10 July 2020

Le Journal

from the head of school

School Updates:Re-Opening, TownHall & Re-Enrollment
Dear AL Community,

The school reopening task force is continuing its work.  Thank you for providing your insights on our last  survey . As we are moving closer to a plan to reopen school while keeping our students, families and teachers safe, we sent an additional survey earlier this week. Please fill out the  survey  by Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m. All options are currently being explored, no final decisions have been made. Your selections are not binding at this time. 

Please mark your calendars for the parent town hall on Tuesday, July 14th, 6-7pm on our FB page ( https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteKC/ ). You can submit your questions ahead of time here

Please remember to complete your students re-enrollment for Académie Lafayette by July 17th. More information is provided below in the newsletter. 
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. 

Elimane Mbengue
Head of School


In This Edition:


Upcoming Events

July 6 - July 24
Summer School Second Session Online classes

July 22
Diversity Meeting, 6pm Online
July 13
Board Meeting, 6:30pm Online, AL FB page

July 14
Re-opening Town Hall
6-7 pm, AL FB page

Access the 2020-21 school calendar by clicking here


Re-Enrollment Happening NowEnrollment

Re-enrollment STEP 2 has been sent to your emails. Please use the link provided in your email and check your spam folder.  All required forms, including 'Proof of Residency' must be uploaded with the re-enrollment form in order to submit. Re-enrollment deadline is July 17th. Contact Peggy Arians at  parians@academielafayette.org if you have any questions. 


Board Meeting Notice brd

The Académie Lafayette Board of Directors will meet virtually on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm on the AL Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteKC/). Click here to read the agenda.


Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes divty

Click here to view the minutes from the Diversity Committee meeting. 



The third floor of Armour is undergoing renovations in preparation for the opening of Académie Lafayette International High School in August. Take a look at some photos of our English and math classrooms. They have been updated with new flexible classroom furniture and beautiful cabinetry. We will share photos of our new multimedia journalism room and maker space later this summer.  We can't wait to get our first freshman class into these spaces!


Social Work and Counseling CornerSocialCorner

Supporting Each Other:
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.

Food Service:
Also, we are offering food deliveries between 11-1:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please email your campus counselor or social worker to sign up for deliveries.  Deliveries currently include sack lunches, family dinners and groceries.
If you would like to pick up food, you may do so between 1-2:00 at Armour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday.  You do not need to sign up in advance.  Just come to the east door on McGee Street. We can provide lunches to all children in your family under the age of 18 even if they do not attend AL.

Mental Health / Parenting Resources:


Diverse Charter Schools Coalition (DCSC): ResourcesDCSC


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! 


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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