From your north campus principal, Ann Taylor
We are almost to the finish line of first semester of The Academy 2020-21 school year!! It has been a semester of opportunity in areas of academics, health and safety, and partnership. Thanks to all of you for your continued encouragement and support as we have navigated some uncharted areas in the life of our young district. We were able to get Lessons & Carols filmed, and that program will be edited and put up on the YouTube station in the near future. We are gearing up for our north campus Christmas Feast in celebration of our Lord’s birth this next week. It will carry much of the tradition of the past and have the spark of new contributions covid style! It will be great. You all have been so supportive of the staff and your prayers are very much appreciated.
Please remember to send water bottles with your students: We have new fountains that allow water bottles to be refilled, and we are almost out of the plastic disposal bottles of water to hand out. It helps a lot for your students have their bottles to keep hydrated.
Note about medicine: Please if you send medicine (prescription or over the counter) to school for your child, you need to notify the nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can retrieve it from your student and keep it in her office to dispense according to the directions.
IF you have provided the school with prescription medication that is taken by your student during the school day and need to have any remaining doses for the holidays, please make sure you stop by the campus prior to Friday, December 18 at 12:00 when we dismiss for the Christmas break. In addition, Mrs. Barrier will be checking EpiPens for expiration dates and let you know if you need to provide a new pen after the Christmas break.
Note on drop off: Please, if you are running late and we are not outside for matins (rain, temperature, etc.), park and walk your student(s) into the main entrance of Veritas Hall. We had a student get locked out because the child was dropped off in front and went to the middle doors of Veritas Hall (which were locked since we had matins inside that day). This is a safety concern. I appreciate your assistance regardless of the age of your children.
NOTE: If you have selected to go remote until the end of first semester, are on quarantine, or enrolled in TAO, please have the student’s work handed in by Friday, December 18, so our teachers can complete their obligations of posting all grades for second quarter/first semester by December 22, so we can batch report cards as soon as we return.
Calendar Events for this next week:
Calendar for second semester through Spring Break
Please note: many of these events may change, be postponed, or canceled. Please watch principal’s notes carefully for updates to this event schedule.
Again, I cannot thank you enough for all the support and encouragement that you have provided to our north campus staff, families, and students! Have a great Advent weekend living in the anticipation of the celebration of our Lord’s birth so long ago.