Find our Hybrid/Distant Learning Plan here, this will begin October 19, 2020. 

Find our Distance Learning Plan here.

Find our Mitigation Plan here.

Find our Student Face Mask Policy here.

Find our Arizona Department of Education Parental Rights Handbook here.

Find the Safely Returning to In-Person Learning from ADE here.

All Aboard Update
07-31-2020

All Aboard Families,

We will soon be introducing on-site supervision opportunities compensated for by the school at Boys and Girls Club of the valley or At Teach and Play for students who need a place to go during All Aboard’s school day while we conduct online/remote learning. These on-site opportunities are at the direction of Governor Ducey’s Executive Order.

Note: that on-site (Boys and Girls Club of the valley or At Teach and Play) will be available for students on Monday, August 17, 2020 and allow students to go, log-in, and work on their online coursework in a supervised environment. These on-site opportunities are NOT the same as an engaging classroom environment and do not include in-person instruction by a certified teacher.

The intention of the Governor’s Order is to serve the more vulnerable high-risk students in our district such as the children of first responders, those with special education services, English language learners (ELL), or homeless and foster care students.

You may register online at the most convenient location of the Boys and Girls Club.

or

You may register in person with At Teach and Play. Their phone number is (602) 973-1405.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey that was emailed to all families on 7/31/2020 to better understand your needs and how we can best serve you. This will allow us to understand the needs for on-site opportunities until schools can physically re-open to regular classroom instruction.

If you need further information please contact us. Thank you for your support as we navigate these challenges.

All Aboard Administration

07-29-2020

All Aboard Families,

As we shared with you by way of phone calls last week. We will soon be introducing on-site opportunities at Boys and Girls Club or At Teach and Play for students who need a place to go during the school day while we conduct online/remote learning. These on-site opportunities are at the direction of Governor Ducey’s July 23 Executive Order.

Note that on-site spaces will open on August 17 and allow students a safe place to come, log-in, and work on their online coursework in a supervised environment. The on-site opportunities are NOT the same as an engaging classroom environment and do not include in-person instruction by a certified teacher.

The intention of the Governor’s Order is that we serve the more vulnerable high-risk students in our district, such as the children of first responders, those with special education services, English language learners (ELL) or homeless and foster care students.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our phone survey to better understand your needs and how we can serve you. This allowed us to understand your needs of on-site opportunities until schools can physically re-open to regular classroom instruction.

This is a reminder to parents of your legal obligations under statute A.R.S. 15-802 that your children are participating in school and are following the details of the expected level of student engagement in distant learning as indicated in our “Distance Learning Plan.”

Thank you for your support!

All Aboard Administrators

07-07-2020
Dear All Aboard Families,
We know you are eager to know what the new school year will look like for your family, especially after Governor Ducey’s announcement last week to push back the start of the physical school year. We are excited that our school year will still begin as planned on Monday, August 3 in an all distance learning environment. This was one of the contingency plans that our Committee had been diligently working through over the past two months, in addition to our work developing safe plans for our physical return to school.
During the first week of our school year, August 3-7, we will provide a half day of instruction to all students to allow them to acclimate and ease into this completely distance learning environment. Throughout the duration of these five days we will focus on getting to know each other, social and emotional support for students along with our school wide assessments, and a few academic subjects. All of these activities will help us move forward with this school year. These half days will also allow us to implement our plan to support technology and connectivity needs of our students.
You will be hearing more from us on what online platform will be used, what you can expect from our distance learning environment and how instruction will be different than what you may have experienced at the end of last school year. In addition, you may also find information on our website, emails, Facebook and Class Dojo.
As we continue to monitor our environment and take guidance from Maricopa County Health Department, Governor Ducey and CDC, we will update you on our scheduled date to return to physical learning. In preparation for that time, we will introduce future choice models through our plan to return to school so that each family can review information and select the educational experience that is best for their child.
We know this time of uncertainty feels daunting, but we cannot wait to reconnect with your family, even if that connection will begin through a computer screen. Our team of educators and support staff are ready to partner with your family academically, socially and emotionally to ensure that your child is successful at the start of the new school year. As always, email or call us or reach out to us through Class Dojo (for our families that already have accounts) and visit our website for information regarding our school plans.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to continue to serve you and for entrusting us with your child’s educational journey.
Sincerely,
Rhonda Newton
06-01-2020
Dear All Aboard Charter School Parents & Guardians,

