FROM THE HEADMASTER
Curriculum Night & Family Feedback
We are postponing our annual Curriculum Night until September so that we have some experience working with students both on campus and remotely. The new dates will be shared by August 31st. Of course, you are always welcome to reach out to your child’s teachers with questions about curriculum, distance learning, and more. In order to continue to collect feedback on your experience this year, please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey titled, Archway Arete Parent Survey 8.14.20. In addition, I welcome families to join me for a conversation via Zoom on the following dates:

K-1 Headmaster Discussion, Tuesday, August 18th, 10:30 - 11:15 am: Zoom Link
2-3 Headmaster Discussion, Wednesday, August 19th, 12:30 - 1:15 pm: Zoom Link
4-5 Headmaster Discussion, Thursday, August 20th, 8:30 -9:15 am: Zoom Link
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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). 



2020 Telethon: Volunteer Sign Up
We are seeking volunteers for the Teacher Excellence Fund Telethon on September 19th at Veritas Prep. Funds raised will provide bonus compensation to our very own teachers at Archway Arete in their December payroll. Click here for volunteer roles and shifts available. Contact Brenna Norris for more information.
Great Hearts Safe Return Plan
Click here for the most up-to-date information from Great Hearts regarding our safe return.
Family Handbook & Consent Forms
Family Handbook signing is digital this year. Parents need to give consent for both Google Classroom and Zoom. Follow these steps to complete the process: by August 18th.
  1. Please log into the Great Hearts Parent Portal system using your username and password. If you do not remember your log-in information, please click on the “Forgot Password” and follow the instructions. If you continue to experience issues, please reach out to ghenrollment@greatheartsaz.org.
  2. Once you are in the enrollment system, you will see a large box that says, “Arizona Academy Family Handbook”.
  3. In the Handbook section, please click on the “Review and E-Sign Family Handbook” button.
  4. You must review the handbook by clicking on the Family Handbook Link.
  5. Once reviewed, please navigate back to the Enrollment Parent Portal, accept and sign with your electronic signature.
  6. After you accept and hit NEXT, you will receive an email confirmation to the email registered in the enrollment system.
  7. You must complete for each student.

***If you experience any technical difficulties with the form, please reach out to ghenrollment@greatheartsaz.org.
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.
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/
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.
Updated 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.
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.
Parent Service Organization

PSO Board Meeting Tonight
Join us this evening for our PSO Board Meeting via Zoom.  

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!
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