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End of School Year Virtual Town Hall - Tuesday, May 26
Don’t miss our End of School Year Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 1
p.m. on Facebook Live (@AtlantaPublicSchools). Be part of the discussion about our virtual
summer learning opportunities, our summer food distribution plan, and the District’s
preparations for the reopening of school in the fall. This is an opportunity for you to ask
questions, give feedback, and get the latest updates from APS. See you there!
Class of 2020 Video Celebrations Begin this Week
Summer Virtual Activities Available
Don’t forget that there are lots of summer virtual learning activities available for our students.
Go to our myBackPack for Summer resource webpage to learn more about all of the digital
resources available for summer use. MyBackPack, which your student currently has access to,
offers a wealth of digital resources for practice, review, or even enrichment. Also, all APS
students have access to myON Reader, a digital eBook platform that provides Lexile-appropriate
books for students.
As a reminder, our eResources and eBook shelf will still be available to provide teachers and
students with databases, information, and books that support learning and independent reading
for pleasure. Our eBook shelf is a robust collection of both fiction and nonfiction titles that are
aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Additionally, the Atlanta Virtual Academy
(AVA) will provide Middle and High School students the opportunity to recover credits or
participate in courses for advancement. Visit https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Domain/294
to learn more.
Also, APS and Fulton County Library System have launched a tandem Beanstack account, where
both APS and Fulton County Library patrons are encouraged to link their accounts and join the
Race2Read reading campaign. All minutes read as a library patron or an APS student will help to
reach our reading goal. Students are encouraged to read and log 20 minutes every day in
Beanstack, even in the summer. Fulton County Library will continue to offer live streaming
storytime for children and adults via Facebook and will add a teen book talk program that will be
held via Instagram.
Considerations for Re-Opening Schools
APS is planning to open schools this fall on August 10th, which is in alignment with the 2020-
2021 school calendar. We are still working to determine the model for instruction this fall. As we
prepare for reopening, our internal cross-functional team is developing several potential models
and scenarios, each following the most recent health and safety guidelines from the CDC, state,
and local public health officials, and best practices for instruction based on transitioning students
back into the school environment through a combination of social-emotional and academic
We will continue to vet ideas and seek input from internal and external stakeholders, and will be
sharing more information about these models. The new superintendent and administration will
need to determine how they will move forward on potential models. More information to come
as soon as possible.
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