Good afternoon -
I hope this finds you all safe and healthy. It has been quite a week. I was grateful to have the opportunity to hold class meetings this week and I hope more students join us in the coming weeks. This is a challenging time for all of us and it's hard to be in the position of not being able to give the students answers. We have encourage students to keep reaching out to any of us with questions.
Now that the May 4 date has been announced and the Commissioner of Education has shared guidance for what remote learning should look like the AHS teachers have been working tirelessly to develop our plan. We hope to have something to share with students and families early next week. Until then, students should continue to check their emails and Google classroom. You can also access links on the AHS website.
We did let the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 know this week that their upcoming dances, which include prom, have been canceled or rescheduled. Certainly a loss. We will make sure prom happens eventually though! The class advisor has been working with their venue to find another date that works. This will be a very different and therefore special dance for the Class of 2021. Members of the class of 2022 who ordered rings were also asking about when they would receive them. We have been working with Josten's to figure out delivery and will get more information to you as soon as we have it.
We were informed that TDA Driving is offering their Driver's Education classes online in the coming weeks. Teachers have heard from students that they can't join classes because they are at Driver's Ed. We know that schedules are hard to balance and hope that students will prioritize meeting with teachers once we have our consistent schedule ready to go! Learning to drive is super important but we also want students to keep up with their courses.
We have continued to hear (and see on the cameras) that students have been at AHS, in groups. Please remember that students should not be together in groups and will be asked to leave if they are seen at the school.
Please continue to follow the Superintendent's emails for information on what the plan will be moving forward, as well as where your students can access food and technology if needed.
Stay safe and healthy.