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Amity Middle School October 2020

Parent/Student Information

If you are interested in joining a book discussion group, Battle of the Books, or if you're interested in checking out library books, please email Ms. Moorefield at melinda.moorefield@amity.k12.or.us.

Mr. Larson and the Leadership kids are doing YouTube videos for our weekly Perfect Attendance Winners! Keep attending school every day and you could possibly be a winner! Here is our first video from Austin G. and Coye S.

Amity Senior Parents (Class of 2021) are excited to invite you to our Halloween Activities! We have a Scavenger Hunt and a Pumpkin Contest planned. Scavenger Hunt - Register online at:

Two Divisions: 3rd-6th (must have adult supervision) and 7th-12th. Up to 5 students per team (students can be from local area, not limited to Amity SD). $10 per student (Siblings $5 additional). Registration due 10/27, $15 Team late fee after 10/27. Prizes for top 3 teams in each division. The Pumpkin Carving Contest is open to anyone in the community. We are asking for a donation of 4 canned/non-perishable food items for entry fee. More info to come on this. All Covid guidelines will apply. Thank you for your support! Let us know if you have questions!

Wifi Access Available & Tech Info

We have wifi access for our students to complete their school work. These wifi access points are both located at the middle school: side paved parking lot (by the office side door) and middle school gravel parking lot (by the gym doors). If you have a district chrome book it will automatically connect. If not, you will need to contact the middle school office to get the password for ASD Guest at 503-835-0518.

If your student is having problems with their chromebook, please reach out to the office. Mrs. Galer or Miss Brenda will help you problem solve.

Is your student's chrome book mouse pad acting up? The school has mice available, if needed. If you are in need of one, please contact the office to arrange pick up.

If your student forgets their email password, please contact Mrs. Galer at holly.galer@amity.k12.or.us or at 503-835-0518.

Students and Parents can access grades through the Parent Internet Viewer, located on our district website. Once you click on the "Parent Internet Viewer" button, it will take you to a log in page. There you will enter your username and password. If you or your student forget or don't have your PIV (Parent Internet Viewer) grade book log in, please contact Miss Brenda at brenda.whiteley@amity.k12.or.us or at 503-835-0518. *Sixth grade students will get theirs's in the coming weeks*

Breakfast & Lunch Information

Meals, both breakfast and lunch, will be available for pick up on school days at the elementary school between 10am-1pm. Meals will also be delivered along bus routes on school days between 10:30am-11:40am. Bus route stops and times are posted on the school district website and at all school sites. A person will need to meet the bus to get a breakfast and/or a lunch. Meals at this time are free to children ages 0-18. Please contact Amity School District if you have any questions.

Counselor News

Are you needing to meet with Mr. Larson? You can set up a virtual meeting with Mr. Larson by using the Google form below. These sessions are 30 minutes and are to be scheduled during your non school time. For example, AM cohort should schedule during PM time frames. While PM cohorts should schedule during AM time frames.

Here is a YouTube video of Mr. Larson presenting the Emotional Wellness Survey Winners.

Library News

If you are interested in joining a book discussion group, Battle of the Books, or if you're interested in checking out library books, please email Ms. Moorefield at melinda.moorefield@amity.k12.or.us.

Fundraisers

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 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. Did you know some of these products can bring in anywhere from $0.05 to $0.15 each! You will need to set up an account, and pick Amity Middle School.

All money raised from both of these goes back to our end of the year field trips and after school activities such as Warriors Night Out and Dances.

Sports

AMS Volleyball will be hosting open gyms starting Wednesday, October 14th from 6-8pm. Coach Huber will be at the gym making sure our athletes have their face masks and following the COVID guidelines. Parents, we are requesting that you show up to meet the coach so she can get you the information for the Team Reach app.

Warriors Apparel

The Amity Booster Club is selling Warrior apparel. Click on the link below to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Silacci at amityboosters@gmail.com.

Quick Links for Parents/Students

Monday/Wednesday (Schedule A)

AM Cohort: Period 1: 8:00am-9:00am; Period 2: 9:10am-10:10am; Period 3: 10:20am-11:20am

PM Cohort: Period 7: 12:30pm-1:30pm; Period 8: 1:40pm-2:40pm; Period 9: 2:50pm-3:50pm

Tuesday/Thursday (Schedule B)

AM Cohort: Period 4: 8:00am-9:00am; Period 5: 9:10am-10:10am; Period 6: 10:20am-11:20am

PM Cohort: Period 10: 12:30pm-1:30pm; Period 11: 1:40pm-2:40pm; Period 12: 2:50pm-3:50pm

During your "off" time from school, we are asking that you utilize those time frames for doing homework. For example: if you're in the AM cohort, use the afternoon times (12:30pm-3:50pm) to work on your homework from the first three classes you attended that morning. If you're in the PM cohort, use the morning times (8am-11:20am) to work on your homework from the previous three classes you attended the day before.

Attached below, are some important and/or helpful information for both parents and students.

Credits:

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