Arcadia This Week 12/7/2022

Hello, Arcadia families, students, and friends,

Today’s newsletter will include:

  1. Schedule for the Week (Spirit Week Dress Up Days and Events)

  2. Reminders (Lunch, Attendance)

  3. Thanks-GIVE

  4. Japan Trip 2023

  5. COVID-19 Update

  6. Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 28: Day 2

–Pajama Day

–Gertens Order Pickup from 3:00-5:00pm!

Tuesday, Nov. 29: Day 3

–Formal Day

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (Late Start, 9:00am): Day 4

–Twin Day

Thursday, Dec. 1: Day 5

–Throwback Thursday (Other Decades Day)

Friday, Dec. 2: Day 6

–Advisory Colors

–Thanks-GIVE, 7:00pm in the Great Room at Arcadia



Today is the last day to order hot lunch for December! Here is a link: Lunch Order Form

Please send silverware with your child if they are bringing their own lunch! We previously had plastic dinnerware available, but are no longer providing it due to cost and waste concerns.  

Students ordering hot lunch receive dinnerware with their meal from the caterer.

Attendance: If your child will be absent, please fill out the absence form. This is available on Arcadia’s website under “Current Families,” then “Report an Absence.” If you’d like to bookmark the form directly, here is a link: Report an Absence Form

Thanks-GIVE–December 2, 2022, 7:00pm at Arcadia (in the Great Room)

Thanks-GIVE was one of the school’s first fundraising initiatives. It was an annual tradition that is making a return after a two year hiatus. In addition to a variety of smaller acts by Arcadia students and staff, the four advisories compete for the Coveted Coconut Monkey trophy, which they win by getting the most fundraising dollars for their contribution to the show. Bring cash, write checks, send money through PayPal…we’ll take donations of any size and form! But you’ll probably want to have some cash on hand during the evening to contribute to the fun!

Japan Trip 2023

Japan is open for tourism! We were originally scheduled for a trip in June 2020, and after three cancellations, we think this will be the year! If you are interested in traveling with us, you can learn more about the trip here:

COVID-19 Update

Rice County’s COVID-19 Community level is currently HIGH, and our case rate is 71.67/100,000 in the one-week period ending Nov. 23rd. We do still have a COVID-19 plan posted on our website. Here is a link

Rice County Public Health is offering vaccination clinics on Thursday afternoons. Here is a link for more information:

In the event your child is ill, please consider testing them if they present with two or more symptoms of COVID-19. (Fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, nausea/vomiting, etc.) We have test kits available for at-home use if you need them.

If your child tests positive for COVID, please let Gail Setterstrom, our school nurse, know. You can email her at

Upcoming Events

Nov. 28: Gertens Fundraiser Plant Pickup (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Dec. 2, 7:00pm: Thanks-GIVE at Arcadia

Dec. 6: All MS field trip to the Guthrie for “A Christmas Carol”

Dec. 20, 6:30pm: Arcadia School Board Meeting (in person at Arcadia, but also available to view online: Or dial: ‪(US) +1 401-526-8402‬ PIN: ‪608 679 486‬#)

Dec. 22-Jan 2: Winter Break