Welcome Back! We are so excited to start the 2021-2022 school year with students on campus! We have been very busy over the summer updating and changing our learning spaces around the Elementary to help welcome all students back to our beautiful campus safely.
Our teachers and staff have missed working with students in person and are gearing up for a positive and productive school year. We know this year will still have its own challenges and uncertainties, but the Elementary teachers, faculty, staff, and administration are ready to help your children grow this year academically, socially, and emotionally.
Teachers will be in contact with students and families via email on Friday, August 13 to welcome you and your children to their class, and then Brightspace accounts will open on Monday, August 16. Brightspace will be the place to find your child’s class schedule, the lunch menu, school supply lists, etc. Start to familiarize yourself with Brightspace on Monday!
To prepare your elementary child for on-campus learning, please make sure to talk with your child(ren) about our school safety protocols and responsibilities to help make sure our campus is a safe place for learning.
It’s going to be an amazing year and we are looking forward to welcoming our students back on campus!
Please take the time to read the following information to be school-ready.
Dr. Megan Geshel
We have a special schedule for the first two weeks of school due to orientations and professional development activities.
Please read it carefully.
- Wednesday August 18: Full day of Hybrid/online classes K-5th Grade
- Monday August 23: Grades 2-5 Asynchronous
- Tuesday August 24: Grades Prek-1 Asynchronous
Arrival and DismissalAll students are expected to be at school by 7:50 a.m. and required to be in class by 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after this time will be marked tardy. Our school days are mentally and physically rigorous for our students. By the end of each school day at 3:10 p.m. your child has been mentally and physically active for almost 8 hours and will need appropriate rest and relaxation to recharge for the next school day. It is imperative that all students are picked up from campus by 3:30 p.m. To ensure the safety of our EA community, all adults (parents, guardians, drivers, etc.) must remain in their cars at all times. Supervision staff will be available to assist students during arrival and dismissal times.
Teachers will communicate with families via Brightspace and email. Please make sure to check your student’s Brightspace account on a regular basis for information about what is going-on in their classroom. Your child’s schedule and class assignments will be posted on Brightspace.
If you have any questions, your first point of contact should be your child’s teacher. If you need help after school hours, please know that your child’s teacher will contact you the next school day.
Please remember our Assistant Directors are available to help!
If you need to update your contact information or email, please contact Mikayla Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have the most current information for your child.
UniformsAll students must wear the proper school uniform to school each day:
Daily School Uniform:
- PK3 & PK4 students wear PE uniform every day.
- Girls wear a navy blue skirt, and red, white or blue EA polo shirt.
- Boys wear navy blue pants or shorts, and red, white or blue EA polo shirt.
- Students may wear the school sweater, school jacket, or sweaters that are one of the school colors: red, white, navy blue, black, or gray.
- White socks
- Athletic shoes - not soccer cleats
PE Uniforms: On days Students have Physical Education (PE) classes, students must wear the official Escuela Americana PE uniform with athletic shoes. Students not in proper PE uniform may have to sit out from class due to safety concerns depending on the PE class activity.
Special ‘No Uniform’ days will happen throughout the school year for celebrations or special themed days (e.g. Pajama Day). Students and families will be notified prior to the day and be provided with the acceptable student attire for those days.
All students are required to pack a lunch from home until September 2. Hot lunches and grab-and-go lunches will be available for students beginning September 2. The lunch menu and more information about lunch purchasing will be provided closer to the September 2 lunch start date.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning together!
Sports and Afterschool ActivitiesWe hope to begin after school activities, sports team practices and library services later in the semester.