Arcadia This Week 3/21/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

Here’s what’s up at Arcadia for the coming week! 

Saturday, Mar. 21-Monday, Mar. 30: Spring Break--Enjoy!!

Tuesday, Mar. 31: School Resumes (likely, online)

Mission Spotlight

It is the mission of Arcadia Charter School to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.

Arcadia Charter School envisions a supportive learning community that, through collaboration and student-driven, project-based learning, encourages and assists students to:

  • Express themselves creatively through the visual, literary, and performing arts.

  • Use technology with innovation, imagination, and responsibility.

  • Develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

  • Construct knowledge and meaning for themselves.

  • Value, advocate, and strive for the wellness of the whole person.

  • Be empowered to act as local citizens within a rapidly changing global community.

Again, COVID-19 is presenting a lot of challenges, but now is a great time to work on living our mission! 

Thank you to those who attended one of the Google Meet sessions with me in the past couple of days to hear about our staff planning process and details of our distance learning plan! I will be offering regular Meet sessions going forward to keep you updated and to get your feedback as we transition to this new model. The next two sessions will be next Sunday, 3/29, at 3:00pm; and Monday, 3/30, at 7:00pm in the following online location:

To join the video meeting, click this link:

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


Gertens Fundraiser Still On!

The Gertens fundraiser has been extended! If you hadn’t had the chance to turn in the form/money, we now have until mid-April to turn in our orders! I am still getting a few details finalized (including a possible online payment system), so look for an email from me with more information. In the meantime, I am attaching the catalog and order form electronically. Happy flower shopping!

Meals for Children: During the school building closures, meals will be available for pick up between 11:30am and 12:30pm at Greenvale Park Elementary School, Sibley Elementary, and Northfield High School. Families may use whichever location is most convenient for them and children must be present to pick up meals. During spring break, meals will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only at Greenvale Park Elementary School.  More information is available on this flyer. 

If you need internet access for your child to access online learning, there are options. Here is information from Charter/Spectrum: 

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Or, if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, you can access internet service through Spectrum Internet Assist:

If you don’t like either of those options, but still need internet access; or if you need help accessing one of these internet options; please contact Laura Stelter,

Upcoming Events

Mar. 23-27, No School, Spring Break

Mar. 29, 3:00pm, Google Meet Update with Laura

To join the video meeting, click this link:

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

Mar. 30, 7:00pm, Google Meet Update with Laura (same link as above)

Mar. 30, No School, Teacher Professional Development Day

Apr. 15, Gertens Fundraiser Materials Due

Stay tuned…we’re looking at adding virtual field trips and other events!