The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 12/4

Mr. Norby's Update

Hello Armstrong Community,


I hope this message finds you healthy and rested after our break from school. We are now down to two weeks and then we will be on winter break. Students continue your great attendance and engagement in your courses and reach out for anything you may need. All of our Armstrong staff is here to support you. I also hope you will take some time on Fridays to share in our student council sponsored “Spirit Days”!


We would also like to welcome our new office staff Lorelei, Sarah, Taylor, and Michelle (new position)! They are great additions to our team and fit our expectation of excellence. The celebration of Hanukkah starts on December 10th and we wish all our families and friends who celebrate the festival of lights, a wonderful and peaceful time with loved ones.


Stay Safe and GO FALCONS!

New Office Staff!

We would like to welcome a few new staff members to the office, along with a staff member in a new position.
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Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

Winter Sport Registration

If you are interested in participating in a winter sport, make sure all registration paperwork is turned in before tryouts/first practices begin.

· Registration paperwork can be downloaded on the bottom of this page https://ahs.rdale.org/activities/athletics

· Fee is not required currently. We will collect fees after the tryout process has been completed.

· For those that have registered and turned in a fee, that fee will not be processed until the completion of tryouts.

o Email paperwork to Rebecca_enderlein@rdale.org.

· If you were involved in fall athletics please have parents email Rebecca_enderlein@rdale.org. to get your registration moved to the winter athletic program you are interested in.

Specific Activity contact information:

· Girls Basketball- antiwan_easley@rdale.org

· Boys Basketball- jbryant8@hotmail.com

· Wrestling- William_McCloskey@rdale.org

· Nordic Ski- shopke7433@aol.com

· Alpine Ski- luke.opel@gmail.com

· Winter Dance- ahsdancecoachanderson@gmail.com

· Boys Hockey- daniel_charleston@rdale.org

· Girls Hockey- amc823@gmail.com

· Swimming- jason.d.smith1234@gmail.com

· Musical- megankellyhubbell@gmail.com

· Choir- stephanie_trump@rdale.org

· Orchestra- Kevin_Martin@rdale.org

· Band- Colin_Woelfle@rdale.org

· Debate- rbrynteson@brynteson.info

AHS Virtual Spirit Fridays!

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Finals

Students will be notified what their instructor has decided to give for a final assessment, if any is given. We will not have a special finals schedule since our classes are already in a block format. Please direct questions about finals to your instructor.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. It begins this year on December 10 and ends in the evening of December 18. Learn more about Hanukkah by watching the videos below.
What Is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah || Mayim Bialik

A/B Rotation December/January

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9th Grade Junior and Senior Mentors

Would your 9th grader benefit from connecting with a Junior/Senior mentor to help them with organization and schoolwork? If yes, please direct your student to use the Google Meet code ahs_mentors on Falcon Focus Wednesdays from 8:00-9:30 and/or 10:30-2:00. There are mentors just waiting to work alongside your child.

COVID-Testing Resources for Families

~Test at Home Resources: All Minnesotans can now order a free test to take at home.


~Community Saliva Testing Resources


~Covid-19 Testing Resources MDH

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates:


  • All families must use the self-screening tool before sending their students to school or school activities each day.

  • The threshold for sending students home due to illness this school year is lower than usual. Make a plan with family or friends regarding how your student will get home from school if they develop symptoms of illness during the school day. Students without vehicles at school will need to be picked up promptly and will remain in an illness isolation room until picked up.

  • Please check your contact information in Infinite Campus and make sure it is up to date. For any changes, contact 763-504-8808.

  • If a student or staff is identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a close contact of someone with lab-confirmed COVID-19 while at an AHS activity, they will receive notification from the school and explanation of next steps.

  • If a student or staff is NOT identified as a close contact, but is in an AHS activity group or a classroom with someone who has lab-confirmed COVID-19, they will receive general notification that there was a case of COVID-19 reported in their activity group or classroom.

Attendance line: 763-504-8810

Assistant Principal/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Robert Ware, 763-504-8802

School Nurse/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Anna Hjerpe, 763-504-8809


More information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/attendance.pdf

Upcoming Events

December 11 Mid Quarter (Quarter 2)

December 21-Jan 1 No School

January 18th No School-MLK Day

January 22nd End of Quarter 2

January 25th No School

February 15 &16 No School


Conference Dates for the rest of the school year

February 18th

March 4th

April 22nd

Learn more about the Armstrong Parent Association!

Check out the APA Website to learn more about what events the APA has coming up and how you can help!

Armstrong High School

School Hours 7:20 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

Attendance Line 763.504.8810