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Annual Parent Data Confirmation is now open

Atascadero Unified School District's Annual Data Confirmation is now open and will close again on 10/7/2020.  Please Click Here to be routed to the Data Confirmation page, which includes access to the Parent Portal link, as well as annual documentation.  
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ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT'S FARM

Robinsong Farm has been working hard on AUSD's Farm. They harvested 134 ears of corn (approximately 95 lbs.) and were able to distribute one ear of fresh corn to each child that picked up a lunch at San Benito Elementary. Corn should continue for the next three weeks.
AUSD District Farm Photo Collage

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL 2020: A DIGITAL ANTHOLOGY

“With golden heart and paper wings,
The emerald gilded sparrow sings
Of moonlit, lilac, summer skies,
The river speaks, the forest cries.”
~by Preslee Gerber

Click below to open the digital book
Click here to open the Digital Book

A FUN AND YUMMY WAY TO LEARN ABOUT COLORS AND COUNTING

When it's too hot and smokey to play outside this TK student practiced her math and science skills through baking! TK - K students learned about color mixing this week. Baking is a great way to practice math skills at all levels. How many cupcakes did she make? Counting objects is a great way to support one to one correspondence. What healthy foods could you make this week?
When it's too hot and smokey to play outside this TK student practiced her math and science skills through baking

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DURING DISTANCE LEARNING,
GET MOVING!

Mr. Griffin teaches 1st through 4th grade P.E. 
Please Click here for Mr. Griffin's PE webpage
"So much fun can be had by staying positive and being creative. This has been my attitude and practice for the last four years in Elementary PE at each of the five schools. You can continue with these thoughts as you get outside and move your body. You can make your own implements and or equipment. Look around and find just about anything to create your own activity. Take a look at the headings above and take turns being the teacher, teammate or captain. Remember to keep hydrated and push yourself a bit further than you think you can handle. Stay fit and eat healthy!" - Mr. Griffin

Coach Degnan teaches 5th grade P.E.
Please click here for Coach Degnan's Webpage
"5th grade is such a great year out in PE class! There are so many amazing things to learn about the value of good sportsmanship, the benefits of exercise & fitness and learning new sports skills like throwing, kicking, catching and batting. But because we can't be together in person at this time we will have to get creative! So be ready to try out some new things that will get you active and moving! Let's have some fun!!!!" - Coach Degnan

CAMPUS CLUBS

Atascadero Middle School and High School still have a lot of their clubs up and running even though distance learning is taking place. On the video posted below, Sabrina Degnan talks about how Middle School students can get involved in FNL.
Please click here for the FNL Advisory video by Sabrina Degnan

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2020-2021 LIST

Below is a list of Battle Books and where you can find them!

Please click here for the Battle of the Books Grades 4-6 list
Battle of the Books library list

ONE COOL EARTH AT SAN BENITO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

Amidst the pandemic school gardens are still up and growing! At San Benito Elementary the recent harvest included Italian Striped Zucchini, Dragon's Tongue Green Beans, and Lemon Cucumber. Do you have a favorite summer crop that is hard to find at the grocery store? Click on the link to follow One Cool Earth on Facebook and get some fun ideas on how to start a garden at home.
The recent harvest at San Benito Elementary included Italian Striped Zucchini, Dragon's Tongue Green Beans, and Lemon Cucumber.

A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON REOPENING SCHOOLS
FROM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER

Please click here for the PDF version

CHANGES TO AUSD'S LUNCH PROGRAM
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Click on the flyers below to learn more about AUSD's free meals program and changes that will take place on Tuesday, September 8th. Breakfast and lunch will be served for free to anyone in our community 18yrs or under.


Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422
805-462-4200

AUSD Calendar of Events



Quick Links

Free and Reduced Lunch Program
2020-2021 School Calendar
School Registration FAQ
Kindergarten and TK Information
Online Enrollment for NEW AUSD students
Application for Interdistrict Transfer
Job Opportunities at AUSD
Facility Bond
AHS Pool AE RFQP
School Accountability Report Cards
LCAP and Executive Summary
AUSD English Learner Master Plan
Title IX
Annual Notification to Parents- English
Annual Notification to Parents - Spanish
Affordable Health Care Act
Affordable Care Act Notice to Employees
AUSD Crisis Response Plan for Families
Annual Contractor Prequalification
Construction Request for Proposals
Sexual Harassment Policy - Employees 
Sexual Harassment Policy - Students
Uniform Complaint Process
Meaningful Notice 403(b) and 457(b) Plan Summary
2020-2021 SLO SELPA Local Plan

