July 13, 2023

AGS Office Staff

Eric Rettenmund, Principal

Jordan Seath, Assistant Principal

Melissa Welsh, Counselor

Tiffany Peeler, Counselor

Carol Manners, Secretary

Denise Bakker, Clerk

Barb Stinson, Clerk

From the Principal

I hope this message finds you enjoying our wonderful Michigan Summer! It always seems that summer goes by so fast and this year is no exception. I want to personally welcome our incoming 6th grade families and our new families to AGS. I am looking forward to seeing all of our students at schedule pick up in August. Please see the dates and times in the section below as they have changed since the first communication was sent out in May. The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22 and will be a full day at AGS and FHS.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer and I look forward to seeing you in August!

Much Appreciated,

Eric Rettenmund


Schedule Pick Up

Schedule Pick Up Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 8 - 6th Grade Schedule Pick-Up 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

*Meet the Principals: N - Z 9:30 - 9:50 / A - M 10:00 - 10:20 (AGS Gym)

  • Wednesday, August 9 - 7th Grade Schedule Pick-Up 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Wednesday, August 9 - 8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up Noon - 2:00 PM

Students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules, practice opening their lockers, and have their school photo taken. This will be the only opportunity for school photos prior to the start of school. There will be another opportunity in October for photos and re-takes.

If you cannot make it on the scheduled day(s), the building will be open for students/parents to pick up schedules, tour the building, practice lockers, etc. from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM until school begins.

2023-24 Important Dates

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2023-24 district calendar is on the FAPS website

1. Go to

2. Click on "Our District"

3. First bullet is "District Calendar for 2023-24"

First Day of School
  • Tuesday, August 22 - Full day for AGS/FHS

AGS Bell Schedule

AGS Bell Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

1st Period 7:25 - 8:23

2nd Period 8:28 - 9:26

3rd Period 9:31 - 10:29


  • 6th Grade 10:34 - 11:04
  • 7th Grade 11:07 - 11:37
  • 8th Grade 11:37 - 12:07

4th Period

  • 6th Grade 11:09 - 12:07
  • 7th Grade 10:34 - 11:02 / 11:37 - 12:07
  • 8th Grade 10:34 - 11:32

5th Period 12:12 - 1:10

6th Period 1:15 - 2:13

Tuesday, Thursday

1st Period 7:25-8:14

2nd Period 8:19-9:07

3rd Period 9:12-10:00


  • 6th Grade: 10:00 - 10:30
  • 7th Grade: 10:33 - 11:03
  • 8th Grade: 11:03-11:33


  • 6th Grade: 10:35 - 11:33
  • 7th Grade: 10:05 - 10:35 / 11:03 - 11:33
  • 8th Grade: 10:05 - 11:03

4th Hour 11:38 - 12:26

5th period 12:31 - 1:19

6th Period 1:24 - 2:13

2023-24 Online Registration for Current and New Students

Online enrollment for new students and the re-registration of current students opened March 1, 2023, with mandatory prompting beginning April 11th.

  • New families will want to create a Parent Vue account to enroll students.
  • Current FAPS families will login to your existing Parent Vue account to add new students and/or update your current students' information. NOTE: If you are a current FAPS family and having trouble logging into your account please contact Amanda Mogford at DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
  • Enrollment info link:

Counselors' Corner

Mrs. Welsh - Students with last name A - N

Ms. Peeler - Students with last name P - Z

Farewell Officer Cole

During the Fenton Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 5, Superintendent Heidie Ciesielski announced that the district’s school resource officer (SRO) Thomas Cole of the Fenton Police Department was stepping down in this role. He will be replaced by Fenton police officer Jordan Grace.

Officer Cole had been the SRO for the school district for five years. He’s going to be a full-time detective for the Fenton Police Department. To honor his service, Officer Cole was named as the Grand Marshal for the 31st annual Fenton Freedom Festival.

We are appreciative of Officer Cole's dedication to FAPS students and wish him the best in his new detective role. He will be missed by students and staff.

Welcome Officer Grace - New SRO for AGS and FHS

At the June 5th Board of Education meeting Officer Jordan Grace was introduced as the new Student Resource Officer (SRO) for the Fenton Area Public Schools secondary buildings - AGS and FHS.

Officer Grace graduated from Bloomfield High School and Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and criminal justice. He worked for the Detroit Police Department for five years and was a sergeant there before going to Grand Rapids Police Department. He was at Grand Rapids for a short period before coming to Fenton.

Officer Grace is a familiar face to many of our staff and students. We are excited to welcome him to the FAPS Family.

Community Bulletin Board


Attention Parents: This is a reminder that we have a "Community Bulletin Board" on our district website where we post digital flyers related to community events, local clubs or activities, community sports programs, etc... Please visit the link to see what's happening throughout our community! #WeAreFenton

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