AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: December 3, 2021

Panther Families,

Our AHES PTA is hosting a winter get-together this upcoming week on Tuesday, December 7th at 9:00 AM. We hope that you will join us, even if you are not already a PTA member. You can find the details here.

Parents, please help us inform our future budgets by taking the LCAP survey. You can find the survey at this link: https://ocde.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2tPTKGxbhB58YC?Survey=Parent

Please see below for this week's updates. Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore


Mark Your Calendars

  • December 8 - Lockdown Drill
  • December 9 - Trimester 1 Panther PRIDE Awards
  • December 14 - Fire Drill
  • December 20 - January 7 - Winter Break - No School
  • 2021-2022 District Student Calendar

iReady Diagnostic 1 Notification from District Office

This week, the district office sent an email to all parents with information on how to access their child's iReady diagnostic #1 information in Aeries Parent Portal. When looking at this information, please remember this was the beginning of the year data, and we are currently working on Diagnostic #2. Upon conclusion of the Diagnostic #2 window after the New Year, the district office will upload the results and send them to parents again.

In the meantime, here are some resources for you to understand the report and information:

Understanding i-Ready (parent information):


FAQ—explanation on the domains for families:


AHES PTA Winter Meeting - December 7, 2021 - 9:00 AM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM 6516 E. Carnegie Ave. Anaheim Hills, 92807 (located just behind the Serrano Center across from AHES).

Please join us, your voice is important! Members and non-members welcome. The meeting is a potluck, please sign up by clicking here.

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AHES PRIDE Awards Update

Our AHES teachers, Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), and AHES Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Committee have collaborated together to update our AHES PRIDE Awards to provide more regular opportunities for our Panther students to be celebrated as a school community throughout the school year.

Instead of waiting for the Trimester to end to celebrate our Panther students receiving Panther PRIDE awards, our school will recognize students monthly. Once a month each classroom teacher will identify a student who has showcased Panther PRIDE. As a school, we will recognize our Panther PRIDE Students of the Month. The principal will announce the students' names over the school-wide intercom or video message system, invite them up to the office to connect with the principal to receive their award certificate, pencil, and meal certificate from a local restaurant. In addition, the Panther PRIDE Students of the Month names will be showcased on our school marquee.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to increase the opportunity to recognize students throughout the entire school year. We will announce the first Panther Pride Students of the Month in December and then continue throughout the rest of the school year. To learn more about Panther PRIDE Awards, you can visit page 4 of our AHES handbook.

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Update

AHES has secured dates with ECOS Institute in the hopes that we will have an opportunity to attend Outdoor Ed this year with our 6th grade students.

Tentative Dates: 3/21/21-3/25/21

Tentative Cost: $419.90

At this time our Outdoor Ed field trip has not been approved and will only be approved if OUSD permits overnight field trips by then. Please hold onto the tentative dates and cost for now, and more information will be available as we get closer.

Elks Annual Christmas Basket Program - December 11th

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Cops 4 Kids

You will find the Cops 4 Kids donation boxes outside of the AHES front office through December 15th.

Thank you!

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PTA Reflections Update

This week we had the opportunity to attended the virtual Orange Unified Council PTA awards ceremony.

I am honored to announce that out of over 80 first place district entries that were submitted, AHES has 8 total winners— and 3 first place winners (Award of Excellence), that will continue on to our District Four (Orange County) Awards, which will be held on February 12.

❤️Congrats to these winners:❤️

-Aubrey H., Intermediate Division, Dance Choreography

-Leah H., Middle Division, Dance Choreography

- Samantha S., Middle Division, Music Choreography

Not only do we have three of our own, that will compete among all of Orange County, we have 5 more of our Panthers, that have earned an award at the Orange Unified District Level!

❤️Congrats to these winners:❤️

-Literature: Ali D., Honorable Mention

-Photography: Ali D., Award of Merit

-Photography: Devin R., Honorable Mention

-Photography: Jasmina S., Honorable Mention

-Visual arts: Rebekah S., Honorable Mention

Congrats to all our Reflections Participants!

OUSD Open Enrollment 2022-2023



Open Enrollment is for students who would like to attend a school other than their home school, assigned based upon their area of residence. You may find your "home" school by looking up your address at SchoolLocator at http://apps.schoolsitelocator.com/?districtcode=57964.

Open Enrollment applications for K-12 grades will be available online between January 17-January 31, 2022. Please complete your online application during this time period. Schools will have computers available for your convenience. Fill out your application completely and submit one application per school that you would like to attend. You may submit an application to as many schools as you like, one application per school.

Open Enrollment closes on January 31, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. School sites will hold a lottery and notify families of their lottery number, beginning February 03, 2022. Once the number of openings in a school is determined, the school will start notifying families, starting with the first person on the list and offer them a spot in their school. Parents may accept or deny the offer. If denied the school will move on to the next person on the list and parents may not change their mind once they have denied.

If you wish to request Open Enrollment for the current school year, please contact Student and Community Services at 714-628-5424.

Cerro Villa Winter Concert

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Take the OUSD Parent LCAP Survey

Help us determine how effective OUSD is in achieving its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All information you provide is anonymous and individual responses will be kept confidential. It will only be viewed by authorized staff for use in the evaluation of the District’s progress in achieving our LCAP goals.

You can find the survey at this link: https://ocde.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2tPTKGxbhB58YC?Survey=Parent


Voluntary, cost-free COVID-19 testing is available four times per week to all interested students. This type of surveillance testing program is recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

EVENT DATES/TIMES: Every Monday and Thursday, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.


  • Canyon High School
  • El Modena High
  • Orange High School
  • Villa Park High School
  • OUSD District Office

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://hipaa.jotform.com/LivingFit/OUSDAug26Students

You can find more information here.

AHES PTA Information

You can find the latest PTA newsletter here. Please consider joining our PTA to support our school.

OUSD Superintendent Communication

In case you missed it, you can find Dr. Hansen's latest communication here.

Reminders - Please Review

Third Grade GATE Screening Coming Up

The 3rd-grade GATE screening window is Dec 6-10.

    • The test consists of 3, 30-minute batteries, which are usually completed over three days.
    • Students will test on devices. IT will be pushing out secure browsers.
    • All 3rd graders test unless the parent submits an opt-out or sends a written request (by hand or email- it is not too late).

AHES Parent Volunteer Updates

OUSD is now allowing a very limited number of parents onto campuses to support essential activities and learning experiences for our students. Parent volunteers must complete the HR paperwork and get cleared before coming onto campus.

Vaccinations are required to start the process and to be cleared as a volunteer to comply with CDPH guidance for volunteers.

For those parents interested in volunteering on campus please complete the proper form below:

Volunteer Forms Over 5 hours per week

Volunteer Forms Under 5 hours per week

Your child's teacher will reach out to parents when volunteer opportunities are available. We are currently allowed five parents on campus a day, so as we start this volunteer opportunities will be limited and we look forward OUSD expanding volunteer options as the school year progresses. Only cleared and pre-scheduled volunteers will be able to participate in volunteer opportunities.

Thank you!

How do I know when my child can return to school?