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Summer To-Do Checklist - Summer 2024

We hope your summer is off to a great start so far! This checklist will ensure that you have the information you need to have a productive summer and be ready for the next school year. Please read the information below carefully -- we recommend bookmarking this page so you can reference it during the summer months. Watch your email inbox for more news and updates as we head towards the brand new school year.
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  • American Academy SchoolMint Information
    • Instructions are sent to families each year during American Academy Annual Registration to create an account and complete registration for the coming school year.
  • MySchoolBucks Login Info (for student fees)
    American Academy parents will use the MySchoolBucks application to make online payments for the following:
    • Student fees (during DCSD Express Check-in)
    • DCSD school lunch payments (if applicable)
IMPORTANT! Keep all these numbers and logins safe and in an accessible location for use throughout the year.
American Academy will use the voice, text and/or email feature available through this website as our primary means of communicating emergency messaging. All registered families are automatically added to our Emergency Communication list in August.

Please note that the school district (DCSD) uses a different emergency communications system to reach all DCSD parents and it is NOT related to American Academy emergency communications. Many times you will receive important communication (snow delays, school closures, etc.) from both American Academy and DCSD.
Both American Academy and DCSD pull the info for their list from Infinite Campus. Please make sure your IC account is up to date.
  • Review and bookmark our board-approved upcoming school year calendar so you can start planning for no school days, parent conferences, and school breaks

  • Please note that information and dates are subject to change. We will communicate clearly any changes to the below dates and other important info.

  • Take note of all the important upcoming summer/fall dates on our school event calendar! We've listed the big ones below; please check the website events calendar for details about times and locations (and any updates).  We will also send out detailed info on dates below where needed.

      • June 13 & 20: Dennis In-Store Uniform Events
      • July 24-31: DCSD Online Registration for K-8 (Express Check-in)
      • July 26 Deadline to order school supplies online
      • August 8: NEW FAMILY Parent Information Meetings and PTO Receptions 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • August 14: K-8 and KP front offices open for school year
      • August 15: First Day & Orientation for all grade 6 and any new 7 & 8 grader (includes photos)
      • August 15: 7-8 grade photos and schedule pickup only (no school this day for returning MS students)
      • August 15: Open House & PTO Social (KindiePrep and K-5) 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
      • August 15: K-5 & KindiePrep Student Photos Individual (9am-3pm)
      • August 16: K-5 & KindiePrep Student Photos Individual (9am-3pm)
      • August 16: First day of school for returning MS students in grades 7-8 
      • August 19: First day of school for K-5 & KindiePrep
      • Back to School Nights:
        • Aug 22: All Middle School - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
        • Aug 29: LM & MB KindiePrep - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
        • Sept. 4: K&1 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 4th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
        • Sept. 5: 2&3 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 5th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    *All dates subject to change and advance notice will be given

All American Academy incoming K-8 students have summer assignments for reading and math (as well as history for incoming grades 6-8 only). KindiePrep students do NOT have summer reading assignments, but we encourage parents to read with them on a regular basis. 
Visit the Summer Assignment web pages on our school website to view the assignments for each grade level and to download any related worksheets.

We hope your kids can join us for one or more of the fun camps offered and run by American Academy teachers and staff! For more details and information about current summer camp offerings, visit the American Academy Summer Camp page on the website.


Participation in summer camps is open to ALL enrolled K-8 American Academy students who will be at least five years old by June 1 of this year. Parents of students new to American Academy in upcoming year must complete all registration paperwork before signing up for a summer camp. Students may attend a camp at ANY campus and are not limited to the campus where they attend school.


Want a little extra help with academics this summer? American Academy teachers* sometimes like to offer private tutoring sessions during the summer months. We have listed those teachers here for your convenience and to give our wonderful, hard-working teachers a helping hand.


*American Academy is not responsible for or involved in these private tutoring arrangements in any way. To make arrangements for summer private tutoring, parents must contact teachers directly using the contact info provided.


Order Online
To order online, visit the School Tool Box website and search for your American Academy campus. Parents may shop the full list or choose just a few individual items. Orders will be delivered right to your home within 10-14 business days. The deadline for online ordering is July 26 to ensure enough delivery time; parents will need to shop locally after July 26.
Shop Local
Download the school supply list below for your campus, find your grade level, choose your favorite local store, and enjoy.
Lincoln Meadows (KP-8)  
Motsenbocker (KP-8)

DCSD Express Check-in: Online (K-8) - Dates TBD

American Academy families with students (new and returning) who will be in grades K - 8 in the coming year must complete two registrations annually. These are required in order to secure your K-8 student's spot at American Academy for the coming school year. KindiePrep, our preschool program, is NOT included in these events and will have their own registration event. American Academy All-School Registration already took place in April. DCSD Express Check-in will happen late summer.

