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Osprey Week, Dear Parents Letter & Info



Dear Osprey Students and Families,

The time has come for us to begin preparing for Osprey Week 2017, which runs from Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24.  Please visit the AHS Osprey Week website if you’d like to see lists of which students are in which groups, or to learn more about this week of immersive learning and travel.  A unique piece of our school culture and curriculum, Osprey Week is required for all students in all grades.  Please note the following dates and deadlines, as it’s important for all medical forms and fees to be submitted in a timely manner.

Wednesday, January 18: First Osprey Week meeting for students with their group during advisory period, 12:43-1:35.

Friday, January 20: Osprey Week Scholarship form due; here is the link to the form.  Please understand that our scholarship funds are extremely limited and we will award full or partial scholarships based on need. If you’re interested in donating to the scholarship fund, don’t hesitate!  That can be done via the “make a donation” tab on our website; please specify that you’re donating to the “Osprey Week Scholarship Fund.”   There are a small handful of no-cost trips this year, and we will try to find someplace in one of the free courses for your student if payment is not received by February 17.

Friday, January 27: First payment of at least 50% OW fee is due.  The total cost of your student’s OW will be listed in Infinite Campus under the “Fees” tab tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18.  You may pay OW fees through IC or via check/cash delivered to the main office.  Of course, you may certainly pay in full at any time.

Friday, February 17: Full payment due.

Wednesdays, February 22: Second Osprey Week meeting for students with their group during advisory period.

Wednesday, March 1: OW itineraries available to students and parents; these will arrive by email from your OW leader.  Medical forms due.  Please be sure to complete new medical forms if either of the following situations apply:

Will your child require over-the-counter or non-controlled prescription medication (e.g. ibuprofen, asthma inhaler, antibiotics) while on Osprey Week?  If yes and you haven’t already submitted one, please print and complete the Medication Self Carry Form, have it signed by your physician and return it to the AHS Main Office or email it to registrar@animashighscool.com.

Will your child require medication that is a controlled substance (e.g. antidepressants, Ritalin, Adderall) while on Osprey Week?  If yes and you haven’t already submitted one OR there have been any changes in medications or doses, please print and complete the Authorization to Administer Medication at School Form, have it signed by your physician and return it to the AHS Main Office or email it to registrar@animashighscool.com.

Please refer to the AHS Medication Administration Policy for more information; contact our Health Consultant, Etoile Hening at etoile.hening@animashighschool.com or (970) 769-9030 with any questions or concerns

Monday, March 13: All Medications that will be transported by staff (controlled substances such as antidepressants, Ritalin, Adderall, etc–not over-the-counter meds) due in the AHS Main Office.  Medications must be in their original pharmacy-labeled packaging, stored in a large Ziploc bag with the student’s name labeled on the outside. We can not accept meds after this date.

Monday, March 20: Osprey Week Begins

If you have questions about Osprey Week, we encourage you to reach out to Spanish teacher Susy Raleigh, who coordinates the program, at susy.raleigh@animashighschool.com.   Many thanks for your attention to all these important details in support of this unique and exciting piece of our AHS curriculum!