Important Back-to-School Information

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Welcome, Panthers! On behalf of Prattville Christian Academy, we would like to welcome all new families and returning PCA families to the one place where all information and updates pertaining to the 2020-2021 school year are located.

Due to COVID-19, all plans are subject to change based on recommended guidance so we encourage you to check back often not to miss any new or revised information.

You may also connect with PCA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional updates and reminders. If you have any questions or don’t see the information you need, please contact the school office at 334.285.0077.

COVID-19 Communication Updates
PCA’s administrative team is continually monitoring state and local requirements, and remain confident that PCA will begin the new school year as scheduled on August 11. Detailed plans are being developed now to be prepared for the public health mandates required going forward, including traditional, blended, and flex learning scenarios. Click here to read the latest updates for the upcoming school year. 

Summer Office Hours
Beginning June 2, PCA will open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All visitors must enter through the Elementary Building (second building on the right as you drive on campus). You will be able to acquire general information from the receptionist, but if you need to see a specific person, you are encouraged to make an appointment to ensure their availability. The campus will close July 3-6 for Independence Day. Normal office hours will resume on August 7. 

Summer Reading and Math Assignments
In an effort to keep your student’s reading and math skills sharp, PCA requires  participation in the summer reading and math program. Students in grades K3 through 2 will receive prizes for participation, while participation is mandatory for students in grades 3 through 12. Grade-level assignments are available here.

For more information, contact Kim Stephenson, Academic Director.

Summer Sports & Enrichment Camps
Due to COVID-19, enrichment camps will not be offered this summer. As crowd size and social distance restrictions are lifted, some sports camps will be scheduled in later summer.  

Open House Dates
PCA’s Open House events will be virtual this year! To avoid overcrowded buildings filled with hundreds of families just before the start of the school year, PCA is restructuring these events to protect everyone. Additional details based on grade level will be available soon. 

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Navigating a new school campus during peak traffic times can be confusing. To ensure safety during and effectiveness of student drop-off and pick-up times, please review PCA’s procedures related to this process. Click here to learn more as it relates to your child’s specific grade-level.

Uniform Resale
Take advantage of big savings on gently-used uniform pieces! Everything from shirts, skirts, outerwear, and bottoms – some items still have sales tags! The sale will take place on the second floor of the Secondary Building. Cash, check, or credit/debit cards will be accepted. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the consignment sale event will have new shopping rules to ensure everyone’s safety. Specific instructions will be communicated in advance of the sale based on the latest recommended guidance. 

Sale Dates
Tuesday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Sale Prices
Shirts: $8
Dry-Fit Shirts: $10
Bottoms (excluding plaid): $12
Sweatshirts/Sweaters: $12
Jackets: $15
Plaid Skirts/Jumpers: $18

If you aren’t able to attend the sale, contact PCA’s Advancement Office to schedule an appointment to shop these items once the public sale has ended.

Uniform Provider
AKD is the exclusive provider of PCA uniforms. All uniform pieces, including tops, bottoms, and outerwear must be a valid AKD brand. As you begin shopping for the new year, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the uniform section of the handbook by clicking here

AKD – American Klassic Designs
1812 Glynwood Drive, Prattville
goakd.com/store

Supply Lists
All preschool and elementary supplies are furnished by PCA. Backpacks are also provided through third grade. The middle school supply list for grades 6-7 is available by clicking here. The upper school supply list for grades 8-12 is available here. 

Student I.D. Cards, Locker Assignments, and Vehicle Registration
Student I.D. cards will not be printed this year due to online food ordering because of COVID-19, and lockers will not be used during the 2020-2021 school year. 

All students who drive must register vehicles to be assigned a parking spot for the upcoming year at the front desk of the secondary building August 3-5 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.).  Parking spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. All visitors, including students, must wear a mask in order to enter the building.                                          

Student Devices
All students in grades 6-12 should pick up devices August 3-5 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) in the lower school building. Students must present a PCA-approved Chromebook or MacBook case and a Google consent form.

For more information, contact Laura Ann Scott, Technology Director.

FACTS Accounts
FACTS, PCA’s communication tool, gives parents the opportunity to be more involved in a student’s academic progress and future successes via an easy-to-use software program. It allows you to view grades, attendance, homework assignments, and other useful information. You may also communicate with teachers and other school staff through this system, as necessary. Click here for instructions to set up a FACTS account. 

For more information, contact Laura Ann Scott, Technology Director.

PCA Volunteers
We are seeking parent and grandparent volunteers to help with various projects and activities on and around campus during the year! When you agree to be included in our volunteer program, the only thing that you are committing to is receiving an email when a volunteer opportunity arises. Once you receive an email, you may simply reply yes or no depending on your availability and the skills necessary to complete the task.

To be added to our volunteer database, please click here. We ask that all returning volunteers complete the form as well to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information. 

For more information, please contact Leigh Winslett, Volunteer Coordinator.

Athletic Information
All student-athletes in grades 7-12 that play Panther sports or are considering participating in the upcoming school year are required to complete these instructions.

  • Any new PCA student in grades 7-12 and all upcoming seventh-grade student-athletes must have a 1.) documented physical and 2.) Dragonfly account with completed documents before they are allowed to participate in any summer athletic activities, including conditioning. For instructions on creating a Dragonfly account and to access the required documents, click here.

  • Student-athletes who played on a PCA team during 2019-2020 must update their Dragonfly accounts for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year using the same login credentials, including completing all required annual forms. Please note! Do not create another account. For instructions on updating a Dragonfly account, click here.

  • Current student-athletes with a physical expiring in May, June, or July 2020 are eligible to participate in summer activities using their current physical until July 27.

For more information about athletic guidelines, contact Tara Osborne, Athletic Director.

Class Schedules
All middle and upper school students follow a block schedule; the master schedule will be available soon. 

Other Information
The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is August 11.

You may prioritize PCA emails and social media content so as not to miss updates, event reminders, etc. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Students in grades 6-7 must purchase P.E. uniforms through AKD. Students in grades 8-12 may purchase P.E. uniforms or wear sport-provided spirit pack apparel as outlined in PCA’s student handbook.

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