ARS Summer Update

July 2021

Back to School

Please read the following information carefully. Most back to school information is listed below. Please mark the following important dates on your calendar. This newsletter is the main source of information. It will be sent out each Friday afternoon during the school year. Important dates, new announcements, and reminders can be found in this school newsletter.

Mandatory Zoom Orientation - All Students and Guardians


August 5 - Zoom Student/Parent Orientation for ALL Students - new and returning. This is where the main information for back to school will be discussed. ALL students and guardians, on ALL pathways must attend this live session. This orientation is mandatory for the 2021-2022 school year.



August 5, 2021 - Virtual Zoom Orientation


- Grades K-5 - 9:00 A.M.

https://zoom.us/j/97967761857


- Grades 6-8 - 11:00 A.M.

https://zoom.us/j/92836297655


- Grades 9-12 - 2:00 P.M.

https://zoom.us/j/99928542893

Optional Open House Meet & Greet

Want to see the campus and meet your teachers in person? Join us for open house at each respective campus.


August 6 - Open House Meet & Greet with Teachers


- Come and Go from 9:00 A.M. -11:00 A.M.

- All campuses

- All students

- All pathways welcome

- Attendance is not required


- OR VISIT US -


August 9 - Open House Meet & Greet with Teachers


- Come and Go from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

- All campuses

- All students

- All pathways welcome

- Attendance is not required



ARS Elementary (Grades K-5)

405 South Street E

Athens, AL 35611


ARS Middle (Grades 6-8)

601 South Clinton Street

Athens, AL 35611


ARS High (Grades 9-12)

*NEW Location - Former Rec Center beside AHS Football Stadium

270 US Hwy 31 N

Athens, AL 35611

First Day of School

August 11 - First Day of school for all students


- Classical attends on campus learning

- Wednesday pathways attend on campus learning

- All students begin online learning

*Student Logins will be emailed before August 11

School Supply Pouches - Grades K-5

This is for students in grades K-5 who would like to purchase a flat rate school supply pouch. We have found that through the school, we can purchase supplies in bulk much cheaper than you can go buy them. This also allows us to purchase the exact same supplies for all students so that everyone has the same materials. This option is highly encouraged. Pouches contain various items for various grades and include items such as: colored pencils/crayons, pencils, scissors, pencil sharpener, pencil pouch, protractor, glue, composition notebook/folder, earbuds, erasers, etc. The cost of the school supply kit is $10.


Click here to order your kit


Click here to pay for your kit - Select the "school supplies" tab

*PLEASE NOTE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST AND LAST NAME AND GRADE ON THE "NOTE" SECTION OF THE PAYMENT



K-5 students are in need of additional recess supplies. If you would like to sponsor an item for recess, visit our wish list here. Items can be sent directly to the school or brought in by students. Shipping Address: 405 South Street East, Athens, AL 35611


Appreciated consumable supplies, but not required:

- Kleenex tissues

- various sized ziplock bags

- Clorox wipes

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Recommended School Supplies - Grades 6-8

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Recommended iPad Stylus Pen Suggestion for Grades 6-8

Link to Amazon Order Info




Appreciated consumable supplies, but not required:

- Kleenex tissues

- various sized ziplock bags

- Clorox wipes

Recommended School Supplies- Grades 9-12


- Basic school supplies as needed (pencils, pens, paper, colored pencils, highlighters)

- Calculator as needed for various math courses


*Most work is completed online so limited supplies are needed.


Appreciated consumable supplies, but not required:

-Kleenex tissues

-Various sized ziplock bags

-Clorox Wipes

iPads for 2021-2022

We highly encourage the use of ACS iPads to complete student curriculum. This allows students to receive automatic updates and apps related to their education. Students frequently need a device while on campus and these iPads are convenient for on the go transitions. The yearly iPad lease is $25.


Student iPad pickup at ARS Main Campus

Time TBD - Be on the lookout for more information.