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June 23, 2020

19-20 Health & Wellness Update

Update from Banning Lewis Prep:

Our BLPA Wellness Team is very excited to share some positive points from the 2019-2020 school year! With support from district and state programs we have been able to purchase equipment that has greatly improved the overall wellness of the Banning Lewis Prep community. For example, we have been able to incorporate TRX suspension systems, weighted slam balls, and resistance bands into our workout facilities. These equipment additions have provided us opportunities to differentiate workouts for our students and staff, contributing to higher levels of fitness and improved overall health and wellness in our community! Thank you to our awesome District 49 Wellness leaders! We were able to positively impact the health and wellness of our school this year and we are excited to continue doing so into the future!

Update from Banning Lewis Ranch:

Academy was able to purchase 150 pedometers with grant money provided by the D49 Health and Wellness program. The Stallions participating in a “step count” challenge for the month of Jan. Fifth grade won the challenge! In addition, the Health and Wellness team purchased Inspirational posters for the bathrooms to encourage students to make positive decisions throughout the day. Overall, the Stallions had a great Spring semester and grew both physically and with character development.

June 22, 2020

Concurrent Enrollment (CE)

Looking for free college or job training in high school? Want to avoid student loan debt? Concurrent Enrollment is offered at all D49 high schools and provides on- and off-campus college courses for transfer to 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities as well as hands-on career & technical training through the Career Start Program. Earn free college credits and weighted high school grades while finishing your graduation requirements! In most cases, students earn 2 semesters of high school credit for each 1-semester college course.

Contact Mr. Wilkinson today to build your personalized pathway to your future!  rwilkinson@blracademy.org or 719.638.3040 ext. 240

CE Resources:

June 19, 2020

Before & After School Care

Discover our great solution for busy working families: fun activities and homework help all in one safe, convenient place! Champions® has been delivering exceptional learning programs in a fun before- and after-school environment for more than 30 years and we are delighted to serve the students and families of Banning Lewis Academy.

Our experts have put together a variety of group and individual activities that give school-age students lots of opportunities to explore art, dramatic play, math and science, problem-solving, language, motor skills, and more. Our Homework Support, Character Development, Fitness, and Read*Write*Now! Literacy enhancements are another way we help your child build skills that boost school success.

Champions® programs are an extension of the learning that takes place during the school day. Our education philosophy is to offer your child the guidance, tools, and space to explore the world, pique his/her curiosity, reinforce what he/she is learning at school, and promote 21st Century learning skills including creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking as well leadership.

Program Details

  • Before Care = 6:00am – 7:45am
  • After Care =  3:25pm – 6:00pm
  • Grade Levels = K – 8
  • Location = School Cafeteria

Space is limited. Sign up today! For more information:

  • Visit DiscoverChampions.com
  • Call 800-246-2154
  • You may also call Area Manager Greg Quillan at 719-272-1546, or Program Coordinator Juli Charter at 719-339-5153
April 3, 2020

School Closure Extended by Governor Polis

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Following the Federal Government’s extension of social distancing guidelines, Governor Polis extended the closure of all Colorado schools through Thursday, April 30th. The action was taken to continue slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For this reason, our school remains closed and our target date to re-open campus is Friday, May 1st.

Your child’s continued learning is important to us, and we thank you for your patience as we have transitioned to e-Learning as quickly as possible. By now, students should be transitioned to e-Learning safely at home using the resources below. Our teachers are also working from home to support and encourage students and parents during this time.

As educators, we miss seeing our students every day and are concerned for their well-being during this confusing time. Most importantly, we care about their safety and therefore support the government orders and recommendations that have been made to slow the spread of this disease in our community. We also salute you, as parents and caretakers, for the extra time, resources, and protection that you are giving your children during this time.

In Your Service,

Mrs. Molnar, Mr. Dahlman & Dr. Wiggins

Banning Lewis Academy Principals

e-Learning from Home

Suggestions from the D-49 Website. Click this link and follow this path Scroll down to Home Access Assistance > Click Internet Access

Meal Assistance

Additional Family Resources

Contact Us


Why is the school closed?

Governor Polis ordered a suspension of face-to-face learning at all Colorado schools through Thursday, April 30th. The action was taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

When will my student be able to return to school?

Our target date to re-open school is Friday, May 1st in accordance with Governor Polis’s order for all Colorado schools to close through Thursday, April 30th. Please check back for updates.

Will students be able to finish the 2019-20 School Year?

Yes, in accordance with District 49, we have transitioned to e-Learning to continue instruction during this period of school closure. Please use the above Schoology and PowerSchool Parent Portal links to access information and materials for your student.

Will my student need to go to summer school to make up for missed school?

There is a possibility that a few students may be invited to summer instruction or online coursework in order to ensure promotion to the next grade level for Fall 2020. If this is the case for your student, the school will contact you with more information and available options.

When will the 2020-21 School Year begin?

No changes have been confirmed at this time for the 20-21 School Year Calendar. Please stay updated by completing your re-enrollment with the school which ensures that you will receive all parent notifications as we approach the new school year.

Where can I get free breakfast and lunch for my children (even if I didn’t need it before)?

There are a number of locations available to your family to pick up daily breakfasts and lunches for any child age 18 and under. You can find out information about Meal Assistance in the above resources section.