AIM FAMILY UPDATES
ACTION NEEDED: NEW Quarter 2 Family Selection!
Distinctive Schools Quarter Survey!
We have accomplished so much in our first few weeks of the school year! Thank you for your continued support and valuable input. After careful consideration of your feedback, we have made the decision to continue our Community of Care plan through quarter two. We ask that you please provide your quarter 2 selection by Thursday, October 15, so that we can plan for any additional Community Care needs.
Quarter 2: Continuation of Community Care
Our Community Care Plan will continue to build and grow. Students and families can count on structured schedules, consistent communications, challenging instruction, personalized learning plans, and community time.
What is new for Q2?
If you were not participating in on-site community care programming for quarter 1, we are opening additional seats for quarter two. Seats are limited as not to exceed building capacity, and quarter 2 Community Care will begin on Monday, November 2, 2020.
What might change?
As the public health situation continues to evolve, our options will adapt to changing conditions. All plans are subject to change, for example if we are able to move to phase 5 of the state reopening plan, we will be able to return to classrooms, or if we regress to phase 3, we will not be able to provide on-site Community Care,
Please submit your selections using this form, by Thursday, October 15, 2020.
1. Students can learn remotely at home OR
2. Students can learn remotely at school buildings with supervision. *This will be determined by safe building capacity & available Community Leads staff.
Meet the 2020.2021 AIM TEAM!
1:00PM Dismissal: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Fall Break- NO SCHOOL: October 9 -12, 2020
GoCPS Application Opens - 8th Grade only - October 12, 2020
All Forms Due to Office: October 13, 2020
End of Quarter 1: October 29, 2020
Election Day- NO SCHOOL: November 3rd, 2020
Family & Teacher Conferences: November 9, 2020 - 1:00pm Dismissal & November 10, 2020- 1:00pm Dismissal
Veteran’s Day- NO SCHOOL: November 11th, 2020
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-27, 2020
GoCPS Application Closes - 8th Grade only - December 11, 2020
Tech Tickets: Please make sure to submit a tech ticket with I.T. if you are experiencing technology issues.
School Phone Number: The main office number is 773-820-9426, and is answered between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Student Absence: When your artist is going to be absent please email email@example.com.
Student Forms: Medical forms (all students), physicals (new and all 9th grade students), and FIF forms AKA lunch applications (all students) are coming due very soon (DUE October 13th). Please mail in, drop off, or email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Fees: The 2020-2021 Student Remote Learning Fee is due to the office by November 15, 2020. The Remote Learning fee covers costs of supplies and technology. If you need a payment plan, please email email@example.com. We will work with all families who need support. Payment can be made online using this link or dropped off in the main office.
8th Grade Families: High School Go CPS Applications
We are excited to virtually meet with you on October 21, 2020 at 5:00pm to discuss the GoCPS high school application process, as well as other important 8th grade initiatives.
You should be receiving an important Eligibility Letter from CPS, which includes your student's unique GCPS activation code.
Please keep this letter in a safe place. We will be discussing and guiding you through the process of subscribing to GoCPS (and if you have not done so already) and activating your account in full at our meeting on October 21, 2020.
We can't wait to see you on October 21, 2020. Remember, you will join us by clicking this ZOOM link.
Thank you for joining us for our 2-Day Family Curriculum Night Event. It was great to meet new families and see many familiar faces virtually. I hope the session provided insight into the Academic, Art, and SEL curriculum we implement at AIM to help build a holistic experience for students. Again, thank you for your commitment and partnership as we work together to ensure students are successful.
As shared during our Family Curriculum Night, the end of Quarter 1 is quickly approaching. If you have any questions about your son or daughter’s progress, please feel free to contact their teacher. Also, please encourage students to work on their PFA’s, Projects, and other assignments to ensure they are on track in all of their academic courses. It is Distinctive Schools professional expectation that teachers respond to all parent inquiries within 24-48 business hours. If you are having difficulties contacting a teacher, please contact Mrs. Veriner James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICYMI! see links the presentation and recordings of curriculum night below:
See letter below from our music teacher, Ms. Leitsch. We will sure miss her while she is not in school but can't wait to welcome her back soon! In the short term, welcome back, Ms. Howell! Ms. Howell is a guest teacher at AIM and excited to be back in the day to day energy of AIM.
SELweb: The school just administered the SELweb Suvery for our students this past Wednesday. We're looking forward to seeing the results and building ways to help your student grow in their Social Emotional Learning.
Quarter 2: Incentives for SMART Goal Setting in Summit and proper Zoom engagement and etiquette will be coming soon. Look out for details and great prizes.