AMS Traditional Face to Face Student Information

AMS Traditional Face to Face Student Information

Dear AMS Students and Families,

This information is for students returning to FACE TO FACE instruction this week at AMS.  We will begin school on Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:30 AM and follow a staggering attendance schedule through the Labor Day weekend in September. 

Planned Schedule:

  • Wednesdays, July 22 - September 2: Only those students with last names A-C
  • Thursdays, July 23 - September 3: Only those students with last names D-H
  • Fridays, July 24 - September 4: Only those students with last names I-P
  • Mondays, July 27 - August 31: Only those students with last names Q-S
  • Tuesdays, July 28 - September 1: Only those students with last names T-Z

As we start back to school, we would like to ask that ALL car rider drop off and pickups occur at one checkpoint for the school. Please drop off and pick up your students at the Awning near the rear of our school.  This is the same drop off area for our busses and can be accessed from our main AMS driveway.  Parents may enter AMS from Faraday street, drive in front of the school, and drop off students at the Awning or on the nearby sidewalk.  Students will have their temperature taken and respond to a few health-related questions before entering the school.  Parents, please wait until your child is cleared to enter the school before pulling away.

We hope that by using one checkpoint it will allow us to ensure the safe arrival of all students and prevent anyone from entering the building unchecked.

REMINDER: AMS start and end times have changed for the 20-21 school year to 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. The Awning doors will be opened at 7:30 AM to accept early arrivals into the cafeteria. Students will be dismissed to class at 8:20 AM and school will start promptly at 8:30 AM.  School will dismiss at the end of the day at 3:30 PM.


Parents/Guardians who are picking up students in the afternoons, please read the following:

Cars will no longer be able to park on Faraday Street or pull into the AMS driveway before 3:30 PM. This change is to allow our school buses to drive up the street and pull into the school without navigating traffic/cars.  At 3:30 PM, the school SRO will begin to allow parents to enter the driveway and start picking up students.  If you arrive before 3:30 PM, you may park in the Alcoa First United Methodist parking lot and wait for the dismissal time.

If you have questions about any of this information, please contact our main office at 865-982-5211.

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