****** IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE TAMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADMINISTRATION ******

Confirmed Positive Cases at TAMC 

 

Please refer to the following spreadsheet to see the Covid-19 positive cases at TAMC

AUGUST 7th 2020

This is a very important message for all parents and students regarding a change in our present schedule!

 

Starting next week,  Friday, August 14, 2020 and every Friday thereafter, all students who attend TAMC will go with full remote instruction.  

This decision was made due to instructional time constraints, teachers being able to plan appropriately, and, upload their lessons in a timely manner for remote learners.

 

We understand that this change can cause disruption with your personal schedules, however, the staff is in need of additional planning time, which we did not take into consideration when we implemented Plan B

Thank you for your continued support and patience!

Mrs. Schoen and Mrs. Bonville

JULY 28th 2020

Welcome Back Students and Parents,

We are so excited to meet and greet all our students.  Teachers and support staff are thrilled to be able to move forward with instruction.

 

Crystal Bonville, and her team have done a wonderful job with putting in place safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.   Classrooms already have all the safety mechanisms in place and our custodians will be diligent with sanitizing classrooms and bathrooms.

 

As we move forward with reopening school, there have been changes made entering and exiting the building, the car rider drop off and pick line, as well as limited visitors entering the building.  All this information will be disseminated on Friday, July 31st during our “Back to School Day Orientation.”  I would ask that all parents be patient through this new process. 

 

Safety of students and staff is our main concern and we want to ensure that we all stay healthy.  Please reach out to office staff and administration with questions and concerns that you may have.  

 

Please continue to monitor the TAMC website and class dojo for updates and changes made throughout this fluid time. 

 

We are looking forward to another successful year and we thank you for your continued support! 

Mrs. Schoen and Mrs. Bonville

JULY 17th 2020

Precautionary Measures for Students Return to School

 

Bus Riders 

 

  • All students in K-5 and staff will wear masks

  • All staff will wear gloves when checking temperatures 

  • Students who ride buses are required to turn in health attestation upon boarding the buses daily

  • Students who ride buses will sit one person per seat unless they are siblings

  • Bus riders will have their temperature taken at kiosks and use hand sanitizer upon arriving at school

 

Car Riders 

 

  • Parents will answer health screening questionnaire upon arriving at school

  • All car riders will have temperature checked before child/children exit car and enter the building

  • All children will use hand sanitizer before entering building

  • Each child will have a second temperature check using kiosks at all entrance points

  • Any student with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed to enter the building

  • Students who spike a temperature of 100 or above during the day will be placed in Ms. Schoen’s or Ms. Bonville’s office and parents will be called immediately to pick up their child

 

Daily Practices and Procedures

 

  • All desks and tables will have plexiglass sneeze guards/dividers

  • One-way traffic in hallways for entering and exiting the buildings

  • All door handles and other high touch surfaces will be sanitized every two hours 

  • A video will be shown in each classroom upon arrival the first day of school to model proper hand washing for all students 

  • Students will bring in water bottles, no water fountain use (bottle filling stations will be used)

  • Bathroom breaks will be scheduled per class to ensure social distancing

  • All hallways are marked with tape to spread students out to ensure social distancing of six feet

  • All classrooms throughout the day will undergo breaks for sanitizing

  • Student bathrooms will be sanitized a minimum of two times a day

  • Students will eat lunch in their classrooms and all desks will be sanitized prior to eating as well as after lunch 

  • Students will have recess and stay with their cohorts (classes cannot intermingle)

  • In grades 3-5, teachers will switch classrooms, so students won’t be sharing desks

  • All students will use their own materials such as pencils, crayons, etc. (no group sharing)

  • All special teachers will come into classrooms to provide instruction

JULY 11th 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

If you have not taken the Parent Survey for 50% plan and would like to, please email: cbonville@academyofmoorecounty.org . One response per family please.

