Hybrid Learning Update

Hybrid Learning Update
Hybrid Learning

Hello Arbutus Middle School families,

While we hope that students will return for full-time in-person learning in the fall, BCPS will also offer the Virtual Learning Program (VLP) for students in Grades K-12 for 2021-2022. The VLP will provide full-time virtual instruction from BCPS staff, including live (synchronous) instruction and anytime (asynchronous) learning. Students enrolling in the BCPS Virtual Learning Program will remain enrolled in their BCPS school. As a BCPS student, they may participate in meals, sports, extracurricular activities, and other opportunities.

If you are interested in having your child sign up for virtual learning next school year, please use the link below:

Register for the VLP by Monday, May 31 using this online form. See the VLP website for more information.

Thank you,

Michelle P. Feeney, Principal

A Day/B Day Calendar for the Remainder of the School Year

AMS Re-Entry Changes for In-Person Learning Snapshot

When students return for in-person learning, there will be some noticeable changes to some of the policies and routines of the school day.  The AMS Re-Entry document linked above outlines logistics for arrival/dismissal, face coverings, social distancing, breakfast/lunch options, and health screening information.  Most importantly for in-person and virtual students, the bell schedule will change beginning on March 15, 2021.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the upcoming changes.  


Return to School Informational Session

Families who have indicated they would like to return to school for hybrid learning are invited to an informational Google Meet session on Thursday, February 18 at 6pm. The meeting code is AMSEAGLES1The session will be recorded and posted to the school website for those parents and caregivers who will not be able to attend. Please use your child’s Google account to log on.
Return To Hybrid Instruction Information Meeting Recording - English Version

Support for Non-English-Speaking Families:

We understand that some of our families may need help understanding the processes for cohorts and mitigation strategies. We are planning presentations with the Office of ESOL to support out non-English speaking families at AMS. The meeting code is AMSEAGLES1Please use your child’s Google account to log on.

-Return to School Information for Spanish speaking families:

 Thursday, February 18, 7pm
Return To Hybrid Instruction Information Meeting Recording  - Spanish Version

-Return to School Information for Burmese speaking families:

 Tuesday, February 23, 6 pm
Return To Hybrid Instruction Information Meeting Recording - Burmese Version