The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 10/30

Hello Armstrong Community,


Armstrong High school prides itself on being excellent community members. Armstrong High School inducted 56 new members to the National Honor Society yesterday. We are so proud of our new members and their representation to the 4 Pillars of NHS, Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Congratulations to our newest members and thank you for representing Armstrong in a great way.


On Tuesday, November 3rd all Americans will have the opportunity and honor to vote. As an ongoing part of contributing to our community, Armstrong High School will be a polling site for the 2020 election. It is a great honor to open our doors for our community to participate in our civic duty!


Stay Safe and GO FALCONS!


Mr. Norby

Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

Technology Update

AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11TH

This year the AP Exam registration deadline for all full year AP classes is November 11th, 2020. Yes, that is really early for AP Exams that will take place in May 2021! Students who register and pay for their AP exam fees before the November 11th deadline will pay $60 for each exam. After the November 11th deadline, all exams will cost students $90 per exam. This is due to a late registration fee, which was instituted by the College Board last year. Learn more about registration.

November 3rd is Election Day! No School!

AHS will be closed on election day November 3rd to all students, family, and staff. Please make plans before Tuesday or on Wednesday if you need to access Armstrong any academic or technical support.


Would you like to know more about our election process? Here is a Ted-Ed telling us about the electoral College and how your vote counts!

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

No Falcon Focus Day Next Week!

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November 6th is the end of Quarter 1!

Make sure you check Schoology for any missing assignments you can hand in. Use your day off to make sure that you are caught up in all of your classes before the end of the quarter!
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Daylight Saving Time Ends

Remember that the clocks fall back on Sunday, November 1
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CLASS RING – DEADLINE REMINDER: THIS SUNDAY, NOV 1!

Hello Sophomore, Junior & Senior families! This is just a reminder that the Jostens Class Ring Back to School promotional offer ends this Sunday, Nov 1st.

The promotion includes your choice of the following gift when purchasing qualifying jewelry by the deadline:

  • Armstrong Adidas Backpack
  • Armstrong Performance Hoodie & Sweats
  • Cleer Earbuds

A great offer to take advantage of if you are interested in ordering your class ring or jewelry!

COVID-Testing Resources for Families

~Test at Home Resources: Some residents of certain MN counties can now get free tests 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

November 3rd No School-Staff Development-Election Day

November 6th End of Quarter 1

November 25-27 No School

December 11 Mid Quarter (Quarter 2)

December 21-Jan 1 No School


Conference Dates for the rest of the school year

November 23rd

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