Back to School COVID Protocols (Updated August 3)

  • We will be in-person, five days a week, starting on August 11, 2021
  • Masks are required for staff who are not vaccinated and are strongly recommended for all staff regardless of vaccination status
  • Masks for students are not mandatory at this time but are highly recommended
  • All visitors must wear a mask while in the building regardless of vaccination status
  • AAK is a mask friendly environment and fully supportive of all individuals wearing masks while on our premises
  • Our mask policy may change at any time based on CDC guidance and requirements
  • We will continue to sanitize and disinfect all high touch areas of the school 
  • We will continue to encourage hand washing and have additional handwashing sinks available
  • Students will be encouraged to remain at least 3 feet away from others when possible
  • Outdoor spaces will be used as much as possible
  • Any staff or students experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms need to stay home.  Any students exhibiting symptoms at school will be sent home and will need to be symptom-free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning.  AAK will follow all Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance to determine when students and staff can return to school.  
  • AAK will continue to work with Larimer County Health Department and follow direct guidance when students and staff have been in direct contact, experiencing symptoms, or have been diagnosed with Covid-19.  
  • CDPHE Guidance

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR AAK FAMILIES:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions:  (970) 226-2800 or info@aakelementary.org.

Also, check out our Facebook page to keep in the loop and up-to-date with all school happenings!

Community Resources

  • We know some of our families are struggling because of jobs being lost, etc. We want to share this resource for help with groceries for your family: https://serve68.org/coronavirus-response/  
  • 2-1-1 Colorado consists of multiple organizations across the state to assist with food, shelter and rent for those who qualify. Simply dial 211 from your phone.
  • Colorado Unemployment: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/unemployment
  • Larimer County is offering free testing if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Fill out the form in the link and the county will contact you about when and where the testing site will be held. larimer.org/community-testing

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CALENDAR

Click here for our updated 2021-2022 School Calendar.

 


UNIFORMS

AAK‘s uniform policy has been established to create parity among the students while allowing some artistic expression.

Principal or delegated authority has final discretion regarding the appropriateness of appearance.

Uniform Policy


STUDENT FEES

$150 per student (non-refundable)
$75 for ½ day kindergarten students (non-refundable)

Our Learning Resource
PowerSchool Link:  http://ncaak.powerschool.com
Help with PowerSchool

 


BREAKFAST/LUNCH

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

You can apply for benefits through a paper application (at your school) or an online application, which will be available mid-late July. Complete one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. If you apply online, please select the Charter School Institute SFA as your school district.

English: Apply Now

Spanish: Apply Now

Meals must be ordered and paid for online at michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net at 48 hours in advance.  For more information about setting up an account, click here.  If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch please contact Jada Kankel at jkankel@aakelementary.org after you have set up your account. 

 UPDATED FOR 21-22

All students will receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).


ACADEMY OF ARTS & KNOWLEDGE

2021-22 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST


Please let us know if you need any assistance in purchasing school supplies. Click here for a printable PDF of the 2021-2022 School Supply List


KINDERGARTEN  

1 set of headphones (no earbuds please) 

1 box of No. 2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened 

1 box of crayons, 16 count 

1 box of washable markers, 10 count 

1 pack of Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

1 pair blunt-tip scissors, child size 

6 glue sticks 

1 personal manual pencil sharpener  

1 supply box or bag 

1 “primary” composition notebook 

1 folder with pockets 

1 ream of white copy paper 

1 pack of construction paper 

1 tissue box 

1 container of disinfectant wipes 

1 roll of paper towels

3 packs of baby wipes, unscented 

1 washable watercolor paint set, 8 color count

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**

Optional donations:

White copy paper

Colored copy paper

Laminating sheets

Zip-top bags, any size (sandwich, quart, gallon)

Play-Doh

FIRST GRADE     

1 crayons, 24 count

1 washable markers, 8 count

1 colored pencils

1 washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

2 pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

8 glue sticks

1 blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 erasers

1 hard plastic supply box

1 red composition notebook

1 yellow composition notebook

1 blue composition notebook

1  folder with pockets

1 set of headphones (no earbuds please)

