Aloha High School

April

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Need to Access Your Locker?

Did you forget something in your locker? You can pick up your things by appointment. Sign up here for locker access. We are taking appointments for April 2nd through 6th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

From Principal Matt Casteel

Here at Aloha, we will spend the week of March 30th through April 3rd planning and preparing for this new remote learning reality. Each of our students should expect to be contacted by their teachers, through their Canvas pages, on Thursday or Friday to check-in, answer questions, and help make sure our students are prepared for the remote learning experience beginning on Monday, April 6th.


We want to make sure all of our students have the equipment needed to work remotely. If you have any technology equipment concerns, such as no internet access or Chromebook problems, please let us know here: Aloha Student Technology Needs.


Students, we will work with you during this closure period. You will be able access your teachers and lessons, designed to maintain your learning and prevent learning loss, at times that work best for you. Seniors, I understand your valid concerns around graduation and the many important events that should be filling the last few months of your high school experience. Please know that the remote learning opportunities are intended to provide you with a path to ensure you can pass classes and earn the credit needed to accomplish the goal of graduating. As for the graduation ceremony, prom and the many other events you deserve, we still do not have answers. I encourage all of you to check out the Aloha High School COVID-19 Closure Information document shared with you on Canvas. I will be updating it as I learn specifics.


We are all extremely excited to begin connecting with our students soon. Whether we are in gathering in our classrooms, cafeterias, hallways or remotely, we are still coming together as the Warrior family.


Matt Casteel

Matt Casteel / Principal / Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Road, Beaverton, OR 97078

Office 503.356.2760


We are Warriors. We are Ohana.

Estudiantes y familias de Aloha,


Espero que este boletín los encuentre saludables y seguros mientras se nos pide a todos que mantengamos nuestro distanciamiento social. No tener a nuestros estudiantes y familias en Aloha ha sido difícil. Sé que no podemos reemplazar todas esas interacciones de forma remota, ¡pero estamos entusiasmados de comenzar a trabajar con nuestros estudiantes pronto! La situación en la que nos encontramos nos obliga a explorar nuevas formas de comunicarnos, conectarnos e incluso aprender. Estoy seguro de que durante las próximas dos semanas de aprendizaje remoto, cometeremos algunos errores y la tecnología nos confundirá, pero intentaremos reconectarnos con todos nuestros estudiantes y ofrecerles oportunidades para continuar su aprendizaje.


El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton ha estado trabajando con el Departamento de Educación de Oregon para garantizar que tengamos un plan equitativo para nuestros estudiantes y su aprendizaje durante el mes de abril. Debería haber recibido un correo electrónico del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton con una vista previa de nuestro plan de aprendizaje remoto. Si no ha leído la carta de la Superintendente Adjunta Ginny Hansmann, favor de hacerlo. El Distrito envió por correo electrónico con detalles específicos sobre el plan a las familias el martes 31 de marzo.


Aquí en Aloha, pasaremos la semana del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril planeando y preparándonos para esta nueva realidad de aprendizaje remoto. Cada uno de nuestros estudiantes debe esperar ser contactado por sus maestros, a través de sus páginas de Canvas, el jueves o viernes para registrarse, responder preguntas y ayudar a asegurarse de que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para la experiencia de aprendizaje remoto que comienza el lunes 6 de abril.


Queremos asegurarnos de que todos nuestros estudiantes tengan el equipo necesario para trabajar de forma remota. Si tiene alguna inquietud sobre el equipo tecnológico, como falta de acceso a Internet o problemas con la Chromebook, infórmenos aquí: Aloha Student Technology Needs


Estudiantes, trabajaremos con ustedes durante este período de cierre. Podrán acceder a sus maestros y lecciones, diseñados para mantener su aprendizaje y evitar la pérdida de aprendizaje, en los momentos que mejor funcionen para usted. Estudiantes del grado 12, entiendo sus preocupaciones válidas sobre la graduación y los muchos eventos importantes que deberían estar llenando los últimos meses de su experiencia en la preparatoria. Tomen en cuenta que las oportunidades de aprendizaje remoto están destinadas a proporcionarle un camino para garantizar que pueda aprobar las clases y obtener el crédito necesario para lograr el objetivo de graduarse. En cuanto a la ceremonia de graduación, el baile de graduación y los muchos otros eventos que se merecen, aún no tenemos respuestas. Les animo a todos a que revisen el documento de información de cierre COVID-19 de Aloha High School compartido con ustedes en Canvas. Lo actualizaré a medida que aprende detalles.


Todos estamos extremadamente emocionados de comenzar a conectarnos con nuestros estudiantes pronto. Ya sea que nos reunamos en nuestras aulas, cafeterías, pasillos o de forma remota, todavía nos unimos como la familia guerrera.


