Dear AST Families and Friends,
Friendships are forming, lessons have begun, and we are underway. The start of the school has been both typical and positive. It is a fantastic experience working with our young people. Middle school and high school schedule adjustments are well underway. We have made a few changes to try and get everyone into just the right classes for them and we would like to share the updated schedule here.
Now is also a fantastic opportunity to reach out to teachers. They are getting to know their students, but they appreciate and value parent insights. Parents, if you notice anything about your child’s experiences that you would like to share, we ask that you please let us know - be it positive or negative. The most effective education is grounded in a partnership between parents and teachers.
We are constantly working to improve. Our New Student and Family Orientation experience was the best yet and we hope to improve on the Back to School Night activity as well. This year’s event will be on Friday, August 24, 2018. The elementary school parent session will start at 2:00 pm, and the middle and high school parent session will start after school at 3:45 pm. We will send out more information next week. For now, please save the date and we look forward to seeing you. No reservations or appointments are needed for this event.
And, finally, a safety reminder related to student drop-off in the morning when parents are bringing their children to school. Please drop off your children outside of the LAC and have them go up the stairs and directly into the gym. We have set up this area to keep students out of the way of moving cars and to keep them as safe as possible during our busy mornings. Please help us by using the second school gate and dropping off your students outside of the Lincoln Activity Center.
Have a great weekend,
Back to School Night
Save the Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
ES: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
MS/HS: 3:45 to 6:00 pm
New Student Information System: Alma (Update)
Initial activation emails went out on August 3rd. Some of those links expired before they were used. We have requested that new activation emails be sent out for those students and parents who did not get activated in the first group.
If you are having trouble connecting to Alma, please contact Ms.Claire at extension 29, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she can request a new activation email for you specifically.
Faculty Communication Expectations (second posting)
I would like to share the expectations that I have established with the teachers so that parents and teachers can all have a common understanding. If these expectations are not being met, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Grading Assignments: Assignments that are graded and put in the grade book should be entered within one week of the due date.
Email Response Time: Parents should receive a response to an email within two business days. This email may indicate a need for more time to research an issue but should include a timeline for a follow-up email.
Elementary LINE Messages: Parent should receive a response within 24 hours unless it is an emergency situation and then contact will be made sooner.