Updated (09/08/2021) Quarantine Guidelines
As we continue to follow the most recent guidelines for school safety, please review the 09/08/2021 updates from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding when to quarantine. If we continue to work together, follow protocols, and stay home when we are potentially at risk, we can keep our school safe!!
Daily Coronavirus Mitigation Plans
We are planning to begin the school year with face-to-face learning with mitigation strategies in place. The State and Federal guidelines are being updated regularly and we will do everything in our power to follow those recommendations and communicate plans to our community members.
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s masking guidance for K-12 schools, were revised recently and updated recommendations include “universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.”
We are incredibly pleased that we have been able to provide appropriate learning opportunities without placing our students or our staff at risk. We completed the 2020 academic year without a single case of COVID 19 transmitted at the Academy and we will do our best to continue to keep our community safe.
Family Information Updates and Parent Resources
To ensure continued enrollment at the Academy, returning students must complete the Back-to-School information updates at Family Information Gateway. This will allow families to provide addresses, contacts, medical updates, and other essential information.
All families should complete the Free and Reduced-Price lunch application available at Lunch App
There is information on the Parent Resource Page that will assist families with the communicating with the Academy’s staff.
We recommend that all families register to use our online payment provider SPS EZPay
All students will have access to Microsoft Office.com and should use that to communicate with teachers and staff.
Who Do I Talk To About...?
A guide for Arts Academy families
Your first stop is almost always the teaching staff – Your teachers are here to help you!
The Academy’s teaching staff is the first line of communication for parents and students with questions about day to day activities.
The following general topics can usually be resolved by talking to teachers:
- Questions, comments or concerns about academic achievement or classroom discipline issues
- Questions about assignments or test grades
Who can help me with…?
Counselor Ms. Burrage email@example.com
- Exploring career interests, or researching and developing career plans
- Information about credit recovery, dual enrollment, or Early College enrollment
- Exploring college and post High school programs of study
- Individual or group counseling recommendations
- Help coordinating community/agency programs
Social Workers Mrs. Ziolkowski (aka Mrs. Z) firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Warren email@example.com
- Learning about food banks, community mental health agencies, therapists, psychiatrists
- Learning about assistance and resources for homelessness
- Need for a liaison between outside agency and school
- Socio-Emotional issues a student is having that is hindering their learning
Student Support Services, Vice Principal Mrs. Szopjak firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions about MAP testing procedures or results
- Information on parent orientation or the AAW Parent Teacher Association
- Need for instructional support due to academic, attendance, or behavioral issues
Outreach & Admissions Mrs. Wiley email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
- Want to host a Shadow Student
- Want to help out with Open House, festivals, or other outreach events
- Have a friend/relative who wants to attend the Academy
- Need help finding a carpool to/from school
- Think of transferring to another school district
The Principal Dr. Mitchell email@example.com
- General questions about the school
- Questions about school policies and procedures
- Questions about school-wide discipline issues or concerns
- Questions about the school’s mission or philosophy
- Concerns about the way an issue is handled by a staff member
The board is the last step for resolving an issue at AAW and they should be contacted for the following issues
- Appealing a disciplinary measure
- Proposing ideas for new programs or policy changes
- Concerns that have not been adequately addressed by school administrators
The board can also be contacted during their regular, monthly Board meetings. Dates and times are listed on the school calendar.
You can also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Still can’t figure out who to talk to? Try asking Ms. Allen in the Main Office!
The Main Office at Arts Academy in the Woods is available for walk-in questions and by phone Monday – Friday during regular school hours. If you did not find the right person for your questions anywhere in this sheet, chances are you’ll need to speak with Ms. Allen! email@example.com
Student schedules will be posted in Unified Classroom for returning students on Monday August 23. If you do not remember you log in information, you can email Mrs. Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
New students will receive their usernames and passwords for Unified Classroom during new student orientation.
To request schedule changes, please complete the Schedule Request Form Students should follow their original schedule until they receive an updated schedule from Mrs. Burrage or Dr. Mitchell.
All schedule change requests that are turned in by Friday, August 27th will be addressed before the first day of school in a way that best meets the student’s academic and artistic needs.
Unfortunately, not all requests can be implemented, but we will do our best to honor your requests.
Mrs. Burrage and Dr. Mitchell will address any requests made after the 30th during the first week of school.
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM (7:30 – 8:15 AM Breakfast is Available)
Door #3 (by the flagpole) will open at 7:00 am. Students arriving early must report to the gym until 8:00 AM. Students should remain on the first floor until 8:15 AM.
8:15 AM – DOOR #14 OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS
3:45 PM – DOORS CLOSE FOR ALL STUDENTS
All students must exit the building by 3:45 PM, or be in the Hangout, a staff-sponsored club, workshop, or an after-school activity.
Please click the link to view the:
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 from 8:30 – 3:31 PM. Students should arrive no later than 8:25 a.m. and are to report to the Cafegymatorium for a short assembly.
Please have your student bring a printed copy of their schedule from Unified Classroom, a notebook, and a writing utensil on the first day of school.
2021 School Picture Day (updates coming soon)
2021 School Picture Day
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the dates on the flyer are inaccurate. We will reschedule picture day for October 28.
To order pictures, please visit mylifetouch.com
If you student needs a student ID before October, please visit Ms. Allen in the main office.
Picture day will be on October 28.
The ‘Hangout’ is offered to students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 until 6:00 pm daily (unless otherwise posted).
Students in grades 11 and 12 must have prior written approval from administration to remain in the Hangout after (4:00 -4:30 PM), but they are always welcome and encouraged to attend after school clubs or workshops.
All students must submit the Hangout registration form and behavioral contract, signed by both the student and parent BEFORE the student may utilize the Hangout. The registration forms can be found on our website or in the main office.
Please turn in the registration forms prior to Tuesday, 9/7/21 if your student plans to utilize the Hangout on the first day of school.
Registration is required prior to attending. Forms may be found on our website under Parent Resources or in the main office.
Registration fee is $40 per family and can be paid using EZPay or by check in the main office. No daily rate will be charged this year.