April 30th, 2021
Ashland High School
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Knock on the door if you plan to come to the Main Office. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you stay outside.
Deb Falk, Attendance Secretary
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This week's Grizz...
- Principal's Message
- Bell Schedule for Expanded In-Person
- Distribution Center
- Free COVID Vaccines for 16 years and older
- COVID update from District Office
- Important Food Service Announcements
- May Lunch Menu
- Sports, Clubs & Activities
- National Honor Society Application 5/7
- Truth to Power Virtual Gala 5/7
- Senior Corner (Graduation Updates!)
- Senior Sprint
- Counseling Office
- College & Career Pathways Updates
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Community Service & Involvement Opportunities
- Tech Support Info
It has been wonderful seeing so many students back on campus. It has definitely added a lot of positive energy back to the campus which was sorely missing. So much work has been done to be able to bring students back on campus, we want to continue to make it as safe as possible for all students and staff.
Here are some important reminders:
- During morning arrival and passing periods, students need to make their way to the line up spot for their class. Students should not congregate in the quad.
- During morning arrival, passing periods, lunch and dismissal social distancing is 6 feet.
- During lunch, students should only remove their mask while they are actively eating or drinking. Other than that, their mask should be on.
- Masks need to fully cover both the students mouth and nose
Consistently following these guidelines will keep students, staff and everyone we come into contact with as safe as possible. We thank all of our students that have been diligent about following these guidelines.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Summer Rapid Credit Recovery
Get Back on Track to Graduate! Summer Rapid Credit Recovery
- Summer credit recovery – up to six credits in Math, English, Health/PE, Science and many other courses
- In-Person classes at AHS
- 2 three-week sessions M-TH starting July 17 and August 2
- NO COST, FAST CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
- Sign up with Glenna or your counselor NOW!
Ashland High Summer School Credit Recovery Opportunities!
This has been a tough year. We know that despite everyone’s best efforts, many students fell behind on credits. Thanks to a generous grant from the state of Oregon, we are happy to announce a quite robust array of credit recovery opportunities over the summer. It is critically important for our students to be able to start next year with the credits needed to make graduation a certainty.
Our summer school will allow students to recover up to a total of 6 credits during a six-week period.
The program be divided into two sessions: July 17-30 and August 2-20.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday with a few enrichment field trips offered on Fridays for specific classes. Students may take up to 3 recovery classes per session. Credits may be recovered for both this academic year as well as past academic years. With the exception of certain math situations, classes will be graded as Pass/No Mark.
All instruction will be in-person and on the Ashland High School campus. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided and transportation will be available. There is no cost!
Classes available for recovery will include:
Humanities: English 9, Global Studies, English 10, American Studies, English selectives
Science: Both life and physical science credits can be recovered.
Math: a wide array of math offerings will be offered depending on need and numbers. This will include a math fundamentals refresher, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, and Algebra 2. Students may be able to take the classes if they did not pass OR If they wish to improve their grades to be eligible for college or to move on to the next math level.
Electives: If students need elective credits, they may pair what they did with the offering we will have to earn elective credit.
If students need credits that are not listed above, there will be additional computer-based credit recovery options. Students will still need to attend in person to complete those.
If you are interested in signing up for this amazing opportunity, please contact your academic counselor or Glenna Stiles at the high school.
Student Parking Update
Student parking is in non-staff spots in the Mountain Ave lot or on the street ONLY. Lincoln parking is no longer available due to circumstances out of our control. That lot is going to be utilized as the staging area for the remodel work on the high school. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Student parking will be FREE this spring! Yes! FREE!
No passes will be sold and it will be first come first served for student parking. With the hybrid schedule there should be plenty of parking available.
We will still issue warning stickers and the dreaded car boot to students cars that are parked in non designated student spots. Students are NOT allowed to park in the gym lot (Titus Alley), the science lot, humanities lot, Lincoln, or in staff parking spots in the upper Mountain Ave lot.
If you have any questions, please contact Christie.Lawson@ashland.k12.or.us.
Ashland High School Leadership 2021-2022…. Now recruiting!
Are you interested in running for an elected Student Council Position?
Or maybe be a student representative in the Leadership Class?
AHS Leadership is the place for students to work together to build a positive school culture while making fun memories of high school.
Applications are now open until May 19th.
To find more information or the applications, go to the Ashland High School Canvas Course, Click on Clubs and Activities, and select the application of your choice.
Email Jamie.Haden@ashland.k12.or.us as needed.
