The Academy will return to school 4 days a week beginning in the 3rd quarter. On January 11, 2021, all students who attend school in person at ATL will come to school Monday - Thursday and will do school virtually on Friday. Our hours of 8:00 - 2:00 will remain the same, as will our safety procedures (social distancing, masks, etc). You may request a change in your student's current educational model. If your child is attending virtual school and you would like them to return to in person learning, please make this request by calling our school office on or before December 4!
October 27 - Halloween celebration for A Day students. Students may wear school appropriate costumes.
October 29 - Halloween celebration for B Day students. Students may wear school appropriate costumes.
November 3 - Election Day - No School!
November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break
Click here to view an informative Facebook Live with Pete Wilson and Herbie Lutz.
Below is a short video on how to set up a Google account. We are asking middle school students to create a Google account to use with Schoology. Please create this account with your student by next Monday, October 19. Thanks for your help.
You will notice that there was an error message at the end of the video. If this happens to you, just close the tab. Open a new tab and you should see that it works in that tab. This video explains that.
Beginning October 12, we will be using Schoology Enterprise. It is the same learning platform we used for the first quarter but the log in information is slightly different. You will go to the link chester.schoology.com. Students will still sign in with their school email, but they will use the password they use to log in to their laptop. This will also give them access to their school email. You will also notice that student courses are listed separately now (i.e. Math is in a different course from ELA, etc.). Students will need to check each course each day to complete the work. Please view the short videos and contact us if you have any questions.
The following information is for families who have chosen to continue to learning virtually from home:
We are so ready to see all of our students return on October 12 or October 14 as we begin our hybrid learning model. Here are some things that will be useful for students and parents to this transition smooth.
The list below contains websites that your child can use to practice skills during distance learning. These sites vary by grade level. Check your student's individual distance learning packets for sign-in information.
Websites we use at school – These sites vary by grade level. Check your individual student packets for additional log in information.
iXL - www.ixl.com – You will find a sheet in your packet with log in instructions. This site is for practice in all grades for all subjects.
xtramath - www.xtramath.org – Fact practice
Raz Kids - https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login - Reading practice and comprehension
Epic! - https://www.getepic.com/ - access thousands of books, videos, quizzes, etc.
CNN10 - https://www.cnn.com/cnn10 - current events/news
Teach Your Monster to Read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/2060440
Typing Club - https://the-academy-for-teaching-and-learning.typingclub.com/portal/
Other recommended sites can be found on the following bookmark pages:
K - 4 http://www.draggo.com/mrsodell
5 - 8 http://www.draggo.com/mrswade
Printable copy of websites websites_for_distance_learning.pdf
In accordance with the Chester County School District, The Academy has cancelled the third grade field trip for next week.
Trips that are planned for the fourth quarter will be evaluated after Spring Break as we gain more insight on the impact of the Coronavirus: COVID-19 on our community and school. Please contact the school if you have any questions and check back regularly for updates!
The Academy celebrated "Read Across America" week with many fun activities, including guest readers from the community and a character parade. The theme of the week was "kindness" based on the book Horton Hears a Who. To show kindness and give back to the community, students collected paper products for the Center of Hope Women's Shelter. Students exceeded their goal of 200 rolls! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!