Important Back-to-School Information

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 2019-2020 school year are located.

We encourage you to check back often as new information will be added when it becomes available. 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 us at 334.285.0077.

Summer Hours
PCA will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors must enter through the Secondary Building. The campus will close August 1-4 for facility maintenance. Normal office hours will resume on August 6.

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. If you have trouble accessing the page or downloading the PDF’s, please select Chrome as your browser. Grade level assignments are available here

For more information, contact Kim Stephenson, Academic Director.

Summer Sports & Enrichment Camps
Students are encouraged to stay active and engaged with the many sports and enrichment camps happening this summer! With more than 15 options to choose from, there is a camp option for everyone. Click here to learn more and register for your favorite camps. 

Open House Dates
PCA’s Open House events begin with mandatory meetings for specific grades on August 6. We request no children attend these meetings. Optional parent/teacher meetings for grades 1-5 will also be held in the student’s classroom on this date. 

Preschool Meeting with Mrs. Vaughn – Grades K3-K4
Parents Only!
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Student’s Classroom

Kindergarten Meeting
Parents Only!
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Student’s Classroom

Middle School Meeting with Mr. Brackins – Grades 6-7
Incoming sixth grade and new seventh grade parents only!
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
PCA Cafeteria

PCA’s school-wide Open House is scheduled for August 8 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. Children are encouraged to attend as well.

Elementary Meeting with Mrs. Heartsill – Grades 1-5
New Parents Only!
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
PCA Cafeteria

High School Meeting with Mrs. Furr – Grades 8-12
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
PCA Gym

All meetings will be followed by room tours until 7:00 p.m.

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

Sale Dates
Tuesday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 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

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’s annual summer sale is also happening now; click here to learn more. 

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

New Student Welcome Events

Middle School
A welcome party for new to PCA middle school students will be held on August 7 at 12:00 p.m. This event is designed for new students only (no parents) to meet classmates and teachers. Additional details to come! For more information, contact Lisa Reid, Lower School Guidance Counselor.

Upper School
EVENT CANCELED – A pizza party for new students in grades 8-12 will be held on August 2 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in PCA’s gym. This event is designed for new students only (no parents) to meet classmates and teachers. Additional details to come! For more information, contact Pat Dean, Upper School Guidance Counselor. 

New Family Reception
Mark your calendars! All new families are invited to PCA’s New Family Reception on August 22 at 7 a.m. in the PCA’s Tanglewood Coffee House. 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.

Supply Lists
All 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 & Vehicle Registration
Student I.D. cards are required for all students in grades 6-12 and must be renewed each school year. The Admissions Office will open on August 6 – 8 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) for cards; no appointment necessary. 

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 during Open House.

All students who drive must register their vehicle at the front desk of the secondary building to be assigned a parking spot for the upcoming year.

Student Devices
Returning students in grades 6-12 are required to have a signed Acceptable Use Policy/Assumption of Device Responsibility Contract and approved case on the first day of school. New students will receive their devices during the first week of school if the paperwork has been received. Required contracts and additional device information may be found by clicking here.

FACTS Accounts
FACTS, 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. 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.

Class Schedules
All middle school, junior high and high school students will follow a modified block schedule. The master schedule is available here.

Other Information
The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is August 13.

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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