COVID Update from District Office
Today, Jackson county is back in the "extreme risk" category. This affects restaurants, businesses, gyms, etc. most heavily. At this time, the change in risk category does not impact our ability to conduct school as we have been for the past week, or our ability to hold sports practices and competitions that are approved by the OSAA.
Schools will not be required to change their instructional model for the rest of this school year, unless there is school based spread of Covid-19 confirmed by the local health authority. Each time there is a case, we work closely with the LHA to determine whether or not the case and/or any spread is determined to be generated from the school. To date, that has not been the case with any of the staff or student cases that have occurred.
The state has also released new county risk guidance this week that has allowed for more participants in activities even at the "extreme risk" level, which will effect sports and extracurricular event planning. See the links above.
Material Distribution - May 12th
The Distribution Center is closed next week. It will be open from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Theatre Lobby on May 12th. If you are unable to make it during distribution time, please call the Main Office to make arrangements 541-482-8771.
We've got class notes & material. If you would like to request a textbook, please email Aimee.Cork@ashland.k12.or.us.
Refrigerator Donation Needed for Science!
Our science department is looking for a working fridge. If you have one that you're willing to donate, please contact McKael Kenfield and McKael.Kenfield@ashland.k12.or.us.
Plan to Save Ashland from Almeda Fire
Graduation - SURVEY DUE TODAY 4/30
In order to have a safe and efficient celebration, we will have 3 separate ceremonies and car parades, sorted by which elementary school your student attended. If your student didn't attend elementary school locally, please click AMS or AHS.
We are anticipating offering 2 Graduation Ceremony Spectator tickets per student (this is subject to change). Our ceremonies will be live streamed, as well. For the Car Parade, we will allow 1 car per student, driven by a parent/guardian/adult/coach/etc. If a car is not available for you, we will provide alternative transportation.
COMPLETE SURVEY BY APRIL 30th.
Graduation Ceremonies: June 11th (evening)
Car Parade: June 12th (early afternoon)
Caps & Gowns
Pick Up: TBD
If you didn't order a cap & gown, but would like one, please contact the main office.
Seniors!! You are so close to graduating!
Make sure you have all of your credits and are passing your classes so you are able to walk with your senior class at graduation.
Join us for Senior Sprint and get support to make it to the finish line!
WE LOVE OUR SENIORS!!!
Traditional sports seasons have flipped around due to COVID considerations. You do need to register EVERY school year online. Link to sign up process: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2119
Who to contact for specific information about practice dates, times, and locations is down below.
Click HERE to see the adjusted OSAA sports calendar for the rest of this year.
You are required to register for sports BEFORE you are allowed to begin practice. Click HERE to register.
For specific information about sports you are interested in, contact the coach HERE.
Water Polo Car Wash 5/9
The YMCA has an upcoming Lifeguard Training. This is a great skill for high schoolers (and not just the swim team or water polo team) to get a great summer job and for post high school, it also includes a potential reimbursement incentive. The training course begins May 11 and registration is limited.
Clubs & Activities
Among Us Gaming Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: anKp7K
Brain Bowl: Email Alan.Parowski@ashland.k12.or.us for Zoom Link.
Christian Fellowship Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: 456358
Drama Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: 456358
Dungeons and Dragons: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: H30
Key Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: hello
Mu Alpha Theta: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.
National Art Honor Society: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: ahsart2020
Philosophy Club: Currently paused until in person learning.
Queer Straight Alliance: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.
Tap Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.
Truth to Power: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.
Writers & Poets Club: Click HERE for the Zoom Meeting.
More info about clubs can be found on the AHS News & Resources page on Canvas.
Wanting to start a club? Let's do it!!! Fill out the Club Application Form below, connect with a staff member who could be an advisor for your club, and email the completed Club Application Form to Karl.Kemper@ashland.k12.or.us or drop it off in the mail box by the Main Office. You do NOT need to get an in person signature from an advisor.
National Honor Society 2021-2022 Applications - Due 5/7
Attention current sophomores and juniors! If you have a 3.5 or higher, you are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 21-22 school year! NHS is an academic recognition organization for juniors & seniors that honors member’s commitment to academic rigor, scholarship, leadership, and community service. You can pick up an application in the main office or download it from the link below. Please return your completed application to the main office or email it to Nora Godfrey.
If you have any questions, contact Nora.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truth to Power Virtual Gala - 5/7
Break out that bowtie and join Truth to Power for a virtual gala! We’re celebrating our new podcast episode on the symbiosis between OSF and the Ashland community by getting fancy and going “out” to the theater.
The event is Friday, May 7th, at 6:00pm via Zoom. At 6:45pm, we will stream* OSF’s Snow in Midsummer for guests – for free!
