Sunday Howl 12.6.20

Holiday Food Drive

As many of you may know, all the local food banks are in need as more and more people are seeking assistance due to economic hardships related to the pandemic. We are asking for any non-perishable food items to be dropped off to school Monday - Thursday between the hours of 8:00-3:00 or during picture day, photo pick-up days, etc.


School Pictures:

If you have not yet had your child’s picture taken for the school ID, yearbook, or your own keepsake we are holding one more picture day on Monday, December 7 from 1:00 - 7:00 PM at our Masthead Location.


Term 4 and Winter Break

There are only two weeks left for the Fall semester. Help support your student in ending the Fall semester strong. Please encourage your student to attend tutoring with their teachers in the afternoon if they are struggling in a class. Winter break will take place starting Monday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 5. Term 5 for HS and Quarter 3 for MS starts on Wednesday, January 6th. For the school academic calendar, click here.


Exit Exams - Exit Exams for all grades will be held on December 17 and 18. All students will have exams in all their core classes and in some of the electives. It is very important that your student(s) attend classes on these days. Please notify the school as soon as possible if you know that your student will be absent. In this way we can work with the teachers to provide make-up times for the exams.


School Lunches

The National School Lunch Program is being extended into the fall for all public schools. This means that school lunches are free at this time. Check the Howl each week for the link that provides the weekly lunch menu. These menus are posted a week in advance.

  1. Place your order by Thursday of each week for the following week using this link: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA

  2. Pick up weekly lunch order on Mondays at the Explore Academy Masthead location.

If you live too far from Explore we are told that APS and RRPS are also offering seamless meals as long as your child is between 1 and 18 years of age. Parents/guardians can contact the school closest to them.

Click here for the School lunch link: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA


Lunch Order over Winter break

In an attempt to provide lunches over Winter break (December 21 - January 5) We will open up the lunch link on Friday, December 11. There will be up to 10 meal options to order which will cover the two week span. Five of those meals will be fresh and five meals will be frozen in order to keep for the second week. Pick up for these meals will be from 10:00AM -1 2:00 PM on Monday, December 21.


Attention Parents of Seniors

All items (including senior t-shirts and senior picture proofs) will need to be picked up or dropped off (cap & gown orders) in the front office. Please be sure to complete the Dr Owl Health check before entering the school. The Jostens online ordering system is also working now if you prefer not to wait to place your graduation order. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2993917/Explore-Academy/

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