Morning drop-off request Parents - please drop your children off along the curb in front of the school at the beginning of the day. We have families that are dropping kids off in the parking lot to walk on their own to school. This is causing concern from families who are focused on the vehicles in front of them, but also have kids running across the walkway in front of school. If there is a reason you need to come in to the school office, please walk with your children across the walkway.

School Schedule Parents - please note that our first bell rings at 8:15am. Please do your best to have your kids to school by 8:15am.

Congratulations to Seth Breuker and Sophia Balcom for finishing first and runner-up in the School Spelling Bee last Thursday! There were about 25 finalists from grades 3-8 that participated in the bee. Seth and Sophia will go on to represent ACS at the Regional Bee in February. 

ACS is seeking candidates for a Para-Educator position, to work as a member of the Educational Support Service team. Experience in education, especially teaching, is preferred. The position would start as soon as possible. The schedule for this position would allow for one candidate who is able to work 30-34 hours per week, or two candidates who will split the necessary hours. Each candidate would need to work each day, but one could do the first half of the day and other the second half of the day. This position will be for the rest of the school year, with the chance to turn in to a long-term position. The position is paid hourly. Click here for a complete job description, including information regarding the functions of the position.

Lost and Found We now have 7 trash bags full of items in our lost and found from last spring and this year! Some of these items are: snowpants, hats, jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles and more! We do not want you to miss out on retrieving your items before we bring them to ReVive! Please have your child look for any items that you are missing!

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held February 15 & 18 from 5:00-8:15pm. An information sheet is being sent home with your child this week! You only need to return this sheet IF you have a time that conferences will not work for you. Please be sure to return this sheet no later than Friday, February 5. A copy of the form can also be found here ->Conference Form

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences Information will be coming in a couple of weeks on how to sign up for conferences!

  • If you are enrolling a child in Young Fives or Kindergarten for the very first time online, there is a one time $300 enrollment fee, which is part of the tuition cost. Once they are enrolled online, you never have to re-enroll them again.
  • Because there is no re-enrollment for students in Y5 or above, it is very important for you to notify Brian Koetje if you anticipate enrollment changes, like potential unenrollment, for next school year. This information is important for planning. Brian's email is

Preschool Enrollment The Preschool Enrollment form along with the $50 registration fee, Child Info form, FERPA form and a copy of your child's birth certificate must be turned in to complete enrollment. These forms can be found here -->Enrollment FormChild Info Form,  FERPA form, (Health Form --> due July 15.)

Child Care Enrollment You can find the child care enrollment forms here (School year contractSummer Care contract).

Prospective Young Fives or Kindergarten Families The online enrollment instructions for students that will be new to Young Fives or Kindergarten can be found HERE

Tuition Assistance for 21-22 ACS participates in FACTS, a grant application program for our school. Completion of the FACTS application is a requirement for next year's enrollment if you are expecting a remaining balance at the end of the school year or you will be requesting tuition assistance. Families who wish to apply for tuition assistance will need to use the FACTS application format online at The application information will be easily accessible data from your 2020 tax return, along with financial accounts, and will require that copies of confirming tax documents be sent to the FACTS center. The FACTS organization will analyze the information of each applicant. They will provide our school with recommended grant amounts based on need and financial status. Parents who have children in more than one of the participating schools need only to fill out the application one time-the information will be available to other Christian schools where their children attend. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021. The application fee will be paid by the participating schools.

There will be NO school on Friday, January 29 This day will be used for the teachers to prepare for the continued support they are providing for various situations during this unique school year.

Hot Lunch Volunteers are needed Please follow this link to sign up!

With the increasing community COVID spread, it is so important that parents send healthy kids to school. If you have a child that is not feeling well, please keep them home. If these are typical symptoms for you child, and not worsening, and there is no reason to believe there has been a contact to a positive COVID case, students may return after following normal protocols, like 24-hours fever free. Please use the 'Who Must Stay Home' document below (page 2) as a guide for when students should stay home.

-- There are many other documents on our re-opening page that can answer many questions you might have, specific to ACS, or more general procedures for schools regarding COVID, staying at home, etc. Here is the LINK to that webpage.