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Principal's Message: Suggested Daily Schedule for Distance Learning

[April 15, 2020] Dear AMS Families: 
 
We are sad to hear we will not be returning to in-person classes; however, we know our students are resilient and will persevere through these difficult times. Our staff has worked on creating Google Classrooms, so students can access learning tasks in one place. Distance learning is new for all of us, thus we will go slow with flexibility and care. We are in this together and want to provide rich learning opportunities for students even though we are not in-person. 
 
Here is an overview of our suggested daily routine for distance learning. They will receive work through their GOOGLE CLASSROOMS for each subject. The recommended time is 30 minutes per subject with a total of 3 hours a day. Teachers will check in with students throughout the week and have virtual office hours to connect in various modes such as email, calls, Google Meet/Hangout (video conferencing). In addition, teachers will have meetups for virtual face-to-face class meetings. These times will be sent out through a Google Meet invite to students in Google classroom. If you have any questions, please email the teachers.

Our compassion and dedication to each student will not waiver in these times. We look forward to your continued support as we navigate these uncharted waters together. #BruinStrong #amshasmyback

With a grateful heart,
Ms. Medrano and Mr. Thorson 
 
Please see the attached file for our teacher's office hours and contact list and a suggested daily schedule.

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  • By the Numbers We currently serve 364 sixth-through-eighth grade students and have approximately 45 staff members. We follow a six-period day schedule with a Pride class at the end of the day. Our core classes and electives range from sixth-grade academy to drawing, computer science, choir, band and orchestra.
  • Bruin Pride Azalea encourages students and staff to have a growth mindset. This allows us all to see challenges as opportunities. In addition, we’ve put the focus on building a culture that fosters relationships by “connecting before correcting” and being helpful, not hurtful in our actions and interactions.
  • Athletics and Activities Azalea offers many opportunities for students to get involved. They can participate in football, cross country, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, dance/cheer, and track and field. We also have after school clubs. Some opportunities are Homework Center, Dungeons and Dragons, Multicultural Club, and Dance.
  • Seismic Safety UpdatePhase One of a seismic safety retrofit project was completed in the summer of 2018 with money from a $1.5 million grant from Business Oregon. We are excited to announce that we have received another $2.5 million for Phase Two to retrofit our gym, which will start summer 2020.