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ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL - February 10th


Message from the Principal

Dear Knights,

Spring is usually very busy with projects, competitions and events. It is no surprise that it is the same for this school year. Yesterday, Future City students presented in front of the Chandler City officials and they were very impressed. They will present to the Chandler school board next week prior to the board meeting. Speech & Debate was impressive at the last tournament taking home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Drama club is in full rehearsal mode and I can't wait to see their production. Choir will be performing next week at the Choral Festival. Our 6th grade student, Suchith will be participating in the Regional Spelling soon. Our Science students have found out who will be moving forward to the HISEF and are in full preparation mode for the innovation fair on Feb. 25, 2023. Our wrestling, girls basketball and boy soccer teams are showing off their newly acquired skills to claim wins. StuCo is getting ready for their convention in addition to fundraising for it. With all of this going on, don't forget to stay focused and continue to stay on top of your studies.

6th & 7th graders should have their course selection sheets completed & turned in by Monday to the counselors.


  • During drop off, please practice safe driving. Please drop off your students anywhere along a sidewalk - please do not wait to get to the front to drop off. Once you drop off the student, you may go around the cars to exit the building but please do not create situations where accidents can happen
  • Please be alert during both pick up and drop off i.e., stay off your phones
  • Follow the traffic pattern as is during drop off and pick up for efficiency
  • Please always be courteous to other drivers and our neighbors
  • If you are visiting the campus, please check in through the front office - do not enter the building from any other entrance even if the construction gates are open

Thank you,

Manjula K Reddy


ACP Middle School

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2023-2024 School Year Bus Transportation Requests Now Available

The Transportation Department is now accepting applications for busing for the 2023-2024 school year on a first come, first served basis. ALL families must apply and/or reapply for transportation, even if you were assigned a bus for the current 2022-2023 school year. The Transportation Request Form is available online at Transportation / Documents and Forms ( and is attached for your convenience.

All completed forms MUST be emailed to the transportation department at DO NOT return this form to the school as it will delay the application process.

Field Day

At ACP, we push students to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary. We will reward their efforts with a celebratory Field Day on Friday, April 21. ACP's first Field Day will include morning sessions with guest speakers on topics including mindfulness, healthy habits, career and goal setting, and other topics to pique students' interest. The afternoon will include several fun activities for students including outdoor games, food trucks, inflatables, music, and friendly competitions around campus. We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the event, recruit guest speakers for the morning, reach out to various outside vendors, and welcome our ACP parents and adult relatives to be guest speakers at our morning sessions. To volunteer or explore being a guest speaker, please contact Melissa Stoloff at or Mrs. Reddy at



For a student to get a yearbook the last week of school, parents/students must pre-order on-line before the end of quarter 3.

Cost: For those that preorder now, the cost of the yearbook is $45.00 and will only be sold for a limited time. (Payment Plan Avail.)

How: Students/Parents can go online to

to order a yearbook. Be sure to maintain a copy of your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Order now to ensure that your student receives a yearbook. Families may pay with a debit or credit card by going online to Jostens’ and selecting Arizona College Prep—MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Delivery: Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school ONLY to those students who pre-ordered their book.

Order your yearbook now before you forget!

If you would like to verify if you have already ordered a yearbook, please check your email for a receipt with the correct school year and or you may contact Josten's directly for order questions.



Please check for any outstanding fees for your student(s) online through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. Fees assigned may include class fees, club fees, field trip fees, sports fees, fees for tests, and more. All fees are only viewable through the Intouch Fee Payment System and are not visible under the portals Fee tab. Please see the instructions below to ensure fees are being checked under the correct link. We still have a large number of outstanding fees. Thank you!
Parent Portal Login Intructions for InTouch Fee Pmts

Please note: the FEE button in the parent portal is inactive. You must go to the InTouch Fee Payments to see outstanding fees/fines.



Monday - February 13th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 1

StuCo Convention

Tuesday - February 14th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Wednesday - February 15th

Block Schedule - Periods 1, 3, 5

6th Grade Specials - Special 1 & 2

Regional Spelling Bee Competition

Thursday - February 16th

Block Schedule - Periods 2, 4, 6

No 6th Grade Specials

AC Pen Regional Competition

Friday - February 17th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

On the Horizon:

No School - Monday February 20, 2023 - President's Day

Booster Club $2 Dress down Fundraiser - Wednesday, 02/22/2023


Parent Roundtables

I host monthly-ish parent Q & A sessions or roundtables where we collaborate on a number of topics. I host these meetings virtually for your convenience. Hope to 'see' everyone at these meetings. See below for dates and times:



Tuesday - February 14th:

Girls Basketball - Home @4:30(7th) & 5:30(8th) (Sossaman)

Boys Soccer - Home @4:30 (Sossaman)

(** Boys Home Soccer game will be held at Bogle JH this week**)

Wrestling - Away @4:30 (Newell Barney/Casteel, held @Newell Barney)

Wednesday - February 15th:

Girls Basketball - Away @4:30(7th) & 5:30(8th) (Santan)

Boys Soccer - Away @4:30 (Santan)

* Follow ACP Middle School Athletics on Twitter! @ACPjrhighsports




Power Hour is an academic support we provide at ACP Middle School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Power Hour runs from 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm Tuesday-Thursdays. Students must be pre-registered for attendance and must be picked up promptly at 3:50 pm at parent pick-up. We will be enforcing i.e., losing power hour privileges if students are consistently picked up late or are signed up but do not show up 2 or more times.


