Arcadia This Week 4/5/2021

Hello, Arcadia families,

I hope you all enjoyed the break and are ready to be back! This is, in part, a “choose your own adventure” email. Information relevant to everyone is found here, but at the end, there are a number of links to information for specific groups of people. Please check those links for information relevant to your child, especially if you will be in the building on Monday! 

Monday, 4/5: Day 2--In-person school begins (most classes remain online, but staff are in the building--6th grade, see link below)

Forms to Fill Out

Please fill out these forms for your child if you haven’t already done so:

Participation in Spring Testing

Intent to Return

Model Update and Upcoming Schedule

Rice County COVID case rate numbers are at 33.60/10,000 in a two week period. Please be vigilant around masking, distancing, and taking other precautions to control the spread of COVID. We are still planning to be open for in-person school on Monday, and we want to be able to stay open. 

We are going to use local data (numbers inside the school) to determine whether or not we stay open. We have had ZERO cases of COVID inside the building, and we would love to keep it that way! Stay safe, Arcadians!

April 5: In-person model begins (most classes remain online)

April 9 and 16; May 7 and 14: Asynchronous Days (online school only, no in-building)

April 27: Midterm

May 28: Last day of Fourth Quarter

June 1: First day of “May” Term

June 10: Last Day of School and Graduation! (Graduation will be held in the backyard at Arcadia the evening of June 10 for graduates and their families.)


General Announcements

Gertens Fundraiser: Orders Due April 5

Don’t forget to order plants! Here is a link to the online order form to enter your order. If you need me to resend any information, please let me know (

MCA and ACCESS Testing

We will be doing MCA testing at the end of April/early May, and ACCESS testing in early April. If you are doing distance learning and prefer not to participate in these tests, please indicate that here: Participation in Spring Testing

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.

Links for Specific Groups

Students returning to the building: This includes instructions for dropping students off/picking them up, health guidelines, and a lunch update.

6th Grade Families: This includes information about changes to the in-building cohort, 6th grade health class outcomes and plans, and general announcements for 6th graders.

Families of Seniors: This letter contains information about graduation.

7th, 8th, and 10th Grade Health Class: This includes the course outcomes and a brief discussion of the plan for 7th, 8th, and 10th grade health class this quarter.


Upcoming Events

April 20, 6:30-8:30pm: Arcadia Board meeting 


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

April 9 and 16; May 7 and 14: Asynchronous Days (online school only, no in-building)