District Weekly Updates

June 15, 2020

Dear AUL Seniors and Families,

We will be celebrating our Class of 2020 senior commencement with a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 26, at 6 pm. You will receive a link to connect to the graduation ceremony.

Please ensure that your senior student comes to school to take his/her cap and gown picture this week, as this will be used in the ceremony.

We look forward to celebrating our graduation with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the senior class advisor, Ms. Vlastaras, or me. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!



Margaret Rose Morales, EdS

Lead School Administrator


Estimados Padres, estudiantes y familias de AUL,

Celebramos nuestra graduación para la Clase 2020 el viernes, 26 de junio, a las 6 pm. Vas a recibir un “Zoom link” por correo electrónico para conectar a la ceremonia. Favor de asegurar que su hijo(a) venga a la escuela esta semana para coger su foto de graduación.

Esperamos celebrar nuestra graduación con ustedes. Si tienes alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con Ms. Vlastaras, maestra a cargo del programa, o conmigo.

Felicidades a la Clase 2020!



Margaret Rose Morales, EdS


Virtual Field trip: Two options for students to choose from

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1. Virtual Famous Library Tour of their choice from this website: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/take-virtual-tours-these-stunning-libraries

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2. TED Talks recommended by the ELA department

The virtual library tours are available through video and relate to our content. However, they do not have any translated subtitles or audio. To be flexible and accommodate all learners we will include the TED Talk option as these videos offer many different translation options. We will also choose talks that have overarching themes that will be applicable for students anywhere between grades 7-12.

Friday, June 19

Our last Virtual Field Trip to The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA.

From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum's core exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America's revolutionary beginnings. This Google Form will take you through the museum, providing pictures, videos, and a 3D tour with audio where exhibits can be explored independently.

Here's a link to the Google Form for the Virtual Field Trip.

Virtual Graduation: Cap and Gown Photos

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Attention Seniors and Senior parents: Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Attention Seniors and Senior parents: Our Virtual Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 26. This week, seniors will be coming in at scheduled intervals to take cap and gown photos. Please contact Ms. Vlastaras, Senior class advisor, regarding your appointment.

Middlesex County College is offering Summer Courses

AUL in partnership with the Middlesex Community College Perth Amboy campus is offering Summer classes for courses listed below. These are online courses and may be part of our Summer enrichment program. All of these courses are free and will be no cost to you. Successful completion will give you dual enrollment credit with Middlesex Community College. Please respond by June 22, 2020. Classes start July 6 and end July 30. Please click here to access the form.

National Honor Society virtual induction ceremony.

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Friday, June 19 at 6 pm is the National Honor Society virtual induction ceremony.

Extensions of Office Staff

Please feel free to reach our office staff during school hours, 7:50 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday by dialing 848.203.3742 and the staff extension.

101 - Chief School Administrator
102 - High School VP
103 - Business Administrator
105 - Adm. Asst to the BA
106 - High School Nurse
107 - Information Technology
109 - Middle School VP
110 - High School Social Worker
111 - Attendance Officer
112 - Discipline
113 - Special Services (SPED, Etc.)

115 - Reporting Specialist
116 - High School Counselor
117 - High School Counselor - ELL
118 - Human Resource
120 - Exec. Asst. to Chief Lead Administrator

122 - Human Resource Asst
123 - Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction
128 - High School Counselor

140 - Middle School Counselor
149 - Information Technology

150 - Middle School Main office
153 - Middle School Social Worker
175 - Middle School Nurse
176 - Parent Engagement (New Student Enrollment, Etc.)

Hot Dinner Meals & Grab-N-Go Breakfast/Lunch Bags

We are pleased to announce we will be providing hot dinner meals to students and families starting Monday, May 4. We will provide grab and go Breakfast, Lunch, and hot Dinner meals daily from 10 am to 12 pm at the High School.

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Now accepting 2020-2021 applications

We are continuing to accept students at the middle school for 2019-2020 school year.
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Coronavirus: What you need to know

Over the past week, the Governor has continued to reopen several businesses and organizations, beaches and state parks. As we continue the recovery process from Covid-19, It is very important to highlight the major precautions people should take to stay safe during this pandemic:

1-Wash hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds

2-Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; if you do, wash hands immediately afterward. Use hand sanitizer when soap/water is not available.

3-Avoid close contact with people who are sick

4-Stay home if you are sick

5-Cover your cough and sneeze into a tissue; then throw out and wash your hands.

6-Use face-covering/mask when going outdoors, and continue to practice social distancing (6 feet apart)

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Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?

If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended. Complete this self-assessment to learn what to do.


There are three types of testing sites:

Community-based testing sites - These sites are open to all New Jerseyans who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness

County testing sites - These sites may be restricted to residents or first responders of a specific county. Some also require an appointment and/or prescription from a healthcare provider.

Private testing sites - To access testing at these sites, you must contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

NOTE: Each testing site operates on a schedule and has specific requirements. Please check with that site before visiting as you may be turned away.

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Calendar of Events

Board Meeting (Special)

Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30pm

Online virtual meeting

Bilingual ESL PC

Wednesday, June 17th, 9am

Online virtual meeting

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Friday, June 19th, 11:45pm


Final Exams-12PM Dismissal

Tuesday, June 23rd, 8am to Thursday, June 25th, 12pm

Virtual Learning

Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30pm

Online Virtual meeting

Last day of Sch/Graduation Moving up Ceremony

Friday, June 26th, 7pm


Last day for Teachers

Tuesday, June 30th, 4pm


About US

Founded in 2010 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is one of Middlesex County's comprehensive Public Charter Schools that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades. The school operates under the terms of a charter granted by the New Jersey Department of Education.

When the school first opened in 2010, it did not have the books, tables, or classrooms necessary for students to be in an adequate learning environment. Even the principal, at the time, had to serve as a lunch aide. Since then, AUL has developed to help students receive the education they deserve. AUL has expanded by opening two new campuses, expecting to provide the opportunity for students to continue to succeed, with graduation and college admission, as two of its goals.

AUL offers an advanced academic track and AP courses.

AUL Mission: To employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence while fostering convictions and commitment to social and economic justice.