AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: November 12, 2021

Panther Families,

I was so excited to see students this week, as I returned back from our trip to Maryland for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony. Connecting with them and planning our school celebration pep rally next week was a highlight.

I hope that you and your family had a safe and memorable Veteran's Day. My husband is a veteran, and it was great to celebrate him and his service to our country. Thank you to all our veterans who served.

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

  • November 16th - AHES National Blue Ribbon School Celebration Pep Rally
  • November 16th - Fire Drill
  • November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • 2021-2022 District Student Calendar

AHES Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts - Lead the Pledge - Updates

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered your scout students to help lead the pledge at our November 16th Pep Rally.

Please have your scout come to school in their scout uniform that day. We practiced together on where they would stand and who will lead the pledge. Thank you for your support!

Viewing Report Cards - Starting November 18th

Just like last year, report cards will not be mailed home. Parents can follow the attached directions below to access the final trimester 1 report card. Parents can download them digitally from Aeries.

Here are the directions.

Cerro Villa VAPA Showcase

Mrs. Morrison, Cerro Villa Interim Principal, is inviting all 6th grade students to attend their VAPA showcase on November 12th and 13th. Please see message below and linked flyer!

To showcase our awesome VAPA department, we would like to invite your 6th graders to our fall performance next weekend. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 6th graders get in free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. There is a suggested donation for adults. This performance will showcase our theater, band, and choir departments together and it will be held outdoors in our Cerro Villa amphitheater. Thank you!

Nov 12th- 6PM

Nov 13th- 4PM

CV VAPA Showcase Flyer

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, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.


  • 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.

Last Make-Up Picture Opportunity With Lifetouch by Appointment.

For students that missed picture day and make-up picture day, Lifetouch is offering a make-up picture day for students whose families would like to purchase pictures.

They are holding this on November 20th at their studio by appointment only.

This is the phone number: 951-284-4029

Third Grade GATE Screening Coming Up

The 3rd-grade GATE screening window is Dec 6-10.

    • The test consists of 3, 30-minute batteries, which are usually completed over three days.
    • Students will test on devices. IT will be pushing out secure browsers.
    • All 3rd graders test unless the parent submits an opt-out or sends a written request (by hand or email- it is not too late).

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

Parent Portal - Updates - Please Review

As OUSD moves further away from using as much paper, the Parent Portal is becoming more important than ever as a school-to-home communication tool.

OUSD will be updating Portal forms throughout the school year. These forms will be pushed out using the Parent Portal. Any time a document is updated or added, parents will be required to perform Data Confirmation again for that item. If a document is updated, you will see an alert message the next time you log in. This can be confusing for families that have already done the Data Confirmation task at the beginning of the school year. You will not be able to proceed until you have done the Data Confirmation for the specific updated or added document.

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