Arcadia This Week 3/29/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

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

Tuesday, Mar. 31: Day 6

Wednesday, Apr. 1: Day 1

Thursday, Apr. 2: Day 2

Friday, Apr. 3: Day 3

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.

We are very excited to be heading back to school this week--we miss you, Arcadians, and it will be great to see you back in classes! 

The generic distance learning schedule is available on our website:

We are operating under the assumption that this week will be a lot of “figuring it out.” Even the best laid plans have kinks. Inevitably, there will be some technology fails, confusion, and revisions to our original ideas to address unforeseen challenges. That is all good. We’re all learning together, through collaboration, in a supportive learning community. Thank you to everyone in the Arcadia community for being tuned in to all of the changes that are taking place, for your flexibility, for your patience, and for your kindness! 

I will host another video conference for all Arcadia community members on Monday, 3/30/2020, at 7:00pm, to go through final details and answer questions! Thank you to all those who attended last week! I plan to offer these updates on a weekly basis.

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#

In addition, parents, please encourage your children to check their email regularly--that will be our primary mode of communication with them during the week.


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 a separate email from me with more information. In the meantime, I am attaching the catalog and order form electronically. Happy flower shopping!

All Spring State Testing Cancelled

Due to the school buildings being closed and the shift to distance learning, we will not be administering the MCA or MTAS tests this year. 

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.

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. 30, No School, Teacher Professional Development Day

Mar. 30, 7:00pm, 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#

Apr. 15, Gertens Fundraiser Materials Due

Again, stay tuned…we’re looking at adding virtual field trips and other events!