AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, May 10, 2021

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

May 11th - 17th - Georgia Milestones Testing Continues for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

May 26th - Last Day of School

Georgia Milestones REMINDER

As we begin Georgia Milestones testing this week, it is important to remember the following:

1. Students need to charge their iPads every night and remember to bring them to school.

2. Get plenty of rest each night.

3. Be on time for school.

Milestones Testing Information

Thank you to all the parents who completed the Milestones survey. At this time, the survey is closed and we are not processing any further requests.

If you chose for your student to complete testing in the evening, a letter was sent explaining all the procedures for testing after school. For virtual students who are coming to test during the day, please plan to arrive at school on the testing days before 8:45 a.m. Staff will be available in the front rotunda to help the virtual students get to their first period classes.

Virtual students can return home after testing. Parents will wait in the carpool line.

We are planning for a successful testing administration and look forward to seeing how well our students perform on these assessments.

To learn more about the Georgia Milestone Assessments click the link below:

EOG parent presentation recording

Tuesday, May 11th – ELA – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Wednesday, May 12th – ELA – section 2 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Thursday, May 13th – ELA – section 3 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Friday, May 14th and Monday, May 17th – make-up days

It is important that students charge their iPads every night. Testing will begin promptly at 8:55 a.m. and conclude around 10:45 a.m. There will be an adjusted schedule on testing days.

If you have any questions regarding these assessments, please contact Anita Erickson at

Learning Environment Hardship Deadline

May 14th, 2021 is the last day for a student to change their learning environment.

What Time Does School Start?

Students are required to be in their homerooms and ready to participate in learning at 8:55 a.m. If students are walking in the building at 8:55 a.m., they will be issued a pass to homeroom, where they will be marked tardy.

Summer Curbside Meal Distribution

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Mask Mandate Update

Superintendent Mike Looney shared that Fulton County Schools will be taking a measured, cautious approach to relaxing COVID-19 protocols, which includes updating COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates in phases. There are several factors spurring these changes, including Governor Brian Kemp’s lifting of restrictions on group sizes and ending a ban on large gatherings. Also, vaccines are now readily available to those 16 years of age and older. In this new phase, employees and students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine providing they are symptom free.

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021:

  • For outdoor activities only, masks will be recommended but not required for students in grades 9-12 and employees in high schools. All other safety protocols will remain in effect for this group of individuals.
  • At school sponsored outdoor events and activities, masks will be recommended but not required for visitors/spectators.
  • Capacity limitations are lifted on all outside school venues (stadiums, fields, etc.).
  • Coaches may attend banquets.

Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021:

  • While engaged in outdoor activities, masks will be recommended but not required for students in grades PK-8 and employees. All other safety protocols will remain in effect for this group of individuals.
  • School Leaders, in consultation with their respective community support organizations, may schedule and host outdoor end of year celebrations to honor the achievements of students without restrictions on group sizes.

All other existing COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies will remain in force for the balance of the 2020-21 school year. This includes requiring all staff, students, and visitors to wear a mask while inside an FCS facility, and adhere to recommended social distancing, surface sanitizing, and handwashing. More information on the new mask mandate can be found here.

Please remember that everyone entering the building MUST wear a mask. This includes students, staff, parents, vendors etc.

Students please keep a spare mask in your backpacks to use if yours gets soiled or breaks.

Thanks for keeping us all safe!

DECA Deodorant Drive

Please donate deodorant to AMMS DECA - The Marketing Club’s Community Service Project!

DECA has partnered with the Girl Scouts (AMMS students Nazeefa, Kate, and Caroline) and The Backpack Project. The Backpack Project packs necessities in a backpack and hand delivers them to the homeless. The Girl Scouts and DECA realized that deodorant was an expensive item to collect in times like these, so they took on the challenge to help The Backpack Project to collect deodorant.

Please donate to help us reach our goal of 300 sticks of deodorant!

