Dear students and families,
It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and a new school year is right around the corner. After all of my years as a student, a teacher, and now a principal, I still get excited about “back to school” time. I hope you do too! We are starting an exciting phase of construction, but I think you will find our building to be in great shape and ready for students!
Beginning on Wednesday, August 1st, the building will be open, and students are welcome to bring their school supplies and practice their locker combinations, with parent supervision, during normal office hours (7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.). We are also adding evening hours on August 12 from 4:00—7:00 p.m. for those unable to come during the day (for locker practice only – the office will not be open). Please bring a copy of your schedule with you – your locker number and combination are on the schedule. This can be accessed through the parent PowerSchool login.
We have a fun day of activities planned just for 6th graders on Thursday, August 15, starting at 7:50 a.m. Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) is our 6th-grade orientation program. The purpose of this orientation is to address the needs and concerns of being new to the school through positive and fun activities. Eighth-grade WEB leaders will be serving as mentors to incoming 6th graders. Busses will run normal routes on this day. Sixth graders should wear comfortable clothes and take your belongings to your locker before we begin. Seventh and 8th graders who are new to the Andover school district will also attend on Thursday. Friday, August 16, will be a regular school day for ALL students.
Mark your calendars for the AMS Open House on Thursday, August 22, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – watch our website for specific information about this event in the next few weeks. I hope to see you there!
Debra Regier, AMS Principal