September Updates and Reminders

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The First Week

This week has been an exciting week at both our Jenkintown location and our Annex location! School is back underway! We have been settling into routines and getting to know our new friends. Please see below for the key dates and items for the month of September!

Calendar Reminders

  • Surviving and Thriving Parent Support Group (Meeting at Annex)- September 21, 2019 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Dine and Donate- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza- September 26, 2019 (11:30 am- 9:00 pm at 100 Welsh Rd, Horsham, PA 19044- Anthony’s will donate 20% of sales to ASUA! This includes take out and catering orders.)
  • IEP Days (No school for students both campuses)- September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019
  • Surviving and Thriving Parent Support Group (Meeting at Annex)- October 19, 2019 10:00 am to 11:30 am (Childcare is provided with advanced registration.)
  • Weekend Workshops for Parents and Community Members- October 12, 2019 10:00-11:30 (More information to come)
  • Columbus Day (No School for students both campuses) - October 14, 2019
  • Halloween Party- October 31, 2019 (More information to come)
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Student Paperwork: Due by Monday, September 9th

Please remember to send in your new school year paperwork no later than Monday, September 9th! Please also remember to send in an extra pair of clothes for your child to stay at school in case of accidents or spills.


NEW FAMILIES: Per state regulations, vaccination documentation needs to be provided within 5 school days of enrollment. All vaccination documentation for new students must be received by Monday, September 9th or students may not be able to attend school until they are received.

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please share this procedure with any transportation companies who are transporting your child.


Jenkintown Procedures:

  • The arrival window is 8:20-8:40 am. If students arrive after 8:40, the parent/transportation company will need to park in the parking lot and escort their child into the school building.


  • The dismissal window is 2:50-3:05 pm. If parents arrive after 3:05, they will need to park in the parking lot and will need to come gather their child in the school building.


Annex Procedures:

  • The arrival window is 8:20-8:40am. ASUA students will be dropped off at the Center School entrance. If students arrive after 8:40, the parent/transportation company will need to park at the far end of the parking lot and escort the child down the pathway and to the ASUA door at the bottom of the pathway.


  • The dismissal window is 2:40-2:55pm. ASUA students will be picked up at the Center School entrance. If the parent/transportation company arrives after 3:00, they will need to park at the far end of the parking lot and will need to come gather the child in the Annex location by walking down the pathway along the building to the ASUA door at the bottom of the pathway.



General Procedures:

  • If your child will not be coming to school, please notify the school by 9:00.
  • If you need to pick up your child early or your child will be arriving late due to appointments, please notify school as soon as possible.
  • ASUA is a NUT FREE school, please do not send any products containing peanuts or tree nuts to school with your child.

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Illness and Returning to School

We aren't quite there yet, but cold and flu season are right around the corner! Please use the guidelines below when your children are showing symptoms of illness or are recovering from a fever, vomiting, or other contagious illness.


  • Fever: If your child has a fever at night, he/she must not attend school the next morning. Please wait 24 hours after the fever breaks before sending your child back to school. This means that your child has not been given any fever reducing medicine for 24 hours and the fever has not returned during that time.


  • Upset stomach. If your child vomits during the night, do not send them to school the next day. Please wait 24 hours after a child vomits before sending your child back to school.


  • Cold: If symptoms are severe (e.g., persistent cough or severe runny nose with thick mucus that will consistently interrupt their work or rest time), please keep your child at home so they may rest and recover.


  • Strep Throat: A strep infection requires a doctor’s visit and medication. Strep can lead to a more serious illness if not properly treated. Your child must be on medication at least 24 hours before returning to school.


  • Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis: Pink eye/conjunctivitis requires a doctor’s visit and medication and is highly contagious. Your child must be on medication at least 24 hours before returning to school.



Illness at School
If a child becomes ill at school, a parent/guardian will be contacted and will be expected to pick up the child as soon as possible. The student’s emergency contacts will be called if the parents are unavailable. ASUA staff are CPR/First Aid certified.

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Meet the Therapist

ASUA is proud to share that we have added Dance and Movement Therapy (DMT) to our related services. Please use the link below to learn more about DMT and Julie Marinucci, our Dance and Music Therapist.
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IEP Days

In an effort to reduce teacher time out of the classroom during the school day, ASUA has added five IEP Days to the school year calendar (9/30, 10/1, 3/16, 3/17, and 6/17). There will not be school for students on those days; however, we will schedule IEP meetings consistently throughout the day for parents to attend and meet with the team to develop, update, and/or revise IEPs. Schedules will based on annual IEP days and parents will receive emails with times/dates as their child's IEP date approaches.

About Us

Jenkintown: 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046


Annex: 2450 Hamilton Avenue- Rear Building, Abington, PA 19001