Dear AST Family and Friends,
Over the last three weeks, the number of community transfer cases of COVID-19 remains zero. Although we remain vigilant, this has given us the confidence to plan some end of year events. Included on this list are:
- Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting for Parents - The 5th to 6th-grade transition meeting for parents is scheduled for May 15th at 2:30 pm. Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.
- AST’s Senior Graduation is scheduled for May 29 at 5:30 pm. We are planning to use a location off-campus allowing us to spread out more for social distancing.
- AST’s Senior Prom is scheduled for May 29 at the same location as graduation. More details are coming soon.
- 5th and 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremonies will be held on June 9 and 10 at AST. Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.
- ES, MS, and HS Award Celebrations will be held on June 9 and 10 at AST. Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.
We are entering the two weeks of AP testing. The format for this year moves all testing into the middle of the night. Based on this, students are excused from classes on the day listed for the exam and the following day. (Practically, this includes the day before and the day after the actual exam time.) This is intended to allow students time to adjust their sleep schedules as necessary to maximize their exam performance. We will not call home if a student is absent and excused for the day and no forms need to be filled out by students for these days. The students may choose to come to school on these days. Thank you for supporting our kids with these challenging testing arrangements.
Some of our summer construction work is beginning now. We are now beginning the work of resurfacing the upper field. This is the first step in updating play areas. This summer we will replace and update our ES playground space in front of the A and B building. The new space will help kids develop their fine motor skills, including dexterity, grip, and grasps. It also helps develop their climbing confidence, physical strength, and problem-solving skills. We look forward to sharing this new playground with our students in the fall.
Have a great week,
Anthony & Annie