4 reams white copy paper

1 tissue box

1 packs baby wipes, unscented

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**

SECOND GRADE   

1 pack pencils 8-12 count

2 crayons, 24 count

1 washable marker, 8 count

1 colored pencils

1 washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

8 glue sticks

1 blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 erasers

1 hard plastic supply box

1 yellow composition notebook, wide-ruled

1 red composition notebook, wide-ruled 

 1 blue composition notebook, wide-ruled  

 1 green composition notebook, wide-ruled  

1 blue pocket folder

1 pocket folder, your choice

Headphones (no ear buds)

4 reams white copy paper

1 pack lined writing paper, wide-ruled

2 tissue boxes

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 packs baby wipes, unscented

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**


THIRD GRADE 

1 pack no.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

4 highlighters

1-3 pack of Post-it notes (3inx3in)

3 plastic pocket folders, any 3 different colors

1 box of 24 count crayons

1 box of 8 count washable markers

1 box of 8 colored pencils

1 small pencil sharpener for pencil box

2 pack Expo dry erase markers (4 count)

3 glue sticks

1 blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 pink erasers

1 boxes eraser caps

1 supply box or bag

4 Composition notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green)

4 reams white copy paper

1 pack Astrobrights paper (any colors)

1 Recorder (available at Boomer’s Music)

1 Recorder book, IT’S RECORDER TIME

1 tissue box

1 bottle of hand sanitizer

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 packs baby wipes, unscented

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**

FOURTH GRADE    

2 boxes no.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened, no “fun pencils” please

1 crayons, 24 count

1 washable marker, 8 count

1 colored pencils, 12 count

1 multi-color pack of highlighters

1 pack Expo dry erase markers, 6 count

3 Glue sticks

1 child scissors

2 erasers

1 ruler  (please no folding or bracelet rulers)

1 supply box ( without a lock)

1 red spiral notebook

1 blue spiral notebook

1 yellow spiral notebook

1 purple spiral notebook

1 green composition notebook

1 red pocket folder

1 blue pocket folder

1 yellow pocket folder

1 green pocket folder

1 purple pocket folder

1 pocket folder, your choice- homework folder

1 package of 3×5 index cards – white only please

4 reams white copy paper

2 packs lined writing paper, hole-punched

1 package of colored copy paper

1- ½ inch 3-ring binder

2 tissue boxes

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 packs baby wipes, unscented

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**

Optional for donation:

     Post – it Easel Pad Paper (25” x 30”)

     1 pack of Post – it notes

FIFTH GRADE     

2 boxes no.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened, no “fun pencils” please

1 crayons, 24 count

1 washable marker, 8 count

1 colored pencils, 12 count

1 multi-color pack of highlighters

1 pack Expo dry erase markers, 6 count

3 Glue sticks

1 child scissors

2 erasers

1 ruler  (please no folding or bracelet rulers)

1 safety point plastic compass (5TH GRADE ONLY)

1 supply box ( without a lock)

1 red spiral notebook

1 blue spiral notebook

1 yellow spiral notebook

1 purple spiral notebook

1 Composition notebook

1 red pocket folder

1 blue pocket folder

1 yellow pocket folder

1 green pocket folder

1 purple pocket folder

1 pocket folder, your choice- homework folder

1 package of 3×5 index cards – white only please

4 reams white copy paper

2 packs lined writing paper, hole-punched

1- ½ inch 3-ring binder

2 tissue boxes

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 packs baby wipes, unscented

** There will be no communal supplies.  Please LABEL all of your child’s belongings.**

Optional for donation:

     Post – it Easel Pad Paper (25” x 30”)

     1 pack of Post – it notes


Notice of Asbestos-Free Building

Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, and Building Occupants,

In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requiring
schools to inspect and identify any asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). We are
pleased to announce Academy of Arts & Knowledge is an asbestos-free school.

The law further requires all schools to have an asbestos management plan. Academy of Arts & Knowledge
has an asbestos management plan available for review in the administrative
office at 4512 McMurry Drive.  Rick Bolton is our designated asbestos program coordinator, and all inquiries regarding the asbestos plan and asbestos-related issues should be directed to Rick Bolton at rick.bolton@coloradoearlycolleges.org.