AAPS Update March 5th
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Friday, March 5, 2021
AAPS Food Distribution and EBT Cards
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is shifting food distribution to Wednesdays only starting March 10th. The Wednesday distributions will provide food for seven days: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Two new afternoon distribution locations will start at Carpenter and Scio Farms on March 10th. Full details on the food distribution program, including distribution times and locations, are available here.
Another round of EBT payments will be mailed home to eligible Free and Reduced Lunch families beginning the end of March from the State of Michigan. If your home address has changed recently, you must update it with your student’s school. For more information, including how to update your address, learn more here: EBT Card Information.
In-Person School Breakfasts and Lunches
Families will need to order student lunches using the new AAPS Online Student Lunch Ordering system. For the rest of this school year, families will not be charged for breakfast or lunch, but you must register for the program in order for your student to receive a free lunch on their hybrid in-school learning day. Questions? Contact AAPS Food Service at 734-994-2265.
State law requires students in Young 5s, Kindergarten, 7th grade and any that are new to AAPS must provide proof that your student has been vaccinated according to the state vaccine schedule or a vaccine waiver from the Washtenaw County Health Department prior to coming to school. For more information on childhood vaccines, visit the CDC Vaccine Information for Parents Page.
Free immunizations for those without insurance are available to ALL AAPS students at two AAPS buildings. The U of M Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools Clinics at Pathways to Success Academic Campus and Scarlett Middle School offer immunizations by appointment only.
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Youth Art Month
March is Youth Art Month. In art class, elementary students will take part in preparing a favorite piece of artwork to display. They will be directed to ask a grown-up to tape up their art along with a title card and a homemade “YAM” (Youth Art Month) logo in the front windows or doors or other locations where people will get to enjoy them. In lieu of our usual displays downtown, we will transform the neighborhoods of Ann Arbor into galleries! The AAPS art department appreciates your help making this happen and hopes your family will be able to celebrate with an Art Walk around your own neighborhood during the second half of the month. Art should be up by 3/15.
Additionally, all students are invited to participate in the FoolMoon Mandala Project. Details, dates, instructions and a demo video are available here. The Mandala project is sponsored by WonderFool Productions and facilitated by TreeTown Murals and is highlighted in a PBS segment on Under the Radar Michigan.
Young Citizens of the Year Award
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Young Citizens of the Year award. This award recognizes outstanding community service (non-school-based) by Washtenaw County high school students. Thanks to generous support from the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund, each of the Young Citizens of the Year will receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The deadline to nominate is March 29th.