Arcadia This Week 8/30/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

Here’s what’s up at Arcadia this week and next: Goal Setting Conferences this week, and the first week of school the next! 

Week 1

Monday, August 31:

--Staff Meetings and Training (online), 8:00am-4:00pm

--Sign up for Goal Setting Conferences

Tuesday, September 1:

--Goal Setting Conferences (in-person/online), 1pm-7pm

--Pick up materials at Arcadia, 1pm-7pm

Wednesday, September 2:

--Goal Setting Conferences (all online), 1pm-7pm

--Pick up materials at Arcadia, 1pm-7pm

Thursday, September 3:

--Goal Setting Conferences (all online), 9am-noon

--Pick up materials at Arcadia, 9am-noon

Friday, September 4:

--Independent prep day for staff

Week 2

Monday, September 7: No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 8: First day of school! 

--MS hybrid option students in the building

--All students meet online

Wednesday, September 9:

--MS hybrid option students in the building

--All students meet online

Thursday, September 10:

--MS hybrid option students in the building

--All students meet online at 8:02 in advisory! (Schedule forthcoming)

Friday, September 11:

--MS hybrid option students in the building

----All students meet online at 8:02 in advisory! (Schedule forthcoming)


Goal Setting Conferences

Just a reminder to sign up for Goal Setting Conferences! 

Students, remember that these conferences are for you to make plans with your advisors to set you up for success this year! You should attend your conference.

Every student has been assigned to a specific advisor (not necessarily by advisory color) to ensure that everyone has a clear point of contact. If you did not receive the link from your child’s advisor, please let me know!

New families, we will offer in-person conferences and tours of the school on Tuesday, just for you! You are not required to have an in-person conference, but we felt it important to offer that. Returning families, if you would like an in-person conference, please talk to your child’s advisor before signing up for an in-person time.

Materials (School Supply) Pick Up and Cost

Most materials (many school supplies, Rocketbooks, and textbooks) have arrived! Each student has an individualized set of materials. They will be available for pickup from 1pm-7pm on Tuesday, 1pm-7pm on Wednesday, and 9am-noon on Thursday.

Please note, the materials pickup is separate from Goal Setting Conferences, just occurring at the same time.

There will be a second distribution of materials in September when we’ve received a few additional items.

The cost of the materials (school supply) pack is $37. We will have an electronic payment option (PayPal) up and running on our website in the next few days! In the meantime, you can also write/send a check or pay in cash. If this will be a hardship for your family, please connect with Laura. If you already qualify for free and reduced lunch, we will cover the cost. If you are a family interested in donating money to help cover the cost of supplies for other students at the school, you are welcome to do so! We can send you a receipt so that it’s tax deductible. 

Door/Room Assignments

If your child is signed up for the hybrid model, you will receive a door/room assignment at your Goal Setting Conference.

Health, Emergency, and other Forms and Free/Reduced Lunch

The forms for this year will all be available on our student information system, JMC! For new families, you will receive login information in a separate email. For families who have previously used JMC, your login information is the same. If you have forgotten your password, you can now request a new one through their site.

I will try to send out a video with instructions for filling out all of the various forms before Tuesday!

MS/HS Hybrid Rotation

We will start the year with middle school (MS) students the first week (9/8-9/11). High school (HS) students will start online on 9/8. The MS/HS rotation for first quarter will look like this:

9/8-9/11: MS

9/14-9/18: HS

9/21-9/25: MS

9/28-10/2: HS

10/5-10/9: MS

10/12-10/14 (Fall Break): HS

10/19-10/23: MS

10/26-10/30: HS

11/2-11/6 (End of First Quarter): MS

Meet with Laura

My next Meet will be on Wednesday, 8/26 from 12:30-1:00pm. Feel free to stop by if you need anything or have any questions! 

Here is the address for the Meet: 

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#


Expect a lot of extra communication this week as we make last minute adjustments and try to ensure the best possible experience for our students during this very difficult time! We will try to make them relevant and quick. 

To those who have sent messages of support to the staff, thank you for your kind words and encouragement!!  

Upcoming Events

September 1-3: Goal Setting Conferences

September 2: Meet with Laura, 12:30-1:00pm

September 8: First day of school! (MS hybrid in person, HS hybrid online)