Headmaster Poetry Challenge
Hello, poetry lovers! This is an optional assignment, but if you are interested in an extra challenge, memorize the poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” and share a video of your recitation with your teacher by tomorrow, Friday. I, Mr. Gillingham, will view all of your wonderful submissions. This challenge was originally posted on Monday, August 17th in each teacher’s Google Classroom.

Be sure to watch the video first! Video link 

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Great Hearts Family COVID Testing
Great Hearts has secured a unique partnership with Phoenix-based Premier Lab Solutions to provide on-campus, at-home, and ongoing COVID testing to all Great Hearts faculty and staff throughout the 2020-2021 school year. 

As a part of this partnership, testing is also available to Great Hearts families. This pin-pointed, local approach to testing will give us a baseline understanding of the actual infection rates for our campus communities. Identifying the real rates of infection will help us open with clarity and confidence. It will also allow us to detect and contain many cases early, thereby reducing risk after campuses reopen. 

Over the next two weekends, our academies will be providing the opportunity for our families to get tested for COVID, and we want everyone to participate! The test administered will be the PCR anterior nares test, which is non-invasive and quick.

To participate in this testing, we recommend that you pre-register to make the day-of testing process as quick as possible for you. Please click here to find out more information on how to navigate the pre-registration process and other details that you need to be aware of to participate. The form will need to be completed for each person within your household that will be getting tested.

To be sure that our testing locations are staffed properly and to minimize wait times as much as possible, we ask that you complete your pre-registration by 9:00 PM on Friday, August 21. The testing is not open to the public. It is only for Great Hearts families.

Great Hearts families and students may use commercial insurance benefits or invoke the CARES Act to pay for testing fees. Please note that the CARES Act requires additional screening information ON-SITE including social security # and photo ID. Additionally, if you have insurance but do not want to go through your carrier, you can pay directly for this service. Click here for insurance coverage information.

Arete COVID Testing Schedule
Saturday, August 22nd
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Archway Arete MPR (park on the west side of campus and enter through the glass doors)
Sunday, August 23rd
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Archway Arete MPR (park on west side of campus and enter through the glass doors)

Back to Campus
Monday, August 31st is our current scheduled first day for in-person learning. It will be a half day of school with release times as follows:
  • K-2: 11:50 am
  • 3-5: 12:05 pm
Prep (grades 6-12) begin classes on Tuesday, September 1st. We will resume Prep Sibling pick up time at 12:20 pm on the 1st.

New Wednesday Release Times
Beginning September 2nd, 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

Teacher Professional Development 
In order to adequately prepare for our return to campus, teachers will be engaged in professional development on August 27th and August 28th. The students will still have assignments to complete in Google Classroom, but there will be no live streaming and teachers will have limited capacity to respond via email. Thank you for understanding. We want to make the hybrid classroom the best that it can be (teaching both online and in-person). Remember that the streaming hours will change the following week (8/31) for families opting to remain online if the county DHS metrics allow for our reopening on that date. We hope to have a schedule to share by the end of next week (8/21). 
Great Hearts Safe Return Plan
Click here for the most up-to-date information from Great Hearts regarding our safe return.
Great Hearts Board Meeting
View the Great Hearts Board meeting and agenda scheduled for Friday, August 21st.
Volunteer Clearance
Great Hearts has a new volunteer approval process. If you would like to be approved to volunteer, CLICK HERE. The application is brief and easy to complete, and you will receive an answer from the Raptor system within 48 hours. The cost is $5.00. All volunteers must be approved through this process, no exceptions.
Our Community in Action
It has been two weeks of distance learning and our teachers are working so hard to ensure that their students are thriving during this time. One of the best ways to honor their dedication is by making a tax-deductible donation to Community Investment. Your gift stays 100% at Archway Arete and a large portion goes directly to our teacher’s salaries. CLICK HERE to give! Contact Jessica Vaughan with questions. 
Parent Service Organization

Ordering Hot Lunch
New families, please go online to to sign up for an account so you are able to purchase lunch for your students. 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

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

Family Directory
Archway Arete is a school who prides itself in efforts to build up our community. In order to expand this further, Emily Naaktgeboren 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.
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Archway Classical Academy - Arete
Melody Pati, Office Manager
Contact Us
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Gilbert, AZ 85234

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