* Attendees with reasonable tech savvy will be able to stream in HD on their own devices instead of watching through Zoom. The play will be available for you to stream at your convenience through 5/29.
Register in advance! http://tinyurl.com/vems52at
The Rogue News
The Rogue News staff has just relaunched the official Rogue News website with a fresh new look! Our first few stories are posted and more will be rolling in over the coming weeks. We’re excited to also add some multi-media including podcasts and videos this year. Check it out and spread the word! These student journalists are really amazing!
Student Tutor Center
High school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.
If you need to get in contact with your counselor regarding scheduling, academics, etc., call the counseling office at 541-482-2278 or email your counselors.
College and Career Pathways
Over the course of this school year, the AHS Counseling Department has hosted a number of information sessions on college and career pathways for both students and their families. There are two more sessions scheduled for May that you can learn more about below. These upcoming sessions should be of particular interest to juniors and their families, but all students and parent/guardians are welcome to attend.
Upcoming College and Career Pathways Information Sessions
May 12: Community College Opportunities and Pathways
May 26: Four Year Colleges and Universities – Finding a School that is a “Good Fit” and Navigating the Application Process
Please check out the links to the AHS website below, where you can find helpful resources including the AHS College Handbook, ACT/SAT updates and more!
College Visits and Information Sessions Calendar
ACT & SAT Updates
Due to limited testing access caused by the pandemic, many colleges are continuing to waive test scores for students applying next year. Be sure to check individual college websites for updates on this. Students can register for the ACT and SAT online and those who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers for both tests. Please contact email@example.com to obtain a fee waiver.
Scholarships and Opportunities Updates
Are you interested in joining the Marines? If so, you can visit with a Marine Corps Recruiter every Thursday, May 6 through June 17, during lunch near of the theater. The Marines are looking forward to seeing you there!
Other Scholarship Opportunities
ATTENTION SENIORS - William S and Kristine Ann Phillips Scholarship
Are you interested in the Fire and EMS field?
If so, this $1,000 scholarship may be just right for you!
Ashland Firefighters Association wants to grant deserving applicants who are dedicated to pursuing a career and life in the Fire and EMS field with the assistance to do so.
Scholarships of $1,000 may be used for tuition, books and lab fees incurred while pursuing education beyond high school. Award recipients must attend an accredited program in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services.
There are no restrictions for scholarship recipients as to race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran, marital status, or sensory, mental, or physical disability. A selection panel will evaluate the candidates on following requirements:
1) GPA of 2.50 or better;
2) Have completed a minimum 50 hours or more of community service;
3) Demonstrated leadership in school and community activities; and
4) Strong desire to help people in emergency situations
If you meet the above requirements, click here Ashland Firefighters Scholarship to obtain the cover page, instructions and the application. Please Note: If you have already completed the AHS Common Application for local scholarships, they will accept that application, as opposed to their own. Find details at the link above.
DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2021
For questions or assistance, please contact Karyn Barats at 541-482-2278 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service & Involvement Opportunities
Time to get creative and think outside of the box! Here are some examples of ways you can earn community service hours:
- www.Recovers.org - A local area email alert for continuous help needed for our Phoenix/Talent Fire Victims
- www.DoSomething.org - A youth-led movement for good focusing on advocacy work.
- www.we.org - An organization standing for Human rights & social equality.
- Making and Donating items to local causes (dog toys, grocery store bags, knitted hats, etc.)
- Sending letters to seniors at local retirement homes
- Thank you letters to essential workers
Habitat for Humanity
- Jackson County Fuel Committee
- And more!
There's a lot of ways you can support your community and earn community service hours. If you have any questions, reach out to your counselor.
Nature Day Camp Assistant Instructor
The Crest is hiring assistant instructors for our summer camps. They will help lead instructors guide kids ages 6-12 through camp activities that will include crafts, games, hiking, exploring the on-site organic farm, science investigations and more. They are 5-10 week long positions, Monday - Friday, and pay $15 per hour. This would be a wonderful summer employment opportunity for a student interested in working with kids or working outside!
They are accepting applications until May 15th!
Klamath Bird Observatory Internship
Medford Rogues Job Opportunities
For more information email: email@example.com
Virtual MedQuest 2021
We are so excited to announce that our Virtual MedQuest Registration and Promotional Video are now LIVE. In lieu of not being able to travel to our Oregon highschools, we need your help. Below is the promotional video and registration link for you to share with your organizations, family and friends. They can be promoted via email and websites or shared on your social media platforms. We hope to reach all the Oregon highschool students who are interested in learning more about a career in healthcare.
