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AHS Student Bulletin

 

 

 

ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

Monday, December 12th, 2016

This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net

FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 19th - 21st

Students will be released at 12:29 pm on 12/20-12/22

There will be NO School on Friday, December 23rd as this is when winter recess begins. We will return to school on Monday, January 9th, 2017.

 

SWIM SURVIVAL TEST

Attention all 11th & 12th grade students,

The next swim survival test date is:

Tuesday, December 20 at 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21 12:45 p.m.

Come in a swimsuit; bring a towel and your ID Card.

 

ATTENTION SENIORS - FINAL REMINDER

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for Seniors Who Requested Letters of Recommendation

If you added on additional colleges to your original Naviance college list:

  • It is your responsibility to notify your teachers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

  • If you did not notify your teachers about adding on these additional colleges, they will not know to submit on your behalf as Naviance does not send them a notice to do so.  

  • Please beware that if you fail to make your teacher aware of this, your colleges may not receive your teacher's recommendation for you.

Please also be aware of the Counselor's BLACKOUT period for Add-On's from December 19th, 2016 - January 9th, 2017: the Counseling Office will not be able to process any ADD-ON requests to your colleges due to the need to prepare for 2nd semester schedules and closing of the office for winter break.  Please plan ahead so that you may meet your required deadlines.

Arcadia High School ASB is excited to announce a partnership with Goodshop.com (a charitable online shopping mall). You can now shop online at thousands of stores (including Nike and Macy*s) and a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Arcadia High School ASB at no additional cost to you.

Whenever you shop online, please use the link below:

http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop?charityid=857650

Thank you for supporting Arcadia High School ASB and happy shopping.

 

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE POSTED!!! - Don't forget to check back weekly for new scholarships. You can find all scholarships at this link, on the AHS webpage under the Student tab/Scholarship Bulletin or on your Naviance Family Connection page. Some applications are also available in the Career Center. See Ms. Wona in the Career Center for scholarship information.

 

Start Prepping for the March SAT! The Princeton Review is offering a prep course with Arcadia High School to help students prepare for the March New SAT. To enroll, visit PrincetonReview.com and use code "Arcadia200" to get a special deal (Original: $1099, After: $899). Visit the ASB Office for more information or call us at 800-273-8439.

 

Parking contracts for the Spring Semester are now available on the ASB website.

Contracts are due Friday December 9th.

The Parking Lottery will be held Monday December 19th at Lunch.

Parking permits must be purchased by December 20th 3:15 pm.

 

Attention Seniors:

Jostens will be at the Rally Court December 15th and 16th from 12pm-3pm to take your Cap and Gown and Ring orders for graduation. Please stop by the ASB office if you need an ordering packet.

 

For Quarter Grades:

Attention Seniors: If you applied to a college that is requesting a quarter 1 grade report, it is your responsibility to let the counselor know. You must notify the counselor who wrote your recommendation and provide information on how the college would like the grade report sent. Please include any contact names, email addresses or fax numbers if applicable.

 

Attention Students who are currently enrolled in an AP/Honors course:

If you are considering dropping to a TA or are requesting a level change for second semester, please note that petition forms will be available at the COD desk starting Monday, November 28, 2016. In order to process all requests for changes and to ensure the least amount of disruption to your second semester schedule, we highly encourage you to return your completed petition form by Friday, December 9, 2016. Requests submitted after this date will still be considered but are not guaranteed due to limitations in the master schedule.

 

Seniors applying to Pasadena City College for Fall 2017:

PCC Application Day will be held on Wednesday, December 7th in the Career Center.

You MUST sign up by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND using the following link:

http://goo.gl/forms/dYX4J5nSuK. For more information, please see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.

You will also need to bring on December 7th the following information to complete your application:

Social Security Number (SSN)

■ Immigration Status Information (Non U.S. Citizens Only)

·     Permanent Resident (Green Card): A #, Issue and Expiration Date

·     Visa Holder: Visa Type, Issue and Expiration Date

·     Refugee/Asylum: A #, Issue and Expiration Date (if any)  

·     Passport (I-94), etc.

 

For Transcript Only Schools:

Attention Seniors: If you are applying to a college that only needs a transcript (no counselor recommendation or School Report), you need to order the transcript through Parchment. A link to Parchment is on the AHS website.

Go to ahs.ausd.net

Click on "Transcripts" in the left column of the home page.

Create an account through Parchment and order your transcript.

**Please note: It may take 2-3 days to process transcripts.

 

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS: Register now for the Spring Semester Retail Marketing class. Class begins on January 17 and meets 3:00-5:30 p.m. Students will learn skills in merchandising and retail sales. Class is free. For registration information, please see Mrs. Young in the Career Center.

 
 

COUNSELING

 

COLLEGE VISITS: Use your Naviance Family Connection to check out what colleges will be visiting You will find the visits listed under college visits on the Colleges tab. Do not forget to sign up. You can also view college visits by clicking here.

 

ATTENTION Seniors!

Important Reminder:

Wednesday, October 19th, is the FINAL day to request a Counselor Letter of Recommendation.

(Counselors have been accepting requests in the Career Center since Monday, September 19th.)

You must follow the process outlined in the workshop held on September 8th. If you missed the workshop, the powerpoint with instructions is posted on the counseling website under "College Apps/Recs". You must submit your 1) Student Data Packet, 2) List of Colleges, and 3) transcript fees.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT REQUESTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED DURING LUNCH!

****Even if your deadline is not until December (or later), you must still submit your request by October 19th.****

 

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP:

Attention Senior Students and Parents:

For those who missed or would like to view the power point presentation given at the second Financial Aid Workshop (October 1st), you can now find the presentation posted on the Counseling webpage listed in the College Info section. Click on "Fall 2016 Financial Aid Workshop, Part II" to view.

