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Remote Learning/Back to School

Chromebook Distribution

Wednesday, August 12:  8th grade: A-L 8am-10am, M-Z 10am-12pm

Thursday, August 13: 7th grade: A-L 8am-10am, M-Z 10am-12pm

Friday, August 14: 6th grade: A-L 8am-10am, M-Z 10am-12pm

The intention for this school year is for each student to have an APS issued Chromebook. It is likely we may shift to and from different learning models this school year. With this in mind, it is essential each student has a Chromebook programmed and managed by APS and is kept up to date. If your student has already been issued a Chromebook from APS, you’re good to go. If your household has an APS Chromebook issued to another sibling in your household that is being shared, your student will need to pick up their own device.

Our parent pickup/drop off loop will be used for the drive through distribution of Chromebooks. The entrance to the loop can be accessed from Girard and is on the north side of the campus.

Please contact the main office if arrangements need to be made for an alternate pick up time within the designated days and times.

Distance Learning Does Not All Look the Same

  • Synchronous/ asynchronous
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Texts or School Messenger
  • Posts on school web site
  • Google classroom

AVID Strategy for Learning 

Are you looking for an AVID strategy to help your child process something they are learning about right now?

Try an AVID D.L.I.Q. Learning Log.

Pick up a book, article, or magazine, watch a documentary or take a virtual visit to a museum. Your student can write about what they DID, what they LEARNED, what they found INTERESTING and what QUESTIONS they have. This is an effective way to write about and process something learned.

Encourage students to share their learning logs with their teachers!

Weekly MeetUps
Weekly Meetups

GoGuardian Parent

Monitor and control your student's activity on the Chromebook.

Technology Tips for Students, Families - includes resources for remote learning and GoGuardian information.

GoGuardian Installation Directions

Meet Your Teachers! See below

School Starts Wednesday, August 12th!

Remote Learning Schedule & Calendar

Instruction will begin Monday, August 17th. The week will begin with a focus on social emotional learning and will progress with the instruction of content. Our schedule is reflective of the needs of remote learning, to include synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Classes will be on a block schedule format with students attending all classes on Monday ( C-day). Periods 2, 4, 6 and advisory will be held on Tuesday and Thursday (A-day). Periods 1, 3, 5 and 7 will be held on Wednesday and Friday (B-day).

See below:

January 2021 - Remote Learning Calendar
December 2020
November 2020 Calendar
What You Need to Know for the School Year 2020-2021

Grab and Go Meals

Monday August 10th, families can pick up a week’s worth of meals from 11 AM–12:30 PM or 4–5:30 PM. APS comprehensive high schools serve as pickup locations. Starting August 17, families will need to bring pre-printed tickets to pick up meals. The tickets will be available at Jefferson August 13 and 14 from 7–9 AM or 11 AM–1 PM. The tickets will include the student's name, ID number, and school.

As a reminder, please fill out the form for free and reduced priced meals and update all contact information in Parentvue.

APS Grab and Go Meals Website for more info

Internet - Wifi Info for Families

APS EdTech
Wi-Fi Connectivity, Internet, & Data

To help connect more low-income families during this difficult time, Comcast is offering any new Internet Essentials customer two free months of Internet service, effective immediately. After the second month, customers are free to cancel their service or remain in the program as paying customers at the heavily discounted Internet Essentials Rate of $9.95 a month. Sign up for Internet Essentials online or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can call 1-855-765-6995. Sign up for Internet Essentials Online

Google Classroom

In preparation for remote learning, we encourage students and parents to become familiar with Google classroom, as it will be the primary learning platform utilized by teachers. More information and tutorials are available on the APS edtech site and the Jefferson school website. See below:

Student Passwords

Forgot your password?
Call Tech Help Desk:
(505) 830-8080

Google resources

Meet Etiquette
Google Meet Etiquette - PDF

Open House - Welcome & Title I Video