June 18th, 2021
Ashland High School
June 21st - June 30thOffice Hours 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Knock on the door if you plan to come to the Main Office. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you stay outside.
AHS Main Office is CLOSED during July.
Deb Falk, Attendance Secretary
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This week's Grizz...
- 2021-2022 Bell Schedule
- Main Office Summer Hours
- First Day of School 21-22
- Device Return 6/18
- Diploma Pick Up
- Graduation Recording & Photos
- Graduation Student Speeches
- Library Books Due
- Math / Spanish Placement Tests
- Summer Plant Sale for Truth to Power Club
- Yearbooks 2020-2021
- Counseling Office
- College & Career Pathways Updates
- Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities
- Tech Support Info
WE DID IT! Hardest year ever! This is the kind of year that you will be telling people you lived through years down the road. This has been a generational event. I am so proud of all of our students who endured CDL, bell schedule changes and all kinds of stress. You all are amazing. I am also incredibly proud of and appreciative of our teachers and staff who were so flexible this year and learned new ways to teach and new ways to support students.
We do need help from all of our families to make sure that all district laptops, iPads and hotspots are returned. These need to be inventoried and prepared for next school year. You can return them next week Mon-Fri 8-4:30 on campus at the IVC.
With an eye towards next year, I am sharing our new bell schedule for next year below. Please take a look at it.
I hope that you all find ways to rest, refresh and recharge over the summer. I look forward to seeing you all next year, hopefully, under much more normal circumstances.
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
Main Office Summer Hours
June 21st – June 30th
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The AHS Main Office is closed for the month of July.
August 2nd – August 27th
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
First Day of 2021-2022 School Year
1st Day of School for Incoming 9th graders and any new students to the district
Monday, August 30th ½ day
1st day for All Students
Tuesday, August 31st
The year is almost over and it is nearly time to collect all loaned technology (including district laptops, iPads, and hotspots). After a year of hard work, we need to refresh the devices by performing maintenance and updates so they are ready for use this coming fall. To make sure this happens, we will continue to accept device returns Mon-Fri next week, 8-4:30.
Does your student plan to attend summer school? We still need your currently issued technology returned! Summer school teachers will make sure students have access to all necessary tools this summer, including technology if needed. Is your student’s loaned device a little worse for wear? Maybe it’s missing a keyboard key or has a cracked screen? We still need damaged devices returned so we can perform repairs.
You are also welcome to return devices directly to the AHS IVC Center.
Diploma Pick Up - June 21
- Please return any library books and school devices that you have!
- Please return any borrowed school technology!
We will have a Diploma Distribution on Monday, June 21st from 1-3pm at the Theatre Lobby. You will have the opportunity to pay all fines & fees here before you receive your diploma.
Math Placement Tests
- Friday, June 18th, 1:00-3:00 PM
- Tuesday, June 22nd, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Friday, August 20th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Friday, August 27th, 1:00-3:00 PM
- Monday, August 30th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Spanish Placement Tests
Welcome students who are NEW to the ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT. To ensure you are placed in an appropriate Spanish class you need to take a Spanish Placement Test. The list of dates and times this test will be administered is below. Please contact Gladys Contreras at Gladys.firstname.lastname@example.org us to schedule your placement test. Include in your email the name of the student, the grade level they will be entering (9th, 10th, 11th or 12th), the name of the last Spanish class the student took, and which testing date they plan to attend.
Spanish Placement dates:
- Monday, June 21st, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Friday August 20th, 1:00 PM -3:00PM
- Thursday, August 26th, 1:00PM– 3:00PM
Summer Plant Sale for Truth to Power Club
End of Season Summer Plant Sale!! 100% of all annual plants to benefit Truth to Power
Located at Dancefarm’s Permaculture Nursery booth at the Ashland Grower’s Market
Come get your annual plants Tuesday, June 22, 8:30-1:30
Do you have just a few spots to fill in? Or do you need to re-fresh your cilantro or basil, or plant more flowers, or grab one last amazing pepper, corn, or bean plant? Then come get your annual veggies, herbs, and flowers from Dancefarm to support AHS’ Truth to Power club!
Come fill out your garden with vibrant plants that support Truth to Power! Start the summer with good vibrations….
