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Back to School 2023

We’re ready to learn! When does the school year start?

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th at our new building at 400 S. 18th Street! Drop-off takes place between 7:45 and 8:00 am. Dismissal is between 3:30-3:45 pm. More specific information about arrival and dismissal procedures will be provided at the Back to School Bash and will be on this site by the end of August 2023.


What is the Atlas uniform? When can I purchase shirts?

Students are required to wear branded Atlas shirts (either polos or t-shirts). The uniform store will be open periodically online and uniforms will be available for sale at Atlas. The next opportunity to purchase uniforms is at our Back to School Bash on August 31st from 4-6pm. Students can wear khaki-colored bottoms of their choice: pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, joggers, etc. To stay active and safe, students must wear closed-toe shoes.


Does Atlas have a school supply list?

Atlas will provide the bulk of supplies needed for learning. We do have some general supplies that will be needed in each classroom that we appreciate families contributing. We will begin collecting school supplies at the Back to School Bash. 


Required School Supplies

Optional School Supplies


Black flair tip pens

Hand sanitizer

Green and red tip pens

Disinfectant spray and/or Clorox wipes

Washable markers

Skinny tip black dry-erase markers


Paper towels

Colored pencils 

Pre-sharpened pencils

Post-it notes

Glue sticks



How can we stay in touch with what’s going on at school?

Atlas communicates with families on a regular basis through a free app called ClassDojo. Please download this app if you haven’t already.


What documents do I need to provide to complete enrollment?

Please make sure you have sent updated immunization records and proof of residency (e.g., a recent utility bill) to [email protected] no later than August 1st. 


What forms do I need to complete if my child has specific medical needs?

If your child requires an inhaler or an EpiPen, you will need to fill out the medical authorization form below and send it directly to Jessica Williams at [email protected] or drop it off at the school on August 31st. If your child is experiencing any chronic conditions that will require attention at school, please notify Ms. Williams.


How can I enroll my child in Before + Aftercare?

We're excited that our partner Unleashing Potential will continue to provide before and aftercare programming in our new building!

  • Before care with Unleashing Potential takes place from 7:00 to 7:45 am
  • Aftercare with Unleashing Potential takes place from 3:30 to 5:45 pm


Here is a link to register: https://form.jotform.com/231974490752060.


Note that a separate application is required for each child and for each program (before care or aftercare). If you think you will need both before care and aftercare, please make sure you sign up for both as these are different programs and Unleashing Potential staffs its programs based on the number of children enrolled.


Because we know that several of our families are in need of aftercare programming, Atlas does offer an overflow aftercare option run by Atlas team members should seats with Unleashing Potential fill up. The cost for this guaranteed aftercare option is $50/month and the programming runs until 5:30pm. Please reach out to our Director of Beyond School Programming, Derron Cason, at [email protected] for more information.