A co-educational, non-sectarian, independent school serving grades PreK through 8th since 1982

Back to School

Welcome (back) ACS Families! Before the new year officially kicks off, please find below various checklists for preparing your student for school as well as information about the upcoming back-to-school social events.

Before School To Do's


Please print, fill out and return the following forms to the office. These forms must be completed each school year.

  • Immunization Reminder: If you received a notice of missing immunizations, please bring your documents to the Advancement Office prior to the beginning of school.
  • Required Summer Reading Reminder: Incoming 4th - 8th graders must have completed their summer reading prior to the start of school. For more details, please check the Summer Reading page.
  • Order Annual Fun Run T-Shirt — by September 16

Learn more about Class Colors & Fun Run


Please print, fill out and return the following forms to the office. These forms must be completed each school year.

Class Supply List (by grade)

Each grade has a list of supplies that need to be provided including the earthquake kit which will be kept on campus:

Earthquake & Class Supply Lists (by grade)
Preschool Fourth Grade
Junior Kindergarten Fifth Grade
Kindergarten Sixth Grade
First Grade Seventh Grade
Second Grade Eighth Grade
Third Grade

Hot Lunch

The Pasta Market, our new school lunch provider, offers fresh, wholesome, balanced lunches at a great value. Learn more about The Pasta Market hot lunch program and how to order. Ordering opens August 15!

School Uniform Information

(Please note that the uniform provider noted in the Parent Handbook has been replaced by Land's End)
ACS is a uniform school.

ACS Pickup and Drop-Off Procedures

In order for carpool to run smoothly and in a timely fashion, while preventing obstruction of our surrounding streets, following these pick-up and drop-off procedures will make the start of school less stressful for all. Please pick up your car placard at the front office. Read More

Back to School Events | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lemonade Party @ 9:30am-10:30am
Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten

This is an opportunity for new and returning families to meet their children’s teachers, see their new classrooms and enjoy lemonade and cookies. Children and parents are encouraged to explore the classrooms and chat briefly with the teachers. The Lemonade Party interactions help children overcome their "jitters" before classes begin, making the first day of school more relaxed, fun and productive.

Lunch Bunch @ noon-2:00pm
Elementary (1st-5th grade)

This informal gathering is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) activity. It’s held at Greystone Park adjacent to the school and offers students and parents a chance to reconnect with familiar friends and meet new ones while enjoying lunch and treats.

Middle School Swim Party
Middle School (6th-8th grade)

The swim party is held at a local neighborhood association pool and welcomes our sixth graders into Middle School. Students get a chance to catch up on their summer happenings, swap stories and discuss classes for the coming year.

Other School Events | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First Day of School Meet 'n' Greet @ 8:10am-8:40am
After drop-off, join ACS families in the DuVall Courtyard to mingle and to kick-off the first day of school! New families are invited to stay for the orientation inside the auditorium. (See below)

New Family Orientation @ 8:40am-9:30am
After parents drop children off for their first day of school, ACS hosts the New Family Orientation. There is a brief presentation where administrators and Parent Service Auxiliary (PSA) board members then address FAQs and parents enjoy refreshments, meet and mingle with other parents and sign-up for a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Welcome (Back) to ACS Event: Family Food Truck Friday!
September 16, 2016
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Come usher in the school year with a fun community building event welcoming new and returning families back to ACS. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a summer evening on the black top featuring food trucks, music by DJ Ben Ma and complimentary ice cream sundaes for all!


Visit the Jostens website to learn about the unique personalization options for your child. Each student enrolled at ACS will receive a yearbook packed with student and family events from the year. This year you can be creative and add additional personalization to your child’s book to make their yearbook a unique copy just for them to treasure.

Graduation Yearbook Keepsake
Your child's 8th grade yearbook is a great way to remember and share in your child's last year of school. Creating a yearbook ad to honor your child is not only easy—it helps mark their place in a one-of-a-kind, permanent keepsake for the entire school. Ads may be created online or using the yearbook ad form. Create your ad by October 31 for special early bird pricing.

Yearbook Business Listing
Let other ACS families know about your business with a yearbook ad. Early bird pricing ends October 31. To order your business ad, please contact Sharon Wilkus.

ACS Business Listings

If you are interested in sharing your business with the ACS community, please participate in our ACS Business Listings.

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