Announcements

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration and Welcome

posted Jan 15, 2021, 3:33 PM by Kira Alexander

Please join us on Tuesday, January 26 between 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to drive-thru and pick up lots of fun activities for your pre-Kindergartener. Meet the teachers and principals as well as ask any questions. We will have registration packets ready to go. We even have a FREE book for every pre-Kinder and a prize. Let's get your 5 year old excited and ready for school! See Facebook or our Kinder website for more information. https://sites.google.com/wesdschools.org/ackinder

Join in the fun***12 Days of December

posted Dec 1, 2020, 9:36 AM by Kira Alexander   [ updated Dec 1, 2020, 9:41 AM ]

Wow! Can you believe it is December already? Even though we are all learning virtually, we still want everyone to be able to get into the holiday spirit! For the next 12 school days of December, all teachers and students will be invited to attend their Google Meets sessions wearing their themed outfit for that day!

 We will announce the weekly spirit days on Facebook as well as on announcements each day (or see attachment). Please see the attached schedule so you can start planning your outfits!

 We would love to see your creativity, so please send any pictures of your students that you don’t mind being shared on our awesome Acacia Facebook page to: stacey.sallee@wesdschools.org

 Feel free to reach out to the Acacia Office if you have any questions. 602-896-5000.

Virtual Learning starts November 23

posted Nov 24, 2020, 1:39 PM by Kira Alexander

Thank you for your continued flexibility, support, and willingness to partner with us during this unique time in your child’s educational journey.  Here are the changes that will be occurring with our instruction beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. 

 The Washington Elementary School District follows the matrix from the state and local health officials, the Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction to determine the appropriate learning model for our students. Because we have not seen a substantial decrease in benchmarks, students in the Hybrid A/B Learning Model will return to Online Distance Learning five days a week beginning Monday, November 23.   

 Important information to know:

·         Students that attended in person (HYBRID) will continue to receive instruction from their in person teacher in a VIRTUAL format (5 days per week).  This means that students will no longer be coming on campus for instruction.  Because all instruction is done virtually, students must report to their classes each day at 8:15 a.m. then follow their schedule on Google Calendar.  Check for papers that went home with students with directions.

·         Students that attended ONLINE will continue to receive instruction from their ONLINE teacher.  No changes will be made to their schedule.

·         Please continue to pay attention to district and school communication including emails, outdials, and social media posts for the most up to date information.

·         Daily attendance continues to be important.  Please help us by ensuring that your child attends all classes throughout the day, using Google Calendar and Google Meets.

·         Work completion is equally important.  Please support your child’s academic progress by ensuring that they are completing their work assigned through Google Classroom in a timely manner.

·         If you have not already done so, please take a moment to like our Acacia Facebook page and check our website (Acacia.wesdschools.org) for updates.

·         As always, we have a team of staff members who are eager and willing to help with any difficulty you may face.  Feel free to reach out directly to your child’s teacher by email or contact the front office (602-896-5000).

I know this is a difficult time.  We will miss seeing Acacia A+++ students in our building but look forward to the day when we can safely return to in person learning.

 

myOn Assignment; 20 minutes of Reading every night

posted Nov 13, 2020, 12:06 PM by Kira Alexander   [ updated Nov 13, 2020, 12:12 PM ]

We are very fortunate to have a supplemental reading program at Acacia that allows your students to access many books from home.  The myON program also allows us to set students reading at their individual independent reading level (where they read without difficulty). It then bumps the levels up so that our child grows in their reading level and comprehension. This program gathers information about your child’s reading and helps the teacher pinpoint areas of individual improvement. The program also takes the place of the “reading log” as it keeps track of all reading.

This has been my real “Assignment” for the past 19 years and all students have been pretested and trained to do this online program at home.  I am asking that each student read at least 20 minutes a night on our program.  This equals 100 minutes a week! Because we know nights can be busy for families, we have added the entire weekend to the count. This is another reason we searched for something easy that can be done anywhere with a Chromebook. Of course, we know that books in your hands are wonderful and encourage students to read these after their 20 minutes or more. I am such a firm believer in reading outside of the school day. I am also a mom, and have seen the success for my own children as they pursued their careers. As always, please reach out if you have any questions! 

