Week 5 (Aug 31st -Sept 4th)
Week 5: Please visit your campus to pick up the Distance Learning Packet for the week. The learning packets for this week have been updated to better provide age appropriate rigor and engagement for scholar’s. Visit our Online Learning Resources page to further extend lesson learning with these free supplemental resources.
New Zoom Protocols: Please see your Class Dojo for our step-by-step guides.
Semana 5: Por favor, visite su campus para recoger el paquete de aprendizaje a distancia para esta semana. Los paquetes de aprendizaje para esta semana se han actualizado para proporcionar mejor el rigor y el compromiso apropiados para la edad de los estudiantes. Visite nuestra página Recursos de aprendizaje en línea para ampliar aún más el aprendizaje de lecciones con estos recursos suplementarios gratuitos.
Nuevos Protocolos de Zoom: Pofavor vea en clase Dojo nuestras instrucciones paso a paso.
Our AMS Distance Learning Program will serve all students grades K-8 during the initial, opening weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. From a home learning environment, families will still experience a high-quality education via learning packets, accompanied by learning videos and Zoom support from our caring and dedicated teachers.
Our Distance Learning Program is designed to meet students where they are academically with an extensive review of the previous years’ standards. This will ensure that our scholars have the background knowledge to dive into grade level curriculum and beyond beginning on August 17th.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support as we maintain our efforts to ensure the continuity of learning for our scholars during this school closure. Communication is our greatest tool. Please reach out if you have questions or need support.
Distance Learning Program Dates (On Campus Students)
Week 1: August 5-7 (Learning Packets and Videos)
Week 2: August 10-14 (Learning Packets and Videos)
Week 3: August 17-21 (Curriculum Learning Packets and Videos)
Week 4: August 24-28 (School Based Learning Packets)
Week 5: August 31-September 4 (School Based Learning Packets)
SEPTEMBER 7 LABOR DAY, NO SCHOOL
Week 6: September 8-11 (Schoology Intro Week and School Based Learning Packets)
Week 7: September 14-18 (Schoology Integration Week and School Based Learning Packets)
Week 8/9: September 21-30 (Schoology and School Based Learning Packets)
Week 9: October 1-3 (On Campus Learning Begins)
Distance Learning Program Dates (Online Students)
*Week 1: August 5-7 (Learning Packets and Videos)
*Week 2: August 10-14 (Learning Packets and Videos)
Week 3: August 17-21 (Schoology live instruction)
Week 4: August 24-28 (Schoology live instruction)
Week 5: August 31-September 4 (Schoology live instruction)
SEPTEMBER 7 LABOR DAY, NO SCHOOL
*Online students will participate in the Distance Learning Program for the first 2 weeks of instruction.
Distance Learning Program
To make our Distance Learning Program a success, AMS has created a guide titled “Distance Learning Guide” covering the following information:
- How to communicate with the school and teachers
- Academic expectations
- Student schedules (Sample/Recommended)
- How to organize home learning spaces
- How to work with your child and avoid learning concerns
Obtaining Learning Packets
Leaning packets are available for pickup at your home school site each week from 8:30am-10:00am. During this time, you may also pick up breakfast/lunch for your scholar. (Please make arrangements with your school for alternative times.)
Week 1: Learning packet pick up date August 5th
Week 2: Learning packet pick up date August 10th
Week 3: Learning packet pick up date August 17th (On Campus Scholars ONLY)
If you have access to a computer and would prefer to print the packet, reducing the need for picking up in person, access to the packets have been made available online. You will locate the packet on the AMS Distance Learning page.
Teachers will hold office/tutoring hours to support your scholar with their Distance Learning packet. Please contact the school to learn more about these hours and checkout the Distance Learning Resources tab to learn more about accessing the Zoom platform.
AMS is providing Chromebooks to scholars with a need to ensure that they can access online instruction and platforms from home. If you have enrolled in ‘on campus’ learning, you are eligible to receive 1 Chromebook per household. If you have enrolled in ‘online’ learning with Advanced Virtual Academy, you are eligible to receive 1 Chromebook per enrolled scholar.
August 3-7, 2020 Online Students ONLY at your home school site
August 10-14, 2020 On Campus Students ONLY at your home school site
Learning at Home
We know that distance learning is a different way of learning. We are here to help you every step of the way to ensure that not only are your children safe, but that they continue to receive an excellent education. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can provide any additional support.
Grab-N-Go Meals begin on Wednesday, August 5 for all enrolled AMS students. Students may stop by their school, Monday through Friday, to receive a breakfast (Phoenix schools only) and lunch meal to go. Meals will be served daily, 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Students do not need to be present to take a meal. Parents will need to provide us the student’s name and section or teacher name. Students’ meal account will be charged according to their Free/Reduced or Paid eligibility. If you have not submitted a lunch application, it is not too late to do so. The 2020-2021 free/reduced meal application is available at every school. Applications must be completed each school year, applications from last school year will expire on September 16, 2020. School Sites
- AMS Avondale: 10555 W. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85353
- AMS Camelback: 6633 W. Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85033
- AMS Desert Sky: 5701 W. Mc Dowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85035
- AMS Flower: 3335 W. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85017
- AMS Glendale: 4520 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
- MASSA: 434 W. Lerdo Rd Tucson, AZ 85706
- AMS Peoria Advanced : 7785 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
- AMS Prince: 1557 W. Prince Rd Tucson, AZ 85705
- AMS South Mountain: 1445 W. Baseline Rd Phoenix, AZ 85041
Applications for Free or Reduced Lunch
Attendance tracking is critical this year. The state is requiring us to withdraw any students not in attendance for 10 or more days. By working together we can ensure your child’s education is not disrupted.
With health and safety as our top priorities, we will be asking our families to complete an attendance attestation through our SchoolMint system.
Please complete your child’s attendance every Friday, beginning August 7th, by following the links below. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
To Complete Attendance:
- Log into your account.
- You should see the “Home” screen with your Student Dashboard, listing each of your children individually.
- Locate the form labeled “Attestation Form”.
- Click on the Start button to the right of the form title.
- Click on the blue header and complete the questions.
- Click Submit Forms to send your responses.
- Please complete this for each of your individual children currently enrolled at AMS.
En este año, es elemental tomar asistencia. El estado nos está exigiendo que debemos de dar de baja a los estudiantes que no asistan durante 10 días o más. Al trabajar juntos podemos garantizar que la educación de su hijo no se interrumpa.
Con la salud y la seguridad como nuestras principales prioridades, pediremos a nuestras familias que completen una atestación de asistencia a través de nuestro sistema SchoolMint.
Por favor complete la asistencia de su hijo(a) todos los viernes, a partir del 7 de agosto, siguiendo los siguientes pasos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con la oficina de recepción de su escuela.
Para completar la asistencia:
- Inicie sesión en su cuenta.
- Podrá ver la pantalla “Inicio” con su Panel de estudiantes, enumerando cada uno de sus hijos individualmente.
- Localice el formulario con la etiqueta “Formulario de atestación”.
- Haga clic en el botón Inicio a la derecha del título del formulario.
- Haga clic en el encabezado azul y complete las preguntas.
- Haga clic en Enviar formularios para enviar sus respuestas.
- Por favor complete este proceso para cada uno de sus hijos individualmente inscritos en AMS.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.