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August 19, 2019

Welcome Back To School

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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

Ms. Marissa Jonas, Assistant Administrator

Calendar of Events

Aug. 22nd 5:30 p.m. Orchestra 6th Grade Instrument Trial Night

Sept. 2nd Labor Day No School

Sept. 3rd 6:00 p.m. 6th Grade Curriculum Night

Sept. 4th 6:00 p.m. 7th Grade Curriculum Night

Sept. 5th 6:00 p.m. 8th Grade Curriculum Night

Back To School

Thank you to everyone who attended Sneak Preview, and welcome back for another great school year! Thank you to our wonderful PTA for all their help and support in getting the school year started. I hope you all have joined.

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 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop off your student prior to that time. Doors are locked until 7:45 a.m.

Please note the following:

  • Put Curriculum Night on your calendar and plan to join us. Sixth grade curriculum night is September 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Curriculum Night for seventh grade is September 4th at 6:00 p.m. Curriculum night for eighth grade is September 5that 6:00 p.m.
  • If you drive your child to school in the morning, please drop your child off in the carpool lane. We are very concerned about students crossing between parked cars in the teacher parking lot and walking across the carpool traffic. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Mathematics and English Language Arts Survey

Dear Georgia Education Stakeholders,

I continue to hear questions and concerns about our K-12 standards from parents, educators, and students. Many are concerned about whether the standards are age- and developmentally appropriate, and whether they present a realistic amount of content for teachers to deliver in one year.

Along with Governor Brian Kemp, I am committed to ensuring the best possible standards in our classrooms. Today, the Georgia Department of Education is launching a survey to seek feedback on the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Mathematics and English Language Arts.


Complete the surveys:

English Language Arts

Together with the Governor’s Office, our goal is to lead an open, collaborative process with true feedback offered by all stakeholders – including classroom teachers and other educational leaders, parents, students, business and industry, and higher education. We ask that you answer the survey questions based on your experience with the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence for Mathematics and ELA.

My deepest thanks for your support of Georgia’s public schools and your honest feedback.


Richard Woods
State School Superintendent

Thank you PTA

A big thank you to the PTA for providing lunch for the faculty and staff during our Sneak Peak. We truly appreciate it!

Check Out PTA on Facebook

For the latest information on everything from bus routes, to picture day, to handbooks and more, follow the Autrey Mill PTA on Facebook! Search for Autrey Mill PTA or @AMMSPTA in your Facebook search bar.

Volunteer Opportunities in the School Store

PLEASE volunteer at the school store, we have an IMMEDIATE volunteer need. The store is open every morning from 8:25 a.m. - 8:50 am. and serves a very important function for our kids! It's a short shift - we ask that you are there around 8:00 a.m. to set up, and you'll be out by 9:00 a.m. The commitment is just two mornings a month, and it's a fun and easy job!

It's a repeating two week schedule - this sign-up only covers the first two weeks of school and will just repeat for the rest of the year - so if you sign up for Thursday the 15th for example, your assigned shift will be *every other* Thursday... 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, etc. If you can't come in during the first week or two, but would be able to assist after that, please let me know! For more information contact Michelle Meyers,

Thank you!

Take Note for School Year!

Autrey Mill Middle School has coordinated with our area schools to hold our 2019-2020 Professional Development Days on the following dates. Students will NOT attend school those days. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, February 14, 2020

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

Frequently Asked Questions!

Q. What if my student misplaces something at school?

A. Each grade level has 2 lost and found bins at the end of the hallways. There is also a bin in the Connection hallway and a shelf in the cafeteria. All iPads that are found are kept in the front office.

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, there are 2 shelves in the front office for forgotten items. Unfortunately, we are unable to call students for forgotten items. The student may pick up the item between classes or at lunch time.

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

A. Parents can drop the iPad 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 signed note sent into the front office within 5 days of being absent. Please do not send emails to the teacher.

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 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. each day.

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

A. The school opens at 7:45 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. If someone else is checking your student out they must be on the contact list or a note must be sent in with the student in the morning. Always be prepared to show your ID.

Fall Musical Auditions

We are happy to announce that this year’s Fall musical will be Aladdin, Jr. We will be rehearsing at Autrey Mill but will transfer the production for final rehearsals to our performance venue at Johns Creek High School. All students wishing to audition or participate in crew should visit the drama room for an audition packet. Students that wish to audition for a role should sign up for an audition time on the Aladdin board outside the Drama classroom A151. It is imperative that parents review the conflict sheet and understand the roles and responsibilities of cast, crew and parent volunteers.

Additional information about the production and rehearsal schedule can be found on the Google classroom for Aladdin code gtpz406 or on the website

August 20th - Optional Dance/Monologue Workshops after school from 4:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
August 20th - Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
August 21st - Optional Music Audition Workshops after school from 4:15 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
August 26th-August 29th - Fall Musical Auditions by appointment (see drama call board)
August 30th - Musical Audition Callbacks - please check list posted on the 29th to see if you should attend.

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Sports Information

Tryouts for coed soccer will be this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20th, 21st, 22nd.

Any 7th or 8th grader trying out for soccer MUST have all extramural forms completed and turned in to Coach Shelnutt or Coach Kearney by 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 20th.

Students and parents can find the information on the Autrey Mill web site under “Activities” and then under “Athletics” or in the Men’s PE office at AMMS.

Coach Shelnutt can be reached at

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 9:15 a.m. to 4:10 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.

Priscilla Pappo, Clinic Assistant

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!