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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School -- October 22, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Seco Families,


Due to the number of students placed in quarantine since August 10th, the District is providing a minimum day on October 29th (all 6 periods meet) to be designated as teacher work time for the purpose of completing any documentation associated with the short term independent study agreements.


We will also have a minimum day on Friday, November 5 (all 6 periods) because of Saugus High School's Unity of Community Event at 12:30 that day. Please see below for more information.


Thank you as always for all of your support and have a fantastic weekend!

Unity of Community Event

On Friday, November 5, Saugus High School will be hosting a Unity of Community Event at 12:30. Unity of Community is being held to help us remember Dominick Blackwell and Gracie Muehlberger. Arroyo Seco will have a minimum day that day (dismissal at 11:35 am). While we know that not everyone will be able to participate, we wanted to make sure that families had the opportunity to attend the event, which is open to the public. More information about the event itself will be provided at a later date.
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Halloween Dress Guidelines

Halloween Dress Up Day is a privilege afforded to students at Arroyo Seco. In addition to our Arroyo Seco Jr. High Dress Code, student costumes must adhere to the following:

  • Costumes should not discriminate or demean any group regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or special needs.

  • Costumes should be positive and avoid anything that reflects violence or violent acts. Costume selection should be tasteful and in keeping with a positive school climate.

  • Costumes should not provide a distraction to the school program. i.e., no revealing costumes such as bathing suits and sleepwear.

  • Weapons and facsimile weapons of any type are not allowed.

  • Costumes must not impair a student’s vision or movement.

  • Hoods or face masks that completely cover your face are not permitted.

  • Costumes that would completely hide a student’s identity, i.e., a gorilla suit, are not permitted.

  • Limited face make-up is permitted. Students may not bring costume make-up to school.

  • Costumes depicting drugs, alcohol, or tobacco are not allowed.

  • See Ms. dos Remedios or Mrs. Bennett prior to Halloween with specific questions or concerns.

Teenage Grief Group (TAG)

The counseling department is offering a teenage grief group (TAG). The purpose of the group is to help students process their grief by participating in various healthy activities with peers who are also experiencing loss. Students will meet weekly on a rotating time schedule. If your child has experienced a loss of a significant person in their life within the last few years and you would like your child to participate in this group, please email Baily Wagner, school social worker at bwagner@hartdistrict.org.
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Kindness Wall

Our Arroyo Seco Virtual Kindness Wall enables us to submit positive messages of encouragement and appreciation to our students, staff, and community. Please visit https://youuplift.com/arroyo-seco-junior-high-kindness-wall/ or click on the red box on the school's website. Scroll down to the bottom to submit your message. Once the message is reviewed, it will be posted on the kindness wall found on the school's webpage at https://www.arroyosecojuniorhigh.org/ Share your own positive messages or enjoy those that are already there. Thank you!

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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School

Dr. Andy Keyne, Principal

Nondiscrimination Statement

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org