Governing Board Update
Hello Scorpion Families,
Please see the message below regarding an update to distance learning following Winter Break:
Governing Board Decision Regarding Distance Learning:
This afternoon, PLC Charter Schools’ Governing Board decided unanimously in favor of continuing academic instruction via distance learning through the middle of Quinmester 4 (February 12th, 2021).
The board will reconvene on February 9th, 2021 to assess our instructional approach and overall needs within the community regarding COVID-19 and potentially determine the outcome for the remainder of the school year. I would like to thank our Governing Board for placing the safety of our school community first.
The data utilized to help in today’s decision Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health Services due to this specified community outbreak. At this time, the data indicates our community meets the “Substantial Risk” criteria with a recommendation to provide instruction via virtual learning. This is public information that can be accessed by following the link below:
We will continue to monitor the Maricopa County Department of Health Services and Arizona state guidance for a safe reopening. Our hope is to see an adequate and consistent decline in the cases we are experiencing within our community which will allow our campus to safely reopen.
We will continue to encourage our school community to remain diligent with maintaining healthy habits, staying safe, as well as continue to be supportive and involved in the educational experience we are providing. Your continued encouragement and support of our staff does not go unnoticed and truly allows our school climate to thrive. We appreciate our families tremendously.
The recordings for today’s meetings including can be found below:
FY22 Calendar Approval: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xMx3kSDYKOKoUhcgEp7LPPAqQoYZCywv/view?usp=sharing
Please let us know if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns to share. We cannot express enough gratitude for each of you for all you do to embrace our students and support one another.
All my best,
Hola Familias Escorpión,
Consulte el mensaje a continuación sobre una actualización del aprendizaje a distancia después de las vacaciones de invierno:
Decisión de la Junta Directiva con respecto a la educación a distancia:
Esta tarde, la Junta de Gobierno de las Escuelas Autónomas de PLC decidió unánimemente a favor de la instrucción académica continua a través del aprendizaje a distancia hasta mediados del cuarto mes (12 de febrero de 2021).
La junta volverá a reunirse el 9 de febrero de 2021 para evaluar nuestro enfoque educativo y las necesidades generales dentro de la comunidad con respecto a COVID-19 y potencialmente determinar el resultado para el resto del año escolar. Me gustaría agradecer a nuestra Mesa Directiva por poner la seguridad de nuestra comunidad escolar en primer lugar.
Los datos se utilizaron para ayudar en la decisión de hoy del condado de Maricopa y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona debido a este brote comunitario específico. En este momento, los datos indican que nuestra comunidad cumple con los criterios de “Riesgo sustancial” con una recomendación para brindar instrucción a través del aprendizaje virtual. Esta es información pública a la que se puede acceder siguiendo el enlace a continuación:
Continuaremos monitoreando el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Maricopa y la guía del estado de Arizona para una reapertura segura. Nuestra esperanza es ver una disminución adecuada y constante en los casos que estamos experimentando dentro de nuestra comunidad, lo que permitirá que nuestro campus vuelva a abrir de manera segura.
Continuaremos alentando a nuestra comunidad escolar a permanecer diligentes en mantener hábitos saludables, mantenerse seguros, así como continuar apoyando y participando en la experiencia educativa que brindamos. Su continuo aliento y apoyo a nuestro personal no pasa desapercibido y realmente permite que nuestro clima escolar prospere. Apreciamos enormemente a nuestras familias.
Las grabaciones de las reuniones de hoy incluidas se pueden encontrar a continuación:
Aprobación del calendario del año fiscal 22:
Aprendizaje a distancia: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A0xZQTrU2Y8X6bpnwr9Qa5Mv1tEarPzt/view?usp=sharing
Háganos saber si tiene alguna idea, sugerencia o inquietud que compartir. No podemos expresar suficiente gratitud por cada uno de ustedes por todo lo que hacen para abrazar a nuestros estudiantes y apoyarse mutuamente.
Lo mejor de mí,
A Message from Tolleson Mayor Ana Tovar
Tolleson Mayor, Ana Tovar, has posted this message regarding free COVID-19 testing. The city of Tolleson will now have a permament, 24-hour, 7-days a week, site for COVID-19 testing at the Tolleson City Hall parking lot. The turn-around time for results is within 2-4 days. Please view the link below and take advantage if you are not feeling well.
Charitable Donations to AAEM
If you're looking for ways to support AAEM, look no further! If you shop through Amazon or at Fry's, you can note a small donation to AAEM through your regular purchase at no extra cost to you! Please see the instructions below!
Meal Distribution Update
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no meal distribution on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Meal distribution will resume on Tuesday, November 30, 2020. In addition, meals will not be provided over Winter Break. Last meal distribution for 2020 will be Thursday, December 17, and will resume on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Please reach out to Food Services Director Jenny Michael at email@example.com for any questions you may have.
Governing Board Decision
Fall Break Is Here!
We just want to remind our Scorpion Family that we will have our Fall Break beginning on Monday, Oct. 5th and going through Monday, Oct. 12th. Live lessons for students will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13th at their normal times. Tuesday, Oct.13th will be Day 5!
Our Front Office will be open on Monday, the 5th and Tuesday, the 6th from 7am-2pm and will be closed the rest of the week. The Front Office will reopen on Tuesday, the 13th during their regular hours of 7am-3pm.
Stay safe, healthy, and enjoy your Break!
