UPDATE FROM ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
We here at AMS have been working hard to gear up for the start of school on Wednesday, September 9th. Yesterday the full faculty and staff returned to the building to engage in staff training activities, finish getting our classrooms ready and continue our work on curriculum adjustments for the year ahead.
A letter was mailed on Friday, August 28 to the primary mailing address for each student indicating their Morning Meeting and team assignments. Those letters should be arriving in mailboxes, if they have not already.
On Tuesday, September 8th families will receive an email message from the school with directions for each of our student groups (Hybrid Cohort 1 – Last Names A-K; Hybrid Cohort 2 – Last Names L-Z; 100% Virtual Students) with specific learning plans for the first three days of school.
Thank you for your continued support as we get ready for a great school year.
AMS RETURN TO SCHOOL VIDEO SERIES
The AMS Return to School Video Series was created to help orient your child to the many changes we have put in place for the upcoming school year.
Please watch these videos as a family as we all work together to maintain a safe, positive and productive learning environment for all of our students.
Students and parents can subscribe to our AMS YouTube channel to get automatic updates when these videos are published each morning at 8am. Click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6dAayrQP-IEoHIghV38Lg
If you haven’t seen these videos yet or missed one, please check out the links below:
Introduction Video: https://youtu.be/Bjw0kDhCEq0
100% Virtual Students: https://youtu.be/wEFScn9SNT8
Hybrid Learning Students: https://youtu.be/Xlo6EO8zi4E
Arrival and Dismissal: https://youtu.be/xMhY6a-Sqls
Coming Thursday: Breakfast and Lunch
Coming Friday: Reminder Prompts for Students
Coming Tuesday: How to Join an AMS Google Meet
REMINDER: “WARRIORS READ” – AMS SUMMER READING
This year our Summer Reading Program is more flexible. We are simply encouraging students to read at least one book this summer and challenge them to read as many as possible!
As students complete their reading we are asking that they complete our very simple “Warriors Read” form. Click here for the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4NvlXPBR_Gpg1uDD18L-MmblaejDPqdNpMwVDBg3vBTghVA/viewform
Throughout the summer we will do social media shout outs to those students who have been reading the most books. In the fall we will recognize the grade level, Morning Meeting room and the top 10 individual students in each grade level!
For more detailed information, please click on the following link provided by our ELA and Literacy teachers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15XxEf8i-UK9EhYle4IKvt9SL_rzcc4FpnpZFPiJCbmY/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER: SUMMER MATH CALENDAR
Please remember that all students should complete their Summer Math Calendar prior to the start of school.
Copies of the calendars are available online by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16F9sy1siig5qg7KTTBlYZ3Ysm-565OlLBHbil8E_3b0/edit
Thank you for your continued support of your child’s math experience.
GRADES 7 & 8 STUDENTS: PLEASE CHARGE YOUR CHROMEBOOK BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL
All students who are in grades 7 and 8 have a school issued chromebook will keep their chromebooks at home over the summer and continue to use them in the fall.
Please make sure your Chromebook is charged and operational for the start of school
The district technology office is open year-round and available for service if you need it. The district technology office can be reached at 518-674-7080 or email@example.com. Thank you!
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
Below are links to the grade level school supply lists for next year.
Should your family need any support in being able to obtain these items, please do not hesitate to reach out to the AMS Counseling Center or Main Office.
We are fortunate to have the support of the Sand Lake Kiwanis as well as community members who assist in providing supplies for students in need.
Further, if your family would like to help by providing extra supplies for students we certainly appreciate your support and accept donations throughout the summer months. Thank you!
Click on the following link for our annual district pesticide notice: