District Weekly Updates

May 18, 2020

Dear AUL Family,

Welcome to Week 9 of Virtual Learning!

This will be a shortened week, with special activities.

On Thursday, May 21, we will be going on a School-wide Virtual field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo And Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, DC.

During this tour, students will be stopping at 8 different areas to learn about: cheetahs, American bison, giant pandas, Asian elephants, golden lion tamarins, gorillas/orangutans, komodo dragons, and lions/tigers.

Students may go in whatever order they want, and the stops have a variety of interactive learning tools, such as videos, and point-and-click information pop-ups. Students will learn about the animals' habitats, food, physiological makeup, and how many are left in the wild, among other things.

No registration is necessary! Students can simply click on the link, and use the left toolbar to navigate the different species. There is a progress bar at the top left to track how much of the tour they've completed.

Smithsonian zoo link:


Senior Students Virtual Prom - May 21st

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On the evening of May 21st, our seniors will have their Virtual Prom, from 7-9 pm. All seniors and staff are invited to attend!

Virtual Learning Best Practices

Mr. Manley’s Health and PE classes

In Mr. Manley’s Grade 9 Health and PE classes, students learned about STIs last month - types, symptoms, treatment, prevention, etc. This culminated in them choosing an STI and putting together their own Google Slides project that informs others about the STI.

Health-STD/STI Project

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Due to the Coronavirus crisis, many people have suffered from anxiety, depression, and other mental wellness issues. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has many resources available to support us.

Please visit nami.org. There are specific resources available for Covid-19.

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Extensions of Office Staff

Please feel free to reach our office staff during school hours, 7:50 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday by dialing 848.203.3742 and the staff extension.

101 - Chief School Administrator
102 - High School VP
103 - Business Administrator
105 - Adm. Asst to the BA
106 - High School Nurse
107 - Information Technology
109 - Middle School VP
110 - High School Social Worker
111 - Attendance Officer
112 - Discipline
113 - Special Services (SPED, Etc.)

115 - Reporting Specialist
116 - High School Counselor
117 - High School Counselor - ELL
118 - Human Resource
120 - Exec. Asst. to Chief Lead Administrator

122 - Human Resource Asst
123 - Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction
128 - High School Counselor

140 - Middle School Counselor
149 - Information Technology

150 - Middle School Main office
153 - Middle School Social Worker
175 - Middle School Nurse
176 - Parent Engagement (New Student Enrollment, Etc.)

Hot Dinner Meals & Grab-N-Go Breakfast/Lunch Bags

We are pleased to announce we will be providing hot dinner meals to students and families starting Monday, May 4. We will provide grab and go Breakfast, Lunch, and hot Dinner meals daily from 10 am to 12 pm at the High School.

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21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Virtual Program

Our 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program has gone Virtual! We are, once again, implementing enrichment programs Monday-Thursday, from 4-6 PM, starting Monday, April 6. Program offerings include:

  • SAT Prep English Language Arts
  • SAT Prep Mathematics
  • STEM
  • Computer Science
  • Drones
  • Multicultural Cooking with the ‘Berbs
  • Book and Movie Club
  • Strength Training
  • Yoga and Stress Relief
  • Dance Club
  • Girl Talk
  • The Brotherhood

Now accepting 2020-2021 applications

We are continuing to accept students at the middle school for 2019-2020 school year.
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Coronavirus: What you need to know

Over the past week, the Governor has continued to reopen several businesses and organizations, beaches and state parks. As we continue the recovery process from Covid-19, It is very important to highlight the major precautions people should take to stay safe during this pandemic:

1-Wash hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds

2-Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; if you do, wash hands immediately afterward. Use hand sanitizer when soap/water is not available.

3-Avoid close contact with people who are sick

4-Stay home if you are sick

5-Cover your cough and sneeze into a tissue; then throw out and wash your hands.

6-Use face-covering/mask when going outdoors, and continue to practice social distancing (6 feet apart)

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Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?

If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended. Complete this self-assessment to learn what to do.


There are three types of testing sites:

Community-based testing sites - These sites are open to all New Jerseyans who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness

County testing sites - These sites may be restricted to residents or first responders of a specific county. Some also require an appointment and/or prescription from a healthcare provider.

Private testing sites - To access testing at these sites, you must contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

NOTE: Each testing site operates on a schedule and has specific requirements. Please check with that site before visiting as you may be turned away.

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Calendar of Events

Memorial Day Weekend - School Closed

Friday, May 22nd, 12am to Monday, May 25th, 11:45pm

All campuses

School Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 27th, 6:30-9pm

Online Virtual Meeting

About US

Founded in 2010 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is one of Middlesex County's comprehensive Public Charter Schools that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades. The school operates under the terms of a charter granted by the New Jersey Department of Education.

When the school first opened in 2010, it did not have the books, tables, or classrooms necessary for students to be in an adequate learning environment. Even the principal, at the time, had to serve as a lunch aide. Since then, AUL has developed to help students receive the education they deserve. AUL has expanded by opening two new campuses, expecting to provide the opportunity for students to continue to succeed, with graduation and college admission, as two of its goals.

AUL offers an advanced academic track and AP courses.

AUL Mission: To employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence while fostering convictions and commitment to social and economic justice.