Week beginning Monday, September 13, 2021


Monday, September 13th
Step It Up Virtual Assemblies - 5th Period

Tuesday, September 7th

Step It Up Turn-in Day @ lunch

Wednesday, September 8th

TWI Bienvenida @ 6pm

Thursday, September 9th

Non-student Contact Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 10th

1st EARLY Dismissal Day - 1:30pm Dismissal

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Calling all Singers!

Last week we sent home The VUSD all-District Middle School Show choir CRESCENDO flyer. If you are interested in this program, they have a mandatory meeting and information night on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 on zoom. Meeting Zoom Link

ATTENTION Cross Country Runners

Great job to those who showed up to the first XC practice of 2021 last Thursday, 9/9. Make sure you have made contact with Mrs. Walker if you are new to joining, if you did not come to the lunch meeting last week. This week’s practices are on Monday 9/13, 3:30pm-4:30pm & Wednesday 9/15 3:30-4:30pm on our grass fields behind the gym. You will need your own transportation after practice, no buses available. Our first meet will be on Friday 9/17 @ DATA. More information to come.

Keep up to date by visiting our AMS 2021 XC Website:

AMS Yearbook on sell now

The yearbook is a beloved tradition in our school; we capture the moments that made the year special. Students love flipping through the pages, reminiscing over what happened, and recalling forgotten moments through photos and stories. Purchase your yearbook online today, prices go up soon!

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Student Handbook


Every student is entitled to an instructional program that is challenging, relevant and interesting. The opportunity to receive a quality education is dependent upon student responsibility. It is expected that each student will:

  1. Bring appropriate tools and supplies daily. (as specified or supplied by teachers)

  2. Bring your Chromebook to school each day. Chromebook must be charged every night.

  3. Bring and use your AMS School Agenda every day.

  4. Complete assigned homework and engage in a nightly home study before class (this includes assigned homework, studying for tests, reviewing notes, etc.).

  5. Make a positive contribution to class instructional activities by demonstrating a willingness to participate and by completing necessary assignments/projects.

It is recommended that students have a 2” or 1.5” binder. Students should bring the binder to school every day, including the first day of school. Students will be given an agenda (student planner) and are expected to have it with them each day. This allows students to develop organizational skills that will stay with them as they continue in their education.


Progress reports will be sent home with students approximately halfway into each quarter. Students are responsible for giving their reports to you. This is valuable information, allowing time for your intervention if needed before the quarter grades are posted.


Report cards are prepared at the end of each quarter in order to communicate student progress, both academically and behaviorally. Report cards will be mailed to the home address of record. The following dates mark the end of each quarter: October 22, 2021; January 28, 2022; April 1, 2022; June 16, 2022.

To access the AMS Student Handbook visit the school website, student section, or click HERE.


Step It Up is Here!!

During 5th Period on Monday, Leadership will be coming to your class to give a brief presentation and then show a short video kicking off our Step It Up Fundraiser. There will be many great prizes and lots of opportunities to earn some cash!!

Be sure to have your parents send out emails and texts and bring back your signed Golden Ticket on Tuesday!

Click here to see what is happening!

Anacapa LMC Corner

Technology: All classes have finished coming through the library to check student technology. If a student still does not have a VUSD issued device, please come to the library before school, ASAP. Students are expected to have their devices at school daily.

Textbooks: All classes have been through the library to check-out textbooks. Any content area textbook checked-out needs to stays at home. It is for home use only. Teachers have class sets. All students have access to their math textbook on-line (see math teacher for access directions).

Library Hours & Use:

The library is open before school, during nutrition, lunch, and after school. LA classes regularly visit the library and teachers also send students individually, during class time.

Monday: 8:30-3:15

Tuesday: 8:30-3:15, 3:15-6:15 extended hours (open to all!)

Wednesday: 8:30-3:15

Thursday: 8:30-3:15

Friday: 8:30-2:00

ID Cards: ID cards will be used to check-out library books. If a student was not here for picture day, they will need to take their picture on make-up picture day to get this year’s ID card.

Library Contact Information:

Teacher Librarian: Heather Carr

805-289-7900 x 2022, 2021

Counselor's Corner

Counseling Website

Our counselors are excited to get to know and support you this year.. For more information please click the link below.

Counseling Page

Click here to access the page.

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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 21st - School Site Council Mtg @ 3:15pm

Tuesday, September 21st - Dine Out Night at Presto Pasta

Friday, September 24th - Spirit Day

September 20 through October 1st - Bicycle Education Week

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Anacapa Middle School

The Anacapa School community provides a safe, nurturing, and positive learning environment where students are encouraged to reach their full potential. All students are challenged academically and feel a personal connection to the school. Students are taught to understand the importance of accepting others and to be responsible members of our culturally diverse society. Through example, the Anacapa staff teaches students the positive resolve of maintaining personal integrity. The entire school community takes pride in the reality that, working together, we can succeed and make a difference.