ALPINE UNION THE DESTINATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EAST COUNTY!
WELCOME TO THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
As we embark on a new school year filled with hope, anticipation, and excitement, we want you to be connected to our schools. We know our students will enter our classrooms eager to learn, anxious to make new friends and filled with promise for the year ahead. The ingredients to ensuring your child's success is simple -- it starts and ends with a deep partnership with your child's teacher and school, clear communication and, of course, positive energy! Each of you is part of the family we call #TEAM AUSD and your partnership is essential to ensuring the success of your students and our District.
We look forward to the year ahead and to partnering with you to make your child have the best year possible. Please be on the look out for the this monthly newsletter.
6TH GRADE AND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT JMMS
NEW AUSD PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
One of our goals this year is to provide a series of parent education events. On August 24 at 6:00 PM, we will be hosting our first Parent Education Night of the 2017-2018 school year at Joan MacQueen Middle School gym. The program is titled, "Developing a Positive Culture Where Our Teens and Tweens Can Thrive." We hope you will join us for this informative evening. TeenTruth, who will be providing training for our JMMS staff and working with our students this year, will be facilitating the first parent education event.
COLLEGE SPIRIT DAYS EVERY MONDAY
WELCOME BACK KAREN HOHIMER AND TAMARA RIPKE
We are thrilled to have both of them back in our District as we focus on making Alpine Union the Destination District of East County.
STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AT JMMS
NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM
NOMINATE AN AUSD EMPLOYEE FOR RECOGNITION
We are launching two new employee recognition programs this year: #TEAM AUSD AWARD and Everyday Heroes Recognition Program. The goal of these two programs is to recognize the valuable contributions of District employees to our students, schools and community. Nominations may be submitted by District staff, community members, students and parents. Individuals will able to submit a nomination form from our District website.
#Team AUSD Award
The #Team AUSD Award is designed to recognize an admirable team of employees, who together accomplish an exceptional task or project. The recognition is for a group of two or more classified and/or certificated individuals who have made a significant contribution to the benefit of AUSD, an individual, his or her work site, the community or other volunteer or service organization.
Everyday Heroes Employee Recognition Program
The AUSD “'Everyday Heroes" Employee Recognition Program honors classified employees who demonstrate excellence in work performance, school and community involvement, and leadership and commitment to our District, community and students.
LEAD TESTING AT ALL AUSD SCHOOLS
The safety and health of our students and staff across Alpine Unified are of the utmost importance for the District. With this in mind, we wanted to notify you that we have requested lead testing of our schools’ water supplies.
While not required, a recent action by the State Water Resources Control Board now allows for school districts to request free lead testing in schools. AUSD schools are served by Padre Dam. The water testing in AUSD will begin on September 13th. It is anticipated that the testing will take three days to complete.
Testing will occur before the school day begins to avoid any disruptions to learning. Up to five samples will be taken at each site. The sampling locations may include drinking fountains, cafeterias, and food preparation areas. The water samples will be analyzed and the school district will be notified of the results. All results will be posted online on the Alpine Union School District website.
SHADOW HILLS DUAL IMMERSION SCHOOL
Beginning this school year Shadow Hills Elementary School will move from a Dual Language program to a Dual Language School. Beginning this school year, all incoming English Only first grade students will have the option to choose AES or BOES. We are excited to see SHES continue to expand and grow.
AUSD SUMMER RENOVATIONS
Our staff were busy this summer on a range of projects to improve our campuses. They included:
- 12 new HVAC units were installed across our District
- Roofs were repaired at several campuses
- A new lunch shade structure was installed at BOES after the storm destroyed it
- JMMS gym floor resurfaced
- 5 old buildings and 1 cargo container were removed from our campuses
- Wireless access points were installed
- The District Office moved to JMMS
- Surplus equipment that has been stored in classrooms for years was removed
- ....and many more projects
DISTRICT OFFICES MOVED TO JMMS
LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)
KEY DATES AND HAPPENINGS AT OUR SCHOOLS!
8/24 - JMMS 6th Gr and New Student Welcome (5:00 pm)
8/24 - Teen Truth Parent Education Night at JMMS (6:00 pm)
8/25 - AES Class Lists posted & PTSA Sponsored Popsicle Posting Party (4:00 pm)
8/25 - BOES Popsicle Posting Party (4:00 pm)
8/25 - CELC and SHES Popsicle Posting Party (4:00 pm)
8/28 - First Day of School for Students
8/28 - AES First Day of PTSA Membership Drive
8/28 - AES PTSA Sponsored free coffee & cookies for parents in parking lot
8/28 to 9/1 - CELC Minimum Days - dismissal at 12:15
8/30 - AES Staff Meeting (7:45 am)
8/31 - JMMS Back to School Night (6:00 pm)
9/4 - Labor Day Holiday - School Closed
9/6 - SHES Back to School Night (5:30 pm)
9/7 - CELC Curriculum Night (6:00 pm)
9/12 - AES PTA Sponsored Back to School BBQ (5:00 pm)
9/12 - AES Back to School Night (6:00 pm)
9/13 - AUSD School Board Meeting
9/14 - BOES Back to School Night (5:30 pm)