AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

August 16, 2021

Welcome Back To School

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

Aug. 31st 6:00pm 6th Grade Curriculum Night (Virtual)

Sept. 1st 6:00 p.m. 7th Grade Curriculum Night (Virtual)

Sept. 2nd 6:00 p.m. 8th Grade Curriculum Night (Virtual)

Sept. 6th Labor Day No School

Back To School

Our school day begins at 8:55 a.m. and students should be in their classrooms by 8:50 a.m. The earliest time that we have supervision in place for students is 8:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your student prior to that time. Doors are locked until 8:00 a.m.

Please note the following:

  • Put Curriculum Night on your calendar and plan to join us. Sixth grade curriculum night is August 31st at 6:00 p.m. Curriculum Night for seventh grade is September 1st at 6:00 p.m. Curriculum night for eighth grade is September 2nd 6:00 p.m. (More details to come)
  • If you drive your child to school in the morning, please drop your child off in the carpool lane.

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Frequently Asked Questions!

Q. What if my student loses an item at school?

A. 3 large bins are placed in front of the windows before entering into the lunchroom.

We have a water bottle bin, lunch bag bin and misc. bin. any devices, ear pods, phones, etc., will be brought to the front office and locked up.

Q. What is the procedure for picking my student up early?

A. If a student needs to be picked up early, a note should be sent with the student to the front office in the morning, stating the time the parent would like him/her at the front office. The student will get it stamped by the office and this is the pass to come up front to be checked out. We do this so as not to interrupt the class and instructional time. Please do not call the front office requesting your child be sent to the front office. Once you are in the building we can call them up.

Q. What if my student forgets something and I need to bring it to school?

A. While we hope that students come prepared each day, we have 3 light blue carts in front of the front office windows labeled by grade level. We have a table next to the carts stocked with tape, markers and paper for labeling items dropped off. Place the item on the cart of your students grade level. Unfortunately, we do not call students for forgotten items. The student may pick up items between classes or at lunch time from the cart.

Q. What if my student forgets his/her device?

A. Parents can drop the device at the front desk where we keep them until the students come to get them. It is the students' responsibility to pick them up between classes or at lunch time. Unfortunately, we are unable to call into classrooms for forgotten items.

Q. What if my child gets sick at school?

A. If your student feels sick during the school day he/she should always go to the clinic. The clinic needs to keep a record of students who are ill. Students SHOULD NOT call or text on their cell phones or smart watches for parents to pick them up.

Q. Is my child allowed to use their cell phone to call home?

A. Cell phones are not allowed to be used during school time. There is a phone in the front office if the student needs to call home. We encourage students to come prepared to school each day, thus the phone is for emergencies only.

Q. Where do I turn in student attendance notes?

A. If your student is out of school, there needs to be a parent or doctors note sent into the front office within 5 days of being absent.

You may email Jackie Dejo at

Q. Do I need my ID when checking out my student?

A. Please be prepared to show your ID when checking out your student. This is for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Q. What if my students needs medication at school?

A. Students are not allowed to carry medications with them at school unless they have a permission form (SHS-2) signed and on file in the clinic. This includes prescription and over the counter medications of any kind.

Q. What time is the school store open?

A. The school store is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Q. What time are students allowed into the school in the morning?

A. The school opens at 8:00 a.m.

Q. Do I need to call the front office if my student is sick for the day?

A. You DO NOT need to call the front office if a student is out sick. Upon returning to school. send a note to the front office and the attendance will be adjusted.

Q. What if my child comes to school late?

A. Parents DO NOT need to bring children in if they are late. Students DO have to report to the office to get a pass to their classroom.

Q. Are students allowed to leave the building without checking out?

A. A parent MUST always come to the front office to check students out of school. This is for the safety of the student.

Note: 1. If someone else is checking your student out they must be on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Contact list.

2. You may also send a note in with your student with the first and last name of the person picking your child up.

Remember to always send a note with your student to the front desk the morning of the check-out. Always be prepared to show your ID.

A Letter from PTA

Hello AMMS Families,

Thank you all for your support and willingness to help out the PTA!

The Board has been working hard all summer to make sure we were prepared this year to support the students, school and our community.

We have had an amazing response from parents that are interested in volunteering! Here are a few current opportunities:

We still have an open VP position of Finance. Under VP Finance are the following Chair positions, Membership, Spiritwear, School Store and Business Sponsorship.

