A+ Arts Academy Maybury Campus

Weekly News & Announcements 12.14.2020

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Weekly News

Hello Maybury Parents & Scholars,


As we have transitioned to a 100% virtual learning environment, our school building will remain closed with the exception of Monday's from 10:00-1:00 pm where breakfast and lunch pickup for the week is available! You are welcome to contact us via phone (614-626-2250) or by email. Our office hours will be Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00 pm!


Our holiday break officially begins on Monday, December 21st and ends Friday January 1st 2021.


As we enter this holiday season, it is a most perfect time for families and educators to come together to teach our children about the rich diversity within our community and about the many cultures and traditions celebrated during this time of year. Whatever it is that you celebrate and hold near and dear, It is my sincere hope that you will take this time to relax and spend time with your loved ones.


Please see the below flyers for Holiday Resources!

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 8th, 2021.


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

No More Class Dojo- VERY IMPORTANT

Effective December 31, 2020, A+ Arts Academy as a district will no longer use Class Dojo to communicate with families. We will be transitioning to Kickboard and invite ALL FAMILIES to download the Kickboard app and sign up today!


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


The class with the HIGHEST PERCENTAGE of families that have activated their accounts by December 18th will receive a mystery surprise after the break!

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

Parent Access to Virtual Schedule and Teacher Classroom Links

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