AIM High School News
April 1, 2021
Upcoming Dates for your Calendar
Spring Break- Monday April 5 thru Friday April 9
60% Due Tuesday April 20
Parent Group Meeting Thursday April 29. 5:30 to 6:30p.m. Zoom link will be emailed.
80% Due Tuesday May 18
Message from Principal Doug
Greetings AIM students and families,
Hopefully AIM students will forgive me for my April Fools prank that was pulled off during advisory today. And NO…. we will not be extending the school year until the end of July. Setting the prank aside, I would like to address attendance again and clarify the attendance expectations for both remote and in-person learners.
Remote learners are expected to attend and participate in ALL scheduled classes and to use their “Open periods” to complete coursework or connect with teachers that have open periods for additional support. Attendance is taken in each class.
In-person learners are expected to attend their entire AM/PM session every day. Attendance is taken daily. Students work in the “BIG room” or with a teacher during any open periods. If a student has a day with no classes, in-person learners are still expected to attend school at AIM (this is not a new expectation). For the remainder of this year, to reward hard work and success, students that are making progress in ALL their classes can apply to work remotely on days they do not have scheduled classes. This application was reviewed during advisory today and is available for students to pick up from Dara at the front desk. Students can apply at the 40%, 60% & 80% progress report dates.
Please contact us if you have any attendance questions.
Class Schedule Time Changes
Classes now begin and end at the following times:
1st hour: 8a.m to 8:58a.m.
2nd hour: 9a.m. to 9:58a.m.
3rd. hour: 10a.m. to 10:58a.m.
1st hour: 11:30a.m. to 12:28p.m.
2nd hour: 12:30p.m. to 1:28 p.m.
3rd hour: 1:30p.m. to 2:28p.m.
These times are for all students both in person and remote.
Attestation Training for High School Students
However, our school nurse is always on hand at arrival times to do the attestation with you in case you haven't done the online version.
Below attached is a PDF with instructions on accessing your student email account on your mobile device.
Thank you for your patience as the district works out the kinks in this email system!
AIM Student Art
By Kaden S.
The days are long, and the sun is bright
Bonfires with friends on a late summer night
Friends come over to hang out together
Football and Frisbee and wonderful weather
Swimming and floating in the pool
Sipping lemonade keeps you cool
Start with hotdogs and end with smores
Stars shining in in the great outdoors
By Grace W.
-a girl and her dog
She lays at my feet gazing up at me
Her big brown eyes glistening in the sunlight,
Does she see me as something I’m not?
I wonder how anyone could possibly hurt that face,
Or see her as if she’s nothing.
She doesn’t realize how much she’s saved me.
I lay at her feet
Wondering “what’s her next move?”,
When she’s happy, I’m happy.
It’s an unconditional love that brought us together
And I know that from now on,
I will never be known as a burden.
She doesn’t realize how much she’s saved me.
Counselors Corner-Derek DeGroot AIM School Counselor
Interested in a Career in Biotechnology?
The application portal for the BioPath Internship Program for the 2021-2022 school year is open now!
The BioPath Internship Program is similar to a trade school program, providing intensive training followed by the potential opportunity to launch a career in biotechnology.
BioPath offers hourly compensation, plus high school and college credit. The BioPath Internship Program includes on-the-job training and a potential full-time job offer upon high school graduation for qualified students who apply for full-time positions.
Need help with your application? Contact Derek.
Visit the BioPath homepage here:https://www.agcbio.com/biopath
The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) currently operates two registered Youth Apprenticeship programs for youth. Both the Production Technician (Youth) and Automation Technician (Youth) are 2,000 hour programs designed for high school juniors and seniors to develop career-ready skills in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. These apprenticeship programs combine paid on-the-job training at an AJAC employer and college-level classroom instruction which can lead to a high school diploma, journey-level card and short-term college certificate. Click here:
for more information and to apply. You are also encouraged to attend a zoom informational meetings found in the attached flyer below.
Everett Community College recorded a presentation for AIM! In case you missed it during advisory and have questions about EvCC and their many programs and options, visit the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7US0L8FFzw
Book an Appointment with Derek (AIM School Counselor).
I now have a page where you can book an individual appointment with me for a specific date and time. I look forward to seeing you, and I encourage you to reach out. Please visit the following link to do so: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AIMCounselingCareerCenterScholarships@SnohomishSchoolDistric.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/
Please join my AIM Counseling, Career Center & Scholarships Canvas course.
Here you will find valuable information on several helpful topics, including: Local Resources (Clothing/Food & More), Mental Health, College, Scholarships, Internships, Apprenticeships & Jobs. I plan to continually add to this throughout the year.
Please enroll by using this link: https://sno.instructure.com/enroll/G4B7GH
Note: This is not a course with assignments or additional work. It is a voluntary resource for you.
Upcoming Virtual College Fairs- Great way to check out different college options
Some dates to keep in mind:
Western US Fair: 4/10
Students who plan to attend college next year – it’s time to begin reviewing scholarship opportunities!
Recommended Scholarship websites/databases:
FAFSA you can't receive financial aid if you don't apply!
Click on the FAFSA logo to go to their webste
List of Scholarships
Click on the Gear up logo to go to their website
Click on the photo to see a list of College application deadlines
Staff & Teacher Emails:
Doug Plucker Doug.Plucker@sno.wednet.edu
Linda W. Linda.Wetherald@sno.wednet.edu
Linda H. Linda.Hardy@sno.wednet.edu
Derek D. Derek.firstname.lastname@example.org
Anja L. Anja.Lapier@sno.wednet.edu
Dara D. email@example.com
Dan S. Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnne J. MaryAnne.Jones@sno.wednet.edu
Courtney P. email@example.com
Heather H. Heather.Hunsberger@sno.wednet.edu
Elizabeth H. Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom E. Thom.Engel@sno.wednet.edu
Below please find information and links to help with technology questions
Technology help line: 360-563-3000
The district has a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday
Click here to be taken to the District resource page for computers, laptops & devices
Students: Many of you have asked to be emailed at your home/personal email addresses. Please see the following link to forward your school emails to your preferred email address:
Students: HelloID is the recommended way to sign in to all online resources:
click here for link to hello id . Here you will have access to Canvas (where all of your assignments and coursework will be posted), your email, Office 365, Zoom, and many other helpful resources.
Students: If you have forgotten your password and need a reset, please call Technology at 360-563-3000 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Notice of Non Discrimination
The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, firstname.lastname@example.org.