Welcome to HP! Please take a moment to read our monthly newsletter.

Enrollment News:

Are you considering enrolling a sibling for next school year?

You will want to fill out the 2022-2023 Enrollment link, which is active as of January 10. As a current family, you will not need to attend an information meeting, the sibling will automatically be placed in the lottery, which will be held March 4th.

News & Updates

Dear Pacific Charter Institute Students, Families and Staff,​

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break. After an exceptionally challenging 2020-2021, we are excited to look ahead to new beginnings in 2022!​
​We recognize within the Pacific Charter Institute family of schools our greatest strength is relationship, especially between parent, student, teacher, and the broader community. In times of challenge, it is our connections with students and families through in-person relationships that will sustain our program and allow us to continue to offer a flexible, student-centered, personalized public school.​
As we look to the spring semester, there are several items worth reiterating to ensure the health and safety of all.​
  •  Masks are required at all in-person, indoor activities.​
  •  We will continue to observe social distancing during all activities.​
  • Stay home when experiencing any symptoms of a cold/flu.​
  • If you have symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 (or are awaiting results), or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the Health Clearance Screening Form to be cleared for in-person activities. Please do not attend any in-person school activities until you have received approval.​
As a reminder, students and other individuals entering the site are requested to review the COVID-19 Self-Assessment form; if you or your student can answer “yes” to any of the questions, please contact a school administrator before entering the site.​
​I want to let you know that we have kits with two rapid antigen COVID tests available: (the kits are reserved for on-site student use – students can test at the beginning and conclusion of quarantine, if appropriate.) ​
  • At this time, we are asking families to request a test kit for their student, if desired​
  • Currently, we have a very limited supply, therefore we are reserving kits for all students who participate in the on-site classes ​
​If your student’s test delivers a “positive” result, we ask you to notify us and share the results. If you suspect possible exposure or symptoms, please contact our Health Clearance Team by completing the following form on behalf of your student.​
I appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. We will get through this together!​

Matthew Schneider, Site Leader

Covid 19 Health Screening Form

Free testing for COVID-19 is available in your community.  Click here to find a testing location near you.

Winter Art Contest

Our next contest of the year’s theme is “Books”. Have fun, be creative – paint, draw, write a poem, research, do a report on your favorite book. Just make sure it has something to do with books!

Deadline to enter is Friday, February 4th at noon. Everyone who participates will be entered into a random drawing for one of our fabulous prizes! All work submitted will be on display in the office for the Winter Season. Get creative and have fun!

On-Site Tutoring Sessions

We now have tutors available on site! Sign-up links are available through your teacher and on our website under parent info. Just click on the site info/sign up links tab.

Submit your Doodle Art for the Yearbook!

We want so showcase your creativity. Doodles can be in pen, pencil, or color! Words are optional. (We cannot guarantee every doodle submitted will be in the yearbook, but we will try our very best to find a spot that works) Forms are available at the counselor’s office or print out  this form, and drop it off at the front office.

Yearbook Student Spotlight: Learning from Home

Attention Homeschool Parents & Students! Yearbook would like to shine a light on our homeschool students by including a section in the yearbook dedicated to students’ experiences of learning from home. If you or your student (s) would like to participate, please submit a photo and 4 sentences reflecting your homeschooling experience. Please see this form for more details and submission information!

National School Choice Week 

National School Choice Week is January 23-29. The goal of NSCW is to shine a positive spotlight on the K-12 educational options for children, including public, charter, magnet, private, online, and home education. We are grateful that we have a choice in the way that we educate our children and want to celebrate that.

We are asking for our families to fill out this form and drop it off or email it back to Mrs. Stone by January 18. We want parents and students to participate. You can write, draw a picture, be creative. Why are you grateful for your school? The goal is to display all of these on our front windows during NSCW, therefore, please do not include your student’s name on the front.

HP Non-sponsored News

The following classes on Outschool are taught by one of our HP parents. Allison teaches online spelling classes that are helpful for struggling spellers ages 7-12, and wellness & self-improvement classes for teens & pre-teens. Here are a few of her classes:

Spelling Rules (4 weeks, 2 days a week)

Spelling Sounds (4 weeks, 2 days a week)

Syllable Types (3 weeks, 2 days a week)

Spelling Homophones (4 weeks, 1 day a week)

One-time (55 minutes) classes include How to Plan Your Day, Cultivating Gratitude, & Self-Care. These can be found on her profile page

Get $20 off your first class on Outschool using this link.

