WEEKLY EMAILS RETURN EARLY
Each week AMS sends our school community a weekly email. This email serves as one of the most important communications shared with families and covers upcoming events and important announcements and reminders.
This year we’re starting our weekly email a few weeks early to help families prepare for the return to school.
Parents and students should check their email each Wednesday for this important update from AMS. Thank you!
RETURN TO SCHOOL VIDEO SERIES
Beginning on Friday, AMS will release a series of videos focused on the return to school. Videos will be emailed out and posted on the AMS YouTube Channel.
Below is a list of the topics to be addressed in these videos:
- Friday – Introduction
- Monday – Hybrid Students
- Tuesday – 100% Virtual Students
- Wednesday – Arrival and Dismissal
- Thursday – Breakfast & Lunch at AMS
- Friday – Reminder Prompts for Students
GRADE 6 VIRTUAL LEARNING FAMILIES: CHROMEBOOK PICK UP
Families of students who are participating in our 100% virtual learning approach will be asked to pick up their Chromebook on Wednesday, 9/2 from 3-6 p.m.
CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS
Grade 6 Hybrid students will receive their Chromebook on their first in-person learning day here at AMS. New entrants will receive their Chromebook at our New Entrant Orientation. New entrant families should have received an email regarding this event. Returning 7th and 8th graders should already have their school-issued Chromebook from last school year.
SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS REMINDER
Now is a good time for students to finish up their Summer Assignments. Students are reminded of their Summer Math Calendar and “Warriors Read” Assignments. Click here to view the assignments: https://www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/ams-summerassignments
Please click on the following link to view a copy of the hybrid calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14DSbZyX-N4g49vq1clkXqOYHL1J6H3Qm/view?usp=sharing
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Click here for the grades 6-8 supply list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OpPenNb0rlPdECkP8JnXh7qGQIyCKExUIxh4ssHxeG4/edit
If any family needs assistance obtaining school supplies or purchasing them is a hardship, please reach out to the Counseling Center. We have supplies for those in need through the generosity of parents and community members and particularly the Sand Lake Kiwanis Club.
FOOD BANK FARM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Every year each grade level of AMS students engages in a day of volunteer work at the Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Patroon Farm. Unfortunately this year we will not be able to take this great service learning field trip. However, the Food Bank Farm is looking for families to volunteer. Click here to read a recent Times Union article about the Food Bank Farm and consider making a family activity of volunteering on a weekend day at the farm: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/At-Patroon-Land-Farm-a-Food-Bank-mission-to-reed-15449691.php
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To assist students and families with the return to school, we have created an AMS Specific Frequently Asked Questions document. Click here to view the Algonquin FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BnJAR6SyQkB0qr4BSqJIM3Z3_Dh9wVCljkcLYftt51Y/edit?usp=sharing