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Principal's Message

Our Principal, Mrs. Vanessa DeMars

Welcome To Arbor Ridge K-8 School!

Greetings Arbor Ridge Family! 

First, I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer break.  This week we are excited to officially welcome back our teachers as we begin our pre-planning week, and engage in several professional learning opportunities to best prepare for our students first day of school on August 10th.  A reminder that ALL students regardless of their choice registration will begin classes through [email protected] 

All students in grades K-8 will receive a district device. This is for ALL students who chose Face to Face and the [email protected] option. Students in grades K-1 receive an iPad. Students in grades 2-8, receive laptops. We will have device pick-up on Thursday, August 6th from 9-3 pm.   Students who do not currently have a device can come anytime during that window. This will be a drive through process at the front of our school, but please note the traffic pattern will be reversed. Please bring your student ID number with you. If you cannot attend on Thursday, please call our school at 407-672-3110 to set-up an appointment.

Also, on Thursday our wonderful PTSA will be available so that you can join and help support our school. Memberships are just $5 per person.  PTSA will also be selling ARS laptop sleeves for $10. ALL students who chose the Face to Face option will bring home their device daily so it is highly encouraged that they place the device in a sleeve to help protect it. The iPads will come with an Otterbox cover but a sleeve will give it an extra layer of protection. They will only be accepting cash payments on Thursday.

Also, please save the date for our Virtual Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 7th from 1-3 pm.  You will receive an email towards the end of the week, with our Welcome Back to School Video, and link to join.  In order to ensure you receive our school’s communication, it is important that your email address is up-to-date in Skyward. 

This year, our district is providing LaunchED Virtual Q&A sessions for families. The purpose of the LaunchED Virtual Q&A sessions is to give families answers to any questions you may have about digital learning when a school begins its 1:1 program. This year, we feel that with all of the uncertainty and changes, it may be helpful for our families to have to opportunity to attend if they would like to. 
 
To help address questions and minimize confusion, we are organizing Q&A sessions based on the instructional model you have selected for your students in the fall semester: Face-to-Face or [email protected] This is because 1:1 will look different in each of these models. Please see the dates and times that the sessions will be offered and register using the links below. 

Sessions for Face-to-Face Families

Session for Face to Face Time Registration Link
Monday, August 3rd 12 pm Register
Monday, August 3rd 6 pm Register
Wednesday, August 5th 12 pm Register
Wednesday, August 5th 6 pm Register

Sessions for [email protected] Families

Session for [email protected] Time Registration Link
Tuesday, August 4th 12 pm Register
Tuesday, August 4th 6 pm Register
Thursday, August 6th 12 pm Register
Thursday, August 6th 6 pm Register

Lastly, our revised school supply lists will be out this week, with only slight modifications made. 
As always, thank you for your continued support. We will be in touch soon with more Back to School information! 
Best Regards, 

Vanessa DeMars
Principal, Arbor Ridge K8 School

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