Our School Store is open, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s. Currently all volunteer slots are filled for this semester but please reach out to us if you are interested in helping, we can always use the extra help!

We are also looking for someone who loves taking pictures, to help our VP Communication to post pictures on our social media during school events and socials.

There will be future volunteer opportunities and other committees that we will let you all know about.

Membership and Spiritwear will be available through August and will close after Curriculum Nights. Please login to Membership Toolkit if you haven’t and update your student and family information.

We will be launching our new website very soon! Please be on the lookout for it, it will have all the information you will need for the PTA!

We are looking for business sponsors, if you own a business and are interested please let us know. We want to support our community!

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns at

With Warmest Regards,

Jennifer & Wendy



Front Office Tidbit:

Did you know the front office has a phone where students can call home for forgotten items?

Well, we sure do.. Students are welcome to come to the office at anytime and fill out the Student Telephone Log and call home. NOTE: Student may not use the front office phone if they are sick. They will be directed to check in with the clinic and use the clinic phone.

School Clubs and activity information will be available at the beginning of September! Stay Tuned!

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Soccer Tryouts:


Tryouts are Thursday, August 19th and Friday, August 20th right after school.

Please meet in the GYM after the last dismissal announcement.

Students need to be picked up at 5:30 PM.

Do you like Tennis, Volleyball or Tumbling? If so, then check out our extramural activities.

Dates and Times will be posted in a future newsletter.... So stay tuned.

If you have further questions please contact Coach Larson at

Extramural Required Paperwork: Player Pre-Participation Forms

*Dates subject to change

Are you interested in Theater? If so, check out our up and coming performance.

The show is by audition and will have afterschool rehearsals starting in September. The show will take place at JCHS Nov. 5. Preview matinee November 6th, matinee and evening. Crew positions are determined by application and interview. Stay tuned for Parent Info Teams meeting. All Info is posted on the Team.

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Student Checkout Procedures

To ensure a more efficient way to check your child out of school during the day, please adhere to the following:

In an effort to avoid interrupting instructional time with the intercom, students need to bring a note designating the time that they should meet you in the front office. Notes should be brought to the front office in the morning for authorization. The signed note will allow your child to leave class at the designated time and meet you in the front office. If students do not have a note we will not call them to the office until parents are at the school to sign them out. (for example, we cannot call them out of class when you call from your car) For this reason, you may experience delays if your child does not have a note giving prior notification of early dismissal.

Your cooperation with our check in/out procedure will help keep classroom interruptions to a minimum and will get your on your way in a timely manner.

School Safety

For the safety of our students, faculty and staff, the front office is asking that you be prepared at all times to show ID when signing out your student, coming in for a meeting or dropping off items in the office. All visitors must be checked in and given a badge to be in the building. We ask that visitors go directly to and from their designated location regarding the purpose of their visit to AMMS.

Thank you!

It's the beginning of the school year and there is a lot to be done to get your student settled. Ensuring your student is taken care of in the clinic, in terms of food allergies, asthma, diabetes and other health conditions, is very important to Autrey Mill. If you need help in getting paperwork done or have questions about medications for your student, please feel free to contact the clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Thanks and I look forward to a healthy and safe year! If you have questions or concerns please call the clinic directly at 470-254-8258.

Forgotten Items

It is the students' responsibility to check the front office for all forgotten items (homework, lunch, lunch money, books, etc.) The office cannot interrupt classes to notify a student that an item is here. Parents may drop the item in the front office, place the student's name on the white board in front of the cafeteria, and the students will either check the office between classes or see their names on the white board at lunch. All forgotten iPads are kept behind the front desk until the student picks them up. Please be sure to label all forgotten items with students first, last name and grade!

Please remind your children of this procedure! Thank you!

FCS COVID 19 Reporting Procedures

FCS COVID 19 Reporting

Due to the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, the district will continue to monitor COVID data and recommendations, consult with public health officials, and make additional adjustments as necessary. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Families are still required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive. FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.

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Have you lost an item?

Lost 'n' Found is located in large bins outside of the Cafeteria in front of the windows.

Yearbook Information:

Please use the attached graphic and the text/links below. I will have additional items to include in a few weeks. 😊

It’s time to order your yearbook for the lowest price of the year! Parents of 8th graders, secure an ad space before they are gone! Use the links below to purchase. Please save email confirmation/receipts.

Buy a yearbook here!

Buy a commemorative 8th Grade Yearbook Ad here!

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