  • These are not instructor led sessions and parents must provide student transportation.
  • In order to attend, all students must signup weekly through signup genius. Students may only be signed-up for 1 week at a time.


Please make note that there will be no Power Hour during Finals Week.




Mark your calendars for our SPRING BOOSTER BASH on February 21st 6:30-8pm in the Cafeteria! $2 DRESS DOWN DAY for students is February 22nd! Below are updates and upcoming events for the ACP Middle School Booster Club. As always, please feel free to connect with us on Facebook, through our Website, or Email us at!


* We provided a Floridino's lunch to our staff for parent/teacher conferences so they could focus on their conferences. We hope your conferences went well!

*Let's GLO Dance is tonight (Friday) and we did a majority of our sales online for the dance. We hope it made things easier for parents and families.

* THANK YOU to everyone who participated in School Cents. The awards ceremony is being held later this month so we look forward to sharing how we did soon!

* Friday Shirts and Chromebook sleeves are still available. Kids grow quickly so please see our store on our website to purchase what you need. We have limited quantities and sizes. Reach out if you have any questions or want to check on availability.


* Upcoming Events (more specific details to come, keep an eye on ATR and Facebook):

Feb 10th - Parent/Guardian & Student Dance for 6th Graders 6p-8p

Feb 21st - Booster Club Spring Semester General Meeting 6:30p-8p in the Cafeteria

Feb 22nd - $2 Dress Down Day

* Help Out Teachers in the Copy Room by volunteering through our Signup Genius

* Supporting ACP Middle Boosters! Whether it be in person or not... Supporting students, their academic programs and social events, and supporting the administrators, teachers & staff of ACP Middle School is our goal. To find out more and offer to help, please fill out our interest form. If you don't have time, please feel free to donate to help us support ongoing events.


Counseling & Social Work Department Update

The Counseling and Social Services department has a monthly wellness newsletter for caregivers and families called Medieval Monthly. The newsletter will provide ideas, tips, tricks, and resources on how to best support your ACP Middle School student. You can find ACP’s most current Medieval Monthly by visiting the ACP Middle School website and looking under “Our Staff” and “Counseling and Social Services.”

Opportunity for parents - There is a Listen and Learn event at Hamilton High School on 01/24/2023. The event is for parents/guardians of 5-12th graders. They will watch the documentary Childhood 2.0 followed by a Q&A session. Childhood 2.0 showcases the impact of screens, social media, and video gaming on our youth and how to support them. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the documentary begins at 6 pm.




Antonette Shirley, CUSD’s Indigenous Engagement Academic Coach, is hosting quarterly Indigenous Parent Committee Meetings. Parents of indigenous students who are interested in participating in or learning more about the Title VI and/or JOM program are welcome to attend. Below are upcoming meeting dates and times:

2/21/2023 at 6:00 PM Hamilton High School Room G107

4/18/2023 at 6:00 PM Hamilton High School Room G107


ACP Middle School Site Council Meeting

The next Site Council meeting met on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 at 5:00pm in the ACP Media Center. Agenda items discussed: Dress code, Final Exam & Climate Survey data & Placement exam revision



Chandler Unified School District is pleased to partner with NetTutor to offer free online, on demand 24/7 tutoring.

NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online.


  • Click here to access Clever
  • Log into your student’s GSE account
  • Click on the NetTutor Icon (you may have to scroll down)
  • Click “I Agree” after reading the terms and conditions to continue (first time only)
  • Click on the course or subject area in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts


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Due to changes in USDA regulations, Universal Free meals have not been extended to the 2022-23 school year. As of July 20th, the below meal prices will be in effect*

Breakfast Pricing: Meal Cost

All Grades (K-12) $2.00

Lunch Pricing: Meal Cost

Middle School Combo $3.25

Families may view the ala carte menu items with prices and view the daily lunch menu using the link below. Should you have any additional questions, you may contact ACP Middle School's cafeteria manager at:

Please click on the link below for more information on the school nutritional program and frequently asked questions.



Arizona tax law allows individual taxpayers to claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in AZ for support of eligible activities and programs.

At the junior high level, the school office is unable to reallocate / redirect funds without parent and district approval. Be sure to select the specific fee for the activity where you want your payment applied. Sports fees are assigned quarterly and club fees are assigned once established.

When paying fees online (band/ orchestra, club or athletics fees, etc.), please consider making an additional contribution to our general fund in December to reach the maximum credit allowable.

Once you have paid all outstanding fees for ACP Middle School or if you have a family member that resides in AZ, please consider making an additional tax credit contribution to ACP's general fund before December 31st. If you are able to make your tax contributions prior to the end of the calendar year, your donation would be greatly appreciated. It will help give us a jump start on some of our essential extracurricular activities. We have set a goal to collect approximately $50,000.00 this school year and hope that you will be willing to help us meet our goal. Thank you for supporting your child and ACP Middle School!

Tax Credit Basics…

A tax credit donation is a full refund, not a deduction. Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or school district. To participate or learn more, follow the link listed below to donate online or you can complete the enclosed form and submit your contribution at your convenience.

Arizona Law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per year if filing status is “Married, filing Joint Return;” $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is “Single of Head of Household;” and $200 per calendar year if filing status is “Married filing separate returns.” These contributions fund extracurricular activities in public schools and greatly impact our school community and our students.



CUSD Virtual Calming Room

Our counselors are here to support all ACP students.

Margot O'Donnal

Kerry Grimes