Principal's Newsletter

May 2021

We are back on campus and just in time to begin celebrations! Our scholars, teachers and staff have come back with an enthusiasm that radiates throughout the campus. We are so fortunate to begin the transition of returning to in person instruction. Everyone has been amazing in supporting this effort; the Arroyo staff, families, our district, the community and our business partners have been tremendously supportive of the reopening.

The biggest celebration plan is to have an in person graduation for the first time since 2019. The graduation will have to be on Saturday, June 5, 20201 to allow our scholars flexibility with AP Testing that is scheduled until June 9, 2021. On Saturday, June 5, 2021, we will have four ceremonies on the football field, identified by Small Learning Communities or SLCs. We anticipate that each ceremony will take 45 minutes and having smaller ceremonies allow us to meet the current guidelines to stay safe. The plan is to allow two guests per graduate to sit in the stadium bleachers for adequate guideline spacing. We are all excited that our scholars and their families will have this opportunity.

We are exploring other possible in-person activities for our seniors. Superintendent, Dr. Camp has asked all of the SLZUSD staff to adopt the new “F” word, flexibility. Our staff, families, scholars and community partners have all been “flexible” as we all are trying newer routines and practices in the name of progress. We are all better together, working on progress and I ask that we continue to be flexible as we work toward implementing several events and activities for our scholars. Remember we are still in a pandemic and we must observe and follow the guidelines that keep us safe.

The progress feels great and we are all ready to change the routines of the past year. Please let’s continue that progress!

In this newsletter:

  • Reopening Information

  • Chromebooks & Textbooks

  • Save the Date!

  • Athletics

  • TUPE Art Contest

  • Stay Connected

  • Grab & Go Meals

  • Student Transit Pass

  • Covid Vaccination Information

  • Contact Us

Reopening One-Stop Shop

AHS Student Self-Assessment Covid Screening

Please have your scholar fill this out every day BEFORE coming to campus. You can also find the link on our webpage, in their email, and in their counselor’s Google Classroom.

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Did your scholar miss the reopening assembly?

Chromebooks & Textbooks

Chromebooks and textbooks are still available at the AHS library, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday between 12:00 - 3:30 pm. Please bring your ID (an old one or your schedule works) and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Save the Date!

Athletics Update

Season 2 is full-steam ahead! Check out the AHS website for more information!

TUPE Art Contest

Arroyo High School TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) is hosting the 2021 Public Service Announcement Contest: “Lights, Camera, Take ACTION!”

Your PSA submission should be aimed towards taking action to spread awareness about the dangers and consequences of vaping to youth and the community in general.

Click here for submission rules and guidelines.

Questions? Email:

Stay Connected!

Aeries Parent Portal

Check grades and attendance here! If you need help accessing your Parent Portal please contact Ms. Adams at

Virtual Wellness Center

Nuestro Centro de Bienestar Virtual está disponible para brindarles a los estudiantes herramientas que los ayuden durante el día. Esto no es para servicios de emergencia; si este es el caso, comuníquese con su consejero o administrador.

Grab and Go Meals Information

FREE meals continue for all students when schools reopen!

Lunches will be available for both in person and distance learners at all school sites.

Middle and High School In Person students will be provided a hot meal before class begins. Eating areas are still being determined

Covid Vaccination Appointments Available

Stanford Children’s Health has an ample COVID-19 vaccine supply and thousands of open appointments readily available. For those who are 16 and 17-year-olds there are two drive-thru clinics. One in Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fair Grounds and the other in San Jose at the Cisco Parking Garage (locations listed below). Those 18 and older will be referred to our Stanford Health Care vaccine clinics.

Stanford Med has increased operations and wants to encourage those who have been patiently waiting to book today. Every vaccine delivered brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic and returning life back to normal.

Ways to Schedule:

Clinic Locations:

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds Vaccination Site, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Cisco Garage (SJC Parking Structure 2) at 350 E Tasman Dr, San Jose. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Student Transit Pass Program (STPP) provides free youth Clipper cards to eligible middle and high school students in Alameda County which can be used for unlimited free bus rides in their area (on AC Transit, Union City Transit or LAVTA Wheels), as well as a 50 percent discount on BART trips and youth discounts on other transit systems.

Check out the AHS website for more information!
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Administrative Team by SLC

Counseling Team by Grade