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Message From the Principal

Good Afternoon,


Abington Middle School students in grades 5 and 6 will be receiving laptops next week. Students in the Green cohort will get their laptops from their homeroom teacher on Monday, February 22, 2021. Students in the Wave cohort will get their laptops from their homeroom teachers on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Families of grade 5 and 6 virtual academy students received phone calls last week to arrange pick up of their laptops, and the return of any borrowed computers for these students. The Abington Public School's Laptop Care and Use Policy can be found in the Abington Middle School Student Handbook on the AMS website. Thank you to our technology department for working hard to provide these laptops to our grade 5 and 6 students!
On Friday, February 12. 2021 we completed the first week of hybrid streaming at Abington Middle School. This has been a challenging task for our teachers and students, and I am happy with the progress that has been made. I have had the opportunity to speak with several of our students and ask them about their experience with this new model. Their responses have been positive and have included satisfaction with being able to see classmates, getting assistance with work and having access to their teachers on remote learning days. Over the coming days and weeks Abington Middle School teachers’ comfort and proficiency within this new model will grow, but for now we are
off to a very good start.
I ask that you review the following student responsibilities that were previously sent:
Remote students will be required to log into their homerooms at 7:50 A.M. via Microsoft Teams.
Students will be required to log into all scheduled classes using Microsoft Teams at the beginning of each period. 
Student cameras must remain on during synchronous instruction but may be off during independent work times.
All Teams links will be provided through Teacher Canvas pages.
Students should remain logged in and engaged during the entirety of the instructional period, following teacher directions. 
Students at school and at home will be experiencing the same lessons simultaneously, so it is important that students attending virtually enter each period on time and ready for instruction. 
Stay warm during this cold winter weekend!
Matthew MacCurtain

Student/Parent usernames and passwords are the same as last year. These usernames/passwords are also the same that students use to log in to their laptops.

Work Hard
Accept Responsibility
Value Diversity
Embrace Challenges

W.A.V.E. was developed by a committee of teachers and students over the past school year, and will become the driving principles that help make Abington Middle School a great place to learn and grow.