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Arcado's School Newsletter for Families.....July 21, 2020
Greetings Arcado Parents!
More than ever before, the administration, faculty, and staff at Arcado Elementary are committed to providing your child(ren) with a quality education during these unprecedented times.
We know that you have many questions regarding the start to this school year. It is our hope that this information will help answer some or all of your questions and provide you some relieve and hope that this school year will be a positive one for you and your family.
The Book Mobile will be at Arcado this FRIDAY!
This event is just for the Arcado Community!
Teaching and Learning
The teachers and staff will return to work on Wednesday, July 29. They will have 10 days full of professional learning to prepare them for the delivery of quality teaching and learning for our students. During the first month of school we will deliver instruction specifically planned and written to address the gaps in student learning caused by the abrupt ending of in person learning in March 2020. In addition, our teachers will be continuously assessing students' understanding of key concepts and skills throughout the year and will provide enrichment and remediation as needed for each student.
Family Support w/At Home Learning
For example, our plan is to gather resources, materials, and tools for Unit 1 of learning and make a "Student Learning Box". Parents will work with the teachers to arrange a time to come pick up the learning box. More information will be made available closer to the beginning of school. Just know we are committed to providing your child with learning materials to be successful during digital learning.
The administration will be hosting a Parent Zoom Session twice a month, similar to what Mrs. Bedoya did during the Spring. These sessions will provide you with tools to support your child at home.
School Supply List
Devices and Internet Access
Our school day will begin at 8:30am and will conclude at 3:00pm each day. Teachers will provide students and parents with a daily and weekly schedule at Open House/Meet Your Teacher. A time for lunch (30 minutes) and recess (30 minutes) will be scheduled every day as well as a specials class- Art, PE, & Music (45 minutes). Teachers will have a daily office time to connect with parents to support you.
We miss our students so very much! We know that they need and want to be back at school. Our teachers will be implementing lessons during the school day that specifically address how the students are feeling during this time.
School Food & Nutrition
DON'T FORGET...THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!
All parents and households will need to fill out a new application for School Year 2020-2021. The SY20-21 Free & Reduced Application Is Now Available!
Open House & Curriculum Nights
On Monday, August 10, we will invite our new Kindergarten students and new students to Arcado to come to the school to meet the teacher and see the brick and mortar school building. A maximum of 2 adults with the student is allowed. We ask that no other children come to school with you. You will receive an invitation to sign up for a time. The use of a mask is required.
We have not yet scheduled our Curriculum Nights. Typically these nights are scheduled within the first month of school. More information will come to you via the school newsletter and the teacher.
Our Assistant Principal for Kindergarten, Ms. Karon Stocks, will be working closely with our Kindergarten teachers on how to provide parents the training and support they need at home.
More information is forthcoming directly to Kindergarten parents.
Community and parental involvement have always been key to our school's success and this will continue to be true moving forward. Arcado Elementary is in need of more parent involvement. In recent years we have seen a significant drop in parent involvement with PTA and School Council.
We are currently in need of PTA leadership. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role for the school please complete this form. https://forms.gle/9QYq6GG5f5bWEe577
If you are interested in serving on the School Council please complete this form. https://forms.gle/bY3ZrxYicKmMs3S36
Both PTA and School Council will work closely with the Principal.