Early Dismissal @ 1:45 p.m.

posted Oct 27, 2020, 10:05 AM by Kira Alexander

Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. October 27, 28, 29, and 30 
Parent/Teacher Conferences Dismissal Time 1:45 p.m. 
martes, miércoles, jueves & viernes 27, 28, 29 y 30 de octubre 
Conferencias de Padres/Maestros Hora de Despido Temprano 1:45 p.m. 
Tuesday October 27: Group B students on campus with early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. All On-site students picked up at 1:45 p.m. Virtual student classes end at 1:45 p.m. 
*Martes, 27 de octubre: Estudiantes del Grupo B en la propiedad con despido temprano a la 1:45 p.m. Todos los estudiantes en la Escuela deberán ser recogidos a la 1:45 p.m. Clases virtuales para los estudiantes terminan a la 1:45 p.m. 
Wednesday October 28: All students — early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. including On-site students *Miércoles, 28 de octubre: Todos los estudiantes — despido temprano a la 1:45 p.m. incluyendo a los estudiantes en la Escuela 
Thursday October 29: Group A students on campus with early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. All On-site students picked up at 1:45 p.m. Virtual student classes end at 1:45 p.m. 
*Jueves, 29 de octubre: Estudiantes del Grupo A en la propiedad con despido temprano a la 1:45 p.m. Todos los estudiantes en la Escuela deberán ser recogidos a la 1:45 p.m. Clases virtuales para los estudiantes terminan a la 1:45 p.m.
Friday October 30: Group B students on campus with early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. All On-site students picked up at 1:45 p.m. Virtual student classes end at 1:45 p.m. 
*Viernes, 30 de octubre: Estudiantes del Grupo B en la propiedad con despido temprano a la 1:45 p.m. Todos los estudiantes en la Escuela deberán ser recogidos a la 1:45 p.m. Clases virtuales para los estudiantes terminan a la 1:45 p.m.

Welcome Back to Campus 10/19/2020

posted Oct 18, 2020, 12:40 PM by Kira Alexander   [ updated Oct 18, 2020, 12:41 PM ]

It's time for students to return in the model you've chosen as parents. Please don't hesitate to call the office if you have questions. We've missed our families! Please stay safe and well!
  • Group A students will attend school in person (Monday/Thursday) and log in to their Google classroom for their assignments (Tuesday/Friday). Teachers will be taking attendance, even on the independent days, so students must log in.

    Group B students will log in to their Google classroom for their assignments (Monday/Thursday) and attend school in person (Tuesday/Friday). Teachers will be taking attendance, even on the independent days, so students must log in.

    Early Release Wednesday:  Group A and B students will participate in distance learning with their assigned teacher(s).  They will follow the schedule posted on their teacher’s Google classroom.  The day will include a combination of live lessons with the teacher as well as independent work. 

    Distance Learning students will log into their Google classroom each day, as they have done for the first nine weeks of the school year.

Labor Day Holiday

posted Sep 4, 2020, 2:12 PM by Kira Alexander

No School on Monday, September 7, 2020 for the Labor Day Holiday.
Enjoy time with your families!

Technology Support

posted Sep 4, 2020, 12:27 PM by Kira Alexander

Did you know there is a website for Family Tech Support on the WESD webpage? Just copy and paste the link into your browser for "How-to Videos" and signing in to Chromebook as well as navigating ParentVue. 
https://www.wesdschools.org/familytechsupport


Meet the Teacher*Virtual

posted Aug 4, 2020, 10:00 AM by Kira Alexander

You won't want to miss this so mark your calendar for Thursday, August 6, 2020! 
4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
We are so excited for students and parents to meet your teachers!
We are offering two different virtual sessions for you to choose from. *****It is important to join your session right at 4:00 or 6:00 (meeting start times) to get all of the information. Our teachers will be emailing you with information on how to join the meeting. ********Important information about schedules and other topics will be presented at this time.************
Please note: If you have several children at Acacia, you will be able to have the teacher presentations running on each of your child's Chromebooks at the same time to view multiple meetings.

ChromeBook Sign-out

posted Aug 4, 2020, 7:26 AM by Kira Alexander   [ updated Aug 4, 2020, 9:56 AM ]

If you missed Chromebook sign-out in July, it's not too late to sign one out for your Acacia student. We will be available August 4-6 from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the office. Just knock on the front door and Ms. Dominique will be there to help you. Call the office if you have any questions 602-896-5000. We want all students to have a fun and successful school year.

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