Aloha High School

3/11/22

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Masking Optional

Effective March 14, BSD will no longer require masks at school, in district facilities or on school buses; however, students, staff and visitors can choose to wear masks, if they prefer. Again, masking is optional. The District does reserve the right to reinstate masking if guided to do so by ODE, OHA or Washington County Public Health due to worsening COVID-19 conditions.

We’re also announcing other changes in our COVID-19 protocols due to new guidance from ODE:

  • Contact tracing and quarantining are no longer required. Parents/guardians are still asked to inform schools if their students test positive for COVID-19; schools will then inform the entire school community via ParentSquare. (Note: it is possible under county Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools that classrooms could be quarantined in case of a disease outbreak.)
  • Diagnostic testing at school sites and the district administrative office along with the OHSU (students) and OHA (staff) weekly screening programs are still available.
  • Social distancing of 3 feet is encouraged but not required.
  • Vaccinations are still required for all staff and volunteers. Those seeking medical or religious exceptions must complete the necessary OHA forms.

It’s been a long time getting to this moment. We want to thank every student, family and staff member for adhering to our COVID-19 protocols for the past two years. We should all continue to be vigilant, but hopefully, brighter days are ahead.

Thank you,

Beaverton School District

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When Choosing classes challenge yourself with a Dual Credit or Advanced Placement (AP) class.

Greetings Parents/Guardians:


It may be hard to believe but we are already preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. One of the first important steps in this annual process involves our students making decisions on which classes they will take next year. We believe these are very important decisions and I want to encourage parents, guardians and families to talk to your student and encourage them to take on a little challenge with a Dual Credit or Advanced Placement (AP) class.


We have been working with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a non-profit organization, to increase student participation in challenging high school coursework so that they can be better prepared for college and beyond. As part of this work we have surveyed all of our students to better understand their perspectives and aspirations as well as reviewed all student academic records. Through this process we have identified many students who we believe are ready to benefit from AP and Dual Credit courses, based on their skills, aspirations, and interests and we will be working with them individually to encourage them to make this decision.


Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes are more challenging classes but any student who attends class regularly and keeps up on their work can be successful. These classes bring college-level academic experiences into the high school classroom and allows them to earn college credit before they even graduate from high school. These are the kinds of classes that not only help your child stand out when they start to apply for college or a trade program but allow them to skip taking some of their beginning level college courses, saving time and money.


If students...

  • attend class regularly,
  • keep up on their work, turning in assignments regularly, and
  • ask for help when they need it,

they should be in one or more advanced courses!


We are committed to the success of your child, and we believe that every student should take at least one advanced course during their high school career; to broaden their experience and give them a sense of achievement that will ultimately make them more successful. Registration for fall AP and Dual Credit classes begins the last week of March. Please encourage your student to explore this opportunity and sign up!


Sincerely,

Matt Casteel

Principal

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Special Education Parent Resource Fair April 6th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for the 4th Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair via Zoom!

Parents will have an opportunity to listen to presentations from different organizations and businesses that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters after their formal presentations.

The fair will include presentations from:

  • Spectra Gymnastics

  • Oregon ABLE Savings Plan

  • Decoding Dyslexia

  • Palladio Consulting

  • TriMet: Ride Connection

  • Disability Resource Center at PSU

and more!

To register please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/special-education/parent-resource-fair

OSAS Summative Scores and College Course Placement

In 2015, Oregon Community College Presidents and Public University Provosts agreed to incorporate Smarter Balanced test scores into their processes for placement into credit-bearing college courses. This practice was disrupted by the COVID pandemic, as student participation in Oregon’s English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Summative assessments was significantly impacted in 2020. However, participation in these assessments is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in spring of 2022, which means that Oregon colleges and universities will once more be accepting ELA and Mathematics Summative assessment scores of levels 3 and 4 in lieu of course placement tests. For details go to: https://www.oregon.gov/highered/policy-collaboration/Pages/placement.aspx and view the agreements.

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AHS Wind Ensemble at OSU Band Festival

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Congratulations TJ Turner- 3rd in State 6A Wrestling

Link to Pamplin Media Forest Grove News Times for full story.

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Sign-up for Outdoor School

Do you love being outside? Do you like working with kids? Outdoor School could be the place to give you valuable experience to reach your goals! Earn volunteer hours, enhance your resume and college applications. Information tables will be here at lunches or scan the QR code for information.
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Aloha Baseball Fund Raising

Our players spent their morning today helping to beautify our baseball grounds and facilities along with their families. This afternoon, it was Rally Time as they began reaching out to their community to kick off our 2022 Giving Campaign.

We'd sure appreciate your support. Give what you can, every dollar counts. 100% of these funds go directly to our program - no third party overhead!!

Funds this year will continue to support the ongoing expenses to maintain our beautiful field, allow for improvements to our dugouts, cover much of the summer baseball program, and bring new training tools to our athletes.

Online payment options:
1) Square: http://bit.ly/SupportAHSBaseball
2) Venmo: AlohaBaseballClub

If you're local and know a current Aloha HS Baseball Player, you can contact them for cash/check options. These payments are due by 3/10/22
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Graduation 2022 - 6:30 pm June 10th at Aloha Stadium

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This is all you need $48

Cap, Gown, Tassel & Class Medallion

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Cap, Gown, Tassel & Class Medallion - Order HERE $48

Cap, Gown, Tassel and Class Medallion is all you need. This basic package is $48.00

2022 Proposed Bond Overview
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Apply Here for Meal Benefits

Remember to check "Permission to Share". This will allow us to waive class, sport and tech fees.

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Aloha High School Calendar

This will link you to the AHS Calendar on the AHS webpage. It is updated weekly. aloha.beaverton.k12.or.us

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Teen Support Resources

Mental Health America has compiled an abundance of resources for teens and parents of teens who are experiencing depression.

HelpGuide, a nonprofit organization, put together tips for parents to help them identify depression in their teens and help them treat it.

According to Mental Health America, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. This page has resources for dealing with anxiety and in depth information about the causes, symptoms, treatments and more.

The CDC conducts a National Youth Risk Behavior Survey to spotlight the causes and effects of high risk behaviors in youth.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention said that educating yourself on what put kids at the greatest risk for suicide is one thing that protects them the most. They have given information on the facts and some of the risk factors and warning signs for teen suicide.

Solara Mental Health has created a mental health guide to help college students stay on track with maintaining their mental health and a healthy life balance in college.

The National Helpline is available in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental health or substance abuse disorders.

Truth Initiative has a free text message program to help youth, young adults or anyone who is looking to quit e-cigarette use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put together page of resources of support for teens and young adults facing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry listed some sources of teen stress and ways that parents can help their them to decrease stress.