Arcadia This Week 5/3/2022

Hello, Arcadia families, students, and friends,

Here’s what we are up to this week–in addition to Teacher Appreciation Week! :)

A quick overview, I’m covering:

  1. Covid Update–Masks Required

  2. 8th Grade Night (7:00pm on Tuesday, 5/3)

  3. Arcadia Online Store

  4. Authorizer Contract

  5. Intent to Return

  6. Volunteer Opportunities (help with Gertens needed!)

  7. MCA Testing (make-up tests this week)

  8. Upcoming Events


Monday, 5/2: Day 6, Asynchronous Day

Tuesday, 5/3: Day 1

–MCA make-up testing: MS Reading (6 & 7) and Science (8), 8:15am in 250

–8th Grade Night, 7:00-8:30pm, at Arcadia 

Wednesday, 5/4: Day 2

–MCA make-up testing: MS Math (6-8), 8:15am in 250

Thursday, 5/5: Day 3

–MCA make-up testing: MS Reading (8), 8:15am in 250

–Gertens Flower Pick-Up, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Arcadia’s back parking lot

–Arcadia’s Spring Play, 7:30pm, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 


Friday, 5/6: Day 4


COVID Update **masks required**

As you may recall, our policies around COVID-19 mitigation were based on two criteria:

  1. The COVID-19 Community Level staying low, and

  2. Arcadia’s Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) rate staying below 5%

Unfortunately, due to an increase in our Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) rate, we are moving to masks required, starting today. The mask requirement is based on having an ILI above 5%, and will stay in place until our ILI stays under 5% for two weeks. (The ILI just went over 5% yesterday, so we’re hoping we can prevent any new cases, and then be back to optional masks before the end of the year.)

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past week (Gail has reached out to close contacts, so if you have not heard from her, you are not considered a close contact, and there is nothing else you need to do at this time). Other illnesses (like actual influenza) are also present in the community. We received a new shipment of CUE tests, and we have BD Veritor and Binax tests available for students.

Rice County’s COVID-19 Community Level from the CDC remains low. However, the COVID-19 case rate has risen to 100.04/10,000 in the one-week period ending 5/1/2022. 

8th Grade Night

8th Grade Night is back! 8th graders and their families, join us on May 3rd from 7:00-8:30pm to learn all about the high school program at Arcadia! This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the high school advisors and ask any questions you may have. 

Arcadia Online Store

Expand your Arcadia wardrobe! Usually, once in the fall and once in the spring, we work with Larson Printing in Northfield to offer Arcadia logo clothing and other items. This is not a fundraiser, but it is good marketing! This year, tote bags and backpacks are unavailable, so they are not included in the catalog, but there is a wide variety of clothing items! 

Enter the store here:

Then put in the entry code: ARC22

Authorizer Contract

The next five-year contract is nearly complete! I have been working with Dr. Hillmann to finish a few small details, but I am looking forward to turning it all over to the Northfield School Board for approval by Wednesday afternoon. They will do a first reading at their meeting on May 9th, and then, if they find it acceptable, approve it at their meeting on May 23rd!

Student Intent to Return

Notify us here: Student Intent to Return Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Gertens flowers are arriving on Thursday! We will need help getting them sorted and distributed! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Laura, or sign up here:

We would appreciate help with lunch every day, if you are available! Here is a signup for that:

MCA Testing

Students who missed a test in the past two weeks will be asked to make them up this week, between Tuesday and Thursday. 

Upcoming Events

May 3, 7:00-8:30pm: 8th Grade Night

May 5, 5:00-7:00pm: Gertens Flower Pick-up (in Arcadia’s back parking lot)

May 5-7, 7:30pm: Arcadia’s Spring Show: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

May 10, 6:30pm: Senior Presentation Night, Part 1

May 12: MS Field Trip to Children’s Theater: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

May 12, 6:30pm: Senior Presentation Night, Part 2

May 17, 6:30pm: Arcadia School Board Meeting, in person or online:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 650-466-6043‬ PIN: ‪232 545 378‬#

May 20: End of 4th Quarter

May 23: First Day of May Term

Have a great week!