AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: December 10, 2021

Panther Families,

To make the last week before winter break a little bit more special for our students and staff, we will have a Winter Spirit week next week. Please see below for the dress up days and activities.

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

AHES Winter Spirit Week December 13-17,2021

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AHES PRIDE Awards Student Recipents & Marquee Information

Our school site enjoyed participating in our first AHES Panther PRIDE Student of the Month Awards. It was great for the whole school to hear our Panthers of the Month names and be able to celebrate them. Our Panther PRIDE Students of the Month will see their names on our Marquee through January 21st. Next week we plan on posting pictures of our Panther Students of the Month in our newsletter.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to increase the opportunity to recognize students throughout the entire school year. We will announce January Panther Pride Students of the Month the week of January 24th with their names on the marquee by the end of that week. To learn more about Panther PRIDE Awards, you can visit page 4 of our AHES handbook.

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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AHES Parent Volunteer Updates 12.10.21

OUSD has increased the number of volunteers we are able to have on campus each day to 15 approved volunteers a day 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

Once you are an approved volunteer, you can reach out to your child's teacher to see if there are any essential volunteer support needs for your child's classroom. Only cleared and pre-scheduled volunteers will be able to participate in volunteer opportunities.

Thank you!

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.

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. At high schools 2:00-2:30 is reserved for HS Statt/Students.


  • 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

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:


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