Congratulations to Mrs. Christiana Sheppard and her husband Jay on the birth of a baby boy! Levi Michael was born last week. He weighs 6’14” and is 19 3/4 inches long.

Welcome to our new students in grades 1st-8th:
1st grade:  Levi Gill, Hudson Lubbers, Sadie Meeusen, Griffin Ten Cate
2nd grade:  Sawyer Moran, Zayden Stek
4th grade:  Macklin Koster
5th grade:  Levi Goff, Lea Matz
6th grade:  Luke Goff, Evan Lowell, Jayden Bosker, (joined last trimester)

Welcome to our new staff members:
Kindergarten: Laura Huisman
4th grade: Aubrey Van Wylen
5th grade: Jessica Kirchhoff
Art: Laura Lutke
Counselor: Kara Gorney
Long-term sub (2nd grade) & Para-Educator: Kara Helms
Para-Educator: Brittany Hoekman
PS Aides: Shelly Brouwer, Amy Koning, Kelli Oosting
Hot Lunch/Custodial: Robin Fish
Hot Lunch: Michelle Koop, Jenny Engelhard
Child Care: Carly Bruins, Deb DeVries, Emma Jaarsma

It is so important that parents send healthy kids to school. If you have a child that is not feeling well, please keep them home. If these are typical symptoms for you child, and not worsening, and there is no reason to believe there has been a contact to a positive COVID case, students may return after following normal protocols, like 24-hours fever free. Please use the screener below before sending kids off to school each day.
-- At Home Daily Screener Please click this link for information on how to screen for these symptoms daily, including a temperature check at home. If your child is having symptoms on the screener that are not normal, or worsening, please contact your family doctor. It would be important to get medical attention at that point and let the doctor decide the best steps.
-- Who must stay home? - Click on this document to find which students should stay home (a list of symptoms) and how long students should stay home in different situations. Please read through this document and let us know if you have any questions. The scenarios about a student being 'symptomatic' is in regards to symptoms that are not normal, or worsening, for your child.
-- There are many other documents on our Re-opening page that can answer many questions you might have, specific to ACS, or more general procedures for schools regarding COVID, staying at home, etc. Here is the LINK to that webpage.

The change will happen Tuesday, September 8:
The first bell will move from 8:10 to 8:15am.
The buses will leave campus at 3:15pm (currently 3:10)
Parents will enter the parking lot at 3:20pm to get in the pick-up line (currently 3:15)
**Again, please make sure to let the buses out of the lot at the end of the day. The need to begin their route on time.

Please be sure to call the school office or notify your child's teacher by 8:00am if your child will be tardy or absent for the day. We also need to know the reason they won't be at school. Thank you so much!

Young Fives - 8th grade Parents, Did you know you can check your tuition balance and find out when your payments are due? Go to factsmgt.com and sign in through Parent Login - Payment Plans.

Student Medical Action Plan If your child has special medical issues, please complete this attached form . This information will be available to all ACS staff!

Yearbooks are here! Please send in your payment if you ordered a book and haven't paid! Yearbooks will go home with your child.