STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy for April 20th

STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy for April 20th
Posted on 04/20/2020
STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy for April 20th

April 20th Weekly Update                                             

Weekly Announcements

- Online learning will officially continue for the rest of the year. School buildings stay closed due to Covid-19.

-Office hours for all the teachers that have freshman students can be found here.

-Attendance Codes for APS connected online learning:

P = Student participated in ALL assignments/required meetings for that class
T = Student participated in partial assignments/required meetings for that class
A= Student participated in none of the assignment/required meetings for that class

-There will be an Artificial Intelligence competition project coming up soon for ALL freshmen. Please stay tuned to hear more about it from your Freshman Seminar teachers. If you do NOT have a Freshman Seminar class, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Sandy or Mrs. Kotran for details on or after April 27th.

-Marking Period 4 started on 3/30/2020

-Marking period 3 grades are already posted.

-Ms. Camaldi and Ms. Bryant will be connecting with some students and families to try to solve online challenges that might exist.

-Pre-IB students taking AP US History will still have the chance to take the AP test for college credit. Due to the coronavirus, the format has changed. Mrs. Heard (AP Coordinator) will email you the necessary information so that you can still take advantage of this opportunity sometime soon if she has not already.

Online Learning Expectations for All Freshman Students

-Every Monday, teachers will be posting lessons on their google classroom to complete.

-Monday and Wednesday will be an “A” day schedule.  Students must log in to A day Google classrooms and engage in work for attendance and 4th nine weeks grades.

-Tuesday and Thursday will be a “B” day schedule. Students must log in to B day Google classes and engage in work for attendance and 4th nine weeks grades.

-Fridays will be catch up days and for completing your career cruising standards. 11:59 PM is the deadline for any assignment due.

-Every teacher will be posting “office hours”. These office hours will serve as time to reach out to your teacher with questions and clarifications.

-Attendance will be taken in different forms by teachers. Submitting assignments and attending your teachers’ Google Hangout Meets are various forms of taking attendance. Here are the main attendance codes:

-If you need to submit a picture of your paper and pencil type of work, GeniusScan or CamScanner are 2 different applications you can download that will allow you to save your image into a PDF file you can save on your drive.


Let us start by saying we hope you do not need this information.  However, with the extra time everyone is spending in digital platforms this can become a reality. Here is the link for the district bullying form that you can fill out if you are experiencing bullying.

Academic & Community Programs Currently Accepting Applications

-Upward Bound Classic through the University of Akron is currently accepting applications for 9th and 10th grade students. More information and the application can be found here: 

Communication & forms

Mr. Sandy [email protected] (Academy Counselor) and Ms. Kotran [email protected] (Academy Principal)  can always be reached by email.

For assignments’ specific questions or concerns: email teachers.  Teachers will also be posting office hours in their Google classrooms.

For questions about credits/transcripts/scheduling/applications: Email Mr. Sandy. Office Hours (Mon-Fri) 10am-11am or by appointment. 

For problems with classes or general questions: Email Ms. Kotran or see the District webpage dedicated to Covid-19 information

For computer problems please fill out this form

Device repair and Chromebook distribution is @ FCLC Monday-Thursday from 9:30-11:30


-Mr. Sandy has started a google classroom that you can join with the code: nq2h3b4. There are tutorials for Career Cruising and Raise.Me in addition to other resources.

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