Welcome back! We hope you are having a safe and fun filled summer. As we ready ourselves to begin another great year, we would like to take a moment and welcome families who are both new to the community as well as those who will be returning. This letter will inform you of important upcoming dates and help you prepare for a successful year.
On behalf of the staff at Arts & Technology Academy, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a positive difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our student’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience.
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life.
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject.
6) Knows that you expect him/her to put forth effort in all subjects.
Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s programs and operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:
1) Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the library.
2) Reading with children who need extra help.
3) School-wide events.
4) Student field trips.
5) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers.
Every staff member has been working very hard to prepare for the return of our wonderful students. We have set very high expectations and made plans to guarantee that every student at ATA will be successful this school year.
Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member here at Arts & Technology Academy. We believe that every student will learn to the highest level and we are prepared to offer individualized support to every student that needs it. I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your student to school every day, encouraging your child to read at least 30 minutes every evening, monitoring your Student’s homework, and asking your Student to share what they learned at school each day.
Student Check in day – Student Check in day will be held on August 26th from 8am – 11am, and 3pm-6pm. This is a day that students and parents will come get schedules, sign consent forms, update information, pay fees, etc.
- Student Planner – $20.00
- Student ID – $10.00
- Elective support – $15.00
- Total – $45.00
- We accept cash and check.
Spirit Wear: $10.00
Student support Donation:
Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
The school meal program is free for our entire student population once again this year.
Start of school: The first day of school for all grades is September 5th; All 6th grade students will start on September 4th. School starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Our doors open at 8:00 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 8:20 a.m. Our release time is 3:35 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. Every Friday will be early dismissal. Our Friday schedule is 9:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Parent Group Meeting: The first Parent group meeting will be on September 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our school library.
Back to School Open House/Curriculum Night: All families are encouraged to attend Back to School Curriculum Night on September 19th at 6:00-8:00pm
Jog-A-Thon/Fundraiser: This is our first of three parent group sponsored fundraisers of the year. The event will take place on September 27th this year and parent can join us on the track.
School Picture Day: October 21th for 6th graders, 22nd for 7th graders, and 23rd for 8th graders.
Afternoon Dismissal: All Students will dismiss at 3:35 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:35 p.m. The school cannot provide supervisory services after 3:50 p.m. so teachers can begin planning for your students return the following day.
Early Release Fridays: Every Friday students are released at 2:35 p.m. and will take the bus home or will need to be picked up promptly at that time. The school cannot provide supervisory services after 2:50 p.m. so teachers can attend our staff meeting and begin planning for your students return the following week.
A copy of our school rules will be sent home by your child’s teacher so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.
This years teaching staff:
|6, 7, 8
||CLC (7th & 8th)
|LC (7th & 8th)
CLC /LC (6th grade)
Teacher Appointments: If you wish to speak with your student’s teacher, please make an appointment via phone or e-mail and come during the teacher’s non instructional or transition times. All visitors must stop by the main office for a pass whenever they are visiting the school during school hours.
Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon for a great school year. Go Wolf Pack!
School Supply List: Please visit the 4j website for a list of school supplies your child will need to be prepared and successful for the 2019-20 school year.
If needed, ATA can provide school supply assistance on a limited, first come first serve basis.
Calendar for the First Month of School
August 21st-23rd (Wednesday-Thursday)
9:00-2:00 Justice Wolves Leadership Training
August 27th (Tuesday)
8:00am Teachers Report/Planning Day
September 4th (Wednesday)
9:00-3:35 6th Grade Orientation Day
9:00-3:35 Justice Wolves Report for 6th Grade Orientation
September 5th (Thursday)
9:00-3:35 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students Attend
September 16th (Monday)
6:30-7:30 Jazz Band Parent Meeting
September 17th (Tuesday)
6:30-7:30 PM PTA Meeting-Library
September 19th (Thursday)
6:00-8:00 PM Open House/Curriculum Night
September 27th (Friday)
1:00-2:30 PM Jog-A-Thon