AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

August 30, 2021

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 - 6:00 p.m. 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

Sept. 7th - Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 15th - AMMS Soccer vs Webb Bridge (Away)

Sept. 16th - Yom Kippur

Sept. 17th - AMMS Soccer vs Taylor Road (Away)

Let's begin our day on time......

Students should be in their classrooms by 8:50 a.m. ready to begin our school day at 8:55 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.


iPads and Chromebook Trade Out - Very Important Information

Any student who has a school issued iPad or Chromebook will trade it in on Tuesday for a Windows device. These devices will be sent to homeroom teachers and set up together on Wednesday morning in extended homeroom. We will also be inventorying all other devices this week- be sure to check out the information below for details!

Before Tuesday: Save any photos or work in non-Microsoft apps that you do not want to lose somewhere off of the iPad. Find your iPad, charger cord, and charger block (or Chromebook and charger). Pack them to bring to school Tuesday.

Tuesday: Be sure to bring your iPad or Chromebook and complete charger! You will trade these in during connections class for your new device.

Wednesday: On Wednesday we will have extended homeroom. Students will work with direction from their homeroom teacher to set up their new device. Sixth graders who already had a laptop will go to the Media Center to have their laptop inventoried.

Thursday: Any student who has a school issued Hotspot will need to bring that Hotspot to school. The current Hotspots are expiring next month, so we will trade these Hotspots out for a new one. We will do this during homeroom Thursday.

Friday: Any 7th or 8th grader who already had a laptop will go to the Media Center during homeroom to have their laptop inventoried.

A Letter from the 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. 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



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Spirit wear QR code:

PTA Fundraiser

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

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.

Are you interested in Theater? If so, check out our upcoming performance.

The show is by audition and will have afterschool rehearsals starting in September. The show will take place November 6th at JCHS.

Crew positions are determined by application and interview.

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The Marketing Club

DECA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

If you would like to become a DECA member, please fill out the membership form and pay the OSP.

Please join us for our first general membership information meeting to learn about DECA and becoming a member on Wednesday, August 25th at 8:00 a.m. Pick up is in the café/gym at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:05 a.m.

Please contact Dr. Yasuda with any questions:


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

Yearbook Information

Please click the links for purchasing a yearbook.

Buy a yearbook here!

Buy a commemorative 8th Grade Yearbook Ad here!

Dismissal Reminders:

Dismissal Reminders:

The bus is the best way for students to travel to and from school.

  • If you must pick your child up, please be patient in the long line or arrive at 4:25 p.m. to have a shorter line.

  • Another option is to park in the parking lot closest to the entrance of The Falls of Autry Mill. We will have a staff member crossing students to that parking lot.

  • Please do not use the parking lot where buses load. You will not be able to leave until after 4:30 p.m. when all buses have left.

  • Students are not allowed to walk to the parking lot near the car pool area. Parents must use the crosswalk and walk across to our loading curb and return with any students.

  • Remember: The bus is BEST!

  • We will have plenty of staff on hand to help. Thanks in advance for your patience during the first two weeks of school.


J.E. Trey Martin, Principal

Autrey Mill MS


Map of Dismissal:

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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 you 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 we look forward to a healthy and safe year! If you have questions or concerns, please call the clinic directly at 470-254-8258.

Masks, Masks, Masks....

Students and Staff must wear a mask at all times while in the building.

NOTE: Please don't forget to send your student with extra masks.

Forgotten Items

It is 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 name, 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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Ivey Bridge Academy

Ivy Bridge Academy's After-School Public Speaking & Debate program offers a chance for students to learn 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, newfound confidence, and a skill set that will help them through the rest of their schooling and even into adulthood. A main focus will be on creating and delivering persuasive speeches in front of their peers.


Christy Noll
Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Program Director

Have you lost an item?

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

Community News

Is your student a future Gladiator? Do you love Chick-fil-A? If so, then you don't want to miss this.

Johns Creek High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in the Alpharetta Commons location next Tuesday, August 24th - All Day!

Please come out and support Johns Creek High School.

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