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First Day of SchoolWe have had a few questions about dress for the first day of school - we are asking students to wear the red polo for the first day! Thanks!
K-5th Grade Open House: Monday, August 9th
Teacher assignments will be shared at Open House. These lists will be posted in the front window of the building.
Times vary based on the last name:
- *Last Name A-H: 3pm - 4pm
- *Last Name I-P: 4pm - 5pm
- *Last Name Q-Z: 5pm - 6pm
6th-8th Grade Open House: Monday, August 9th
Times vary based on last name:
- *Last Name A-J: 3pm - 4:30pm
- *Last Name K-Z: 4:30pm - 6pm
(information will be updated shortly)
For arrival/dismissal, we will be using PikMyKid for dismissal during our orientation days. If you are a new student, you will receive an email with your child’s PikMyKid tag id. Please download the PikMyKid app and register your account.
Please be sure you have your car tag WITH your 3-digit dismissal ID number. If your tag is missing the number, please email [email protected] to get the number and write it on your tag in thick, black ink. Please be sure you have this displayed in your vehicle or on your smartphone on Monday.
If your student attended our school last year, their PikMyKid dismissal ID number has not changed, and if you previously registered for the parent app, you're already set up! If you're new to PikMyKid this system allows enhanced safety and better management of our dismissal process. Using the optional parent app, you can designate your student as a walker or car rider, and you can delegate pickup to another adult. The app also allows you to "announce" yourself when you arrive in the car line to help our staff keep the process running smoothly.
For registration: Search your smartphone's App Store or Play Store for the PikMyKid Parent app. Your student will be automatically linked to your account based on your cell phone number. If you have any trouble, please contact [email protected]
For information on how to get started with the app see the links below:
Grade level supply lists are linked below! If you have any questions or need help finding items, please feel free to contact one of the teachers or principals for additional information.
At the latest Board of Directors meeting, there was a new uniform policy approved.
MyPaymentsPlus allows parents to pay fees and sign up and pay for field trips and other activities using an eCheck or credit/debit card. MyPaymentsPlus also allows our families to complete open house paperwork online! We're sure this will make it easier for our families and staff to make and keep track of school payments. Please note that we will utilize MyPaymentsPlus for all payments to the school again this year; we do not accept cash or paper checks.
Breakfast & Lunch Program
ARS has contracted with Iredell-Statesville Schools to provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch for our students. During the pandemic and continuing through this year, we are offering all our students a breakfast and lunch provided each day at no cost to our families. If you want to opt out of receiving these meals, please contact Kathy Shipman. Those families who opt out will need to pack a meal for their child each day. Please remember, we do not allow students to have soda or candy/gum at school. Even though students do not need to pay for meals at this time, families that need assistance with meals, fees, Before & After School Care, etc will need to fill out the ARS Free-Reduced Application.
Please stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can't wait to get started next week. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!