Details about camp:
- This is a Virtual Camp held June 14th through 17th of 2021.
- Cost: $50.00 (There will be scholarships available for those in need);
- Students will receive supplies to engage with the content of camp including:
- A stethoscope and splinting materials.
- Sites being featured in this years camp:
- OHSU School of Nursing, La Grande Campus
- OHSU on the Hill, Portland, Oregon
- Winding Waters Clinic, Enterprise, Oregon
- Paragon Orthopedic Center, Grants Pass, Oregon
- Yellowhawk Tribal Center, Pendleton, Oregon
- La Grande Fire Department, La Grande, Oregon
Registration for camp will close Monday, May 17th, 2021.
Thanks so much for your help in outreach to the future of Oregon’s Healthcare
Promotional Video: by Grande View Productions.
Summer Camp Opportunities
Summer Camps & Summer work - Registration has begun and opportunities are limited for these Summer Camps and Youth Litter Patrol.
OSU Summer Transportation Institute - July 26-30, 2021 (check out the other three camps on this link!)
- 2021 Youth Litter Patrol (YLP) Program (apply now for summer work, see attached flyer)
- [oit.edu/GIScamp]Survey/GIS Summer Camp – June 15-17 (apply now – see attached flyer)
Contact those listed on the flyers or websites with your questions.
More Free Summer Camps & Curriculum
We have hosted this annual transportation camp every summer for five years in Oregon. Typically held as a residential camp on the Portland State University campus, we have also had the opportunity to host it on the Oregon Tech campus as well as in a virtual, remote-learning environment. We adapt the structure and curriculum of the camp each year in response to the needs of Oregon's students!
This camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system. We hear from PSU faculty and professionals from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area. There are plenty of outdoor field activities to help improve students' awareness and familiarity with infrastructure and data collection.
Historically, these summer camps have been funded by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration with additional support from our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Undeterred by the need to quarantine for public health and safety, in 2020 we shifted from a one-week residence camp to a four-week "virtual camp" with online sessions held twice a week. Learn more about our 2020 virtual camps, and stay tuned for announcements of the 2021 camp format and sign up for notifications here!
Summer Transportation Camp (All Genders)
WHEN: July 19 - 23, 2021
WHERE: In-person on the Portland State campus (day camp for 2021)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? High school students residing in Oregon, entering 9-12 grade in the fall with at least a 2.0 GPA
HOW DO I ATTEND: Seats in the camp are limited, and we will be opening applications by May 1, 2021
Summer Transportation Camp (Girls)
WHEN: August 9 - 13, 2021
WHERE: In-person on the Portland State campus (day camp for 2021)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Female-identified students residing in Oregon, entering 9-12 grade in the fall with at least a 2.0 GPA
HOW DO I ATTEND: Seats in the camp are limited, and we will be opening applications by May 1, 2021
Teach Transportation in Your Classroom: K-12 Curriculum
How Walkable is Your Neighborhood?
Originally designed by TREC staff for our annual summer high school camps, we're now offering this set of four modules "How Walkable is Your Neighborhood?" for any educator to teach in their classroom. No transportation background required!
These modules will provide students with creative ways of observing transportation systems in their neighborhoods through collecting pedestrian data, critically evaluating accessibility, and learning about livable communities. They will gain a deeper understanding of how people move through their community, and whether the transportation in their community is designed with the needs of all people in mind. Students will take this critical lens into their final projects where they will propose a vision for increasing transportation safety, accessibility, and livability in their community.
The four consecutive modules in this toolkit are meant to be facilitated in sequence with 3-5 days in between, as they build upon each other. The modules can be adapted as stand alone lessons if needed. Educator instructions are provided, as well as printable student instructions:
· Module 1: Observations by Foot
· Module 2: Collecting the Data
· Module 3: Crossing at the Intersection
· Module 4: Final Project
· Bonus Optional Activities: Transit Budgeting; Transportation Bingo
NITC Library of Curriculum Projects
Through national funding from the U.S DOT, our university consortium NITC funds education grants at six universities. These projects result in creating a library of curriculum that furthers the K-12 body of resources for teaching transportation in the classroom.
Need Technology Support?
Ashland School District Tech Department is here to help if you have questions about a device, PowerSchool, etc.
Click HERE to access Distance Learning Student Portal
For other technical questions, contact our Tech Department at:
Tech Support Helpline: 541-201-2600
Click here to fill out the ASD Tech Support Request Form
Where can I drop off physical paperwork?
Ashland School District Website
Parent and Student PowerSchool Portal
Check schedules, grades and pay fees via the PowerSchool website and app:
Ashland High School Website