SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Great Hearts Safe Return Plan
Click here for the most up-to-date information from Great Hearts regarding our safe return.
First Day of School
Today marks the first day of school at Archway Arete! Welcome back, families. Students met with their teachers via Zoom today. Tomorrow, marks the first day of Distance Learning through Google Classroom. If you did not receive the email with your child's username and password, please contact our front office. A sample Distance Learning schedule can be viewed here.
Attendance
Attendance will take place in Google Classroom everyday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Students or parents will log into Google Classroom and click YES for daily attendance. Attendance not submitted by 3:00 pm daily will be marked as Unexcused Absence. If your child is going to be absent from Google Classroom, call the school to report the absence as usual. Please see the attendance policy on page 29-31 of the Family Handbook for explanation of Excused and Unexcused Absences. 
Dress Code for Remote Learning
We recommend that students attend their synchronous learning sessions in their school uniforms. We understand that some of our parents have not yet purchased uniforms for their children. If that is the case, please ensure your child is neatly dressed in a solid colored shirt with decent shorts, free of pop culture. Our goal is to help prepare students' minds and bodies for learning with limited distractions and to build good habits for when we return to campus. Thank you for partnering with us!
Parent Tech Help Google Classroom
In the event that your Google Classroom username or password does not work, please visit the Great Hearts Password/Login Help at https://theveeya.com/GreatHeartsFamilyHelp/. Great Hearts parent Remote Learning Resorce Page for help with Google Classroom: https://www.greatheartsamerica.org/safereturn/az/resources/
Office Hours
Our front office will remain closed until we return to Brick & Mortar learning and is limited to appointment only basis. Phones are checked daily, Monday - Friday. Information and questions can be directed to Office Manager Melody Pati.
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.

Please note, when selecting the school it will not separate Archway and Prep. You can choose multiple campuses, if that applies to you and your family. If you have any questions or concerns you can reach out to John Lund, Great Hearts Safety Manager.
We look forward to seeing you on campus next year.
2020-2021 Archway Arete Family Calendar

Click here to view and print the current 2020-2021 Archway calendar. Please note, events are subject to change.
Kindergarten Tuition

Full Day Kindergarten tuition will not be charged during the all-school remote learning. If you purchased Early Bird Tuition for the month of August, that payment will be applied to the month we reopen.
Academic Supplies
With the shift in our learning mode and goal of avoiding shared supplies, our Art teachers request that each student, K-5, purchase a sketch book to be used throughout the school year. This goes for both remote and in-person learning.

Below is a list of each grade level’s first classic book that will be read in August. Please make sure your child has their copy on hand at the start of the school year. Make sure that you have the correct ISBN. Classics to Keep can be purchased at a vendor of your choice, such as Amazon.

Kindergarten: N/A
First Grade: N/A
Second Grade: Charlotte’s Web
Third Grade: Pinocchio
Fourth Grade: The Princess and The Goblin
Fifth Grade: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Parent Service Organization

Welcome Back Archway Families and Friends! We are so excited to get the 2020-2021 year started!

Charger Nights
There will be no Archway Arete Charger nights hosted for the month of August.

Passive Fundraising
We wanted to send a special SHOUT OUT to all of our passive fundraising families! Thank you so much for your continued support, especially during these unconventional times. 

Want to be a part of our Passive Fundraising families and support your PSO without even knowing it? Take a look at our fun filled list below and place Archway Arete as your supporting school! Proceeds from your involvement will be donated directly to your Archway PSO, allowing us to do what we do best and support our amazing staff and students.           
Uniforms
Still in need of Uniforms? Our uniform lead has been hard at work fulfilling all the uniform wishes from the summer list and is ready to support more families. Beat the rush, and contact DeaAnna Carpenter at uniformexchangepso@gmail.com to see how she can assist your families uniform needs!

PSO Board Meeting
Our first PSO Board meeting for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on August 13th 2020. Time and Location TBD . 
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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