The Acorn

A Message from the Principal of AOC, Dr. Fine

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Week of 11/14-11/26

Greetings AOC Families,

I hope that you had a restful weekend! This upcoming Friday is a Monday class schedule. There is no school next week for AOC classes. Thanksgiving break for AOC is from 11/22-11/16 and COC Thanksgiving break is from 11/25-11/28. If you have COC classes, please make sure that you are in attendance.

If you have a child who will be an incoming 9th grader to AOC or friends who are interested in applying to AOC, please make sure that you join us for our mandatory information night meeting this week on Tuesday or Thursday. You must register to attend. See this link for details.

Thank you to the Glass family for your donation of a refrigerator to our staff lounge! We are so grateful for your generosity!

In the spirit of gratitude, thank you to our parents, students, and families for your support of the Academy of the Canyons and for joining ROOTS. We thank our ROOTS parents organization for their complete commitment to our school and students! Thank you to our ROOTS President, Fatin Sako, and our executive board members, Mrs. Viergutz, Mrs. Hyun, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Gardner, and Mrs. Kim for your dedication and volunteerism to our school! And, thank you to our student reps, Jonathan, Julia, and Olivia! We appreciate all of your efforts!

Please reach out to us with any questions. Have a great week, AOC! And, I hope that each of you has a Happy Thanksgiving!


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of AOC


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Join AOC at Panda Express for a Fundraiser on 11/17 from 10am-9:30pm

Hey AOC families! This is Malavika from AOC ASB and welcome to the second week of Class Cup! Great job to all the grades for racking up so many points last week. If you want to help your grade get ahead, join us for our Panda Express fundraiser on Wednesday, November 17th from 10:00 AM from 9:30 PM on Bouquet Canyon in the Lowe's parking lot. If you are ordering online, use the code 330552 in the promo code section to let them know that you are from AOC. If you are going in-person, just let them know that you are from Academy of the Canyons! We can’t wait to see which grade can show us the most spirit!

~AOC Associated Student Body~

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You are Invited to Join Us at Class Cup on November 19th from 6pm-9pm

Class Cup will be held on November 19th from 6pm-9pm at COC. This is the culminating activity of our two-week competition. The games will be held on the soccer field behind the tennis courts. The closest parking location is near the tennis courts and behind (north of) the Performing Arts Center. The field will be on the right-hand side after you pass both gyms.

Students will compete in flag football games; grade levels compete against one another. Grade levels will show us their school spirit by playing and/or joining us at the event. These next two weeks will be full of class competitions and fun! AOC families can come out and watch and cheer on their grade level. The games will be held at COC. Don't forget to join us at Panda Express Night this week for our next competition!

Thank you to ASB for decorating our campus from top to bottom for this incredible event! More information next week.

Guests will be expected to follow all covid-19 outdoor event guidelines. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body ache, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea), please stay home and do not attend the event. We would like to keep all guests safe. Here are the guidelines for your reference.

William S. Hart Parenting Classes by DFYinSCV on 11/17 at 6pm

Please see attached a flyer from the City of Santa Clarita and DFYinSCV regarding a free virtual workshop entitled:

Parenting by Example

Wednesday, November 17th at 6 p.m.

File attachments:
November PEW General District - English.pdf
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Happy Thanksgiving, AOC! There is no school next week from 11/22-11/26 for AOC classes only. COC Thanksgiving Break is from 11/25-11/28. We hope that you have a wonderful and restful holiday break.
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Important Dates

  • November 16 and 18- Incoming Freshman AOC Admissions Information Meeting
  • November 19-Class Cup
  • November 22-November 26-Thanksgiving Break for AOC
  • November 25-November 28- COC Thanksgiving Break, no COC Classes
  • November 30-UC/CSU Application Deadline
  • December 6th -December 10th-COC Final Exams
  • December 13-December 16th-AOC Final Exams
  • December 15-11th Grade Museum of Tolerance Field Trip
  • December 17-No School, Last Teacher Work Day
  • December 17-January 7- Winter Break, no AOC classes
  • January 3- First Day of Winter Term COC Classes for 2022
  • January 10- AOC Returns from Winter Break, 1st Day Back'
  • January 17- Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL
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Academy of the Canyons

Located on the campus of College of the Canyons, AOC is proud to be the middle college high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District serving students 9th-12th grades in the Santa Clarita Valley. Students have the opportunity to earn between 24 and 44 transferable college units, prior to receiving their high school diplomas. Upon graduation, the majority of Academy students pursue their post high school education by continuing at COC and completing their college transfer requirements in only one year after high school. Other AOC students go directly into a four-year university, bringing their community college units with them and placing themselves well into their freshman and sophomore years at the college level. While attending AOC as a high school student, community college tuition is waived for established California residents.