Algonquin News - June 19, 2019
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!
On behalf of the entire faculty and staff here at Algonquin Middle School, we would like to express our appreciation for the constant support of our parents and community throughout the school year. We are incredibly fortunate in Averill Park to have such engaged families committed to student success. We hope that all of you have a great summer. Sincerely, Rob Messia & Josh Gela
GRADE 8 RECOGNITION DAY PARENT HELP NEEDED
8th Grade Promotion is Tuesday, June 25. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up refreshments and decorations as well as clean-up. Set-up starts at 7:00 a.m.; Clean-up is directly following the promotion. If you are able to volunteer your time; please contact either Pam Jacobson or Denise Nero email@example.com.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Parents and Guardians – Please stop by the nurse’s office to pick up medications and EPI pens by June 24. Anything left will be disposed of by 2:30 p.m. on June 24.
Seventh Grade Physicals and Meningitis Vaccination:
A reminder that New York State Education Law requires a medical exam be on file for all SEVENTH grade students. A private physician provides the extra benefit of not only consulting with the parent at the time of the exam on their child's growth and development, but also provides needed immunizations and follow-up care. Please find the physical form on the AP website
The seventh grade physical is due by October 31, 2019.
Seventh Grade Meningococcal requirement:
All 7th grade students must have the Tdap immunization and the Meningococcal vaccination by the time they turn 11. If your child is not 11 when school starts they will need to be immunized when they turn 11 years old. If your child is 10 years old, they are eligible for the Boostrix Tdap immunization.
The ACIP recommendations for meningococcal vaccine are:
• A single dose of vaccine against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y (MenACWY vaccine; brand names Menactra® or Menveo®) should be administered to all adolescents at age 11 or 12 years. This is a 7 th grade requirement.
Sixth Grade Tdap requirement:
All incoming 6th grade students are required to have the Tdap immunization. Please provide documentation of this immunization. The Tdap immunization comes in 2 forms, Boostrix which is given to student’s age 10 years old or Adacel which is provided to students who are 11 years old. Your student needs to be immunized with the Tdap immunization by or on their 11 th birthday.Proof of immunization from the immunizing physician or the Department of Health is required.
If your student is trying out for a sport, they need a current sport physical and to register on Family ID. All sports physicals need to be into the health office by August 5, 2019. If you have questions please call or email. Please plan ahead and make your student’s doctor’s appointment for over the summer, Doctors schedules fill up quickly. Please scan to me or fax the completed physical to or fax to 518-674-8426 or 518-674-0671. No photos of physicals will be accepted. Information regarding Family ID will be sent via email over the summer, keep checking for it.
GRADE 8 RECOGNITION DAY - TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE
We are very pleased to announce that this year we will be able to live stream the Grade 8 Recognition Day Assembly on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. via YouTube.
Families can feel free to share this link with relatives and friends who would like to view the assembly remotely: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6dAayrQP-IEoHIghV38Lg
On the day of assembly tune into the AMSNews YouTube homepage (liked above) and click on the icon that will appear when the event is "live."
A recording of the Recognition Day Assembly will also be available at the conclusion of the event on the AMSNews YouTube page.
Student Chromebooks are now overdue to be returned. Students who need their Chromebook for IEP/504 needs will keep their Chromebook through their exam date. Chromebooks and chargers not returned by the end of the day on June 24 will be considered lost textbook materials and processed as such. Thank you.
FINAL EXAMS - FRI 6/21 AND MON 6/24
Students will be taking final exams on Friday, June 21 and Monday, June 24. As a result, students will be dismissed at 10:55 a.m. on both days.
APO SPONSORED "AP INVADED!" SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE
This summer, Algonquin Middle School will be hosting the first AP Invaded! Science Summer Camp. This week long, research-focused summer camp will be held August 5-9, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Campers will collaborate in groups to research how local invasive species affect the community, play interactive games and visit Grafton State Park to interact with land managers. Please click on the following links with more information. Email for questions.
AP All Sports Camp Summer Camp will once again take place July 1-3 from 9-12 at Algonquin Middle School. Please find our brochure and registration materials below. Feel free to share this information with other families who might be interested. If you have any questions you can email or checkout apallsportscamp.com. Thank you. Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta - AP All Sports Camp - "Bring out the Warrior in YOU!"