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November 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

Assalamu Alaikum,

I want to thank all of our parents and guardians who have been communicating with us about students who do not feel well, keeping their students home when they are sick or letting us know of any situations as it relates to COVID19.  These actions really help mitigate the effects on our students, teachers and staff.  The kids have done tremendous at adapting to this “new normal” and I am hopeful that we will be able to return to a sense of normalcy in the near future, InshaAllah.  We are continuing to do all we can here to ensure the facility and classrooms are as safe as possible.

With the upcoming Thanksgiving Break we would like to share some important information with our community. Our highest priority is to keep our students and staff safe, while doing everything we can to remain open for in-person learning for as long as feasible. As reports of schools closing have increased in the media, we would like to highlight that each school's situation is different. There are certain benchmarks that trigger mandatory consulting with the Maricopa County Health Department on a school's closing. One of the main triggers for a school's closing are reported positive cases on campus. Alhamdulillah ACA has not had any reported positive COVID cases on campus to date.

If you do plan to attend a gathering please make sure you are taking the precautions to stay safe:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Wash your hands
  • Limit the number of guests
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Take the gathering outdoors

If possible opt to attend gatherings virtually.   While the CDC requires some change from traditional activities during a school break, we hope that you will consider taking these measures to protect our community. We remain committed to doing everything we can to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus. I pray that Allah will continue to keep all of you and your loved ones protected.

 - Christine McGee

 

  Save the Date

* All  on-site events are cancelled until further notice and web events will  be scheduled.
Dates are subject to change.

December


5 - ACA Winter Fundraiser
9-11 - ACA School Spelling Bee
6-18 - Mid-term exams
21- Jan 1 - Winter Break

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

 

 What's New

ACA Winter Fundraiser

Join us on December 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm!

Zoom link - https://azacademy.zoom.us/j/86080172314

Donate at www.acadonation.com

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Sheikh Yamen Attasi - Islamic Teachings Regarding Pandemic
Sheikh Yusuf Masud - The Importance of Building Institutions
Maryam Masud - The importance of Islamic Education and its Practice in Daily Lives
Sakina Al-Amin - Teaching Tolerance: Responding to Hate and Bias in Islamic Environments

 

 
Purchase  2019/20 Yearbooks

Purchase your yearbooks now from the school's Front Office. The cost per book is $50.

*Limited quantities, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
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 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
 

  Multimedia

New Health and Safety Protocols
Click on the links below to view videos on our health and safety protocols, classroom and instructional model updates, and drop-off and pick-up procedures.
 
 
 
 

  Announcements

  • COVID -19 Thanksgiving Break Update - As reports of schools closing have increased in the media, we would like to highlight that each school's situation is different. There are certain benchmarks that trigger mandatory consulting with the Maricopa County Health Department on a school's closing. One of the main triggers for a school's closing are reported positive cases on campus. Alhamdulilah, ACA has not had any reported positive COVID cases on campus to date.

    We would like to assure you that we are very vigilant in keeping abreast of the most up-to-date information in Maricopa County. Specifically, we monitor the benchmarks related to ACA daily. We have previously shared the benchmarks we are using as part of our decision making. Below is a breakdown of how the Maricopa County dashboard should be used. We will continue to closely monitor the circumstances related to ACA and are committed to keeping our parents, students, and staff updated. Click on the picture below for more information.


     
  • Free Meals for ACA students - The USDA has extended Free School Meals for all students for the rest of the school year.  If your child attends ACA, they can receive free breakfast and lunch.  No application needed and/or income requirements. If your student(s) attend ACA on-campus classes, their meal will be provided to them with no order required.  If your student(s) are not on campus and attend ACA's Digital Academy you may arrange to order and pick up your meals by contacting yan.helen@azacademy.org.
     
  • ACA's 20th Anniversary Postponed - This event was initially scheduled to be held on November 7th and is now postponed until further notice.
 

  Health Updates

Gathering During the Holidays

Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 during small gatherings. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

 

Athletics

We want to wish everyone a good Thanksgiving break. We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. Athletics events are still on hold indefinitely. We hope to resume as soon as it's safe for all.
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