News & Updates

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SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION & SAFETY PLANS

The school’s Covid-19 Task Force and administrative team have developed detailed plans and policies and will continue to make adjustments based on the evolving guidelines set forth by the Arizona Department of Health Services, local health conditions, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updates have and will be emailed to the school community and saved to this page.

August 1, 2022 – January 31, 2022 – ASA’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan [English]
March 28, 2022 – June 3, 2022 – ASA’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan [English]
January 1, 2022 – June 3, 2022 – ASA’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan  [English] [Spanish]
July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 – ASA’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan [English] [Spanish]

PLANS AND POLICIES

EMAIL ARCHIVE

Please read the most recent letter in the Email Archive below.

 

CAA Cross Country State Championship Tournament – Nov 6th

 |  Clubs

Families Grades 5-12: Come and support ASA’s Cross Country Team at the CAA Cross Country State Championship Tournament on Saturday, November 6th at the Glendale Heroes Regional Park in Glendale. The Junior Varsity (grades 5-8) will be racing in the morning between 9:00 – 2:00 and the Varsity (grades 9-12) will be racing in the afternoon between 3:30 and 6:00pm.

Homecoming Dance – ‘Mask-uerade’

 |  General School

Grades 9-12: ASA’s Homecoming Dance ‘Mask-uerade’ will be Saturday, October 30, from 7-10 PM in Fellowship (Pilgrim) Hall at the church. Please join NHS for an evening of music, dancing, snacks, and fun! Tickets are $10 on SchoolPay. Guest Forms are available in the front office.

Chromebooks Tips

Chromebooks and Summertime! Your student’s school-issued Chromebook is something they are allowed to keep over the summer and even encouraged to use as they learn throughout the hot months! However, if they don’t use it much, please encourage them not to simply leave their ASA Chromebook plugged in all summer long.  Leaving a device constantly charging can wear down the battery

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Healing History: Reconceptualizing Race

 |  Uncategorized

ASA students and families! Throughout February, March, and April, Black Student Union will be hosting a speaker series entitled Healing History: Reconceptualizing Race. Through these events we will expand our celebration of Black History beyond February. Our first event will be February 19th at 6pm with News Anchor Yetta Gibson, who will discuss race in the media. This event will

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HOS/Principal January 2021 Message

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

Dear ASA Families, I hope this email finds you all well and that you were able to enjoy family and friends in some way during the holiday season. I have great hopes for 2021, despite a rocky start. First, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your support throughout the year and for sticking with ASA throughout these

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ASA’s 25th Anniversary – A Look Back with an Eye to the Future

 |  Alumni Pigeon Post Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Arizona School for the Arts alumni newsletter, ASA Alumni Pigeon Post.   I am so excited to launch our new quarterly newsletter, designed especially for you, our alumni.  Through these regular issues, we hope to keep connected with you, expand our alumni network, share our plans and aspirations, and take some nostalgic looks into

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Faculty Corner – The Equity Group

 |  Alumni Pigeon Post Newsletter

During a conversation with students a few years ago, Social Studies Chair, Ricky Livoni and Kim Brown, 11th Grade History Teacher, discovered that there were certain aspects of Arizona School for the Arts that made students of color and other marginalized groups of students feel unsafe.  Having worked together on projects such as the Black History Museum and Inclusivity Day,

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Family Update: ASA Instruction During a Pandemic

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

Dear ASA families,  We hope you and your students were able to appreciate Fall Break- perhaps even enjoy some cooler morning temperatures here in the Valley!  Since last spring, we, along with the Vice Principals, have participated in webinars, attended trainings, and read the latest educational resources about the priorities schools must have during the pandemic. All of them emphasize

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Update on ASA’s Opening

 |  General School

UPDATE: The 2020-2021 school year began officially on Tuesday, August 18 with online teaching and learning for all students. In ASA’s September 21 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to remain on-line with no in-person instruction throughout the 2nd quarter – beginning on October 19 and extending through the Winter Break (January 3). Please read the most recent letter

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Logging into Zoom at ASA

 |  Academics, General School

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOGGING INTO ZOOM WITH A GOASA.ORG ACCOUNT WHILE USING A PC OR A MAC: Begin by making sure your student is logged into Google Chrome using their .goasa.org This can be done by following these directions from Google.  The second option demonstrates how to use two different accounts if your student has a personal account and wants to use that for

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