A+ Arts Academy Maybury Campus

Weekly News & Announcements 1.4.2021

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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021!

Hello Maybury Parents & Scholars,


We hope that everyone enjoyed a restful and socially distanced break and are ready to kickstart learning here in 2021! 2020 was a year that challenged our staff and our scholars to find and create our own "new normal."


What I have learned most throughout this arduous process, is how much I appreciate the commitment and dedication of our A+ Arts staff. Their expertise and willingness to learn new methods of teaching and reaching scholars is unmatched. As we embark on our 2021 journey, it may not be back to the way it was, however I am confident that we will continue to thrive and flourish as we navigate through the uncertainty that awaits us ahead.


I am appreciative of the parent support as team work makes the dream work! We would not be as successful in our endeavors if not for everyone pulling together for a greater cause. Please continue to ensure that your scholar is logging on at 9:00 am each day and ready for a day of learning. If your scholar needs to be absent, please communicate this information to your scholars teacher and/or our front office manager Ms. Moore so that it can be documented appropriately. We are required by law to withdraw any scholar that has missed 72 consecutive hours of school.

Welcome Ms. Saretta Raheel 5/6 Math & Science Teacher

As we begin 2021, I am pleased to announce that we have a new 5th and 6th grade Math and Science Teacher. Ms. Raheel is currently being onboarded, but is eager to meet our scholars and hit the ground running. Live Math & Science lessons will begin this Thursday @ 9:00 and follow the current virtual schedule. For Monday-Wednesday of this week, 5th and 6th grade scholars will be assigned math work through our PLA website and Science work through Generation Genius. Please ensure your scholar is checking their A+ email account as the work assigned will be sent directly to their emails from sbenn@aplusarts.com as well as to Kickboard.

Announcements and Updates for the week of 1.4.2021

Your scholar's 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be available online (link to directions below) on January 15th. If you are having a hard time connecting to see them please email lmoore@aplusarts.com


Breakfast and Lunch for the week may be picked up Monday only at the school from 10:00-1:00 p.m


Our building will be closed Tuesday-Friday, however you can contact Ms. Moore (614-626-2250) during office hours from 9:00-2:00 daily.


Please be sure that your scholar is logging on daily at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is taken every day. We are mandated by the state to withdraw any scholar who misses 72 consecutive hours of school.


We will be conducting NWEA Testing January 11-21 for all students. Please be sure that your scholar is scheduled and tests during the window.


Our Read-a-thon fundraiser will begin on Monday, January 11th. Parent letters and more information will be coming to you from your scholars teacher!

Parent Access to Virtual Schedule and Teacher Classroom Links

KICKBOARD BEGINS!!

As of January 1st, 2021, A+ Arts Academy has officially transitioned to Kickboard and we continue to invite ALL FAMILIES to download the Kickboard app and sign up today! We will no longer use Class Dojo so to be in the know, you MUST sign up and activate your access to Kickboard!


1. Download the Kickboard app or visit http://www.kickboardforschools.com/login

2. Select your role as Parent or Student

3. Select ENTER ACCESS CODE (contact your scholar's teacher or school for code)

4. Enter the student’s birthday and the access code


5. Follow the instructions on screen to verify your email and set a password

Google Review

Please take a quick moment this season and show your thanks for our educators and school by leaving a positive google review! Once your review is complete and posted, your name will go into our drawing to win a $50.00 gift card, $25.00 gift card and/or a $10.00 gift card. Winners will be chosen and notified on January 31st, 2021. We've extended the drawing date to give you all a chance to get your reviews in!


Simply click the below GOOGLE REVIEW LINK and look to the right of the page and then click write a review under profiles!

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