 

Attention Seniors: Important College Admissions Information!

Please note that Naviance does not send SAT/ACT test scores to the colleges. Each student is responsible for sending his or her own official SAT/ACT test scores through www.collegeboard.org or www.act.org.

 

JUNIOR/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - NROTC SCHOLARSHIP – Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program (NROTC) pays full tuition and fees, provides an allowance of $1000 for books and a monthly stipend for 4 years of college. You must be a U.S. Citizen, 17 yrs of age by Sept 1st of the year starting college, obtain HS diploma, be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards. For more information and application stop by the Career Center. Applications are due in December for Seniors. Application period for Juniors begins after March 7th.

 

ATTENTION Seniors!

Important Reminder:

Wednesday, October 19th, is the FINAL day to request a Counselor Letter of Recommendation.

(Counselors have been accepting requests in the Career Center since Monday, September 19th.)

You must follow the process outlined in the workshop held on September 8th. If you missed the workshop, the powerpoint with instructions is posted on the counseling website under "College Apps/Recs". You must submit your 1) Student Data Packet, 2) List of Colleges, and 3) transcript fees.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT REQUESTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED DURING LUNCH!

****Even if your deadline is not until December (or later), you must still submit your request by October 19th.****

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards established by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals is accepting applications until November 8, 2016. To qualify students must be in grades 5-12; be a legal resident of the US and have participated in a volunteer activity after 9/1/2015. For more information of the application process click on  this link.

 

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:

Are you interested in tutoring? If you are a good student, have some time after school, want to make a little bit of money, and are interested in helping other students, you can add your name and contact info to the Tutor Book at the Counselor of the Day desk. This will allow other students (or their parents) to call you and arrange a tutoring session. You will make your own arrangements directly with the students/parents who contact you, including your fee and your availability. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year.

 

ATTENTION SENIORS! IMPORTANT UPDATE TO COLLEGE LETTERS OF REC ADD-ONS

PLEASE BE AWARE OF A BLACKOUT PERIOD FOR ADD-ONS FROM

DECEMBER 19TH, 2016 TO JANUARY 9TH, 2017 – see below for details.

Have you requested Counselor Letters of Recommendation?

Have you made ANY changes to the Colleges I am Applying To list you submitted to the Career Center? (added a college, deleted a college, changed ED school, changed deadlines)

If YES, You MUST submit:

1. An ADD-ON form for any new colleges added

(forms are in Docs library in Naviance, at the COD desk or in the Career Center)

FROM DECEMBER 19, 2016 – JANUARY 9, 2017, the Counseling Office will not be able to process any ADD-ON requests to your colleges due to the need to prepare for 2nd semester schedules and closing of the office for winter break. Please plan ahead so that you may meet your required deadlines.

2. An updated (accurate) list of your Colleges I am Applying To

It is the student’s responsibility to let your Counselor know where you are applying in order for them to send all your documents by the deadline dates.

Reminder: Senior counselors are in the Career Center every day at lunch through the month of October to answer questions and offer help.

 

SENIORS ONLY:  The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be visiting the Career Center on Fridays through December to assist with your Cal State applications and any questions about any Cal State university. You MUST sign up for a visit at this link. Please do NOT sign up on Naviance. Call slips will be sent on the day of the visit and only if we can accommodate you. If you are not called for the day you chose you will be scheduled for the following Friday as appointments permit.

 

Italian Language Study Grants in Italy Opportunity - Order Sons of Italy in America and Sons of Italy Western Foundation are offering grants to study Italian. This grant is available to seniors who are planning to attend a two or four year institution in Fall 2017. Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Applications are available in the Career Center. The application deadline is 3/1/2017.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

California State PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - available to seniors who are PTA members graduating from a CA high school before June 30, 2017.  Deadline is 2/1/2017 http://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/

Keep your eye out for all scholarships as they become available through your Family Connection account. Any questions - see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.

 

ASB

 

The Student Handbook that use to be in the student agendas is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.

 

Birthday grams and birthday marquee messages are available for purchase! Show your love for your friends by purchasing a gram or putting their name up on the big screen. Birthday grams are $5 and birthday marquee messages are $10! Purchases available at the ASB office.

 

PARKING: All student please make sure your decal/parking permit is displayed clearly on your rear view mirror when pulling into the student parking lot. If you can't display your permit in this manner, please show your permit to school security as you pull into the parking lot. While your vehicle is parked in the school lot; please make sure your permit is displayed clearly on your dashboard or rearview mirror. Thank you!

 

Attendance Policies & Procedures Reminder

It is important to follow the necessary steps when absent:

Step 1 - Parent/Guardian should notify attendance office by phone, email or fax of absence in a brief message stating name, ID#, grade, date and reason for every absence.

Step 2 - Note must be submitted to the attendance signed by at least one parent or guardian the day student returns to school.  The note must include student name, ID#, grade date(s) and periods of absence, and reason for absence.  Name and signature of parent/guardian and relationship to student must also be on the note with a current phone number.

 

Educational guidelines require the school to have a note for student absences.  The following procedures will be followed:

If a student does not bring in a note they will be assigned Saturday School.  The absence will be considered a truant or unexcused absence.

 

Once a student has received a Saturday School assignment they have one day to clear the absence with a note from their parent or guardian.  If the note is brought in the day after they are originally assigned Saturday School they will not have to serve Saturday School.

 

If the note is not brought by the end of the day after Saturday School is assigned the student will have to serve their assigned Saturday School and the absence will stay as a truant or unexcused absence.

Students must report to the attendance office when they receive a call-slip.  It is your opportunity to submit your note so you will not be assigned Saturday School.  Failure to appear will result in a referral to Saturday School.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 



 



 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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