AHS NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2019

APRIL 2019 - DATES TO KNOW

Here are notable dates this month for students and parents to know:

  • April 2-4 - Grade 11 students take the CAASPP test (English Language Arts)
  • April 9-11 - Grade 11 students take the CAASPP test (Math)
  • April 9-11 - Grade 12 students take the CAST test (Science)
  • April 18 - Minimum day schedule - school dismissed at 1:15
  • April 19-26 - Spring Break (no school)

APRIL 2019 - HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS

Student drop off and pick up

Recently, surrounding small businesses and housing complexes have brought their concerns to AHS admin about parents dropping off and picking up their AHS students in their business and housing parking lots. We know that pick up and drop off at our school and other FUSD schools is challenging, but students should not be meeting their rides in these locations.


Here are a few suggestions for drop off and pick up at AHS:

  • Staggering drop off and pick up times to avoid peak traffic in our parking lot.
  • Dropping off and picking up at the Los Cerritos Community Center parking lot. There is a trail from the Community Center to our campus (by our track).
  • Families can pick up and drop off several blocks from campus in permitted areas to avoid traffic congestion. The Brookvale shopping center has a very large parking lot and is only a short walk (along a sidewalk) to AHS.


Bullying Resource

Our school district's Educational Equity Coordinator has created a bullying resource sheet for all FUSD students. Here is the LINK.


Digital Citizenship

Fremont Unified is partnering with Common Sense Media this school year on a 4-part Community Education Series on Digital Citizenship, technology trends, and online safety. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.


Each one-hour evening workshop will cover diverse topics and is open to all parents, guardians, caregivers, friends, and families who want to learn more about the world our children are living in, so we can help them navigate through it more successfully and healthfully. Two of the workshops will be held at American High School. You can review the flyer here.


Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony

The Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony is on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony takes place at TAK Stadium, next to Washington HS.


2019-2020 school year MAZE Days schedule

When making your summer plans, please note the MAZE Days schedule for the start of the 2019-2020 school year:


TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019

Grade 12 - last names A-L: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Grade 12 - last names M-Z: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Grade 11 - last names A-L: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Grade 9 orientation - last names A-L: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grade 9 MAZE - last names A-L: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

Grade 11 - last names M-Z: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Grade 10 - last names A-L: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Grade 10 - last names M-Z: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Grade 9 orientation - last names M-Z: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grade 9 MAZE - last names M-Z: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CALIFORNIA ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS (CAASPP) - APRIL 2-11

AHS will administer the CAASPP from April 2-April 11 to grade 11 and grade 12 students. For information on test administration at AHS, please review the complete information at this page.


Below is a notice on the CAASPP administration from FUSD.


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. Like last year, CAASPP includes computer-based tests in English language arts, mathematics, and science. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math in spring of 2019. Students in grades 5, 8, and an assigned high school grade will also take the tests in science. At AHS, grade 12 students will take the science test.


If you would like more information regarding your school’s schedule, please contact your school’s main office. Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be electronically distributed to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score, and description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and science if applicable. If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.


Students enrolled in the Spanish Dual Immersion programs at Blacow Elementary School, Grimmer Elementary School, Vallejo Mill Elementary School, or Hopkins Junior High School in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will also take the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).


Parents and guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.​


Parent guide to understanding Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

Parent guide to understanding California Science Test (CAST)

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AMELIE - APRIL 4-13

AHS Performing Arts presents the musical Amelie from April 4-13. The musical, based on an award winning film, opens with a half-price matinee Thursday, April 4 and runs through April 13. Tickets are now on sale from cast members, in Room 702, in Theatre 70 after school, and in the Rotunda at lunch. Tickets are available at the door of each performance. Don't miss your chance to see this charming and funny musical!

PTSA REFLECTION CONTEST

In this year's annual Reflection contest, American High School had a total of 13 entries: Literature (3 entries), Music Composition (1 entry), Photography (4 entries), and Visual Arts (5 entries).


Each submitted artwork was judged and three students' artwork were selected to represent American High at the FCPTA (Fremont Council PTA) level:


  • Andrew Lee for his music composition titled "Warrior of the Wild"
  • Michelle Lee for her poem titled "Dear Mom"
  • Christine Wan for her art titled "Heroes, In Plain Sight"


At the FCPTA level, Andrew's music composition was selected to represent our school at the Peralta District PTA level and received the Award of Excellence. Additionally, Christine Wan was recognized for her beautiful artwork with the Rising Star Award. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the participants who put their time and effort into this competition!


