HEY AMS, WE MISS YOU!
Check out this inspiring video featuring many of our AMS staff members sharing our message of support to students during the school closure:
A huge thank you goes out to Mr. Anderson for all of his work in putting this together!
THIRD MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARDS
AMS Third Marking Period Report Cards will be available in SchoolTool for parents to view on Wednesday, April 22nd.
For this marking period, report cards will use special Pass and Fail codes instead of numeric grades.
Students will receive one of two possible grades for each class in the third marking period: “Pass-Coronavirus 19” or “Fail-Coronavirus 19.” These will appear in the grade column on the report card as “P-c19” or “F-c19.” This special coding, utilized by both Algonquin and the Averill Park High School.
Students will also receive two comments per class on their report card.
One comment will reflect a grade range that their average was at the time of the school closure on March 16, 2020.
The second comment will reflect the student’s level of engagement in online learning since the school closure. Those comments are:
Student was highly engaged in distance learning activities
Student successfully engaged in distance learning activities
Student demonstrated limited engagement in distance learning activities
Student did not engage in distance learning activities
Thank you for your understanding and support.
GOOGLE TEAM CALENDARS
Parents and guardians are reminded that our Team Google Homework Calendars are the central hub of learning activity information for your child.
Each team’s calendar is available, as always, linked off of the AMS website. Simple click on the gray drop down menu at the top of the page that says “Homework Calendar.” Click here to visit the AMS website: https://www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/ams
As a reminder, students and parents can subscribe to the Google Homework Calendar. To do so, simply click on the “+Google Calendar” button at the bottom of the team calendar.
TEACHER ACCESS HOURS
AMS teachers hold Access Hours, generally by Google Meet, each day. Students are encouraged to check in with their teachers should they have questions about learning activities or need additional support.
Please encourage your child to reach out to their teachers, as needed, based on the schedule provided below, which is updated weekly.
Click Here to View Access Hours: https://bit.ly/3bTkt2S
**SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK FAIR**
*Online Book Fair runs from April 15th to April 28th*
*FREE shipping to home with $25 BOOK purchase* (any non-book purchases will incur shipping even if you are also buying books).
Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school.
Contact Denise Nero with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop online at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/algonquinmiddleschool4
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR AVERILL PARK STUDENTS
Free grab and go breakfast and lunch is available for students free of charge during the school closure
PICK UP HAS NOW MOVED TO THE AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL
9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Drive-thru pick-up stations. Remain in your car and meals will be brought to you.
Monday: Lunch for Mon, Breakfast and Lunch for Tues, Breakfast for Wed
Wednesday: Lunch for Wed, Breakfast and Lunch for Thurs, Breakfast for Fri
Friday: Lunch for Fri, Breakfast for Mon
Dietary restrictions, please contact Colleen Wise at email@example.com.
AMS YEARBOOK – ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for ordering a yearbook has been extended to April 25th. The website is ybpay.lifetouch.com school code:11617120. We will not be ordering extra yearbooks this year. If your child would like a yearbook, you need to order online.
8th grade parents: it is not too late to send in a baby picture of your 8th grader to be put in the yearbook. Send in a jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aslo, if there are any 8th graders who would like a yearbook but it is not financially possible at this time, please send me an email at email@example.com and we can make that happen.
AMS MAIN OFFICE PHYSICALLY CLOSED, VOICEMAIL BEING CHECKED
The AMS Main Office is physically closed, however we are checking the main office voicemail. If you need assistance please leave a message with a good contact phone number and someone will return your call.
SCHOOL COUNSELORS HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
During this time of school closure, the AMS Counseling Center remains open, virtually, for students and families. If you need support or assistance for your child at any time during this closure, please reach out to you child’s counselor listed below:
Team 1 – Tim Herbs – firstname.lastname@example.org
Team 2 – Mary Anne Valentine – email@example.com
Grade 7: Teams 3 & 4 – Tim Herbs – firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 8: Teams 5 & 6 – Mary Anne Valentine – email@example.com
Social Social Worker: Linda Bille – firstname.lastname@example.org
School Psychologist: Amber Williams – email@example.com
Student Assistance Counselor: Samantha Keenan – firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED TECH SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHROMEBOOK?
The Averill Park CSD Technology Office is here to help with Chromebook and instructional software challenges students may face in the days ahead. Please click on this link for FAQ and ways to request direct assistance: