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Dear AHS Class of 2021 Students and Families



We are looking forward to welcoming sophomores back to school next Tuesday, including several new students in the Class of 2021!

Hopefully you have had a chance to read the Welcome Letter we sent to families last week, chock full of information about the start of the school year; if not, you can view that letter here.

Our 10th grade students will spend the first two days of the school year in Advisory groups, engaged in a wide range of orientation activities that will set them up for success in the year ahead. All days begin and end at AHS, with a start time of 8:25 and release at 3:25.

  • Tuesday, 10th graders will meet at school in the morning, starting the day with a potluck breakfast on campus and then traveling to Lake Nighthorse. We will provide a handful of paddle boards and PFDs for student use on a rotating basis. Thank you for leaving your personal watercraft and life jackets at home.
  • Please bring:
  • something to contribute to the potluck breakfast
  • a sack lunch
  • a water bottle
  • a small notebook and pen
  • dry clothes
  • a  a pair of dry shoes
  • a towel
  • sunscreen and a hat
  • Please wear:
    • appropriate swimwear
    • closed-toed shoes that can get wet
  • Please make sure that your student has any emergency medication that could possibly be needed (e.g. EPI Pens, inhalers, Glucagon) with him/her prior to leaving home in the morning on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, students in all grades will be on campus for the day, and we will end the day with our first NEST Meeting of the year, gathering together as a full school community to kick off the year. Catered lunch begins on this day.
  • Thursday is the first day of academic classes for all students. This is the first day that students will need their laptop computers; please leave them home Tuesday and Wednesday.

All students will have their school photos taken on Thursday for Student ID Cards, which will be issued within the first two weeks of school. We have installed a new security system on our campus, and students and staff will need to use ID Cards to enter our buildings.

I hope you all enjoy the final stretch of your summer and, as always, please feel free to reach out with any questions

All best,

Libby