Welcome to Arlington Christian School!
"Helping children grow, as Jesus did, in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man." Est. 1959.
A LETTER TO OUR PARENTS
Greetings, Arlington family:
On behalf of the staff here at Arlington, we hope you all have had a
great summer! Thank you for your continued patience and support
as we collectively work to make Arlington Christian School its
absolute best. We remain confident that Arlington is a special place. As such, we are very excited about the upcoming school year and we look forward to the many great successes that are on the horizon.
We want you to know that, like many other institutions, Arlington faced many uncertainties during the pandemic. With uncertainty comes inevitable change. And, with change, the need to make the necessary adjustments is paramount. Through much prayer and planning, we have developed the highly anticipated details for the upcoming school year.
Listed below are a few key important school dates along with additional details:
The first day of the school year is August 16, 2021.
Our Fall Back to School Open House is August 12th. We will share additional parent information regarding the first day of school and the Open House very soon.
In addition, information regarding books, supply lists, lunch, uniforms and COVID protocols will be provided at the Open House.
Also, all parents will receive communication from their respective school leaders, so please make sure to stay tuned and also check www.arlingtonchristian.org within the next week as new updates will be posted regularly.
Also, during our last ACS Town Hall Meeting, we announced that we had identified an interim Head of School. There was an unexpected shift wherein the prospective Interim Head of School and the Board could not come to a mutual agreement. However, all is not lost. In fact, this has actually presented an opportunity for our amazing educators (listed below) to serve our families in a greater and more efficient manner. More specifically, we have strategically developed a new leadership structure that provides more cohesion and attention for our Elementary, Middle and High Schools as follows:
Dr. Wendy Cooper Porter, Dean of Students, High School Academy
Mrs. Marla Miller, Dean of Students, Middle School Academy
Ms. Mary Lomax, Dean of Students, Elementary School Academy
Mr. Jason Sylvain, Dean of Schools
This approach is being directed by our Board of Trustees member, Dr. Christopher Waller, an experienced educator who has graciously volunteered to provide the necessary leadership to propel Arlington to an upward trajectory.
As we work to assure that everyone is abreast of the latest updates, our website, social media and email system (RenWeb) will be our primary methods of communication. Please be sure to stay connected through these mechanisms and please be sure your re-enrollment and/or new scholar registration is complete. Our admissions link is https://www.arlingtonchristian.org/admissions. For any enrollment questions, please contact Mrs. Sandria Kendrick at (770) 964-9871 x113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We realize the importance of parental support and thank you for what you have done, for what you are doing now, and for whatever you are led to do in the future. Together, we really can make a difference. Why? Because we are stronger together. Therefore, we say, "Thanks," again. May God continue to bless you is our most heartfelt prayer.
Arlington Board of Trustees
Enjoy your summer!
August 16, 2021 @ 8 AM.
Remember, Eagles soar! With the collective efforts of parents, administration, faculty and staff, we will continue to do just that!
Every Monday at 8:10 AM.
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Full Chapel attire is required on Chapel days unless we are virtual.
Additional School Reminders
Great things are underway for the 2021-2022 school year.
Updates will be posted here, on social media and via email.
Returning to School
COVID-19 School Update
The first day of school: pushed back to Monday, August 17, 2020.
The school has received funds from the CARES ACT fund to provide Arlington with teacher supplies, cleaning supplies, safety/hygiene supplies, and online enrichment curriculums
80-90% of the supplies have been delivered to the school
All staff members will be issued face masks, face shields, and ample cleaning products for their classroom/workspace area
All rooms have been cleaned, decluttered, and disinfected
Masks will be mandatory for all teachers, staff, and scholars (Refer to the posted COVID-19 Plan for temperature checks, when able to remove masks, etc.)
On Campus and Digital Learning
Blended Learning Schedule
Based on the results of the Learning Style of Choice Survey, the greatest preference (42%) was for Blended Instruction, which is on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and homebased learning (“Digital Days”) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is applicable for scholars in all grades.
“Digital Days” will be implemented this school year in order to best accommodate all of the learning styles, as well as allow teachers to balance the face-to-face scholars and the online scholars. For example:
Monday – Introduce Lesson; Hands on Learning
Tuesday – Online Practice/Reinforcement; Online Interactive Activities
Wednesday – Revisit/Expound on the Lesson; Formative Assessment Assignments (Quizzes; Discussions; Interactive Games, etc.)
Thursday - Online Practice/Reinforcement; Online Interactive Activities
Friday – Summative Assessment Assignments (Final Tests; Projects; Papers, etc.)
Edgenuity, IXL, and additional online enrichment sources will be used as needed to accompany the BJU curriculum.
All scholars will receive an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) at the beginning of the school year.
Technology – 3rd through 12th graders will be assigned individual computers.
Books – Parents are purchasing books this year through our curriculum provider, Bob Jones University at www.bjupress.com. (Correspondence with ordering instructions was emailed to parents.)
Cleaning & Disenfecting
THANK YOU, CAM NEWTON!
Arlington Christian School is proud to salute Cam Newton for hosting such a phenomenal
2020 Enrichment One Summer Camp on our campus for South Fulton County students.
We applaud the great work you accomplished and look forward to continued endeavors to positively empower and encourage our scholars and community!