Village Insider (COVID-19): Issue 5

Aurora Community School

Governor Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state through April 30th. However, Governor Polis has stated that it is "unlikely" that students will return to class this year. Aurora Public Schools and the surrounding districts in the Denver Metro area have all decided to stop in-person learning, for the remainder of the year. We, at ACS, are currently discussing what learning may look like from now through June. Any updates will be shared via this newsletter, teacher newsletters, and/or RoboCalls.

LIVE Read Alouds with the ACS Staff

Beginning next Wednesday, April 15 from 4-4:30, someone from the ACS staff will read a book aloud on Facebook Live! You will simply need to tune into our page at that time. If you're unable to make it, don't worry: a video of it will be posted later on our FB page, and you can access it there, as many times as you'd like!

We will kick things off with Mrs. Williams reading her very own book (did you know she's a published author?!).

We can't wait to see you there!

What's the Commotion in the Ocean?

What's the Commotion in the Ocean? It is a rhyming children's book reflecting on the current happenings in the ocean and what we can do to help. Being a humanitarian is at the core of my being, and I am to live by the quote, "The true meaning of life is planting trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." I wrote this book to address our impact as humans on the ocean and inspire change.

A mermaid tells the story, and she is African American. It is inspired by my love of mermaids and fantasy lore. I have always wanted to be a mermaid, but it is hard to have or live out those dreams if you never see illustrations, images, or media that reflect it. The ability to see yourself in a book is a beautiful experience, one that I want for all children. It is currently privilege, one readily available to some, but not all. I want every reader to experience the feeling of being understood on a deeper level through engaging in a book.


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Our Kindergarten team has decided to partner with Bedtime in a Box! Each Box contains five age-appropriate books; bath wash, a towel, and bath toys; a toothbrush and toothpaste; pajamas; a stuffed animal; an alarm clock; a Teach My Learning Kit; and a kid-friendly routine log.

Your teachers have reached out, requesting your child(ren)'s pajama size; please be sure to send that along, as soon as possible.

The boxes will be ready for pickup, this Friday, April 10 from 11 am - 1 pm.

Please stay in your car, in a line, in front of the church, and we will bring everything to your car.

Technology: Hotspots + Cases

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Per usual, we will be set up from 11 am - 1 pm for pickup of technology!

This Friday, April 10, you may come to pick up:

- your school-issued device (if you haven't yet received it/need one)

- a hotspot (if you filled out in the technology survey that you don't have internet), and

- a case for your tablet (remember, if you received a case, please bring the case and all of it's packaging with you and we will give you another case in return)

Please stay in your car, in a line, in front of the church, and we will bring everything to your car.

*Copy of Tech Agreement

Food Boxes: Friday April 10

Reminder: APS is serving breakfast and lunch each Monday-Friday, at certain locations; see the photo above for the specific information!

In addition, this Friday, April 10 from 11 am - 1 pm we will offer small bags of perishable and non-perishable groceries, that you can cook at your home. We will serve until we run out of items; so this is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Please stay in your car, in a line, in front of the church, and we will bring everything to your car.

Remote Learning Schedule

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What to Expect

  • Teachers have created packets of work that will be included in soft copy (in their newsletter email) and available for pick up at the school each Friday between 11 am - 1 pm. If you are unable to pickup during this time, the paper packets will be mailed to your home.
  • Teachers are offering LIVE sessions, where they will provide instruction in content areas (see schedule above for more details).
  • Teachers will offer OFFICE HOURS for students to drop in and ask questions, get help with assignments, or just say hi to the teacher and friends (see schedule above for more details).

Classwork Packets: Mailing to your Home

If you are unable to pick up your child(ren)'s packet on Fridays between 11 am - 1 pm, we will mail them directly to your home. We utilize the address provided in Infinite Campus. If you have moved this year and not updated your address with Nancy (, you will need to email her with:

1. your updated address

2. a picture of your proof of residence, so we can update the information in your file.

Accepted Proof of Residence Documents:

- current utility bill

- current mortgage statement

- lease (name/address + signature page)

- warranty deed

- deed of trust

- bill of sale purchase (with possession/closing date)

Reading Challenge!

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Click here to learn more!

The Broncos Bookworms Summer Reading Challenge runs from March 20, 2020-August, 24, 2020.

Miles is asking you to help your reader complete this challenge by:

1. Assisting your reader in selecting their ten (10) books
2. Signing off on their reading log
3. Helping your reader turn in their log using one of the following methods:
4. Scan and email to: or mail to:

Denver Broncos, Marketing, 1701 Bryant St. Suite 900, Denver CO 80204

All Reading logs must be completed and received by AUGUST 24, 2020 in order for your reader to qualify as a Broncos Bookworm.

Follow Us on Facebook

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We have been sharing a multitude of resources on Facebook; it's the easiest platform to blast information! If you don't currently, please follow us! You will be able to access more frequent updates!
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Looking for an easy way to donate to the school? Any time you shop on Amazon, ACS can get a portion of the funds, which allows us to make purchases that will support students even more!

Go to, login as you normally would, and type in our school name (Aurora Community School); we will show up as a Charter School in Denver Metro, CO.