A. A. Kingston Middle School

September 25, 2020

Dear A.A.K. Families,

This week at A.A.K. felt a little more like normal. Now I do wish all students were able to attend school each day, but we are starting to work out some of the problems and getting a nice routine. I hope that you and your family are also starting to adjust to this new school normal.

We have started some of our evacuation (fire) drills this week and I started to think about making sure that our students have an evacuation plan for when they are at home as well. I know that when our children are young we make sure they know the plan, but it is also important to remind our older children of where the meeting place is if an evacuation was needed at home.

As you continue to look through this week's newsletter, you will see some notes about students submitting work through google classroom, at-home learner material pick-up, a link for the Banner Book Challenge, and a suicide prevention parent guide.

Everyone at A.A.K. appreciates your support and your patience as we fine tune this new educational style.

Thank you

Mr. Cook

Learning Preference Change

If at anytime you are interested in making a change to your child's learning preference, please complete this form. Also remember that this will not be an immediate change as scheduling and space availability will impact this changes.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 28 (Day 1)

Tuesday, September 29 (Day 2)

Wednesday, September 30 (Day 3)

Thursday, October 1 (Day 4)

Friday, October 2 (Day 5)

  • All students are remote learners

Additional Information

Students Submitting Work:

  • We are having many students submitting assignments without completing the work. I wanted guardians to be aware that students are able to push submit in google classroom without actually doing any of the assigned task. Some students take advantage of this so that on the guardian summary it appears that they have submitted the assigned work.

At-Home Learner Material Pick-up:

  • At-home learners will be asked to pick up materials that will be needed for the month of October on Friday, October 2nd from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm in the back of A.A.K. using the cafeteria windows.

Family Resources

Online Learning Meal Options

Potsdam Central School has scheduled meal kit pick-ups on Fridays between 11:30-12:30 p.m. for those families who have completed the online pre-order process. Families will be able to submit pre-orders starting on August 31.

Pre-orders must be made weekly to receive meal kits. The pre-order form will open every Monday with a deadline of every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in order to receive meal kits for the following week.

The cost of the meal kits will include the required number of breakfasts and lunches.

Families who have not applied for Free and Reduced-Priced benefits should submit a Family Meal Application to see if they qualify. Those who do not qualify for free or reduced meals will be required to pay at the time of pick up.

Here’s How to Get Started:

First, families who do not already have a Myschoolbucks.com login should create an account. There is no charge to create an account. You can access this account via web or mobile app. Here you can add money to your child’s account.

To create an account, parents will need to know their student’s school ID number. Students may know their number as they use it in the café on a normal basis. If you need help with getting the ID number please call 315-265-2000x472.

The new online ordering allows for parents to pick-up meal kits without their students having to be present. Families will need to order meals using the google order form. The form does need to be filled out weekly.

When parents arrive at the pick-up location, they will confirm with a staff member who they are picking up for.

Questions? Email cbristol@potsdam.k12.ny.us or call 315-265-2000 x472.

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