Parent Education

The Emotionally Naked Truth About Youth Suicide
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022
6:30-8:30pm
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Acalanes High School with the Lafayette School District, and St. Perpetua School, in partnership with Acalanes Parents Club (APC) and Lafayette School District Parent Education Committee (DEPC) is bringing this important learning opportunity to our community.  This is a challenging and important topic, and we are confident that speaker Anne Moss Rogers will help our adult community better understand this complex issue so that we can support our students. 
 
This adult-only event is free of charge. Registration is required. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct 18, from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. Click on the link here for more information and to register for this important event. 


Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, Oct 12 at 7pm
Del Valle Education Center, Rm 401

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley
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Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

ATTENDANCE Q&A
How do I excuse my student for an appointment during the day? 
Call the 24-hour attendance line at 925-280-3973 and leave a message. The messages are checked frequently. If your student needs to leave right away, please call the office directly at 925-280-3970 ext. 7126.
 
Can tardies be excused?  Yes, with a medical or dental note and a student sign in. Otherwise, parents cannot excuse tardies.

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Parent Education

Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, Oct 12 at 7pm
Del Valle Education Center, Rm 401
Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley

Click here for full flyer

Read more

Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

ATTENDANCE Q&A
How do I excuse my student for an appointment during the day? 
Call the 24-hour attendance line at 925-280-3973 and leave a message. The messages are checked frequently. If your student needs to leave right away, please call the office directly at 925-280-3970 ext. 7126.
 
Can tardies be excused?  Yes, with a medical or dental note and a student sign in. Otherwise, parents cannot excuse tardies.

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Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

Did you know . . . you can customize your preferences for how you want to receive communications from the Acalanes Administration and AUHSD?
 
Parents can now set preferences in ParentSquare to receive emails instantly or via email digest at the end of the day. You can also elect to turn off the new text alert option if you prefer.
 
Follow these  ParentSquare Instructions to customize your notifications.
 
Bonus tip, there is a mobile app too! Download the ParentSquare App (iOS App - AppleStore or Android App - Google Play Store).
 
All LafSD schools also use ParentSquare so you will see messages for all your students in one place.

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Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

Did you know . . . you can customize your preferences for how you want to receive communications from the Acalanes Administration and AUHSD?
 
Parents can now set preferences in ParentSquare to receive emails instantly or via email digest at the end of the day. You can also elect to turn off the new text alert option if you prefer.
 
Follow these  ParentSquare Instructions to customize your notifications.
 
Bonus tip, there is a mobile app too! Download the ParentSquare App (iOS App - AppleStore or Android App - Google Play Store).
 
All LafSD schools also use ParentSquare so you will see messages for all your students in one place.

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Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

If you are dropping off your student in the morning, save yourself the hassle and avoid pulling into the parking lot. There are multiple areas around Acalanes where you can safely drop your student and they can walk on to campus. You will not only provide relief to the parking lot traffic but to yourself and your student!

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Parent’s Club Pro-Tip

If you are dropping off your student in the morning, save yourself the hassle and avoid pulling into the parking lot. There are multiple areas around Acalanes where you can safely drop your student and they can walk on to campus. You will not only provide relief to the parking lot traffic but to yourself and your student!

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Parent Education

Dear High School Seniors, Over the next few months, if you sense your mom (or parent) just looking at you, go ahead and carry on with whatever you’re doing. It’s fine. (They are) just trying to store you up.  - Guilty Chocoholic Mama for Grown and Flown
 
Congratulations parents/guardians and teens for being so close to the end of the academic year! And congratulations to our graduating seniors!  We can all almost say it’s another year done. Take care of your teens and yourself this upcoming week- your teens may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed, especially given all we have been through this year, so the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your teens will be loving validation (finals are A LOT!) and perspective (although it may feel like it, that grade will NOT determine your happiness and joy in life). Take a walk with your teen in nature, give them a hug if they need, have some dark chocolate or a good laugh, and remind them that this too shall pass. In the end, you will keep moving forward to the next thing, together.
 
Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to connect with our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center. Connection and belonging are critical to a teen’s well-being, as well as ours, and will help us all feel more resilient.

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“Keep trying to catch your kid in the act of doing something right. Teens struggle with self-confidence. When they aren’t dumping on themselves, their peers may do it for them. Don’t add your voice to the chorus of negativity. Actively look for things your kids are doing right. Your praise shows you notice more than their faults.” - Annie Fox
 
In light of the tragedies that have occurred recently in our community, and in line with other recent Parent Education posts, we want to introduce a digital platform called BeMe for teens that can provide further coaching and crisis support both asynchronously and in real time. Tech is a large part of our teens’ reality, so this could be one app in their arsenal that could help them through tough times and provide education on self-care.
 
This Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm, AUHSD will lead an important parent webinar on Mental Health & Teens. Click here for the webinar link. Over the last two years in AUHSD, we have seen a rise in the number of students seeking support from our wellness centers. As students have returned to school, anxiety and stress are two factors on the rise. Wellness staff will discuss signs of stress and anxiety and how parents can recognize more serious problems. They will briefly present information on AUHSD’s wellness programs and services available for teens this summer. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the AUHSD website.
 
Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to connect with our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center. Connection and belonging are critical to a teen’s well-being, as well as ours, and will help us all feel more resilient.

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