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3/7/2021 - 60:40

Hello Families! We had a pretty successful week, transitioning to our hybrid schedule. Please remember, for those that have chosen a hybrid schedule, that 60% of your scholar's schedule is still virtual and 40% is in-person. The 60% is just as important as the 40%! Please make sure your scholars are attending their online classes (call anytime they may miss so we can excuse them).


For our 100% virtual scholars we were able to keep 60% of their schedule exactly the same, since we began in August. We needed to make some adjustments to 40% of their schedule due to teacher's balancing both hybrid and virtual. If there is still confusion about these 2 days please email jrishell@aplusarts.com and/or bwisher@aplusarts.com. As always, you can also call 614-338-0767 and we will help walk you through the changes.


Please remember 3rd quarter ends March 17th and every day/minute counts. Scholar success is teamwork! Please make sure your scholar is showing up!


We are in the process of preparing ALL Scholars for state testing (see info below). Each minute of your scholar's schedule is intentional in setting them up to be as successful on this test as possible. It's been a tough year but it gives us opportunity to help them attack testing in a way that will benefit them for the rest of their education!


Please continue to remember the following information:


1. School is from 7:30 - 2:30 pm


2. ONLY 8th grade will be in the building Mondays and Tuesdays


3. ONLY 7th grade will be in the building Thursdays and Fridays


4. PLEASE remember to bring your device with you


5. Uniforms - black polo, khaki/black pants, any shoes (no slides). Honor Roll scholars can wear their shirts with their choice pants and shoes.


6. Schedules -

- 100% virtual scholars received their schedules in their emails

- In-Person scholars will receive their schedule when they walk into the building

- All virtual learning uses the schedule we have been using all year


7. Water Bottle Donations - we are in need of any donations from families or businesses


2 things remain the same, even within this transition.

1. We need our scholars attending class (please call or text in order to be excused)

2. We need scholars completing their work.


If you have specific questions about the guidelines we will be following in the building, please click on the letter from our Ohio Regional Director below. As always email or call us with any other questions or concerns.


Please Remember:


**Teacher's are offering ways for scholar's to improve their grades when in attendance.**


** Your scholar can get homework help in our after school program Monday through Friday from 2:45 - 4:00. Information below**


**Summer Program announcement below**


Schedule: This will be WEEK B.


Coming Up!

End of 3rd Quarter - March 17th

Spring Break - March 29th - April 5th

State Testing - Starting week of April 19th - May 3rd



Attendance: We are required to monitor your scholar's attendance as we have always done. Attendance is also directly tied to your scholar's success in their classes. Attending ZOOM sessions are a must in order for your scholar to understand how to complete assignments and to receive the support needed to achieve quality grades. Teachers are also available outside of class time to work with scholars. Please take advantage of this!


Grades: Your scholar's 3rd Quarter interims are available online (link to directions below). If you are having a hard time connecting to see them please email bwisher@aplusarts.com or jrishell@aplusarts.com and we can send them to you. Also remember that your scholar's grades are ALWAYS available, with specifics, through their Google Classroom.


Transportation: Please look below for updated information about busing for scholars.


Meals: Meals will be available for pick up on Monday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please drive around to the back door. Thank you!


After-School Program: Please register here: http://bit.ly/AplusPLAreadingsignup Parents! Your scholar can get homework help from 2:45 until 4:00 pm everyday Monday through Friday. Email ghigginbotham@aplusarts with any questions you may have.


Help Desk: PLA has a help desk to help meet your technology needs. Please see the link below.


Calendar: Attached you will find the school calendar. We will be sure to communicate other important dates weekly

RETURN HYBRID ANNOUNCEMENT - from our Regional Director

State Testing

It has been decided that State Testing will be taking place this year. It is required that scholars take the test IN-PERSON. Yes, we will accommodate the specific health and safety needs of scholars, due to COVID. More information to come.


Please note the following dates:


7th Grade ELA -

Part 1 April 15th

Part 2 April 16th

8th Grade ELA -

Part 1 April 19th

Part 2 April 20th


7th Grade Math -

Part 1 April 22nd

Part 2 April 23rd

8th Grade Math -

Part 1 April 26th

Part 2 April 27th


8th Grade Science -

Part 1 May 4th AM

Part 2 May 4th PM

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STEPP Advisory - Parents Supporting Parents

Tuesday, March 23rd, 6pm

This is an online event.

Topic: S.T.E.P.P. Advisory

Time: Mar 23, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/4537135913?pwd=UWgyMlcyUG1yZkZVSmFHdmIxQ1FTdz09


Meeting ID: 453 713 5913

Passcode: 5gYet2

8th Grade Parents!

Can you believe high school is right around the corner!


Columbus City School's 2021/2022 School Year Lottery is open! Please click the following link in order to receive all the information and guidelines with this. https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/1184.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out.


Franklinton High School came and spoke to the 8th graders on February 11th. Please ask your child about the school. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us anytime. If your scholar is interested in this school here is their enrollment link www.franklintonhigh.org/apply


Cristo Rey sent a representative to talk to your scholars about their high school. If you want more information, please reach out and we will help connect you. Your scholar was also given the information.


Ohio Construction Academy - Call with any questions about this program. This program offers a lot for those who may not be as interested in post-secondary schooling, yet sets them up for great career success.


We are working on coordinating with other schools to speak to your scholar's as well. If you have any questions please call us 614-338-0767

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Napoleon's Private IG: @aplusartsacademy

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Announcements and scholar shoutouts to be posted!

Access Interim/Report Cards Here

Technology Needs and Concerns? (please click below)


Below are a few tips to prevent the devices from low performance, damage, or accidental lost.

Ø Ensure the case remains on the IPad or Chromebook.

Ø Ensure food and drink are not around the device.

Ø Ensure scholars are stationary when using the device.

Ø Monitor data usage on the hotspot.

Ø When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location for the next day.

Ø Ensure that your scholar's device is plugged in at the end of the day in order to be fully charged for the next school day.

If you have any questions regarding your scholar’s device, please contact: Harold Reed at hereed@aplusarts.com or 614-725-1305 ext.1001.

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Transportation

Please advise parents that if they haved moved in the last 6 months, make sure they have provided Current proof of residency, also update contact information as well as e-mail.


Columbus City Schools Transportation

  • Step One: In preparation for a possible return to Hybrid or face to face classes, please complete the online application NOW for a Columbus City Schools transportation route at: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/4818 --An email address is required for registration.

***Returning families, please check your CCS Transportation portal to make sure your information is up to date.

  • Step Two: You should receive an email with a link to complete your online application.

  • Step Three: Then you should receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.

  • Step Four: CCS Transportation will send your student’s route information separately.

For any further transportation questions, contact: Columbus City Schools Transportation at 614-365-5074 OR visit 1560 Moler Rd | Columbus, OH 43207

Please click on the link below and complete the online form for transportation

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