AAPS Update March 19th

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    Friday, March 19, 2021

    AAPS Food Distribution and EBT Cards

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools has shifted food distribution to Wednesdays. The distributions will provide food for seven days: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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.

    Hybrid 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.

    AAPS COVID Metrics Dashboard Update

    This week’s update of Washtenaw County’s COVID cases and where that places AAPS according to the current CDC guidelines is available here.

    Hybrid In-Person Secondary Survey 

    Families with students in middle school and high school have received their registration survey. Responses are due on Monday, March 22nd, to choose to either remain virtual or opt to attend in-person through this final quarter of the school year. Information about the hybrid in-person option is available here.

    Videos Showing What Students Can Expect During Hybrid In-Person Learning

    To help prepare students and families for what they can expect school to look like during the Hybrid In-Person option, we are sharing a series of videos over the coming days here. Our initial videos are focused on what the instructional model will look like at the elementary level and the secondary level.

    Student Immunizations

    State law requires that 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.  

    Spring Break Guidance

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools, Washtenaw County Health Department and Washtenaw Intermediate School District will be following all CDC travel guidance and recommendations and expect everyone in our school community to do so as well. Learn more here.

    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.

    Fall 2021 Planning

    We are preparing now for a full back-to-school in Fall 2021. As we work on planning for the 2021-22 school year, we have opened pre-enrollment for neighborhood schools, young fives, and in-district transfers. Information is available here. Additionally, we are accepting applications for the lotteries to be selected for Ann Arbor Open and Community High School. The deadline for application to the lotteries is April 5th at 5 PM.