We have completed another school year. The last seven weeks of this school year were very challenging and different for all of us. Our school year ended on May 15, 2020. We want to address report cards and reopening for the next school year.
The following Report Card Expectations for Kindergarten through fifth grade students were established:
● 4th Quarter Report Card Grades will remain the same as the 3rd quarter grades, this does not impact a child’s school record. Assessment will be given at the beginning of the next school year to assess the gaps that students have.
●We released the 4th quarter remote online learning points received, these are based on the assessments that the students were assigned, completed and submitted during the remote/online learning opportunities provided. These calculations are for you to have for your records of what your child completed during these 7 weeks of remote/online learning.
● Kindergarten report cards are based on skills that ensure essential learning standards. Your child’s teacher continued to provide remote/online learning opportunities. The teacher reached out to each family at the end of the remote/online learning to assess each child.
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released a Roadmap for Reopening Schools. The document serves as a guide for schools and districts across the state by detailing strategies for preparing to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. We appreciate the support of State Superintendent Hoffman and the team that worked to compile the document given so many unknowns.
In preparation for this release, All Aboard Charter School has been working on our own plans, which take into account multiple variables for a safe start to the new school year. Depending on data from state and local health agencies, our start may include: a normal schedule with increased sanitation and cleanliness measures; a modified schedule so fewer students are present on campus each day; or an online remote learning schedule with grading and assessment that mirrors the traditional classroom expectations. We recognize that no matter which plan we move forward with to start the new year, we will need to be flexible enough to move in between plans through the course of the year, if needed.
For now, we want parents to know that we want nothing more than to have our students safely back in school on August 3, learning in an environment that is most conducive to their individual needs. We are doing all that we can to ensure our campuses are clean, our staff members are trained and comfortable with new sanitation procedures, and that our school models can sustainably protect the safety of our students and staff.
The first day of school is just two months away, but in pandemic days, we know that much can still change in our communities to either increase or slow the spread of the coronavirus. Given the rapidly changing environment, we are not yet ready to make a commitment to how the first day of school will look or feel for our students and staff. What we can commit to is the following:
• In early July, we will provide you with all the details you’ll need on how we plan to start the new school year. Until then, we will continue to monitor our ever changing environment, refine all return to school options and stay in contact with ADE and health officials.
• Soon we will be submitting our CARES Act application, as well as other reimbursable grants, that will allow us to secure funding for increased safety measures, like masks, hand sanitizer, sneeze guards and machines that deep clean our facilities.
• Next week, our Office will reopen to the public, by appointment, with appropriate physical distancing and sanitation standards in place.
Safety always has been, and always will be, our number one priority. If at any time we see an increase in the spread of coronavirus through our community or we do not feel that safety standards are being maintained, we are prepared to suspend services or modify our plans for reopening. We appreciate our parents and community partners for providing us with feedback, encouragement, and support as we continue to keep our focus on our students.
As always, we welcome the opportunity to hear from you. Reach out to us through or you can email us allaboardcharterschool@cox.net
Our hope, is that you remain healthy and safe.
Thank you,

All Aboard Charter School
Executive Director
03-30-2020

To: All Aboard Families

This is a current update from the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year. The extension follows updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an announcement from the White House extending physical distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020.

Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman released the following joint statement:

“In alignment with yesterday’s updated federal guidance, today we are announcing the extension of school closures through the remainder of the school year. Today’s announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they can plan and make decisions. While this isn’t the outcome any of us wanted, we are grateful for the partnership of schools around the state, who have stepped up to offer virtual and take-home learning opportunities for our students. These efforts are crucial, and we recognize that schools are making every effort possible to continue providing instruction during closures. We also thank our legislative partners for passing legislation ensuring all educators and staff see no disruption in pay. Our number one priority will continue to be health and safety, and we will continue to work closely with public health officials to make the best decisions for kids, families, and our school communities.”

This is from All Aboard Charter School

Today we are beginning our distance/online learning that will carry us through the end of the school year. We will all work together to make this as successful as possible. We will need to be patient and flexible during this time of learning. When you picked up your child’s materials last Friday, we gave you everything you will need for the next 7 weeks of learning. This should carry us through the end of the school year.

Thank you again for your patience and support through these challenging times. Most importantly, please be sure to keep you and your family safe by following all recommended precautions from local, state, and federal authorities. This certainly is an unusual time, but we will successfully navigate it, together, as a community.

All Aboard Charter School

03/30/2020

Dear All Aboard Charter School Parents & Guardians,

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the mandated school closure caused by the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. We hope you and your family members are staying healthy.

