Algonquin News - May 20, 2020
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ANNOUNCED
The last day of the 2019-2020 school year for Averill Park Central School District K-12 students, faculty, staff and 10-month employees is Friday, June 19. It was originally scheduled for Friday, June 26. This new date marks our 180th day of school, which meets the requirement for state aid from the State Education Department. Thank you.
AMS SEND OFF EVENT! SAVE THE DATE - TUES JUNE 16 - 6PM
We are preparing for an exciting “AMS Send Off” Event to mark the end of the school year and to help recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our Grade 8 students. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 from 6-7 p.m. (Rain date: Thurs. June 18).
Please join the AMS staff as we host a “reverse parade” at Algonquin, where families will drive through our school parking lot and be greeted by AMS staff as we wish everyone a great summer and our Grade 8 students best wishes for their continued learning at the Averill Park High School!
We will have more information about this event coming up in future communications. Thank you!
NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, MAY 22 & MONDAY, MAY 25
There will be no classes on Friday, May 22 as teachers will be working to prepare their classrooms for summer cleaning. Also, as a reminder there will be no classes on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. We hope that students enjoy the day on Friday.
FROM THE LIBRARY:
Coding Club Coding Club is back again for another session! Coding Club is on May 20th from 2:30 until 3:15. We will be coding and working on the Scratch website. If your child is interested, they can use the email below and I will provide the Meet link on Wednesday. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Ekstrom at
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
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:
If you need to submit a request for technical support, that can be done by using the following link:
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://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.
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.
Please note that when school staff call parents during the closure, the number will appear as “Private Caller” or “Restricted.” Thank you.
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 - email@example.com
Team 2 - Mary Anne Valentine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 7: Teams 3 & 4 - Tim Herbs - email@example.com
Grade 8: Teams 5 & 6 - Mary Anne Valentine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Social Worker: Linda Bille - email@example.com
School Psychologist: Amber Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Assistance Counselor: Samantha Keenan - email@example.com