Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 2, August 21 , 2023

Welcome back ACA Families!

I hope you and your student had a great first few days back!

We have made a few updates to our Family Handbook, which you all should have received last week. Please email the office if you have yet to receive it. Here are a couple changes we would like to highlight:

Dress Code

1.       It is our policy that all students shall attend school dressed in a manner which is clean, and in no way hazardous to the safety or health of themselves or others.

2.       Students shall be permitted to attend school dressed in a manner that does not disrupt teaching and/or learning.

3.       Students shall wear footwear appropriate for school activities at all times. Closed toed     shoes with straps are required for recess. Athletic shoes are required for PE.

4.       Breasts, genitals, and buttocks must be covered by opaque fabric.  You should be able to draw a line from one armpit to the other and have anything below those points be covered by fabric.  Clothing must have two straps.

5.       Students who fail to maintain these standards may be withheld from instruction and shall be required to correct the condition found to be hazardous to safety or health, or disruptive to teaching and/or learning.

The following types of clothing are considered inappropriate for school and not considered acceptable attire for a school/work atmosphere:

  • Bare midriff apparel

  • Tube tops, halter tops

  • “See through” clothing

  • High heels and strapless sandals

  • Sagging pants that impede walking

  • Exposed undergarments between top and bottom clothing

  • Crocs or Slides during PE

  • Logos, images, or text promoting violence, alcohol/drugs, hate speech, profanity, gang affiliation, or sexualization of others

We acknowledge that modesty is a matter of perspective, and ask that students and parents consider “appropriate attire” as workplace attire, as school is the student’s workplace.

Rideshare (Uber/Lyft Restrictions)

·Uber and Lyft require an account holder to be at least 18 years of age, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to ride in a vehicle.  As such, students will not be released to go home in an Uber or Lyft vehicle without an adult listed on the emergency contact present.  There are rideshare companies whose drivers have a fingerprint-based criminal background check performed by the California Department of Justice and can transport unaccompanied minors.  With parent/guardian permission, students will be permitted to be picked up from school by one of these transportation companies, for example HopSkipDrive, Zum, or Kango.

Closed Campus

·         Once on the campus, students are expected to remain until dismissal.

·         If a student must leave campus, parents and students are required to sign out in the office when leaving and to sign in upon returning.

·         Students may not order food delivered to the school without advanced permission of staff and parent/guardian.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the Family Handbook. Looking forward to another great year with you all!


Mr. Stahler


Back to School Nights This Week! Show your student you care by showing up! See your student(s)’s classroom newsletter for details, or call the office!  

Family Handbook:  Please make sure you go through the Family Handbook, and sign & return the required pages (see attached document for these pages).  If you don’t have access to a printer, you can get paper copies in the office.

REMIND: This APP is another way for the school to quickly inform you on what is happening on campus. Never miss another minimum day schedule, or a whole school event (example from last year: a power outage that required early dismissal!).  You can receive messages through email or through texting (recommended) – you decide!  Look for the email from your student’s classroom for the code – each age grouping has their own!


Save the Date: on September 28th, we are going to have a Family Fun Night Event!  See flyer for details!

Charter Council: The Charter Council is our governing board.  The board meets usually on the second Thursday of the month @ 4PM.  Please check the calendar for the next meeting date/time, or call the office at 925-755-7311 to confirm.  These meetings are open to the public – all are welcomed!

Spiritwear: Gear up for the school year with Antioch Charter spirit wear! Enjoy a 30% discount across our entire website during the back-to-school sale. With hundreds of designs waiting for you, shop now and get your order in just 10-12 business days! Shop at

Sale Dates: August 8th – September 7th

Offer: 30% off all merchandise and free shipping over $75

Antioch Charter Links:

Store Link:


The ACA Family Network is made up of ACA adults who volunteer for fundraisers and social events for the enrichment of our children. The money we raise goes back to our school for study trips, family activities, assemblies, and classroom supplies. If you have a child/grandchild/niece/nephew/foster child, etc. at ACA, then come join us & help make a difference!

Family Network Meetings are the second Friday of each month at 3pm. The board welcomes and encourages all ACA families to attend the meetings.  Check with the calendar below to find out the next meeting.

Family Network Wish List: We have created a Family Network wish list on Amazon. If you’d like to donate any of these “Wish List” items we would greatly appreciate it. These items are needed throughout the school year. Pick the items and pay for them and Amazon will ship directly to the school.



ACA I Family Network – Amazon Gift List – Amazon Gift List

Thank you for your support!

Dining for Dollars: Eat out and raise $$ for our school!  Our first event is with Panda Express on October 31st.  Look for details as it gets closer!!

Annual Give: Would you like to support whole school activities, all the classrooms, and have less fundraisers??!!!  Then make a tax deductible donation…donate here via PayPal → or give cash/check to the school office!

Volunteers Needed: Want to help, but not sure where to start???  Then sign up on TrackItForward to find out how you can help!!!

