Reimagine Learning Update October 30th
AAPS Reimagine Learning Update
Hello AAPS Parents, Students, Staff and Community,
As we complete this 8th week of this 2020-21 school year and wrap up October, we are most grateful for the hard work, understanding and support of our students, teachers and staff, parents and community.
Safety Net and Supports for Students and Families
The Ann Arbor Public Schools continues work to extend a safety net to students and families impacted by COVID-19, including food distribution, technology and connectivity and community health support. Food distribution continues at more than 20 sites on Mondays and Thursdays. Full details on the food distribution program are available here.
Reimagine Learning Plan, Fall 2020 Update
At this week’s Board of Education meeting, we shared an update on the Reimagine Learning/Extended Continuity of Learning Plan, Fall 2020 in four parts. Video of the introduction to the AAPS Update, is available here. The Teaching and Learning Update is available here including information on the AAPS digital library, now live for students, and new performing arts software that is also in use in virtual classrooms. The Health Review is available here. The Recommendation and Call to Action is available here. Reimagine Learning Plan presentations to the Board of Education are available here.
COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard Update
Our weekly update of the COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard was published today and can be viewed here.
Tuesday, November 3rd, Reminder
We remind all that Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, is a ‘no classes’ day for all students on our 20-21 school calendar. Remember to vote.
Good News in the AAPS
Throughout this unusual summer and fall, a number of AAPS teachers, students and staff have been recognized for their exemplary work, and the school district continues to achieve distinction. We share these highlights here.
Summer/Fall Board of Education Update
The summer/fall update on the work of the Board of Education is available here.
Winter Sports Update
We are calling on the Michigan High School Athletics Association, in the interest of the health and safety of all Michigan’s high school student-athletes, coaches and staff, parents and communities as well as to ensure a positive experience for student-athletes and a successful, sustainable winter sports season, to determine adjustments to delay the start of the winter athletic season. The full statement can be seen here.
Frequently Asked Questions
As the AAPS community faces new challenges daily caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, we continue to respond to new questions. We work on updating the most commonly asked questions for these communications each week, Reimagine Learning 2020-21 FAQs webpage. Additions this week include information about parental controls on AAPS devices, and details about the work of preparing our school buildings for a safe return to in-school learning.
Thank you, parents and community members, for your understanding and strong support. We remain steadfast in our commitment to serve and support our students, and we are proud of the work of our teachers, staff and leaders to ensure connections for learning and growth during this difficult time.
Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools