Dear Returning Student,
Welcome back to Alpha Academy, Home of the Timberwolves!
We are so excited to have you return to our Alpha Academy family this year and we look forward to an exciting and prosperous school year. This packet includes some very important information and dates for your review.
Open House, Thursday, August 9th, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Parents and students will need to first sign in at the school auditorium (back of the school). Various stations will be set up with important information concerning the school. From there, you will have the opportunity to visit your child’s class and meet their teacher.
First Day of School, Tuesday, August 14th.
Teachers will begin receiving students at 7:35 a.m. for the first week of school ONLY. After the first week, school hours are Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. No students will be allowed in the building before 7:45 a.m. A school calendar has been enclosed for your convenience. You will be notified immediately of any changes in the school schedule (ie., early release, inclement weather, emergency events).
As a reminder, students are to bring their lunch every day. There are no microwaves for students to heat food in the school. You will be contacted if your child does not bring his/her lunch. Alpha Academy does not provide lunch for the students. We do encourage each student to bring a nutritious lunch to school. We highly discourage candy, soda, or any food products high in sugar content.
A copy of the student dress code and a student shirt order form have been included in this packet. Alpha Academy shirts are a required part of the Alpha Academy uniform. You must purchase the shirts from Alpha Academy. Uniform Shirts are short sleeves $18.00 and long sleeves $20.00 each (cash, debit/credit, or money order/cashier’s check), and may be purchased at the school office. Shirts must be purchased in the office by Wednesday, August 8th. Order forms will also be available at Open House. No shirts will be sold/distributed during Open House. Office Personnel will contact you if your child is out of uniform if your child is out of uniform, and you will be expected to bring them the proper uniform to change or be prepared to take him/her home.
**Any duplication of the Alpha Academy logo without the permission of the Superintendent/Principal is copyright infringement and against the law.**
All students attending the PreK and Kindergarten programs must complete a Kindergarten Health Assessment. This health assessment must be submitted to the school within 30 days of your child entering the PreK or Kindergarten programs. The student will not be able to attend school until this assessment is complete. A Kindergarten Health Assessment form has been included for your convenience. This form must be completed by your child’s health physician.
7th-Grade Tdap Immunization
By North Carolina state law, any student entering the 7th grade must have a Tdap immunization. Please refer to the letter enclosed concerning the Tdap shot. If your child does not receive this immunization, he/she will not be allowed to return to school until the vaccination is complete. If you have questions, please contact your family physician or your local Health Department.
Medications and Medical Authorization Form
Alpha Academy will only administer medications that have been prescribed by your child’s authorized physician. Alpha Academy staff does not administer over-the-counter medications. All medications are left in the front office. Please do not send medications with your child to school. Medical Authorization forms can be picked up at Orientation or during office hours.
Limited transportation is provided at designated bus stops. Students who were bus riders in 2017-18 school year have first priority. All other applications will be considered, if space is available. Transportation forms will be available at Open House. Please contact the office for specific transportation questions.
If your contact information has changed and needs to be updated or you are no longer interested in your child attending Alpha Academy in the upcoming school year, please contact the office immediately.
Summer Office Hours
The office will be closed July 2nd – July 6th. For the month of July, summer office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, you may contact the school office at (910) 223-7711. Again, we welcome you back to Alpha Academy. Have a wonderful summer!