Amity Elementary School April 2021

Parent Information

First Grade Return to Full Time

On March 22, 2021, the Oregon Department of Education revised the Ready Schools, Safe Learners (RSSL) Guidance to align with the 3-foot physical distancing recommendation from the CDC. With that recommendation and our small class sizes, I am happy to let you know that all first-grade students will have the opportunity to return to school full time, every day beginning on April 12th. Please note that students may continue with Comprehensive Distance Learning if that is their family’s choice.

Amity Elementary School staff prioritizes the health of our students, families, and staff. We will follow the health and safety guidelines outlined in the RSSL Guidance. Those guidelines include wearing masks, hand washing/sanitizing, using individual supplies, staggering arrivals and dismissals, scheduling recess, and disinfecting frequently used surfaces along with other protocols as noted in the Hybrid plan.

The 6-foot physical distance guideline remains at lunch time. During lunch, students will spread out to the recommended 6-foot distance and half will eat at their desks and half will “picnic” on tablecloths on the floor. The kids who get to “picnic” will alternate weekly. Anytime students move about the classroom during lunch time, they will be asked to put their masks back in place.

Drop off (8:05) and pick up (2:45) times will remain the same. Siblings may be dropped off with older brothers and sisters. Older brothers and sisters may be picked up with younger siblings. Please be aware it might take a bit longer to move through the line.

I understand that sending your child back to school full time might be stressful for some families. Please let me know if you would like to discuss any of the safety protocols we have in place. We are truly pleased to have our first-grade students back full time.

Families - Our Partners in Education - April Resources

ES April Breakfast & Lunch Menus

School Happenings.... Coming UP

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration - May 6, 2021

If you have a child that will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2021, register them for kindergarten on May 6. Kindergarten registration will be open from 3:30 - 6:00. Please call the AES office to make an appointment. If that does not work for your family, call the office. 503-835-3751.


It is time to order your 2020 - 2021 yearbook. Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the Amity Elementary School Yearbook ID: 12761921

Counselor Corner

This month the Very Important Principle we are focusing on is fairness. We define fairness as being reasonable and decent in how we treat others. We shared with the students that being fair does not always mean equal. For example, if one students gets a band-aid for a cut, not all students have to receive a band-aid to make it fair. Not all kids need the same tools to succeed. We give each student what they need to be successful and it may not be the same thing. Being fair means we do what we can for everyone so they can succeed, but what they need may be different.


Amity Parents and Teachers Together is the parent-teacher organization serving both the Amity Elementary and Amity Middle Schools. Our mission is to provide additional support and funding for classroom and school related activities and programs.

APaTT 2020-2021 Executive Board

  • President: Annette DeRaeve
  • Vice-President: Kristy Runge
  • Secretary: Jennifer White
  • Treasurer: Open Position
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Dovie Vaughan

email: appattboard@gmail.com

Meeting: March 6, 2021 @ 6:00 via Google Meet - click the link below

Warrior Strong! - Warrior Proud!

Amity Senior Parents is happy to announce that we are doing our annual auction! This year it will be held in person. Please view the flyer attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Graham at 503-474-8484 or ahsseniorparents2021@gmail.com.

Leadership is selling suicide awareness magnets in honor of Olivia. If you would like to order a magnet, please complete the form below. You will then be contacted by Mr. Larson to arrange for pick up. Payment can be done upon pick up with cash or check, or through My Mealtime app. The cost for a magnet is $10 each. All proceeds would go to a suicide prevention program.

Boosters is selling these shirts for the football youth camp that happened. We have extras! If you would like to order one for camp please contact Morgan Silacci at 503-871-5095! $10 each. Be on a look out for basketball shirts soon!

This year's Amity Booster Club is taking pre-orders for Warrior apparel. We have two different logos available that were voted on by our Warrior Fans! Payment can be either cash, check or Venmo. If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Silacci at amityboosters@gmail.com.


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