Hello from ACMA

October 2021

Message from Principal Paige

October 2021 Hello from ACMA

Save The Date - Oct 29th Fall Fest

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Fall is one of our favorite times here at ACMA! Our annual Fall Fest is for all students to come dressed up in costumes, dance, play games, have a lot of fun and still keep it socially distant! More information with be coming out soon and how to purchase tickets.

No School Friday 10/8

In an effort to minimize unnecessary interactions, we will not be conducting ACCESS and OHANA through the end of the first quarter, November 10th. We will reevaluate at that time.

  • Monday, Wednesday are "B" Days. This means that students will have Period 2, 4, 6, 8 on these days.

  • Tuesday and Thursday will be "A" Days with Periods 1, 3, 5, 7.

  • NO SCHOOL, Friday October 8th. Staff Development Day

The following bell schedule will be used exclusively through November 10th.

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Pause on Ohana & Access

While we know that both Ohana and Access are valuable as a place to connect with others, hold club meetings, and meet with teachers in non-class settings, with the pandemic still around us and the potential for increasing students’ close contact with other students not in their usual classes, it seems prudent at this time to hold off on Ohana and Access for the rest of the quarter. This will mean that our usual Monday, Tuesday, Friday bell schedule will be the bell schedule for every day through the first quarter. We will need to be creative about how we accomplish some of the things we do during Ohana and Access, but we are a creative school and I believe that we can successfully make this move with safety in mind.

I know that this will mean some adjustment for all of us, particularly our amazing counselors who do important work during Ohana, and our clubs who sometimes meet during Access, but I believe that it's the right decision to hold off on Ohana and Access for now. We will monitor what's happening and reassess things at the quarter; we will get back to having Ohana and Access at some point, but I agree with that insightful student's point of view that right now the benefit isn't worth the potential cost.

Purchase "The Distance Learning Yearbook" Now!

If you didn't purchase a 2020/2021 yearbook last year and would like to - good news! In the chaos of Covid, our publisher did not update our order request and as a result, we received more books than we sold in the spring.

Books can be purchased for $50 from the bookkeeper in the Main Office. We will sell books on a first-come-first-serve basis. (Cash or Check in the school)

The current 2021/2022 yearbook is also available for purchase too. This book will include events and school pictures from THIS school year. This cost is $60 and will be delivered before school is out in June (our usual yearly schedule).

Both of these books can also be purchased online through the Online Payment System.

Changes to Bus Protocol

Until further notice, bus drivers will not allow students to ride a bus that they are not assigned to. Due to COVID Protocols, students will be unable to ride the bus home with a friend (even with a parent note) or take a bus to a different location. To see all updates due to COVID and busing, CLICK HERE.

Picture Re-Takes October 11th, Search school name A.C.M.A.

You have the ability to order pictures online by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for your school’s name. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day.IMPORTANT: Search with the school name "ACMA".

After the 4-day grace period expires, a personalized access key will be sent home with picture delivery. A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added to all orders made with a personalized

access key and orders will ship directly to your home.

Los padres pueden ordenar fotos en línea en dorianstudio.com buscando el nombre de su escuela. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto.

DESPUÉS DE QUE EXPIRE EL PERÍODO DE GRACIA DE 4 DÍAS: Un código de acceso personalizado le será enviado a su hogar con sus pedidos. Estas órdenes incluyen una tarifa de $7 de envío.


Contact our Customer Advocate Team at support@dorianstudio.com or call (800) 826-3535.
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Robotics Fundraiser Through BEF

This project is helping fund ACMA Robotics, First Tech Challenge team 14939. We are currently a group of 8 middle schoolers (with a coach) at ACMA who like to code and engineer but hope to grow the team up to 15 students from both the middle school and high school level. The 2021-2022 season will be our rookie season and we are all very excited to start the next school year with robotics.

Click here to read more about this FUNRAISER

ACMA is a school more focused on the arts, but there are students who also want to be involved in all of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). This program will allow these students to pursue their interests in science and technology while also allowing students the opportunity to design and be creative. This program will help prepare students for life after high school by giving them skills to be college and career ready. FIRST is a nationally recognized robotics program, highly valued by tech driven companies and engineering schools. There are millions of dollars in scholarship money only available to students who have participated on a FIRST team.

Register Now for PSAT Test at ACMA

ACMA will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT at school on Wednesday, October 13. The test is primarily offered to juniors though we may have space available for some sophomores.

This test is a great opportunity for students to be able to take this during their school day and to practice for the SAT. Also, students who take the this PSAT/NMQST may also qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.

Cost is $25. Payment guarantees registration. Visa, Master Card and Discovery can be used through the Payment Online System, cash or check through the Main Office.

If there is a financial need, some fee waivers may be available. Contact the bookkeeper in the main office for information.

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Calling All Artists!

ACMA and ACMA PTO are beginning to plan for the 2021-22 ACMA Spectacular and we want to showcase your talent and need your help!

We are excited to bring this event back and showcasing as much of the amazing talents of our ACMA students as we can. As part of the Spectacular, we will be displaying art to sell, infusing it into the event and choosing 1-2 designs to use for print materials.

We would love any ideas and submissions! Be as creative as you want. Since we are back in person, back at our home school all together and enjoying a fresh start, this year’s Spectacular theme is “new beginnings”.

All submissions are due by Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to acmapto@gmail.com

Upcoming College/Career Events:

Career Days: High schoolers can go to their 'Class of' Canvas Course in the College/Career Module, under 'Career Day Signups', for the link to sign up for what interests them. NEW from School to Career is a series on Adulting called Prepare to Launch - Starts Oct 22nd! Visit bit.ly/STCCareerEvents for more details.

College Visits: Students can go to their 'Class of' Canvas Course under 'Virtual College Visits BSD', for the zoom information. Upcoming include Oregon State University - Oct 6th, Willamette University - Oct 11th, Southern Oregon University - Oct 13th, University of Washington - Oct 13th, Chapman University - Oct 14th and Pacific University - Oct 19th.

Students are welcome to come to our College Career Center (in the counseling office) with their laptop and headphones to attend their career day or college visit session if it is during school hours.

Save the Date: Beaverton School District-wide Senior College Information Week will be held October 18th-21st: there will be virtual presentations each evening on all things college! Followed by: ACMA Senior Parents’ college planning Q&A with our counselors Friday October 22nd 8:00-9:00am by zoom!

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International Walk + Roll to School Day

On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school (or anywhere) and enter to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! To enter fill out the google form and tell us how you traveled to school (or anywhere) on October 6th. For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

Google form: https://forms.gle/mgi5mGykBjY99Sry7

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A/B Day Calendar

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Which Lunch Do I Go To?

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2021 2022 Beaverton School District Calendar

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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