A+ Arts Academy Maybury Campus

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Weekly News & Announcements April 18th, 2021


Hello Maybury Parents & Scholars and welcome to week 16 of 2021!


Any 100% virtual scholar who missed Part 1 or Part 2 of testing last week, will make up their Ohio State Test this week. Please be sure to make arrangements with your scholar's teacher so that your scholar can complete ELA part 1 and part 2. Testing will occur for hybrid scholars this week as well for ELA. Part 1 will be given tomorrow and part 2 will be given Thursday with Friday being used as a makeup day. We've adjusted the schedule as we had the Columbus City Zoo onsite today sharing some of their unique animals with our scholars.


**Please ensure your scholar brings their school issued device (fully charged) with them when coming onsite to test as we do not have any additional devices for scholars to use!


  • Our school day runs from 8:00-2:00 pm. Onsite scholars should be picked up at 2:00 pm, but no later than 2:15 pm as our teachers need to transition to teaching their virtual scholars. 100% virtual scholars will receive live instruction from 2:30-4:00 pm. Your scholars teacher will communicate directly with scholars and parents via email, class dojo, and kickboard with login platforms and information. 100% virtual scholars all have required work to complete throughout the school day so it is imperative that they/you are consistently checking their emails and submitting the required work.


  • For hybrid scholars, dismissal is promptly at 2:00 pm. All scholars MUST be picked up by 2:30 pm at the absolute latest as there will be no adult supervision provided beyond 2:30 pm. We will issue a verbal warning the first time a scholar remains onsite beyond 2:30 pm, a written letter warning the second time and the third time we will issue a letter and contact the Columbus City Police Department/Child Services out of concern for the scholar's welfare. If you know that you are running late or have arranged for an alternate method of pickup, please ensure you have contacted the front office no later than 1:30 pm to communicate this information.


  • PLEASE remember to have your scholar bring their device each time they come onsite. Have them charge their devices the night before so they are ready to rock and roll when the school day begins!


  • Please be sure that your scholar is logging on daily at his/her scheduled time. Attendance is taken every day. We are mandated by the state to withdraw any scholar who misses 72 consecutive hours of school.


  • The new schedule is linked below for you to review. Please note that Wednesday's 100% virtual scholars receive a rotation of specials from 8:00-11:00 am and then receive live instruction via whole group/small group from 11:30-3:30. Specific login times for 11:30-3:30 will be communicated with parents and scholars from the teacher.


Enrollment: Please see the flyer below regarding our sibling referral program! Now is the time to get your Kindergarten scholar enrolled for the upcoming school year!


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

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Official State Testing Information

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. 5th grade scholars also take a state Science test and will take the Science test the same day they take the math assessment.


ELA: 3rd-6th Grade: 100% Virtual Scholars needing to come onsite


Part 1: April 12th/April 15th (Monday/Thursday) 9:00-10:30

Part 2: April 13th/April 16th (Tuesday/Friday) 9:00-10:30


ELA: 3rd-6th Grade: Hybrid Scholars (make-ups for 100% virtual scholars also offered during this time)


Part 1: April 19/April April 22nd (Monday/Thursday) 9:00-10:30

Part 2: April 20/April 23rd (Tuesday/Friday) 9:00-10:30


Math: 3rd-6th: 100% Virtual Scholars needing to come onsite


May 3rd/4th (Monday/Tuesday) 9:00 or 12:00

May 6th/7th (Thursday/Friday) 9:00 or 12:00


Math: 3rd-6th: Hybrid Scholars (make-ups for 100% virtual scholars also offered during this time)


May 10th/11th (Monday/Tuesday) 9:00

May 13th/14th (Thursday/Friday) 9:00

American Idol

Please join me and the rest of our A+ Arts family in supporting a former A+ Arts scholar on his American Idol journey. He has made it to the top 9 and every vote counts so be sure to tune in and vote every Sunday night!


#DeshawnGoncalves

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Stunning & Classic! Deshawn Goncalves Covers "The Way We Were" - American Idol 2021

Re-Enrollment K-5

Please click on the link and complete the form. This saves your scholar's place for next year. As you all know, space is limited!
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HOTSPOT USAGE REMINDERS

As a reminder, hotspots usage are STRICTLY for school work only. There is a 22gb data cap for 4G. Once that cap is reached the device will revert to 3G which produces slower speeds.


This means your child will experience difficulty connecting to the internet until the new cycle renews on the 16th of each month.


In the event hotspots are identified as being misused, they may risk being deactivated. Please reach out with any further questions.

DO'S AND DON'T'S FOR REMOTE LEARNING

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Technology Tips and Help Desk


Device Care & Tips

Many of our scholars have received devices for virtual learning.

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.


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


https://helpdesk.phalenacademies.org/knowledge

School Calendar

A+ Arts Academy: Where the PLUS means so much MORE!

A+ Arts Academy provides a personalized elementary and junior high school education for scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PLUS stands for our school environment. Your child will be safe, protected, cared for and nurtured in an atmosphere that rewards learning, self-respect and dignity.


The mission of our schools is to be known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. We serve scholars and families at three beautiful campuses in the Columbus, Ohio area:


Fair Campus K-6 | 1395 Fair Ave., Columbus OH 43205 | 614.725.1305


Maybury Campus K-6 | 2633 Maybury Rd., Columbus OH 43232 | 614.626.2250


Napoleon Campus 7 & 8 | 270 S. Napoleon Ave., Columbus, OH 43213 | 614.338.0767