For more info email email@example.com or DM us on Instagram or Facebook @ahstruthtopowerclub
Ashland High Arts Advocates
Traditional sports seasons have flipped around due to COVID considerations. You do need to register EVERY school year online. Link to sign up process: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2119
Who to contact for specific information about practice dates, times, and locations is down below.
Click HERE to see the adjusted OSAA sports calendar for the rest of this year.
You are required to register for sports BEFORE you are allowed to begin practice. Click HERE to register.
For specific information about sports you are interested in, contact the coach HERE.
The Rogue News
The Rogue News staff has just relaunched the official Rogue News website with a fresh new look! Our first few stories are posted and more will be rolling in over the coming weeks. We’re excited to also add some multi-media including podcasts and videos this year. Check it out and spread the word! These student journalists are really amazing!
You can pick up a copy of the most recent newspaper in the Main Office.
High school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.
If you need to get in contact with your counselor regarding scheduling, academics, etc., call the counseling office at 541-482-2278 or email your counselors.
College and Career Pathways
Over the course of this year, the AHS Counseling Department staff offered a variety of information sessions for students and families to learn more about exploring and planning for post high school pathways. Recordings of these sessions are available on the AHS YouTube Channel. Topics covered include College Pathways 101, SCOIR: Career & College Exploration, Finding a College Pathway that’s a Good Fit, Community College and Professional Career Programs, and Financial Aid 101.
Please reach out to Jen Marsden, AHS College & Career Specialist, if you’d like support exploring post high school pathways, or have questions about navigating the college admissions process. Ms. Marsden is available to work with both students and families on all aspects of college and career planning. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, to schedule an appointment, or to sign up for an ASPIRE mentor. More helpful resources and information are included below:
AHS College Handbook
ACT & SAT Updates
Students planning on applying to four year colleges usually take ACT/SAT tests in spring of junior year and/or fall of senior year. Testing will begin again in late August (see below for all 2021 test dates at AHS). If we have no more seat availability, students can look for open testing sites in Medford and Grants Pass. Many colleges are now “test optional” and Oregon’s public universities no longer require ACT/SAT test results for admission, but some do for eligibility for honors colleges or merit scholarships. Check individual universities for current guidelines.
Students register for the ACT and SAT online and those who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers for both tests. Please contact email@example.com to obtain a fee waiver.
2021 AHS Test Dates (registration deadlines are about one month before the test dates)
SAT: August 28, October 2, November 6, December 4 ACT: October 23, December 11
Oregon Community Colleges and the Oregon Promise Grant
Oregon community colleges offer a large variety of professional training in fields such as Graphic Design, Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy Assisting and more. Students can get the skills they need in a year or two, and graduate ready to enter the job market. Students may also complete their general education credits at a community college and then transfer to a four year university.
Tuition can be significantly less at a community college and the Oregon Promise Grant (OP) offers qualifying high school graduates the opportunity to have the majority of their community college tuition covered by federal and state grants. Learn more about the OP here.
ASPIRE at AHS
Community Service & Involvement Opportunities
Time to get creative and think outside of the box! Here are some examples of ways you can earn community service hours:
- www.Recovers.org - A local area email alert for continuous help needed for our Phoenix/Talent Fire Victims
- www.DoSomething.org - A youth-led movement for good focusing on advocacy work.
- www.we.org - An organization standing for Human rights & social equality.
- Making and Donating items to local causes (dog toys, grocery store bags, knitted hats, etc.)
- Sending letters to seniors at local retirement homes
- Thank you letters to essential workers
Habitat for Humanity
- Jackson County Fuel Committee
- And more!
There's a lot of ways you can support your community and earn community service hours. If you have any questions, reach out to your counselor.
Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities
Need Technology Support?
Ashland School District Tech Department is here to help if you have questions about a device, PowerSchool, etc.
Click HERE to access Distance Learning Student Portal
For other technical questions, contact our Tech Department at:
Tech Support Helpline: 541-201-2600
Click here to fill out the ASD Tech Support Request Form
Where can I drop off physical paperwork?
Ashland School District Website
Parent and Student PowerSchool Portal
Check schedules, grades and pay fees via the PowerSchool website and app:
Ashland High School Website