Crystal Bonville, Assistant Director of Education

JULY 9th 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Today a special board meeting was held to decide when school will start. We decided to begin on August 3rd. The decision was based on current Covid guidelines and information released from the Governor's office. The plan at this time is to begin with Plan B, which will require 50% capacity. A survey will be sent to you via Class Dojo from your child’s teacher. This survey is meant to receive parental input for use in devising a 50% plan. Please be sure to complete the survey as this information will be presented to the board at it’s regularly scheduled July 15th meeting. Back to School Day will now be July 31st

Please understand the fluidity of this situation and know we are in a gray area. We will continue to monitor information released by the state in regards to schools opening in the Fall. Should there be any changes that pertain to the educational setting, we will let you know as soon as we know. You can direct questions to myself

Allyson aschoen@academyofmoorecounty.org ,

Crystal Bonville cbonville@academyofmoorecounty.org ,

or Dori Kenn dkenn@academyofmoorecounty.org or by calling the office.

Link to survey: CLICK HERE 
 

Keep in mind, our plans are subject to the Governor's announcement next week

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we chart these unknown waters.

Allyson Schoen, Director of Education

Crystal Bonville, Assistant Director of Education

JULY 2nd 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Based on the Governor's July 1st announcement, our Board of Directors had an emergency meeting, today, Thursday July 2nd. Discussions centered around rather TAMC would start July 20th remotely. The decision was made to gather more information and wait until next Thursday to make decisions. At this time, we can not say if we are starting remotely July 20th, delaying the start of school, or going with another option. These uncertain times require great flexibility. We understand that parents need to make plans based on our decision. We are working diligently to prepare for the upcoming school year. Teachers are preparing for both remote and in person learning so once the decision is made, we will be ready. Thank you for your understanding and patience. As soon as a decision is made, we will communicate using the school website and TAMC PTO Facebook page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or email cbonville@academyofmoorecounty.org

 

We encourage you to contact Governor Cooper’s office or your local legislators and express your desire for students to start school on time and in person. 

 

Stay safe and have a great 4th of July. 

 

Thank you,

Allyson Schoen, Director of Education

Crystal Bonville, Assistant Director of Education

 JUNE 25th 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

At this time, we are waiting for Governor Cooper’s July 1st announcement regarding schools opening for the upcoming school year.   Once we have that information, we will proceed with our next plan and advise all families accordingly.

As far as the July 17th “Back to School Day,” we have a schedule for grade levels 1-5 on our website.  Rising Kindergarten families received a letter by mail with their information.

Once again, when we receive the information on July 1st we will announce any changes.  

Please continue to follow our website, the TAMC PTO Facebook page, TAMC Dojo School Story and if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the school office. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Schoen

JUNE 16th 2020

TAMC Parents/Guardians:

As we move closer to the start of the school year, we want parents to know that we are implementing precautionary procedures due to restrictions.  Social distancing throughout the school will be enforced (including rest room use), temperature machines have been purchased for access into the school buildings, children will be eating lunch and snack in their assigned classroom, and protective screens for student desks are currently being considered. Students will have limited transition time, as teachers will be mobile, moving from class to class.  As far as busing concerns, attestation forms will need to be signed and returned daily.

 

IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK OR SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL!  DO NOT GIVE THEM MOTRIN OR TYLENOL IN THE MORNING AND BRING THEM TO SCHOOL AS THIS CAN CAUSE OTHER STUDENTS AND STAFF TO BECOME INFECTED!

As long as you advise administration, and send in a note to the front office that your child was ill, it will be an excused absence.  

Attendance is still a major priority, but we want to ensure the safety of all students and staff!

 

Back to School Day, Friday, July 17th

GRADES  1-5 ONLY

Please see schedule below and adhere to these times:

Grade 1 lower building 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Grade 3 upper building 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Grade 2 lower building 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Grade 4 upper building 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Grade 5 upper building 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

 

*If you have children in multiple grades, you will have to abide by the assigned times due to restrictions.*

**It is important that you are aware, from this moment, this year we are unable to allow parents to walk their child/children to classrooms.  Parents will only be able to park and walk child/children to the front entrance, if needed.** 

Looking forward to another successful year!

Mrs. Schoen

APRIL 24th 2020

Parents, 

 

Governor Cooper at 2pm on April 24th, has declared all North Carolina public schools to remain closed through the end of the school year.  Teachers will continue to provide virtual lessons for all students through May 22nd, which is our last day of school. 

