Sunday, September 11 Update

Good Evening families!

This week we are thankful for cooler temperatures and yet now dealing with the poor air quality. School is not usually canceled due to poor air quality as often “our schools are better equipped, with higher quality air ventilation and filtration systems, than residential homes, “ according to Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. We will be closely monitoring the air quality throughout the day when determining if students can be outside for breaks. If we are able to be outside, all students will have the opportunity of coming inside the library with me if they are struggling with the outside air.

*Supply and Curriculum Orders are all caught up (unless you ordered them just last week). Some have been sitting there for 2-3 weeks. If you have received an email to come pick up supplies and curriculum, it would be super helpful if you would come and pick it up. You can pull up to the delivery spot to the right of the Arete building and we can help you load it up. 


*CHESS CLUB is off to a great start. Our next day will be 

Friday, September 23th from 12:30-1:10. Mr. Walsh recommends  kids sign up on and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  

School Safety in Nevada County

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools invites families and community members to attend one of two informational school safety meetings. Local law enforcement, fire services, and Office of Emergency Services will provide valuable information on collaborative efforts and plans to keep students and staff safe on Nevada County school sites.

  • Monday, September 12th:  6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Bear River High School
  • Tuesday, September 13th: 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Nevada Union High School

You can also attend via Zoom:

September 12th:

September 13th:


Fall Field Trips 2022

Please pay attention to age restrictions. Please watch dates closely and make note of the field trips that require prepayment for adult chaperones. Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime$20 minimum). We pre-pay for all Arete students so if you need to cancel with less than a week's notice, you will need to reimburse Arete for the field trip fee for your child. All field trips will start at the field trip location with check in 15 minutes before the start time. Families are responsible for making transportation arrangements for their children. Families typically join the field trip. Please email at [email protected] if you need to drop off and pick up your child. 


Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school as we have several students with severe nut allergies. Kiddos may enjoy nut free granola bars and spreads on their sandwiches and all the nut free favorites when away from Arete. Thanks!


*Sign up for our Arete Charter Academy Family Facebook Group here...

Arete Charter Academy Family Group


 Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

*All classes must be canceled one week before the class starts as the instructor has already purchased and prepped the materials.


Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*September 11- 20 Day Meetings- Popsicles in office for all students who turn EVERY single thing DURING their meeting.

*September 12- 20 Day Meetings- Popsicles in office for all students who turn EVERY single thing DURING their meeting.

*September- 13- 9am Parent Networking Meeting- Parent Resource Center

Art Docent- McAlister, Codiga, and Veblen

11:30-11:55 McAlister Garden

*September 14- 4-8th Art Docent

                  2:45 Warm Up- CC Weimer Hills Meet 4-8th Grades

*September 15- Art Docent- Baker/Lingo and Tomasetti

                9:45-10:15 Tomasetti Garden

10:45-11:15 Baker Garden

            11:30-11:55 Codiga Garden