Weekly News for Feb. 23

Weekly News for Feb. 23
Posted on 02/23/2021
Weekly New for Feb. 23This information is sent out to AHS Families via phone and email every Tuesday evening. If you are a parent/guardian and not receiving it, please log in to Jeffco Connect and check your Notification settings or call the AHS Office for assistance. 

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Updates for Feb. 23, 2021

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb. 24 - Asynchronous day - all students learn from home
  • Mar. 1 & 3 - Hearing/Vision screening for 9th graders
  • Mar. 5 - Blended Learning Day
  • Mar. 17 - Asynchronous day - all students learn from home
  • Mar. 24 - Band and Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm

News and Reminders:

  • Does your student need a place to focus on work? A little extra help in a class? In-person support? They are invited to Family Friday at Arvada High School!

    • Two possible sessions: 8am-11am and 12pm-3pm
    • We will separate cohorts in different classrooms (A-L, M-Z, and remote) and maintain all safety protocols!
    • Interested? Sign up HERE by Wednesday at 5pm Questions? Contact Ms. Doran ( 
  • Registration for classes for next fall is now open. Students should complete the online forms to select their courses as soon as possible. Links to the forms can be found on our website.

  • We have been given the opportunity to sign our staff up for Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, Feb. 24. This is exciting because it moves us closer to bringing more students back to class in person. However, because so many of our staff have appointments on that day, we will have Asynchronous learning on Feb. 24. All students will learn from home on that day and should check Echo for instructions and assignments in each class. The staff will receive their second dose of the vaccine on March 17, so Wednesday, March 17 will also be an Asynchronous learning day.

  • Virtual Honor Roll Ceremony - Congratulations to all Bulldogs who earned a 3.5, or high, cumulative GPA! In BC times (Before Covid) we would hold a wonderful ceremony in our auditorium and a delicious breakfast in our cafeteria to honor this amazing accomplishment. However, due to the restrictions we are all well aware of, we were forced to create a video to honor this wonderful achievement. Academic letters and certificates of hybrid students will be handed out through their English/Humanities class next week and Remote students can pick theirs up at the school Friday, February 26th from 9-2 or any time from security next week. If you have any questions contact Mr. Abling at 

  • Our Community Resource Center has food boxes and other resources for families. Contact Nina Russell at 303-982-0162 or

Standardized testing update:

  • SAT for 11th graders: April 13 
  • PSAT for 10th graders: April 14
  • PSAT for 9th graders: April 15 
  • All tests are pencil-and-paper based and must be given in person.
  • Students who are not testing will learn remotely and asynchronously on those 3 days. Only testing students will be admitted to the building.
  • 11th Graders and families: If you wish to take the optional essay to add it to the April 13 SAT school day test registration, follow the directions in this letter issued by College Board.  You must register on your own with your College Board account or by calling College Board at 866-917-9030.  This essay portion is optional; some colleges ask for Essay scores but most do not.
  • Questions? Contact Jeremy Jensen at or 303-982-0172

Health and Safety:

  • COVID-19 : Click here for the Student Self reporting form. Parents/guardians and students, help the District track incidents of COVID-19 during all-remote learning periods by using this form. You may also contact your school nurse. Note, if you are a student under 18 years of age, the form requires the approval of a parent/guardian.
  • Please contact Arvada’s district Registered Nurse Stacey Kowalski at for any health related issues or diagnoses including: COVID positive students, diabetes, seizures, asthma, allergies, and any other health updates for your student.
  • Please read this letter from our school nurse with updated information about COVID symptoms, testing and procedures.
  • Hearing and Vision screening tests will be given to all 9th graders and students who are new to Jeffco on March 1 and March 3. Please see this letter for further information.

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