Lawton Leopard News

Week 3 -Ending 9/11/2020

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Principal's Message


Dear Lawton Families,


We are all so excited to welcome all our families to the 2020-21 school year! While we are in virtual mode to start the school year, we are committed to supporting all our students and families experience a wonderful beginning to the school year.


The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday’s goal is to get ALL students engaged in the planned activities. So, use the classroom specific link shared by each teacher, starting at 8:10 AM, please go directly there Tuesday morning. Don’t miss what our teachers have planned for you! Check your spam folder if you don't see it by now.


If you are having trouble locating your classroom on Tuesday, this Lawton School Zoom Link is our virtual space to help support you getting to the right location, It will be open Tuesday through Friday from 7:45 p.m. - 9:45 a.m. each day. Please drop in here if you are having difficulty or need support.


“Walk” in the Front Door (lawton@a2schools.org)

If you have any questions, especially while preparing for the launch of this school year, please reach out directly to our school team via email at lawton@a2schools.org We will respond to your inquiry.

If you need to connect with the school by phone, please call 734.994.1946 You may also send an email to your child’s classroom teacher.


Have a wonderful day and we will see you soon!


Kindly,

Rose Marie Callahan

Announcements

School Messenger

Due to a glitch in our district SchoolMessenger system, you may not have received important information shared last week. We have included that information in this communication to make sure you are up to date with all the latest Lawton Leopard News.


Technology Update

There will be additional information regarding technology distribution, including hot spots, coming from Ann Arbor Public Schools. Please stay tuned to your email for more information. For questions about devices, please email family_techsupport@aaps.k12.mi.us. Also, live technical support is available, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the AAPS Parent Help Desk, 734-997-1222.


Student Orientation - First Week Schedule

We will launch the 2020-21 school year fully virtually on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:10 a.m. Each day of school this week, Tuesday-Friday is a scheduled half day of school, where the students’ school day will end at 11:20 a.m.


The first week of school is designed for students to engage in community building, connect/reconnect with their classmates and to get acclimated to an online learning environment. Students will connect to their classroom via Zoom.

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Monday, September 14: Full Day Instruction Begins for Everyone

All students begin full daily instruction on Monday, September 14. Each day begins with a classroom Morning Meeting at 8:10am. You can find the sample daily schedule here. This is a general overview of the day. Detailed schedules will be provided by classroom teachers with more information about exact times that students will be synchronous and asynchronous once they are developed. The first week of full day instruction will include a schedule of special classes (Art, Vocal Music, PE, PLTW and World Language/Instrumental Music-5th grade only).

Schoology/Clever Badges

A letter will be coming through US mail with information for your child’s Schoology and Clever Badge access. Click here to preview that letter. Enclosed in the mailing are 1-2 badges depending on your child's grade level.


Please remember the QR code is specific to each individual child. Please keep your child’s badges in a safe place. It is also helpful to take a picture with your phone to have a backup copy to scan. They will need these badges to join the virtual learning classroom and school each day when full day instruction begins.

School Supplies, Books, and Materials

Students will receive school supplies, textbooks and materials within the next upcoming weeks after the start of the school year and throughout the fall. More details will come regarding distribution. In addition, over the coming weeks, students will have 24/7 access to books for class and enrichment via a Digital Library.

Enrollment

For assistance with enrollment, please contact our Student Accounting department at enroll@a2schools.org or leave a message at 734-994-2249.


The Lawton Office

At this time, the Lawton office is still closed for in person visits. For those of you looking to turn in documentation needed for completing registration, please stay tuned for upcoming information. In the meantime, Ms. Briana Wade can be reached at wadeb@aaps.k12.mi.us and Ms. Kara Marsee can be reached at mailto:marseek@aaps.k12.mi.us.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tuesday, 9/8 is the official first day of school! The week will include half days of instruction with a primary focus on re-entry, using Schoology, building community, social-emotional learning, and well-being.

  • Monday, 9/14 is our first full day of instruction and we’re off & running!

Get Help: Community Resources for Students and Families

Looking for support or assistance with food, housing, health care and more? The AAPS Community Resource page lists free resources available to students and families. Visit the Community Resource Page today. This page is frequently updated.

Technology Support for Families

Students & Families Virtual Help Desk

family_techsupport@aaps.k12.mi.us

734-997-1222

Open M-F

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

HELPFUL LINKS