News & Updates

Spring Musical Podcast Edition

This year's musical is T-Bone, Torrey and Samantha Get Lost in Time.  This is an ASA original musical written by Ben Mulhern.   This is ASA’s second time performing this musical, but our first time doing a podcast edition.  Episodes will be released twice a week...

Summer School Interest Survey

ASA Families, Please check out this survey about possibly offering summer programming beyond Targeted Services and ESY.  We are looking for feedback before Apr 2.  Thanks! https://forms.gle/SpnVHTDHSr7kL29G6 ASA Admin Team

Quarantine/Vaccination Clarification

ASA Families, Just wanted to help clarify some guidance we have received from the Dept of Health regarding close contact quarantines and those who are vaccinated. Currently, there is not enough research for them to verify that someone who is vaccinated/had covid is...

Looking for Subs and Lunch Attendant/Beforecare

ASA Families: If you know someone who can qualify for a short call sub license (4 year degree, background check) and is looking to be in the sub pool, we are always looking for people to sub for classes as needed.  Currently we are paying $130 a day for subs. We are...

MDE: Letter to Families – Statewide Assessments

Dear Families, The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) annually administers statewide assessments. They are designed to provide the state, districts, and schools with a snapshot of student progress towards meeting the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards. MDE is...

Spring Break Reminder

ASA Families - Just a reminder that spring break is approaching on March 15-19.  We know it's been a long year and with the weather getting better, people are going to want to get outside or do some traveling.  However, we wanted to stress to all families that covid...

Middle School in Distance Mar 1 – Mar 12

Covid exposures are a serious issue and unfortunately at this time ASA does not have the substitute capacity to have 7 staff all out of the building at the same time.  Due to the nature of the exposure, the best option for containing this exposure as quickly as...

Urgent – Covid Exposure 5th Grade

As sent via Skyward: Hello ASA Families, We learned this morning of a positive covid case in the 5th grade.  Unfortunately, due to our class setup that means staff for 5/6 and specials are all potentially close contacts.  If you are the parent of a 5th or 6th grade...

Updates

With a new site comes new updates.  We are still adding additional content weekly to the site when time allows.  Please make sure to check out some of the new material as it will likely answer questions for some parents.  There is a new Arts and Science Integration...

School Uniforms

Every once in a while we get questions/comments about school uniforms.  At ASA we do have a uniform requirement which is posted in each building.  While opinions and evidence related to uniforms is mixed, we believe the balance of evidence is more in favor of uniforms...