What: Deodorant

When: April 28th - May 12th

Why: To help the homeless of Georgia

How: In Person – drop off to Dr. Yasuda’s room (A-152)

Virtual option via Amazon:

For more information on the backpack Project please use this link:

For any questions please contact the AMMS DECA Advisor: Dr. Yasuda:

Thank you for supporting our cause,


Important Clinic Information

Please remember to pick up any medication (prescription or non-prescription) your child may have in the clinic by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 26th.

Any medication left in the clinic at the end of that day, including year round medications, over the counter and prescription medications, will be discarded.

Remember that a new Medication Authorization form and/or Health Care Plan for your child will have to be competed by you and your physician for the 2021-2022 school year.

Authorization to Give Medicine Form

Contact Priscilla Pappo, School Nurse at or (470)-254-8258 with questions.

PTA News - Farewell and Welcome

We want to give a farewell to Melanie Brandt, Co-President, Tamara Liles, Secretary, Sarita Bhandari, Treasurer, Mary Beth Kennedy, Parliamentarian, Julie Roberts, VP Finance, Emily Glahn, VP Student Support and Manju Shringarpure, VP Communication. We are grateful to you for not only volunteering, but for your dedication, support and going above and beyond. We wish you great success in your next endeavor.

To our new Officers, we are so pleased to welcome you and look forward to the work we will do together this next school year! Thank you to all of our members for your continued support, and our teachers who sacrifice each day to help educate and mold our children. Thank you!

AMMS PTA 20-21-2022


Jennifer Morrow


Wendy Englehardt


Jessica Stewart


Soo Lee


Tamara Liles

Teacher Representative

Ashley Doherty

Vice President Academic Enrichment

Zan Ouyang

Vice President Finance

Jane Choi

Vice President Student Support

Jennifer Matheson

Vice President Teacher Support

Carol Muro

Vice President Administrative Support

Ryann Kennedy

Vice President Communications

Elyse Robleto

Approved Absences

Approved absences for travel opportunities or important family events, sporting events, weddings etc. must be pre-arranged 5 days PRIOR to the date(s) of the absence. Please contact the appropriate grade level Assistant Principal via email requesting approval for the days your student will miss. These types of absences are limited to 6 days per school year and will not be approved "after the fact"

6th Grade Laurie Chans,

7th Grade Dr. Mimi Gamel,

8th Grade Anita Erickson,

Virtual Summer School Opportunities

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Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates

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Community News

2021 Freshman JCHS Orientation Camp - Save the Date!

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JCHS Cross Country Team Summer Training

Attention JCHS Cross Country Runners:

Now is the time to sign up for JCHS 2021 cross country summer training. Be ready to race this fall by preparing over summer break. Summer training is a great way to bond with your team and have fun!

Step one: Register on Dragonfly

All JCHS athletes must be registered in Dragonflymax with all forms and a current physical (within the last year) uploaded and ready to go before they can participate. Here is a link to the physical form for a doctor to complete:

Step Two: Register and Pay

To register for summer running, please fill out the following google form for each student:

The cost for the summer running program is $100. Please send to the following PayPal account:

Step Three: Let’s Train!

First day of summer running is Monday, June 7th. Summer running will take place throughout the summer with the exception of GHSA “Dead week” June 26th-July 4th.

Running schedule/locations:

Mondays: 5:30 p.m. JCHS track

Tuesdays: 7:00 a.m. (may push it back to 7:15 a.m. since it is further away) Chattahoochee Pointe Park

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. JCHS track

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. Big Creek Greenway

Questions, contact Sonya Jennings at

JCHS Drama Camp

JCHS drama is once again hosting a drama camp at JCHS on June 2nd-4th for all rising 4th-9th graders! Come and be a part of workshops being conducted by members of the JCHS chapter of the International Thespians Society (and many are former AMMS Lions!)

Covid protocol will be met with masks worn, temperature checks and social distancing. It's a great opportunity to be on stage at the high school and make new friends!

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