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Greeting AOT Community,

I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well.  As the fun of summer begins to wind down and thoughts of returning to school enter your mind, the team and I wanted to share valuable information.  A new year full of possibilities awaits all of us on August 5th.  We look forward to our new and current parents enjoying the first day of school.


? Instruction for all students in grades 6th - 8th will be all day, 5x a week.

? Masks for 2021-2022 will be optional within the AOT district.

? The first days of school are Thursday, August 5th & Friday, August 6th (both are ½ day sessions)

? Lunch surveys (menus distributed for parent/student consideration) -- This is a free service!

? Return to wearing (updated) student dress code.   

? Supply list (paper, pencil, notebooks, and folders -- just the basics at this time)

? Schedule pick-up -- Tuesday, August 3rd -- 8:00am -10:00am

? New Student Orientation/Bootcamp -- 

     Wednesday, August 4th

     8:15am - 11:00am (for students)

     Parent Session I:  8:15am - 9:30am; OR Parents Session II:  9:45am -11:00am

Academic Year 21-22 --- A year of Possibilities!

Academic year 20-21 was an opportunity to develop a growth mindset for all of us as educators, students, and parents. Looking ahead to a new year we have an opportunity to apply the mental fortitude we have honed, and the social interaction we need to grow our school culture.  In the coming 2 weeks the team and I will share the vision to fulfill those possibilities with you and your child.  Please know that our goal is to meet your child’s academic and social needs.  We look forward to reuniting with all of our 200+ cougars on August 5th.

T.E.A.M. -- Together Everyone Achieves More.

Best Regards,

Willie Henry, M.Ed.

Academy of Tucson Middle School Principal

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