We want to provide you with an update for the next couple of weeks. As you know, all Arizona schools will remain closed until at least April 10, 2020. When or if we receive an update from state officials about the closure, we will pass that on to our community as soon as we can.

Thank you for picking up learning materials last Friday. Your child has been given a flexible schedule to work on his/her learning assignments. We will be communicating with you through www.classdojo.com, phone, email, our Facebook page and website (allaboardcharterschool@cox.com), .

We want to provide you with some updates and reminders:

To locate where free breakfast and lunches are being given out contact azed.gov or www.azhealthzone.org/summerfood/
All events that were scheduled for this school year have been postponed.
All state testing has been suspended at this time.
MARCH 30, 2020 we will begin our off campus learning. This is distance learning for all students, to allow learning to continue.
MARCH 30, 2020: at this time Teacher’s hours will be from 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Monday – Thursday and from 8:00a.m. -11:00a.m. on Fridays. This is a time for you to talk to them, for the children to get on and get clarification or help, really anything you need. They will be available during these times.
Teachers platform/communication board: www.classdojo.com
Online learning sites:

K – 5th grade Pearson Realize (Reading & Math): pearsonrealize.com
2nd -5th grade Success Maker: bit.ly/smaacs
K & 1 grade intervention club: Success Maker: bit.ly/smaacs

Teachers emails:

Kindergarten: smathis@allaboardcharter.com
1st grade: efrazier@allaboardcharter.com and mrivera@allaboardcharter.com
2nd grade: rmiller@allaboardcharter.com
3rd – 5th reading: scrisp@allaboardcharter.com
3rd – 5th grammar and writing: ahenderson@allaboardcharter.com
3rd – 5th math: ejohnson@allaboardcharter.com

For information on the COVID19, go to www.azdhs.gov or www.cdc.gov
Remember this is a new way of teaching and learning for all of us. We need to be patient and understanding with each other and our children. Our thoughts continue to be with our students and families. Please continue to take steps to stay safe.

All Aboard Charter School

03/22/2020

Dear All Aboard Charter School Parents & Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are continuing to stay safe. We want to let you know that we will be communicating with you through www.classdojo.com, phone, email, website, and our facebook page. We want to provide you with some updates and reminders:

MARCH 20: Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced that All Arizona Schools are now closed until at least April 10, 2020. We expect to receive additional information from the Governor and other state leaders this week about how and when online learning could take place for students. We will communicate that information to you as soon as we receive it. In addition, all updates will be posted on our website and classdojo.com. (allaboardcharterschool@cox.com)
MONDAY and TUESDAY: Teachers and staff will be reaching out to families by phone. If we are unable to contact you by phone we will send you an email and have you contact us by phone. Teachers will be doing a survey with parents. Teachers also are planning lesson for all students.
MONDAY: To locate where free meals are being given out contact azed.gov or www.azhealthzone.org/summerfood/
FRIDAY: Administration/staff will be available on campus for parents to pick up student medications and other student learning materials. Parents should go to the side gate at the south building of our school from 9 to 11 am or 3 to 6 pm on Friday, March 27. During these times, we will practice social distancing. One family member/vehicle at a time will be allowed to pick up medications and student learning materials. Families will stay in their vehicle and materials will be handed to them.
All events that were scheduled for this school year have been postponed.
All state testing has been suspended at this time.
Teachers platform/communication board: www.classdojo.com
Online learning sites:
Kindergarten – 5th grade Pearson Realize (Reading & Math): pearsonrealize.com

2nd -5th grade Success Maker: bit.ly/smaacs

K & 1 grade intervention club: Success Maker: bit.ly/smaacs

Teachers emails:
Kindergarten: smathis@allaboardcharter.com

1st grade: efrazier@allaboardcharter.com and mrivera@allaboardcharter.com

2nd grade: rmiller@allaboardcharter.com

3rd – 5th reading: scrisp@allaboardcharter.com

3rd – 5th grammar and writing: ahenderson@allaboardcharter.com

3rd – 5th math: ejohnson@allaboardcharter.com

For information on the COVID19, go to www.azdhs.gov or www.cdc.gov
Again, all updated information will be posted at www.allaboardcharter.com. and www.classdojo.com Our thoughts continue to be with our students and families. Please continue to take steps to stay safe.

All Aboard Charter School

3/20/2020

Dear All Aboard Charter School(AACS) Families,

It has been communicated from the Arizona Department of Education that all schools close through April 12, 2020, while making every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities.

