HEART Academy @ JNES News

April 21, 2021

Dates To Remember

March 23rd-April 30th- Kindergarten Registration

April 19th- 27th- ACAP State Assessment for 2nd and 3rd grade students

April 23rd- No School For Students

May 21st- End of the Year Celebration (in place of Field Day) More info to come

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ACAP Testing

This week, students in second and third grade will be administered the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Progam (ACAP) in the subject areas of reading and math. This test is required by the state of Alabama and is designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas.

The testing schedule is shown below. It is important that you have your child at school on time. If for some reason your child arrives at school during the testing times for their class, they will wait in the office until the test is completed then will be scheduled for a make -up session. Please ensure that your child does not bring any electronic devices (cell phones, ipods, etc.) to school during this time.

As a parent, you can help your child be prepared to do his/her best on the assessment by doing the following:

  1. Have your child at school BEFORE 7:45am each day.

  2. Do not check your child out of school or schedule appointments during your child’s testing. Second grade will test at 8:15am. Third grade will test at 9:45am.

  3. Avoid stressful situations at home.

  4. See that your child gets a good night’s sleep.

Testing Schedule for 2nd and 3rd grade:

Monday, April 19th Reading and Language

Tuesday, April 20th Reading Foundations (2nd only), Writing & Language, and Lexile

Wednesday, April 21st Math

Thursday, April 22nd Math

Monday, April 26-27 All subjects for Remote Students

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Dear ACS Parents,

The Alabama State Department of Education is moving to a new student information/data management and enrollment system called PowerSchool. PowerSchool will be the new Student Information System (SIS) and Student Enrollment Platform for Athens City Schools replacing iNow/Chalkable and SchoolMint for enrollment.

PowerSchool for Enrollment

ACS will use PowerSchool for online enrollment and re-enrollment, replacing the previous SchoolMint enrollment platform.

  • All current ACS students must re-enroll each year.

  • Student re-enrollment is typically conducted each spring before the end of the school year.

  • Current student re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will be conducted in the summer of 2021 (due to the transition to the new PowerSchool SIS system).

  • More information on re-enrollment will be provided to parents as we near the re-enrollment period over the summer.

More about PowerSchool

PowerSchool is an easy to use, web-based Student Information System (SIS) that will serve as a tool for parents, students and teachers to communicate student performance. PowerSchool can be accessed from any place a parent/guardian has internet access. More information on the new student database system will be shared at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. Should you have any questions regarding enrollment, please email Mr. Mike O’Rear at mike.orear@acs-k12.org or call 256-233-6600.

Athens City Schools

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The last day for Latchkey will be Friday, May 21st. All balances should be paid by May 19. We will not have Latchkey the last week of school.

Get the 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 can 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.