June 8, 2023 - Air Quality Health Advisory

Hello AAPS Community, 

We will continue to monitor the air quality situation very closely as we work together to wrap up this 22-23 school year today and tomorrow. 

As a clarification, Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County is in the "Red" unhealthy zone today according to AirNow.gov.  Please note the following guidance:

  • For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and do less intense activities.

  • Consider moving longer or more intense activities indoors or rescheduling them to another day or time.

  • Watch for symptoms and take action as needed.*

  • Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.

*Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. Even individuals who do not have asthma could experience these symptoms.

If symptoms occur:

The student might need to take a break, do a less intense activity, stop all activity, go indoors or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don't improve, get medical help.

Our school teams will continue to monitor this situation closely, and will adjust activities as needed at school. As always, parents with specific concerns for their student(s) should take the precautions they see best. 


Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools