Important Back-to-School Information
Hello! 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 2018-19 school year are located.
If you have any questions or don’t see the information you need, please contact us at 334.285.0077.
Summer Office Hours
PCA will open on Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All visitors must enter through the Secondary Building. The office will be closed July 3-5 for Independence Day.
Regular office hours will resume on Monday, July 30.
Summer Reading and Math Assignments
In an effort to keep your student’s reading and math skills sharp, we are again requiring 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.
For more information on grade level assignments, please click here. If you have trouble accessing the page or downloading the PDF’s, please select Chrome as your browser.
A mandatory parent meeting for students in K3-K5 will be held on August 2 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the student’s classroom. Optional parent/teacher meetings for grades 1-5 will also be held in student’s classroom. We request no children attend these meetings.
PCA’s Orientation is scheduled for August 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. It will begin with a few grade specific meetings and will be followed by room tours which are optional but highly recommended.
Elementary Meeting with Mrs. Heartsill – Grades 1-5
New Parents Only!
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Middle School Meeting with Mr. Brackins – Grades 6-7
Incoming sixth grade and new seventh grade parents only!
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
High School Meeting with Mrs. Furr – Grades 8-12
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
All meetings will be followed by room tours until 7:00 p.m.
Student Information Packets
Updating student information will be completed digitally this year! In July, all returning families will receive an email providing instructions on how to sign on to your existing RenWeb account and access these forms. For more information, contact Deborah Kicker, Admissions Director.
New Parent Reception
Mark your calendars! All new PCA families will be invited to our annual New Parent Reception on Thursday, August 16 from 5-6 p.m. in the PCA Gym. This come-and-go, informal event will give you an opportunity to meet many of PCA’s board members and administrators as well as connect with other new and established families.
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 updates to the uniform section of the handbook by clicking here. Enjoy a discount when purchasing new uniform items using this coupon code through July 13.
AKD – American Klassic Designs
1812 Glynwood Drive, Prattville
For more information on uniforms, contact Amanda Redman.
All elementary supplies are furnished by PCA. Backpacks are also provided through third grade. The middle school supply list is available here. The junior high and high school supply list is available by clicking here.
Student I.D. Cards, Locker Assignments, and Car Registration
Student I.D. cards are required for all students in grades 6-12 and must be renewed each school year. Get your card August 1-3 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
High school locker assignments will also be available for pick up at the front desk of the secondary building following the same schedule above. Middle school locker assignments will be available on orientation night.
All students who drive will need to register their vehicle at the front desk of the secondary building as well. Please note! Senior parking is located in the lot on the left side of the secondary building and all other student parking is located in the lot to the right of the elementary building.
All upcoming middle school students will receive devices on the first day of school. New students in grades 8-12 will receive devices before the school year begins; you will be notified by email when it’s available for pick up. No devices will be issued during orientation.
RenWeb School Management software, PCA’s communication tool, gives parents the opportunity to be more involved in 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.
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.
All middle school, junior high and high school students will follow a modified block schedule. The master schedule is available here.
You may prioritize PCA emails and social media content so not to miss updates, event reminders, etc. Click here for a step-by-step guide.
Mark your calendars! A welcome party for new middle school students will be held on July 25 at 12:00 p.m. This event is designed for new students only (no parents) to meet classmates and teachers.
A new student luau, for students in grades 8-12, will be held on July 26 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the PCA Gym and Cafeteria. This event is designed for new students only (no parents) to meet classmates and teachers.
P.E. clothes for students in grades 6-8 must be purchased from AKD, PCA’s uniform supplier. Students in grades 9-12 are responsible for their own clothes that meet PCA’s handbook standards.