AVHS Update

Sunday, January 10

District Professional Learning Day (Wednesday, Jan. 13)

There are no classes or scheduled intervention/enrichment sessions for this Wednesday.

Sign Up for Winter Conferences- (1.21.21 & 1.22.21)

  • Beginning Monday, January 11th, teachers will be engaged in outreach to families of students who are struggling in their classes by phone calls/text messages to set up a conference time.

  • Teachers and counselors will be available for individual conferencing (5-10 minutes) via Zoom between 4 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, January 21st, and again between 7:30 am and 10:30 am on Friday, January 22nd.

  • Please CLICK HERE to sign up for an individual conference through our scheduling app, PTC Fast.

  • If your family would like to request an interpreter, please email Susi Yermishkin at susan.yermishkin@district196.org

  • If you do not know who your student’s teachers are, you can CLICK HERE to access their schedule in Infinite Campus.

*Please note that Zoom links to these sessions will be emailed to you from the teacher directly.

Registration for 2021-2022 Begins Tuesday, January 12th.

Tuesday, January 12th

9th grade: Report directly to your counselor’s zoom room for all of Advisory (see counselor links below)

10th and 11th grade: Attend zoom with your advisory for viewing of registration videos

12th grade: Attendance not expected

Friday, January 15th

All grades expected to attend

Advisory for all grades will be spent checking grades in preparation for conferences. In addition, student goal setting and progress may be discussed.

CLICK HERE for the AVHS Registration Website.

AVHS Counselors

Ms. Gustafson (Student Last Names A-C)

Zoom room- https://tinyurl.com/MGmeet2020

To set up an individual appointment- https://calendly.com/michelle-gustafson

Mr. Perkins (Student Last Names D-He)

Zoom room- https://tinyurl.com/DPmeet2020

To set up an individual appointment- https://calendly.com/don-perkins/counselor-meeting

Ms. Fogolin (Student Last Names Hf-Mek)

Zoom room- https://tinyurl.com/VFmeet2020

To set up an individual appointment- https://calendly.com/val-fogolin

Ms. Schmidt (Student Last Names Mel-Roo)

Zoom room- https://tinyurl.com/LisaMeet2020

To set up an individual appointment-https://calendly.com/lisa-schmidt-1

Ms. Perkins (Student Last Names Rop-Z)

Zoom room- https://tinyurl.com/EPmeet2020

To set up an individual appointment- https://calendly.com/ellen-perkins

Credit Recovery Begins Next Week!

Students who did not earn credit in a trimester one course will be able to begin credit recovery on January 19. Students who did not earn credit in multiple courses can register for up to two credit recovery classes. CLICK HERE to register for Credit Recovery.

  • When? Credit Recovery will run from January 19, 2021- February 22, 2021. Zoom meetings with teachers will be from 1:00-1:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Who? Anyone who has received an NG for Fall courses or 12th Grade Students needing additional credits.
  • Where? Over zoom. There may be opportunities to access learning or technology. If you are in need of reliable internet or a quiet space to work, please get in contact with your Assistant Administrator (A-K Jennie Moren, L-Z Mr. Tinder)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jennie Moren at jennifer.moren@district196.org

7 Day Meal Kits Available at AVHS

7 Day Meal Kits are available for pick up near the AVHS entrance doors at the following times:

  • Monday 4:00pm- 5:30pm

  • Tuesday 7:30am- 9:00am

  • Wednesday 10:00am- 11:00am (Digital Academy Meals will continue)

  • Thursday 7:30am- 9:00am

  • Friday 7:30am- 9:00am

All families are encouraged to participate in this opportunity. To assist the AVHS Food and Nutrition Services team with meal planning, please complete the meal kit interest survey if you haven’t done so.

Join Us for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program

The AVHS Speech & Debate Team and Black Student Union are sponsoring this program at 10 am on Monday, January 18th. The program will feature a vocal performer, an oratory, a poetry performance, a keynote and some breakout sessions.

CLICK HERE for a link to the program.

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Who Do I Go To For Help?

COVID Notifications in Distance Learning

Please continue to call or email us if you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms, if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and if there are any positive test results in your household. We are obligated to continue tracking this data for the district, county, and state, and will be assisting with contact tracing. This is also one of the data points that will be used in determining the learning model and our opportunities for in-person experiences.

It is important you and anyone in your household stay home and discontinue any activities outside of your household if you are feeling sick, regardless of whether symptoms are related to COVID-19. Less common symptoms of COVID-19 include sore throat; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; muscle pain; fatigue; headache; nasal congestion; runny nose, and chills. More common symptoms include fever over 100.4; new or worsening cough; difficulty breathing, and a new loss of taste or smell.

The state of Minnesota is providing barrier-free testing to every resident. You can order a test online and have it shipped to your home at no cost. Included in the test are instructions for taking the test and consulting with a health professional. Order your free at-home saliva test at https://learn.vaulthealth.com/state-of-minnesota/.

Our Licensed School Nurse at School is Lori Henke. Contact information is lori.henke@district196.org or 952.431.8220. School nurse office hours are 7:30 to 3:30. The school’s main number is 952.431.8200 and school hours are 7:30 to 3:30.

Text Message Updates

Texts are delivered via SchoolMessenger, the mass notification service the district uses for phone calls and email messages. Parents must opt-in to receive text messages. Standard message and data rates may apply.


  • Text Y to 67587, you will receive a confirmation message stating you are registered to receive SchoolMessenger notifications via text.
  • For help information, text HELP to 67587.

  • To opt-out at any time, text STOP to 67587.

*Only SMS numbers listed as Guardians in the Infinite Campus student information system can receive texts.

**If you do not receive a confirmation message of what appears to be an error message, it most likely means that short code texting is not enabled on your wireless plan.

Distance Learning Schedule at AVHS

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