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Back to School Guidelines

Thank you for your continued support of our school, patience, and understanding during these unprecedented times. As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we know the physical environment will look different; however, our mission of teaching the whole child through a Christ-centered environment and encouraging all students to reach their full potential by building character, fostering community, and creating lifelong learners will remain the same. We are looking forward to welcoming students to in-person instruction in our classrooms on August 11th unless communicated otherwise.

As you read through the guidelines, you will note that masks are expected to be worn by any person who can be reasonably expected to wear a mask. This includes students, teachers, and staff members. There is not a uniform policy concerning masks.

Click the image to view the Diocesan Guidelines for Returning to Schools followed by Annunciation Catholic School's plan to abide by these guidelines.

COVID-19 Update as of June 15, 2020

Dear Parents,

We, at Annunciation Catholic School, are preparing to re-open school and receive students on August 11th as published in our 2020-21 school calendar. We are working in consultation with the diocesan Office of Education and a diocesan task force established to create guidelines for Catholic Schools that adhere to CDC and state requirements. We will create guidelines for ACS based on the diocesan guidelines. We will publish those guidelines once developed. Please be assured that developing a plan for the safe return of students and staff is the first priority for us this summer as we navigate the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your support.
Joni House, Principal

8th Grade Photography Show

Our 8th grade students started a photography unit with Mrs. McDill at the start of the second semester. They did not let COVID-19 slow them down in completing this unit. Students took beautiful photographs which have been showcased below on the Columbus Arts Council website. 📸

Click the headline of this post to view their photos.

End of the Year Updates

Good Morning ACS Parents/Guardians,

It is so hard to believe that we are ending our 2019-2020 school year this way. Thank you all so much for going above and beyond as we made the transition to distance learning for our final quarter of this school year. We know how hard you have all worked, and we know that the efforts you have put in have helped ensure that our students continued learning and growing even though they were not physically in our schools.

Below you will find calendar information to end the school year as well as the schedule for drop off/pick up of any items that need to be returned/picked up to/from school [textbooks, library books, Catholic Relief Service (CSR rice bowls), harnesses, time capsules (3rd grade Prewitt), office paperwork, payments for outstanding balances, enrollment forms, etc.] Also, please follow the specific guidelines below to ensure safety of all.

May 11 - 15 Make up assignments as needed. Any assignments not completed by May 15th will be a zero. To reassure that your child(ren) does not have assignments to complete you are welcome to contact his or her teacher.

May 15 Virtual Field Day posted on our YouTube channel and Facebook. I will also send a text with link.

May 18 - May 22 Drop Off/Pick Up supplies following schedule below and guidelines

Monday, May 18 12:00 - 6:00 (Last Name A-C)

Tuesday, May 19 12:00 - 6:00 (Last Name D-H)

Wednesday, May 20 12:00 - 6:00 (Last Name I-P)

Thursday, May 21 12:00 - 6:00 (Last Name R-Z)

Friday, May 22 12:00 - 3:00 make up

Guidelines for drop off/pick up to ensure safety of all.

1.one adult only per family (no children)
2.a mask must be worn
3.enter using glass doors to the left of the main office doors, the doors that lead to the brick pathway to the gym (a sign will be posted)
4.use hand sanitizer upon entering
5.a safe distance of six feet needs to be kept at all times
6.drop office items in designated baskets and/or complete enrollment form
7.go to cafeteria and locate bag for pick up (tables are labeled with grade/teacher names and bags with last name)
8.drop off items in designated areas and/or tables where student bag was located
9.use hand sanitizer by exit doors located towards elementary building (previous office area) then exit through the gate

We miss all of you but to ensure the safety of all refrain from socializing. Thank you in advance for your cooperation to drop off/pick up materials in a timely and safe manner.

May 20 Talent Showcase, look for posts on Instagram and Facebook

May 21 8:30 Virtual Awards Day, I will email link out to video, Mrs. Ford will be emailing those of you whose child(ren) are receiving an award

May 22 8th grade slide show on YouTube, Facebook and annunciationcatholicschool.org, report cards emailed

You all remain in our thoughts and prayers, especially those essential, front line workers who continue to risk their own health for the health of others. We have so many helping professionals in our ACS family, and we are blessed to have you on this planet to do God's work. ACS family, stay safe, stay home, stay healthy and stay positive.

God is in Control!

Joni House

Principal Annunciation Catholic School

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Calendar

Uniforms and Accessories
Date: 7/13/2020, 12:30 PM 5:30 PM
Location: ACS GYM
Faculty and Staff Return
Date: 8/3/2020
Come and Go
Date: 8/6/2020, 3 PM 6 PM
New Parent Orientation
Date: 8/6/2020, 6 PM
First Day of School
Date: 8/11/2020