Nov 15, 2020
Dear Azalea Middle Black Knight Families,
Schools closed Nov 21 through Nov 29
Greetings attached please find additional copies of this year's Thanksgiving Challenge. The challenge will open on Friday, November 21st at 4 PM and close of Sunday, November 29th at 7 PM.
The dress and grooming of students shall be neat and clean, promoting a positive educational environment. The administration will be the final judge about whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school or whether it will create an environmental climate that is distracting to learning. Principals, faculty, and staff members will enforce the dress code. Failure to comply with the dress code will be handled similarly to other disciplinary infractions. Non-compliance may result in consequences including but not limited to detention, in-school suspension and loss of eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.
Requirements for student dress in all schools are listed below:
- All shirts and blouses must cover midriff, back, sides, and all undergarments including bra straps at all times. All shirts, tops, and dresses shall have sleeves and cover the shoulders.
- Shorts, skirts, divided skirts, dresses and culottes are allowed. They must be mid-thigh length or longer.
- All trousers, pants, or shorts must totally cover undergarments, including boxer shorts.
- All clothing, jewelry, or tattoos shall be free of the following: profanity; violent images, wording or suggestion; sexually suggestive phrases or images; gang related symbols; alcohol, tobacco, drugs or advertisements for such products.
- Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to, roller skates, skate shoes, and bedroom slippers.
Further Clarification/Other Requirements:
- Form fitting leotard/spandex type clothing is not allowed unless proper outer garments cover to mid-thigh length or longer.
- See through or mesh fabric clothing may only be worn over clothing meeting requirements.
- Clothing must be appropriate size, with the waist of the garment worn at the student’s waist.
- Clothing not properly buttoned, zipped, fastened, or with inappropriate holes or tears shall not be worn.
- Clothing and footwear traditionally designed as undergarments or sleepwear shall not be worn as outer garments.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside unless a parent provides a doctor’s note to the school.
- Bandanas or sweatbands are not allowed to be visible on school grounds during the regular school hours.
- Hats or other head coverings may be worn during outside P.E. activities and may not be worn during any portion of the regular school day without the expressed permission of the principal.
- If the school has a mandatory school uniform policy, the student must adhere to those requirements.
Boys and Girls Club
AMS is happy to announce that we are in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, who will provide year-round FUN activities in the mornings and afternoons for FREE! YES, for FREE!
The first 50 students who sign up before November 20th for the program will be entered into a raffle to win a KINDLE along with numerous other prizes!
If you haven’t noticed already, QR-codes are located EVERYWHERE on campus. When I say EVERYWHERE, I mean EVERYWHERE – Scan one with your phone to complete an easy survey and give your input on what programs you will like the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast to offer here at AMS! This program is set to launch in January 2021. Please do not hesitate to speak with Coach Mike & Felecia, who are on campus every day, or go visit your grade level office for further details.
New laptops are being distributed:
We are still collecting laptops, from Face to Face students. A student must return the previously assigned laptop, even if it was assigned from another school, before they can receive a new one. If there is any damage, a form must be completed prior to the assignment of a new laptop. Face to Face students, once they’ve returned the older laptop, will receive paperwork to be assigned a new laptop. This paperwork must be completed in it’s entirety by a parent/guardian and returned to the school before a new laptop is assigned. Each new laptop including a charger, will be assigned in a bookbag with the device number clearly written on the outside of the bag. It is your child’s responsibility to carry the bag to and from school daily as it will be utilized in most classes. Laptops will be stored in classes before lunch and during PE.
District Application Program Information:
Boca Ciega High:
We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your 8th grade students and families in advance of our Discovery Night on 11/4/20 from 6pm to 7:30pm. This year’s Discovery Night will be an in-person event, with personalized small group/individual campus tours for our guest families. The BCHS will not have 8th grade shadowing days this year, hopefully we can bring this back in the fall of 2021.
The Academy of Culinary Arts, The Academy of Entertainment Arts, and Cambridge. Please share this information with your 8th grade counselors, students, and families. We plan to host a live virtual tour of our programs and campus on Discovery Night, November 9th, 6pm-7:30pm with a Q & A Session included. We will post additional information on our website for families to view since we are not offering the opportunity to shadow this year.
Lakewood High School:
Lakewood HS Discovery Night – November 13th. 2020. 6pm-7pm • High School Programs – November 2, 2020, 6:30pm-7:45pm • All District Application Programs (DAP) – November 7, 2020 9am-10:15am
AMSET Program at Lakewood High School. Please encourage your families to explore AMSET at the Upcoming DAP fairs on 11/2, and 11/7. The AMSET Program will also be presented at Discovery Night on 11/13.
Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School
Discovery Night: December 1st at 6pm: Please check the Tech High website https://www.pcsb.org/techhigh for more information and links to Teams meetings as we get closer to December
Of course, we are happy to answer any questions about the application process. Please feel free to contact us at (727) 545-6405 or email Ms. Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all parents frequently check Focus to monitor their child’s performance at school. Please remember that if a student does not pass a class during the school year, they will be required to attend Summer Bridge to make up that credit in order to be promoted to the next grade level.
“Extended Learning! Monday – Thursday, we have a variety of programs to offer from 4:15 – 5:15. We even offer transportation for those that want to stay later and be involved. Transportation is provided to the bus stops listed below:
o Westgate Elem. o 74th Street Elem. o 2nd St E & Orion LN o 85th Ave & Boca Ciega Dr.
o Boca Ciega H.S. o John Hopkins M.S. o Child’s Park Rec o Thurgood M.S. o Bay Point M.S.
If your child needs academic support or would like to participate in clubs or enrichment programs, please complete the attached permission form and send it back to school so we can register your child. Please email email@example.com for additional information/assistance.
It is expected that students display acceptable behaviors on campus at all times. Students are asked to walk in hallways, use appropriate language, arrive to class on time with needed supplies, keep their hands to themselves and use appropriate voice levels when speaking. Consequences will be assigned to those students who cannot abide by school and class rules.
School Improvement Goals:
- Instructional Practice specifically relating to Standards-aligned Instruction
- Improve Conditions for Learning (discipline, attendance and grades)
- Bridging the Achievement Gap
Please contact Susan Alvaro, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join SAC.