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Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Information

A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER

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AUSD OFFERING HOMESCHOOL OPTION FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

Atascadero Unified School District is giving students more options when it comes to attending school in the upcoming school year.

SLO SUMMER LEARNING

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education has developed a guide for parents of elementary aged children called SLO Summer Learning. The guide contains six weekly plans with suggested activities and weblinks to extend learning this summer. Click on the link below to find the PDF's and more information.

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NEED SOME INTERNET ACCESS THIS SUMMER?

The Atascadero Library is pleased to offer Hotspots you can check out. Through a generous donation County of SLO Libraries were able to purchase 30 additional Internet Hotspots. Click on the flyer to find out how you can check one out.
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A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER

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Atascadero Unified School District Graduation 2020

Atascadero High School, Paloma Creek and ACE Academy celebrated on June 3rd with a drive-through style graduation. Senior decorated their cars and drove to the steps of City Hall where they were greeted by AUSD Board Members, Superintendent Butler, Principal Bill Neely and other staff members to accept their diplomas. Making history as maybe one of the most unconventional graduation ceremonies this will definitely be unforgetable by all!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020

AUSD Graduation 2020 - Video
AUSD Board Members in front of City Hall

FINE ARTS ACADEMY 8TH GRADE PROMOTION

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy's Honor Choir sent the 8th grade class off with a remote performance!
FAA Honor Choir Youtube Performance
Fine Arts 8th Grade Drive By Promotion
Fine Arts 8th grade Promotion Drive By

MUSTANG'S DRIVE BY END OF YEAR PARADE

MRES students, staff, and families had a blast celebrating everyone’s teamwork during this school year with a drive by parade! Go Mustangs!
Monterey Road Drive By End of Year parade

VIRTUAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

This years Battle of the Books was held virtually. There were about 140 students, 40 volunteers, and at one point, 36 Google Meetings running! Students were placed on teams, participated in a team building activity, then ventured in and out of Google Meet "stations" where they worked together to test their memory of books they read. They even had to go into a tie breaker during the Grand Battle.
A big shout out to Mrs. Bell and all the volunteers which included a crew of teachers, principals, administration, library technicians, librarians from the public library, retired teachers, and CAPS grant committee members. Thank you for making this a memorable BATTLE!
Virtual Battle of the Books Photo Collage

ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE DONN CLICKARD MEMBER PROFILE

Our very own Board Member Mr. Clickard was featured in the Spring 2020 edition of CSBA's publication, read the full interview on pg. 17.
Our very own Board Member Mr. Clickard was featured in the Spring 2020 edition of CSBA's publication, read the full interview on pg. 17.


The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is requesting assistance and has asked that you complete the following survey:

English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKL8DQ6
Spanish version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHY35HP

Atascadero School District Families! For those of you who are loving our online learning, check this out!

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CRESTON ELEMENTARY CELEBRATING BIKE-TO-SCHOOL DAY!

Creston students had a blast participating in bike-to-school day at home!
Creston students had a blast participating in bike-to-school day at home!

DISTANCE LEARNING WITH LIBRARIAN NATASHA GARCIA

Natasha Garcia, Library Technician at Atascadero Middle School, has been hosting "Tea Time with Miss Garcia," a twice weekly drop-in office hour through Google Meet. She and the students not only talk about good books to read, but she presents themed book talks and also enriches the experience with a meet and greet with her horse. AMS students who want to join may email Miss Garcia or check in their Google Classroom for login times and nickname password.
"Tea Time with Miss Garcia," she presents themed book talks and also enriches the experience with a meet and greet with her horse

THANK YOU CAPS

The AHS LIT (Librarians in Training) Club would like to thank CAPS for their generous donation to their annual Barnes and Nobles Book Buy! Earlier this year, club members collaborated and researched new books to purchase for the AHS Library. Each student was given a portion of the budget to manage and, together, spent an afternoon shopping for books. We also stopped by the Atascadero Public Library for a behind the scenes tour. Thank you, CAPS, for supporting and funding this awesome opportunity! Books will be promoted and added to the library collection when we return to school.
Earlier this year, AHS LIT (Librarians in Training) Club members collaborated and researched new books to purchase for the AHS Library.

STAFF SURPRISE STUDENTS WITH A PARADE!

