SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Sports KidzAZ
Archway Arete K-5th grade athletics is back! We will hold sessions in Fall Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, and Spring Basketball. As always we will pursue growth in physical skill sets, character, and teamwork all while maintaining proper social distancing. Classes will consist of individual skill development, speed and agility training, sharing of the ball through space, and small group activities. Practice will be held 3:15-4:15 pm on Thursdays of 9/10, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. Due to Covid-19, tournament play has been suspended until further notice. Register here to sign up. Go Chargers!
Hot Lunch Leftovers
Students must bring a lunchbox from home in order to store leftover hot lunch items. Students will be asked to throw away their leftovers, unless they are stored inside their own lunch boxes.

Receive Text Messages
Archway Arete utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about school closings, safety alerts and more. Send a text message to our school's short code number 67587. Reply Yes to opt in.


New Tardy Check-In Procedures
Students who arrive late to school (7:50 - 8:20 am) will now check in on the west side of campus at the Academic Building. Students will still be considered late, and Excused and Unexcused codes will apply. Please see the Family Handbook for the Tardy Policy.
If your child arrives after 8:20 am, please check them in at the front office. Our front office now has a limited capacity, so only one family will be admitted at a time.
Remote Learning Expectations
Online families: Please see this schedule and this list of remote learning expectations as we transition to the next phase of hybrid learning here at Archway Arete. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and partnership during this time. 

Health Policy
Please carefully read the Great Hearts Health Policy for directives on what to do when your child is experiencing symptoms of illness. If your child states that they feel unwell, please take their temperature. If their temperature reads 100* or more prior to medication, please keep them home and call our attendance line at 480-222-4233.

Encouraging Mask Use
Great Hearts updated their mask policy for all academies at the end of July.  While the substance of the policy is the same, i.e., masks are required on campus, the updated policy includes that masks will also be “encouraged” when students are seated at their desks. Great Hearts has stated from the beginning that we don’t want to put teachers in a place to police the mask policy, but we also don’t want to be overly permissive and negate the protective measures we have in place. Teachers will make clear that students have the option to take breaks when sitting at their desks when they need to do so. We also want to make sure we are partnering with families and meet students where they are, so please reach out to your child’s teachers with questions about mask practices in the classroom. To help guide both teachers and parents with a discussion on masks, please reference the document titled Mask Practices, Archway Arete.

 COVID Testing
Until future COVID testings are scheduled, families can get tested through Premier. Our partnership gives you 2 options for testing:
  • The Premier lab on Osborn and 16th is open to the public.
  • If you are feeling symptomatic or have been exposed, Premier is doing house calls. For either option call Premier directly: 602-441-2808.

Please note, you will need to present your insurance card or pay for the testing.
New Wednesday Release Times
Beginning September 9th, Wednesdays will now have release times as follows:
  • K-2: 1:15 pm
  • 3-5: 1:35 pm
  • K-5 w/ Prep siblings: 1:55 pm
Parent Service Organization

September Appreciation Lunch
With so many things changing, we are pleased to announce that our Teacher Appreciation lunches have not stopped this year! While they will look a little different, we are counting on our amazing Archway Arete families to help us serve our staff a wonderful lunch on September 17th! Please see the Signup Genius for specific things we are needing to make this lunch possible. Emily Naaktgeboren will be out at the pick up linethe morning of September 17th to receive donated food items.

Ordering Hot Lunch
New families, please go online to Greathearts.boonli.com to sign up for an account so you are able to purchase lunch for your students. Use code Arete 21. You can also donate money to your amazing teachers so they can buy lunch too! If you have any questions about the lunch program in general please contact Tiffany Wright at 480-606-8590 or TiffanyWright@ArchwayAretePSO.org.

Volunteer in the Lunchroom
Please sign up to volunteer in the lunchroom. As of right now the only volunteers allowed on campus are lunchroom volunteers, so if you want to see your students on campus, sign up! Submit this brief application to obtain volunteer clearance on campus. If you have any questions about volunteering please contact Tiffany Wright at 480-606-8590 or TiffanyWright@ArchwayAretePSO.org.

Family Directory
Archway Arete is a school who prides itself in efforts to build up our community. In order to expand this further, PSO would like to compile an Archway Arete Families Directory that is composed of our families who own or work for a small business or company that offers services. If you own or are an employee for a company like this and would like to be added into the directory please email Emily Naaktgeboren.
Athenaeum

Start Date
Athenaeum will start at Arete on Tuesday, September 1st for Kindergarten only. Wednesday, September 2nd is for grades K-5. If you would like to register for Athenaeum please go to www.GreatHeartsAmerica.org/Athenaeum If you have any additional questions please contact Lory Sipel at programs.arete@greatheartsaz.org


Registration for the Athenaeum After-School Program for the 2020-21 school year is open!
Athenaeum is our after-school program for grades K-8 that 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.
The Athenaeum After-School Program will resume September 1st for Kindergarten, September 2nd for K-5th, and September 3rd for grades 6-8th.
For more information and to register, visit our academy website and click on Academy LifeàAfter School Programs.
For questions, please contact our Campus Coordinator, Lory Sipel at Programs.Arete@GreatHeartsAZ.org.
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Archway Classical Academy - Arete
Melody Pati, Office Manager
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 4525 East Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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