AMS Eagle Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & The Community

January 22, 2021

A Schedule for the Week of January 25-29

Monday- 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th

Tuesday- 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Wednesday- 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th

Thursday- 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Friday-1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th

Congratulations!

Congratulations to 8th grader Will Anderson and 6th grader Torriente White. These students participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Essay contest. In the 6-8 division, Torriente placed 1st and Will placed 2nd. Congratulations!

Remote Device Pick Up Day!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 2nd from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

This will be the day for current remote students to pick up their new ACS iPad. To receive your new iPad, there are two steps that must be completed:


1) Fill out and submit the online Parent/Student Device Power Up Agreement

2) Pay for the device online (bring a copy or screenshot of your receipt)

Agreement and payment details can be found at this link https://www.acs-k12.org/Domain/2259


If students have an older ACS MacBook or iPad, they MUST turn in that device and get one of the new ACS iPads. Please bring the old device and charger with you on February 2nd.

If students have their own personal device (non-ACS) that they would like to continue using, that is fine.


If this day and time do not work, please contact Leslie Batts (leslie.batts@acs-k12.org) to arrange another time for pick up.

Returning Remote Students or New Students to AMS

If your student is returning from Remote or is new to Athens Middle School, they will need the new ACS iPad. There are two items that need to be completed in order for them to get their device:

1) Complete the Parent/Student Device Power Up Agreement form

2) Pay for the device online (bring a copy of your receipt) or bring check/cash to Mrs. Batts in the library

All details can be found at this link https://www.acs-k12.org/Domain/2259


If they received an older ACS MacBook or iPad at any point, please return the device and charger upon return to school.

ACS Device Update for all Students

iPad Chargers:

The Device Protection Plan does not cover the charging cable and charting adapter. Students are responsible for replacing these items if they are lost, stolen or damaged. The replacement must be an identical manufacturer product.

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Alabama Apart Together 1-888-442-1793

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From the Nurse

If your child is:


1. Exposed to COVID

2. Tested for COVID

3. Positive for COVID


Please contact Nurse Kelley kelley.anderson@acs-k12.org


Also, don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle to school to stay hydrated. There are filling stations around the building that students can access. Due to COVID, water fountains are currently turned off, so bringing your own reusable bottle is the smartest way to stay hydrated and healthy!

AMS Yearbook Photo Submissions

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Please contact Mrs. Lawrence with any questions carla.lawrence@acs-k12.org

Library Books

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If you still have library books from the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year, please return them to AMS. If you are a 6th grader and have books from AIS, Mrs. Batts will get them delivered to Mrs. Pressnell.


Not sure if you have any books? Please reach out to Mrs. Batts (leslie.batts@acs-k12.org) and Mrs. Pressnell (dana.pressnell@acs-k12.org)

2021 AMS Soccer Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Thursday, February 4th vs. Liberty (Home) Girls 5:00 Boys TBD

Thursday, February 11th vs. Monrovia (Home) Boys 4:30 Girls 6:30

Friday, February 19th vs. Austin (Home) Girls 5:00 Boys 7:00

Tuesday, February 23rd @ Monrovia (Away) Girls 4:00

Thursday, February 25th-Saturday, February 27th Tournament at Liberty Times TBD


Monday, March 1st vs. Decatur (Home) Girls 5:00 Boys 7:00

Tuesday, March 9th @ Florence (Away) Girls 4:30 Boys 6:30

Friday, March 12th @ Decatur (Away) Girls 5:00 Boys 7:00

Tuesday, March 16th @ Austin (Away) Girls 5:00 Boys 7:00

Thursday, March 18th vs. Florence (Home) Girls 4:30 Boys 6:30

Tuesday, March 23rd @ Liberty (Away) Girls 5:00

Saturday, March 27th vs. Discovery (Home) Girls 2:00 Boys 3:30


Monday, April 5th-Friday, April 9th Area Tournament Times TBD

2021 AMS Baseball Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Thursday, February 11th @ Liberty (Away) 8th grade at 4:30 and 7th grade at 6:30

Saturday, February 13th @ Discovery (Away) 8th grade at 11:00 and 7th grade at 1:00

Monday, February 15th vs. Lindsay Lane (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, February 16th vs. Sparkman (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Friday, February 19th vs. Monrovia (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, February 20th @ Meridianville (Away) 7th grade at 11:00 and 8th grade at 1:00

Monday, February 22nd @ Madison Academy (Away) 8th grade at 4:30 and 7th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, February 23rd @ West Limestone (Away) 7th grade at 4:00 and 8th grade at 6:00

Thursday, February 25th vs. Priceville (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, February 27th @ Buckhorn (Away) 8th grade at 11:00 and 7th grade at 1:00


Monday, March 1st vs. West Morgan (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, March 2nd @ Priceville (Away) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Thursday, March 4th vs. West Limestone (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, March 6th vs. Meridianville and Decatur (Home) 8th grade at 11:00 and 5:00

Saturday, March 6th vs. Meridianville (Home) 7th grade at 1:00 and 3:00

Monday, March 8th vs. Westminster (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, March 9th @ Austin (Away) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, March 13th @ Monrovia (Away) 7th grade at 11:00 and 8th grade at 1:00

Monday, March 15th vs. Austin (Home) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, March 16th @ West Morgan (Away) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, March 20th @ Florence (Away) 7th grade at 11:00 and 8th grade at 1:00