Contact the ACA Family Network if you have any questions or need help accessing track it forward

Family Network Volunteer Opportunities

🍿  Popcorn Fridays Volunteers Needed 🍿

We need volunteers to help out with popcorn sales each Friday 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Help set up, make popcorn, sell candy/popcorn and clean-up


  • Aug 23        Wednesday Enrichment Program begins

  • Aug 22-24   Back to School Nights

  • Aug 25        Vision Testing (certain grades)

  • Aug 28        Electives begin (4-8th grade)

  • Aug 29        Hearing Testing (certain grades)

  • Sept 4         No School – Labor Day

  • Sept 7         Charter Council at 4pm (all welcome)

  • Sept 8         Family Network at 3pm (all welcome)

  • Sept 14-15  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

  • Sept 28       ACA Family Event: Dance & Food Trucks – 5:30


Parking Lot Safety – Let’s Keep ALL Our Students, Staff & Families SAFE!


  • Everyone needs to use crosswalks!

  • Listen to the staff’s instructions – they are trying to keep everyone safe, and to keep drop off/pick up running smoothly.

  • Do not tell your students to cut through the parking lot to reach you – cars that are backing up may not see your student.  Students should be picked up using the carpool lane, or using the crosswalk, they can walk to their cars which are parked on the street/in front of the park.

  • When it is your turn to enter the carpool lane, pull all the way forward, so up to 6 vehicles can load/unload their charges at a time.

  • Do not move forward in the carpool lane until all children have entered/exited their vehicles in front of you – a fender bender could severely injure a child who is partially in a vehicle.

  • When leaving the parking lot, please drive the speed limit so our students walking to school are safe.

  • Thank you for keeping everyone safe – remember picking up/dropping off is only a few minutes out of your day, but an injury could last a lifetime!!

School Lunch Order Form –

You MUST order meals in advance in order to receive them or else we may not have a meal available for your student. Breakfast and Supper will be the same for all students, while lunch has a menu that you can choose one entree from. Reminder – no outside food delivery services are allowed on campus.

Absences, Tardies, Leaving Early: If your student will be absent, or tardy, please call the office at 925-755-7311, or email your student’s classroom, before 8:00am. Please make sure to check into the office if your student arrives late. If your student needs to depart early, the person picking up the child must call the office at (925) 755-7311 so the office can retrieve the student prior to walking into the office to sign out their student. Please remember to request an “Independent Study” or “IS” every time you email/call to report an absence.  This helps the school, which helps your student!

Clothes Donation Bin: As some of you may have seen, we have a clothes donation bin in our parking lot now. Not only is this a great way to have our unclaimed lost and found items find a new home, but it is actually a form of fund raising for the school. When people donate clothes, the owners of the bin, Tree Machine, will give money to the school. Keep this in mind as you start doing some Spring cleaning.


School Phone – 925-755-7311

School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509

School Website –

School Lunch Order Form –

ACA Office –

ACA Family Network –

ACA Elementary –

ACA Intermediate –

ACA Primary –

ACA Middle School –

ACA I & II Special Education –

ACA Newsletter –

ACA Yearbook –

Social Media – Accounts are set to private; you need to request to join our groups.

Instagram Antioch Charter –

Facebook ACA Family & Friends –

Parent Network Board & Contact Info

Co-Chairs: Corey Cruz

Secretary: Brooke Farrington

Treasurer: Sarah Glenn

School Volunteer Coordinator: Salena Killion

Social Chair: Janika Barnes

Fundraising Chair: Yessika Berrios

Members at Large: Everyone!


Need Assistance – it is OK to ask! 

Antioch Charter Academy: call the school office (925-755-7311) if you need help finding school supplies, figuring out how to get school meals, and/or need to talk with someone regarding any struggles your student(s) may be facing.

Contra Costa Crisis Center (call 211):

Contra Costa Health Services:

First 5 of Contra Costa County:

CocoKids East County:

Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory for Contra Costa County:

Be Exceptional: a local program for all ages who have “exceptional needs”:

Statewide Online Tutoring Program: Students in California, with or without a library card, will be able to access HelpNow through links on their local library’s website or through the State Library’s.  Go to Digital Resources | Contra Costa County Library (  Click “Brainfuse HelpNow”.


Our Vision To provide a learning environment where students of all socio-economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility

Our Mission: The mission of the Antioch Charter Academies is to facilitate academic and personal growth of TK-8th grade students of all socio-economic levels and ethnic backgrounds. ACA enables 21st century students to become literate, self-motivated, innovative, lifelong learners, and compassionate, collaborative active citizens. We nurture and support a partnership of students, teachers, families and the community; embrace individual strengths; and build upon research informed educational best practices including Montessori, multiple intelligences, brain-compatible teaching, and multi-age groupings with small class sizes.

