Welcome to Snowy Range Academy
SRA Reopening Plan
Academic Excellence, Character Education, and Fairness for All
Snowy Range Academy (SRA) is a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Albany County School District #1. Our Core Knowledge charter school emphasizes academics, phonics-based Spalding Language Arts Instruction, accelerated Saxon Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.
Message From Our Principal
After a very unique school year, we are entering our last full month of school. As a school community, we should be proud of our accomplishments this year. Nationally, very few students had the opportunity to attend in-person instruction this past year and SRA made it the entire year, well almost. Our success was a community effort and I thank you all for your flexibility and dedication to the cause.
I receive regular inquiries as to our mitigation practices and when they will end. Unfortunately, I do not have a solid answer to many of these questions. At this time a K–12 mask mandate remains in effect and we will follow this until informed otherwise. Trust we always look for opportunities to allow students to remove their masks. The school nurse and I regularly review the county COVID statistics and discuss mitigation practices that may be altered. Recently, we have moved music and art back to their respective rooms, combined orchestra classes, de-cohorted some middle school math classes, and we are now de-cohorting grade level recesses when only one grade level is present on the playground. We will continue to make changes when we believe it is safe to do so. Although masks are still required, we will at least have opportunities for grade-level peers to come back together.
May is always a very busy month with much to accomplish. In addition to WY-TOPP and MAP assessments, we have many activities scheduled for the remainder of the school year. Our annual meeting will be virtual on May 5 beginning at 6:00 p.m. We will be providing a link to all stakeholders on Tuesday, May 4. If you have not had the opportunity to vote for board members, you have until 4:00 p.m. on May 5. Please vote!
Mrs. Wright has been busy filming class performances to offer a hybrid Core Knowledge Music Festival which will allow families the opportunity to view grade-level performances. Mrs. Drake has a wonderful 2-day event planned for our 7th-grade science experience. Parents will also be receiving information about our annual field day event, 8th-grade commencement, and our end-of-the-year talent show. Please continue to watch for opportunities to view and support these activities.
I hope you all have a wonderful and warm May experience.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper