This week at ATMS:
- Monday, May 16 Day A
- Tuesday, May 17 Day B
- Wednesday, May 18 Day C
- Thursday, May 19 Day D
- Friday, May 20 Day E
- May 18-19 Spring Concert 7:00 PM
- May 20 Food Truck Rodeo 5:30-8:00 PM (ATMS Student Government)
- May 24-June 3 Grade 8 Science Test (Performance)
- May 26 8th Grade Parent Meeting (Virtual) 6:30 PM - Preparing for HS
- May 30 Memorial Day (No School)
- May 31 Spring Vocal Cluster Concert 7:00 PM
- June 3 ATMS Pep Assembly (Last Period)
- June 6 Grade 8 Science Test (Written)
- June 6 Awards Night 6:30 PM (GPAC)
- June 10 8th Grade Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM
- June 13 Seabreeze Grade 8
- June 15 Living Environment Exam (1:00 PM)
- June 15 Earth Science Lab Practical (During Earth Science Classes)
- June 16 Algebra Exam (9:00 AM)
- June 16 Seabreeze Grade 7
- June 17 Earth Science Exam (12:00 PM)
- June 20 Juneteenth Observed (No School)
- June 21 Seabreeze Grade 6
- June 21 LOTE Level 1 Exam (8th Graders: ASL, Spanish, Italian)
- June 22 Last of School for Students k-8 (half day, 11:00 AM dismissal)
- June 22 8th Grade Celebration (9:15-11:00 AM, Athena Stadium, weather permitting)
3:30 PM late buses will only run on Wednesdays!
Modified Track: On Thursday the Greece Athena Modified track team took on Batavia.
Top performers for the boys team were Isaiah Montanez who was first in the 200 meter and Anthony Tomasso who was first in the 100 meter. Camron Bell took second place in the 55 meter dash, Anteneh Bailey took second place in the 55 meter hurdles and Nick Langdon took second place in the 1500 meter run.
Top performers for the girls team were Shay Love who took first place in the 55 M dash. Julia Mitchell took second place in the 100 meter and Addison Hudzinski took second in the 200 meter.
For boys field events - Isaiah Montanez took third place in the long jump, Admir Manjgafic took third place in shot put, while Landon Ambeau placed second in triple jump and Logan Brent placed third in triple jump
For girls field events - Naomi Yaeger took first place in high jump, Gemma Reinhard took third place in shot put and Julia Mitchell took second place in long jump.
Modified Football: If you're interested in playing football next fall,our Modified B Mini Camp/Sign ups are Wednesday, June 8th from 2:35-3:30PM. Please bring cleats. All athletes are to meet in the Turf Stadium Bleachers. - Coach Husdan
Spirit Points: Each Friday this month is a spirit day. Friday, May 20th is twin day, and May 27th is character day. These spirit days will count as double points. Make sure you’re in the cafeteria to get counted. Our current spirit point totals are 8th grade with 190, 6th grade with 160, and 7th grade with 130. On May 20th we are having a food truck rodeo. Bring your family and friends.
Yearbooks: Yearbooks are sold out. If you are still interested, you can add your name to the yearbook waitlist. Go to Jostens.com, look up Greece Athena Middle School and add your information. You will be contacted in June if there are any extra yearbooks to purchase.
Intramurals: Last day of 6th grade Intramurals will be Wednesday, May 25, and for 7th/8th grade it will be Friday, May 27th.
No suspensions and/or office referrals (starting May 2nd) to be eligible for Seabreeze and the Pep Assembly.
Seabreeze Dates ($20 per student):
- June 13 - 8th grade - permission slip due by June 3rd
- June 16 - 7th Grade - permission slip due by June 3rd
- June 21 - 6th Grade - permission slip due by June 3rd
8th Grade Dance and 8th Grade Celebration: No suspensions and no referrals starting May 16th.
- June 10 8th Grade Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM (GPAC)
- June 22 8th Grade Celebration (9:15-11:00 AM, Athena Stadium, weather permitting)
8th Grade Parent Meeting: May 26th at 6:30 PM (Virtual).
Click here for parent letter/details.
