ACA New Families

Welcome to Annunciation Catholic Academy!

We are happy that you have chosen Annunciation Catholic Academy for your child’s education. Below are some helpful hints and tips to help navigate the transition to a new school. Please be sure to read the parent/student handbook and review it with your child(ren). All families are required to digitally sign the school handbook acknowledgment page each school year.

 

Meet our administrators, and our teachers and staff. Contact information is available in these directories.

Summer reading lists, supply lists, Parent and Student Handbook, uniform ordering information, and more are available on the Back to School Information page.

Communication is key at ACA! The school website is full of valuable information and resources including the Parent and Student Handbook, lunch ordering, student activities, forms, and the school calendar. The Principal also distributes a weekly At a Glance newsletter with information and activities for the upcoming week, along with the STARS Newsletter. By logging into the FACTS Family Portal, parents can access the following information:

  • Daily homework
  • Grades
  • Progress Reports and Report Cards
  • Class Resources
  • Newsletters for elementary grades

This calendar will keep you informed of important dates regarding school holidays, breaks, early dismissals, and more.  

 School Calendar  

Clubs and activities allow students to discover and pursue passions beyond the classroom and develop leadership skills. 

Student Clubs and Organizations  

A detailed traffic map can be found in the Parent and Student Handbook. Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles and not park and walk through the moving traffic, or approach the students and teachers during dismissal. Each family will receive a dismissal card with their family name printed on it. Please display this card on the dashboard vehicle or show it when picking up at the gym. This helps the dismissal process move much faster. Please pull ALL the way forward before stopping to pick up your student. A faculty member will be there to help your child into the car safely.

Download the PikMyKid app (available for iOS, Android, and Windows phones) and create an account if you will be using the carpool dismissal line.

Before school care is available beginning at 7:00 AM each day. Students may not wait unattended outside the school. After school care is available until 6:00 PM daily. Snacks and drinks are included. On noon dismissal days, extended care is provided until 6:00 PM but does not provide lunch. The only day that extended care is not provided is on the last day of school.

More information about the Extended Care program and the Extended Care Registration Form are available on the Extended Care page.

Instructions for creating your FACTS Family Portal account can be found on the Accessing Family Portal page.

By logging into the FACTS Family Portal, parents can access the following information:

  • Daily homework
  • Grades
  • Progress Reports and Report Cards
  • Class Resources
  • Newsletters for elementary grades

If you have questions about tuition or payments, or need additional information, please contact Cindy Fouts or Amy Ebbers.

Annunciation has two major fundraisers each year. In the fall the Home & School Board sponsors a Mega Blast Drive. In the spring, the school participates in a Walk-a-Thon. Throughout the year, parents may support our school by shopping on smile.amazon.com or the Amazon app. Here’s how:

  • Go to https://smile.amazon.com and choose Annunciation Catholic Academy as your charity.
  • Bookmark this link for purchases https://smile.amazon.com.
  • For app purchases to count, you must first open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Annunciation students may bring a lunch from home or purchase a hot lunch. The daily menu is published each month. Additional daily options include salad bar and deli sandwiches. If you have any questions regarding creating a profile or just the site in general, please email Dana Seedarnee. If you have questions about the food being served, please email Monica Day.

Information about the hot lunch program and how to order hot lunch is available on the Hot Lunch page.

Annunciation students may access their textbooks online using this link. 

Annunciation families can easily access many of our school forms such as field trip and activity forms on the School Forms page. 

For a list of office and school hours, contact information, and directions, refer to the Contact Information page.

All Annunciation students attend school mass on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am or the Holy Day of Obligation of that week.  Students wear dress uniforms on mass days. Students sit with their class.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to join this mass and sit behind the student body.

The complete uniform policy can be found in the Parent and Student Handbook on our website. Dennis Uniform is the official supplier of all Annunciation Catholic Academy uniforms. All uniforms must be purchased through Dennis Uniform. Dennis has a store at 1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3, Orlando, FL 32810. Please visit their website for store hours or to make an online purchases.

Save money on your tuition! Purchase gift cards at full value and Scrip sends a percentage back to the school that will be deposited into your account to offset tuition for next year. For more information about the SCRIP program, visit Shop with SCRIP.

Annunciation sports teams are part of Catholic Youth Sports. Students in grades K-5 play on co-ed teams. Grade school sports include basketball, flag football lacrosse, soccer and track & field. These teams are instructional leagues and everyone makes the team. Students in grades 6-8 play on more competitive teams and students can try-out for the basketball, flag football, soccer, track & field and volleyball teams. More information on cost, schedules, registering, coaching, and uniforms can be found on the Catholic Youth Sports website at leagueathletics.org and will be communicated via e-mail as seasons approach.

Annunciation students have login access to many apps and websites to enhance their education. 

Student Apps and Websites

Please be sure to read the Student/Parent Handbook and review it with your child(ren). All families are required to sign the school handbook acknowledgment page each school year. 

In an effort to support communication between families and teachers, below is a link with instructions for accessing online parent resources. In addition, the frequency with which information will be updated is included. 

Tech Tips for Parents

One of the best ways to meet families and make new friends is to volunteer by using your God given talents to serve the school and make it a better place for all.  Annunciation is blessed to have a very active Home & School Association.  Every Annunciation family is asked to volunteer 35 hours a year.  There are many ways for a parent to get involved including helping in the church, our cafeteria, chaperoning field trips, coaching a sports or academic team, being a homeroom parent, helping in the classroom, being a home and school board member and/or helping with fundraising. 

Find out more about volunteering at Annunciation Catholic Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What would happen if I am late to pick up my child? 
    Students are never left unattended! Students will be escorted to extended care and can be picked up from the cafeteria.  
  • Who do I notify if my child is going to be out of school?  
    Call or email the school office before 9 am if possible.  If the office is not notified, the Receptionist will call to check on the absent child.   
  • What is the rainy day dismissal policy?  
    If there is lightning in the area, students are held inside for safety reasons.  Parents must wait for the weather to pass and it is safe enough to resume with dismissal.  
  • What if my child has to take medication? 
    A parent must bring the medication in with the Diocesan Medication form completed, which is available on the school website. The form must be filled out completely. Medication must be in the original container with the child’s name on it. 
  • What if it is my child’s birthday?  
    Birthdays are so special! Students are allowed a NUTS day on their birthday. (If a child’s birthday falls in the summer, they are allowed a NUTS day on their “half birthday.” For example, if their birthday falls on June 12, they would celebrate their NUTS day on Dec. 12.  A parent can send a treat to be shared at recess or lunch, but treats should be individual items such as cupcakes or cookies and not things that must be cut in order to be served. See the handbook for more information.