A2 Virtual+ Elementary News
January 15, 2021
Next week, is a "flex" week. This week is built in our schedule to allow students to wrap up outstanding work and Discussion Based Assessments (DBAs) from Segment 1, as well as to orient our incoming students. Students who have completed the Segment 1 requirements have the flexibility to select from a variety of activities next week. Students are encouraged to access Clever and continue with Dreambox, Core5, MyON and other applications. The flex week is also a terrific time for students to log on to the special area courses and/or attend the Special area club meetings. Students can also access a variety of enrichment opportunities, including STEM, art, yoga and much more through the A2V+ Elementary Winter Wonderland. In addition, teachers will open Segment 2 Modules for students who would like to preview them or get a head start.
University of Michigan MLK Children and Youth Program
The 22nd annual MLK Children and Youth Program takes place on January 18, 2021. Celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with programming for children and youth via zoom. Information and registration here.
No School: Monday, January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Just a reminder that on days when the district has no school, we will not host Zoom meetings, special area clubs or office hours. Your child is welcome to continue his/her/their learning via Buzz. Please note, however, that staff will not be available to provide feedback on assignments or respond to emails or phone calls.
2nd Semester Specials
Free Virtual Science Game Night for AAPS Students
Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health organization at the University of Michigan is planning an online volunteer event for our community!
All Elementary Students are welcome to sign up for a virtual science game night on Wednesday, February 10th at 4pm.
Students and U-M volunteers will gather together on a Zoom call to play fun science games and get to talk about life with older mentors!
The event should last around 30 minutes.
Recognize an Exceptional Teacher: AAPS Excellence in Virtual Instruction Award
The AAPS Excellence in Virtual Instruction Award recognizes exceptional educators in the AAPS Community.
AAPS staff members eligible for the AAPS Excellence in Virtual Instruction Award demonstrate the following traits: Engaging, Inclusive, Approachable, Empathetic, a Leader, Positive Attitude.
Any AAPS staff, student, parent or community member may nominate any AAPS staff person for this award.
Three AAPS staff members will be selected at random from all eligible nominees to receive a $500 grant to use to enhance their instruction.
Deadline for Nominations: February 16th, 2021 at 5pm.
Learn more and nominate an educator at a2schools.org/2021excellenceaward
A2 Virtual+ Elementary Specials Club Schedule & Zoom Links Clubs run Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A2 Virtual+ Elementary Website Information regarding A2VE, including staff email addresses and family resources
AAPS Covid Metrics Dashboard AAPS metrics to inform considerations and decision-making; updated weekly
Food Distribution: Date, times, locations for free “to-go” breakfast and lunch for children
Technology Distribution: Information regarding how, when and where to get a device
Technology Helpdesk: Phone number and email contact for tech support
Washtenaw County Health Department: Information regarding COVID-19 and other health matters.