No Meal Services During Fall Break
Here is an announcement from our Food Services Director, Ms. Jenny Michael explaining that there will be no meals being served during our Fall Break.
New Hours for School Meals Start Oct. 13
Here is a letter from our Food Services Director, Ms. Jenny Michael regarding our Meal Distribution. ALL CHILDREN are eligible for free meals!
Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations Available
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) have partnered with each other and with schools across the Valley to help make the influenza (flu) vaccines more available to everyone. AAEM would like to encourage you to take every precaution to stay safe and healthy as we move forward into the the cooler months. You can go to this website, https://vaccinefinder.org/, to find a location in your area where you can receive this vaccination.
AAEM and Rio Salado Partnering for Adult ESL Classes
PLC Charters Schools is happy to partner with Rio Salado Community College to offer free Adult English Language courses this year! Please complete the form on the link below to register!
¡PLC Charters Schools se complace en asociarse con Rio Salado Community College para ofrecer cursos de inglés para adultos este año gratis! ¡Por favor complete el formulario en el enlance para registrarse!
If you have questions regarding classes please contact Gloria Pulido at 623-474-2120 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAEM Reopening Statement from Governing Board
PLC Charter School's Governing Board decided unanimously to continue academic instruction through distance learning due to the high rate of COVID-19 cases in the Tolleson area. Distance learning will continue through November 4th, with a reassessment of the situation during the week of October 19th. You can read the full statement from Principal Ramirez here.
August 26th, 4-5pm- Virtual Curriculum Night and Title 1 Information ***Video Link Embedded***
On August 26th from 4-5pm, please join us virtually for our annual Curriculum Night. We will also be going over information pertaining to our Title 1 funding. Join our administrative team to learn more about our grade level teams, academic programs, curriculum, and the benefits of our Title 1 programs that are provided to all of our students and staff. We will be using Google Meets and will post the link prior to our meeting. We look forward to seeing you! ***You can view our Virtual Town Hall recording by clicking on the logo below. Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff that attended!***
Times for Free Meals Distribution Extending!
Our Food Services Department would like to let you know that we are extending our hours for picking up meals during the week! We will now be serving meals for AAEM students on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00am to 11:00am. On Tuesday, you will receive lunch and breakfast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursday, you will receive lunch and breakfast for Thursday, Friday, and Monday. All meals are free for students! Please make sure your child has their AAEM ID with them. Here is the letter from Ms. Jenny Michael, our Food Service Director.
AAEM is Proud to be an AGREE School!
AAEM is partnering with the Arizona Golden Rule Educational Experiences (AGREE), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide educational experiences with high academic standards that implement the Golden Rule with empathy, respect, civility, and kindness."
You can learn more about AGREE here!
Free WiFi Hotspots Available!
August Scorpion Scholar
Thank you for an amazing start to the school year! Here is our monthly newsletter, the Scorpion Scholar, to give you more information on what's happening around our campus!
Middle School Distribution Days, July 29th and 30th
We will have workbooks available for pickup for our Middle Schoolers on Wednesday, the 29th from 3-5pm and Thursday, the 30th from 8-11am.
Meet the Teacher Day, July 21st!
We will be having our virtual Meet the Teacher Day on July 21st! There will be 3 open sessions being held throughout the day- 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm. A list of links has already been emailed to you, so check your email! If you haven't received an email, please contact the front office to make sure it's updated! Looking forward to seeing you (virtually) on Tuesday!
Click on the image below for a special video!
Curriculum Distribution from Monday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 22nd
We will be distributing curriculum and chromebooks from July 20th through the 22nd from 9am-1pm. We will have an afternoon pick up session for all grades on Wednesday, the 22nd from 3-6pm. To help avoid congestion, we've separated grade levels into each day; the schedule is as follows:
Virtual Town Hall Video Available
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Town Hall! We appreciate your support and confidence during these unprecedented times. If you weren't able to join us live, you can click on the logo below to view the video. Please reach out to us if you have any questions! Principal- Arlene Ramirez- email@example.com; Assistant Principals- Freddy Montoya- firstname.lastname@example.org; Joseph Schiff- email@example.com
Last Day for Summer Meals Program July 22nd
Letter from Mrs. Ramirez-
Please see Mrs. Ramirez's letter regarding the distribution of materials and chromebooks as well as our Meet the Teacher Day!
Important Upcoming Dates
File these dates away as we come closer to starting our new school year! More details to come! Please follow us on Facebook or check your Class Dojo and make sure that your contact information is updated in the front office!
AAEM Start Date is July 23rd!
Governor Ducey, in coordination with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, announced that the first day of school for in-person learning will be delayed until August 17th, 2020. Schools will be able to conduct distance learning before then, should they choose.
Since AAEM will be conducting lessons virtually to begin the school year, our start date will remain as scheduled for July 23rd.
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more guidance.
Virtual Town Hall Recording!
***UPDATE June 24th*** Thank you to all of our parents, students, and staff who were able to join us for our Virtual Town Hall! We loved being able to communicate with our families and staff to get the most updated information out to you. Click here to access the recording to catch up on anything you may have missed! You can also click on the icon above! We will be having another Virtual Town Hall soon!
AAEM will begin the 2020-2021 School Year Online!
Please see our Governing Board's letter below for more information!
Our Front Office is Now Open! Enrollment Information Available and Still Being Accepted!
Our front office is now open from 9am to 1pm for any information you may need! We are also accepting online enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to go to the enrollment page.