Message from Academy of the Canyons' Principal, Dr. Fine
Week of 8/21-8/27
Tomorrow, 8/22, our students begin their COC classes. This last week, they received tours of the COC campus and in Freshman Seminar, they were shown the locker rooms and where their CAWT classes are located. Freshman also participated in our ROOTED event facilitated by our Senior students in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) class taught by our Wellness Liaison, Mr. Jason Wilhelm. It was an outstanding event!
For COC classes, there are no mandates for mask wearing at COC and there is no vaccine requirement at this time.
As a reminder for attendance, please make sure that you check your student out of school with our front office. The office will send an exit slip to their class after the parent has authorized the student's dismissal. We appreciate your cooperation. This is to ensure that we can account for all students.
- Monday, 8/22- First day of COC classes
- Tuesday, 8/30- Back to School Night
- Friday, 9/2- All School Dance for AOC Students at Rancho Pico (FREE)
Have a fantastic week! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our main office with any questions.
Dr. Juliet Fine
Principal of AOC
Counseling Corner from Ms. Grijalva for 8/22
COC Classes begin Monday, August 22! Make sure to attend your first class or you will be dropped.
If you are currently required to quarantine due to COVID-19, please make sure to email your COC Professor so that they do not drop you from your class. Use your COC email address and include your name, COC ID and which exact course/section you are enrolled in (example: MEA-125-34855).
If you are enrolled in an online live course (OLCLV) and need a quiet space to take the course we have reserved UCEN 309 and UCEN 311 for you to login to your class. Please make sure to bring a laptop or tablet as we do not have computers available. The COC Cafeteria's Zoom section is also available, if you prefer.
Senior "Grijalva Appointments" have started. All seniors have booked an appointment. The 11th grade appointment link will be posted early next week.
Announcements from ASB
AOC Spirit Wear: Thank you to those members of the AOC who purchased spirit wear. Spirit wear sales serve as a small fundraiser for AOC ASB. As was mentioned in a recent email, Spirit wear will be delivered to AOC on Friday, September 9th. We will distribute it as quickly as possible once it arrives. Additionally, we wanted to let those of you who ordered senior T-shirts know that those will be distributed at the Senior Sunrise event on the morning of Friday, September 23rd. Any shirts not picked up at Senior Sunrise will be distributed as soon as possible after the event.
All AOC Students are Invited to Attend AOC ASB School-Wide Dance on 9/2
AOC School-Wide Dance on 9/2-All students are invited and it's FREE! It will be held on Friday, September 2nd from 6 to 9 PM at Rancho Pico Junior High. Students must bring their student ID with them.
Students with Evening COC Classes- Evening Campus Security Escorts on Campus
Does your student have a late COC class that ends after 7:00pm in the dark? They can contact the COC Escort service to help them be safely taken to their vehicle.
Here is the info for the COC Campus Escort program-https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/campussafety/services/campusescort.php
Campus Safety on the Valencia campus and here are the updated hours of operation: Mon - Thurs 5-10pm
From any COC classroom phone, students can dial "0". Or, they can call the main line of campus safety at 661-362-3229. If no one is available, they can call the Officer on Duty cell 661-510-3882.
The phone numbers for both Valencia and CCC campus Safety are at this link:
Amazon Smile -Support ROOTS, our PTA at AOC
Great news! Through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school, ACADEMY OF THE CANYONS.
If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at smile.amazon.com and select ACADEMY OF THE CANYONS ROOTS (in Santa Clarita) to start generating donations, at no cost to you.
Open the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu.
Tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
School Lunch Menu
Here is the school free lunch menu for your review. Please note that you can sign up for several days but you must click into the form and select the specific date(s). A new form must be submitted for each date. We do not oversee the form entries. It is a district-wide initiative.
Coffee with the Principal Discussed School Safety at AOC
At Coffee with the Principal, Dr. Fine spoke about school-wide safety at AOC. Please see the attached powerpoint for different safety web applications, emergency drill dates and teams that we have in place to address safety measures.
Thank you to all of our parents who joined us for "Coffee with the Principal" and thank you ROOTS for providing the coffee and treats. We were also able to observe our Freshman during their ROOTED event. Thank you for taking the time to be with us.
As a reminder, DO NOT enter campus if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
If you are experiencing symptoms, please get tested right away. Free COVID-19 testing is available on both campuses, along with test kits that you can use to self-test at home.
- Parking Structure
- 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
- Lot 7, Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road
- Open to the public
- Appointment required – book here
Back to School Night will be held on August 30th at Academy of the Canyons.
AOC Back-to-School-Night on 8/30
AOC Back-to School Night will be held on August 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Our ROOTS PTA will also have a table outside between sessions.
Grade 9 -5:30pm - 5:50pm
Grade 10-6:00pm- 6:20pm
Grade 11-6:30pm - 6:50pm
Grade 12-7:00pm - 7:20pm
We look forward to having you join us for this special evening. You will learn all about AOC's grade level specific academic program. To accommodate all of our families, Back to School Night will be located in the University Center (U-Cen). The University Center and is located right next door to Academy of the Canyons. More details to be sent out this week.
AOC Week in Pictures 8/8-8/12
Academy of the Canyons
Location: Academy of the Canyons, Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA, USA