Arcadia This Week 11/30/2020

Hello, everyone,

Here’s what’s up this week at Arcadia!

Monday, 11/30: Day 2--School Resumes (Distance Learning)

Tuesday, 12/1: Day 3

  • Education Committee Meeting (see Upcoming Events for joining info)

Wednesday, 12/2: Day 4

Thursday, 12/3: Day 5

Friday, 12/4: Day 6--Asynchronous Day

  • For the asynchronous day, just a reminder to students that each class will have a brief assignment that you need to complete to be counted as
    “present” for attendance.

  • For support, the paraprofessional staff will be available! Links to their meets are available at the bottom of the MS and HS schedules


Current Schedule for November, December, and January

November 30-December 22: Distance Learning

December 4: Asynchronous Distance Learning Day

December 11: Asynchronous Distance Learning Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break

January 4-8: Distance learning

January 8: Asynchronous Distance Learning Day

January 11: TBD (hybrid or distance learning, depending on circumstances)



Maker Space--Help Wanted!

The 7th grade is currently engaged in Maker Term, and we have teamed up with the Cannon Valley Makers to provide some additional mentorship and resources as the 7th graders get us started in this endeavor, building an official Arcadia Maker community. 

If you have materials or tools you would be willing to donate to the cause, please let Laura know! We could use a couple of functional, portable sewing machines, hand tools, and materials--fabric, leather, wood, cardstock, etc.--that they can freely use. (We are currently looking at sending materials and tools home with students.)

If you are interested in the Maker movement and want to help students think about possibilities and learn new skills, we could use more help from parents in that regard, too! Most of that work will be online, for now. Let Laura know if you’d like to help!

Gertens Orders

Gertens will drop our order off in the late afternoon on November 30th, and the items will be sorted and ready for pick up by 8:30am on December 1st! Laura has emailed the families who placed orders with more information.

Operation Joy 

Operation Joy is a community-wide gift sharing program of the Community Action Center (CAC). Through the generosity of hundreds of community members, approximately 850 Northfield area children will receive gifts through Operation Joy this year. 

While this year may look a little different due to the pandemic, our goal remains the same: to provide a joyful holiday experience for all children in our community. To learn more, to give to Operation Joy, or to receive support this holiday season, please visit

If you have questions, contact Lisa Percy (507) 573-2610 or email

Attendance Form

Please report attendance-related information (appointments, illness) through our website! Go to “Current Families” and then “ Report an Absence.” You can fill out as much as is relevant. If your child is staying home ill, please make sure to report symptoms, as we are required to track a lot of information on illness this year! If you’d rather just save a link to the form somewhere accessible to you, here is a link to the form.


Upcoming Events

Dec. 1: Pick Up Gerten’s Orders, 8:30am-4:00pm (back parking lot)

Dec. 1: Education Committee Meeting (online at:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-466-0934‬ PIN: ‪927 231 564‬#)

Dec. 4: Asynchronous Learning Day

Dec. 10: Finance Committee Meeting (online at:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial ‪+1 510-939-0415‬ and enter this PIN: ‪434 842 369#‬)

Dec. 11: Asynchronous Learning Day

Dec. 15: Arcadia School Board Meeting (online at:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 513-796-6467 and enter this PIN: 493 475 105#)

Dec. 23: Winter Break Begins