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There will be no school on Monday, September 28th for Yom Kippur. Thank you.


Greetings, AMS Community!

Over the next few weeks we will be conducting some safety drills during our school days. We will practice both our lockdown and our fire safety procedures. Both of these drills will function mostly as they already have in the past. However, there are notable changes to each to accommodate safety protocols for operating during COVID-19.

Students will not be forced to cluster together during either drill. For lockdown drills students will remain in their seats. For fire drills, students will remain in socially distanced lines for the whole drill. In case of actual events, students will gather together in classrooms to be out of sight during a lockdown. Or, they will be closer together in lines as they evacuate the school during a fire emergency. At that point, the most immediate safety priorities are maintaining physical safety during the lock down or fire emergency.

If you have any questions about either of these drills please feel free to reach out.

Dr. Rhode


SAVE THE DATE – Our Book Fair is going ONLINE this fall! AMS in cooperation with the Algonquin Parent Organization invite you to shop the Online Book Fair and support our school! The fair will run from October 4 – 17. All purchases will directly benefit our school (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss your chance to shop affordable books and support AMS. All orders will be shipped directly to your home. FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25.


All AMS students are expected to engage in their school program from 7:45am until 2:30pm regardless of if they are in the building or at home.

APPOINTMENTS DURING ONLINE LEARNING DAYS: Parents of students who need to attend routine medical/dental appointments during their day at home should call the AMS Main Office to inform of a late arrival or early release from online learning. When the appointment is finished and the student is ready to return to their online learning, the parent should call the AMS Main Office to inform us that their child is back in attendance.

HYBRID STUDENTS WHO MISS THEIR FULL IN-PERSON DAY: Students who are scheduled to attend an in-person learning day at AMS but are unable to be physically present due to non-Covid symptom illness or other reason will be marked absent from school. Students are, however, expected to keep up with their school work as best as possible, similar to how they would last year. Should there be Google Meets or other activities going on that the student could readily participate in, they are welcome to join those groups, however they will continue to be marked absent for the day. The reason behind this is that there are distinct learning plans for each day for each cohort and it is not possible for a student to seamlessly switch from in-person to online learning.

Thank you for your understanding and support. 


As a reminder, all students must check in to their Morning Meeting Google Meet each school day morning starting at 7:45am.

Regardless of if they are attending in person or virtually, students will be marked tardy should they arrive later than 7:56am.

Students who do not participate in Morning Meeting are marked as absent for the school day.

Please help your child establish a good school morning routine so they can start their day on the right foot.