Matt Casteel

Video message from Principal, Matt Casteel

AHS Aloha High School on Facebook Watch
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The College and Career Center

Students Check Your CANVAS Page

Juniors - Stay on track with the CHECKLIST

Junior Families: The end of junior year is one of the most busy times in a student's high school career in terms of college and career development. While your student isn't expected to make a career decision now, there are lots of tasks they need to do to stay on track for all of their options after high school, whether they want to go to trade school, college, military, or enter the workforce. Help them stay on track with all these options by following this checklist that will take them through the summer.


Melissa Bondra

College & Career Readiness Counselor

Melissa_Bondra@beaverton.k12.or.us

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

This year The College Board will offer secure, online, Advanced Placement (AP) exams for students to complete at home on any digital device. On April 3, 2020, the College Board will announce exam dates. Each test will be 45 minutes in duration. Please note that the exams will only include specific units.


For all AP exam details and course specific exam information, please visit this link:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?excmpid=FB-ED-CB-1


The implications of this change on students’ grades is still being determined and will be shared as it becomes available. Additionally, The College Board has developed remote learning resources to support students in preparing for the exams. These online sessions began March 25, 2020, and they are both live and on-demand.


Finally, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. However, we encourage students not to request to cancel an AP Exam until closer to the testing date, as there are online supports available to help students prepare for exams. Please email the AP coordinator at jennifer_winquist@beaverton.k12.or.us to request a refund.

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Seniors - Keep up with your CANVAS page

Financial Aid Questions?


Hello Seniors! Just because we have to socially distance doesn't mean that Ms. Bondra and Mrs. Brennan aren't here to help you. This is the time of year that you should be receiving financial aid letters from colleges and if you need help please email Lisa_Brennan@beaverton.k12.or.us orMelissa_Bondra@beaverton.k12.or.us if you have any questions.


We caution you not to accept any financial aid if you don't understand what it is! Ask us first!

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Warrior Workout Challenge

Warriors do you need a physical challenge while home? Join us in Ms. Safranski's work out challenge. It is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday work out the will keep you in shape. Just join the Warrior Workout Challenge Google doc.

Aloha Virtual Wellness Team

Hello Aloha Families!


We know that this is a time of unpredictability and huge changes for all of you. With this comes feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, uncertainty, and so much more. We want you to know that the mental health and wellness of our students and their families is extremely important to us. At Aloha, we strive to support our community in all aspects of student success and we recognize that mental and emotional wellness plays a key role in that puzzle. While school is closed, we have created a remote wellness team. This team consists of school social workers, school psychologists, and our youth and family therapist.


Our wellness team is working to take our in-building resources and move them to a virtual platform! While we know this won’t look perfect, we hope that it will provide a safe space for students and families to access support in this difficult time. We also hope that it will provide a space for connection and to promote strength and resilience.


What support can you get from the Aloha Virtual Wellness Team?

  • Individual check-ins over the phone, through email, or zoom video!
  • Small group check-ins through zoom video!
  • Wellness Workshops LIVE through zoom video!
  • Referrals to mental health counseling in our community (mostly being done virtually as well right now)!
  • Mental health and wellness accountability and reminders!
  • Connection to your peers and other families!


Where can you find us?

  • We have an instagram- @ahswarriorswellness Please follow our page for updates around upcoming workshops, small groups, and mental wellness reminders. We are also hoping to host wellness activities and competitions here!
  • Fill out this brief google form to request support from our team:


We would like to point out that our wellness team is NOT a crisis response team. While we will respond to inquiries as soon as possible, we do not always have access to immediately seeing a request. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, having thoughts of suicide, or are feeling unsafe, please call the Washington County Crisis line at 503-291-9111.


Other Resources:

National Suicide Hotline 1800-273-TALK (8255)

Oregon Youth Line 877-968-8491 or text "teen2teen" to 839863


Yessica Manuel Martinez

Aloha High School

Social Worker

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Meals Delivered by School Bus

On Tuesday, March 31, the Beaverton School District will begin delivering grab & go meals to 38 designated bus stop locations. Please visit the COVID-19 Emergency Meals Plan webpage for bus stop locations.

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Donate to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund

The Beaverton School District is now accepting donations from the greater Beaverton community to support community-wide efforts to provide food boxes, toiletries and other essential items to our families during emergency situations. There are many Beaverton families who struggle economically even in the best of times, and this fund will enable the Beaverton School District to work with community partners to serve our families.


To make a donation to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund, visit

https://or-beaverton-lite.intouchreceipting.com/,

  1. Select “Beaverton School District” under School

  2. Select “Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund” under Item

  3. Add a donation amount

  4. Click on Buy

  5. Click on Checkout

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