Fulton Academy of Excellence
Welcome to Fulton Academy of Excellence!
Cohort A/B Calendar for Kindergarten
Community transmission of COVID-19 continues to increase at a concerning rate. During a special Board meeting on October 22, the Board of Education provided direction to transition most students in grades 1-8 back to fully remote learning. This is the model that we operated in for the first quarter of this school year. This transition back to fully remote learning for most students in grades 1-8 will start on Monday, October 26.
We will continue to evaluate data and make our next decision by Monday, November 9. For students in grades 1-8, the transition would happen after the Thanksgiving holiday.
We recognize that our students with specialized learning still need as much in-person instruction as possible. As such, the following groups of students will continue with in-person learning as they did during the first quarter. This includes the following groups of students:
Preschool and Kindergarten students
Students with special needs on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who require in-person learning
Newcomer students who are in the early stages of English language development
Most schools will be maintaining remote learning schedules similar to the first quarter.
Free Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 47 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Social Emotional Supports for Students
Social-emotional learning will be a key component of remote learning. In addition, all students will continue to have remote access to mental health resources including APS psychologists, social workers, counselors and other school staff. The health and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Click here for more information on APS mental health resources and supports.
School-Time Remote Learning Childcare
We have partnered with organizations throughout our community to offer school-time childcare. Our plan is to continue offering care for students at the current offsite locations (Colorado Community Church, Dayton Opportunity Center, and Salvation Army) and to temporarily provide care at seven school locations until four City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Centers open in the near future. Students will be supervised by professional childcare staff while they are at the remote learning centers.
This service will be available Monday through Friday and space is limited. In order to support instruction for remote learning, priority will be given to APS staff members. All parents will be responsible for transportation to and from the sites. Before and afterschool care will not be available while students are learning remotely.
Please note that there may be a cost for care at the remote learning centers.
Every APS student should have a technology device such as a tablet or Chromebook checked out to them. Students will use these devices for learning while they are remote. If your student does not have a technology device, please work with your child’s school to check out a device.
Remote Learning Behavior Code
We have developed a Remote Learning Behavioral Code of Conduct and we ask that you review it regularly with your student. Please remember that all synchronous (learning in real-time from teachers online) classes will be recorded. We will use the recorded classes for instructional purposes only and will not share them publicly. For example, the recordings may be provided to other students who were absent during the class or to other teachers for training purposes.
Fulton Academy of Excellence learners are engaged and empowered to reach academic proficiency and are prepared emotionally and socially for life-long success.
The mission of Fulton Academy of Excellence is to ensure relevant, authentic, inclusive, and rigorous education in a safe, supportive environment that motivates learners and provides the time and opportunity to:
Be problem solvers and critical thinkers
Reflect and act on their own learning
Build relationships with students and adults, and
Engage in a variety of enriching experiences.
Get Your Students Ready for School Next Year!
Use the Online Student Check-In System to update your student and family information, apply or re-apply for free and reduced lunch, and check them in for the 2020-21 school year!
Use el Sistema de Actualización de Datos en Línea para actualizar la Información de los estudiantes y la familia, aplicar para recibir alimentos gratuitos o a precio reducido y asegurar que su hijo esté listo para el año escolar 2020-21.
Recommendation to Transition Fulton Academy of Excellence Away From Pilot School Status
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Updates to District Nondiscrimination Policies
NOTICE FROM APS LEGAL OFFICE
Please note that updates have been made to the District’s Nondiscrimination Policies:
AC, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
AC-R, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
AC-1-E, Notice of Nondiscrimination
ACE, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
The updated policies can be found on the District website at aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.
NOTIFICACIÓN DE PARTE DEL DEPARTAMENTO LEGAL DE APS
Le comunicamos que hemos llevado a cabo modificaciones a las Políticas de No-discriminación del distrito:
AC, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
AC-R, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
AC-1-E, Aviso de No discriminación
ACE, No discriminación con fundamento en una discapacidad
Usted puede ver las políticas actualizadas en la página web del distrito, en: aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.