AAPS Update May 14th
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Friday, May 14, 2021
AAPS Food Distribution
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has shifted food distribution to Wednesdays. The distributions will provide food for seven days. Full details on the food distribution program, including distribution times and locations, are available here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Huron High School
The Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Huron High School on Thursday, May 20th, from 3 to 7 PM, for anyone 12 years old and above. Appointments are available here. Information about the COVID-19 vaccination, including how to make an appointment at other times and locations, are available here and here.
Free COVID-19 Testing
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is offering free COVID-19 testing at Huron High School from 12:00 - 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 15, May 22 and June 5. We encourage all AAPS staff and families who remain unvaccinated to be tested prior to return to school or if you have already returned. More information and how to register here.
Fall 2021 Planning, Registration and Community Information Meetings
Preparations for a strong Fall 2021 Back-to-School launch continue, including five full days per week of in-school learning for students. We held the first community information meeting on the 2021 school year last night, and you can watch it here. We will have additional community meetings at 6 PM on Thursday, May 20th and Thursday, May 27th.
Mask Requirements Remain in Place In AAPS
To clarify, following the CDC announcement yesterday: Universal and correct use of masks is the continued CDC recommendation for schools; the expectation in the AAPS is that all will continue to utilize masks while in our schools through the remainder of this 20-21 school year.
AAPS COVID Metrics Dashboard Update
National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The month of May has been designated as National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as a special time to honor, celebrate, embrace and stand with the more than 24 million Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Ann Arbor and communities throughout the United States. More about AAPS’s celebration here.
AAPS Breaches of Racial Equity and Title IX Concerns Hotline
The AAPS encourages individuals who wish to share concerns or experiences, racist attitudes and practices related to the Pioneer High School Investigation, or other AAPS schools, to contact Bonnie Mayfield or Jill Wheaton at PioneerHighSchoolInvestigation@dykema.com. More information and the AAPS Breaches of Racial Equity and Title IX Concerns hotline here.
Rec and Ed Summer Camps
Registration is open for early childhood through 8th-grade summer camps. Half-day and full-day options are available starting June 14th. Scholarships are available, and camps are expected to fill quickly. More information, including camp descriptions and direct links to registration, may be found here.
Recognizing the Class of 2021
We are working on ways to celebrate the graduates online and are asking graduating seniors to share 10-second videos answering one of the following questions: What will you remember most from being in the AAPS? What reflections do you have on your unusual senior year? Who was your most memorable teacher, and why? What message do you have for your classmates? Additionally, families can share a photo with the student’s name, school and a few words about future plans that we will post on the district’s social media accounts. Send videos and photos to:
AAPS Bond Program Spring 2021 Update
We are hosting virtual community forums to share the latest updates to the AAPS Bond Program, including details of the Preliminary Phase I Plan approved by the Board of Education and seeking feedback on the plan. The community forums will take place: