STUDENTS APPLY FOR THEIR FREE TRANSIT PASS ONLINE HERE
Great news! Dewey students can ride AC transit for FREE!
The application is available on the Alameda CTC website, under the ‘Students Apply Here’ tab.
Reminder: Students do not need to reapply if they have received a pass in previous school years.
- The online application is available in more than 100 languages!
MANDATORY FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS:
We, at Dewey Academy, hope that you have had a relaxing summer and taken some time to decompress from the 2021-2022 school year.
Online registration has begun for the 2022-2023 school year. Each family must complete registration for the upcoming school year. Families can now log into the Aeries parent portal to complete registration. The link is below.
Dewey Academy is a free/reduced lunch school. In order to keep this funding we are asking each family to complete the income questions in Aeries during the registration process. Please do not skip this step. This information helps Dewey Academy receive funding for therapists, tutoring, and other important student needs.
Please complete your students' online registration. The first day of school is August 8, 2022 @ 8:30am, and will be 100% in person. Students will NOT receive their schedule unless they have been registered. If you have any questions or issues logging in please contact me, Ms. Michell McKnight @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
If families are in need of assistance, families can come to Dewey Academy on the dates listed below.
Location: Dewey Academy Attendance Office
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, and Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:30am – 3:30pm
The first day of school is Monday, August 8, 2022.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.
If your household is eligible, you could receive:
Contact Ms. Michell McKnight @ email@example.com if you need assistance.
Student Vaccine Requirement
On December 1, 2021, Board of Education voted to amend the Board Policy 541.29 - COVID-19 Student Vaccine Requirement due date, which implements the Resolution the Board previously adopted requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all students ages 12 and up.
Jan. 28, 2022 UPDATE
Last October, the Board of Education adopted Board Policy 5141.29, which requires students 12 years old and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school in-person as of January 1, 2022. Under the policy, a number of exemptions are available to students who are not fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated students would also be offered enrollment at the District’s online independent study program at Sojourner Truth.
Initially, the policy required that the District unenroll from in-person school any unvaccinated student without a valid exemption starting January 1, 2022. In December, the Board voted to delay the deadline to be unenrolled to January 31, 2022.
At the most recent Board meeting this week, the Board delayed the deadline even further, to August 1, 2022. That means all students can continue to attend school in-person regardless of vaccine status for the entire spring semester.
Students who are 12+ years old are still required to be vaccinated and boosted as soon as they are eligible. As we have seen through the omicron surge, COVID-19 can be very aggressive, and it is more likely to infect people who are not vaccinated, and much more likely to make unvaccinated people very sick. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and our entire community.
Dewey Academy is a caring adult community that encourages the growth and development of students by providing social and individual support. We strive to have all students graduate with a high school diploma and to provide opportunities to obtain college and career readiness skills, vocational training, internships, jobs and social awareness in a collaborative environment.