Grief Counseling for AHS Students
In response to the heartbreaking loss of a student this past weekend, Alameda High School and Alameda Family Services are offering grief counseling and support to anyone who feels the need. Counseling staff will be available at The Pit from 12 pm to 4 pm tomorrow (November 25). You also can call Alameda Family Services at 510-629-6300 ext. 0 and request support for the incident at AHS or text SAFE to the Teen Texting Hotline at 839863. Finally, you can call Crisis Support Services 24 hour hotline at 1-800-843-5200. No one in pain should have to deal with this by themselves. Please reach out for help if you need it. Starting on Monday, December 1, when school resumes, extensive grief counseling and support will also be available on campus.
No School Thanksgiving Week!
All AUSD schools are closed next week. The district office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but closed Thursday and Friday.
Encinal High Production of "Doubt"
Encinal High School's performances of "Doubt" -- a complex and controversial story of a Catholic priest who in 1964 is accused of abusing a gay, black child -- will be on December 5, 6, 12, & 13. All shows are at 7:30 in the EHS cafeteria.
Looking for information about AUSD’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten programs? Information nights will be held at traditional elementary schools January 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm. (Note: Maya Lin School's information night will be January 21, 2015.)
Topics covered will include programs and activities, opportunities for family involvement, the enrollment process, and other frequently asked questions.
January 19-23, 2015: TK and kindergarten tours (please contact your neighborhood elementary school for details)
January 15, 2015: TK/kindergarten online enrollment starts
January 26-February 11, 2015: TK/kindergarten enrollment appointments available
February 12, 2015: Grades 1-12 online enrollment and appointments start
For more information, please see our enrollment page.
Earhart 5th Graders Supporting Operation Dignity
This year, 5th graders at Amelia Earhart Elementary School
are supporting Operation Dignity, which helps homeless and formerly homeless veterans get emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, support services, nutritious meals, and a strong peer community -- all with the goal of creating a self-sufficient and stable life. For community service, the 5th graders will be collecting unused, small-size hygiene products, including soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, throughout the year.
Want to help the effort? You can leave travel-sized products in the school office throughout this year. Be
sure to ask your friends, neighbors, and family members to help as well!
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We believe that our diverse community of students, given a rigorous academic program in an inclusive, safe and secure environment, will be prepared to be responsible citizens.
Our five year strategic plan (“AUSD Master Plan”) adopted in 2010 identifies eight core goals and strategies that have shaped the District’s work in recent years. Along with our Board’s guiding principles, that strategic work has produced many accomplishments and great progress that we intend to continue to build on in the future.