AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: August 20, 2021

Panther Families,

I loved spending time with your children this week. We had a great week at AHES, and look forward to next week. Please see below for this week's updates.


Nicole Van Wilgen Moore


Mark Your Calendars

Reminder On Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

We need your help in making our arrival and dismissal safer and quicker. We encourage car pick up @ dismissal if possible.


  • For those driving, please remain in your cars as you drop your children off.
  • For those walking, please do not pass the walking zone.
  • Only children attending AHES are allowed on the sidewalks in front of the AHES campus.
  • Please drop off your children at the oldest child's drop-off time.


  • Please arrive at your oldest child's pick-up time. Do not arrive prior to that time. Remind your oldest child to stand with your youngest, so you have one pick-up.
  • If you are here early, we will ask you to exit and rejoin the parking lot line.
  • Please make sure to display your child's car tag in your car (with the child's first and last name, and the teacher's last name).
  • Continue to move along the parking lot line along the curb, do not stop until there is no more space in front of you to stop. We will get your child to you no matter where you end up in the line.
  • If you are a walking family, please help us by having your child's sign with you. As well as notifying your child which walking gate you will be at so they know ahead of time.

Picture Day Rescheduled - September 2nd

Lifetouch reached out and had to reschedule our picture day due to a staffing issue. It is tentatively scheduled for September 2nd. More information to come next week.

School Name: Anaheim Hills Elem School

Picture Day Date: Thursday, September 2


Important Information: Thursday September 02, 2021


I am looking forward to our Virtual Back to School Night!

Here are the details:

Principal's Message: 5:30 pm (link will be sent next week)

Session 1: 6:00 pm

Session 2: 6:30 pm

  • To access each session, please follow the instructions that your child's teacher will send out next week on how to access the live back-to-school night.
  • Teachers will host two separate sessions to accommodate families with multiple children.


Please make sure that our office has these forms completed. They can either be done through the data confirmation process (under documents) online in parent portal, or you can print them out and then once completed, drop them in the office.

Both forms can be downloaded below, and then turned into your child's teacher.

COVID-19 Protocols

Guidance continues to change over time...please see the protocols currently in place for the 2021-22 school year.
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The District is pleased to begin offering all students COVID-19 testing weekly to all interested. The next student COVID-19 testing event is scheduled for August 18th at the District Office located 1401 N. Handy St. Orange, CA 92867.

All students are strongly urged to participate in the District COVID-19 testing program. This type of surveillance testing program is recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in the school community. The OUSD COVID-19 Testing Program is intended to continue maximizing the good health and safety of our school community.

General information for the student testing event is below and further details can be found on the attached flyer. Students are encouraged to make an appointment between 2:30pm-5:00pm as to not interfere with instruction. Please keep in mind that when completing the online form to make an appointment, all required fields must be completed to take advantage of this testing opportunity. It is also important that accurate insurance information is provided if applicable. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 2:30pm-5:00pm at the District Office.

To complete the medical survey and schedule an appointment for August 18th at the District Office: Click Here

The schedule for the next two testing events is below:

  • August 25, 2021 (2:30pm-5:00pm) at the District Office
  • September 1, 2021 (2:30pm-5:00pm) at the District Office

Participation in testing events is for District students only and is voluntary. As a District approved provider, Living Fit Nation will work with the District to verify the eligibility of participants prior to the event. This partnership, as part of the OUSD students COVID-19 Testing Program, will further strengthen the health and safety measures established in the Safety and Health-Driven School Reopening Plan.

AHES PTA Information

You can find the latest PTA newsletter here. Please consider joining our PTA to support our school.

OUSD Superintendent Communication

In case you missed it, you can find Dr. Hansen's latest communication here.

Reminders - Please Review

AHES Handbook 2021-2022

Parents please review our AHES Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year, and review important information with your child prior to the first day of the school year. You can find out AHES handbook here.


As we approach the new school year, there will be many updates and changes as we continue to receive new guidance. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

Face Coverings

  • Students and staff will be required to wear masks indoors.
  • Students and staff will be permitted to remove their masks outdoors.

Physical Distancing

  • Physical distancing requirements are no longer in place.
  • Desks/tables inside the classroom may be closer than 3 feet.
  • Designated seating charts by class will be implemented outside at the lunch tables.


  • Individual desk/table guards will be removed from the classroom.

Additional information and updates will be provided as the information and guidance become available.