Newsletter
August 1st, 2019
A Message From the Principal
Thank you for the feedback everyone has provided regarding changes to the uniform policy. While the initial changes may have seemed limiting, that was not the intent. Based on feedback and input over the last several weeks, we hope that we can offer an approach that will help to ensure modesty while allowing an alternative to the requirement for calf or full-length leggings. 
 
The initial change required full length or calf length leggings/capris under skirts and skorts. We understand that this could be uncomfortable, especially on hot days and worked hard to add something that would be more comfortable. We are pleased to announce that students may wear knee length (at the knee or just above the knee) leggings, bike shorts, or yoga pants under all skirts or skorts. 
 
Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to an amazing school year. 

Middle School Only
Middle School Curriculum Night
Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

This informational evening is intended for parents only, as an opportunity to meet teachers and ask questions about curriculum and the upcoming school year. Students who attend will view a presentation in the cafeteria during Sessions 1-4. Please click here for the flyer with more details.

If your student hasn't picked their electives yet, please click here.

Student schedules will be available through the parent portal as of Thursday, August 8th.
All Middle School Students will receive a student laptop the second week of school. The Wolfshack will soon be selling Incase sleeves with the AVA logo for $20 (see photo). Keep an eye out for more details on our website. Our tech department highly recommends they stay in a protective sleeve when not in use.
Announcements
19/20 School Hours for ALL Students

School hours will be 8:15-3:30 for ALL students. Doors will open at 7:45am. K-5 students should go to the gym from 7:45-8:00. Middle school students may go up to their locker.

PreK students may not be signed in until 8am.
Newsletters are sent out electronically each Thursday during the school year. Please be sure to read the newsletters. They are full of useful information. If a family member wishes to receive it and doesn't, or you wish not to receive it, please email dgarcia@aspenviewacademy.org.
Fees
 
Consumable fees have now been assessed. Please log in to your parent portal to pay. If you are new to our school and paid by check, please do not pay again. We will adjust your parent portal reflecting the check payment you paid when enrolling.
Elementary School

K-5 Meet and Greets are scheduled for Thursday, August 8th, 11:00-6:00 and Friday, August 9th, 8:30-12:30. You will receive an email from your child's teacher on Monday, August 5th to sign up for a time slot.

Picture Day will take place during Meet and Greets for PreK and Elementary students. Middle school students will be photographed on their first day of school. All students should be wearing their uniform for the photos. Please have your student photographed even if you're not ordering as this picture is for the yearbook. We will have a make up picture day in October. You should have received a letter in the mail recently from the photographer. If you did not, we will have order forms at Meet and Greets.
Building Guidelines

AVA uses the Raptor System to screen all adults entering the building. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and the Raptor System provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. ALL adults entering the building on school days during the hours of 7:30-3:45 must have a driver’s license, state ID, or passport to enter the building. We appreciate you not asking us to make exceptions. Thank you in advance for supporting school safety protocols at AVA.

Kindergarten students and new students may have their parent walk them to class on the first day of school only (parent must check in the front office with their ID). After that, you may find it helpful to drop your little ones off at the middle doors. There will be paraprofessionals at the door to help your student get to class if needed.
At AVA we use the Raptor System to check in volunteers and track hours. Every adult will need to complete the volunteer registration online through the Raptor System. The registration will only need to be completed one time, but your ID is still required to enter the building. Click here for the link to pre-register.
"Hello AVA Families, Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As a reminder, the Uniform Policy has been updated. Please review the policy before heading back to school. A bit of clarification to the addition of leggings is found below. Feel free to email the Uniform Committee with any questions.
  
*If skirts, skorts, jumpers, and dresses are worn and are above the knee in length (despite being labeled as at the knee in the catalog), it is required to have either opaque tights, leggings, or bike shorts underneath. 

*The PE uniform has been removed as a mandatory item for middle school.

*Hats cannot be worn inside the building on uniform dress days or free dress days.

*An acknowledgment page on the uniform policy was added which needs to be signed and returned. Your student may not participate in the theme/dress of choice day(s) until this is completed and returned.


Have a wonderful and happy 2019-2020 school year!
The Uniform Committee"

AVA BASE (Before and After School Enrichment) for the Fall is now open. Click here to register.

Click here for the Events Calendar
PTO News
Wolf Shack Hours

Wolf Shack hours are 3-4 on Fridays. Online orders can also be placed and will be delivered to your student's classroom.

If you have questions, please 
email: wolfshack@aspenviewacademy.org – we are happy to assist you!
Volunteer Corner
Click on this link to pre-register yourself as a volunteer in the Raptor System. 
Please click on a link below to sign up to volunteer in one of the following areas.







Thank you for all that you do.
Contact Us
General Information: (720) 733-3436 office@aspenviewacademy.org  
Fax: (303) 660-5959
Attendance Line: (303) 660-5940
Volunteer Line: (303) 660-5941 scahill@aspenviewacademy.org
Before/After Care: (303) 888-3040 tlund@aspenviewacademy.org
Lunch Line: (303) 660-5943 xsknight@dcsdk12.org
Student Tech Support: studentsupport@aspenviewacademy.org
Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109