August 16, 2019 
 
Dear Middle School Families,
Below is important information for the start of school on Monday.
 
Student Schedules
Schedules are now available for view in My BackPack (please email techhelp@columbusacademy.org if you need assistance). Students will meet their advisors in the respective grade-level hallways on the first day of school. All students will be given hard copies of their schedules. Students should bring their school supplies, if they have them, on Monday when the school day begins at 8:05 a.m.
 
Carpool Line
Dropoff begins at 7:30 a.m. and pickup begins shortly after the school day ends at 3:20 p.m. The dropoff and pickup circle for middle-schoolers is located in between the dining hall and the upper school building. With student safety in mind, please drive slowly through the carpool line. Students are not to be dropped off in any of the school parking lots or the bus circle in front of the Middle School. If your child requires special dropoff accommodations, please contact the middle school office.
 
Whether students are dropped off by bus or by car, teachers will be outside to direct them to the areas of the Middle School where students in their grades will be gathering prior to going to advisories.
 
Technology
iPads will be distributed to returning seventh and eighth grade students during the first days of school in advisories. They may be taken home once a parent/guardian has signed the iPad loan agreement, which students should submit to their advisors. The loan agreement and other important resources can be found on our Family Resources Page.
 
Mobile phones, iWatches and any other smart device brought to school must be kept in lockers and should be turned off or on silent mode. Students are not allowed to use them during school hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.) unless permission is granted from an Academy staff or faculty member.
 
School Photos
All students in our Middle School will have their school photos taken on Monday, August 19. Please click here for ordering instructions.
 
We look forward to welcoming your children on Monday!
 
Head of Middle School
 
Dean of Middle School 
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