Mustang News

February 19, 2021

About Us

Mustang Mania

Maintain Respect, Always do your best,

Need to be Responsible, In and Around


What's New in the Stable

*Weekly Principal Letter

*Picture Re-take Info


*Return to Learn Videos for Returning In-Seat Students

*Bus Schedule for Returning In-Seat Students

*Student/Parent Handbook for Returning In-Seat Students

*Daily Schedule


*Remote Refresher for Remote students

*Daily Schedule

*Virtual Mustang Mania Values

*Technology Parent Agreement Form

*Theatre Fundraiser

*Order a Yearbook!

*AMS Facebook page link

*Mobile Dentist Info

*Next Week's Schedule

*Mustang Mania Shout Outs


*Important Dates

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,

Jason Ohrt

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


Aux Gym

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.


To order Pics online:

Put in Picture Day ID: EVT762M93

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Return to Learn Videos for In-Seat Students

Mrs. Gomez and Mr. Ohrt are proud to present "Return to Learn Videos"

Bus Schedule for In-Seat Students

See attached schedule

Return to Learn Handbook

Student/Parent Handbook for Return to Learn

For returning in-seat students

Daily Schedule

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Remote Learning 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

See below

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Chromebook Exchange or Pick Up

In seat Students who still need to exchange their old Chromebook or pick up their first one, can do so during the school day.

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

Theatre Fundraiser

Please consider helping out the AMS Theatre Company with fundraisers at Noodles & Company and Oberweis.

Dinner and dessert too!

Tuesday, February 23rd.

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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!!

Please view this Flyer for more information, or click here to order yours now!

To submit photos for the yearbook, go to and click "Yearbook Photo Submissions".

Contact Ms. McNelis with any further questions -

Avondale Middle School Facebook Page


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:

Permission forms attached below.

A/B SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK-2/22/21 to 2/26/21

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Mustang Mania Shout Outs!

PBIS Nominations:

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!

Dylan Avery

Brea Vanderwalker

Komal Dwasari

Raiden Booth

Yuzuki Tanaka

Daniel Bevelle

Charissa Shannon

Aidan Kotulis

The below link has the rest of the nominees.

Shout Outs 2/19/21

Congrats to all!

Mr. O PBIS Website (to nominate students and teachers/staff)


2/20-Anthony, Rickey
2/21- Jacob, Charisma, Isabella

2/22- Nafea, Sydney

2/23- Savannah, Julian

2/25- Kayla

2/26- Bradey

Month Of February Schedule

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Band Update

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:

Michael Hejka:

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Boys/Girls Club Open for AMS students starting Feb. 22nd

Starting on Monday, February 22, 2021 in cooperation with the Boys & Girls club,

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.


Taylor Jackson

Program Coordinator

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan (Wilson Club)

(248) 852-1336

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

If your student has medications carried on their person (inhaler) or needs medications dispersed in school, please fill out the attached medication form and return to the main office.

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-

Jill Amico-

Important Dates

Monday, February 22, 2021

Picture Retake Day


Aux Gym

Cohort 1 Students

Friday, February 26, 2021

Picture Retake Day


Aux Gym

Cohort 2 and Remote Students

Friday, March 5, 2021

Half Day School-end of Trimester 2

11:07 Dismissal

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Changes begin on Tuesday, February 23rd

See below

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Employment Opportunity

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:

Apply for the Woodland Elementary Center:

Bitmoji Mainpage

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Classroom Zoom Links

Please click the below link to get a list of EVERY teachers Zoom Link:

Classroom Schedule Organizer

Please MAKE A COPY of the below link and organize your class schedule by inserting your teacher, class and zoom link.