Stingray Newsletter

September 25th, 2020

Welcome Back Hybrid Students!

Hybrid students will return back to campus full time on September 28th. To accommodate more students during lunch, the gym will be open for students that prefer not to eat.

Please remember the following rules when coming back to school full time:

  • All students must wear their MASK at all times inside the building. The only exception for removing the MASK is during lunch.
  • Gator Masks and Bandanas are NOT approved.
  • Head covering are not permitted for boys or girls – no hats, hoodies, wave caps, head wraps, sun visors, or sunglasses can be worn inside of the building. If students are caught with a head covering, it will be confiscated immediately. Students can pick up their confiscated items in the Manta Office.

Free Food!

All students will receive a free breakfast and lunch until December 31st. Students are NOT required to have a student ID for a free meal.
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Open House September 28th (6:00 pm -7:00 pm)

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Hispanic Heritage Month

This observation and celebration under President Lyndon Johnson. During this time, the nation takes time to recognize the contributions of Hispanics who continue to enrich and build the nation with progress, discoveries, research, art, music, and with vibrant traditions and cultural practices while pursuing the American dream. This year the District Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest is open to ALL 4-12 students in our district. There will be a winner for elementary, middle, and high. The dateline is October 2nd by 5:00 pm. Please have students email their essay to The winners will be announced by the district on October 5th.

Bright Futures

On October 1st, the window for the Bright Futures application opens for graduating students. To check eligibility or to track student status, please visit: under the "Go to College," "Pay for College,' tabs. FloridaShines is also a great resource for exploring colleges and Florida, financial options, and careers.

Homecoming Week Starting 10/05

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Senior Parking Lot

Class of 2021 had such a great time painting their parking spaces. Thank you seniors that came out and supported this event. Go Stingrays!
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Senior Packages

Please see Ms. Solomon in room 104 if you are interested in purchasing a senior package. The first payment is due September 30th.

Chipotle Fundraiser

October 3rd

5:00 pm-9:00 pm

4865 Town Center Pkwy Ste 1

Jacksonville, FL. 32246

Order online and pick up Chipotle for PTSA fundraiser by using the promo code P9YD4LZ on the Chipotle app or website. Ordering delivery for the fundraiser is not permitted at this time.

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Virtual College Fair (Over 600 Colleges)

October 13th, 18th & November 8th

Simply sign up at and register for one or more fairs. One the event date, use your phone or computer to log in. Learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fair.

Testing Updates

Progress Monitoring Assessments

All classes that take an FSA/NGSSS assessment will complete Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) during the course of the school year. The PMAs are designed to be administered towards the end of the quarter; they assess the material that should have been completed up until that point in time according to the district's curriculum pacing guide. Each quarter, the test gets "larger" as it adds additional content and standards. The testing window for PMA #1 is Friday, October 2nd - Thursday, October 15th.

The following courses will take the PMAs:

9th and 10th English

Algebra 1



US History

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

SAT Assessment: November 7th Test/Registration Deadline October 7th

ACT Assessment: December 12th Test/Registration Deadline November 6th


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Schedules for Week 9/28-10/02

09/28 Bowling at Baldwin King Pins

9/29 Volleyball at Mandarin

9/29 Cross Country at Ed Austin Park

9/29 Boys Golf at Wolfson

9/30 JV Football vs. Parker

10/01 Volleyball vs. Stanton

10/01 JV Football vs. Parker

10/01 Swimming vs. Paxon

10/02 Football vs. Fletcher

Spirit Store

Get your Rowdy Rays fall spirit package today at Receive a new ACHS spirt gear each month until December. The package costs $75.

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Booster Club

The ACHS Booster Club supports all athletic teams throughout the school year. If your family or a company are interested in joining ACHS Booster Club, please contact

ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House


Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse


Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert