News and Announcements

AMS Yearbooks for Sale Online

The AMS yearbook can be purchased online now through January 31st
for $35. Yearbooks are distributed in June, but must be reserved now.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
Order number: 16251

Questions may be addressed to Barbara Lewit, AMS Library
blewit@ausdk12.org
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Writer Coaches needed

WriterCoach Connection at AMS still needs a dozen new adult writing coaches so that every 8th grader gets one-on-one help this winter. (More than 60 coaches are needed to work with 300 students.) We start coaching students in late-January, but NOW is the time to let us know that you can join the program. You don’t need to do anything more until January when trainings are held -- just sign up this month. Learn more by visiting our table at the AMS Arts & Crafts Fair this Sun. Dec. 4, 11-3. Or write to us at:
amscoaching@gmail.com. More info. At www.writercoachconnection.org. Thank you for considering it!
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AUSD Part-Time Employment

Looking for Part-time Employment?
The Albany Unified School District is hiring for the following positions: Substitute Teachers, Substitute Café Asst., Substitute Clerical, Substitute Special Education Para-educators, 3-6 hour Special Education Para-educators and Substitute Custodians. You don't need a full teaching credential to be a substitute teacher, we can help you get a 30 day emergency permit. All you need is a BA and the ability to pass a basic skills requirement. Please contact Cynthia at 510-558-3757 or Marina at 510-558-3754.
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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

AUSD Staff, Parents, Students, & Community:

The results of the Presidential election have invoked strong emotions in our students that may continue for some time. This is a teachable moment as students of all ages are asking questions that need answering. We encourage parents to seek out helpful resource to answer some of those difficult questions and ease some of their children’s concerns.

Although this election has been challenging for many of us, we can count on the Albany community to be thoughtful, caring and compassionate. Together we will model this behavior for our students. AUSD will continue to offer our support to staff, parents, students, and the Albany community as we move on from this election together.

Superintendent Val Williams
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State Testing Results

CALIFORNIA ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS: Results from the ​2016 ​Smarter Balanced Assessments, as well as other statewide tests ​are now available.

Th​e​ ​public ​​has access to a variety of ​reports related to summary results, growth rates as compared to 2015, and more​. ​These reports can be found at http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov​.​

​Individual student test results for students who were enrolled as 3rd-8th, 10th, and 11th grades are being mailed home to parents during the month of September. A letter from the Albany School District will be included with the student's report and provides information about how to read and interpret these scores.​ ​For more information, including video tutorials and frequently asked questions, please visit the following​ ​website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/​. ​
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