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AMS Weekly Update

Posted Date: 10/16/2020

AMS Weekly Update

AMS Parent Update

Friday, October 16, 2020                            From Mrs. Debra Regier, Principal


All In-Person Learning Starts Monday, October 19

At their meeting on October 12, the Andover Board of Education voted to bring Andover Middle School students back to in-person learning, five days a week.  We have been working to modify our procedures and spaces to facilitate doing this in the safest way possible.  Here are a couple of the main items that involve parents:

  • The building will still open at 7:25 a.m.

  • We recommend that car riders with last names A-K use the front entrance, and car riders with last names L-Z use the north side (vocal room) entrance to assist with social distancing and congestion.  Please use these routes for both dropoff and pickup.  See map for details.

  • Teachers will ONLY live stream/ZOOM with students who are absent for COVID reasons  - these must have been communicated to the AMS School Nurse:

    • Student tested positive

    • Student is a close contact of someone who tested positive

    • Student is a household contact of someone who tested positive

    • Student is awaiting a test result

  • Other absences (regular illness, trips, activities, etc.) will be treated as they have in the past - students required to get assignments from the teacher.

  • Parents must continue to notify the office about any absence from school.

  • Click HERE for the complete AMS Roadmap to In-Person Learning.

Picture Retakes
Picture retakes have been rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 20 for those who did not have pictures taken on the original picture day and those needing retakes. Students should bring picture packets back to school on Tuesday to hand to the photographer if they need retakes!

Parent Teacher Conferences - Save the Date!

AMS Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 from 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, October 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with a teacher lunch break from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  The morning of Thursday, October 29 will be reserved for ZOOM conferences by request.  In-person conferences will not be scheduled in advance.  If you would like to request a ZOOM parent-teacher conference, please fill out this request form by noon on Wednesday, October 21.  


Masks & Student IDs

Please be sure your student arrives at school with a mask and student ID lanyard each day. We are seeing more and more students forget their masks.  (Students may even want to keep a spare in a baggie in their backpacks for those forgetful moments).  Students need their ID for contactless lunch transactions.  Cost for a replacement ID is $5.

Entrance D in the Mornings at AMS
Entrance D will close at 7:48 am each morning. Students arriving later than 7:48 am must enter through the main doors at AMS. 

Do Not Use Student Agenda for AMS Events/Days Off
Many dates have changed since the Student Agendas were printed. Please refer to the AMS Website Calendar/Newsfeed for up to date information.

Girls Basketball and Wrestling

Girls Basketball Tryouts and Wrestling practices begin on Monday, October 19.  If your student plans to participate, he/she will need a physical form in the office AND FinalForms completed online prior to October 19.  


Chromebook Expectations

Please make sure your student’s Chromebook is completely charged overnight.  Students are expected to come to school with a fully-charged Chromebook each day.  It is also helpful for students to bring their charger with them in case they need to recharge at some time during the school day.


Technology Tech Support

If you need assistance with a broken or damaged Chromebook please reach out to the AMS Library/Media Center for assistance.  If your student is having difficulties with digital assignments, apps, or other digital content, please contact the classroom teacher.  If the classroom teacher is unable to resolve the issue, the teacher will contact a district technology specialist.

Health Information

Reminders to parents of students with incomplete Student Health History Forms were sent out on Friday, Oct. 2. Please complete if you have not already done so. LINK



AMSPO is the parent organization at AMS. They are looking for YOU! For more information please refer to the “Parent Organization” tab on the AMS website. LINK


Family Playbook

Please continue to refer to the  Family Playbook for 2020-21. This document will continue to evolve as we add resources and as conditions change in our community’s health situation during the year. We want this to be a “living” document and a place that you can go for the latest information about the school year.  As we continue to update you during the year, we will let you know of significant changes or additions that are made to this playbook.

Click here to view the Family Playbook.


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Contact Information

Andover Middle School
1628 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, Kansas 67002

School Hours:
7:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone: 316-218-4610
Fax: 316-733-4165

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AMS Mission

Achieving academic excellence,   
Maximizing individual potential, and
Succeeding as lifelong learners.