News & Events

Urgent:2 Hour Dismissal 12/3/18 and School Closing 12/5/18

Imagine Andrews will dismiss 2 hours early, Monday, December 3rd due to the traffic patterns on and around Joint Base Andrews for the funeral planning of President George H.W. Bush. In addition, Imagine Andrews Public Charter School will be closed on  Wednesday, December 5th.

PSAT 8/9 Resources

Greetings 5-8 Families,
It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! Listed below are links to PSAT 8/9 Resources in English & Spanish. This can be used to prepare for the assessment. An account can be created. The directions are included in the link.
The PSAT is designed to measure the ability to understand and process elements of reading, writing & mathematics. it is a preliminary SAT and designed to help students practice for the SAT.
This assessment is used as a determining factor for admission to speciality schools in PGCPS.
English Version:
Spanish Version: 
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me at howard.rice@pgcps.org.
Best,
H. Douglas Rice II

2018-2019 Back to School Night Schedule 

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! On September 12 & 13 we will have our Annual Back to School Nights. Listed below is the schedule that will be followed that evening:

2018-2019 Back to School Night Schedule 

September 12, 2018

Elementary (K-1)

(Kindergarten: Ms. Matteson’s & Ms. Reavis’ Room)

6:00-6:20:  Message from the Principal (via video in classroom)

6:20-6:40: Teacher Presentation

6:45-7:30:  Visit Specials’ Teachers, Tour Building & See Teachers of Multiple Scholars

 

2nd Grade in Multipurpose Room

6:00-6:20:  Message from the Principal (via video in multipurpose room)

6:20-6:40: Teacher Presentation

6:45-7:30:  Visit Specials’ Teachers, Tour Building & See Teachers of Multiple Scholars

 

Elementary (1,3, & 4) (Families will visit homerooms first)

6:00-6:20:  Message from the Principal (via video in classroom)

6:20-6:45:  Teacher Presentation

6:40-6:45:  Teachers Rotate, parents remain in classroom

6:45-7:05:  Teacher Presentation

7:05-7:30:  Visit Specials’ Teachers

 

September 13, 2018

Intermediate & Middle School 5-8 

Parents report to child’s homeroom teachers classroom

6:00-6:20:  Message from the Principal (via video in classrooms)

6:40-6:55:  Teacher Presentation (Module 1)

6:55-7:00:  Teacher Transition (parents remain in classroom)

6:55-7:00:  Teacher Presentation (Module 2)

7:00-7:05:  Teacher Transition (parents remain in classroom)

7:05-7:20:  Teacher Presentation (Module 3)

7:20-7:25:  Teacher Transition (parents remain in classroom)

7:25-7:40:  Teacher Presentation (Module 4)

The time that remains, parents can meet and greet teachers who they did not get to see due to having multiple children, see specials’ teachers, tour the school building, etc.

 

Families at Arrival

Parents or guardians are welcome to accompany scholars  to class on the first day of school. As part of our safety efforts, all visitors must sign in and wear a visitor identification sticker for the duration of their visit. Parents should plan to visit no longer than 30 minutes to allow teachers and staff members to proceed with the instructional day. At 8:30 a.m. all families will leave and instruction will begin.

School Hours & Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

SCHOOL HOURS

8:00 a.m. Door open for breakfast

8:05 a.m. Doors open for all scholars

Staggered Scholar Dismissal – (K-4) 2:40 p.m. (5-8) 3:10 p.m.

SCHOOL BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:30 a.m. EVERYDAY

Arrival and dismissal times will be strictly enforced. Scholars are not to be left unattended outside of the building in the morning. Grace will be given on inclement weather days and days when there is a delay at the gates.

DROP OFF/ PICK UP AND TRAFFIC PATTERN

Parents are expected to drop off and pick students up in accordance with the school hours noted earlier in this handbook. Parents should know and follow the recommended traffic pattern and procedures when picking up and dropping off students. In an effort to promote safety, Imagine Andrews reserves the right to update traffic patterns as needed.

Please keep in mind that the following traffic pattern has been developed with student safety in mind and to expedite the drop off and pickup process. With that said, we ask that parents remain patient during drop off and pickup. Please read very carefully and see the succeeding diagram:

1. Non-base parents should enter base using the main gate, make a right at the first traffic light onto Perimeter Rd. Perimeter should be taken all the way to San Antonio Blvd. where parents will make a left turn.

2. All parents/cars should approach Imagine Andrews heading west to East on San Antonio Blvd. This means when approaching Imagine Andrews, the school should be on your right.

3. Parents should make a right hand turn into the parking lot and proceed around the lot “banked” closely to the curve.

4. For those who are leaving base, they should continue heading east (right hand turn out of the school lot) on San Antonio to Virginia Ave

At 8:05 a.m. there will be a team of staff members assisting with opening car doors and assisting students with moving from the cars to the entrance doors. Parents are not permitted to get out of cars in the line. Please ensure that your students have their outer garments, backpacks, materials, instruments and other belonging with them as you approach the carline. There will not be time to for parents to stop or get out of the cars. Please be sure that car seats are places on the curb side of the for easier access.

After-School Carline Procedures

• All independent walkers & bike riders are called on the walkie-talkie first.

• If you are walking to get your children in grades K-4, please sign the clipboard located outside

the exterior doors. Someone will call them on the walkie-talkie.

• If you are in the car line, please do not get out of your car. Have the “I am picking up” sign on

your dashboard so that your child’s name can be called over the walkie- talkie.

• If you are picking up a scholar in grades 5-8 and arrive early, during the K-4 dismissal, park in

the inner circle of the car line.

• Keep the exterior front entry way clear. A place will be designated for parents that is off to

the side of the entry way, so it is clear and is not a fire hazard.

• Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to be picked up, with your permission, at the building

facilities next door to us.

Additional Expectations for Parking Lot / Car Line

  • Parking is not permitted along the curb in the circular driveway in front of the school.
  • Please do not leave your car unattended in the morning or afternoon.
  • In order to ensure that all scholars are safe, we are asking that you do not let scholarsout of in the parking lot alone.
  • The handicapped spaces are designated for our disable parents. Please do not park orpull in to the spaces temporarily to drop off children.
  • Scholars are only allowed to be let out of cars in the outer circle (closest to the curb) ofthe carline. Letting scholars out of the car while in the inner circle of the carline is prohibited.