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Mark Your Calendar!


  • Mon., Dec. 19 @ 11 am.: KG3 - 1st grd. Holiday Show

  • Tues., Dec. 20 @ 2 pm.: 2nd - 5th grd. Holiday Show

  • Wed., Dec. 21: Last Day of Semester 1 - Early Dismissal at 12 noon

  • Thurs., Jan. 12: First Day of Semester 2

Message from the Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you plan on traveling before the last day of school, please inform both your child's classroom teacher the the level secretary. Please see our policy as stated in the ES Handbook:

Pre- and Post-Holiday/School Vacation Absences

In order to maximize student/teacher contact and prevent teaching opportunities lost because of partial class attendance, absences immediately preceding and following a school holiday/school vacation will not be approved for students and will be considered as unexcused absences. Semester exams/tests will not be given early.

Excused vs. Unexcused Absences

Students can receive Excused Absences provided that they:

  • Provide a medical excuse within 24 hours of the absence and inform the school on the day of the absence that student is ill;

  • Provide a written letter from a sports federation at least three days in advance of the absence to the ES Secretary who will then inform the teachers involved to prepare missing assignments. All assignments must be turned in upon return from the tournament.

  • All other absences are considered unexcused.

  • In some cases, if a parent and student request permission for absences a minimum of 7 days before the planned absence, the Principal may excuse student absences for a maximum of 5 days in a given academic calendar year; however, no absences can be excused during exam days.

Thank you for your support and cooperation!

With gratitude -

Maria Inarra

ES Principal


Home Learning

What is it?:

Home Learning should be the self-directed extension and connection of what is learned in school to students’ daily lives with the purpose of encouraging lifelong learning.

Our Philosophy:

We are saying “no” to homework and “yes” to home learning and managing time on other productive activities, especially reading and math facts, physical activities and spending quality time with family.

Home Learning Resources:

Students will have resources (online games, websites, activities, etc.) available on the ACS website in order for them to be able to access in case they want to extend their learning.

Daily Home Reading Expectations:

  • KG5 & 1st grade: 10 minutes

  • 2nd & 3rd grade: 15 minutes

  • 4th & 5th grade: 20 minutes


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