On Tuesday Santa Margarita Elementary School staff did a parade through Santa Margarita, Garden Farms and Eliano and Azor Ln. to say Hi to the students. There were 17 staff in their own cars. They decorated their windows and gave parents a heads up that they were coming and the amazing students were waiting and just as excited to see them as they were to see their students.
On Tuesday Santa Margarita Elementary School staff did a parade through Santa Margarita, Garden Farms and Eliano and Azor Ln. to say Hi to the students

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

The winners of the annual AHS Writing Contest have been announced! There were 79 entries this year in five categories. Submissions are sorted and judged by our Student Editorial Board. Top entries selected by these students move on to an adult panel composed of school board members, district administration, and AHS teachers and staff. Winning entries will be compiled into an eBook, illustrated with artwork from our talented AHS art & photography students. (Publication date to be determined).
Fiction: 1st, Lilyanne Nyunt; 2nd, Ryelin Pickard; 3rd, Allison Corbett | Non-Fiction: 1st, Karl Walrod; 2nd, Isabella Otter; 3rd Charlotte Maples | Personal Narrative: 1st Elli Gamboni; 2nd, Graciela Vance; 3rd, Sasha Oquendo | Poetry: 1st, Preslee Gerber; 2nd Isabela Walrod; 3rd, Emma Blais | Theme : Identity: 1st, Preslee Gerber; 2nd, Lilyanna Nyunt; 3rd, Amelia Long


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

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Cuesta College K-12 Reading Program

The Cuesta College K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.

Our live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students. 

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students. The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms. Skills taught include:

Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies.

Cuesta College Online Summer Programs

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

 AUSD READS

If you have an elementary student, check out AUSD Reads (available on your student's Classlink page). Some of our district library staff and teachers are sharing video read-alouds of some of their favorite books!
AUSD Reads Logo

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL'S CULINARY CLASS

During distance learning Christy Little's Culinary class made crepes at home. One student that found the flour shelf empty at the grocery stores had to get creative, they ended up making a cardboard crepe!
GIF animation of all the different Crepes the culinary students made.

SAN GABRIEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

San Gabriel Elementary staff showing their students they care and are there for them!
San Gabriel Elementary staff showing their students they care and are there for them!

Message from the Superintendent

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CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Many schools handed out Chromebooks this week, giving students the ability to engage in home based learning and also getting a chance to see some of their principals, teachers and other amazing staff members. Monterey Road greeted their students and parents with lots of fun noise makers and enthusiasm while Creston had their mascot waving to everyone that came through, all while keeping a safe 6 foot distance. A big THANK YOU to all of AUSD's staff as they keep things moving for our students!

Carrisa Plains Polecats
Carissa Plains Polecat

Creston Cougars
Creston Cougar

Monterey Road Mustangs

FIRST WEEK OF HOME BASED LEARNING

Hope everybody's first week of home based learning went somewhat smoothly, if you have any questions please direct them to your student's teacher or principal.

Here is the academic plan for Home Based Learning that began this week (4/1/2020). Please see the attached document for more detailed information of the academic plan. Additionally, we have created a schedule for the distribution of Chromebooks for students in grades 1-6. School principals have sent out each school's schedule. 

We look forward to embarking on this new endeavour together with you. Click on the flyer below to read more.

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CIF SCHOLAR ATHLETE CAEL COOPER

Eight time Varsity Letterman, Cael Cooper, was awarded the CIF's Scholar Athlete award for this year.

“It was honestly a little surprising to me because I was just not expecting it,” Cooper said. “With everything that has been going on with the school shutting down and everything I kind of figured, I would never hear about it again, but it was actually a good surprise when our athletic director Facetimed me and told me the news.”

Read the full article in the Atascadero News, linked below.

CONGRATULATIONS CAEL!

Atascadero News
Atascadero’s Cael Cooper

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISINFECT

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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

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS APRIL NEWSLETTER

Click on the flyer to read the latest newsletter from Parents Helping Parents. There are also several links to helpful resources below.

Personal Emergency Plan
Personal Emergency Plan Spanish
General Resources


AUSD NURSING SERVICES INFORMATION LETTER

Please read the attached letter from Nursing Services in regards to viral illness prevention.

Versión en Español


CRAZY DAYS AT CRESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

Creston's Cougars had a blast participating in event days, such as CRAZY HAT DAY and did so much reading while celebrating Dr. Seuss Week!