'Twas the Night Before the 1st Day

‘Twas the night before the first day of school, and all through the halls,

the teachers were scurrying and decorating their walls.

They had outlets and wifi hot spots in the air

In hopes that students with tablets soon would be there.


The students were all home with their zippered binders at the ready,

with visions of themselves carrying their tablets quite steady.

They packed a pair of headphones to fit snuggly in their ears

They had well-rested brains for the upcoming school year.


Parents were rejoicing in the return of calm to their homes

while some were very sad to say goodbye to their little gnomes.

Students packed up their lunches for the start of a full day

Others wondered just what their teachers would say.


"Now take out your tablet, log in to your student account."

"Make the most of your free time, make every minute count."


"Write down all that I say, it will be on the test."

"This is going to be the best-ever school year yet!"


Still questions did linger, some doubt still ensued,

Some still weren’t quite certain of what they should do,

So what follows below, for veterans and rookies,

A checklist of tasks, like 'clearing your cookies'!


Complete all of the tasks that apply to your grade.

They're really not hard, so don't be afraid.


Then lay down your heads, you fine Aquin students,

And be ready to learn, and make decisions with prudence.

The new day will dawn as you awake with delight,

‘Happy school year to all, and to all a good night!’

Checklist for Tonight!

Make sure you know what your 'lunch' plan is--Beltline or Brown Bag or Both


Dress for hot weather


Pack earbuds (leave your Beats and any other headphones AT HOME)


4th-12th Grade: Charge Tech Device--Tablet or Laptop


► 4th-12th Grade: Default Tech Device to Aquin student email address


4th-12th Grade: Clear your Cookies and remove any other unnecessary items on your device that could distract you from learning


Search the Aquin website for any other questions you may have


Say your prayers for the most awesome school year ever!

Checklist for 7th-12th Grade Tomorrow!

  1. Arrive at school by 7:45am.
  2. Report to the Auditorium at 7:50am (yes, the Auditorium, not the gym).
  3. Be studious in the 1st assembly of the year.
  4. Listen for your name to be dismissed to 1st period with your 1st period teacher.
  5. Receive your printed class schedule from your 1st period teacher.
  6. Access each wifi hotspot in every classroom you visit. Ask teacher if you don't know the password.
  7. DO NOT use 'Aquin Guest' account for your wireless access.
  8. Have a great day and be dismissed at 2:50pm.