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Jul 5, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

6th Grade Boot Camp

The Middle Campus teachers will host our new student Boot Camp on Monday, August 13th from 12:00 - 3:00pm at the Middle Campus. This time together for students will include Ice Breakers, touring the school, getting to know our teachers and staff, understanding your schedule and how to use your locker, learning our policies and expectations and so much more! Students are welcome to bring a snack and water bottle, but will not need to bring any other items. 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 13th at noon!

Open House

Our K-8 Open House will be on Monday, August 13th. Times vary based on grade level:

  • Kindergarten - Second Grade: 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Third Grade - Fifth Grade: 6pm-7pm
  • Sixth Grade: 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Seventh Grade & Eighth Grade: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Address Verification

Families who do not reside in Iredell County will need to verify their addresses. This is required to ensure we receive funding! Please send in a recent utility bill showing your name and address. You can drop this off in person, mail it to Kathy Shipman at our elementary campus, or email it to kathy.shipman@arsnc.org. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Mornings and afternoons at American Renaissance School can be hectic! Your attention to important safety and legal issues during drop-off and pick-up will help keep car and pedestrian traffic in downtown moving efficiently. Please review the post on our News page in its entirety, and contact your building level principal if you have any questions or concerns.

First Day Uniform

We're asking that all students K-8 wear their red polo on the first day! We are aware that there were a limited number of polos that went out without embroidery; if this happened to you, a plain red polo will be fine while you wait for your corrected garment to arrive! If you have not yet received your order at all, no worries!

Supply Lists

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.

Uniforms

Although the official ordering event it over, parents can still order uniform items from ePluno! Orders will arrive within 2-3 weeks.

  • Red Polo (youth polos, adult polos, and moisture-wicking polos are all available & acceptable) for special events & picture day
  • A selection of ARS t-shirts or polo shirts for everyday wear
  • A selection of ARS hoodies or fleece for winter months
  • Khaki or navy bottoms (shorts / skirts must fall within 2" of the knee; may be purchased from ePluno OR any store)
  • For middle campus students: PE uniform — PE shirt and either shorts or sweatpants. PE hoodie is optional but recommended for cold days.

Try-on items are available at the elementary campus.

Learn more about our uniform ordering program

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Lunch Orders & Fee Payments

See the post on our News page for information on our new lunch ordering and payment system! MyPaymentsPlus allows parents to order lunch, pay fees, and sign up and pay for field trips and other activities using an eCheck or credit/debit card. There are NO FEES to families making payments online. 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 this year.

Technology Updates

We're excited to announce new technology for our students! Every Kindergarten and First Grade classroom will now be equipped with a set of ten iPads each. Every Second and Third Grade classroom will be equipped with a class set of iPads — one for every student! Every Fourth and Fifth grade student will continue to be assigned their own iPad. Finally, our Middle Campus Students will each receive a new Chromebook laptop. Both campuses will also continue to have MacBooks for special projects and digital media creation.

Our required technology fee will remain $50 for all students K-8, payable via MyPaymentsPlus. This fee goes to fund the purchase, maintenance, and repair of all technology at both campuses. Technology damage fees will remain at $50 per incident, also payable via MyPaymentsPlus.


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 in August. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

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