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Amity Middle School May 2020

Parent Information

Packet pick up will be on Wednesday's from 12pm-5:30pm for the remainder of the school year.

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Message from Principal Reg McShane

I hope you are all doing well and adapting to distance-learning. We are hearing some frustration from students and parents. Please take time and either call or email your child's teacher to share what's working and what isn't working.

Please encourage your children to turn in the work they are completing. Our teachers are trying to keep the workload to 30 minutes or less for each class each day. Our expectation is that your child spend between 3 and 4 hours a day doing school work. Some students complete the work in less time and others may take longer. If the work is taking longer, please communicate with your child's teacher.

I am very concerned that we have students that have turned in little or no work. Our fourth quarter grades will be pass or incomplete. We are looking at ways we can support your students handling those incompletes come fall. Options may include Fridays school or use of elective class periods. We want to provide opportunities for your children to fill those education content gaps.

We are also looking at ways we can handle the end of the school year field trips and events Honor Roll, No detention, 8th grade field trip and 8th grade graduation. Our plan to replace field trips is to look into gift cards. Students will still receive a reward for their efforts. Students with no detentions that choose to turn in little or no work stand the possibility of not receiving their gift card (school is a priority). In closing I want to thank all of you for your hard work and patience as we navigate the COVID-19 situation. This is such a sad time for our young people. It's a tough time for families and we have no idea when things will return to normal. Please let us know if we can help. We will do the best we can to respond to your needs thank you.

YouTube Message from Superintendent Jeff Clark

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Attendance- Parents, your child still needs to check in with their teachers during this time. Please make your child is emailing, joining a Google meet or talking with them via phone call.

Parents, below we have attached a YouTube video that can help your student understand Google Classroom. This video has some great information to help your child to navigate Google Classroom during this time.

Mr. Larson has gathered some resources for the parents during this time. You can view them by clicking on the link below.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-7th

Don't forget about Teacher Appreciation Week! Even though your student is not in the building, our teachers are working hard to continue to support your student, and you, the parent. Show your appreciation to your teachers by emailing them a thank you note or dropping one off in the drop box. Mrs. Galer and Miss Brenda will make sure that your teachers will get them.

Our school would like to extend Teacher Appreciation Week to you, the parent! We know this hasn't been an easy task for you but we want you to know that we appreciate everything you are doing at home to help us continue the education for your student.

If your student needs a Chromebook, please fill out the request below.

If your student has issues logging into their school email account, please contact Mrs. Galer at holly.galer@amity.k12.or.us.

Remember parents, you can check your child's grades and attendance on the parent internet viewer! If you do not have access to the parent internet viewer (PIV), please email Miss Brenda at brenda.whiteley@amity.k12.or.us.

Be sure to watch for information posted on our Facebook page!

Grab & Go Lunches

During the time that we are out of school, Miss Chrissy Melton, our Food Services Manager, has been working hard preparing Grab and Go Lunch meals for our students. This will continue until the end of our academic school year, June 11th. Grab and Go lunches can be picked up at the Elementary School, Mondays- Thursdays from 10am-1pm. These lunches do not cost and are available to only Amity School District school aged students (K-12).

Thank you Chrissy Melton for your hard work and dedication to our students!

6th & 7th Grade Information for 2020/2021 School Year

If your student is interested in joining Warriors Serve or Leadership, please look further down on our newsletter regarding it for next year.

If your student has interest in Yearbook class for next year, please fill out the form below. If you are unable to fill out the form, please contact the office to express your child's interest.

8th Grade Information

8th Grade: If you can send Mr. Larson a baby picture, current 8th grade picture and/or middle school happenings pictures, we would greatly appreciate it. They are due via email, jared.larson@amity.k12.or.us, by May 14th. Thank you.

Please note that with the extended closure of schools, we are looking at what we can do for our 8th grade promotion. We will keep you posted as we know this is an important event for our families, students and staff.

Fundraisers

Box Tops & Coca-Cola Rewards: The middle school collects Box Tops for Education and participates in the Coca-Cola Rewards program for schools. For Box Tops- We can still collect the "clip" ones that say $0.10. However, you can also click on the link below, set up an account, pick Amity Middle School and start scanning your receipts for box tops. For Coca-Cola rewards- if you purchase Coca-Cola products, enter the code on the lid or box by clicking on the link below. You will need to set up an account, and pick Amity Middle School. All money raised from both of these goes back to our field trips, school projects and after school activities (Warriors Night Out and Dances).

Upcoming Washington, D.C./New York 2021

There are still PLENTY of spots available! Please join us - Spring Break...2021.

Contact Miss Jeanna if you are interested at 503-835-0518 ext. 405 OR jeanna.bottenberg@amity.k12.or.us

Amity Youth Sports

No decision has been made regarding the youth softball and baseball season at this time. There will be an update around May 12th.

Leadership News

Leadership is now taking applications for next school year. The application is available below, in Google form. You can make a copy of this form in your student email and fill it out or you can print it. If you are unable to print it, please contact Mr. Larson through his email during this time at jared.larson@amity.k12.or.us or call the school at 503-835-0518. We will arrange a time for you to pick it up.

Applications are due by Thursday, May 14th! Applications can be emailed to Mr. Larson, mailed to the school (807 Trade Street Amity, OR 97101) or placed in the drop box at the middle school.

Warriors Serve

Warriors Serve is now taking applications for next school year. The application is available below, in Google form. You can make a copy of this form in your student email and fill it out or you can print it. If you are unable to print it, please contact Ms. Matocha through her email at mary.matocha@amity.k12.or.us or call the school at 503-835-0518. We will arrange a time for you to pick it up.

Applications are due by Thursday, May 14th! Applications can be emailed to Ms. Matocha, mailed to the school (807 Trade Street Amity, OR 97101) or placed in the drop box at the middle school.

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