February 19, 2021
What's New in the Stable
*Weekly Principal Letter
*Picture Re-take Info
HYBRID IN-SEAT STUDENT SECTION
*Return to Learn Videos for Returning In-Seat Students
*Bus Schedule for Returning In-Seat Students
*Student/Parent Handbook for Returning In-Seat Students
REMOTE STUDENT SECTION
*Remote Refresher for Remote students
*Virtual Mustang Mania Values
*Technology Parent Agreement Form
*Order a Yearbook!
*AMS Facebook page link
*Mobile Dentist Info
*Next Week's Schedule
*Mustang Mania Shout Outs
Welcome Back Mustangs!
Our first two days of in-seat instruction were a success! The students were outstanding as we worked through the processes of bussing, passing time, Clear to Go, and pick-up/drop off. Parents please make sure the you use the parent pick-up and drop off lot nearest the softball diamonds. The main drive is reserved to get the buses through expeditiously. One of my goals is to try to improve the use of space in the parent lot for pick up and drop off, so you may see some changes in the way that lot is used. Student safety is the number one goal, followed by streamlining the process in which parents come in the lot and exit the lot. I appreciate your cooperation and help in making this more convenient for parents and safer for our students.
Have a great weekend and Cohort 1 students…We Can’t wait to see you Monday!
With Avondale Pride,
Proud Principal of Avondale Middle School
Zoom Security Sign On
Next week we will begin having students sign on to zoom with our enhanced Security Sign On feature. If your student is signed in with there school Avondale Gmail account and their Chrome OS is up to date, they should have no issues. The most common issue we are having is when students have a Chromebook that has not been updated. Please see the link below for a step by step process that should help solve this issue.
Almost all students having difficulty getting logged on are encountering a proxy server message. This means you have to update the Chrome Operating System (OS).
*Simply search updates in the main menu tab.
*Check for updates and let the Chromebook update itself.
Please Zoom Sign In Help Tutorial
If your issues continue, please contact the AMS front office so we can direct you to someone that can help. 248-537-6300
Picture Retake Day! MONDAY and FRIDAY!
Feb 22nd and Feb 26th
Cohort 1 (Mon. & Tues.)- Retakes will be during the school day Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9-11am.
Cohort 2 and Remote (Thurs. & Fri) – Retakes will be Friday, Feb. 26th, 9-11am.
REMOTE STUDENTS on FRIDAY WILL ENTER FROM THE OUTER AUX GYM DOOR
To order Pics online:
Put in Picture Day ID: EVT762M93
Return to Learn Videos for In-Seat Students
Return to Learn Handbook
For returning in-seat students
REMOTE STUDENT REFRESHER
Each class hour is longer and the day ends at 2:46pm, otherwise nothing else changes.
Hours 1, 2, 3 and Roundup will be on Mondays and Thursdays
Hours 4, 5, 6 and Roundup will be on Tuesdays and Fridays
Wednesdays will be an asynchronous day with assignments in google classroom and office hours,
no zoom classes
Chromebook Exchange or Pick Up
Parents please print the below attachment and have your student bring to school with their old Chromebook and power cords. We will not be able to do an exchange or hand out a new one, without the parent agreement form filled out.
We have the forms available in the main office for students who would like to pick them up and take home to have them filled out.
Questions, call the main office at 248-537-6300
Buy a Yearbook!
There's never been a more interesting, and historic year to document than 2020-2021!!
Get your 2020-2021 Yearbook now!
The cost is $43 and they are going fast!!
To submit photos for the yearbook, go to www.missmcnelis.weebly.com and click "Yearbook Photo Submissions".
Contact Ms. McNelis with any further questions - email@example.com
Avondale Middle School Facebook Page
MOBILE DENTIST COMING IN MAY!
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for students with the last names beginning A-L
Thursday, May 6, 2021 for students with the last names beginning M-Z
The permission form needs to be returned to the main office or completed online by March 8, 2021.
Here is the link: www.MySchoolDentist.com
Permission forms attached below.
A/B SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK-2/22/21 to 2/26/21
Mustang Mania Shout Outs!
PBIS is a school wide initiative to promote positive behavior. Teachers, staff and parents can nominate students for doing a good job throughout the school day.
This week we had 76 students nominated and gave away 8 prizes.
Keep up the good work Mustangs!
The below link has the rest of the nominees.
Congrats to all!
Mr. O PBIS Website (to nominate students and teachers/staff)
The district has purchased special facemasks for 6th-8th grade in-person band students that will allow them to play their instruments, as well as instrument bell covers. Students will be required to use both the facemask and bell cover when playing their instrument in-person at all times.
Instrument facemasks and bell covers should be taken home after in-person use, washed appropriately, and then return with the student upon their next day of in-person band instruction.
Questions contact your students band teacher:
Rachel Pedersen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Hejka: email@example.com
Boys/Girls Club Open for AMS students starting Feb. 22nd
20 AMS students will have the opportunity to go to the Boys & Girls club in Auburn Hills after school on Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays.
On Mondays/Tuesdays, students with the last names beginning A-L will be able to attend Boys/Girls club after school.
On Thursdays/Fridays, students with the last names beginning M-Z will be able to attend Boys/Girls club after school.
Wednesday's AMS is asynchronous, so there are no students in the building for deep cleaning.
An AMS bus will be designated for transport. Parents will have to pick up their students at the Boys & Girls Club.
In order to participate you must first, have a Boys & Girls Club membership.
Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan (Wilson Club)
Secondly, contact Mrs. Zaremba in the main office and express interest. She will confirm the membership with Ms. Jackson, add your student to the list and then issue a bus pass.
We can only allow 20 participants for safety/social distancing reasons on a first come/first serve basis.
If we see that someone is not participating, we will forward the opportunity to another student, should we have a wait list.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Zaremba:
8th Grade Invasion to Avondale High School
Scheduling for Avondale High School
The scheduling process for 9th grade classes will be starting soon. As part of the transition process, 8th graders will be invited to a virtual "Invasion" at Avondale High School that will take place on March 9th. Students are asked to pick a partner (or they may work alone but no more than two in a group). Please click on this link to complete a quick survey and choose your partner by February 5th. If you do not complete the survey, you will be randomly assigned a partner.
Important Dates with more information to follow:
March 9th-Virtual Invasion for 8th graders 7:53am-9am
March 9th-Virtual Parent Night at Avondale High School 6:30pm-7:30pm
March 12th and 15th-High School Counselors will visit Social Studies classes to discuss scheduling
Stay tuned for more details!
Medication Form for In Seat Students
Prescribed medications need a physician signature. Over the counter medications need a parent/guardian signature.
All other medical information should be on file with your students counselor.
Michelle Wilson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Amico- email@example.com
NEW FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
Pay: $11 / hour Position: part-time (10-19 hours per week) Preferred: one year experience (relevant) Required: high school diploma or equivalent
Apply for the Auburn Elementary Center: https://www.indeed.com/job/early-childhood-assistant-teacher-0c8bda11f43c34e6
Apply for the Woodland Elementary Center: https://www.indeed.com/job/early-childhood-assistant-teacher-1426fdffc9d20dfe
Classroom Zoom Links
Classroom Schedule Organizer
PLEASE MAKE A COPY FIRST!