Monday, March 22nd @ Westminster (Away) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Tuesday, March 23rd vs. Madison Academy (Home) 8th grade at 4:30 and 7th grade at 6:30

Thursday, March 25th @ Lindsay Lane (Away) 7th grade at 3:00 and 8th grade at 5:00

Friday, March 26th @ Decatur (Away) 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 6:30

Saturday, March 27th vs. Discovery (Home) 8th grade at 11:00 and 7th grade at 1:00

Saturday, March 27th vs. Buckhorn (Home) 8th grade at 3:00 and 7th grade at 5:00


Monday, April 5th-Thursday, April 15th Athens Tournament Times TBD

2021 AMS Softball Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Thursday, February 11th vs. Cullman @ H.A. Alexander Park Field #1 5:00

Thursday, February 11th vs. Florence @ H.A. Alexander Park Field #1 6:30

Friday, February 12th vs. Arab @ East Lawrence High School 6:30

Friday, February 12th vs. East Lawrence @ East Lawrence High School 8:00

Saturday, February 13th vs. Bankhead (Cordova) @ Lawrence County High School 6:00

Saturday, February 13th vs. Lawrence County @ Lawrence County High School 7:30

Monday, February 15th vs. Bankhead (Jasper) @ H.A. Alexander Park Field #1 11:30

Monday, February 15th vs. Austin @ H.A. Alexander Park Field #1 1:00

Thursday, February 18th vs. Red Bay and Hatton @ Hatton (Away) 5:15 and 6:30

Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th Buckhorn Tournament Times TBD

Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th Ardmore Tournament Times TBD


Tuesday, March 2nd vs. Ardmore (Home) 4:30 and 6:00

Tuesday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th Discovery Tournament Times TBD

Monday, March 8th @ Hartselle (Away) 4:30 and 6:00

Thursday, March 11th @ Ardmore (Away) 5:00 and 6:30

Thursday, March 18th vs. Austin (Home) 4:30 and 6:00

Thursday, March 25th @ Austin (Away) 4:30 and 6:00

Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th Athens Tournament Times TBD


Thursday, April 8th vs. West Limestone (Home) 4:30 and 6:00

Important Athletic Ticket Information

*This will be the only option for purchasing tickets for an AMS athletic event.*


AMS is now offering digital tickets online with gofan.co for all athletic events. AMS is now implementing a mobile ticket only policy at all athletic events. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online by going to www.gofan.co (Not .com)


The new ticketing policy allows AMS to operate a more efficient and professional ticket gate, while creating an enhanced fan experience. Purchasing tickets online allows fans to easily access and share tickets (email or text) without standing in line.


A new ticket gate setup will help promote social distancing while limiting person - to - person contact and the physical exchange of cash.


Fans can download the GoFan app through either an Android or Apple device.


Instructions on how to use gofan.co :

1) Go to the website gofan.co and create an account (click sign in at top right to create an account)

2) Search for Athens Middle School

3) Select Get Tickets for the event you are wanting to attend

4) Select the number of General Admission Tickets you want to purchase

5) Purchase the tickets - The Athens Middle School home game ticket price will show $5 and then a $1 convenience fee will be added to create a total price of $6.


** When you get to the gate, please have your ticket pulled up on your smartphone so the gate worker can easily click redeem.**

AMS Athletic Spectator Expectations

Welcome to the start of the 2020 Athletic Season.


In order to remain at an athletic event, you must follow these rules, as ordered by Governor Kay Ivey’s July 29, 2020 Proclamation in agreement with the home school administration. Failure to follow the rules, will result in you being asked to leave.

1. NO SYMPTOMS. If you’re running a fever or have any COVID-19 symptoms, we appreciate your support, but STAY HOME and GET WELL SOON!

2. WEAR A MASK. All spectators must wear a mask/facial covering (unless one of the Governor’s exceptions applies).

3. SOCIAL DISTANCE. Remain at least 6 feet apart from anyone from a different household.


Additional Information:

● K-8 students must be with a parent/guardian to attend an athletic event. Parents should not leave children unattended during an athletic event.

● To help ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, all guests must pick up their own trash and dispose in the trash receptacles before leaving the event.

● Spectators will be allowed into any indoor athletic facility no more than 45 minutes prior to competition play with a ticket.

● Spectators will be allowed into any outdoor facility no more than 60 minutes prior to competition play with a ticket.

● Upon completion of the competition, fans and non-essential personnel will be required to exit the facility immediately or as safely as possible considering the size of crowds.

● During tournament play, visiting head coaches may remain in the facility to observe the other team competitions as long as social distancing and masks guidelines are followed.

2020-2021 Athens City Schools Roadmap to Reopening

Use this link to access the Athens City Schools Roadmap to Reopening

https://www.acs-k12.org/REOPEN


You can also download and print the latest version here https://www.acs-k12.org/Page/2697

Schoology Resources

Are you a remote student or parent who needs help with Schoology? Use this link to access the Schoology Help Center and the Schoology Parent Handbook. This will also provide a login video tutorial and some helpful Schoology links.

https://www.acs-k12.org/Page/2751


If you are having technical issues with your ACS device, please complete the ACS Technology Remote Learning Help Ticket and someone will reach out to help or schedule an appointment to meet with you.

https://bit.ly/acsremotehelpticket

2020-2021 School Calendar

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Administrative Team

Mrs. Kim Moore, Associate Principal for 6th Grade Center

Mr. Jake Herrera, Assistant Principal

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