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Attached are bell schedules for the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12.  All days have normal start and end time EXCEPT for May 11-12.  May 11-12 are minimum days.


Thank you

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/26/17

Audience: Homepage

Dear Leading Edge Families


Every year, 8th graders participate in the culminating learning experience of 8th grade portfolios.  Over the course of two days, students present the portfolios that they have been building over the course of 3-years of middle school to a panel of teachers and community members.  This process is designed to allow students to demonstrate how they have grown in their understanding of the Leading Edge pillars through their time in middle school.


This year, portfolio panels will be held on the afternoons of Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th.  These will be minimum days.  Classes will end at 11:15.  Students will be allowed to remain on campus for lunch, but must be off campus by 11:45.  Only 8th graders who are presenting their portfolios should remain on campus for the afternoon.  Each 8th grader will be assigned a time slot on either Thursday or Friday, between 11:50 and 2:15.


To make this process more significant and authentic for our 8th grade students, we recruit community members to sit on panels as judges.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents of younger students to develop an understanding of the portfolio process.  It is also a fantastic chance to invite extended family, friends, and colleagues to help out our Leading Edge community.  Portfolio judges can sign up for as many panels as they are able to attend, but we ask for a minimum of two.  Please consider signing up as judge at the sign-up genius link below or sharing this opportunity with other community members.  Parents of 8th grade students are asked not to sign up.


Sign up HERE -  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45a9aa22a1fc1-portfolio1

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/24/17

Audience: Homepage

Join us for Leading Edge Street Fair (aka Open House) on Thursday, April 27th, 5:30-7pm.  


Interactive Learning Displays from all classes

Amazing Raffle Baskets

Food for Sale- Chandos, Panda, Mountain Mikes, and Leatherbys


Join us to celebrate Leading Edge Learning and help LEAP raise the funds to support our program.



Featuring the Kindness for Paws Adoption Event

(See Attached Flyer)

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/15/17

Audience: Homepage

April Updates were emailed out.  Here they are for your reference


Happy Spring Leading Edge Families


We are firmly in the last quarter of the school year but there are lots of opportunities left to take an active role in the Leading Edge community.  Here are your updates for the month of April.  


Mystery Math Night

Join us for Mystery Math Night on April 6th from 7-8p.m. in the MPR.  Our math team has planned a great puzzle solving adventure with math games, secret codes and problem solving.  The evening will be capped off with a session on how to promote growth mindset for your student.  Snacks and parent hours available.  Students and their siblings are welcome.


Spring Break

School will be closed for spring break from April 10th through April 17th.  We will see everyone back on Tuesday, April 18th.


Progress Reports

Trimester three progress reports for students earning 1s and 2s will be sent on April 21st.  Grades are always available on Schoology.


New NAEF Director

The Natomas Arts and Education Foundation (or NAEF) has a new executive director.  NAEF supports Natomas Charter School students and programs in many ways.  New director Sierra Hersek has created this short video to introduce herself and NAEF to NCS families.


Street Fair

Save the date for Leading Edge Street Fair - Thursday, April 27th from 5:30-7:00.  This is the Leading Edge version of Open House.  Interactive learning displays in each classroom.  A pet adoption event as part of the Expressions class “Kindness for Paws” unit.  Food Trucks.  Ice Cream. Raffle Baskets.  This is our most exciting culminating family learning event of the year.  Don’t miss it.


Planning Ahead for May and June

  • SBAC testing week is May 1-5.  Students will be testing in the mornings and have regular classes in the afternoons.  Please try not to have your student miss school this week.

  • There are 4 minimum days in April and May; April 28th, May 11th, May 12th, and May 26th.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 and can stay for lunch until 11:45.  8th graders presenting their portfolios on the 11th or 12th will be allowed to stay on campus but all others need to be off campus by 11:45.

  • Finals Week is June 5-9th.  On Monday June 5th, Tuesday June 6th, and Wednesday June 7th students will have final exams.  They will be dismissed by 1pm.  On Thursday June 8th, students will be attending end of the year field trips.  On Friday June 9th, 6th and 7th graders will not have classes.  8th grade promotion will take place on June 9th.  More information on this to come.

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 3/29/17

Audience: Homepage

Thank you for applying to Natomas Charter School Leading Edge Academy for the 2017-18 school year.  


As we had more applicants that spots available, we conducted a public lottery on March 20th, 2017.  The results are included below. 


If you have been accepted, we will be contacting you via email with information on how to accept or decline your spot.  


If you are on our waitlist, there are no additional steps you need to take at this time.  We will contact you when spaces become available.  Please note that we accept students off the wait list well in to the start of the school year.


In addition, please note that these documents show the results of the lottery as of March 20th only.  They do not reflect movement of acceptance or wait list.  


Sixth Grade Accepted

Sixth Grade Waitlist

Seventh Grade Waitlist

Eighth Grade Waitlist

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 3/21/17