IA Opening Letter to Families 2021-2022

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! I hope everyone is enjoyingthe final stretch of summer break. The time israpidly passing.

I would like to welcome all returning families to a new school yearand all new families to the Imagine AndrewsFamily. As we moveinto the 2021-2022 school year, we are excited about theimplementation of several newinitiatives and already existinginitiatives.

Listed below are the “Big Rocks” for the 2021-2022 school year:

Big Rocks for 2021-2022
Reboot of Character Development/Restorative Practices
Interventions for Learning Loss
Scholars Knowing Their Data
Increasing Community Partnerships
Social Emotional Needs of Scholars & Staff

I am looking forward to scholars returning to the building for faceto face learning and I look forward topartnering with families tocontinue the tradition of having excellence in all we do. We arecommitted to 100%effort, 100% of the time!

The first official day of school for all scholars is Wednesday,September 8, 2021. The schoolhouse doors willopen at 8:05 a.m.for scholars. Breakfast will be served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 8:20a.m. Kindergarten through5th grade will dismiss at 2:40 p.m.Grades 6-8 will dismiss at 3:10 p.m. At that time, scholars will begingoingto their classes. Scholars purchasing the school’s breakfastwill need to arrive no later than 8:20 a.m.Instruction begins at8:30 a.m.

Please mark your calendars for September 3, 2021 for the ImagineAndrews Orientation Day & KindergartenOrientation. During thistime we will share details of the PGCPS Reopening Plan for the2021-2022 school year.More details will be shared soon.

Back to School Night is scheduled for September 22 & 23. Moredetails will be provided soon. At this time,families will have achance to become familiar with curriculum and new initiatives.Families will also be able tovisit classrooms and see student work.There will also be presentations from classroom teachers as wellasleadership. The format and schedule for the evening will beshared soon. I look forward to partnering witheach of you.

Please see below for a schedule of upcoming important dates:

Orientation Day: September 3, 2021 (Times TBA)
Kindergarten Orientation: September 3, 2021 (Times TBA)
First Day of School for Scholars: September 8, 2021
First Day for Teachers: August 27, 2021
Back to School Night (more details TBA): September 22 & 23

Please stay tuned to Class Dojo as more updates will be shared.


H. Douglas Rice II, Principal
Imagine Andrews Public Charter School