF, and sign up risk-free:  https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2463868XY. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the  EF Traveler Support Team at 800-665-5364.  

5.       Upcoming Monthly Fundraiser 

Krispy Kreme: Donuts ($10 per dozen) and BOGO gift cards ($20)! See Ms. Garibay or any of our currently enrolled student travelers so you can help us raise funds for this sweet program! Our first monthly deadline for this fundraiser is Sept. 10th! Orders will be delivered the week after.  

6.       Student Council. The first student council meeting will after school from 4:00 – 4:30 next Wednesday, September 1st for high school and Friday, September 3rd for middle school. Student Council will be discussing elections.  

7.       Talent Search applications for Middle and High School are linked. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Whitaker at 574-299-9800 ext. 1136. 

a.       High School Application 

b.       Middle School Application 

8.       All Things Athletics:   

      Fall Sports Eligibility 

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school. 

  

Academic Eligibility for Athletes 

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics 

  

Cross Country MS & HS 

Cross country has a clothing store open through FanCloth that has choices for all.  Check it out!  https://fancloth.shop/EERWP 

  

Middle School Boys & Girls Basketball 

The next practice is September 8th from 6:15-8:00 pm at SUCCESS ACADEMY.  Make sure your athlete has a physical turned in to participate.   

Get your gear here https://careeracadbasketball.itemorder.com/sale 

  

E-Sports High School 

Sign ups are complete – thank you for all of the interest. 

  

High School Girls Basketball 

Off-season practices will be on Thursday’s from 4-5:15 

  

High School Boys Basketball 

Off-season practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursday’s from 4-5:00 starting September 9th. 

  

Baseball 

Workouts for baseball are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4-6.  Reach out to Coach Beasley for more details pbeasley@careeracademysb.com 

  

Walk-In Sports Physicals 

Physicians Immediate Care has multiple locations in our area and does walk-in physicals.  There is a coupon for $10 off that can be found here! 

 

Ms. Myers and Mr. Garstka 

August 27, 2021

Happy Friday CASB Families!

We apologize for those who have not been receiving the parent newsletter. The sync between School Mint and PowerSchool was broken, but we think we have everyone added into the system and you should all be receiving the newsletter. For missed newsletters, you can always view them on our website, HERE.

 

  1. Covid Update. We’ve had 6 out of 700+ students test positive for Covid-19 this week. Due to the 6 positive cases and in accordance with CDC guidance, 45 students have been quarantined and will remain at home as a preventative measure.  All those families have been contacted by the nurse. Please encourage your student to follow the safety procedures administration has put in place. Hand washing, remaining socially distant when appropriate, wear masks, and self-screen before school each day is important.
  2. Instrumental Music Club. Any student interested in learning a string orchestra instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) should join the Beginning Strings club held on Wednesdays after school!  Please email Mrs. Koehler at akoehler@careeracademysb.comwith any questions or visit www.casbmusic.com.
  3. Picture Retakes. Picture retakes will be October 4.
  4. Education First Travel Abroad Program

There are still available spots for our Summer 2022 trip to Costa Rica! Any student who is currently in 8th through 12th grade can sign up to participate. Already enrolled? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Interested in having your student(s) join us? Here’s the link to review our trip details, learn more about EF, and sign up risk-free: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2463868XY. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the EF Traveler Support Team at 800-665-5364.

  1. Upcoming Monthly Fundraiser

Krispy Kreme: Donuts ($10 per dozen) and BOGO gift cards ($20)! See Ms. Garibay or any of our currently enrolled student travelers so you can help us raise funds for this sweet program! Our first monthly deadline for this fundraiser is Sept. 10th! Orders will be delivered the week after.

  1. Student Council. The first student council meeting will after school from 4:00 – 4:30 next Wednesday, September 1stfor high school and Friday, September 3rd for middle school. Student Council will be discussing elections.
  2. Talent Search applications for Middle and High School are linked. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Whitaker at 574-299-9800 ext. 1136.
  3. High School Application
  4. Middle School Application
  5. Early Pick Ups. If you need to pick up a student early, please make sure you are doing so before 3:30 pm.
  6. In House Covid Testing. CASB has the ability to offer Covid tests for students. Mrs. St. Clair will take the lead on this. In order to be able to test students, the consent form must be filled out. Please see the consent form HERE. The only students we will initially test are those in 2 categories- Close Contacts return to school early on Day 8 or Vaccinated close contacts with symptoms.
  7. Vaccination Clinic. CASB will host a Covid-19 Vaccination clinic on September 16 and 17 from 9 am – 3 pm and the clinic will be back at the school 3 weeks later for the second dose. More information will follow.
  8. CASB Student Council. Student council call-out will be after school from 4-4:30 on Monday, August 23. Middle School will be from 4-4:30 on August 30.
  9. Attendance First Hour. As a reminder to parents, we start our school day at 8:00 am. Advisory is no longer the start of our school day. When students are late, they are missing valuable instruction. Please make the necessary adjustments to be on time.
  10. After School Pick Up. We’ve had staff members the last 3 days helping to direct between Middle School and High School Pick up. Attached is a picture of the pick-up lanes if you need assistance. You can view the picture HERE.
  11. All Things Athletics:

      Fall Sports Eligibility

All Athletes will need a new physical for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you go to the doctor, take the form with you!  The form can be printed here or picked up from the school.

 Academic Eligibility for Athletes

High School Athletes must now be enrolled in and pass 7 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Middle School Athletes must pass 6 classes or more to be eligible for athletics

Cross Country MS & HS

Cross country has a clothing store open through FanCloth that has choices for all.  Check it out!  https://fancloth.shop/EERWP

Middle School Boys & Girls Basketball

The next practice is September 8th from 6:15-8:00 pm at SUCCESS ACADEMY.  Make sure your athlete has a physical turned in to participate.

Get your gear here https://careeracadbasketball.itemorder.com/sale

E-Sports High School

Call out meeting will be Monday, August 30th after school in Mr. Weber’s Classroom – room 115.

High School Girls Basketball

Off-season practices will be on Thursday’s from 4-5:15 starting September 2nd.

High School Boys Basketball

Off-season practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursday’s from 4-5:00 starting September 9th.

Baseball

Workouts for baseball are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4-6.  Reach out to Coach Beasley for more details pbeasley@careeracademysb.com

Walk-In Sports Physicals

Physicians Immediate Care has multiple locations in our area and does walk-in physicals.  There is a coupon for $10 off that can be found here!

 

Have a great weekend!!!

Mr. Garstka and Ms. Myers