Tauscher Times 8.3.21

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Hello Power Campus!

Academic Achievement is tops on our list with MAP testing on campus for both Math and English this week.

San Tan Charter is dedicated to help each student reach his/her potential. If your child(ren) struggled with learning during the pandemic or fell behind academically over the past year and a half, trust that we are working to re-capture what was lost. That means this year’s MAP testing is ever-important as an indicator of where students are at academically. The test provides teachers detailed information on which students’ academic needs have been met.

San Tan Charter is now 1:1 technology (student laptops) for both JH and HS students this school year to help differentiate curriculum to personalized levels. The State of Arizona and San Tan Charter School also raised the bar and adopted the ACT Test as the state accountability exam. Over the summer, San Tan responded and provided training to its teachers who are now official ACT-Certified Educators.

We feel an ethical and moral obligation to help our students reach grade-level achievement, so please stand with us as we find new ways to help our students succeed!


As mentioned, San Tan Charter utilizes student laptops at the Power Campus. Each student will need a laptop to access school testing, classroom curriculum and more. Parents have the option of leasing technology from the school or supplying your own technology from a list of approved devices is on the Parent Portal page. Please be reminded there is a $250 annual lease fee for the school’s technology and a $50 annual fee for registering your family’s personal device.

Click here to lease a school device.

Please see our list of Approved Devices.

Green and Gold Scrimmage and Family BBQ

Back to school also means back to sports and fun! Join us on campus the evening of Friday, Aug. 13 as we host two inter-squad scrimmages here at the Power Campus and host a family BBQ. Watch our volleyball and football teams compete while we serve up the BBQ.

Click Here to pre-order your meal for DINNER IN THE COURTYARD

Volleyball Scrimmage (Main Gym)                          4:00-5:30pm

DINNER IN THE COURTYARD                                     5:30-6:30pm

Football Scrimmage (Football Field)                       6:30-7:30pm

School Rules, Dress Code, and More!

Everything related to school policy, including what students should wear to school, as well as the expectation for being Roadrunners at San Tan Charter, can be found in our family handbook (attached here). Please take the time to go over the handbook with your students and make sure they are making good choices when coming to school.

STUDENT DRESS CODE San Tan Charter School In support of the educational environment, the following guidelines have been established. It is an expectation that volunteers working with students will adhere to this policy. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  1. Shirts and tops must have straps at least two inches wide and not expose midriffs or be too low cut in the front, back, or under the arms. Halter-tops and shirts with spaghetti straps are not appropriate. Clothing may not be made of see-through fabric. Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and a modest area of the legs. Undergarments should not be exposed.
  2. Clothing, backpacks, binders or other accessories, jewelry, bracelets, or skin markings (temporary or permanent) with symbols or negative messages are not allowed at San Tan Charter. Jewelry and ornamental accessories such as chains, spiked collars, or spiked wristbands are not allowed, as they present a safety hazard to self and/or others.
  3. Clothing items identified by a school administrator and/or a law enforcement official as negative or gang affiliated and/or carry the potential to create intimidation and violence will not be allowed. The following are also not allowed: · Tattered and torn clothing · Hats that are altered from their original forms · Tank top underwear · Trench coats · Hair nets, do-rags · Bandanas worn in an inappropriate manner · Clothing with gang names, slang street names · Clothing that references drug/alcohol markings · Clothing that displays inappropriate messages · Contact lenses that distract from the educational process
  4. Students may not wear their hair in a manner that is disruptive to the learning environment.
  5. In the interest of student safety, appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Bare feet are not allowed. Shoes with wheels (Heelys) are not allowed.
  6. Body piercings that pose a safety hazard or distract from the educational process are disallowed.
  7. School administrators will make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of any student’s appearance.

Access Infinite Campus – Parent Portal

Looking to find information on your student’s schedule, attendance, grades and more? Visit this link https://www.infinitecampus.com/audience/parents-students/login-search, and follow the prompts provided.  Below is information regarding details you will be required to know.

  1. District Name– San Tan Montessori School INC
  2. State– Arizona
  3. Choose Campus Parent
  4. Select New User
  5. Activation Key– (sent via email)

If you have any trouble, please contact our registrar, Ms. Christine Gray, at cgray@santancs.com.

Download the School Calendar

Having immediate access to the San Tan Charter School calendar is just a click away! Visit the San Tan Charter School website at https://santancharterschool.com/calendar/ and click “Add to Calendar” to download our schedules to your device.

Donors Choose

Please help our teachers in the classroom by visiting their Donor’s Choose websites. Currently, Mr. Ray and Mr. Hemingway’s projects have been fully funded! Donations go directly to Donor’s Choose and when fully funded, Donor’s Choose purchases materials and ships directly to San Tan Charter teachers!