Thank you to Mrs. Campos for arranging for the artwork to be judged and thank to all the judges!

CITY OF FREMONT YFS - MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY

The City of Fremont Human Services Department Youth & Family Services (YFS) Division is seeking the participation of Fremont Unified School District Junior High and High School students to take part in the “Mental Health Stigma Reduction Youth Survey” which is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program, and designed to understand students’ attitudes about mental health concerns and factors affecting their willingness to seek help. Responses to this survey will enable us to better support students and families in getting help for mental health concerns. Participation in this survey is voluntary and all responses to survey questions are confidential and anonymous.


Participation in this survey study involves:

  • Students spending 20 minutes to complete the online survey;
  • E-gift card of $5.00 for the student upon completion of the online survey.


If interested, please do the following:


1. Click on City of Fremont Youth & Family Services (YFS) webpage link https://www.fremont.gov/yfsevents to access he parental consent and student assent form.


2. Provide student’s email address on the form where indicated.


3.Return the forms signed by both parent and student to City of Fremont Youth & Family Services (YFS) Division in one of the two following ways:

a. Scan and email the signed forms to MHsurvey@fremont.gov at City of Fremont; or

b. Drop off the signed forms at the student’s school Main Office.


4. City of Fremont YFS will then email a link to the student to access the online survey.


For more information about this study, please contact Annie Bailey at 510-574-2100 or the Aspire Independent Review Board at 1-877-366-5414 (toll-free), email@aspire-irb.com.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARDS (SARCs)

Federal and state laws require school districts to make accountability reports available to the public online. Accountability report information is based on data and information from the previous year. Dates will run one year behind.


We are pleased to inform you that our district's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are available in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese, as required. You may view the SARCs on the Fremont Unified School District web site at www.fremont.k12.ca.us under Resources & Contacts/School Reports, or by visiting your school office. To answer any questions regarding the SARCs, there are designated personnel available at each school site.


For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

UPCOMING PARENT EVENTS

Parent Information Night - Junior Jumpstart for 11th grade parents

Thursday, April 4th, 6pm

AHS Library

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, April 4th, 7pm

AHS Library

AHS Band Parent Organization Meeting

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30pm

AHS Faculty Commons

AHS Boosters

Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30pm

AHS Library

DATES TO KNOW THIS YEAR

As an easy reference, here are the days of the 2018-2019 school year with no school or a different schedule.


District Holidays (no school)

  • Labor Day - Monday, September 3
  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving Break - Monday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 23
  • Winter Break - Monday, Dec. 24 - Friday, Jan. 4
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 21
  • Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 18
  • Spring Break - Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 26
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27


Minimum days (school dismissed at 1:15)

  • Friday, September 21
  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Thursday, November 15
  • Friday, November 16
  • Friday, December 21
  • Friday, March 1
  • Thursday, April 18


1st Semester Finals (school begins at 9:00 and dismissed at 1:30)

  • Wednesday, January 23
  • Thursday, January 24
  • Friday, January 25


2nd Semester Finals (school begins at 9:00 and school dismissed at 1:30)

  • Monday, June 10
  • Tuesday, June 11
  • Wednesday, June 12


Senior Dates

  • PTSA Grad Nite - Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
  • Senior 2nd Semester Finals - Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6
  • Senior Debt and Final Transcript Checkout - Monday, June 10
  • Senior Graduation Practice - Tuesday, June 11
  • AHS Graduation Ceremony - Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. at TAK Stadium

NEW AHS ATHLETICS WEBPAGE

AHS Athletics has a new webpage. You can find all athletics and team sports information at this new site.

2019 SPRING SPORTS

We encourage all parents and students to attend AHS athletic events and cheer on our student-athletes!


If you would like to help support AHS athletics, please join the AHS Boosters! Our meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS Library.


Spring Sports Schedules

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DONATION LINK

Fremont Unified School District is now accepting donations online! Follow this link to make your donation.

DONATIONS - CORPORATE MATCHING

If your company does matching donations and you are interested, please email the principal directly for assistance in setting up this agreement.