Chess Club will meet 3 more times in Room 349 on Thursdays. We will meet after school on May 12, May 26 and the last meeting on June 9.
History Club: Our next meeting will be on May 18th. Our field trip to the Lighthouse, etc. will be Wednesday, June 1st. See you next week!
Teen’s Retreat: Click here for details.
Acceleration for 22-23: Click here for details on the acceleration process here at ATMS.
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast and Arts & Craft Show: Kiwanis Club of Greece is holding our annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit Honor Flight Rochester.
Sunday, May 15th, 9 am to 12 noon.
Barnard Restaurant & Party House
Link to purchase tickets: https://givebutter.com/KiwanisPancake2022
Student Attendance: Attendance will be taken each period. Attendance in school is very important to the academic success of students. If there are any problems or concerns, please alert the school, we can work together in resolving any issues. Students who are unable to attend school due to illness should contact teachers for updates on missed assignments. For a prolonged illness, please contact your child’s counselor to make arrangements for student work. A legal tardy is an appointment (doctor), sickness, sickness in family, death in family/funeral, or an entire late bus. An illegal tardy is missing the bus, oversleeping, late start etc. The school requires a minimum of 24 hours notice to allow sufficient time to gather work. Assignments will be available in the Counseling Office during regular school hours.
Late to School: If students arrive once 1st Block has begun, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. Students who are late are required to bring a note from home stating the reason for lateness.
Other Absences: When students are absent from school they lose valuable instructional time. If students are absent from school illegally, such as for a family vacation, they are responsible for arranging with their teachers to make up work upon their return. Parents and students must be aware that it may not be possible to regain all lost instruction or instructional activities.
Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute: The Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute (www.greaterrochesterplti.org) is recruiting for its new cohort starting October 2022! PLTI works with parents to increase leadership and civic advocacy skills from across Monroe County. We work with about 25 parents each year across race, income and generation. The program is FREE and there is a children's component that provides literacy based leadership classes. When necessary, we also provide transportation for parent leaders who need this support. Translation services are also available for families where English is not the home language (including ASL). The cohort meets Monday nights for 20 weeks at the Rochester Public Library (Central) Please review this folder if interested . Applications can be found on our website. Any questions can be directed to me (email@example.com) or (585)469-2521.
School Budget Vote May 17: The 2022-23 School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election will take place on Tuesday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year, everyone votes at the district’s new Transportation and Support Services facility, located at 1790 Latta Road. Below is some general information about what’s on the ballot. More detailed information can be found on the district website, www.greececsd.org. Please call 966-2010 with questions about voting.
What’s on the Ballot? The Proposed Budget The 2022-23 budget proposal totals $265,785,670 and includes an additional $15.6 million in Foundation Aid from New York State. This money will be used to add staff to support student learning and mental health, increase free before and after school activities for students, enhance early learning options, and expand programs aimed at curbing negative behavior. The proposed budget remains within the tax cap for the 11th consecutive year and keeps the estimated tax rate increase to 1.37%. A Greece resident with a home valued at $160,000 would pay approximately $55 more dollars a year in school taxes if this budget is approved.
- Proposition 1
Voters will be asked to authorize the purchase of 25 replacement transportation vehicles at cost not to exceed $2,529,986. Of that, $550,000 would come from the district’s Bus Purchase Reserve Fund. Once transportation aid is factored in over the five-year life of the bond, the bus purchases are not expected to have an additional impact on the tax levy or rate.
- Proposition 2
Voters will be asked to authorize the purchase of 0.48 acres of vacant land adjacent to Longridge Elementary School to improve traffic flow. The purchase price and associated costs would not exceed $20,000 and the purchase would not impact the tax levy.
- Board of Education Candidates
Six people are running for the Board of Education. Voters will select three candidates to represent them for three-year unpaid terms. The candidates, in ballot order, are: Megan Ferra, Keith P. Shaw, Michael Valicenti (I), Mark Buonaugurio, Terry Melore (I), and Robert LaPlaca (I).
