Communication Q&A

 

How​ ​does​ ​Aquarian​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​you?

Our​ ​community​ ​strives​ ​to​ ​be​ ​paperless​ ​in​ ​our​ ​communication​ ​but​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​want​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be​ ​out​ ​of “the​ ​loop.”​ ​The​ ​following​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​Q&A​ ​were​ ​developed​ ​to​ ​give​ ​you​ ​clarity​ ​about​ ​how​ ​to access​ ​information​ ​at​ ​Aquarian.

Newsletter:

A​ ​monthly​ ​publication​ ​that​ ​is​ ​a​ ​collaboration​ ​between​ ​our​ ​principal,​ APC​,​ PTO​,​ ​and​ ​students.

Social​ ​Media:...pictures,​ ​news,​ ​events

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AquarianCharter/

Teacher​ ​email:

Teachers​ ​are​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​email​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​update​ ​at​ ​least​ ​once​ ​a​ ​week.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to classroom​ ​news​ ​our​ ​teachers​ ​occasionally​ ​foward​ ​news​ ​from​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​community.

Office​ ​email/text/phone:

The​ ​office​ ​uses​ ​Schoolmessenger​ ​to​ ​email,​ ​text,​ ​and​ ​phone​ ​call​ ​our​ ​newsletter,​ ​community event​ ​info,​ ​important​ ​updates,​ ​and​ ​notes​ ​from​ ​the​ ​principal.​ ​Please​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​email​ ​and phone​ ​contacts​ ​are​ ​accurate​ ​to​ ​insure​ ​delivery​ ​of​ ​information​ ​from​ ​the​ ​office.

General​ ​Email​ ​Etiquette​ ​for​ ​our​ ​community:

The​ ​following​ ​brief​ ​guidelines​ ​are​ ​recommended​ ​for​ ​our​ ​community​ ​based​ ​on​ ​our​ ​years​ ​of experience​ ​and​ ​our​ ​cultural​ ​trend​ ​to​ ​all​ ​online​ ​communication.

1. Teachers​ ​often​ ​return​ ​late​ ​night​ ​email​ ​but​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​school​ ​expectation.​ ​Please​ ​allow 24-48​ ​hours​ ​for​ ​an​ ​email​ ​response.​ ​We​ ​typically​ ​get​ ​interupted​ ​with​ ​face-to-face​ ​kid, parent,​ ​and​ ​colleague​ ​conversations​ ​just​ ​as​ ​frequently​ ​as​ ​email.

2. We​ ​solve​ ​very​ ​small​ ​problems​ ​in​ ​email​ ​such​ ​as:​ ​what​ ​was​ ​the​ ​homework​ ​assignment number?,​ ​is​ ​this​ ​due​ ​this​ ​week?,​ ​do​ ​you​ ​still​ ​have​ ​room​ ​on​ ​the​ ​field​ ​trip?,​ ​etc.

3. We​ ​don’t​ ​solve​ ​complex​ ​problems​ ​in​ ​email.​ ​Please​ ​email​ ​us​ ​a​ ​very​ ​short​ ​synopsis​ ​of​ ​the problem​ ​and​ ​we​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​time​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​and​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​matter​ ​face-to-face.​ ​A​ ​general rule​ ​of​ ​thumb​ ​is​ ​that​ ​an​ ​email​ ​over​ ​a​ ​paragraph​ ​should​ ​be​ ​saved​ ​for​ ​a​ ​face-to-face

appointment.

Where​ ​do​ ​I​ ​go​ ​to​ ​find​ ​out​ ​what​ ​events​ ​are​ ​happening?

● Aquarian​ ​Calendar​ ​:​ https://aquarian.asdk12.org/calendar/

● Like​ ​us​ ​on​ ​Facebook

● Stay​ ​tuned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​classroom​ ​teacher’s​ ​email

● Insure​ ​accurate​ ​phone​ ​and​ ​email​ ​contact​ ​info​ ​with​ ​the​ ​office

How​ ​do​ ​I​ ​find​ ​important​ ​dates?

Anchorage​ ​School​ ​District​ ​yearly​ ​calendar​ ​:​ ​https://www.asdk12.org/calendar/#d.en.6142

● This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​place​ ​to​ ​find​ ​holiday​ ​breaks,​ ​in-service​ ​days,​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​release

days

**This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​living​ ​document.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​did​ ​not​ ​get​ ​the​ ​infor​mation​ ​you​ ​need​ ​from​ ​this document​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​Mr.​ ​Saltzman​ ​(​saltzman_lucas@asdk12.org​ ​,​ ​742-4900)​ ​and​ ​we will​ ​update​ ​the​ ​info​ ​ASAP!