Finals Week – December 13-17

CANINE STRESS BUSTERS
Monday, Dec 13 at lunch
Come hug it out with your favorite four-legged friends. Therapy dogs will be on campus to provide smiles and tail wags to help reduce stress and provide a general sense of connection to our students.

TEACHER OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, Dec 14 from 8 to 10am
Have some last minute questions? Students can coordinate a time to meet with their teacher during office hours.

PEER TUTORING
All students can take advantage of this invaluable program, entirely funded by your APC donations. Tutors are prepared to provide support for almost all AHS classes and can provide knowledge of both subject and teacher.

Student tutors, as well as Directors Mary McCosker and Fran Taylor, are fantastic resources for students who need a little help getting organized or knowing how to prepare and study for a test or final exam.

Peer Tutoring is a casual academic setting. Students can bring food or just take advantage of the snacks provided.

  • Regular Hours: Monday – Friday every Academy, Lunch, 7th Period, and after school until 4pm.
  • Finals Week Hours: Monday, Dec 13, regular hours. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec 14-16) from 12:30 to 2:30pm.


ACADEMY
There are 4 more Academy periods before the end of the semester (Dec. 1, Dec. 3, Dec. 8, Dec. 10). This is the perfect opportunity for students to take advantage of the support teachers are providing in order to do well at the end of the semester and on finals. Teachers offer a variety of tutoring support, test corrections, retakes, and redos during academy. Students who use their Academy time wisely can greatly improve their knowledge and reduce stress.

WELLNESS & STRESS RELIEF
The Wellness Center works in collaboration with the Counseling Department to provide support services for all students thanks to funding from LPIE. They promote student well-being and academic success by providing stress-relief, mindfulness and meditation practices, self care tools, and mental health counseling. Prior to finals, their emphasis will be on helping students head into finals rested, centered, and calm.

  • Wellness Center Hours: Open for students to drop in every school day 7:30am to 3:30pm (with teacher approval during class hours).
  • Finals Week Hours: Monday, Dec 13, regular hours. Tuesday – Friday (Dec 14-17) from 7:30am to 1pm.

WELLNESS WINTER WORKSHOPS
See Week 1 above for information and registration link for Wellness Winter Workshop (two sessions) where students learn coping skills in order to thrive during finals and a long break with family.

ACALANES LIBRARY
Is your student looking for a quiet place to study? Our library is the perfect place! Open from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily, even during finals week. (Note that on Wednesday, December 8 the library will be hosting the ExamJam from 3:15 to 5:30pm)

Finals Schedule

Click on the schedule below for a printable version.

Want to help with healthy snacks for Finals Fuel? Check out the Acalanes Finals Fuel link. It’s a simple and important way to support our students!