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August 23, 2019

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New Interim Principal- Samuel Bogdanove


Dear Parents and Students –



Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. The year ahead is full of promise. This week staff and teachers have been readying for classes to start and the return of students to AHS. The excitement and anticipation is palpable as we gather and prepare for all the good things to come.



As you may know, I am serving as Interim Principal for the coming school year. I have been fortunate to serve in the District for the past 18 years, primarily as Director of Student Services, and to know many students and parents in that role. It is especially exciting for me to have an opportunity here at the high school. My daughters grew up in Ashland schools and both graduated from AHS. Their experiences here were exceptional. My goal is to continue the traditions of excellence and community that are signatures of our high school.



It will be a busy year here at AHS. We will be finalizing plans for the bond that our community has generously given to help make our schools healthy, safe and optimal places to learn. We have curriculum development projects going on in several areas that will have a direct impact on classrooms. Measure 98 and the Student Success Act have provided increased dollars to support learning and we’ll have access to some new resources and equipment in many of our classrooms. Lastly, the district will be going though the process of hiring a new AHS principal for 2020-2021. There will be additional details about the hiring process and opportunities for community involvement soon.



I look forward to getting to know and work with each of you. If you are new to AHS, or returning, thank you for being a huge part of our success and school community.



It is a great year to be a grizzly-

Samuel Bogdanove

Interim Principal

First Day of School

New Students August 26--Half Day and a BBQ

The first day of school is August 26th for Freshmen and new students of all grades. This will be a half day (8:30-12:00) with all 8 classes so that students can learn their way around the campus. A free BBQ lunch will be provided by the Leadership Team on the quad. (vegetarian options available). Buses will run at 1:00.

The first day of school for returning students is August 27th.

August 26: 9th Grade & New Student Orientation

8:30 - 9:30 Meet in Theatre

9:37 - 9:47 Period 1

9:52 – 10:02 Period 2

10:09 - 10:19 Period 3

10:26 - 10:36 Period 4

10:43 - 10:53 Period 5

11:00 - 11:10 Period 6

11:17 - 11:27 Period 7

11:34 - 11:44 Period 8

11:51 - 12:06 Meet in Gym

Welcome Tunnel

12:06 -12: 45 Hotdog / Tofu Dog Lunch served by Leadership, Free smoothies

1:00 Buses Depart


August 27 First Red Day Special Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome Back Assembly

9:07 - 10:28 Period 1

10:35 - 11:56 Period 2

11:56 - 12:51 Lunch

12:51 - 2:12 Period 3

2:19 - 3:40 Period 4

Class of 2020 Seniors -- August 26 BBQ

Senior Class BBQ
All incoming seniors are invited to a free BBQ on Monday, August 26 at the Lithia Bandshell from 1:30-3:30 to celebrate YOU the Class of 2020!! There will be music, lawn games, open mic., scavenger hunt, and delicious BBQ (vegetarian options available). Let’s begin and end our epic senior year at the Bandshell!

Sponsored by AHS Leadership Team

All Students August 27--Full Day

Everyone meet in the Gym for a Welcome Back Assembly at 8:30am!

School Hours 8:30-3:40

Wednesday, August 28--Early Release

August 28 First White Wednesday Regular Schedule


8:30 - 9:49 Period 5

9:56 - 11:15 Period 6

11:15 - 11:55 Lunch

11:55 - 1:14 Period 7

1:21 - 2:40 Period 8

All Wednesdays are Early Release

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Bus Schedule

ASD Transportation 541 482 3174

Stacy.Delgado@ashland.k12.or.us

Click here to see bus routes and times:

https://www.ashland.k12.or.us/SIB/files/2019-2020%20WEB%20ROUTES.pdf

School Supply List

At the high school level there is no set school supply list. Students can organize their supplies in the manner they prefer and if there are any special supplies needed, their teachers will tell them on the first day of class.

