Reimagine Learning Update July 27th

  • AAPS Reimagine Learning Update
    July 27th

    Hello AAPS Students and Staff, Parents and Community,

    Today’s update includes information on:

    • AAPS Food Service
    • Weekly Updates from Superintendent Swift
    • Frequently Asked Questions

    AAPS Food Service

    To date, more than 380,000 meals have been provided for students since school buildings closed on March 13th. Food distribution continues on Tuesdays and Fridays each week for school-aged children.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27th, is the next planned food distribution with meals provided for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have food allergy needs or cannot make it to a pick-up location, please call 734-994-2265. Full details on the AAPS Food Service are available here.

    In addition to the AAPS Food Service available for students, Food Gatherers information on the supplemental food pantry and pick-up locations is here.

    AAPS Reimagine Learning Plan 2020-21 and Weekly Updates from Superintendent Swift

    The initial proposed 2020-21 AAPS Reimagine Learning Plan was shared with the Board of Education in public session and with our community last week via email. We will continue to refine this plan as we move through August and prepare for the start of our school year. To clarify, though we are beginning the year on a virtual status, the plan is to begin to transition students into in-person instruction, grade by grade, as soon as safely possible. Always, students and parents will have choices and options for their learning.  

    Based on your input and feedback, we will continue to refine the plan with additional details over the coming six weeks prior to the start of school, and you will soon hear more about upcoming engagement opportunities. Specifically, we are working diligently, both internally and with community partners, to extend virtual and face-to-face support groups for students who require additional support to engage and families who are most at-risk within a virtual school environment. We will continue to expand our academic, extracurricular and enrichment opportunities to ensure engagement, learning and growth this school year for all our AAPS students. 

    To help keep the community updated, I will be sharing weekly updates via email and through videos. Please watch this week’s update video where I respond to some of the most common questions received so far.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I know many questions remain around the Ann Arbor Public Schools plans for the 2020-21 school year. To help keep the community informed we have posted on our website these Frequently Asked Questions. Please check back to this site as we will continue to update and add questions as we confirm more details. 

    We are in this together, and thank you for your support,

    Jeanice K. Swift
    Superintendent of Schools