Aristoi Classical Academy

Online learning begins March 23.  Please check your emails and the website for further information.
"Aristoi" is an ancient Greek word meaning "the best, noble character, and a right nature."

Coronavirus-19 Update

Aristoi Classical Academy Closure Information
 
 - last updated March 24, 2020
 

This is a challenging time for our school community as we all try to forge a new way, and balance careers, families and childcare.  At the recommendation of Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Aristoi is taking every precaution available to keep our faculty, staff and students safe.  The Administration is in constant contact with TEA, the Texas Public Charter School Association (TPSCA), and is following the CDC guidelines.   With this in mind, Aristoi will be closed through April 10th.

 
Please utilize our new email for all COVID-19 related questions: coronavirus@aristoiclassical.org 
 
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FAQs for Parents
A.  Google Classrooms and online learning launch March 23.  More information and emails will be sent from the Administration and individual teachers.  Please continue to check emails and the website for details.
A.  All necessary materials will be available online and from the teacher's in the Google Classroom sites.
A. Each teacher is establishing these parameters.  Please contact your student’s teacher if you need additional support and advice.
 A.  Teachers are available Monday-Friday to answer emails from students and parents. 
A. Our Special Education team is working to ensure that all accommodations and modifications are included for students.
A. In their websites and Google Classrooms, many teachers are including resources such as Khan Academy, Discovery Education, Imagine Math, and a host of other links and websites to enrich the students’ experiences.
A. Yes. Students may be in contact with classmates by phone or computer (please do not gather in-person). Working with other students, especially Upper School students, may prove helpful and beneficial. However, please remember that students must submit their own work.  Academic honesty and plagiarism rules still apply.
A. The amount of help each student needs depends on the student and subject matter.  Upper School students should be able to work more independently than Elementary School students.  The transition to online schooling may take a brief adjustment period and extra time to work through Google Classroom, but once that habit is established, signing in and launching lessons should work easily.
A. Some of the student’s work will be graded for completion.  Other materials will be evaluated for quality and correctness.  As a parent, you will not be required to grade anything, but you may be asked to sign off on certain tasks (e.g. reading for a certain amount of time very day).
A. The Aristoi leadership team is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation with the help and guidance of the Governor, TEA, and TPCSA.  Any changes will be made in accordance with these governing bodies.
A.  The schools are temporarily closed to parents and students.  Access to lockers, the campuses, or facilities is not available at this time.
A. There are no confirmed cases at this time.
A. Please continue to check the Aristoi website for news and announcements.   All communications are shared via email, the website, and the Aristoi-supported facebook page (Aristoi Classical Academy).
A.  ONLY parents may pick up medicine from the Upper School and Elementary School Student Care Offices.  Parents must not be ill, must be symptom free, and must not have traveled outside of the US for the past two months.  Only one parent will be allowed in the building; children and students will not be allowed within the offices.  Disinfecting protocols will take place upon entry and exit of the buildings.
 
Appointments must made with the Upper School  - asarver@aristoiclassical.org and Elementary School - jsmock@aristoiclassical.org
 
 
A.  We are also working with TEA, TPCSA, and the Governor's office for additional information. You can read more here: https://tea.texas.gov/, https://txcharterschools.org/covid19/
 
A.  Graduation is currently schedule for May 23rd.  If changes need to be made, we will address those concerns when necessary.
A.  All events have been cancelled through April 10th.  
A.  To assist families in meeting the needs of students during the district closure, school breakfast and lunches will be offered to all Katy area children ages 0-18, free of charge. Children do not need to be an enrolled in a Katy ISD school in order to receive a meal. The meals will be served at the campuses listed below from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. All meals will be provided in a "grab and go" style outside of the cafeteria near the covered walkway where buses pickup and drop off students. Families will not be able to enter the campus during the meal service. 
Meal "Grab and Go" locations:
 
 Bear Creek Elementary 
 Bethke Elementary 
 Golbow Elementary 
 Hutsell Elementary 
 Mayde Creek Elementary 
 Memorial Parkway Elementary 
 Sundown Elementary 
 West Memorial Elementary 
 Williams Elementary 
 Tompkins High School 
 
Should you have any questions about this food service, please do not hesitate to contact Katy ISD Food Services at (281) 396-2151.
A.  Please monitor the CDC and WHO websites for detailed information.  There is great information here from the CDC.
A.  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus. (From the CDC).