The Apollo Times

August 15th, 2021

Good evening Apollo Families! We had a great first week back in school, and are looking forward to an amazing year ahead! This is the first edition of The Apollo Times, and you should expect to receive an updated edition every weekend in your email inbox before the new school week begins. We have tried to embed as many links as possible, so this should be your one-stop shop for everything that has to do with Apollo High School. Students, we have 3 days completed so far, and only 42 days left to get all of your productive hours. Make sure to come to school on time, ready to be productive, and pass all of your classes!


Communication between all parties is paramount to success in high school. We have three ways to stay connected to Apollo High School via social media. While the pictures and announcements are important, we believe the ability our students have to send us a direct message through one of these accounts is the most vital purpose these social media accounts serve. If students need to report something, see a friend in need and are looking for help, or have a question, all they have to do is message us and we will get it immediately. This is just one more example of how our Apollo Family takes care of each other. Please follow or like us on one or more of the following platforms:


Intagram: apollosimi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ApolloSimi

Twitter: @apollosimi


Please take time to read this week's Apollo Times completely, as we have information on important dates to calendar, COVID screening and quarantine guidelines, masks, social distancing, Chromebooks, Picture Day, ordering school lunch, making a donation to Apollo, and AERIES data confirmation. Thank you, and have a wonderful evening!

Important Dates To Calendar

AUGUST

AUG 26 - Picture Day


SEPTEMBER

SEP 1 - Back To School Night - Virtual - More Information To Come!

SEP 6 - No School - Labor Day

SEP 7 - No School - Local Holiday

SEP 16 - No School - Local Holiday


OCTOBER

OCT 15 - Last Day - 1st Quarter

OCT 18 - No School - Intersession Day

OCT 19 - First Day - 2nd Quarter

Students MUST Be Screened Before Leaving For School

As a reminder, students MUST be screened for symptoms of COVID before leaving home. A copy of the student screening form is located below. Students and staff will be wearing masks indoors at all times. So please remember to bring a mask to school with you. It is also important that students practice social distancing to keep everyone as safe as possible.
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Student Quarantine Guidelines

Please see the chart below for student quarantine guidelines. The guidance takes into account if a student is a close contact, is vaccinated or unvaccinated, and wearing a mask - or not. Please know that If the school learns that a student is considered a close contact, we will be reaching out to you as soon as possible.
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Don't Forget:

Picture Day!

Attention students! We will be having our school picture day on Thursday, August 26th. Students will also receive their school ID card, which MUST be carried while on campus at all times! More information about pictures, senior pictures, and order forms will be available in next week's Apollo Times. Please call the office if you have any questions.

School Lunch!

Are you interested in ordering a school lunch? Please click the button below, BY 9:15 am EACH DAY, and you will receive lunch for that day (and breakfast for the following day). This year school lunches and breakfasts are free for all students. Please let the office know if you have any questions! For information about our district meal program, please visit: https://www.simivalleyusd.org/meals

Would You Like To Make A Donation?

Many of the events and programs we run at Apollo High School are funded by our gift account. The gift account consists of donations from our families and the community. We do not have ASB cards for our students, nor do we ask for money during the school year. Last week we were able to have pizza, chips, and water for all of our students...free of charge! This was made possible by our gift account. If you would like to make a donation to our school gift account you can do so by check made to Apollo High School. If you have any questions please contact Karen in our office. Thank you!

AERIES - Data Confirmation

Aeries is the SVUSD Student Information System and the primary tool of communication. It is required that all families complete the data confirmation in the Aeries portal as soon as possible.


When updating contact information it would be helpful to use a cell phone number as the primary number. This will allow you to receive the text messages the school will frequently send out. Click LINK for directions.

LINK - DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING DATA CONFIRMATION IN AERIES

There are a few new changes that we would like to bring to your attention:

1. The Income section has been added back to the Data Confirmation process. If families do not feel comfortable answering the Income questions, they are able to “Confirm and Continue” on the Income section without answering the questions. There is an explanation paragraph to help families understand why the district is asking for this information.

2. There is a new authorization to confirm knowledge of our SVUSD “Anonymous Online Tip Form” available at http://bit.ly/svusdanonymoustip

3. There is a new authorization for us to “Share Contact Information with Select District Service Providers” such as Cornerstone and O’Connor Brothers.


Login to AERIES Parent Portal: Parent Portal Link

Equal Opportunity / Non-discrimination

The Governing Board of Simi Valley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.