AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

February 12th - Teacher Workday (no school for students)

February 14th - Happy Valentines Day!

February 15th - President's Day (no school)

February 16th - Spring Picture Day

Attention Parents and Students - Regarding Valentine's Day

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Congratulations to the Reading Bowl Team

A huge congratulations to our AMMS Reading Bowl Team and their leader, Ms. Bongiorno, for placing FIRST in our county competition this past Saturday morning. Their next step is regionals!

This group of students has amazed and inspired us as they read, discussed, and developed questions for 10 books in the middle of a pandemic.

Congratulations again to our awesome team!

AMMS 2021 Spring Spirit Wear Now Available!

The link for our AMMS Spring 2021 spirit wear online store is now available! Sale continues through Monday, February 22nd.

Save the Date.....February 16th is Picture Day

F2F students will have their pictures taken during their Social Studies classes.

Safety and social distancing measures will be put in place:

  • Students will stand 6 feet apart while waiting in line with their masks on. They will take their masks off for the picture.
  • There will be no camera cards for students to use; they will provide their student (lunch) number or name to the photographer.
  • All photographers will wear masks.
  • No props will be used.

Virtual students can come to the school during their Connection classes. They will be excused from these classes for pictures.

  • 6th grade virtual students – 2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • 7th grade virtual students – 9:00 a.m. – 11:08 a.m.
  • 8th grade virtual students – 11:13 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.

We will allow students from the same family to come together (for example, a 6th and 8th grade student from the same family). Students will enter the front door, get their picture taken in the front atrium, and then exit immediately. Parents will be required to wait in the parking lot for their students.

You should receive an email from Lifetouch about the online procedures for ordering the pictures. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Have a wonderful day!

School Governance Council Candidates Needed

It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has both parent/guardian and teacher positions open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC positions.

Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community. Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:

  • Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance

If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form.

We are very excited about the work and value-add of our SGC. We hope that you will consider running for a position! The Candidate Declaration period ends February 26th and voting in the SGC occurs from March 17 – 24, 2021. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Overview.

Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates

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Updated Attendance Policy Recently Approved by FCS Board

How does my child get attendance credit for participating remotely if they are a Face-to-Face learner?

Visit for more information on Frequently Asked Questions regarding attendance.

Student Council Helping Essential Workers

Student Council needs your help to thank essential workers at Grady Hospital. Please bring a box of individually packaged snack items such as granola bars, chips, pretzels, etc. to school to help Student Council create treat bags for the essential workers.

The items will be collected from February 16th - February 24th each morning in the front rotunda.

Calling All Poets and Spoken Word Enthusiasts!

Apply now to present your poem focusing on our Black History Month theme, “celebrating representation, identity, and diversity” during our Black History Month Poetry Slam on February 19th. Those who are selected will read or perform during homeroom on a live Microsoft stream to celebrate Black History Month. This live event is open to all face-to-face and virtual students.

To apply, visit Questions may be sent to Mrs. Bongiorno at and Josh Williams at

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Fulton County Technology Competition

Registration is now open through March 7th for the virtual Fulton County Technology Competition!

Overview of the Competition

  • This is a 100% virtual competition.
  • All 3rd -12th grade Fulton County students are invited to enter a student created Technology Project that aligns with one of these CATEGORIES.
  • Students may enter only ONE project. Projects may be submitted by an individual or up to two team members. Individuals and teams of two compete against each other.
  • Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that work entered by students was done by the students. Judges will expect students to demonstrate that the work is their own. This should not be a whole class assigned project.
  • Read the category descriptions before you select your project category. No changes will be made after the project has been submitted. After that time, students’ projects will be judged based on the category for which they registered. Changes in category WILL NOT be made for any reason after submission. Projects will be judged by the category under which the project was submitted.
  • Register here:


February 1 - February 28 - Student Registration

March 1 - March 7 - Project Submission Window

March 15 - March 29 - Judging Window

Our Autrey Mill Middle School liaison is Mrs. Bongiorno. Please reach out to her with any questions regarding the technology competition at

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New School Year Calendars

In case you missed it, last month the School Board adopted calendars for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Monday, August 9, will be the first day of school for 2021-22, with the last day being May 26, the Thursday before Memorial Day.

Similarly, the first day of school for 2022-23 will be August 8 and the last day is May 25. Both calendars have dedicated time off for students and staff, including a week for Thanksgiving Break, two weeks for Winter Break, and one week for Spring Break. The approved calendars can be viewed here: 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.


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Fulton County Schools FCS Tip Line

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Hardship Transfer Deadline is March 1, 2021

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan.1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2021-22 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information.

Get more info and access the application here.


Please remember to keep a spare mask in your backpack in case something happens to the mask you are wearing.

Students should not enter the building without wearing a mask.

Thank you for keeping us all safe!

On-Site Mental Health Partners

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When emailing staff and teachers at AMMS, the domain name is always

ATTENDANCE for Second Semester - Please Read Carefully!

Second semester will revert to manual attendance for both: F2F Learning and Remote Learning.

  • F2F Learning
    • Attendance will be marked by period (same as always)– Present/Absent/Tardy
    • Student must attend over ½ a day to count as present for the whole day.

    • Submitting Absence Notes: A student that is absent still must submit a note from the parent within 5 days of their return to school. All notes should include student's full name, date of absence, reason for absence and Dr. note when possible.

  • Remote Learning (most lessons are Synchronous-Live)
    • Attendance will be marked by period.
        • A student must be there for a “Live” lesson.
        • The teacher will take roll within the first five minutes of class.
        • If the teachers believe that the students logged in but did not stay/participate, then the teacher can remove the participation check.

        • Submitting Absence Notes: A student that is absent still must submit an email within 5 days. Parents should email Ms. Pieper at The following information should be included: student full name, grade, date of absence, reason for absence and period or periods absent. You can attach a Dr. note to the email for our records.

If a lesson is Asynchronous, then the student is required to submit an assignment to be marked Participated.

Attention Extramural Participants

Please note all Extramural Sports are cancelled for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you have already turned in your physical forms and need them back for other teams, please see the coaches.

Presidential Awards for Excellence

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Yearbook Information

As you know, this year is different than any other school year we’ve experienced. So, our yearbook will be a bit different too! The yearbook staff would love for YOU to submit photos to be featured in this year’s book! There are two ways you can do this: it’s super easy-this can be done by both in person and virtual learners (option 1 or 2), and families/parents (option 2 only). Parents, please encourage your student to use option one as it will help with general yearbook content.

  1. ***FOR STUDENTS-will require Microsoft Login*** Click here to see a list of specific categories in which we need pictures-if you have any of these, fill out the correct form and upload your photos.
  2. *For anyone to use-no login required* Click here to submit any photos, including photos that do not fit into one of the above forms-we need those too! (if user ID needed use this: 415464602)