Arcadia This Week 2/1/2021

Hello, Arcadia families,

Here is what’s up at Arcadia this week! 

Monday, 2/1: Day 1

Tuesday, 2/2: Day 2

Wednesday, 2/3: Day 3

Thursday, 2/4: Day 4

Friday, 2/5: Day 5


Schedule for Third Quarter

Here is our plan for the current quarter. Rice County COVID numbers are slowly decreasing, and staff are slowly getting vaccinated. Most staff who will be in classrooms will have had the opportunity to receive a vaccination prior to the hybrid resuming on February 22nd. We are excited to welcome those students who have chosen the hybrid model back to the building! Note that February 15-17 will be planning days to prepare for that return (no school). We will also be sending out conference sign-up information this week! Conferences will be held February 18-19, and those will be asynchronous learning days to allow teachers to be available for conferences.  

February 1-5: Distance Learning

February 8-12: Distance Learning

February 15-17: No School--planning days for the shift to hybrid

February 18-19: Asynchronous Learning; Spring Conferences

February 22-25: Hybrid Resumes--HS Week

February 26: Catch-up Day (all students; no forward movement in classes, teachers available to help students get caught up)

March 1-5: MS Week

March 8-11: HS Week 

March 12: Asynchronous Learning AND Picture Day!

March 15-19: MS Week

March 19: End of Third Quarter



Grading for 2nd Quarter

Final grades for the second quarter are due February 2nd and will be published for families February 5th. While our grades are typically due the Tuesday following the end of the quarter, distance learning demands more flexibility on our part--and a lot more 1:1 work to support students. This gives students and teachers a bit of breathing room and time to clean up any missing assignments, or other work from the quarter, before final grades are posted. 

Picture Day Rescheduled for March 12th

Sign up for an appointment time here: Picture Day Sign Up

Attendance Form

Please report attendance-related information (appointments, illness) through our website, even during distance learning! Go to “Current Families” and then “ Report an Absence.” You can fill out as much as is relevant. If your child is ill, please make sure to report symptoms, as we are required to track a lot of information on illness this year! If you’d rather just save a link to the form somewhere accessible to you, here is a link to the form.


Mission Spotlight

The Board retreat this past Saturday began the creation of a rubric to support the school’s continual movement toward fulfilling its mission! The Education Committee met to create categories that seemed most relevant to fulfilling the mission. At the retreat, Board members and staff volunteers discussed the rubric categories, considering definitions for the terms used to describe each category, and then attempting to create examples and come up with indicators for each category.

Here are links to materials from this project, developed during the retreat, that may be of interest to you as Arcadia community members. Keep in mind that this process has only just begun! Feel free to email Laura ( or Board Chair, Melanie Cashin (, with your thoughts, questions, resource suggestions, or ideas!

Website with resources about the rubric categories--feel free to send things to Laura to consider adding: 

Arcadia Rubric Resources

Definition of Terms Document

Documentation for the four rubric categories:

Progressive Education

Project Based Learning

Equity and Inclusion

Growth and Transition

Upcoming Events

Feb. 9, 4:00-5:00pm: Finance Committee meeting (online:

Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30pm: Arcadia Board meeting 


Or join by phone: (US) +1 513-796-6467‬ PIN: ‪493 475 105‬#)

March 12: Picture Day (Sign Up Form)