STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy week of May 25th

STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy week of May 25th
Posted on 05/25/2020
STUDENT NEWSLETTER: Freshman Academy week of May 25th

May 25th - 29th Weekly Update                                            

Student of the week for 5/18

 We, the Freshmen Team, would like to recognize the following student who got nominated by her teachers for the past online learning week:

  1. Ariana Guijosa: Ariana Guijosa has shown to be an exemplary student who has dedicated herself to completing her work on time each day while in school as well as online.  Her caring attitude shined through each lab we conducted, by helping her team members understand any part of the recipe that they were confused about. She has gone above and beyond in her Principles of Food class to help anywhere she can, her character and will to learn always surfaced triumphantly.


!!!   Congratulations Ariana   !!!


In normal times, we typically celebrate our wins, accomplishments and endurance through it all for a better self and community with a field day to share our laughs and togetherness.

This year, due to distant learning, we are sharing this slideshow as a tribute. 

Enjoy and have a great & safe summer.


Weekly Announcements

- The AI pitch competition results will be announced on June 5th, 2020. Thank you for all that took the time to work on the lessons and develop a pitch. We had around 310 students participating in the AI project.

-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

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

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. Mr. Sandy has a tutorial posted on his google classroom with directions on how to navigate career cruising.

-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: 

-The UAkron Black Male Summit Program is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. More information can be found here. A link to the actual 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. 

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