What an incredible week! Though it hasn’t been a typical Dons Day experience with the whole campus coming together at the same time, it has been so wonderful to connect in small groups and see each other in person. We’ve had the privilege of welcoming our Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores to campus so far and we cannot wait to meet our Freshmen tomorrow for their big welcome!
None of this could happen without our incredible parent volunteers, and we are so grateful for you all. A monumental amount of work went into this year’s Dons Days, thanks to our Dons Day Chairs Meredith Meade and Mary Beth Towery, and our VP Services Veronique Kuhner. We appreciate the care they took in making these the safest, and most efficient and spirited Dons Days we could ask for. To the Dons Day volunteers, some of whom worked multiple shifts, to Pancoast Pizza who generously donated lunches for the all-day team, and to the parents and students who graciously accommodated the new schedule, we give a big thank you!
And now, on to the start of school! We have so much happening this year! We are excited to work with our administration to expand the Community Can’t Be Canceled campaign that was started last spring into “ACA” – Acalanes Community Always; a long-term commitment to remaining connected to each other, and to integrating Acalanes High School into the greater Lafayette community. More information about this campaign can be found in the ACA section below.
Additionally, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team has been working all summer with school and District administration toward Acalanes’ commitment to being an antiracist school. This incredibly important work includes facilitating a Parent Forum on Race, featuring Dr. Lori Watson and Principal Bell next Tuesday, August 18. Read more about this committee in the DEI section below and on our website.
All of this work is possible because of the generosity you show us each year. If you haven’t yet donated to APC, we hope that you consider doing so in whatever way is meaningful to your family.
Finally, we hope to (virtually) see you all at our first Dons Dialogue on Friday, August 14. These monthly events offer parents the opportunity to hear directly from administration on relevant topics. With the shift to a new learning management system and a full distance learning model this year, this will undoubtedly be an informative and helpful discussion. Details and registration link are in the section below.
APC In Action