AMMS Lion's Roar
"Recognize the Roar"
Monday, August 15, 2022
2022 - 2023 School Year
We have the best PTA
A big thank you to the PTA for providing breakfast and lunch for the faculty and staff during our pre-planning and Sneak Preview week. We truly appreciate it!
Mr. Trey Martin, Principal
Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th grade Assistant Principal
Calendar of Events
August 23rd - iReady - Reading in Extended Homeroom
August 25th - iReady - Math in Extended Homeroom
August 30th - 6th Gr Curriculum Night 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 PM at AMMS
August 31st - 7th Gr Curriculum Night 6:00 p.m.-7:30 PM at AMMS
September 1st - 8th Gr Curriculum Night 6:00 p.m.-7:30 PM at AMMS
September 5th- Labor Day (no school)
September 6th- Professional Development /Remote Learning Day for Students
September 21st- Picture Day
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 8:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your student prior to that time.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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 student comes 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 Dejo@fultonschools.org.
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. Questions please contact Clinic Assistant Stephanie Sorina SorinaS@fultonschools.org
Q. What time is the school store open?
A. The school store is open from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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 and have their ID.
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. Please be prepared to show your ID.
Thanks to all who attended the 6th Grade Mini Camp and Sneak Previews. There was definitely a buzz in the air with all the kids, parents, and teachers exploring the school.
And, a thank you to all the parents who have already made their donations to the Autrey Mill Middle School PTA. Your financial support will ensure this year is a ROAR-ing success for the students, teachers, and administration. We will be providing your membership benefits to your student's homeroom teacher in early October.
If you haven't donated yet, don't worry - there is still time! Click here to make your donation. And, check out the attached document with details on our membership levels.
Be sure to make your donation by October 1st. And, the homeroom class with the most donations will win donuts for breakfast!
And, now for the winners of our Sneak Preview raffle:
Mia Blaney [7th grade]: $25 Gift Card from Great Harvest Bread Company
Sophia Arendt [7th grade]: $25 Gift Card from Southern Baked Pie
Kendall Black [8th grade]: Mini Golf for 4 packages from Aurora
Chloe Chong [6th Grade]: $25 Gift Card from Cloudland Coffee
We will provide the prizes to your student's homeroom teacher in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com
Announcement for Spiritwear
Announcement for Tanner
Tanner Photography still has some spaces left. This is a fantastic opportunity to get that 11x14 family portrait taken for a $35 donation to the PTA ($185.00 value).
Got Soccer?.... YES WE DO!
Attention: AMMS Coed soccer for 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Informational Q&A Meeting for Soccer
When: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 8:40 a.m.
When: Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday August 23rd (possible Wednesday Tryouts)
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Soccer Field
ALL the required forms must be turned in to Coach Shelnutt, in room C117 (Adventure Quest classroom).
Deadline for Forms: Friday, August 19th
There are 11 different PDF links that must be opened, completed and printed including a sign-off by your child’s pediatrician.
Unfortunately, your child will not legally be able to participate in tryouts if all forms have not been completed and turned in to Coach Shelnutt by Friday, August 19th.
Media Center Information
The Makerspace in the Media Center is looking to grow our Lego supply! If you have spare Legos gathering dust, we would love to take them off your hands! You can drop them off in the front office or have your student bring them directly to the Media Center. We were inspired by this summer’s art exhibit at Zoo Atlanta and are hoping to work with students on our own creations! Thank you!!
Welcome back to school!
The Tech Team at Autrey Mill is excited to deploy student devices soon! Currently, a team of technology specialists are working to update software and reimage student devices as needed. As soon as this work is finished, students will set up their computers in Social Studies class. In the meantime, be sure to electronically sign the Device User Agreement on Infinite Campus. All student passwords were changed back to 8-digit birthdays over the summer, so be sure to use their birthday as the password (mmddyyyy) if a student wants to log in on a personal computer. If you have any questions regarding student devices, please reach out to Abbey Ansley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know your students counselor?
Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Reserve your copy ASAP as last year we sold out earlier than ever. Click here to purchase your 22-23 AMMS Yearbook TODAY!
8th Grade Parents-Yearbook recognition ads are available at the lowest price of the year. Purchase your ad space for at the lowest price until September 26th. Click here to buy now.
Free and Reduced Lunch
If you are interested in Free and Reduced Lunches for 2022-2023 school year please begin your online application NOW.
Visit https://www.nlappscloud.com/ to begin the online application.
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.
Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Program
Ivy Bridge Academy's After-School Public Speaking & Debate program offers a chance for students to learn techniques of public speaking and engage with current events through the activity of debate.
Students enhance their research skills, critical thinking, organizational skills, persuasion tactics, and information processing by learning about both sides of an issue and being able to persuasively argue for either side.
Students who participate in our program will leave with a sense of accomplishment and a skill set that will help them in academics and their future careers. Direct tangible benefits from our program include increased confidence speaking in front of others, improved writing skills, greater vocabulary, better information-processing, and more open-minded critical thinking about some complex topics.
Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Program Director