The Sandbox

A newsletter for families and friends of iAcademy @ AES!

January 18, 2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
  • February 2nd - Kona Ice
  • February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

It's time to purchase yearbooks!

Now is the time to buy yearbooks for the 2020-2021school year!

Prices are as follows:

  • $15 if Purchased before February 28th.
  • $20 if purchased March 1 or later

To purchase: fill out the order form (will be sent home with each student in their folder this week) and send it along with the money into school. Cash or checks accepted with the form. Make sure to include a phone number on all checks. OR you can pay online with a credit or debit card. Follow the link below and select "Yearbook". There is an extra $2 fee for all online purchases.

Click HERE to purchase online.

The last day to order is April 30th! Questions? Email our yearbook sponsor at

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January is School Board Recognition Month!

All of us at iAcademy at AES are so very thankful for our ACS board members! They support us in so many ways and always have the best interest of students at heart! Especially in a year where so many challenges have been presented - their solid and trustworthy leadership has prevailed! We are thankful for them!!
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We Need your Help!

As we start the 2nd semester of this school year, we would like to be pro-active in planning for any needs that may arise. Please help us by filling out the form below and letting us know what device you have at home that could be used should your child need to be at home for any period of time (due to quarantine) for remote learning. If you have multiple children in our school, please fill one out for each child. If you have already filled this out - there is no need to fill it out again! This survey is only for students of iAcademy at AES. Thank you for your participation!

COVID reminders

Here are some important reminders:

  • If your child has symptoms or tests positive, he/she must quarantine for 10 days.
  • If your child is a close contact (within 6 feet, for at least 15 minutes, within 48 hours) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has lost sense of taste/smell, he/she must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Your child CANNOT test out of quarantine. Even with a negative test the 14 day rule applies.
  • Students who have COVID-19-like symptoms and receive an alternative diagnosis from their healthcare provider (and those close contacts) may return to school immediately. A written physician’s note is required. A negative COVID-19 test is not an alternative diagnosis.
  • Students who test positive or are in quarantine CANNOT attend any school functions. Please stay home if you have symptoms or are in quarantine.
  • You may choose remote learning for your child at any point. We are happy to work with you to help determine what is best for your child and your family.

Our primary concern, as always, is the personal safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community. We thank you for your continued commitment to helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our schools and community!


Please remind your bus riders that it is mandatory to wear a mask when riding the bus. Bus drivers may not allow students onto the bus if they are not wearing a mask. Thank you!
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Publix Partners for School!

Publix Partners has contributed $37.7 million to more than 4,600 schools across the Southeast.

And participating is easy. Simply sign up for Club Publix, click Publix Partners, and select a school. Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out.

Help out Athens Elementary everytime you shop at Publix!

Schoology Resources!

General School Information

Community Partnerships

iAcademy Innovation Lab Powered by WOW!

2020-2021 Partner In Education: United Way of Limestone County

Get the Free App Now!

Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

Our Administrative Team

Mr. Neil Turner, Assistant Principal


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