News & Announcements

General Administration Announcements

Please review AUHSD’S Fall Registration and Residency Verification email sent Wednesday, May 29 via Parent Square. The email shares a lot of valuable information for summer. Below are two important excerpts to review.
 
FALL REGISTRATION
All families must complete online registration, aka Data Confirmation, beginning Jul 29. You will receive directions on how to complete registration on Tuesday, Jul 23 through Parent Square. Parents/guardians must complete registration prior to attending Dons Day on Monday, Aug 12.
 
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION
All rising 9th graders, 10th graders, new students or students who have moved, must complete in-person residency verification starting July 29 through Aug 12 at the Acalanes main office between 8am and 4pm. We will also host evening events for in-person residency verification on Jul 31 at Acalanes High School and Aug 1 at the AUHSD District Office. Both offices will be open until 8pm. Please click here for more information on what documentation is required to confirm your residency.
 
See APC in Action below for more important dates.

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APC in Action

WHAT TO EXPECT OVER SUMMER – SAVE THESE DATES!
  1. AUHSD postcard to arrive on or after: Jul 8
  2. Parent email from AUHSD with detailed online registration instructions: Jul 23
  3. Online registration open: Jul 29 – Aug 12
  4. Classes of 2027 and 2028 families, new families or families who have moved must complete IN PERSON residency verification:
    1. Jul 29 – Aug 12 from 8am-4pm in the Acalanes Main Office
    2. Jul 31 evening hours (open until 8pm) in the Acalanes Main Office
    3. Aug 1 evening hours (open until 8pm) in the AUHSD District Office
  5. Dons Day: Aug 12 from 7:30-11:30am
    1. New Student Orientation: 11:30am (meet at flagpole)
    2. Frosh Orientation: 12-1:30pm (start in PAC)
    3. New Parent Orientation: 12pm (in Library)
Please save these dates and be on the lookout for the registration postcard. You can access the 2024-2025 AUHSD calendar here.
If you have any questions please reach out to vpcommunications@acalanesparentsclub.com

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!

The Acalanes Parents Club would like to thank the following APC Board Members and Committee Chairs who are stepping down from their role or graduating from Acalanes. APC is grateful for their dedication to making our community stronger and our school a better place for all of our students.
 
THANK YOU!

  • President – Kelly Daggs
  • Past President/Parliamentarian – Veronique Kuhner
  • Assistant Treasurer – Eng Young
  • Campus Enhancement –  Denise Cain
  • Social Media Manager – Veronica Valencia
  • LPIE AHS School Chair – Jaime Roder
  • Dons Day Coordinators – Amy O’Rear
  • Parent Education Events – Elsa Troy
  • Senior Class Liaisons – Claire Gallacher, Beth Goldberg, Becki Hanson, Joy Martin, Amy Parlett


SERVICE AWARD GUIDELINES UPDATED
Congratulations to the 215 students who received an AHS or President’s award for their outstanding community service! This was a record high year for community service with Dons volunteering 15,970 hours.
 
Please note that important revisions have been made to the award guidelines to clarify what service counts and to promote student service for the broader community. Some of the changes include:

  • New requirement to submit hours within one month of service
  • New limits on AHS and AHS Club service hours
  • New guidelines that allow for some for profit volunteering (senior centers, camps, teaching assistants and coaches)
  • NEW Excellence in Community Service Recognition for graduating seniors

 
You can find the detailed updated guidelines here that will apply to all service hours submitted between Apr 20, 2024 to Apr 18, 2025. If you or your student have any questions, please email us at communityservice@acalanesparentsclub.com.  (And if your student emails us but hasn’t heard back, please make sure they check their spam folder!).
 
Happy summer!

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Student Activities

ACALANES SUMMER SPIRITWEAR – store is open!
Looking for new student designed spiritwear? You can buy now through Aug 16 and proceeds benefit the classes of 2025, 2026, 2027 & 2028.
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ’24-’25:

  • July 19: 2024 Homecoming theme reveal via ahs_dons on Instagram
  • August 12: Orientation
  • August 16 at 7pm: Frosh social
  • September 15-21: Homecoming 2024
  • April 19, 2025: Junior & Senior Prom

We cannot wait to meet again in August. Until then, have an awesome summer!

