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ACS Weekly Newsletter - 02/12/2023

**REMINDER - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14**


IMPORTANT DATES

  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13: Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14: Conference Day/Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17: Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Report Cards are sent home electronically to parents/guardians


PROJECT CELEBRATION

Thank you all for coming out to our very first Coyote Museum! We hope you enjoyed it and were able to see how hard our students have been working this past trimester. Our second graders have decided to keep their gift shop going for ACS students this week. More information on items and prices will come in a separate email and your child’s teacher will coordinate with the second grade team regarding shopping days and times. Profits go toward their 3rd trimester project.


YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE - ORDER BY MARCH 31!

  • 2022-23 ACS Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online.

  • Yearbooks are currently $23.00 each and can only be ordered online.

  • We do not order extra copies and so we will not be able to guarantee extra books will be available, if they are not ordered online before the final deadline of March 31, 2023.

  • To order, visit: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB26632

  • Please contact Leslie Jewell (ljewell@alamancecommunityschool.net) if you have any questions regarding the yearbook. Don't miss out - Order today!!


COMMITMENT FORM FOR RETURNING FAMILIES

The deadline to complete the Commitment Form that will hold your child's spot for the 2023-24 year was Friday, February 10, 2023. Families that have not completed the form were sent a 3rd email reminder on Wednesday, February 8 and some families were sent a 4th email reminder over the weekend. If you have not received the link to the form, please contact: admissions@alamancecommunityschool.net


If you were sent an email request between February 8 and February 11 to complete the Commitment Form and you have not yet completed it, please complete the form ASAP to guarantee that your child's spot will be held for them next year. Since your child is already enrolled, it is not necessary for you to reapply. However, we need to know if you plan for your student/s to return to Alamance Community School next year so that we know the number of available spaces for new applicants when we conduct the lottery.


APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FOR THE 2023 - 2024 SCHOOL YEAR & TOURS FOR NEW/PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

  • The open enrollment application period for NEW students (students not currently attending ACS) begins at midnight on January 1, 2023 and will continue through February 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

  • The admission lottery will be held virtually on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Here is the Google Meet Link for the Lottery: LOTTERY GOOGLE MEET LINK

**Students that are currently enrolled at ACS and returning for the next school year (2022 - 2023) DO NOT need to re-apply for admission.**


SIBLINGS OF STUDENTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING ACS

If you have a student that is currently attending ACS and they have a sibling that you would like to attend ACS in 2023-24, you MUST apply for their sibling to attend if they do not already attend this school year.


SCHOOL TOUR DATE & TIME FOR NEW/PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

  • We will have one more tour for new/prospective families who are considering applying to ACS for the 2023 - 24 Academic Year.

  • Tours will begin promptly at the allotted start time with an introductory message and video/slideshow, followed by a school tour with a staff member with time for questions.

  • TOUR DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 16, 2022 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A TOUR: NEW/PROSPECTIVE FAMILY SCHOOL TOUR REGISTRATION LINK


SUBSTITUTES

ACS is currently hiring substitute teachers. If you or someone you know is interested, please apply through our website under the ‘Employment’ tab (see link below) and email a resume to Jamie Miller at jmiller@alamancecommunityschool.net. Link to application


2023 - 2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR

  • The 2023 - 2024 ACS Calendar was Board approved by the Board on 11.17.22

  • Please make note of:

    • Fall Break; Winter Break; & Spring Break and the Summer Break - Be sure you schedule any vacations/trips around the dates that school is not in session.

  • The First Day of School for Students is: August 8, 2023

  • It is available on the school website under Parents > School Calendar & Schedules

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