DON'T MISS THE AHS ATHLETICS BOOSTER RAFFLE
Please click here for the PDF version

OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO

Given the struggles and tribulations of 2020, it's important to celebrate how our youngest talents are coping artistically, and keeping active and positive. The artistic works of our children during this time are important historical markers about our evolution as a society, which even now continues to demonstrate the unstoppable human need to be creative. Click on the links below to watch some performances.

Did you know that OperaSLO operates one of the oldest children's summer opera camps in the nation? Directed by acclaimed Atascadero resident Marissa Bloom, last month marked our 22nd consecutive camp; and Marissa and her fantastic team brilliantly transitioned to a virtual Zoom format! For two weeks, 22 budding opera stars worked tirelessly with virtual faculty from around the nation, culminating in the video pieces I'm super excited to share with you below! OperaSLO is especially grateful to the Paso Robles Rotary Club, and their newly elected President Bob Fonarow, for generously providing eight full scholarships.

Opera San Luis Obispo

Opera Camp 2020
This two-minute and thirty-second performance is from QUARANTINE THE OPERA; which is an original sixty-minute children's opera, with story and lyrics by Marissa Bloom, written for Opera San Luis Obispo's 2020 Children's Summer Opera Camp. This performance was recorded on Friday, July 24, 2020.

HELPING PARENTS DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING

At the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Alliance for Virtual Learning, (spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard), created a free, online series to assist school district administrators and educators to prepare for online learning. The following webinar videos and articles are designed to help your parents:

Tips to keep you K-5 kids on track
Tips to keep your kids grades 6-12 on track
Creating a learning environment for children during social distancing
A new way of learning and teaching
Are you prepared to be your children’s teacher again?

DISTANCE LEARNING PARENT NEWSLETTER

In addition to the resources AUSD and your student's school have provided, the California Department of Education (CDE), English Learner Support Division is also sharing resources to support families with distance learning and English language development in a weekly newsletter. Each issue will focus on resources for a different subject area, topic, or student group. These newsletters are informational only with optional suggestions, ideas, and resources vetted by the CDE.

MEET THE AHS STAFF

Meet some of the new faces at Atascadero High School, click on the picture below to see AHS' welcome back video.
Please click here for the video

TIPS FOR SUCCESS WHILE DISTANT LEARNING FROM SAN BENITO PRINCIPAL KAT HOLMES

Please click here for the video

SANTA ROSA ACADEMIC ACADEMY STAFF HARD AT WORK!

Images of Santa Rosa staff hard at work

SPEECH THERAPY DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

Does your child receive speech services? Are you wondering how best to navigate this with distance learning? Are you worried?
Please join us in welcoming Katie Frame Coleman, Med, CCC-SLP as she shares on this important topic.

Topics of discussion:
· Simple, parent friendly ways to incorporate speech and language goals into what you are already doing with your child
· How best to use the time your child does have online with his/her SLP to guide you during the rest of the week
· Considerations for setting up a homeschool routine and environment for your differently wired child
· There will be time for parent questions at the end of the presentation

September 2 from 6:30-8 pm. Please RSVP by email and you will be sent the Zoom link the day of the event.

Parents Helping Parents of SLO
php@ucp-slo.org
(805) 543-3277
1146 Farmhouse Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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10 WAYS PARENTS CAN PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

REMOTE LEARNING GUIDE FOR PARENTS

EdTech Team is offering a Free Webinar Series for parents. The series will cover many of the G Suite programs your students are using. Please see the flyer for more details if you are interested in learning more.
Please click here for the PDF

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL'S FFA VIRTUAL SUPREME WINNERS

Of all the organizations to enter the Livestock Show this year, Atascadero High School’s FFA chapter proved the deepest with the most supreme winners.  Atascadero News Article
Picture of a white FFA chicken

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISINFECT

Please click here for the PDF version

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

Click on the link below to get some great resources for social and emotional support during this school closure.

Social and Emotional Supports

PARENT AND YOUTH HELPLINE

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/
Parent and Youth Helpline