Purchase your 2021-2022 Yearbook now! (Currently $18 – prices will go up)

Go to: EntourageYearbooks.com
Select: Parent/Link and Buy Yearbooks
Search School –Enter “Heritage Peak Charter-Vacaville (2022)”
Click: Buy Books and enter your student’s info and payment info

You will receive your awesome yearbook in May!

Message from Leadership

Be on the look-out for more info regarding February mini-rallies and Spirit Week!

Breakfast will be served, free of charge, to all students (upon request) between the times of 9:45 -10:15.  Please refer to the newsletter for more information.

Make sure to check out the latest on our Counselor Corner!

Tutoring: 

January Sign-Up Link

Reminders:

  1. You may only sign up for 4 slots per week (2 hours total, per student).
  2. Specify what you will be working on (Math homework, ELA paragraph, etc.).
  3. Remember to bring your mask, as your session will be held on campus.
  4. Question or Need to Cancel? Email you tutor personally, or call the front office at 707-446-2506

January 3: School resumes​, No on-site classes Jan. 3-7​
January 4-7:​ NWEA testing for 3-11 graders​
January 17:​ In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day​, No School-Site closed​
January 21: ​Elementary Enrichment session begins​
February 4: ​Winter Contest Art submission due​
February 18-25:​ February break​, No School-Site closed​

Important Dates:

2021-2022 School Calendar

2021-2022 VOLTS Class Schedule (8.2.21)

2021-2022 Virtual Class Schedule (5.14.21)

Middle School Schedule-Vacaville

High School Schedule-Vacaville

Elementary Enrichment Class Sign-up Link will be sent by your homeroom teacher. Please check in with your homeroom teacher if you are missing the link.

PCI Counseling                                         Meet our counselor, Mrs. Grzywinski!

Counselor Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30-3:00

Hello Seniors and Welcome to a New Year!

If you have not already done so, please complete the senior survey below at your earliest convenience. The information that you provide gives us valuable input to better know and serve our students.

After you submit it, there will be a link to order your cap and gown. Thanks!    

2021-2022 Senior Survey

SAT/ACT INFO

Please also see the flyer linked below. The SAT is only offered at approved testing sites and open to any high school student. Test takers can find local test centers linked below. You will need the test center code when you register as well as the Heritage Peak School code which is 054000.

A link is also provided below on how to create an account and register for the SATs on collegeboard.org. There is a registration fee, but fee waivers are available for those who qualify. All information can be found on collegeboard.org. Please keep in mind UC and CSU application deadline for those applying for Fall 2022 is November 30th, 2021. For all other colleges or universities check on their websites for specific dates.

Registration Fee: $55

Late registration: $30

*CSUs and UCs are not requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2022 admissions, but you may still submit scores if you would like. This exemption may not apply to private or other universities/colleges so please check with your college(s) of interest and inquire about their admissions requirements.

SAT/ACT test date flyer: https://www.pcicounseling.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/College-Prep-Testing-Calendar-2021-22.pdf

Find test centers: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers

How to register: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/online-registration-help

Scholarship opportunities:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/opportunity-scholarships

UC and CSU SAT/ACT information:
https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/freshman-requirements/exam-requirement/

https://www.calstate.edu/apply/freshman/getting_into_the_csu/Pages/testing-requirements.aspx

FAFSA Information

The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CA Dream Act Application (CDAA) is open now until March 2nd, 2022 (state deadline). By applying, students may be eligible to receive grants and loans to help pay for college.

If you plan on attending Solano or other community college, the Promise Program will help cover tuition for the first 2 years for those who do not qualify for any other type of aid or grants, but you will still need to complete the FAFSA or CDAA in order to be eligible. For more information call your local community college’s financial aid office.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Many colleges and universities, especially public institutions, also require the FAFSA. You must submit the FAFSA every year that you want aid.

When: Now

Deadline: State Deadline– March 2, 2022 (date postmarked). Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2022.

College Deadline– Visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March, although some are even earlier).

Federal Deadline– June 30, 2023. The online FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2023. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2023.

How to Apply: FAFSA- https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Create your FSA ID: (Electronic Signature to submit FAFSA, both student and a parent need to create one) https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

California Dream Act Application (CDAA): The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California. For more information click on link: https://www.csac.ca.gov/sites/main/files/file-attachments/california_dream_act_faq.pdf

How to Apply: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

*There will be a Counselor Power Hour session which will review the FAFSA process later this month on October 21st. Please sign up for our counseling team’s remind group text message system to receive important messages and reminders!

  1. TO JOIN: Text 81010 (as the phone number) 
    1. with the message: @pcipwrhr

Here is the link to Power Hour on Teams:

https://tinyurl.com/pcipowerhour