Brave Connection

Newsletter for Brave Families Week of February 21

Brave Connection Issue 2.21.22

Hello Brave Families,

A friendly reminder that we will NOT have school on Monday, February 21, in observance of President's day.

We have an exciting week of activities this week!! Friday will be our POWDERPUFF football game at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance through any Powderpuff participant.

Saturday, February 26 we will be holding our King's Ball dance from 7pm - 11pm. Please be sure to review THESE GUIDELINES if your student is attending and please make sure your student has a way to get picked up by 11:00pm.

Students may only park in the West parking lot of the school and they must have a parking permit in order to do so. Beginning on Tuesday, February 17, we have started ticketing cars that are parked in the west lot without a permit. The student store has sold all permits, so if you do not have one, you will not be able to park at the school. The East Lot is only for staff


We are excited to bring back "Trades Night" for our Braves, where they can come and learn about what jobs are available in the trades, how to get certified for those jobs, and speak directly to people in those jobs. If you or someone you know is involved in the trades and may be willing to volunteer for our event on March 15th at 6:00pm, please reach out to our APA, Gayle Ross at to get more information about the event.

Upcoming Parent Trainings:

We have two important parent groups that will be starting up again soon so please keep an eye out for more information:

1. Parent Support Group with DJ Johnson (Begins THIS Tuesday, February 22 in the library @6:30pm) Please note time and date change.

2. College Prep Parent Academy: Continues Thursday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm - trainings will be virtual. TLC trainings offer families a full 6 week program of everything you need to know for college, from financial aid, to how to manage your time. Students who participate with their parent will receive a College Prep Student Academy recommendation letter to supplement their college admissions and scholarship applications. All families are welcome - these seminars are specifically focused at what the parents of 9th and 10th graders should be doing to prepare.

To save your spot for the virtual college academy, please use these links (you will need to register weekly to get the zoom links for the meetings):

English Webinar Link

Spanish Webinar Link

This week's webinar will focus on Researching Colleges: “First Steps to Finding Your Child’s Perfect College Match” When it comes to making a college decision, it’s a big commitment for parents. One of the most important aspects of the college admissions process is identifying the schools that will be good academic and social fits for your child. How do you decide from the more than 5,200 colleges and universities in the United States? To ensure that you are selecting a college where your child will be happy and successful, researching colleges must be completed early in 9th and 10th grade. College research can be an overwhelming task, and it's not easy to know where to begin. Parents must consider all the different characteristics to choose the “right” college that is a perfect match for your child. Come learn how to start the college research process and sort through the many options for your future college student. Valuable online resources will be provided.

Senior Parents:

Please remind your student regarding Chaffey SET (early registration for Chaffey Community College). Here is the LINK to register.

Students must use the link above and only students will be going to the cafeteria to register on March 2.

Date: March 2nd

Time: Group 1: 9:00a-11:00a / Group 2: 12:30p-2:30p

Location: Cafeteria

If you are the parent of a senior, please read through this application process!! If you have not started working on the FAFSA, now is a great time to start: Counselors will be reaching out to seniors who have not completed their FAFSA yet, but you are essential to the process. Even if you think you won't qualify for money, you should still fill out the FAFSA as it is necessary for all students attending community colleges, universities, as well as trade schools.

Why: Remember the FAFSA is the gateway to access college scholarships, grants, work study and loans for 4-year college, 2-year college and trade and vocational schools.

Chaffey College is free for the first 2 years if you complete your FAFSA and submit a Panther Promise

• Cal Grants (FREE Money) – UC - $12,000+, CSU – $5,700+, Private College $9,000+ annually

• Pell Grants (FREE Money) - worth up to $6,000

• There is a middle-class scholarship for families that make less than $191,000 – up to 40% off tuition.

Foster youth can get a Chafee Grant from the state worth $6,000 (FREE Money)

• Recruited college athletes must complete a FAFSA too!!!

Keep a lookout at the bottom of our future newsletters for expanded opportunities for tutoring. If you have a student who would be interested in getting PAID to help tutor in the library, please have them reach out

Parents: All ALHS students have access to a tutoring service called PAPER Tutoring. Students can access a tutor for any of their classes via text any time of day and get help on homework or papers they have written for English.

How To Access Paper:

1. go to Login | PAPER

2. go to (sign in like you do for Canvas)

I wish all of you a wonderful weekend,

Elizabeth Skiles

Elizabeth Skiles

Assistant Principal of Achievement

Alta Loma High School

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Be Sure To Check out our Counselors Website!!

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Corn Hole Classic Registration Link Below!!

Registration for Corn Hole Classic Click HERE



Robert Harrington
Alta Loma HS Sports Boosters

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Weekly Events

Keep checking for sports information - will be updated Monday Morning

Tuesday, February 22:

Boy's Tennis @ Upland JV/V AWAY @ 2:30

Baseball vs Diamond Bar F/JV HOME @ 3:30

Baseball @ Diamond Bar AWAY @ 3:30

DJ Johnson Parent Support Group @ 6:30 PM in the library

Wednesday, February 23:

Swim @ St. Lucy's AWAY @ 3:15pm

Thursday, February 24:

Last day to purchase King's Ball Tickets @ 2:00pm no more sales

Tennis vs Etiwanda HOME @ 3:15

Baseball vs Ontario High HOME frosh/JV @ 3:30pm

Baseball @ Ontario High AWAY Varsity @ 3:30pm

Friday, February 25:

Powderpuff game @ 7pm

Saturday, February 26:

King's Ball Dance 7pm -11pm

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Upcoming Opportunities For Black Students - reach out to for additional info

AAPAC (African American Parent Advisory Council) will meet in the library this Tuesday at 6:00pm.

Black College Expo February 19 - please reach out to and click on the link above if you are interested - we can provide transportation and cover cost of entry.

  1. The Mu Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be hosting its 34th Annual Oratorical Contest on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pm.

    This event is welcome to students from grades 1-12 all across the Inland Empire!!

    I have attached a Parent Consent Form to be filled out as well as some Guidelines and Rules for the contest.

    Here is the link to apply: DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 4TH

We are partnered with the BLU Educational Foundation. If you have a senior that could use a college mentor (free of charge) to help them through finding a college , they can get help throughout the entire process. They are also able to help focus on HBCU's if that is something you are interested in for your student. See attached forms for COLLEGE EXODUS PROJECT and MEDIA RELEASE FORM for this opportunity. These forms would get turned in to my office (ACHIEVEMENT OFFICE - A BLDG). Below is the information regarding each form:

      1. Student Profile
        This form allows our advisors to get to know the students along with their college and career aspirations. We offer scholarships for students in our program so at one point it will ask for their social media pages but that's just so we can tag them on instagram if they are awarded one!

        Educational Release
        This form allows us to look at your grades so that we may better assist you with your preparation towards college and your future career goals You do not have to put your SSN, leave that blank.

        Media Release
        This form is saying that you and your parents are ok with us taking pictures of you at the White Coat Ceremony and at potential field trips and meet ups if COVID 19 clears before the program ends.

        College Workshops

        I will email you the College Workshop Schedule at a later time but here is the link to our Weekly Workshops. Tuesday & Wednesday from 6pm-7pm

Students - is there an ALHS staff member who has had a positive impact on your experience this year?

Let them know by nominating them for an IMPACT using this link and pay it forward....
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Get Involved with a Club!!

Here is a link of all the clubs we currently have on campus:
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Tired of missing out? Make sure you are checking your outlook email DAILY to receive important information about what is happening

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