The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 12/18

Mr. Norby's Update

Hello Armstrong Community,


WOW! It is amazing how fast the school year of 2020 is going and we are ready for 2020 to end (if you know what I mean)!!! All the Armstrong Staff is excited for the new year to start with so much hope and promise that is on the horizon! With a vaccine, a conscious effort to support social distancing guidelines, and wearing a mask, we are excited that we may be getting closer to having in session school for our students! We miss our students and the busyness of a school campus and can’t wait to have our students with us (hopefully) sometime in the 2021 year.


As always, our students continue to amaze me with their persistence and effort in a difficult time. We have an incredible amount of students of the month for December! Academic excellence is at the forefront of our instruction and our teachers and students are showing their commitment. Congratulations to our Triple A winners at Armstrong HIgh School, Miriam Manna and Andreas Aguado! The Triple A award is for students who represent excellence in “the big three” Academics, Arts, and Activities. We had a large quantity/ quality of candidates which made the decision that much more difficult! Congratulations to all who applied, your hard work was obvious and we are proud of all of you and your accomplishments!


Please continue to practice social distancing and we will see you with a new update on January 8th, 2021!!! Yeah a new year, FINALLY!


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


GO FALCONS!


Mr. Norby

December Students of the Month

Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

On Nov. 18, Governor Tim Walz announced several new restrictions in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across the state (Executive Order 20-99). On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Governor announced that in-person practices can begin Monday, January 4. If you didn’t receive the communication shared with families on Dec. 16, it can viewed here.


Coaches will be sharing information with families regarding virtual workouts with those registered for their activity. If you have not yet registered for a sport or activity and plan to do so, please contact the activities/athletics office at Armstrong to complete registration and be added to the coach’s communication list by Wednesday, Dec. 23.


Armstrong High School contact information:

763-504-8833 or rebecca_enderlein@rdale.org


While athletic activities competition dates are being established, we want to remind families about our spectator policy in regards to COVID-19. As a safety precaution, due to current case numbers in Hennepin County for COVID-19 spectators are currently unable to attend indoor and outdoor competitions. Please note, for activity and athletic events hosted at non-district buildings, we will follow the protocol of that facility.


Sincerely,


Larry Tate

Director of Activities and Athletics

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School

Stay up to date with our Activities and Athletics Programs!

Visit https://www.nwsconference.org/public/genie/2/school/1743/

to view the schedules of our activities/athletics programs. Subscribe to the link and you will receive real-time notifications when schedules are changed or updated.

Triple 'A' Award Recipients

Robbinsdale Armstrong is proud to introduce Miriam Manna and Andres Aguado as our 2020-21 Triple 'A' Award recipients.


The Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award, commonly known as the Triple 'A' Award, honors high school seniors throughout the state who have a 3.0 or higher-grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. This award is sponsored by M Health Fairview and the Institute for Athletic Medicine.


Congratulations Miriam and Andres!

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Wrestling Work Outs

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Have you followed the Armstrong Art Department Instagram page yet?

The art department has a new instagram page and has been featuring an Artist Spotlight of the Month. This month they featured Armstrong Senior Jesse Sayson. Make sure to follow @art_at_armstrong
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Check out these reminders from the Guidance Office

A few of the Holidays celebrated in December around the World

Click on the pictures to see a video to learn more about other Holiday's that are celebrated in December.

"A" School is Still accepting Spring Applications

Attention all 11th - 12th graders: Struggled with distance learning? Behind a few credits? Need a smaller learning environment for a variety of reasons? "A" School might be for you! It's not too late to apply for Spring Semester 20-21

"A" School, our alternative program within the walls of Armstrong, is now accepting applications for Spring Semester 20-21. Please fill out this google form to start the application process. We have 12-15 spots open for second semester Typically, by the middle of December we will have over 30 applicants, so please apply now or as soon as possible to start the process. Students are selected based on a variety of factors - a change in attitude, effort despite struggles, and more, so do your best quarter 2!

For more information, check out this brochure and/or watch this short video or feel free to reach out to the "A" School Director, Brent Olson, at brent_olson@rdale.org or through schoology.

If the thought of graduation seems difficult, if you've lost hope or are considering dropping out or are dealing with some mental health issues that interfere with school, the "A" School family may be able to help. Here is a picture of the 2019 "A" School graduates, many who felt the same way you do and then made the life-changing decision to apply. Don't hesitate - apply today. Remember, "The Tassel is Worth the Hassle!".

COVID-Testing Resources for Families

~Test at Home Resources: All Minnesotans can now order a free test to take at home.


~Community Saliva Testing Resources


~Covid-19 Testing Resources MDH

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates:


  • All families must use the self-screening tool before sending their students to school or school activities each day.

  • The threshold for sending students home due to illness this school year is lower than usual. Make a plan with family or friends regarding how your student will get home from school if they develop symptoms of illness during the school day. Students without vehicles at school will need to be picked up promptly and will remain in an illness isolation room until picked up.

  • Please check your contact information in Infinite Campus and make sure it is up to date. For any changes, contact 763-504-8808.

  • If a student or staff is identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a close contact of someone with lab-confirmed COVID-19 while at an AHS activity, they will receive notification from the school and explanation of next steps.

  • If a student or staff is NOT identified as a close contact, but is in an AHS activity group or a classroom with someone who has lab-confirmed COVID-19, they will receive general notification that there was a case of COVID-19 reported in their activity group or classroom.

Attendance line: 763-504-8810

Assistant Principal/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Robert Ware, 763-504-8802

School Nurse/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Anna Hjerpe, 763-504-8809


More information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/attendance.pdf

Upcoming Events

December 21-Jan 1 No School

January 18th No School-MLK Day

January 22nd End of Quarter 2

January 25th No School

February 15 &16 No School


Conference Dates for the rest of the school year

February 18th

March 4th

April 22nd

Learn more about the Armstrong Parent Association!

Check out the APA Website to learn more about what events the APA has coming up and how you can help!

Armstrong High School

School Hours 7:20 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

Attendance Line 763.504.8810