ARA Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a specific time I am supposed to log on? 
No! All courses are self-paced and asynchronous.

What am I supposed to do today?  
Please utilize the flash drive or go to the ACPS website, and complete the first day of SEL lessons for your given grade level.  On the ACPS website, this link will be under “Amherst Remote Academy First 3 Days”

How will I know what to do next?
Teachers will be contacting students over the course of the next few days with more information.  

When will my students begin core content instruction such as Reading, Math, etc.? 
All students both in person and remote will begin content instruction on Monday September 28, 2020

How will my student be counted for attendance?
There will be a log that students will keep to turn in weekly.  They can be turned in online or printed and turned in with their paper/packets.

How do I get to Canvas?
Log in with your student email.  Click the 9 dots in the shape of a square in the top right-hand corner of your screen.  Then click on the “Canvas” app, which will take you to your courses in Canvas.

What do I do if I can’t get into Canvas or I have forgotten my log-in?
Please direct your questions for elementary (Pre-K -5)  to 
Please direct your questions for secondary (6th - 12th) to 

Any questions involving Elementary ARA teachers, canvas support, lessons, questions can be directed to Dr. Cassise @ 

Any questions involving Secondary ARA teachers, canvas support, lessons, questions can be directed to Mr. Jordan @