19 June 2020

Le Journal

from the head of school

AL Fall Return Planning 20-21 

Dear AL Community,

I hope you are enjoying the summer with the children despite this unfortunate pandemic situation. Académie Lafayette has established a task force to plan for a safe return into the school buildings in August 2020. The task force is working on planning for an appropriate academic program, necessary sanitary measures, building safety, technology needs, student support, transportation, food services among other matters. We will also examine the possibility of an after school program. 

We understand that some families may have particular concerns about returning into the building. That is why we have sent a survey to request your input about either on-site or online learning. It has been sent to the first parent/guardian contact listed on the enrollment form. The questionnaire is due by 4 pm on June 24th. Please take the time to answer as it will allow us to have a better understanding of the trends and see which model - online, on-site or hybrid, we need to plan for. 

We cannot predict how the pandemic situation will evolve, however, we will do our best to provide a quality education to our students while mitigating the potential risks posed by the COVID19. The safety of our students and staff is our absolute priority. 

Thank you very much for your strong support for our school. 

Happy Father's day!

Elimane Mbengue
Head of School


In This Edition:


Upcoming Events

June 24
Return to school parent questionnaire due by 4pm

Diversity Committee 
Online 6pm
June 29 - July 3rd
No Summer School online classes- 4th of July Holiday. 

Access the 2020-21 school calendar by clicking here


Return to school parent questionnaireSurvey


SS Closed Week of 4th of July HolidayJuly4

Académie Lafayette will be closed for the week of June 29th-July 3rd no online classes during this time. 


PTO GoFundMeGoFund

Dear Families,

The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the financial situations of many of our AL families.  The  GoFundMe set up by the PTO is still accepting donations to help them stay on their feet.  Thank you so much to those who have made donations already.  These funds have been used to provide assistance with utilities, rent, food, diapers and other basic necessities.   Our community's commitment to taking care of each other is awe inspiring.


Order your yearbook today!YB

Yearbook orders are now open until July 5th. We do not know yet when we will receive them or distribute them as COVID19 has slowed everything down. We will keep you updated. Click  here to order and use yearbook code 5828320. 


Fall School Supplies OrdersSupplies

school_supplies_tool.jpg Dear Parents,

Our school is participating in a school supplies program with Yubbler.com this year. When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, our school will receive 50% of the profits!

* One-click ordering makes back-to-school shopping simple!
* All lists are teacher approved
* Parents can customize orders (buy only what you need)
* Quality, name-brand products you trust
* Low prices and next-day shipping to your home
* The school gets half the profits!

Register for a coupon code here. Visit Yubbler to order today! 


AL 4th grade math team: Best in KC! Math

Congratulations to the AL fourth grade math team which tied for 50th out of 536 schools participating in the Math League Contest, putting AL in the top 10 percent. The team was named the second best team in Missouri, and the best team in the Kansas City area!


Food ServiceFood

  • Changes have been made to the food pick up service at Armour Campus. We will continue to offer free meals, grocery sacks, and other household goods to families, however some changes will be made to accommodate everyone's evolving needs. We have received increased requests for delivery services, while much fewer families utilize our food pick-up services at Armour than during the Spring. 
  • As a result, the hours of pick-up will be changed to 1pm-2pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting Monday, June 22nd. This service will remain at the Armour campus, 201 E. Armour Blvd, KCMO 64111, at the east door on McGee Street. We appreciate your feedback, as we attempt to tailor this service to your needs. Please feel free to contact your campus social worker or counselor if you have any questions.
  • Food deliveries will continue to go out between 11am and 1pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  •  Families are also welcome to deliver grocery, toiletry and cleaning supplies for donation at that time. 
  • Meals for families will be available. The meals will feed 12 people. They will be available first come, first served.


Technology and EquipmentTech



  • To help answer your questions, we have created our Covid-19 webpage, which will be updated as we have more information to share.  If, at any time, you have a question, concern or information to share, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, counselors, principals or Mr. Mbengue.
  • We will continue to communicate with families and students through emails, all-calls, website and social media updates. We are also exploring the possibility of text messages with families.

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