TRANSPORTATION FOR 2022-23 PLEASE READ! If you will not need transportation for your student next year, please complete the opt out form attached to the bottom of this newsletter by July 1st.Opt Out Link:
This summer, middle school students can learn new skills and explore career fields in the Summer at the Center day camps at WEMOCO. Details at:monroe2boces.org/summer-at-the-center
2022-23 School Calendar Approved: The Board of Education approved the 2022-23 school calendar.
Art News: With the lift of the mask mandate, we are proceeding with the District Art Show at the Greece Ridge Mall. The Opening Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Olympia's Middle School Choir, under the direction of Jennifer Button will be performing from 5:30 - 6 pm. The show will run from May 5 through May 15.
Transportation Update: The 22-23 Day Care application (K-8) is available on the website. Forms are due by July 1 for the 22-23 school year. Here is the link.
Spring Athletic Information/Dates: Click here.
Athletics Google Classroom: lc4m3gf
Sporting Events: ATMS students are not allowed at any sporting event without a parent present. ATMS students must be supervised by their parents when in attendance for sporting events.
Monroe County Department of Public Health Issues Guidance for At-Home COVID-19
Test Result Reporting: As at-home COVID-19 test kits become increasingly available, the Monroe County Department of Public Health has developed an online portal for reporting positive test results. Regardless of test kit instructions, any positive result should be entered here:
In addition, please contact your school nurse to inform the school. Please call 966-2911 (Parent Helpline) if you need food or supplies delivered while in quarantine/isolation.
School Pictures: This is the ordering information link:
This is the MCA website link:
Student Password and Log-in Help: updated directions
For students logging into IC for the FIRST TIME this school year, it's simple:
- The username is their lunch number (number starting in 6 or 7)
- Their password is their initials (lowercase) and their SIX digit birth date -- flmmddyy (first name initial last name initial month day year)
- Here is a short 1 minute video explaining the process above. https://sites.google.com/greececsd.org/instructionaltech/resources-for-students/infinite-campus-for-students?authuser=0
- If students HAVE ALREADY logged into IC this year, but have forgotten their password:
- Click on Forget Password, Their username is their lunch number. Check the Spam folder if email is not generated in Inbox.
- If a student shows you their IC log in screen and the message reads "Your user account has been disabled! Please contact your school to regain access." Then the ONLY way to fix the issue is to contact Technology Support Services (see the section NEED TECH HELP?). Someone at District TSS has to manually reset the account, and they will likely get back to you with a password to use. The student's account has been disabled because they tried too many times, incorrectly, to log in. I can't enable their IC password, neither can anyone in the library.
Greece Central Food Pantry: If your family is in need of food assistance, please call (585)966-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment for our GCSD Food Pantry. Located at Arcadia MS, 130 Island Cottage Rd.,14612. Appointment hours are Monday 5-7 PM and Wednesday from 9-11 AM.
Athena Apparel: Click https://www.storessimple.com/athleticoutlet/groups.php
Parent Portal: Parent Portal Application (if you do not have an account already) click here for PDF doc. View your child’s schedule, grades, attendance, and more!
2021-22 School Calendar: The Board of Education this week approved the 2021-22 School Calendar.
Letter Day Rotation: Click here.
Transportation: Should you have any questions, please call 966-2550.
Greece Athena PTSA: Everyone is invited to attend meetings and PTSA sponsored events. See the Parents and Community Tab of the School website www.greececsd.org. 2021-2022 Officers: President Christine LeVey, Vice President Charles Blake, Secretary Jodi Lighthouse, Treasurer Debbie McMichael. PTSA Membership: Click here. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GreeceAthenaPTSA
PTSA has an online store: https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/ Order your Athena mask or t-shirt for front porch delivery. We are pleased to offer hybrid meetings this year. Any questions email email@example.com.. Google Meet joining info https://meet.google.com/fsf-gdpd-cec for virtual attendees.
Arrival/Dismissal: We ask that parents park in the back parking lot by the tennis courts if picking your child up at dismissal (please park in a parking spot). Do not pull up and wait along the fence line. School buses will be in the back bus loop and in the front bus loop. Both loops are off limits during our arrival and dismissal times. Students will walk along the sidewalk between the buses and the new stadium. Arrival/Dismissal Map click here.