The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 1/8/2021

Mr. Norby's Update

Happy New Year Armstrong Community!


We are happy that 2020 is over and we are looking forward to a great and successful New Year!


We are exactly 2 weeks from the end of Semester 1 and we need all students and parents to check their teachers' schoology pages and continue to stay vigilant on completing all necessary work for credit. Teachers are ready and willing to work with any and all of their students to help them complete their work and celebrate their success! Thank you to our dedicated teachers and staff for all their hard work for our students and families


Our athletic and activity schedules will commence on January 14th with limited spectators but we are so excited to have our Falcons competing and participating again! SAVE THE DATE, All students are invited to participate in a virtual game night on January 22nd! More details will be shared but it will be a fun way for our students to connect safely and have some fun. Thank you to the Armstrong Parent Association for organizing this excellent activity!


Stay Safe and GO FALCONS!


Mr. Norby


Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

We had a number of Falcons featured in news articles over the past week. Our Falcons are ready to soar.

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.

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 Sam Esau. Make sure to follow @art_at_armstrong
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Are your Contacts up to date?

Please take a moment to check to see if we have up-to date contact information for your student on Parent Portal. Click HERE for step by step instructions to check your information. If you notice that the information we have is out of date , or inaccurate. Please email the correct information to Ailleen_White@rdale.org or call 763-504-8806.


Reminder, to call your student in absent call 764-504-8810 to reach the attendance line.

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Quarter 2 Ends January 22nd

Make sure you are checking your Schoology courses so you know what you need to hand in. Check in with your teachers if you have any questions! If you have fallen behind and aren't sure what you should focus on, check out this decision matrix to help you.
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A/B Day Calendar

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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 763-504-8806.

  • 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

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