Students who have indicated they will return to in person learning
For those students who indicated, on the parent survey, that they intend to return to in person learning on April 5, will be notified of procedures via email on Monday.. Please be on the lookout for that email. This email will contain pertinent information including information concerning lunches, buses, Covid Safety practices, and reminders on Explore Academy general school expectations which include the requirement to wear the school uniform.
No School on Friday, April 2
In order to allow teachers to better prepare for students coming in-person, we have cancelled classes for Friday, April 2.
Bell Schedule for Remainder of School Year 2021
Please note the Friday-Club schedule has been corrected. Schedules are here and on the website.
Dress Code and Uniforms
Please note that students are still expected to be in compliance with the The Explore Academy dress code. With some students returning to campus beginning April 5, this will be enforced to a greater extent. Please refer to the student handbook for more information on the Explore Academy dress code.
Uniforms can be ordered through https://firedawgshirts.com/ if you need to order new shirts or had not previously ordered. The school also has charcoal gray t-shirts available in the front office as 5100 Masthead for $10 each.
Lunch Ordering for Students who have elected to be in-person
The Lunch link, for those students who have elected to be on campus and learning in-person, will open on Today, Sunday, March 28 and will close on Fridays of the same week. Ordering will be for the lunches served the following week. Click here for the lunch link for in-person learning: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwKqqlHwBVI2K_FH_RvXCyty9ILzxK0JytWk5kJMTNmk52UA/closedform
Lunch ordering for students remaining in on-line learning
Please note that the pick up location will NO LONGER be at the Masthead Campus. Lunches will be picked up beginning this Friday, April 2 at 6600 Gulton Cr. (the new campus). Please proceed to the East parking lot and look for the Lunch Pick Up signs toward the back of the building. Orders are taken Monday to Wednesday for pick up on Friday of each week.
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.
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.
Big Future Days Virtual College Fair
Attend a virtual College Fair hosted by College Board. The dates for the virtual college fairs are based on where the colleges are located and you can attend multiple dates. Before you attend BigFuture Days, be sure to save a list of the colleges you are most interested in connect with on BigFuture. If you are unsure about a college, you can check out their website, social media properties, or profile page on BigFuture.
BigFuture Day Midwest is on Sunday, April 18
BigFuture Day Southeast is on Thursday, April 29
CNM Dual Enrollment Events:
The CNM Outreach and Recruitment team has organized several upcoming events that highlight CNM and Dual Credit opportunities.
Dual Credit Information Session – Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:30-6:30pm
Dual Credit Success Workshop – Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:30-6:30pm