Antioch Charter Academy is Fully Accredited for Grades K-8 by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Google Translate
Academia autónoma de Antioquía

Boletín para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, número 2, 21 de agosto de 2023

¡Bienvenidas familias de ACA!
¡Espero que usted y su estudiante hayan tenido unos primeros días maravillosos!
Hemos realizado algunas actualizaciones a nuestro Manual familiar, que todos deberían haber recibido la semana pasada. Envíe un correo electrónico a la oficina si aún no lo ha recibido. Aquí hay un par de cambios que nos gustaría destacar:

Código de vestimenta
1. Es nuestra política que todos los estudiantes asistan a la escuela vestidos de manera limpia y que de ninguna manera sea peligrosa para la seguridad o la salud de ellos mismos o de los demás.
2. A los estudiantes se les permitirá asistir a la escuela vestidos de una manera que no interrumpa la enseñanza y/o el aprendizaje.
3. Los estudiantes deberán usar calzado apropiado para las actividades escolares en todo momento. Se requieren zapatos cerrados con correas para el recreo. Se requieren zapatos deportivos para educación física.
4. Los senos, genitales y glúteos deben estar cubiertos por tela opaca. Debería poder dibujar una línea de una axila a la otra y cubrir con tela todo lo que esté debajo de esos puntos. La ropa debe tener dos correas.
5. Los estudiantes que no cumplan con estos estándares pueden ser retenidos de la instrucción y deberán corregir la condición que se considere peligrosa para la seguridad o la salud, o que interrumpa la enseñanza y/o el aprendizaje.

Los siguientes tipos de ropa se consideran inapropiados para la escuela y no se consideran atuendos aceptables para un ambiente escolar/de trabajo:
Ropa de estómago desnudo
Blusas de tubo, blusas sin mangas
Ropa “transparente”
Tacones altos y sandalias sin tirantes
Pantalones caídos que impiden caminar
Ropa interior expuesta entre la parte superior e inferior de la ropa
Crocs o toboganes durante educación física
Logotipos, imágenes o texto que promuevan la violencia, el alcohol o las drogas, la incitación al odio, las blasfemias, la afiliación a pandillas o la sexualización de otras personas

Reconocemos que la modestia es una cuestión de perspectiva y pedimos que los estudiantes y los padres consideren la “vestimenta apropiada” como vestimenta para el lugar de trabajo, ya que la escuela es el lugar de trabajo del estudiante.

Viajes compartidos (restricciones de Uber/Lyft)

·Uber y Lyft requieren que el titular de la cuenta tenga al menos 18 años de edad, y los menores deben estar acompañados por un padre o tutor para viajar en un vehículo. Como tal, los estudiantes no podrán irse a casa en un vehículo Uber o Lyft sin la presencia de un adulto que figure en el contacto de emergencia. Hay compañías de viajes compartidos cuyos conductores tienen una verificación de antecedentes penales basada en huellas dactilares realizada por el Departamento de Justicia de California y pueden transportar a menores no acompañados. Con el permiso de los padres/tutores, se permitirá que los estudiantes sean recogidos de la escuela por una de estas compañías de transporte, por ejemplo, HopSkipDrive, Zum o Kango.
Campus Cerrado
· Una vez en el campus, se espera que los estudiantes permanezcan hasta la hora de salida.
· Si un estudiante debe salir del campus, se requiere que los padres y los estudiantes firmen su salida en la oficina al salir y que firmen su entrada al regresar.
· Los estudiantes no pueden pedir comida entregada a la escuela sin el permiso previo del personal y el padre/tutor.

Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para consultar el Manual familiar. ¡Esperamos otro gran año con todos ustedes!
Sr. Stahler


¡Noches de Regreso a la Escuela Esta Semana! ¡Muéstrele a su estudiante que le importa apareciendo! ¡Vea el boletín de la clase de su(s) estudiante(s) para más detalles, o llame a la oficina!

Manual familiar: asegúrese de leer el Manual familiar, firme y devuelva las páginas requeridas (consulte el documento adjunto para ver estas páginas). Si no tiene acceso a una impresora, puede obtener copias en papel en la oficina.

RECUERDE: Esta APLICACIÓN es otra forma para que la escuela le informe rápidamente sobre lo que está sucediendo en el campus. Nunca te pierdas otro horario de día mínimo, o un evento escolar completo (ejemplo del año pasado: ¡un corte de energía que requirió una salida temprana!). Puede recibir mensajes a través de correo electrónico o mensajes de texto (recomendado), ¡usted decide! Busque el correo electrónico del aula de su estudiante para obtener el código: ¡cada grupo de edad tiene el suyo propio!


Reserve la fecha: ¡el 28 de septiembre tendremos un evento de noche de diversión familiar! ¡Vea el volante para más detalles!

Charter Council: El Charter Council es nuestra junta directiva. La junta se reúne generalmente el segundo jueves del mes a las 4 p. m. Consulte el calendario para conocer la fecha/hora de la próxima reunión o llame a la oficina al 925-755-7311 para confirmar. Estas reuniones están abiertas al público, ¡todos son bienvenidos!

Ropa de espíritu: ¡Equípate para el año escolar con la ropa de espíritu de Antioch Charter! Disfruta de un 30% de descuento en todo nuestro sitio web durante la venta de regreso a clases. ¡Con cientos de diseños esperándote, compra ahora y recibe tu pedido en solo 10-12 días hábiles! Compra en

Fechas de venta: 8 de agosto – 7 de septiembre
Oferta: 30 % de descuento en toda la mercancía y envío gratis a partir de $75
Enlaces de la Carta de Antioquía: