Principal’s Blog

Time to count the rainbows

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”― Charlie Chaplin When we opened the school in August, Thanksgiving break was the furthest thing from our minds. While other schools delayed start dates, we set our sights on opening to in-person learning for as long as possible. We needed time together to solidify relationships, experience a little fun, and inspire one another to engage in learning. Secretly, I was hoping we could make it to […]

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Inspiring Words from Students & Veterans

Yesterday, we recieved a powerful message: We need to do our job. And we need to do it to the best of our ability.  For the last 8 years, our school has observed Veterans Day. This year was no exception. We utilized Zoom to bring students and Veterans together for a conversation. We talked about the abundance of freedoms we enjoy and the hardships these men and women endured. Students shared what they cherish about […]

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Building the Bounce

I have not written a Principal’s Blog since early April. Yikes~ I dropped the ball but I’m picking it back up. Today marks our second day on campus with (almost) all students and it feels incredible! Decked out in costume, students gathered in the outdoor footprint of our old Central Area to celebrate perhaps the most important holiday to kids- Halloween. Halloween at ACS is filled with tradition. Eigth graders host the costume contest, fifth, […]

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Compass COVID Information

COMPASS HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS (2021-2022) 2022-2023 ACS One Pager. 2021-2022 Compass Health and Safety Plan 2021-2022 Compass Health and Safety Plan for Overnight Outdoor Education Guidance for Schools From the Colorado Department of Public Health (updated July 7, 2021) At Home Symptom Screening for Parents and Staff Child/Staff feels unwell after arriving at school Return to Learn:  Guidance Following a Positive COVID-19 Symptom Screen What happens to close contacts?  Who is a close contact? COVID Testing Resources in the Valley – Click here for testing resources throughout the valley.

Connect and Excite

On April 1st, we launched into Distant Learning with brave uncertain teachers, excited uncertain students, and supportive uncertain parents. We set out to accomplish this goal: To connect with students and excite them about learning. A virtual classroom building was built for students to enter each morning and “shake” the principal’s hand by answering the Handshake Question. Teachers created ways to pull their entire class together; forming a safe place for students to share the […]

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