Monday, September 2, 2019
Dear Advanced Learning Academy Families,
We hope that your family is enjoying the Labor Day weekend! Although it is a short week after Monday’s holiday, we have a lot going on at ALA over the next few days.
On Tuesday, September 43rd, our weekly ALA Office Hours continue on the ALA FT campus from 4-5:30pm in the cafeteria. As a reminder, immediately after school, supper is served and tutoring begins. A late bus is also provided to families. More details can be found on this ALA Office Hours overview.
We are pleased to continue offering a series of Saturday Schools for students in grades 4-12 throughout the 19-20 school year. These academically focused Saturday Schools are designed to further support student learning by providing a structured time for students to complete or revise course-work and receive tutoring with their teachers. On Saturday, September 7th, our 10th grade students are invited to the school to work with teachers from 9am to noon. Dates and contact information for the different grade levels can be found in the detail section of the Saturday School calendar event on the ALA Community Calendar. We welcome the donation of snacks or other breakfast foods for these events.
The SAISD Academy League sports season has begun with 7th/ 8th grade girls volleyball and 7th/8th boys flag football. In addition to these two sports, the Academy Sports League offers 7th/8th grade Advanced Learning Academy students the opportunity to participate in the following team sports: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls cross country, and boys and girls soccer. Our ALA teams will compete against other SAISD academies throughout the school year, and families may access more information on this 19-20 Academy Athletic League overview and a complete listing of fall games can be found on the Advanced Learning Academy Community Calendar.
Finally, I want to share that in response to the Wednesday incident near the ALA FT campus, we are increasing police presence and expanding hours of coverage beyond the police presence we normally have at dismissal and drop-off times. This will include additional security along our North Flores Street area and the baseball field across the street. Several families have reached out who want to get involved with the school and perhaps be a part of a parent patrol. I will be coordinating with the two other schools and their respective principals on the campus: CAST Tech and the Fox Tech Health & Law magnet, to schedule a meeting in the near future.