FAQ - Daily Life
+ What are school hours?
School and Early Learner Program schedule options are 8:00a.m.– 4:00p.m or 7:00a.m.– 6:00 p.m., if early and/or late care is needed.
Early Care begins at 7:00am for all ages.
Students not enrolled in Early Care may arrive on campus between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.
+ Do you provide lunch?
Yes, Roadrunner Food Service to provides an optional hot lunch service for students enrolled in Walkers through Prekindergarten classes. Morning and afternoon snacks are brought from home.
Younger children and students who are not enrolled, bring all of their food from home each day, including snacks.
+ Do students wear uniforms?
+ Do you have a summer program?
Our Early Learner Program (3months – 3 years old) is a twelve-month program.
Students enrolled in Prekindergarten 3 and Prekindergarten 4 may choose to participate in Kidventure Camp Ascension during the summer months. For more information and to enroll in summer camp, please visit www.kidventure.com .
FAQ - In The Classroom
+ How do I stay informed about what is happening at school?
The Procare App and email are the primary methods of communicatin with our families. School administrators are available via phone if you need immediate assistance during school hours.
ProCare Online helps parents and teachers stay connected. You can contact a teacher via direct message, view, and print lesson plans, receive daily reports, pictures, and view the school calendar! ProCare also allows families to apply, pay online, and update personal information!
News from the Nest
News from the Nest is the weekly newsletter that is sent via ProCare to parents and staff. The newsletter, provides up to date weekly calendar of events and reminders for the school and ELP. Please make sure to update your email contact information in ProCare to ensure you receive your newsletter.
+ How does Ascension keep the community connected and informed?
The Ascension Parent Organization (APO) co-chairs partner with school administrators to plan events for children and adults. The APO includes all parents of AES. The role of the APO is to build community at the grade and school level, recruit volunteers, and plan events. The APO engages all families in the AES experience and shares updates on events happening in and outside of the classroom.
The goal of the APO is to support our mission and to foster community by supporting our teachers and staff, providing resources and activities for our students and families, and facilitating communication between parents and staff of Ascension.
A variety of volunteer opportunities exist to fit the needs of families. See our Volunteer Opportunities page for a list of events.
There are a wide variety of opportunities for ongoing commitments and one-off events. We also welcome support in the form of in-kind donations and gifts to our Annual Fund.
We welcome all caregivers, parents, grandparents, and business members to share their talents, skills, and resources.
+ Is the Ascension Episcopal School affiliated with the Church of the Ascension?