AMMS Lions Roar
"Recognize the Roar"
Monday, February 22, 2021
Mr. Trey Martin, Principal
Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
School Governance Council Candidates Needed
It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has both parent/guardian and teacher positions open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC positions.
Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community. Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:
- Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
- Manage the Request for Flexibility process
- Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
- Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
- Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance
If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form.
We are very excited about the work and value-add of our SGC. We hope that you will consider running for a position! The Candidate Declaration period ends February 26th and voting occurs from March 17th – 24th, 2021. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Overview.
Learning Modality Commitment
Learning Modality Commitment – Last Nine Weeks of School Year
As we approach the midterm of the second semester, FCS is requesting that parents make a commitment for how they wish their child to learn for the remainder of the school year, Face to Face or Remote Learning. The last 9-week period begins in March and runs until the end of the semester.
No action is needed if parents are satisfied with their child’s current learning environment. Only those who wish to change should complete the Learning Environment Hardship Form and email it to Dr. Gamel (firstname.lastname@example.org) between March 1-12. The student’s learning group will remain the same as it stood on March 1.
AMMS 2021 Spring Spirit Wear Now Available!
The link for our AMMS Spring 2021 spirit wear online store is now available! Sale continues through Monday, February 22nd.
Exceptional Children's Week 2021
Join the SEC Department in a week of celebration! March 1st through March 5th
At AMMS, we celebrate all of our students, and this week we will highlight our Students with Exceptionality, our Superheroes! Throughout the Simultaneous Teaching and Learning challenges they have given their best, both face to face and remotely from home.
We will have special activities during the week to highlight exceptional men and women in history who have achieved greatness in a variety of roles.
Every year we celebrate one of our SEC students who has performed and achieved beyond expectations. This year, our Yes, I can! Award winner is Laila B.! Congratulations to Leila! Well deserved!
Always remember that the difference between extraordinary and ordinary is just that little extra! Extra congratulations to our SEC Superheroes!
Dr. Mimi Gamel
Student Council Helping Essential Workers
Student Council needs your help to thank our healthcare workers at Grady Hospital. We ask that you bring in individually packaged snacks (pretzels, chip bags, granola etc.) to school to help student council create treat bags for essential workers. The items will be collected from February 16th- 24th each morning in the rotunda. Virtual students can drop off snacks at any time during school day.
SAVE THE DATE....MARCH 11TH IS PICTURE DAY
F2F students will have their pictures taken during their social studies classes.
Safety and social distancing measures will be put in place:
- Students will stand 6 feet apart while waiting in line with their masks on. They will take their masks off for the picture.
- There will be no camera cards for students to use; they will provide their student (lunch) number or name to the photographer.
- All photographers will wear masks.
- No props will be used.
Virtual students can come to the school during their connection classes. They will be excused from these classes for pictures.
- 6th grade virtual students – 2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
- 7th grade virtual students – 9:00 a.m. – 11:08 a.m.
- 8th grade virtual students – 11:13 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.
We will allow students from the same family to come together (for example, a 6th and 8th grade student from the same family). Students will enter the front door, get their picture taken in the front atrium, and then exit immediately. Parents will be required to wait in the parking lot for their students.
You should receive an email from Lifetouch about the online procedures for ordering the pictures. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Erickson at email@example.com.
Updated Attendance Policy Recently Approved by FCS Board
How does my child get attendance credit for participating remotely if they are a Face-to-Face learner?
Visit http://ammslions.org for more information on Frequently Asked Questions regarding attendance.
Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates
Fulton County Technology Competition
Registration is now open through March 7th for the virtual Fulton County Technology Competition!
Overview of the Competition
- This is a 100% virtual competition.
- All 3rd -12th grade Fulton County students are invited to enter a student created Technology Project that aligns with one of these CATEGORIES.
- Students may enter only ONE project. Projects may be submitted by an individual or up to two team members. Individuals and teams of two compete against each other.
- Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that work entered by students was done by the students. Judges will expect students to demonstrate that the work is their own. This should not be a whole class assigned project.
- Read the category descriptions before you select your project category. No changes will be made after the project has been submitted. After that time, students’ projects will be judged based on the category for which they registered. Changes in category WILL NOT be made for any reason after submission. Projects will be judged by the category under which the project was submitted.
- Register here: https://fulton.stemwizard.com/
February 1 - February 28 - Student Registration
March 1 - March 7 - Project Submission Window
March 15 - March 29 - Judging Window
Our Autrey Mill Middle School liaison is Mrs. Bongiorno. Please reach out to her with any questions regarding the technology competition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardship Transfer Deadline is March 1, 2021
Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan.1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2021-22 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information.
ATTENDANCE for Second Semester - Please Read Carefully!
Second semester will revert to manual attendance for both: F2F Learning and Remote Learning.
- F2F Learning
- Attendance will be marked by period (same as always)– Present/Absent/Tardy
- Student must attend over ½ a day to count as present for the whole day.
- Submitting Absence Notes: A student that is absent still must submit a note from the parent within 5 days of their return to school. All notes should include student's full name, date of absence, reason for absence and Dr. note when possible.
- Remote Learning (most lessons are Synchronous-Live)
- Attendance will be marked by period.
- A student must be there for a “Live” lesson.
- The teacher will take roll within the first five minutes of class.
- If the teachers believe that the students logged in but did not stay/participate, then the teacher can remove the participation check.
- Submitting Absence Notes: A student that is absent still must submit an email within 5 days. Parents should email Ms. Pieper at email@example.com. The following information should be included: student full name, grade, date of absence, reason for absence and period or periods absent. You can attach a Dr. note to the email for our records.
If a lesson is Asynchronous, then the student is required to submit an assignment to be marked Participated.