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May Newsletter

We are ACA. We empower our community with knowledge, spirit, and service. My Lord, increase me in knowledge”


"وَقُلْ رَبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْما"

 Principal's Message

You have worked hard this year and have a lot to be proud and grateful for. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and fun Summer! Early Eid-Ul-Fitr wishes to all of you and your families. Congratulations class of 2020!

Farewell and thank you to our Principal Dr. Samah!
 

 Important Dates

* All events are cancelled until further notice. We will have web events scheduled instead, please stay tuned  for more information.

 

May

15 - Last day of school
17 - Community Drive-Through Iftar
18 to 22 - Campus Access End of Year Pick-Up and Returns
24 - Tentative Eid-Ul-Fitr

*Graduation ceremonies are postponed until August 2020

Click to  view the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar:
https://www.azacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Calendars/2019-2020_ACA_Calendar.pdf

Click to  view the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar: 
https://www.azacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Calendars/20-21_ACA_Calendar.pdf

 

 What's New

Purchase Yearbooks Online
Now to May 21st, 2020

Purchase your yearbooks now on our website and pick it up during the end of the year campus access pick-up and returns next week! Click on the link below to purchase your copy now! 

  • Online (Now until May 21) - $50
  • School Front Office (available for payment and pick-up in August only) - $50
    *Limited quantities, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

https://www.azacademy.org/academics/yearbook.cfm

 
Media Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Media Competition! Please stay tuned for viewing information on these impressive projects masha'Allah! 

 
Registration is Open!
2020-2021

Don't miss the chance to be part of the 3rd ranked private school in the Valley!

For more information and to register for the upcoming school year, visit our website or call our registrar today!

 

 
We're Hiring

We have openings for a Vice Principal position and multiple teaching opportunities!

Visit our website to view available positions and submit your application.

https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/job-opportunities.cfm

 
ACA Partners with Noor Academy

Take advantage of ACA's exclusive discount for Noor Academy 8th grade graduates. You will receive a 15% tuition discount on your first transfer year (9th grade). 

Click on the link below to sign up for more information:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSct9a2tNgRo_Q_EtcuHsEx1un3FPImYd7Il5MlIqFxLA9dh4A/viewform

 

 
Join the School Council!

Join our School Council and be part of an elected body representing all ACA stakeholders, providing consultation in support of ACA's operations and academics! 

For more information and to join, visit:
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/school-council.cfm

 
Tell Us How We're Doing!

The ACA Administration and Board is collecting monthly feedback from our parents.

Please take a minute to complete this short satisfaction survey. Your comments and feedback help us to make improvements and continue to strive for excellence!

TAKE SURVEY
 

  Fundraisers

Free Community Drive-Through Iftar
Sunday, May 17th 
6:30 - 7 p.m
ACA Parking Lot

Please pick up your dinner, Karachi Beef Keema Biryani with potatoes & samosa from the ACA parking lot. Maximum 4 boxes per family.

Arizona Cultural Academy & College Prep
7810 S 42nd Place,Phoenix, AZ 85042 (42nd Pl is now opened)

If you’re interested in volunteering and/or sponsoring Iftar, please text 602-573-4423.  Jazakumullahu khairan

 
 
 
 

   Counselor's Corner

Coronavirus and what can I do if I'm feeling worried?


What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system (lungs, nose, mouth, throat, bronchi, and all other body parts involved in breathing). It is passed from person to person through droplets from sneezes, coughs, runny noses, and saliva. So if someone sneezes on their hand and touches a bathroom door handle, and then another person touches that same bathroom door handle and then touch their face, they can become infected with the virus. This is why it is so important to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces! 

I'm a kid. Doesn't that mean I can't get Coronavirus?
No. Some people have been saying that kids aren't affected by Coronavirus. Scientists believe that Coronavirus may not make kids as sick as adults. But kids can still become infected with the virus. 

Why are we staying home from school?
All the adults at school want you and your family to be safe and healthy. Scientists are recommending that we stay home and avoid being in crowds or large gatherings (like a classroom full of friends!). We are staying home from school to slow the virus from spreading. 

Visit the Counselor's Corner to continue reading this article:
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/counselors-corner.cfm

 

  Health News

MCDPH Immunization Clinic Update

Many companies and health care practices have needed to make changes in how they conduct business; that includes the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Immunization Program. We need your help in getting the word out to your community.

