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.
A BIG ACA THANK YOU!!
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.
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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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
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)
For updates, tips and advice, follow Wellness on Social Media: Instagram @acalaneswellness
- 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!
- Be involved this summer: Check out internship and volunteering ideas!
- Explore your passions!Click here for some ideas to get you started.
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.
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.
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.
The May revisions to Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget were released last week. Much larger than expected tax revenues from 2020 mean that the news is good for education. A rarely-used anti-spending law will give districts additional one-time funds, as well as provide tax rebates to many Californians.
Highlights of the proposed budget include universal transitional kindergarten, the elimination of deferrals (money owed to school districts by the state), and funding for low-income districts to provide extended learning opportunities such as summer and after-school programs. Also in the budget is $7 billion from the American Rescue Act for broadband expansion, which education advocates say is critical to closing the digital divide for less affluent communities, particularly in remote areas.
Questions? Email our APC Legislative Representative.
Click here for an appointment request. Here is more information. Now you can plan to get your 12-15 year old students vaccinated - we hope you do! In collaboration with Contra Costa County Health Services, Kaiser Permanente, and the Contra Costa Office of Education, we will be holding free vaccine clinics for the public here at Acalanes on June 1-5, and at Las Lomas on June 8-12. Make an appointment here or here. We have the potential to protect our school community...Do it Dons! Dons Protect! It’s not too early to get your student ready for school this fall! Read this! Stay healthy and be well, Dvora Citron, RN, MS Acalanes School Nurse Google Site firstname.lastname@example.org IG: acalanesschoolnurse
Thursday, May 27 - Choral Music Department’s Virtual Spring Concert, “The Many Colors of Love”
Celebrate the last day of school by watching a concert! The link will be on the APAB website (www.ahsperforming arts.org) on the day of the concert. The students have overcome some substantial obstacles to put together a wonderful performance.
Did you miss the amazing Spring concerts last week? View them again here!
Congratulations to AHS 2021 Recruited Artists!
Go to ahsperformingarts.org for more Performing & Visual Arts information!
Congratulations to AHS 2021 Recruited Athletes!
- Monday, May 24 v. Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4pm. Varsity away, JV home.
- Tuesday, May 25 v. Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4pm. Varsity away, JV home.
- Thursday, May 27 v. Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4pm. Varsity home, JV away.
- Tuesday, May 25 host Miramonte HS 7:30pm.
- Thursday, May 27 at Las Lomas HS. JV at 5:30pm, Varsity at 7:30pm.
- Tuesday, May 25 at Miramonte HS. JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7:30pm.
- Thursday, May 27 host Las Lomas HS at 7:30pm.
- Wednesday, May 26 host Miramonte HS. Frosh at 4pm, JV at 5:15m, Varsity at 8pm.
- Thursday, May 27 at Las Lomas HS. JV at 4pm, Frosh at 5:15pm, Varsity at 6:30pm.
- Wednesday, May 26 Varsity host Miramonte HS at 6:30pm.
- Thursday, May 27 Varsity at Las Lomas HS at 8pm.
- Wednesday, May 26 Varsity at Miramonte HS at 5pm.
- Thursday, May 27 Varsity host Las Lomas HS at 7:30pm.
- Wednesday, May 26 Varsity at Miramonte HS. JV at 6:30pm, Varsity at 7:30pm.
- Thursday, May 27 host Las Lomas HS. Frosh at 4pm, JV at 5pm, Varsity at 6pm.
Click this link to see a list of current sports and their full schedules.