Mrs. Gabrielhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-history-with-engaging-activitie/5652681/

Mrs. McQuaidhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/performing-arts-classroom-shows-more/5652588?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=IFproject&utm_term=teacher_7485683&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-IFproject-teacher_7485683&challengeid=21652277

Mr. Newtonhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/amazing-science-labs/5652593/

Mr. Burwellhttps://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/7919712

Mr. Lagermanhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/national-art-honor-society-supplies/5652671/

Ms. Hirepanhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/sharing-our-time-and-reading-great-books/5652619/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=page&utm_campaign=ifproject&utm_term=teacher_7919722&rf=page-dc-2021-07-ifproject-teacher_7919722&challengeid=21765446

Ms. Wilsonhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/creating-creative-chefs/5652610/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=tpc_complete&utm_term=teacher_7919717&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-tpc_complete-teacher_7919717&challengeid=21765443

Mr. Dudekhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/lights-camera-action/5652650/

Mr. Dudekhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/read-it-share-it/5661993/

Mr. Dudekhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/bump-set-spike-set-our-athletes-up-fo/5662140/

Mr. Croomshttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/road-runner-basketball-challenge/5652638/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=tpc_complete&utm_term=teacher_7919726&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-tpc_complete-teacher_7919726&challengeid=21765450

Mr. Taylorhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/championship-project/5652614/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=tpc_complete&utm_term=teacher_7919719&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-tpc_complete-teacher_7919719&challengeid=21765444

Mrs. Kaspersonhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/door-stops/5652611/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=IFproject&utm_term=teacher_7329611&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-IFproject-teacher_7329611&challengeid=21617858

Ms. Tomasekhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/miss-tomasek-art-class/5652589/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=teacherhub&utm_term=teacher_7919707&rf=sendFriend-dc-2021-07-teacherhub-teacher_7919707&challengeid=21765434

Mrs. Madiganhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/health-aide/5654298/

Ms. Sneadhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/personal-finance-smart-money-smart-kid/5652618/

Ms. Sneadhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/personal-finance-rich-dad-poor-dad-clas/5652766/

Ms. Claytorhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/special-needs/5652660/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=page&utm_campaign=ifproject&utm_term=teacher_7919745&rf=page-dc-2021-07-ifproject-teacher_7919745&challengeid=21765457

Ms. Claytorhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/auditory-learning/5652838/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=page&utm_campaign=ifproject&utm_term=teacher_7919745&rf=page-dc-2021-07-ifproject-teacher_7919745&challengeid=21765457

Ms. Claytorhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-through-areas-of-interest/5653218/

Mr. Eummerhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/calculators-for-tomorrows-scientists/5652710/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=teacherhub&utm_term=teacher_7919761&rf=directlink-dc-2021-07-teacherhub-teacher_7919761&challengeid=21765470

Mr. Weekshttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/inspire-the-next-shakespeare/5652641/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=teacherhub&utm_term=teacher_7919729&rf=directlink-dc-2021-07-teacherhub-teacher_7919729&challengeid=21765451

Ms. Warrenhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/shooting-for-the-stars/5652628/

Ms. Warrenhttps://www.donorschoose.org/project/love-n-yoga/5668773/

Athletics News

Sports Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is OPEN! All students in grades 5th-12th are welcome to register for our Roadrunner Sports Program.

To register, please complete the 3 steps listed below.

Step 1: To register and pay the sport’s fee please click HERE. Payment options include pay-in-full or a 3-month payment plan. This step is required prior to participation in practice or tryouts.

Step 2: If you haven’t already done so, your student-athlete(s) will need to have a sports physical completed. The physical form is attached to this email. This form must be used for physicals.

Step 3: Use the Sports Registration Steps to access your student-athlete(s) Student Central account and create your parent account. This is the forum you will use to complete your student-athlete’s paperwork and upload their sports physical results.

*All of these steps are required prior to participation in practice or games.
*Please see the attached PowerPoint information for Sports Registration Information


Sports ProgramPractice/Tryout Start Date
High School Sports (volleyball, swim, cheer, x-country)August 9th
Junior High Sports (flag football, cheer, volleyball, golf)Week of August 16th

P.E. School Uniforms:

Today the students received their PE uniforms at school. If you have not yet purchased, please place your order.  Only approved P.E. uniforms that can be worn for grades in PE classes. The cost of the uniform set is $18. Families have the option to pay online via this link: https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/power_p_e_uniforms.

Uniforms can also be purchased through the front office, via exact cash, or with credit cards or checks made payable to STCS.

Looking to work at San Tan?

San Tan Charter is looking to hire for two full-time janitor positions and across campuses San Tan is hiring for Guest Teachers. We are also looking for contract work for electricians and plumbers. Please call 480-222-0811 or contact me at btauscher@santancs.com if you are interested in working.


Calendar of Events

Aug. 2                                    MAP Testing Begins
Aug. 13                                 Green and Gold Scrimmage
Aug. 23                                 School Picture Day
Aug. 23-26                           Student Council Campaigns

All the Best,

Brandon Tauscher
480-222-0811 (Power Campus)

San Tan Charter School
Visit us at SanTanCharterSchool.com
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