Welcome to our classroom! We are busily planning for an exceptional 2020-21 year for your middle school student, and look forward to the start of school on Wednesday, Aug. 19th!

To get the school year off to a good start, we are asking you to make every effort to participate in the following two Zoom Meetings specifically for Middle School.. For each meeting, please use the following login information:

  1. Monday, August 17,  6:30~7pm  Meet & Greet!  This will be a virtual meeting to say hello and make sure everyone can get online.

  2. Wednesday, August 26th  Back to School Night for the Middle School Parents. The evening will be divided up as following:

• 6-7:00pm Back to School Night for all 7th & 8th grade parents (all students need a representative)

• 7-8:00pm New Parent Orientation for all new 7th grade parents (all 7th grade students need a representative)

Here is some important information for you if you need to borrow a Chromebook for your student(s); you must request one before Monday, August 17th.  Monday, August 17th is ACA’s designated day for material pick-up from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Please refer to the email  from the ACA Office “ACA Back to School Information & Directions”  dated Aug. 7th (attached) for directions on how to request a Chromebook.

Literature Books: For the first 6 weeks each student needs to read a historical fiction book which is connected to American History. Students can get their own book or they can borrow one of ours. We have many to offer, including these 3 options: The Red Badge of Courage (8-10th level), Come Juneteenth (6-7th grade level), 40 Acres & Maybe a Mule (5-6th grade level).  If you want to borrow a book, you must fill out this form by Friday, August 14th https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14QacfAfDoklMl16BDH29YEAvMUSCMQjorAWbM457Up4/edit

The suggested supply list for your middle school student for Distance Learning:

*2- 1 1⁄2” 3 ring binders (Humanities & Math)

*College ruled binder paper

*A calculator

*Three college ruled, spiraled bound, single subject notebooks – 70 page (wide ruled, multiple subject not accepted)

*Graph paper (math)

*Protractor and a metric ruler

*Pencils, erasable pens & regular pens (must be blue or black)

Distance Learning Information:

  1. Your student will need a designated place in your home for school (chair, table, light, space to write & move, and internet access).  Cameras must be on, so no doing school in their pjs, unless it is a Spirit Day.

  2. Students are expected to be “in school” Monday through Friday:

  •  8-12pm – online with teachers & peers

  •  1-3pm – practice instruments (if participating), independent & collaborative work, reading (45 minutes a day), exercise, RTI (if applicable), electives

We know this is A LOT to take in, but with us all working together we will be able to provide each student with a high quality education.  Looking forward to reconnecting with your students and with you!

ACA Middle School Team

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
                                                                                        – A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin