All School Remote Learning Days
As a reminder, Archway Arete will be closed from Monday November 30 to Wednesday, December 2, 2020. You can read the full original announcement here. In-person learning will resume on Thursday, December 3, 2020.  Here at Archway Arete, all students will access their assignments and Zoom links via their Google Classroom/s. Teachers will live stream according to the same schedule we used in August: 
  • Kindergarten and First: 8:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Second and Third: 10:00AM to Noon
  • Fourth and Fifth: Noon to 2:00PM
Students must join the live stream in order to be marked present for the day. Students will also have other assignments to complete (e.g., history, science, specials) on their own time throughout the school day. A full list of assignments will be posted on your child(ren)’s Google Classroom/s before Monday, November 30th. 
If you do not have childcare for your child(ren) on the days that the school is closed, please reach out to the front office for support. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Office Manager Melody Pati who can direct you to the appropriate person.  
Neil Gillingham
Headmaster | Archway Arete

Order Pictures
Order your child's school picture at Use order code: 53062FB Picture retakes will take place on January 5th.

Winter Dress Code Begins
Winter Dress code will begin after Thanksgiving Break. Please reference the Family Handbook for the dress code.
Quarantine for International Travel
As you begin to make your holiday plans, please remember that any international travel will result in a 5-14 day quarantine before your child/ren are permitted to return to school. The Great Hearts International Travel Policy can be found in our COVID Incident Response Guidelines. Please notify administration if your family intends to travel internationally.

Quarantine and Close Contacts
Please read this document which outlines the protocol for quarantines and close contacts.
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment ends Friday, December 11th.
  • Open Enrollment is for future scholars (2021-2022) that do not currently attend Archway Arete.
  • 5th grade scholars attending Archway Arete will need to submit an application for 6th grade at Arete Prep (2021-22) during Open Enrollment.
  • Re-enrollment for the 2021-22 school year for current Archway students begins in March 2021.

December Lunch Volunteer Opportunities
We are in need of volunteers to help in the lunchroom. It's a great way to help our school and see your child on campus. Sign up to volunteer in the lunchroom.

Staff Appreciation Lunch: December
Holiday Cheer is right around the corner at our Staff Teacher Appreciation lunch on December 18th! Even though this is not combined with the Prep side, we still plan to make this lunch memorable and special for all. It will still include a gift card for each staff member with an ornament from the tree. Please sign up here to participate in celebrating our wonderful staff! Emily will be at drop off the morning of the 18th to collect items.

Charger Night
Support Archway Arete at our next Charger Night on Friday, December 4th from 4:40 - 5:30 pm at Rubios (6736 E Baseline road, Mesa, AZ 85206).

Teacher Snack Bar
We are all very aware of the many hours our wonderful teachers are pouring into serving their students. We would like to fuel them with a "snack bar" inside their lunch/break room! Find the snack items here. Please drop off items at the front desk.

December Theme: Take a Look at YOUth         
Virtue: Humility
Manners Monday: Saying please and thank you

Registration for the Athenaeum After-School Program for the 2020-21 school year is open!

Athenaeum, our after-school program for grades K-8, is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time, in addition to enriching and academically oriented activities. Scholars also have time for snack, games and recreation; and time to socialize with friends.
For more information and to register, visit our academy website and click on Academy Life, After School Programs.
For questions, please contact our Campus Coordinator, Lory Sipel .
Archway Arete would love your feedback. Post a review to our Google profile.
Archway Classical Academy - Arete
Melody Pati, Office Manager
Contact Us
 4525 East Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Phone:(480) 222-4233
Fax:(480) 222-4234