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Middle School Back to School Letter

Middle School Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at ARS Middle School! This email is packed with important back-to-school information so please read entirely to the bottom. I look forward to working with each of you and your children this year!

Dan Nicholas Park Field Trip

I am excited to announce the Middle School will attend our traditional beginning of the year field trip to Dan Nicholas Park Field Trip on Friday, August 13th! Please arrive at school on time, by 7:55am for attendance and we will quickly load the buses to depart. We will return to school in time for students to dismiss at 3:15pm as normally scheduled. Students will need to wear a mask on the bus, but wearing them outside is optional. 

~ The fee is $18.00 per student and payments can be made on MyPaymentsPlus. The permission sign off is also on MyPaymentsPlus. If you do not have access yet, please send me an email with your child's name stating you give permission for them to attend and wait for MPP to open to make your payment.

~ Students need to wear an ARS t-shirt, athletic shorts/pants, and athletic shoes.

~ Students need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle, $ for extra activities or snacks, AND a mask for the bus 

Open House

Open House will be on Monday, August 9th, for grades 6th-8th. 

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Students with a last name starting with A-J
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Students with a last name starting with K-Z
  • This will be a drop-in visit to each teacher you would like to meet
  • Please bring your school supplies for the school
  • We will have Parent Access Letters available at Open House, which include PowerSchool, PikMyKid, Canvas, and MyPaymentsPlus information

Food Services

Please take a minute to fill out the Food Services form below.  We are continuing with the free breakfast and lunch for every student.  Please note - There is not an option for students with allergies or special diets. 

All questions about food services can be addressed to Kathy Shipman at [email protected].

FOOD SERVICES FORM

New Student Boot Camp

The Middle Campus teachers will host our new student Boot Camp on Monday, August 9th from 9:00am - noon at the Middle Campus. This is a great tradition at ARS' Middle Campus and a wonderful opportunity for students to ease the anxiety of the first day of school in a new place! Please join us on Monday, August 9th at 9:00am. We will utilize car line on Cooper St. for drop off and pick up. Students may wear a school uniform, but it is not required. A snack and drink will be provided from RAP.

PLEASE RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrloJZNDxGsGxkpCMwRoVOzXujSOTmCb5skdjpc2TMYMu1Ig/viewform?usp=sf_link

8th Grade Leadership Camp

Our 8th graders are looked up to and serve as role models to others in the Middle School and across campuses. We want to help prepare them for this responsibility and important role. We would love every 8th grader to attend this AWESOME opportunity! This day camp will be held on Monday, August 9th from 8:00am - noon. We will utilize car line on Cooper St. for drop off and pick up and a school uniform shirt is required. Please fill out this quick form to RSVP so we can plan snacks and activities accordingly. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGEgQmazzvajk4wmpfNkJ_usRegHG4iMb2X-CyTUX60XuMoQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Supply Lists

The Middle School supply list is 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.

Middle Campus Supply List

Arrival & Departure

Students are permitted into the building starting at 7:30am for each school day. We will utilize Cooper Street for drop off from 7:30am - 7:55am. If a staff member is not standing outside then please drive around to the front door for drop off. Parents MUST come into the building via the front door to sign in their child if they were unable to come in the back door. If a student is not signed in, they will be marked absent. 

Dismissal will begin at 3:15pm on Cooper Street. There will not be walker pick- up at the front door. Walkers will be dismissed out of the back door to Cooper Street. At ARS, we use PikMyKid for dismissal. You must designate your child as a "Walker" in PikMyKid if you want them to leave the building without a car in car line. If you are driving to school to pick up your child please "Announce" your arrival when you are close to school or in car line on Cooper Street. Dismissal ends at 3:30pm. If you come down Cooper Street and do not see a staff member, please drive around to the front of the building and walk in to get your child. 

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