The Weekly Scoop -- Summer Edition #3

The Weekly Scoop Family Newsletter

Dear CALS Families:

We hope you are your families are safe and healthy, and you are enjoying the remainder of your summer!

CALS staff are back and in the midst of Teacher Institute, prepping and gearing up for your scholars to return to us. As previously communicated, the first day of school will officially begin on Monday September 8th, and we will be starting the year remotely for all students. All students will be remote at least through October 16th.

We will be providing ALL students with laptops, and we plan to do so toward the end of August. You will receive additional communication on when you may acquire a laptop for your child in the upcoming week.

The Ascend network has been reviewing all the responses from family surveys and the Town Halls, and will be sharing answers to the questions and concerns raised regarding the return to school by 8/26.

Attend our CALS Virtual Orientation Sessions next week!

Monday 8/24 5:00-6:00PM - Kindergarten Tuesday 8/25 5:00-6:00PM - 1st Grade

Wednesday 8/26 5:00-6:00PM - 2nd Grade

Thursday 8/27 5:00-6:00PM - 3rd Grade

Friday 8/28 5:00-6:00PM - 4th Grade

Virtual Link for Orientations: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Note that vital information will be shared during Orientation. Families will also have the opportunity to meet CALS Teachers and Leadership Team members. Please plan accordingly so that you are in attendance.

Digital Student Paperwork and Guides

Please note that you will be receiving an email by 8/21 via Docusign with important student paperwork that will need to be completed ASAP.

Other Important Guides

K-4 Suggested Student Supply List

2021 Uniform Guide

Additional Information

For rising KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade scholars, you can still access our Summer HW Packets and Readings here.

Mr. Wuorio, one of our CALS Assistant Principals, has compiled a list of helpful resources to help your students get ready for the new school year here.

Support our Fundraiser, the Scholastic Read-A-Palooza Book Fair

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our CALS Operations Team at 347-713-0100 or email us at