From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard
It's hard to believe that we will be entering October this week! While I hate to wish away an entire month, I wanted to make you aware of parent teacher conferences on October 29th and 30th. Our Thursday conference will be held at night, followed by a day conference on the 30th. I just wanted to put those dates out there to get them on your calendar and help plan around your work schedule. More details about conferences will be coming out in the next couple of weeks. We look forward to sharing about your student’s progress this year!
Weekly Photo Gallery
Back by popular demand: We're bringing back the Amity Weekly Minute Photo Gallery! Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week!
Reading MAP Testing For 1st-3rd Grade
We will be holding our 1st-3rd grade reading MAP test this week. While these tests don’t count as a grade, they are a way that the state monitors students being considered on track to achieve the 3rd grade reading guarantee. Please encourage your student to do their very best on this test!
6th Grade Remote Learning Academy Parent Night
What: 6th Grade Remote Learning Academy Parent Night
When: Tuesday, 9/29/2020
Details: Please join the Zoom Meeting posted in the "Middle/High School Links and Extra Activities" for next Tuesday for a refresher on all things Apex (e.g., how to use the calendar, tracking attendance, getting help, etc.). There will also be time for Q & A. Hope to see you there!
In Case You Missed It
No Kindergarten Classes On October 16th
We will not be having AM or PM kindergarten classes on October 16th. This is the end of the quarter and a teacher record day to prepare grade cards. Kindergarten teachers will be preparing a small learning activity to be completed at home that day.
Help with Utility Bills
Below are information sheets by Duke Energy to help customers navigate past due or current utility bills - including new options of moving due dates, paying bills over many months and details on assistance programs (LiHEAP, PIPP, etc.). Customers can always call United Way's 211 for additional support or connection to community resources.
Girl Scouts Robot Building Party
Chromebook Routines and Security
With sending Chromebooks back and forth between home and school, it will be important to build new routines with your child. Designate a place that they will be charged prior to coming back to school and add it to the checklist of things to pack in their backpack. It will be important to have a charged chromebook each day at Amity, as our teachers rely on Chromebooks coming back to school and ready to use.
Secondly, I want to assure parents that students will be able to use their Chromebooks at home and remain safe. Even though our Chromebooks are off of school property, they still have security features built into the device to block content and monitor searches to help our students make good decisions. We will reach out to you if an unsafe search occurs. Please make sure you remind students of these features. If you ever want to view your student’s search history, please type in “chrome://history” into the address bar or by hitting the keys, “Control” and “H” at the same time.
Deer Park Library
Deer Park Library is working to provide services to our students even during COVID19. Please click the link for recent information from them.
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page
A page on the Deer Park website has been created which is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date information on all things affecting Deer Park Schools. It includes several quick links to local, state, and national health organizations, along with a frequently asked questions section. Please visit the page to stay up to date with all COVID-19 information.