Deadlines for both K-8 registrations must be met by all families; failure to meet these deadlines may result in your child being unenrolled from American Academy and an offer extended to another child on our waitlist. In the event that your student is unenrolled, you will be required to add your student back to the American Academy waitlist to wait for a future opening at the school.

Read more about K-8 school registration.


Medications for 2024-2025

If your child will need medication administered at school during the upcoming school year, please have your primary care provider complete a medication authorization form. Middle School students wanting to self-carry their medications, please have your provider fill out this form. Medication authorization forms are updated every school year.

This includes over-the-counter medications, which are all supplied by parents. We DO NOT keep a stock of any medication (ex: Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl) for students at school and can only administer their own medication with proper forms. Please plan to bring these completed forms and medications in their original pharmacy labeled/new unopened over the counter containers, in a plastic bag labeled with your child’s name to drop off in August at Open House. We cannot accept or administer expired medications (please check expiration dates) or medications with incomplete paperwork.

Immunizations- Incoming Kindie and 6th Graders

Many immunization updates are necessary by the time school starts in August. Summer is a great time to plan to see your primary care provider to update immunizations.

Incoming sixth graders are required to have an immunization booster for Tdap prior to starting 6th grade. Please bring updated records to school in August.  

Incoming Kindergarteners also have necessary immunizations that should be updated prior to starting school in August. Please bring updated immunization records to school in August at Open House.

  • Tri County Health Department immunization phone number: 303-451-0123



Immunization Exemptions-

Immunization exemptions are required to be renewed annually. For the 2024-2025 school year, there will be two ways to submit a nonmedical exemption. Please visit the CDPHE vaccine exemptions webpage for more exemption information and requirements.


  • Review the American Academy Uniform Policy on our BOD Policies webpage

  • Dennis Uniforms Events and 15% Discount: Details here
    ALL CAMPUSES: June 13 & 20: Dennis In-Store Uniform Events
    *15% discount only available at the store for in-store dates above and then online for dates listed.
    Dennis Uniform Store in Lone Tree

  • Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger : Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger
    No events this year, but sign up to receive sale info throughout the summer and school year.
    *Be sure to join their mailing list so you never miss a sale!

  • Join American Academy Marketplace - Parents can post approved American Academy uniform items in our new American Academy Marketplace Facebook group. Select Join and then once approved, you can buy, sell, or search for what you need (current members of the American Academy Community Facebook group are automatically approved to join Marketplace.) It's a great place to ask questions about uniforms, too.

  • Learn about Dress of Choice Days and Spirit Days - Students are required to wear our American Academy uniform every day! However, we like to make fun exceptions with regular Spirit Days and Dress of Choice Days. Learn when they are and what to wear on each of these uniform exception days!

  • Extra Help - For those families that qualify, there may be assistance for purchasing uniforms and other services. Apply for assistance through DCSD Nutrition Services (the application typically opens mid-summer) and contact our business services team with your DCSD approval letter. If you qualify, you can receive some additional help paying for services/uniforms at American Academy. Please contact Business Services to submit forms and ask any questions.
We know families and students get excited to show off some American Academy spirit while looking forward to the new American Academy school year. So save the date for the next Spirit Gear Store (ordering window dates below)!

Spirit Days take place each week on Friday, and we have one planned Dress of Choice day each month which usually takes place the last Friday of the month. Check out the guidelines for both on our website and in our Student Uniform Policy.

Spirit Gear Store Open Dates for 2024-2025

Fall:  August 15 – September 2

Winter:  October 25 – November 3

Spring:  February 21 – March 2

We like to stay in touch with our families at American Academy! We post frequently on our school website and we send out all-school newsletters once a week throughout the school year and occasionally through the summer months. Our teachers also update grade-level news on their individual pages. And of course, we have emergency communications. Here are some good tips for staying connected in other ways!
  • Looking for something on our website? Try our site search tool (upper right of any web page) or look through QuickLinks (main menu) > Parents for an alphabetical list of subjects.

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  • Want to keep track of American Academy events in your own personal calendar? Visit our school website and select Campuses > Your Campus > Events and then select the Subscribe option just above the calendar. Any updates made on our end will show in your calendar when you open it.
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  • For any questions you just can't find the answer to (after looking on the website), email [email protected] and someone will get back to you.