Students & Families
New to Almond Acres?
This helpful guide will walk you through all the basics of our school!
Ride the Bus
Bus service is provided for a fee. To add your student’s name to the interest list, reference the post in the ParentSquare app.
MORNING ROUTE (Every Day)
7:00 am, San Miguel Park (12th & K St.)
7:15-7:20 am, Paso Robles (24th & Park St.)
7:30-7:40 am, Barney Schwartz Park
7:45 am, Almond Acres Charter Academy
AFTERNOON ROUTE (Tuesday-Friday)
2:50 pm, Almond Acres Charter Academy
2:55-3:00 pm, Centennial Park (YMCA)
3:10-3:15 pm, Barney Schwartz Park
3:30-3:35 pm, Paso Robles Youth Arts Center
3:50 pm, San Miguel Park (12th & K St.)
AFTERNOON ROUTE (Mondays)
2:05 pm, Almond Acres Charter Academy
2:10-2:15 pm, Centennial Park (YMCA)
2:25-2:30 pm, Barney Schwartz Park
2:45-2:50pm, Paso Robles Youth Arts Center
3:05 pm, San Miguel Park (12th & K St.)
AFTERNOON ROUTE (Minimum Days)
12:35 pm, Almond Acres Charter Academy
12:40-12:45 pm, Centennial Park (YMCA)
12:55-1:00 pm, Barney Schwartz Park
1:15-1:20 pm, Paso Robles Youth Arts Center
1:35 pm, San Miguel Park (12th & K St.)
Breakfast & Lunch
Free breakfast and lunch are available to all students.
Food will be prepared at an off-site location by the Paso Robles Culinary Arts Academy. Food orders need to be placed by 8am on Friday for the following week. Place orders on Parent Square using the order form provided.
Breakfast for those who order will be available in the quad area from 7:30am-7:55am.
Current menus and an order form can be found on ParentSquare.
Please reach out to Yolanda Goldammer with any meal-related questions at email@example.com.
Summer Meal Locations
Free meals for students are offered throughout the summer at these locations.
The complete guidelines for uniforms can be found in the Family Handbook. While uniform polos should be purchased from our uniform vendor, all other apparel can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.
Uniform assitance is available for families experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the office for more information.
Shirts are blue, red, yellow, or green polos (short or long sleeves) with the school logo.
For added warmth during cold weather, a long-sleeved black, white, gray, or navy shirt may be worn underneath.
The bottom color choices are navy and khaki and can be purchased from a retailer of your choice.
Pants may not be denim or cargo style.
Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be aproximately knee-length.
Leggings/tights may be worn under skirts, shorts, or jumpers and must be white, gray, black or navy.
Shoes need to be closed-toe and good for running and playing (no open-toe or platform style). Flat-heeled boots are acceptable, but they may not be UGG style.
All boots, excluding rain boots, must be a neutral color. Shoes should primarily be white, navy, black, gray, tan, or dark brown.
Socks must be worn at all times and should be white, navy, black, or gray.
Plain navy blue, black, grey, or white sweatshirts and sweaters (no logos or decals, with the exception of the school logo) are permitted in the classroom. Heavier winter jackets (no specified color) are acceptable outside as needed.
Hats should be navy with the AACA identification. During cold weather, beanies are allowed as long as they are navy and have the AACA identification. Hats and beanies are not allowed to be worn indoors. All outerwear is available for purchase using the link below.
Belts are encouraged. If worn, they must be plain brown or black.
Fake nails, make-up, and large pieces of jewelry are not appropriate for school.
Earrings must be post/stud type for safety reasons and should not exceed two per ear.
Hair should be natural color.
Temporary tattoos of any kind are not allowed.
Clothing must be clean, neat, un-torn and appropriately sized. Extreme bagginess or tightness of clothing is unacceptable.
If your child is not following the dress code, parents or guardians will be called and/or a written warning that details the uniform infraction will be made.
Parents/guardians will be expected to bring appropriate clothing to the child, or they may be outfitted in a borrowed AACA uniform.
The AACA Uniform Swap gives families a way to trade outgrown uniforms with other AACA families in order to save from buying costly new uniform pieces.
Donated uniforms are displayed on a rack at school. Please help yourself!
Additionally, families frequently gift or sell uniforms on a private Facebook group page called Our Charter School Family.