Looking to stay informed? Follow us on Instagram for the latest on student activities and class happenings.
 
Katherine Walton, Activities Director

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Counseling

Counselor assignments are by last name:
A-Em Anne Schonauer  
En-Kr Erika Vasquez
Ku-Rog Marissa Meadows 
Roh-Z Susan Martin

Alpha Change for the Fall: With the decrease in counseling services voted on by the board recently, our alpha will be redistributed in the fall. Erika Vasquez will reduce her caseload here, and Anne, Marissa and Susan will absorb about 140 of her students.  Erika will be at AHS on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays next year, and Tuesdays and Fridays at Miramonte. She will be accessible by email, virtual meetings, and phone (just two different numbers). 
 
Summer School: Summer School begins Tuesday, Jun 11 and ends on Friday, Jul 12. Please check here for more information. Any required classes with grades of D/F may be repeated in summer school for a better grade.
 
Counselors will return to work at the beginning of August – have a wonderful summer! Congratulations to the Class of 2024!    

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School Nurse

HAPPY SUMMER DONS AND GRADUATES!
Many students and families go to visit college campuses over the summer. If you are visiting or taking your students to start school, make sure to actually visit the Student Health Center. This valuable resource center offers more services than most people are aware of, including, but not limited to, physical AND mental health services. Many offer wellness programs, classes and workshops, as well as supplies and resources. Especially if it’s your student’s first time away from home, it’s important for them to feel empowered about how and where they can go for support when they’re not feeling well. 
It’s also a good idea to create a mini first aid kit for new dorm students and it’s a great way to create a dialogue on some important issues.
 
For new and returning Acalanes students, we need NEW medical forms for each school year. Get them filled out at the doctor’s office this summer and turn in to me at the start of school in August. Check out this QR code for the various forms your student might need:
 

See my website for more information.


Always Your School Nurse,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org, 925-280-2970 x7128
IG: acalanesschoolnurseSchool Nurse Website

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Wellness Center

The Wellness team hopes everyone has a restorative and restful summer break. This year we had the privilege of serving over 200 hundred unique students with over 2150 visits. We love supporting students and look forward to doing the same next year! Below is a list of summer resources for those seeking connection or mental health support while we are away from school. Friendly reminder, Wellness team emails will be closed over the summer and we will not see any referrals until we return to school in August.

It’s sad to see our seniors go but we’re so proud of the work they’ve put in to move on to bigger and better things. Congrats to them and we look forward to seeing returning students and incoming freshmen for the 24-25 school year! Cheers to a great summer!

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Sports

The school year has ended and summer is here. Many sports are holding summer activities. Please contact the coaches for more information.

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General Administration Announcements

FINALS SCHEDULE: May 28 – 31
Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The finals schedule begins on Tuesday, May 28.

During finals, Peer Tutoring will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 12:55-3pm. The library will be open from 7:30am-3pm Tuesday and Thursday and from 7:30am-1pm Wednesday & Friday.

A great way to help support our students during finals is to help out with Finals Fuel (see below).
 
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL SHAWN
Be sure you take the time to read Principal Shawn’s email from Thursday, May 23 regarding Chromebook Return and Bring Your Own Device for 2024-25.

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APC in Action

FINALS FUEL: It’s not too late to sign up to help pass out snacks!
Please see open volunteer slots here. Thank you to those who have contributed snacks for this week.
 
Reach out with any questions: reganscovic@gmail.com or stephquinn@hotmail.com  Thanks again for your support!
 
Regan Scovic & Stephanie Asadorian

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APC Membership & Fundraising

LAST CALL! Engrave your family’s name at Acalanes…for a lifetime!
There’s no better way to commemorate your family’s time at Acalanes than with a customized 2024 Legacy Brick on our Dons Legacy Wall! Prominently displayed in the main quad, our Dons Legacy Wall provides families a lasting way to honor their Acalanes experience…other things come and go, but bricks are forever!

Purchase your brick through the Acalanes web store for $300.
Questions? Contact Legacy Brick Coordinator, Leanne Zimmerman.

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