The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 10/2

Armstrong Students and Families,

Welcome to October and the changing seasons that are upon us. As always, our newsletter is packed full of great and important information. Student/Family conferences are coming up next week and we have included a short and informative “how to video” on scheduling your conferences with our teachers. We look forward to seeing all our students and families (virtually)!

We also would like to welcome home Marquel Curtis (2011 graduate), to the Falcon Nest! He is an outstanding addition to our Guidance Office and we are hopeful he can be of service to our upperclassman as you look to establish your college or career choice for your future! Stay Safe!

Together We Fly,

Go Falcons!!

Mr. Norby

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions for Distance Learning Model

Armstrong High School Administration will be hosting two virtual question and answer sessions to discuss distance learning via google meet.

Session 1-Tuesday October 6th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Conference Sign Up

Parent Tutorial for Conference Sign up

Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

Dear Robbinsdale Area Students and Activities/Athletic Community,

As this fall continues to change, we are fortunate to now be offering a full menu of fall sports for Robbinsdale Area School (RAS) students with the MSHSL recently bringing back football and volleyball. I am reaching out to the RAS community and student body to address attendance at fall events. The Minnesota State High School League and Minnesota Department of Health are NOT allowing spectators at indoor sporting events and have limited attendance to attend varsity football games.

We apologize that we will not be able to have students and the community attend any of our football or volleyball games, home or away, due to safety guidelines provided by MDH and the MSHSL. Please note: NO tailgating or viewing parties are allowed on campus. Given our current situation I hope the community understands this perspective, we want a safe experience for our students and the opportunities to participate to continue.

For football we are limited to 125 tickets per game. These 125 tickets will be sold to parents of participants. Please understand not everyone who wants to attend these games will be able to. No tickets will be sold at the football games and no passes will be honored this year.

Below are examples of attendance and sport access across the fall sports.

1. Cross Country parent and student spectators are limited to two in attendance, after an initial no attendance policy.

2. Girls Swimming and Diving has no fans/parents attending meets. Live streamed on the team Facebook page.

3. Girls Tennis adjusted their spectator experience to outside the facility and 12 feet from the fence.

4. Volleyball is not permitted to have any students or parents in attendance. We are going to provide Live streamed (that information will be released soon)

5. Varsity Soccer game attendance is also limited to 150 total spectators (home).

6. Varsity Football is limited to 125 spectators. Our first game will be live on CCX – Channel 12 and we will send out links to live streams of other games.

7. Fine Arts- will be preparing to live stream all their events as no spectators are permitted inside our building.

As disappointing as all of this is, it is exciting after six months of this pandemic that all our fall student athletes have a chance to play the sports they love and have trained hard for this past summer.

We are asking for your help. First, with patience and understanding. Please realize the situation we are in we are complying with state mandates. Second, please help us get our fall sports teams to the end of their seasons without disruption. You can help by wearing your masks, social distancing and not being present on campus during any volleyball or football games.

New Career and College Advisor!

I'm Marquel Curtis. Former Falcon! I graduated from Armstrong in 2011. After high school, I attended the University of Tulsa on a basketball scholarship. College was some of the best years of my life! Which is why I'm extremely excited to be working at Armstrong! Where it all started for me!

I'm the new College and Career Advisor. I'll be helping students figure out where to start the college process and everything dealing with the college application process. The college process can be overwhelming, but I have great knowledge and experience with this process. I'll be able to help guide you along the way and answer any questions! Don't be afraid to ask for help! That's what staff is for! I look forward to working with all of you!

Upcoming Virtual events:

Here are the dates and colleges below:

Normandale Community College - October 5th @ 10am

Montana State University (Bozeman) - October 9th @ 9am

Iowa State University - October 13th @ 1pm

University of Wisconsin-Madison - October 14th @ 11:30am

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) - October 15th @ 11am

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - October 29th @ 10am

Armstrong High School Presents Little Women

Little Women will be streaming Oct. 7-10th @ 7pm. The links will be posted on the Armstrong HS website and on the Armstrong High School Theater Department page on Facebook
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AHS Semester 1 A/B Day Rotation

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Upcoming Events

October 9 No School-Staff Development/ Mid Quarter

October 15 & 16 No School MEA

October 8th Virtual Conferences @2:45pm-7:55pm

October 8th, 9th & 10th Little Women Streaming @ 7pm

November 3rd No School-Staff Development-Election Day

November 6th End of Quarter 1

Conference Dates for the rest of the school year

Oct 8th

Nov 23rd

Feb 18th

March 4th

April 22nd

Reminder-Fill out this Important EdFi Form

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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.

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