Dear DATA Families,

It was so nice to meet all of you at our jump start week! We’re so excited to work with you and build a strong community of engaged learners. A few reminders to help with a successful start to the school year before our first day on Monday, August 15th.

Supplies 

Each teacher has provided a small list of preferred supplies for their classes. This can be found on our website: https://datacharter.org/news-posts/2022-2023-school-supply-lists/

Your students received their schedules this week so they can refer to them when looking at the supply list. If you are having difficulty purchasing supplies, please let Ms. Valdez know (mia.valdez@datacharter.org). We are here to help.

Lunch 

APS lunches will be available for purchase at regular and reduced prices (cash only):

Breakfast: $1.25 regular/$0.30 reduced

Lunch: $2.25 regular/$0.40 reduced

Kimo Food Truck will cater five days a week. The following items will be available (cash only):

  • Monday – Teriyaki Chicken with Rice Bowl or Veggie Bowl – $7

  • Tuesday – 2 Tacos, Rice and Beans – $7

  • Wednesday – Huli-Huli Chicken with Rice – $7

  • Thursday – Breakfast Burritos, Red or Green, Bacon or Sausage – $7

  • Friday – Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and fries. LUNCH TRUCK IN THE NORTH PARKING LOT

Once the construction of our snack bar is complete, we will revisit our lunch options. There is a good chance we will discontinue APS lunches but we will still have free and reduced options for our students. The food truck lunches will be available beginning on August 15 as “ready to go” lunches. They are already heated and the truck will be officially on site beginning Friday, August 19. 

Only CLASSIFIED Seniors (18 credits or more) are allowed to leave campus at lunch. We will be checking senior schedules during lunch. Schedules must have a senior status/designation (“grade 12”) on their schedule in order to leave.  

In an effort to limit the number of people in and out of our building and increase safety, we are no longer accepting food deliveries from delivery services (DoorDash, Grubhub, etc.) Any food delivered during this time will be kept at the front office until dismissal.

Parents may bring lunch for their students, and we do have microwaves and filtered water dispensers around campus.

Drop off and Pick up 

School starts at 8 am and our doors open at 7:40 am. Drop-off for all grades occurs at the front of the building.

Dismissal is at 3 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 1:30 pm on Wednesdays. Pick-up for grades 7-9 occurs at the BACK (North) side of the building. You can access this area by going straight along the east side of the building; a gate will be opened for you at 2:50. Pick-up for grades 10-12 occurs at the front.

If you have students in multiple grades, simply coordinate one pick-up location. Please limit speed and be mindful of pedestrians and vehicles.

Absences 

We are still under construction and our front office phones are not operational. Our apologies. To report absences, please email Ms. Valdez at mia.valdez@datacharter.org 

Missed Jumpstart 

Returning students can access their schedules via Tyler. New students will need to check in at the front for schedules.

Meet and Greet 

We are hosting an all-school meet and greet for parents on August 31st. More information is coming soon!

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Adam Dodge (for grades 7-9) and Ms. Jeanette Perez (for grades 10-12). Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. We look forward to an exciting and successful year!

With Gratitude,

Adam Dodge                                                                  Jeanette Perez

Division Head 7-9                                                        Division Head 10-12

adam.dodge@datacharter.org                                   jeanette.perez@datacharter.org

505-341-0888 ext. 221                                               505-341-0888 ext. 211