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Welcome Groves Academy Parents!

Groves Academy is pleased to provide information you need to manage your relationship with the school. On this page, you'll find links to key documents and important information you can use every day. Please check back often for updates.

Groves ALMA Parent Portal login:
ALMA Parent Portal

School Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday - 1:00PM Dismissal, after-care is available

Main Phone Number & Attendance Contact
952-920-6377

All Groves Faculty & Staff Directory

School Lunch:
Directions for Ordering Lunch   
Order Lunch

Student/Parent/Family Directory - TBD

2019-2020 Student Handbook

Curriculum Guide

Calendars
2019-2020 School Calendar
2019-2020 Athletics/Activities Calendar
Link to school events 

2019-2020 Supply Lists
Lower School Supply List
Middle School Supply List
Upper School Supply List

Lets us get your school supplies for you! - Order School Packs

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information
Please view our recently updated driving directions for the best way to get to school, leave school, and how to do student drop-off and pick-up.   

Driving Directions

Transportation
Busing and Carpool information Please contact Amy Luffey with questions at 952.920.6377.

Athletics/Activities at Groves Academy:
Athletics Offerings
Athletics Registration/Eligibility

ASA FALL SESSION REGISTRATION - Begins 9/3/19

Activities/Clubs

School Trips - TBD

Letter Jackets - TBD

Learning Ally
All Groves students have a membership to Learning Ally - a helpful assistive technology application and the world's largest collection of audible books.

ACT Registration: The student will need to log on to www.actstudent.org  and register for a test. During the registration process, the student will be asked if they need accommodations to access our test. They will say yes and then choose “special testing” which is extended time over multiple days. Approximately 48 hours after the registration has been completed, the student will receive an email that they will need to forward on to Ms. Jonas (jonasm@grovesacademy.org) so that the school can request accommodations for the student.

ACT Test Accommodations

Groves Parent Organization 
Click Here for More Info and GPO Calendar of Events
GPO is the parent volunteer organization at Groves Academy. Its mission is to bring families together and build community by encouraging and supporting Groves friendships, both parent and child, through fun and fellowship. This promotes a sense of community among parents and families of Groves Academy through school and social events.

Groves School Store
The school store provides a safe environment for the students of Groves Academy to hang out and purchase snacks. It also is a place for students to socialize with others and to bring the school together as a whole. The school store also provides a place for students to learn about the working environment. More information here.

Special Opportunities
Music Lessons for Groves Students - 
Voice, guitar, ukulele, and piano lessons offered.

Speech-Language Services at Groves offer a holistic approach and help individuals communicate clearly and confidently. Certified speech-language pathologists provide assessments and specific treatments for a wide range of speech and language needs including receptive/expressive language, social skills, speech articulation, stuttering, and augmentative and alternative communication. Groves Academy students who are interested in speech and language evaluations and/or therapy should contact Meghan Miller, at millerm@grovesacademy.org or 952-915-4267 for more information.

PACER Center STEM programs - The PACER Center offers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs for children.

School Tours and Information Sessions for Potential Parents: Groves Academy school tours are a good way for current Groves families to introduce our school to their family and friends who are interested in learning more about the transformative work we do. Tours and panel discussions relevant for families interested in both summer programs and our school admissions processes. 
Tour dates this year - TBD

Staff to Get to Know at Groves Academy

Amy Luffey: Amy has been part of the Groves Academy staff for 18 years. She enjoys being a part of a positive transformation in a child's life. Amy is located inside the main office. Amy has a variety of duties she performs on a daily basis. Some of the ones most helpful  to know about for you as a parent are:

  • Attendance: Groves Academy accounts for all students by 8:45AM. Amy encourages all parents to save the main phone number (952-920-6377) in their cell phones so they can call and let her know if their child will be absent, if they have an appointment, or will be late (no later than 8:45AM). Parents can leave a voicemail prior to 8:00AM or also email Amy this information. Amy relays this information to the student's teachers. 
  • Student-Parent Communication Liason: Amy serves as a liaison between parents and teachers and parents and their children throughout the school-day by relaying messages. 
  • Transportation: Amy helps with coordinating transportation, carpool routes, and busing schedules.
  • After School Activities: Amy assists Curtis Olufson with the coordination of the ASA program.
  • Health Office: Amy assists the nurse at Groves Academy. If you cannot reach Nurse Kelly, you can always relay a health message to Amy.
  • Reception: Amy answers the majority of the incoming phone calls at Groves Academy. 
  • Student Records: Amy manages the student files.

Nurse Kelly: Groves Academy has a licensed practical nurse, Kelly Hopkins, who is current on the necessary certifications – i.e. First Aid, CPR, and AED. The health office at Groves Academy provides preventative health services to student and staff ensuring optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development. The school nurse supports the education process by working with other staff at Groves Academy to ensure the health of all students. Some of the duties the nurse provides are:

  • First Aid: Performs minor first aid and treatment as needed. 
  • Medication: Coordinates and administers medication for students with a doctor’s order, and provides over-the-counter medication with parent permission. 
  • Medical Records: Maintains records regarding immunizations, medications, sports physicals, etc. for each student.   

Nurse Kelly can be contacted directly at 952-915-4264.

Paula Sundberg: Paula sits inside the main office. Paula has a variety of duties she performs on a daily basis. Below are a few that are helpful for you to know:

  • Head of School's Assistant: Paula manages Kim Peeples' calendar.  Please contact Paula to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Peeples
  • Institute for Professional Learning Assistant: Paula manages Katharine Campbell's calendar.  Please contact Paula to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Campbell.
  • Reception: Paula assists in answering incoming phone calls and greeting guests at Groves Academy.

Paula can be reached directly at 952-915-4262 or sundbergp@grovesacademy.org

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