Continuity of Learning

Dear AMA Families, 

First and foremost, we hope this letter finds you all in good health and with a hopeful outlook regarding our students’ educational futures.  We certainly acknowledge how the last five weeks have upended the lives of each of our students, our parents, and our entire staff, but we have also been encouraged by countless stories of adaptability, resilience, kindness, and collaboration.  

Please know that we travel this journey through unprecedented times together and that we share in the effort to provide the best for our children and the young adults of our community. Our staff, along with school and district leaders, have been working diligently behind the scenes to plan for the next phase of learning for our students. We are grateful for the efforts that so many have put forth in the best interest of our students.

Please know that we are here for you, as we roll out the next phase of our continuous learning. 

Continuity of Learning Plan

The district submitted the required Continuity of Learning Plan to our Authorizer, Bay Mills Community College and we received full approval on Monday, April 20, 2020, for this plan. This comprehensive document provides the framework from which we will work for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The plan, which was required by the state as part of the Governor’s Executive Order extending the closure of schools, is posted on this webpage. 

What’s Next?

Thus far, students have been provided with many educational enrichment opportunities to keep their minds active and engaged. The next phase will entail online learning that will include both new and review instruction, through live or video lessons, screencasts, learning links, and posted assignments. To be sure, these experiences cannot duplicate the rich instruction that takes place in-person with our teachers, but they are designed to keep our students learning and growing in preparation for the coming school year, or their next educational journey.

Staying Connected & Engaged

We recognize and respect that each family’s circumstances are different -- the new learning plans were developed with this in mind and provide a level of flexibility for our students, staff, and families. To the extent possible, please have your child engage in the lessons, instruction, and assignments that will be provided to them, and most importantly, stay connected to their teachers and classmates through their virtual classroom. Continued learning for our students is essential, especially given this extended time away from face-to-face instruction. Again, we understand the burdens on families at this time and know the level of engagement will vary for each student.  

Support for Families~We are here to help!

An important part of the plan is ensuring that each family has the support they need.  Principals and coordinators have sent out communications regarding device pick-up and inquiring if families need assistance with gaining internet access.  Please be in contact with your child’s principal, coordinator, or team leader if we can assist with either of these needs. We truly want every one of our students to have the opportunity to connect and learn with their teacher(s) and classmates.  

Food distribution continues each week at the Upper Campus:  30055 Joy Road Westland, MI 48185. Families may pick up meals between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Finally, we have put together a Continuous Learning Website which you can access here: https://sites.google.com/view/amatrailblazers/home

Thank you for supporting your child/ren and for partnering with us throughout this school closure. Wishing you and your family well!

Renee Arnot

Executive Director

Highlights of the Plan
AMA Continuity of Learning Plan
GSRP Addendum to Continuity of Learning Plan

 

Continuous Learning

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