Please remember, at this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 affecting our school. In the best interest of the general community and after careful consideration of the health and safety of our student’s families and staff the All Aboard Charter School Governing Board voted to provide continued education learning opportunities starting March 23, 2020 through April 12, 2020. To be clear, all students will remain off campus through April 12, 2020.

All Aboard Charter School is prepared to do this in the following ways:

March 16th – 22nd- Regular Scheduled Spring Break
March 23rd – until further notice – AACS is able to provide continued instruction during this time. Students will engage in off-campus online and remote learning along with other materials.
Thank you for supporting AACS’s efforts to keep our students, families, staff and general community safe and healthy. Continue to practice healthy habits at home and we will continue to update you as AACS continues to coordinate with State and local agencies.

Arizona Department of Education

3/15/2020

Dear Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members,

In our roles as Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, we stand united in working with you to keep Arizona’s kids, families, and school communities safe and healthy.

Over the past few weeks and in coordination with public health officials, we have been in close communication with school administrators to provide guidance and be a resource as it relates to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The health and safety of all our students is our top priority, and we’ve worked hard to keep our school doors open — these are important assets in people’s lives and many families rely on them for nutrition and access to health care.

Both of our staffs have been working together in partnership through the weekend, and we’ve been in touch with educational leaders on the frontlines. Currently, staffing and potential absences are a concern in many districts. Many schools and school districts have announced closures.

Today, we are jointly announcing the closure of all schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will continue to work together and assess this situation on a 24/7 basis.

It’s important for families and parents to know that while this will address operational issues, doing this will not stop the spread of COVID-19.

The safest place for children during this time is at home. They should not be cared for by elderly adults or those with underlying health conditions, including grandparents and other family members.

Additionally, we are committed to working together to minimize the impact of these closures. To that end, we are assembling resources and forming community partnerships that will reduce the impact of these closures on families, teachers, and school communities.

Efforts are underway to ensure that any child has access to meals while schools are closed. We have also worked with USDA to allow schools to begin summer food service operations and provide boxed meals as needed. Your local school will have more information about how and where to access meals.

We understand many parents have questions about childcare options. It is the recommendation of public health officials that kids who are not at school remain at home to the greatest extent possible. For families for whom that’s not an option, we are coordinating with partners in the non-profit, faith-based and education communities to make available childcare options to families who need it.

For our dedicated school employees, we’re working together to make sure you don’t see any disruption to your pay. We’ll also be consulting with our district and legislative partners to determine the extent of any potential makeup days.

Many parents, teachers, and administrators may have questions about statewide testing. We’re currently engaging with our federal partners in the event that we need to secure a waiver.

The Department of Education will provide additional guidance to schools that will be posted to azed.gov. For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit azhealth.gov. This website is updated daily with new information.

We will continue to remain in close contact with state and public health officials to provide the most up-to-date information and ensure that the State of Arizona is doing everything we can to keep every member of our community healthy and safe.

We are asking schools to please adhere to the following measures during this period of closure:

School administrators should make every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home.
School administrators should develop a plan to continue breakfast and lunch services for Arizona students.
As demand rises on healthcare professionals and first responders, schools should expand child care programs currently available to ensure minimal disruption to these critical jobs as a result of the school closure.
When school resumes, school administrators should develop and implement precautions to ensure schools are a safe learning environment, including social distancing measures, regular intervals for administrators to wash and sanitize their hands, and guidance on how to properly and frequently sanitize equipment and common surfaces.
Sincerely,

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

3/13/20

Parents/Guardians:

All Aboard Charter School is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 by staying in close communication with local health agencies such as the Arizona Department of Health Services. All Aboard staff is taking precautions on our campus to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, such as disinfecting learning environments, eating spaces, and shared spaces.

At this time, we have no known cases of the Coronavirus with students and staff on our campus. As a reminder a student with a fever above 100.0 should stay at home until they are fever free for 24-hours. Furthermore, frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with those that are sick, and staying home when you are sick is highly recommended. If any student contracts a highly contagious virus or communicable disease, the Maricopa County Health Department will work closely and guide the impacted school district(s) on how to handle the situation.

We are committed to our students' academic success and health. We will continue to stay in contact with ADHS and we will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates.

We will keep you updated with any developments that could impact families or school by postings on website: www.allaboardcharter.com, phone text, and answering machine at school (602)433-0500.

Additional Resources:

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
www.azhealth.gov/coronavirus