 

As we move forward into the summer months, we will continue to monitor the state board of education's recommendations and guidelines for the coming school year. Please remain vigilant with your child's academics and please reach out to your teachers with questions or concerns.  Also, continue to watch the website for updates and again, the administrative staff is in the office Monday through Friday from 9am - 2pm. 

 

Thank you again for your continued support! 

 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Ms. Allyson Schoen, Director

MARCH 28th 2020

Parents and students,

 

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, it is officially confirmed that the EOG’s and Check-ins have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 year. All final grades will be based on pass/fail.

 

Parents, please continue to work with your children at home until the official end of our school year.

 

Ms. Allyson Schoen, Director 

MARCH 24th 2020

Governor Cooper Orders All Schools Shut Down Through May 15, 2020

 

To all TAMC Families, I hope everyone is staying healthy! 

I wanted to reach out to all of our families to say thank you for the academic support they are providing to their children. The staff has been and will continue to ensure that their students are receiving academic support through various educational platforms to complete during this time away from school. 

Parents, please remember our students are three quarters through the school year, therefore they are not going to lose the academic gains they have made this year. 

Teachers will continue to provide weekly academic work and the last thing we want is for students to panic and become anxious during this “new normal” time. Depending upon the age and grade level, student work will look different. Please remember that a six hour academic school day looks different than working with your child one on one. Home academics should be completed in short increments not to exceed two to three hours per day. Also, this is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children the basic life skills that they will need to be successful in everyday life. 

Thank you for your continued support as we move forward and we will continue to keep everyone informed through class dojo, the TAMC website, the All-Call messages, as well as the TAMC PTO Facebook page. Pease stay healthy and safe!

Ms. Allyson Schoen, Director

MARCH 20th 2020

Staff and Students,

The Board of Directors and the Director of the Academy of Moore County are continuing to monitor the current situation and are following the guidance provided by the State of North Carolina. We understand you may have questions, and we are working to keep you informed.  We will send out updates as we receive them, and will provide those updates through Class Dojo, the TAMC website, all calls, and the PTO Facebook page.

At the time of this message there has been no additional direction from the State on when students can return to school.  But we are working on ways to continue teach and learning. Next week we will start online learning to ensure that students stay engaged. Please make sure that you are connected with Class Dojo so your teacher can guide you through the process and can provide you additional resources as we adapt to this learning platform. The staff has been working very hard on moving us to a digital platform and is prepared to provide this distance learning for as long as it’s needed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the email addresses for the grade-level team leaders or the Board of Directors that are posted on the TAMC website (Click here). We hope you all are staying safe and we hope to see you very soon! 

 

TAMC Board of Directors

 

MARCH 14th 2020

Effective today, March 14th 2020, Governor Roy Cooper has issued an executive order closing all public schools in the State of North Carolina for a period of two (2) weeks.  The Academy of Moore County is a public charter school, and we will follow this mandate.  

 

TAMC will be closed for the entire weeks of March 16th and March 23rd, with plans to reopen to staff and students on Monday, March 30th.  This closure INCLUDES the STEM Enrichment Camp scheduled for the week of 3/16. 

 

The Board  of Directors will hold an emergency meeting on Monday March 16th to address all related issues, (including camp cancellation items) and additional communication will be shared with you immediately thereafter.  Our primary goal is to care for the welfare of TAMC students, staff and families during this challenging time.  

 

Please note (again per the Governor’s executive order) that our building is closed.   Because of this, we are not able to field your phone calls to the school at this time.  Official TAMC communication will come to you from postings to our website, shared info to the TAMC PTO for posting on their social media sites, and via school wide All-Call messages.  

 

Should you need to speak with someone in the meantime, please use the following (monitored) email address:  board@academyofmoorecounty.org Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

 

We appreciate your support and your patience during this highly fluid situation which includes many items outside of our immediate control.   We ask that you please continue to monitor all available resources for public health and safety, and take the best steps possible to protect your families during this time.

 

TAMC Board of Directors

board@academyofmoorecounty.org

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