AVHS Homecoming Newsletter

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates at AVHS

September 27 - October 2 - Homecoming Week

October 1 - NO SCHOOL/Homecoming Football Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 7 - School Conferences 4 pm to 8 pm

October 8 - NO SCHOOL/School Conferences 7 am to 10 am

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Varsity Homecoming Week Events

Tuesday, September 28

  • Girls Varsity Tennis v. Eastview@ 3:30 pm ( AVHS Courts)
  • Boys Varsity Soccer v. Eagan @5pm (AVHS Stadium)
  • Girls Varsity Soccer v. Eagan @7pm (AVHS Stadium)
  • Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament & 6pm (Gyms A,B,C)

Wednesday, September 29

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball v. Rosemount @7pm (AVHS Gym)
  • Homecoming Powderpuff Football Tournament @6pm (AVHS Stadium)

Thursday, September 30

  • Girls Varsity Soccer v. Rosemount @5pm (AVHS Stadium)
  • Girls Swim & Dive v. Shakopee @6pm (Valley Middle School of STEM)
  • Boys Varsity Soccer v. Rosemount @7pm (AVHS Stadium)

Friday, October 1

  • Varsity Football v. Two Rivers @7pm (AVHS Stadium)

Athletic event tickets are now available online!

Eagles fans can now purchase game tickets online! Print your tickets at home and bring it to the game, OR show the ticket on your smartphone!

Visit our new ticketing site:


2021 Homecoming Dance

Masks will be required. NO tickets for sale at the door

Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 8 - 11 pm at AVHS Gym

Tickets for sale during lunches September 27-30 ONLY (no school on Friday, October 1)

Tickets are $10 per person (cash or check)

Non-AVHS guests must submit a guest form before you can buy tickets (plan ahead!)

Guest tickets will be limited and for sale on a first-come/first-served basis.

AVHS Dance Guest Form

Homecoming Mask Reminder

A reminder that all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask indoors when inside District 196 buildings. This includes if you are coming into the building during school hours or attending a volleyball game, homecoming dance or any indoor event in the evening. Face masks are optional for outdoor events.

Monday, September 27th: Homeland Health Covid Vaccination Clinic at AVHS

District 196 has partnered with Homeland Health Specialists to offer Covid Pfizer vaccinations at Apple Valley High School.

Monday, September 27th 4:00 - 6:30 PM

COVID-19 Notification

Our commitment is to keep you informed of all positive, lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases at Apple Valley High School. During the week of September 19 to September 26, we were notified of 2 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the AVHS community.

If you or a household member develops COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home, contact your physician and call our school nurse, Lori Henke, at 952-431-8220. Contact our School Nurse, Lori Henke, at 952-431-8220 or by email at lori.henke@district196.org

What If My Student Tests Postive for COVID?

Anyone experiencing illness should follow the Minnesota Department of Health Recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree, stay home, and are strongly recommended to get tested. If a person tests positive for COVID-19 and has symptoms, they should stay home and isolate for at least 10 days from the time the symptoms begin until symptoms have improved AND they have been fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication. All families are required to report their student(s) positive test results to our school nurse, Lori Henke, by calling 952-431-8220

Common to other illnesses, once our nurse is notified of an extended absence, she contacts our Assistant Principal, Pete Buesgens, who in turn reaches out to teachers to let them know that the student will be working on school from home and to ensure that all assignments are available in Schoology, or to make arrangements if assignments need to be sent home or picked-up as needed. We do not share private data about the health condition unless it is pertinent to the class activities.

Apple Valley High School and District 196 Text Messages


  • 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.

Apple Valley High School Website

Academics, Arts, Athletics, Community, Families, and Contact Information.

AVHS Family Resources

Infinite Campus/Schoology Help, MyPaymentsPlus, Attendance Office, and Student Services links.

District 196 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan

Assessing & Handling Illness, Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Hygiene & Cleaning, Food & Nutrition, Transportation, Technology & Internet, Mental Health & Wellness, Athletics, Activities, Enrichment, & Facility Use, and Communication.

Student Services Smore Newsletter

News and Notes from the Counseling Department including how to set up your Campus Parent portal and information about Fall schedules.

Who Do I Go To For Help?

IMPORTANT! Have you completed the Educational Benefits Application?

All Apple Valley High School families are encouraged to apply for the Educational Benefits Program (formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program) for the upcoming school year. These funds directly affect our ability to hire additional teachers, family support workers, tutors, and other classroom resources for our students. Families who qualify also benefit by receiving discounts or waived fees for...

  • participating on AVHS athletic teams, arts and activities
  • applying to colleges
  • costs associated with participating in graduation
  • academic tests (ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement/AP)
  • Community Education classes and programs

Educational Benefits

Support Apple Valley High School (AVHS) by completing this application today