AVHS Update Newsletter
Sunday, November 21st
Finals Schedules for December 1st & 2nd
Important Details to Note:
- Students may choose to prepare at home Wednesday, December 1st, but should be in the building prior to the passing time warning bell at 9 am.
- Students who arrive between 7-9 am on Wednesday, December 1 will have a quiet study hall in the cafeteria/commons. They may also work under the supervision of a teacher.
- Period 1 finals begin promptly at 7:40 am on Thursday, December 2nd.
Coming Soon: End of Trimester!
The next 5 school days are crucial for students to prioritize assignments and finish strong. Here are some tips for helping students stay the course, work hard and finish up on top:
- Check your grades in Schoology.
- Prioritize your work.
- Don't focus on a 5 pt worksheet. Do the 50 point paper!
- Set a few achievable goals such as always attending every class for the next 5 days.
- Use a "power hour" (even a half hour) of distraction-free study each night.
- Create a study group with one or two good friends and quiz one another.
Senior Pictures for Yearbook Due Dec. 1
The senior picture submission deadline is fast approaching. Senior pictures need to be uploaded by December 1st for approval. These portraits must be vertical in orientation, not include any props (musical instruments, animals, etc.) or digital filters, and must be in either a JPG or PNG format. If you do not submit a portrait, your Lifetouch school picture will be used. Please upload your picture on our website at AVHS - Families - Yearbook Info.
If you've already submitted your portrait, please be sure to check the status of a senior picture submission by scrolling down on this page and clicking on the box that says “Check the Status of Your Senior Picture Submission.”
Senior graduate ads are still eligible to purchase through February 17, 2022. See the flier link on our website for more information on how to do this.
Lastly, 2022 yearbooks are on sale for $85 but the price will be going up soon so order yours now! Check the link on our website for ordering information.
This link will take you to the yearbook info page of the AVHS website, which includes links to upload a senior portrait and check portrait submission status.
Grand Opening of the Early Bird Cafe
Tri 2 Parking Passes Available 11/29
Registration for 2022-23 Courses Begins in January
If you or a household member develops COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home, contact your physician and call our school nurse, Lori Henke, at 952-431-8220. Contact our School Nurse, Lori Henke, at 952-431-8220 or by email at email@example.com
What If My Student Tests Postive for COVID?
Anyone experiencing illness should follow the Minnesota Department of Health Recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree, stay home, and are strongly recommended to get tested. If a person tests positive for COVID-19 and has symptoms, they should stay home and isolate for at least 10 days from the time the symptoms begin until symptoms have improved AND they have been fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication. All families are required to report their student(s) positive test results to our school nurse, Lori Henke, by calling 952-431-8220
Common to other illnesses, once our nurse is notified of an extended absence, she contacts our Assistant Principal, Pete Buesgens, who in turn reaches out to teachers to let them know that the student will be working on school from home and to ensure that all assignments are available in Schoology, or to make arrangements if assignments need to be sent home or picked-up as needed. We do not share private data about the health condition unless it is pertinent to the class activities.
A reminder that all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask indoors when inside District 196 buildings. This includes if you are coming into the building during school hours or attending a volleyball game, conferences or any indoor event in the evening.
Face masks are optional for outdoor events.
Native American Heritage Month
Here is this month’s Newsletter/Smore:https://www.smore.com/g75pd from the American Indian Education Program. In this newsletter you will learn about:
- The United States Statute Declaring NA Heritage Month
- Hocokata Ti Event – Community Day on November 13, 2021
- Ways to Celebrate Indigenous People, Authors, Artists & Athletes
- Upcoming Dakota County Events: Native American & Indigenous Series
- Resources on Thanksgiving & Gratitude from a Native American Perspective
Academics, Arts, Athletics, Community, Families, and Contact Information.
News and Notes from the Counseling Department including how to set up your Campus Parent portal and information about Fall schedules.
Infinite Campus/Schoology Help, MyPaymentsPlus, Attendance Office, and Student Services links.
Assessing & Handling Illness, Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Hygiene & Cleaning, Food & Nutrition, Transportation, Technology & Internet, Mental Health & Wellness, Athletics, Activities, Enrichment, & Facility Use, and Communication.
Here to Help!
Our Assistant Administrators, Attendance TOSA, and Student Support Specialist are part of a larger Student Assistance Team that includes School Counselors, Psychologists, and our Family Support Worker. We will feature members of our Student Services Office and how they can help to support your student next week. CLICK HERE for links to our various teams and a full directory of staff phone numbers & email addresses.
Who Do I Go To For Help?
Technology. Click here for AVHS Tech Help. The AVHS Tech Help page is for parents and students and is for issues with Schoology, Campus, iPads, internet support, and more.
Contacting counselors. Click here to find your student’s counselor. Counselors are available to assist with concerns about scheduling, academic progress, and mental health. Contacting a student's counselor is a good first step if there are concerns about multiple classes and can help coordinate and streamline communication.
Contacting administrators. Click here to contact an AVHS Assistant Administrator. Assistant Administrators assist with questions about attendance, behaviors, credit recovery, and school climate/safety concerns. Ms. Moren works with students with the last names A - K and Mr. Tinder supports students with the last names L - Z.
Student Schedule. Click here to log in to Campus Portal and see Student Schedules.
Contacting teachers. Click here for a list of teacher e-mail addresses.
IMPORTANT! Have you completed the Educational Benefits Application?
All Apple Valley High School families are encouraged to apply for the Educational Benefits Program (formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program) for the upcoming school year. These funds directly affect our ability to hire additional teachers, family support workers, tutors, and other classroom resources for our students. Families who qualify also benefit by receiving discounts or waived fees for...
- participating on AVHS athletic teams, arts and activities
- applying to colleges
- costs associated with participating in graduation
- academic tests (ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement/AP)
- Community Education classes and programs
Support Apple Valley High School (AVHS) by completing this application today