Starting May 4, 2020, and until further notice, the RooseveltWest Valley and Mesa Immunization Clinics will operate by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments can be made by calling 602-506-6767.
At this time we have been able to accommodate walk-ins, but as appointments fill, it will become challenging to maintain safety and social distancing. Therefore, it is important parents/guardians make an appointment and are NOT directly referred to the MCDPH Immunization Clinics. 

The immunization clinics tend to be slower during the month of May and June and are the busiest as we approach the start of the school year. In order to avoid delaying a child's entry into school, we encourage families to contact their provider or schedule an appointment at one of the MCDPH Immunization Clinics as soon as possible. 

In order to protect the health and safety of everyone, all 3 MCDPH Immunization Clinics will practice:
 
  • Social distancing and monitoring the amount of people in the clinic at one time
  • Asking only the person/s needing vaccine and or only one parent or guardian to accompany children. Everyone else is asked to remain outside of the Immunization Clinic while practicing social distancing.
  • Ask families to maintain social distancing while waiting for your appointment
  • Cleaning the area and items between families
  • Asking families to avoid coming to the immunization clinic when you or your child is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
 
Visitors are recommended to bring:
  • Their own pen
  • The immunization record for the person being vaccinated
  • The insurance card if available
 
We advise schools and parents to periodically visit our website for the most up-to-date information in Maricopa County www.WeArePublicHealth.org

 

 

  Announcements

 
  • Important School Year  Updates - We are a few weeks away from the end of the school year and we have a few important updates to share.  As you know, due to our online schooling we have had to adjust our plans to accommodate our school closure. Here are a few of the changes that will be taking place:

    a) Grades for 4th Quarter
    Due to our change to online learning we are adjusting our grading this year.  Attendance during online classes will be counted for 30% of the grade the final 4th Quarter grade will be an average of the other quarters and the last quarter.  If you have specific questions about your final grades or transcripts, please email Ms. Rose at rosetse@azacademy.org.  Our teachers understand that there are circumstances that prevent students from attending class, please continue to communicate with them if your student was unable to attend/complete a class. 

    b) Graduations and Promotion Ceremonies
    One of the hardest aspects of our campus closure is students missing out on graduations and promotion ceremonies.  We have considered many options, surveyed our students, and have decided that we will hold our graduation ceremonies next August insha'Allah.  

    c) Last day of School
    Our last day of school has been pushed up to May 15th.  Your student's teacher will will reach out to them to coordinate projects or exams.  

    d) Contacting the School
    We are still taking calls and responding to emails. Should you have any questions or need any assistance while the campus is closed, please feel free to call and email us:
    https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/contact-us.cfm

    e) End of Year Pick-Up and Returns
    Check your email for information on campus access for pick-up and return of belongings and school materials!

  • Masjid Committee - Jumaah, regular prayers, and events in the masjid are cancelled until further notice.
     
  • Donate - Join the ACA Dollar a Day Campaign! Click here to view the flyer! Support ACA and help us continue to improve our academic and athletic programs! Please visit www.acadonation.com to make a donation.
     
  • Tag Us! - If you are not already following us on social media, click on the links on the footer of this newsletter to connect! Tag us at #azacademy or #ACA  when you attend events at ACA! Once we are connected, you will get the latest news, access to photos and videos, and can connect with other parents, students, and the community here at ACA! 
     
  • PSP (Parent Service Program) - We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming events. Sign- up links are now active to volunteer for events. Visit our website to view school events and click on the event links to sign up as a volunteer: https://www.azacademy.org/academics/events-calendar.cfm.  If you have other ways you would like to contribute, email us at communication@azacademy.org to discuss how we can work together.
     
  • Multimedia - Coming soon! Kindergarten Qur'an Day video!
    Check out our school website, and social media pages to view them and stay current with what's happening at ACA. Click on the links below to follow us or subscribe to our pages!

    ACA Website:
    https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/media-gallery.cfm

    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTRVuE0BAzd5DSrGtIgTUQ

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Arizona-Cultural-Academy-College-Prep-156253127750663/

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/acaazacademy/

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AcademyArizona
 

Athletics

Wolves

All games are currently cancelled until further notice.

Click on the link below to view upcoming games: 
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/wolves-games.cfm
 
 
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https://twitter.com/AcademyArizona
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