From the Principal

August 1, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Arbor Academy for the 2014 – 20105 school year. I will be using this format to communicate with you on a bi-weekly basis. We are looking forward to a wonderful year working with you and your children.

Our office will open on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10:00-2:00 pm all summer. We are back full time starting Monday, August 18th. The first day for students will be Tuesday, September 2nd.

We will have a registration night for all students and parents on Wednesday, August 27th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. It is required that either a parent or guardian attend this registration night in order for your child to be able to attend the first day of school on Tuesday, September 2nd. This will be a time to visit the classroom, meet the teachers and fill-out the student emergency information cards. In addition, free/reduced lunch forms will be available and snack/lunches can be ordered for the first week of school.

Class Assignments: While students will be able to find out who their teacher is at the “Back to School Open House” on 8/27, their class assignment may not be final. Please keep in mind that due to changes in enrollment and/or staffing, during the first several weeks of school, we may be forced to change student class assignments. Therefore, all initial placements should be considered temporary. While every effort is made to avoid changes after the first day of school, they do sometimes happen. If a class assignment does need to be changed, parents will always be notified first.

The kindergarten through second grade is located in the south building.
The third through the sixth grade is located in the north building.

The school day will begin at 8:10 am with instruction beginning at 8:20 am. We will dismiss at 3:30 pm. Our two lunches will be from 12:05 pm – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 12:55 pm.

I would like to review for you the uniform policy for Arbor Academy. All students are to be dressed neatly according to the following guidelines:

  • Navy blue pants, skirts, or walking shorts (not sweatpants)
  • White shirts with collars, bearing no insignias other than the Arbor Academy logo (no crew neck T-shirts)
  • Navy or gray sweaters (no hooded sweatshirts)
  • Navy, gray or white socks or tights
  • No open-toed shoes, crocs or heels

If you have any questions, please call the office at 963-5851. We look forward to seeing you at the registration night on September 2nd.

Thank you,
Mrs. Melissa Martin
August 2014