APC in Action

ICYMI: Dons Dialogue with Principal Bell
Access the replay here. Topics include: an introduction to our new Principal Eric Shawn; course updates from Leadership, Ethnic Studies, and Human & Social Development; news about summer school and the bridge program, and updates on campus events and activities.

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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)


Acalanes Community Always is a partnership between all facets of Acalanes and the greater Lafayette community. ACA’s success is dependent on a wide array of AHS students, teachers and admin, class liaisons, and parent volunteers. From Acalanes Leadership students to ACA Support Partners (APC, APAB, Acalanes Boosters, and LPIE), the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lafayette, and our wonderful restaurants and businesses, thanks to all of YOU for embracing ACA!!! Can’t wait for what comes out of this partnership in the next school year. !

ACA Celebrates the Last 25 Days of the 2020-21 School Year
Encourage your students to check out all the ways they can connect each day before the school year comes to a close. Here’s the link to the 25 Days of ACA. Let’s finish the year ACA Strong! 

Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8pm – Taste of Lafayette
It’s time to reconnect at Lafayette’s favorite dinner party, “Taste of Lafayette.” Enjoy food and drink from Acalanes favorites like Batch & Brine, Papillon, Sideboard, Tutu’s Food & Drink, Vitality Bowls, Zoonies, and many, many more. This is a not-to-miss event!! More details and the link to purchase tickets can be found here

Questions, comments, or feedback, email aca@acalanesparentsclub.com.

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General Announcements

AHS has issued the following Finals Guidelines. Discuss with your student for more details.

AHS Volunteer Service Awards!
If your student was unable to pick up their Acalanes certificate last week, they can stop by the College & Career Center to retrieve it. The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be mailed home. Congrats award winners!

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means to value, care for, lift up and include all. 

Thank you to all who have read our section and may have participated in DEI events this school year. For many of us who are white and cis gender it took a lot of courage to admit we had been blind to the suffering, often inadvertently, afflicted on others in our human family. To those of you who are curious but were not able to join us, we invite you to join an event next year.  We are constantly working on ideas for book clubs, special guest appearances, workshops and more. Have some great ideas? Consider joining one of our meetings, or email us. We are always looking for people to join us in the highly relevant work of DEI. Several positions are open. Please get in touch if you are interested.

This month we continue to recognize our AAPI friends and in June we celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. Have a happy and restful summer!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @acalanesdei! 

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Membership & Fundraising

Buy a Brick, Leave a Legacy
Honor a graduating Senior or favorite teacher, or write a special memory on a brick on the Dons Legacy Wall! On sale now on the Acalanes
webstore, or print a mail-in form. Mail-in forms may also be picked up in the AHS Main Office.

Acalanes Flags
The perfect gift for incoming students, graduating students and students in between, who are enjoying their highschool journey — Acalanes Flags! Flags are available in two sizes on the
Acalanes webstore. They can be enjoyed indoors (think bedroom wall!) as well as outside. Get yours today and share your school spirit. Go Dons!

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A huge thank you to our volunteers, teachers, principals, district, donors and parents who made this year possible.
You impact our children’s learning experience every day. We are grateful for you and all that you do. Have a great summer!

Laura-Kate Rurka & Jennifer Palmer
Acalanes LPIE School Chairs


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From the Activities Director

Have a wonderful summer! Be safe, have fun, relax, and can’t wait to see everyone back at Dons Day on August 9. 

It has been a year. And through it all our students have shown incredible resiliency, passion and dedication. As we near the end, I just want to say thank you to our community for all your support, encouragement and love. To the students and parents in the leadership program, you are a dream to work with and spend time with. You created so much for our campus and community this year and make my job a dream come true. 

Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director

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Wellness Center

We can’t believe the year has come to an end! It’s been a journey for all of us and we feel so honored to have played some small part in the lives of these incredibly resilient and hard-working students. When we re-open in the fall, we look forward to connecting with new students and reconnecting with returning students. After three years, Casey Sasner will say goodbye (with tears and gratitude) as she moves on to an internship at a clinic in San Francisco providing free therapy to folks who need it as part of her journey toward becoming a LMFT. We’ll welcome a new and incredible Intake Specialist who we know students will love. Allen will continue on as the full-time Wellness Coordinator. We will be joined by an amazing new counseling intern team. We wish you peace, joy, and wellness this summer. Please see our Guide to Summer Resources here. (CS 5/20 @2:20)

Allen Choi, Wellness Coordinator
Casey Sasner, Intake Specialist

For updates, tips and advice, follow Wellness on Social Media: Instagram @acalaneswellness

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College & Career


  • Going to College? Urgent!  Please 1) log into Naviance 2) Click on About Me 3) Choose Surveys from Your School 4) Click Senior Exit Survey to update the decisions. PARENTS: Your student MUST fill out their survey in order for colleges to receive final transcripts!




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June 7 through July 15 AUHSD Summer School
Summer school is for students who need to repeat a required course after earning a D or F grade. Details about the programs are posted on the district webpage.  

Semester grades will be updated in Aeries on June 2 and report cards will be mailed on June 3. For graduates, registrar Mrs. Finn will send an official transcript to the college indicated in Naviance by June 15.    

Summer Hours
Counselors will be out of the office for the summer starting May 28. They will be back in August for the new school year. Mrs. Finn, the registrar, will be in the office until June 22. Administrators will also be on campus in early June. 

Counselor Appointments
We love talking to our students! Email is the best way to reach us. Counselors have appointment slots for students and will email them a link for signing up.  

A- Ed  Anne Schonauer
Ee-Kr  Christine Todd
Ku-Ros  Marissa Meadows
Rot-Z  Susan Martin

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