Friday, December 3, 2021

Lost & Found – Update

The lost and found photo link has been reorganized and updated. From the link below, click on "albums" for easy sorting. To claim lost items, screenshot the item and contact Liz at e.thomas9812@gmail.com with the picture, your child's name, and the teacher's name. With this system, we've been having great success reuniting items with their owners. If you prefer, there's also an unofficial school community Facebook group- you can locate Liz Allison Thomas and message her directly. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194122866@N03/albums/with/72157720159601365

Inclement Weather

It's a good time to review weather protocols and prepare for the potential of school closings due to inclement weather. Remember, if your phone number is not current, or you have checked opt out of notifications; you will not receive calls from any AAPS building - including inclement weather notifications. Families must update contact information with the building secretary any time there is a change. If this information is not updated you will not receive school closing information.

 

The district will always strive to make weather-related decisions on regular school days by 5:00 AM. The district will brief media outlets & post on the AAPS website immediately after the decision. Checking in to local media is a good way to stay in the 'know' regarding weather-related district closures. Also, we only notify when schools are closed, so 'no notification' means that school is open for the day. You may review school closing protocol by clicking HERE

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Ann Arbor Public Schools is partnering with the Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services to offer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to AAPS students ages 5-18 years old and their family members. The clinics will be administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

 

These school-based vaccination clinics are just one of many ways for students to receive the vaccine. The Washtenaw County Health Department, pediatricians/doctors' offices and local pharmacies also have vaccines available for students.

Late After School Pick-Up

We are noticing some students are not being picked up on time from school. As a reminder, the bell rings at 3:48. It is not okay for students to be left unattended at school. Please plan to arrive in the school pick-up line by 3:48. We will do our very best to move the line of cars through the pick-up line as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your help. 

Quarantine Learning Support

Live Quarantine Learning Support is available to families to support continuity of learning for elementary and secondary students during short term quarantine or extended illness. Students may elect to join daily, grade level or content-specific live video conferencing hosted by AAPS Learning Facilitators. More information can be found by CLICKING HERE.

 

This is support is entirely optional for students. Mitchell teachers will place assignments on their Schoology pages for students to access while in quarantine. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

No School – Thanksgiving Week & Report Cards

With the announcement of no school during Thanksgiving week, we are needing to adjust the date that report cards will be sent home. Please know that report cards will be sent home electronically on Tuesday, November 30. Additionally, please know that SISS progress reports will be sent home hardcopy on Tuesday, November 30 as well. 

 

If you have questions now, I'm happy to help. 

 

Thank you,

Matt

Thanksgiving Break

The Ann Arbor Public Schools will be closed from Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26. School will reopen on Monday, November 29. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break!