Please see the district website for information about COVID-19. You can access the district site by clicking here.
Free Breakfast and Lunch Information
If you are having issues signing in to your Chromebook offline:
1. Shut the Chromebook down completely.
2. Click on this link for instructions
Picture Day Information
September 28: East Students
October 2nd: West Students
Raider Remote students are welcome to come into AMS to have your Fall Pictures taken. East Virtual students will have their pictures taken on Monday, September 28th, from 1:20 to 2:40 in the gymnasium. West Virtual students will have their pictures taken on Friday, October 2nd, from 1:20 to 2:40 in the gymnasium. If you are not comfortable coming in to have your pictures taken, or you are not able to come in on the specified dates/times, please have your parents follow these instructions to submit a photo of yourself to your Homeroom teacher:
1. Take the picture with full face view, head and shoulders (typical school picture pose), facing forward
2. Both eyes visible
3. Plain/neutral (ideally light blue/grey) background
4. School Dress Code MUST be followed for the picture
5. ***Parents: please make sure your student submits the digital file in .JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 250-300 DPI. Preferably 400 x 500 pixels or 8x10 in picas.***
6. Naming the Photo: School photos need to be named as follows -- Last Name, First Name_Grade.jpg
7. Submitting the Photo: please email this photo to your Homeroom teacher.
Our staff has been busy preparing lessons for your students and making sure that we have procedures for everyone to follow and keep themselves safe. We want the first day that your child comes to school to go smoothly, so please take a few minutes to review the information below to make sure that you understand how we will be operating.
Arrival to School: All students must have their temperature taken before they can enter the building. Students who arrive to school on a bus will go through a temperature station, students who arrive in cars will have their temperature taken in the car, and walkers will go through a temperature station at the main office entrance. If a student has a temperature over 100.4, they will not be permitted to attend school that day and must be picked up. Please help us by checking temperatures and symptoms before sending your student to school.
Class Changes: We have tried to limit student interactions and how often students need to be in the halls, so for a majority of the time, teachers will be the ones who rotate while the students stay in the classroom. Exceptions to this are Encore, PE, and some select classes. Due to this, we are not able to honor any schedule change requests because the students are placed in cohorts. We apologize for this, but it is necessary for us to ensure safety and that we can offer all of our classes.
Lunch: Students will be eating lunch in their classrooms. They will be able to walk down to the cafeteria to purchase lunch if they would like to do so. We are on a tight rotation to bring students down to the cafeteria, so we are asking the students who bring lunch to bring meals that do not require a microwave.
Item Drop Off: We are limiting visitors in our building, so there will be a “drop-off” bin outside the main office door. This bin is only for instructional items only. Please buzz the main office to let them know that you are dropping an item off, and we will make sure it gets to the student.
Raider Remote: Students that are signed up for our Raider Remote program will be contacted by their teachers this week with information about orientation and training. This will help to prepare the students to begin content instruction next week 9/14-9/18
We have several videos that we encourage you and your student to watch so that you are aware of how we are operating this year in accordance to CDC guidelines.
ACPS Division Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o13Fhgc9iQQ&feature=youtu.be
A Message from Lifetouch about Yearbooks
Covid 19 Letter from Lifetouch.pdf
Shop the AMS Virtual Bookfair. Perfect to keep your student reading during the summer. Click here to access the bookfair.