Tauscher Times 10.12.22

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Hello Power Campus!

Welcome to the start of Quarter 2 – I hope you all enjoyed a nice Fall Break!

Note: All 2022-23 EF Tour trips deadlines for sign-ups are Saturday, Oct. 15. See below for more details on our domestic and international educational trips offered this year. School Year 2023-24 EF Tours Information Night will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 18.

A couple of items to report on from Quarter 1:

  • The Power Campus set an enrollment record! Thank you to our families who have sent more great kids to join our school – we are inching closer to full capacity.
  • Our school’s attendance rate is the highest it has been since 2019 and is exceeding this year’s goal. We appreciate all the families working to make attendance a top priority.
  • Fall Sports are off to a great start – we have the highest winning percentage since joining the AIA. There are over 150 students participating in after-school athletics!

On the academic front, today we hosted the PSAT on campus for students preparing for college entry, and our upperclassmen traveled Tuesday to Flagstaff to visit Northern Arizona University. Today, you may have received an email that your student has qualified to apply for the National Honor Society or Junior National Honor Society. Please help support your student and encourage them to apply!

This quarter we have some exciting academic events happening on campus with our Electives Showcase Oct. 29 and our Cultural Fair November 4. In both instances, students are working on project-based assignments and their full effort is important. Make sure to talk to your students and teachers about these assignments and events to keep up with key deadlines.


Paper Drive

This week we started our on-campus PAPER DRIVE. Please drop off your donations of printer paper to the front desk and the teacher with the MOST paper donated receives a $100 award for their classroom. Be sure to write your teacher’s name on your paper delivery and check it into the front office for credit.

Disguise your Pumpkin Contest

Just in time for the fall season, each campus will participate in a pumpkin decorating contest.

This event combines our creativity with some fun competition.


  • Pumpkin size:  2lbs or less
  • Pumpkins cannot be carved
  • No scary Halloween decorations (Preschool friendly)
  • Turn-in your pumpkins by 10/24 in to the front desk (your number will be assigned)
  • Families vote for their favorite pumpkin 10/24 – 10/28.
  • Winners announced on 10/28


Click here to join in on the fun! https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/power_pumpkin_competition

Cognia Accreditation

Thank you for those of you who completed the Cognia parent survey. Every five (5) years, schools are up for national re-accreditation and this year it is our turn at San Tan Charter School. Please be on the lookout for more parent-feedback surveys to help us with our continuous school improvement.


Winter Sports Sign-Ups

Winter Sports is are just weeks away! Varsity sports begin on November 1 and JH sports begin Nov. 7. Make sure to have your student-athlete ready to complete by completing your winter sports registration: San Tan Sports Registration 2022-2023.

Need help? Contact Miyone Roanhorse for more information at mroanhorse@santancs.com.


EF Tours 

It is not to late to go globetrotting with the Roadrunners but it is very close! Our tour signs up deadline is October 15th. Space is available for the following vacations!

Bell’Italia Trip (Open to Everyone) March 13, 2023 – March 21, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Bell’Italia Tour Information

Enroll for Bell’Italia

Washington DC Trip (Open to Everyone) April 12th-April 16th, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

DC Tour Information

Enroll for Washington DC

This trip was previously restricted to just 6th grade students, however, we have decided to open up this trip to ALL San Tan families and students ages 6+. Students in grades K-5 must have a chaperone attending with this trip.

This trip is all inclusive which includes the following:

  • All transportation including airfare
  • Round-trip Tour Director
  • Safe, Quality hotel accommodations
  • All meals
  • All tips and gratuities
  • All Guided tours and activities

Sign up now to guarantee a spot for your child! Have questions? The friendly folks at EF’s Traveler Support team can help at 800-665-5364.

Belize Trip (8th Grade Only) May 5, 2023 – May 15, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Belize Trip Information

Enroll for Belize

New York City (Theater Arts Students Only) June 22nd– June 26th, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Enroll for New York Trip


­­­Athletic Sponsorships

Please click on the link below to see how San Tan Charter can help your business in the marketplace by advertising/sponsoring STCS Athletics.

Click here for sponsorship information: Athletic Sponsorship


Student Technology

San Tan Charter utilizes student laptops to access curriculum for the majority classes at the Power Campus. Many families have not yet paid to lease a school device or register their personal device.  This week administration is reconciling all technology and if students are still without devices, will receive a call home for payment for lease or to have their device secured on our Google Enterprise for Education.

Thank you to all our families who have been proactive in paying for the school laptop lease or registration. If you have not yet done so, please make that payment to avoid a call home or to have personal devices held until registration is complete.

  1. Approved Chromebook Listhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aEObzp9n4hZaP_C8BPOBCTtHADoQWj9Jt9jkFa1gEMk/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Technology Payments (for personal and tech rentals) – https://santancharterschool.com/laptop-lease/
  3. Technology Agreement Form – All Students must complete the technology agreement form yearly.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tBXepw0WkWlSazS8suUaZTNea1LFCpTY/view


Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Follow your students’ attendance, grades and more by logging on to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking here.

Looking to work at San Tan?

San Tan Charter is always on the search for Guest Teachers. Please call 480-222-0811 for more information.

School Calendar

Visit the San Tan Charter School Calendar – https://santancharterschool.com/calendar/

Download a PDF of our calendar of events – https://santancharterschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-2023-school-year-calendar.pdf


Helpful Links

Become an Athletic Sponsor- Click Here to Donate

Make Online Payment

Order Lunch 

Arizona Tax Credit Form


Social Media Links

Facebook- San Tan Charter School Family Connection

Facebook-PreK-6 Recker Campus

Facebook-7-12 Power Campus


Calendar of Events

Oct. 10-Dec. 10


Oct. 12


Oct. 14

EVIT Field Trip

Home Game: JH Team A Volleyball, 4:00pm (Power Auxiliary Gym)

Home Game: JH Team B Volleyball, 4:00pm (Recker Gym)

Home Game: JV Volleyball, 4:00pm

Home Game: Varsity Volleyball, 5:00pm

Oct. 15

Parking Lot Painting Event, 8:00am

Cheer Camp, 9:00am

Oct. 17

ASU Presentation

Home Game: JV Volleyball, 5:00pm

Home Game: Varsity Volleyball, 6:00pm (SENIOR NIGHT)

Oct. 18

EF Trips Domestic Trip Information Night, 5:00pm

Financial Aid Information Night, 5:30pm

EF Trips Domestic Trip Information Night, 6:00pm

Oct. 19

Home Game: Varsity Football, 7:00pm


Brandon Tauscher

480-222-0811 (Power Campus)
e. btauscher@santancs.com

San Tan Charter School
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