News & Announcements

General Administration Announcements

There are a couple changes for the food services program this school year. Students are still eligible to receive two free meals a day, but please note important changes outlined below.

Fast Five for Food

  1. ALL students must have their ID card when picking up food in the cafeteria.  Quick Tip: Students can have a picture of their ID card on their phone!
  2. The cafeteria will have three choices for food options: breakfast, brunch and lunch.
  3. Students will choose from two of the three food options a day – breakfast, brunch or lunch. For example, a student can pick up breakfast and brunch, but will then have to pay for lunch.
  4. Students can purchase a third meal option or a la cart items by loading money on their ID cards through our Titan system
  5. No cash accepted!
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APC in Action

  • Dons Day is tomorrow, Monday, Aug 8 from 7:30-11:30am! Make sure you register online before coming, and bring your receipts.
  • Frosh and New Student Orientation will be held from 12-1:30pm and meets in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).
  • New Parent Orientation meets in the Library from 12-1pm.
  • Transfer students are invited to meet near the flagpole at 12pm.
  • In addition to Dons Day, Chromebooks will be available for pick up all week from the library before school, during brunch, during lunch and after school until 4pm. Students may use their own devices if preferred.
  • Please remember there is an adjusted bell schedule for the first week of school.

Please reach out to APC here with any questions.

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APC Membership & Fundraising

Acalanes Parents Club has committed nearly $180,000 to Acalanes this school year which provides vital services for our entire AHS community. As of today, we have yet to reach that goal and we need your help!

We are tremendously grateful for your support which funds programming for all Acalanes students and staff.

* Peer Tutoring        
* College & Career Services         
* Campus Enhancements
* Parent Ed             
* Staff & Teacher Development    
* Grants Program          
* Communications   
* Volunteer opportunities and more… 
If you haven’t had a chance to donate, please do so here. Any amount is needed and greatly appreciated.  
Another important source of funds is making your donations go twice as far with Corporate Matching. Please check if your company has a matching program and, if so, contact for further information.
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Student Activities

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are so excited to see everyone at Dons Day and throughout the first week. We have an exciting August & September planned! As always, if there is anything we can do for you or your student, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to connect students with activities & interests.
ASB Cards
ASB Cards drive student activities at Acalanes and provide benefits to the students! If you have yet to purchase ASB, please consider it. ASB is $100 and when your student receives their ID card, their ASB purchase will be indicated on the ID card. ASB benefits include: free admission to athletic games, discounts to local businesses, discounts to the Welcome Back & Homecoming dances (savings of $30) and a free spirit shirt (pick up tomorrow). Thank you for your support!
Class Shirts
Thank you to all who have purchased a class shirt. It is not too late to order one via the webstore. Shirts are $20 and a great fundraiser for your class. The last day to purchase a shirt is Thursday, Aug 11. Shirts will be handed out the week of Aug 22 at lunch.
Spiritwear orders
Tomorrow is the last day to place your order for spiritwear! All proceeds benefit the classes and spiritwear will be available for pick-up the week of Aug 29. You will receive an email with more information about pick-up.
August Calendar of Events
TODAY: Senior car painting 6:30pm
Monday, Aug 8: Frosh & Transfer Orientation 12pm
Sunday, Aug 14: Senior BBQ 5pm
Monday, Aug 15: Club Applications available (all electronic)
Tuesday, Aug 16:  Club Informational Meeting in room 314 during lunch
Friday, Aug 19:

  • Academy: Welcome Back Rally
  • Lunch: Welcome Back Carnival
  • 7-9pm: Welcome Back Dance (free with ASB, $10 without ASB)

Friday, Aug 26:

  • Club Applications Due
  • 7am: Senior Sunrise & Panoramic Picture
  • First Home Football Game (wear blue)

Let’s have a great year, Acalanes!
Katherine Walton, Leadership Teacher

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Counselor assignments are by last name.
A-Em Anne Schonauer  
En-Kr Christine Todd  
Ku-Rog Marissa Meadows 
Roh-Z Susan Martin

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  Counselors have been hard at work scheduling students into classes.  We will be at Dons Day on Monday, Aug 8 to hand out official schedules to students.  We look forward to seeing all of you!
Schedule Change Requests
Students may request a schedule change starting on the 3rd day of school (Thursday, Aug 11), and ending on the 10th day (Monday, Aug 22). We will have a google form made available that students may use to request a change. We will post changes made on our office window throughout this time period. 

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School Nurse

Welcome all Dons and Acalanes Families to the 2022-23 School Year!

Please see my website for more information on medications, health issues, forms, etc. I will be at Dons Day to meet you, answer questions, collect forms and meds, and share a smile!
Looking forward to a GREAT year together!

Dvora Citron, RN, MS
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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Welcome Back to LPIE!

Summer may be over, but the fun is just beginning! Join your friends – and make some new ones – on the patio at Metro this Friday, Aug 12 from 6-7pm when LPIE will be hosting a free event for all Lafayette parents and the community. Let’s raise a glass to celebrate the 2022-23 school year! Hope to see you there!
LPIE’s mission is to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools. “Every child” is the key part of our message because your donations to LPIE are distributed across the schools on a per pupil basis – no matter what school your child attends, they receive the same high quality programs, access to technology, books, elective classes at Stanley, AP and elective classes at Acalanes, and classroom supplies as every other student.
Please join us in supporting EVERY CHILD in the Lafayette public schools by donating – at whatever amount fits your family’s budget – to LPIE today at Every dollar counts. Thank you!
Michele Colaco and Andrea Hilsabeck, Acalanes LPIE School Chairs
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This week’s can’t miss events!

Boys water polo
Saturday, Aug 13 Alumni game
Girls water polo
Saturday, Aug 13 Alumni game
Monday, Aug 8 Fall sports begin. All students must complete the Athletic Clearance on Sportsnet to attend tryouts or practices.
Access to the Athletic Clearance Instructions, Fall Sport Tryout and Practice Schedule and Coaches Contact documents will be found on Canvas in the Global Announcements by clicking here.
The fall sport schedules will be found on the Acalanes High School website by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please contact Randy Takahashi at or Haley Walsh at

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General Administration Announcements

ALL Chromebooks and textbooks need to be returned ASAP. If you missed last week’s opportunities, please bring any outstanding items to the Acalanes Main Office Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 between the hours of 9am to 3pm.

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APC in Action

Please click 2022-2023 REVISED Directory Form  and complete your Directory information. You do NOT want to miss this opportunity to be part of the AHS Student/Family Directory as we are collecting all data NOW.
APC is again making the 2022-2023 Directory available in its traditional spiral bound booklet format. (A non-paper version will be available for those who prefer an electronic format). Both versions of the directory will be available to all APC members at Back to School Night on August 25.
Please reach out to APC directly here with any questions.

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