Monday Mustang Memo

8/17/20

Parents/guardians need to communicate absences with the office just like if we were in school.


480-325-6100

September Lunch Orders

We will be serving lunches while in Remote Learning.



Lunches MUST be pre-ordered by the due date on the menu email. We will not have extras.


If you’re unsure of your status please email Ms. Laura or call the school 480-325-6100 before making your payment


Order pickup-


Monday & Tuesday orders will be picked up on Mondays.

Wednesday & Thursday orders will be picked up Wednesdays.


10:30-12:30 at the red double doors

IMPORTANT!!! If you're on the free/reduced program and don't pick up an order you placed, you will be charged the full $3 cost of each meal not picked up. Paid lunches that are not picked up will not be credited or refunded.

Other lunch notes

Did you know that you can apply for Free & Reduced lunches any time? If you've had a recent change in circumstances you may qualify. Complete the online application here or contact Ms. Laura for more information. 480-325-6100


Please submit lunch payments through gilbertartsacademy.com- Parent Resources- Online Payments. Not through the lunch application site.

**Important Message from Ms. Arnold**

Hi GAA Parents


It is time for us to do our Benchmark Testing.


Please watch this video for more information about our MAP Benchmark: what it is, what we use it for and how to take it.


https://youtu.be/J3eI3rPeQ1Y


AFTER watching the video, please sign your child up for testing.


We have two options for testing: 1. In-person or 2. Virtual.


I highly recommend in-person testing. Coming onto campus to complete the test will give students a quiet setting in which to complete the test. If issues should arise, we are able to quickly and easily fix them so as to not have an effect on their testing. Testing in-person also helps teachers with knowing the results are an accurate representation of what the student can do independently. Each testing session is only 2 hours long and there will be less than 10 students in each room at one time, socially distanced and wearing masks. Disinfecting will occur between each testing session.


If you are not comfortable with your child coming on campus, you can schedule them for virtually testing. They will need to be signed on to a Zoom meeting while taking their MAP Benchmark so that the teacher can see and hear them. We want to make sure that students are completing their tests individually. Parents of younger students can help students maneuver the mouse and click and/or drag items. Parents cannot read ANY part of the Reading assessment to the student. Parents can read the MATH questions and answers. Parents cannot re-word, rephrase, or explain any of the questions. Sessions during the school day will be with their grade-level teacher. Evening sessions will be with me. If we need to add more sessions the following week, we will.


No matter what setting you are choosing for testing, all students must sign up for two testing sessions: one for Reading and one for Math. Fourth & eighth grade students must sign up for a third Science session.


To sign up for IN-PERSON sessions, click here.


To sign up for VIRTUAL sessions, click here.


If you have any questions about sign up, please let me know.


Lauren Arnold

School Leader

lauren.arnold@leonagroup.com

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Note on School Messenger- It's the same code for all districts and schools. ie: if you have students in another school you'll receive messages from both schools on the same text number. Ours will start off with "GAA Families" or "GAA Mustangs"- something like that so you know it's from us 📱😉


We also recommend saving our school phone number in your phone so you know it's us calling 480-325-6100

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Did you complete all of the orientation links??

Complete these if you haven't already

Email Mrs. Wicker a copy of your current Proof of Address (Utility bill, purchase or lease agreement, or other documentation per A.R.S. 15-802(b)) or Affidavit of Residency if residing with friend or relative - The address on the document must match the address on file in ParentVue. If you're new to GAA- disregard this step


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Complete Pick up list. Please send IDs of anyone on your list to Mrs. Wicker *Required for all students*

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Every student needs this on file to participate in online classes. Please explain the behavior expectations to your student.


Online Behavior/Media User Agreement *Required for all students - even if not borrowing a device from GAA*

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Read through the 20/21 SY handbook and complete the acknowledgment form on the last page. *Required for all students*


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Complete the Technology Agreement if you need to borrow a chromebook. Then contact the school before coming to pick it up.

Immunizations

You can check the status of your student's immunizations in your ParentVue account.



For information on clinics go to https://www.maricopa.gov/1809/Locations

⬇️Keep going ⬇️

You can earn money for GAA:

  • Link your Fry's Rewards Card to GAA
  • Shoparoo App- Just scan your receipts
  • Box Tops App- Scan your receipts


PTO email- gaapto1@gmail.com

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Uniforms for when we return in-person

  1. Review the GAA uniform policy
  2. If you'd like a GAA polo, you can order online
  3. Make payment for your uniform order
  4. Orders will go home with students when they return to school


Email Mrs. Wicker with questions!

Helpful Links

These are some helpful links that you may need in the future.


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You've reached the end! Have a great week!😁🐴