Picture Day

Picture Days are September 3 and 4 in the upper commons during English Class. Pre-Order at the website here: https://lifetouch.com/

The Picture Day ID is FO919104Y

Athletics Picture Day -- August 28 starting at 3pm

CLASS OF 2020

Senior Class BBQ

All incoming seniors are invited to a free BBQ on Monday, August 26 at the Lithia Bandshell from 1:30-3:30 to celebrate YOU the Class of 2020!! There will be music, lawn games, open mic., scavenger hunt, and delicious BBQ (vegetarian options available). Let’s begin and end our epic senior year at the Bandshell!

Sponsored by AHS Leadership Team

Senior Portrait are Due by November 21st.

Senior year is an extremely important year in a person’s life. To help commemorate this year, one of the most important documents is the senior’s yearbook photo. The following information will help you plan for senior portraits adequately and ensure that the picture that appears in the yearbook will be one that you will treasure for a lifetime. Follow https://tinyurl.com/portrait2020 for more information on how to submit your portrait.

Parents/Guardians,

Looking for a creative way to tell your graduate, “I love you and I’m proud of you” now that their high school years is coming to an end?

If the answer is yes, think about placing a “Senior Ads” in the yearbook. Yearbook dedication ads are a great way to give your child the special recognition they deserves, for everyone to see, in the 2020 yearbook.

Placing your ad is simple and quick! Visit https://tinyurl.com/gradAds2020 for more information.

Counseling

Financial Aid (FAFSA) Information Night

Financial Aid (FAFSA) Information Night for Seniors and their Parent/Guardians

Wednesday, September 18th, 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC

On Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC, AHS counseling staff will discuss the process for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is an online application (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) which qualifies students to receive the Federal Pell Grant, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the Oregon Promise, and government loans. This meeting is important if your student plans to attend a private/public university, community college or vocational school. Even if you think your family will not qualify for federal financial aid, it is important that you complete the FAFSA. Some schools will not give students merit aid unless they have a FAFSA on record. We will also briefly discuss the CSS Profile, a separate online application many private schools use to determine institutional financial aid (https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile).

The 2020-21 FAFSA goes live on October 1st and will use tax information from 2018. Students planning to start college in fall of 2020 should complete the 2020-21 FAFSA. Before October 1st, both the student and one parent can sign up for an FSA ID. The FSA ID is the Federal Student Aid Identification students and parents use to sign and verify information on their FAFSA and federal student loans. It is important that students sign up for their own FSA ID (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid).

Prior to filling out the FAFSA, families can also complete the FAFSA4Caster (https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1) to see if they will likely be eligible for government aid.

College Information Night

College Information Night for Seniors and their Parents/Guardians

Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC

On Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm, seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to a college information session in the IVC. AHS counselors will discuss and answer questions about how to apply to community and 4-year public/private colleges, financial aid and scholarships, and many other aspects of the road to higher education. The information will be specifically relevant to seniors but other interested students and parents are welcome to attend.

REGISTRATION

Proof of Residency Required for Registration

Freshmen and New Students will be asked to upload TWO proofs of residency:


1. One must be either a current mortgage statement, escrow papers, property tax bill or a current rental agreement signed by both parties.

--AND--

2. the other must be a current utility bill, financial statement, pay stub, insurance papers (car, home, health) or government documents (social security, WIC, Oregon Health plan, Unemployment Insurance) *Please note that drivers licenses and telephone bills are not accepted*

Students who do not have Proof of Residency prior to the first day of class are in danger of having their classes dropped.


You can upload a scan or a clear photograph directly to the registration page or you can bring the paperwork in to the office beginning August 7th.

Math Testing

Math Placement Test-- all students who are new to Ashland School District must complete a math placement test in room H-25 before receiving a schedule. Math Placement Test Date:

Monday, August 26 12:30-2:30 (first 1/2 day of school)

Wednesday, August 28 4:00-6:00

Tammy.Anderson@ashland.k12.or.us

Spanish Testing

Spanish Placement Test-all new (coming from out of Ashland School District)students who wish to enroll in Spanish 2 or higher must complete a Spanish Placement Test by contacting Gladys.Contreras@ashland.k12.or.us

Questions about Classes or Schedules?

Returning Students

Students may use the online schedule change request form in PowerSchool beginning on Monday, August 19

New Students

Students who are new to the district who need a brand new schedule should contact Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us or 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment.

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