AMMS Lions Roar
"Recognize the Roar"
Monday, April 26, 2021
Mr. Trey Martin, Principal
Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
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 will be 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.
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 enforced 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!
School District's Development of a Facility Plan
Parents, FCS staff and other community stakeholders are invited to learn more about the school district’s development of a Facility Plan and to provide feedback.
During the week of April 26, four community meetings will give participants an opportunity to be involved at their comfort level, either in-person or completely online. Dates, times and other background information can be viewed on the Facility Plan website, www.fultonschools.org/facilityplan. A special Facility Plan survey also will go live that week to collect input on planning priorities.
Dress Code - Warm Weather is Coming Soon!
- All students shall dress appropriately so as not to interfere with or disrupt the education program.
- Bare midriffs, tank tops and see-through clothing are not acceptable.
- Shorts and skirts that are any shorter than mid-thigh are not permitted.
Designated dress for specific school activities approved by the Principal shall be acceptable. The Principal or other authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress results in a violation of the spirit and/or intent of this rule.
Chance to Have Your Artwork on AMMS 2021-2022 Spiritwear!
Enter for a chance to have your artwork on AMMS 2021-2022 Spirit Wear
- All entries must be on 8.5’ x 11” paper (no notebook paper).
- Please include Autrey Mill Middle School or AMMS on design.
- All grades are invited to participate.
- Entries can be drawn, painted, or created digitally.
- NO glitter, sequins, felt or anything else glued to design.
- On the back of your entry in PENCIL include your name, grade, and Homeroom Teacher.
- All entries are due in the Spirit Wear folder in the front office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021
Georgia Milestones Information
Parents and Guardians,
In May, all students in Fulton County Schools will participate in the Georgia Milestones Assessments – the comprehensive assessment program for grade three through high school. The assessments cover English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight. Science and Social Studies assessments will only be given in grades five and eight.
These exams are part of Georgia’s Milestones Assessment System, designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards.
The tests include a wide variety of questions such as multiple choice and constructed responses that require students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically. These skills take time and effort to master, but students will need them to succeed in the future.
In Fulton County Schools, we see these tests as an academic checkup. Like class assignments and report cards, they are one gauge of student progress – one way to provide you and your child’s teachers with information about your child’s work toward the high goals we have set for our students.
To learn more about the Georgia Milestone Assessments click the link below:
Milestones Testing will be competed on the student’s iPad between May 3rd and May 14th for face to face students. Virtual students will be given the opportunity to test in the evening at school, beginning at 4:30 p.m., if they do not feel comfortable coming into the school during the school hours to take the test.
Monday May 3rd, - Science/EOC Science – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)
Tuesday, May 4th – Social Studies – sections 1 & 2 (8th grade only)
Wednesday, May 5th - Makeup day
Thursday, May 6th – Math – section 1 (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Friday, May 7th – Math – section 2 (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)
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 email@example.com.
Important Clinic Information
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.
Contact Priscilla Pappo, School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (470)-254-8258 with questions.
6th Grade Laurie Chans, email@example.com
7th Grade Dr. Mimi Gamel, firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Anita Erickson, email@example.com
Virtual Summer School Opportunities
Student COVID-19 Report Portal Updates
Attention Parents of Rising 9th Graders!
Johns Creek High School PTSA is looking for some awesome parents to donate their time to better our school and support our students. We have worked hard in recent years to smooth the transition for new members in order to make our positions easier, manageable and appealing to EVERYONE. Whether you work full time, part time, or are a stay at home parent, we have opportunities that work for all of you.
We are currently looking for:
· Board members for the 2021-2022 school year. Board Positions are a 2 year commitment.
· Committee chairs and committee members for the 2021-2022 school year.
If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of parents, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest, obtain more information, or ask questions.