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Annual Parent Data Confirmation is now open

Have you confirmed your student's data in Aeries for the 2020/2021 School year?  If you have not or you are unsure, please Click Here to be routed to the Data Confirmation page.  This page includes access to the Parent Portal link, as well as annual documentation.  

Measure C

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COMMUNITY UPDATE FORM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER

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DISTANCE LEARNING PARENT NEWSLETTER

GO BIG ORANGE

Mr. Conrad used video files submitted by his Marching Band members to put together a recording of Go Big Orange, and when the cheerleaders heard Go Big Orange they had to join the fun!! Click on the link to download the video.
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IT'S MORE THAN A MEAL!

Click on the flyer below to see what benefits you could be eligible for by completing a meal application.
Application English
Aplicación Español
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AUSD BUS DRIVERS

What do bus drivers do during distance learning? They “think outside the bus” and help with grounds work at San Gabriel so we are ready to open for students. Way to go!
3 of our AUSD Bus Drivers

DON'T MISS THE AHS FFA DRIVE-THRU FUNDRAISER

Tickets are $40 and include: 1 whole tri-tip, salad, a loaf of bread, salsa and cookies!
Ticket Sales will go from October 5th through October 31st.
All orders will be done through the Atascadero FFA Boosters Square website.
Contactless Drive-Thru pick up will happen November 11th from 3pm to 6pm.
Members will recieve one FFA Point for every 2 ticket sold! Be sure to type their name in when you order. Order online at https://atascaderoffaboosters.square.site/

Add ons can be made when ordering like: an additional cooked tri-tip, Atascadero FFA Glass Cups, and even straight donations to the chapter!
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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Click on the picture below to see the video that Atascadero Fire Department made for fire prevention week.
Atascadero Fire Department

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLASS

Last Saturday, the AHS Model United Nations delegation attended (virtually) their first ever Model UN Conference!

This was their first time out the gate, and out of 32 schools and 900 students in attendance, AHS won "Best Delegation"! AHS had 13 participants (who all were amazing), and several students also received special awards: Jayden Clevenger (Best Delegate), Gracie Vance (Commendation), Muhammad Mehr (Commendation), and Sasha Oquendo (Commendation).

This is the first year that the Model United Nations class has been offered at AHS. In the class, students study why the UN was founded, research about member nations, and debate political issues. They practice procedure, diplomacy, negotiation, and public speaking. Then, students join the MUN Club in order to participate in regional, state, national and international conferences, where they simulate being delegates at the UN General Assembly.

At this weekend's SoCoMUN conference, our delegation represented the countries of Saudi Arabia, Panama, Mexico, and the Philippines. They debated topics currently before the UN, including: Countering Violent Extremism, Firearms Proliferation, Corruption in Sporting Events, Wildlife Crime, Trafficking of Child Soldiers, Access to Education in Prisons, and Cyberbullying.

Stay tuned for ways that you can support our Model UN delegation to attend future conferences!

Way To Go Hounds!
Model United Nations

FARM UPDATE

AUSD'S farm continues to flourish, this last week's harvest yielded about 128 melons. Both cantaloupe and white hondew were taken to the AUSD kitchen and weighed in at 2-3lbs each! Another harvest of melons will happen next week. A grand total of 325 ears of corn were harvested at the garden and watermelons are coming soon!
Cantaloupe and Honeydew harvest

APEX REMIX FUNDRAISER AT CRESTON

On October 7th, Creston Elementary students participated in the Apex Remix fundraiser. Students used Google Meet to all participate in completing 36 dance moves! Our Creston students had great moves and energy! The Remix was the finale of 2 weeks of lessons about being mindful, having grit, integrity and not giving up!
Mrs. Reynolds and Mighty Mason welcome Creston Kindergarten student Waylon at the first day of the Apex Fundraiser kick off!
On October 7th, Creston Elementary students participated in the Apex Remix Fundraiser.  Students used Google Meet to all participate in completing 36 dance moves.  Our Creston students had great moves and energy! The Remix was the finale of 2 weeks of lessons about being mindful, having grit, integrity and not giving up!

Carrisa Plains staff working hard in distance learning!

Carrisa Plains staff working hard in distance learning!

CRESTON ELEMENTARY PICTURE DAY!

Mrs. Kinnear welcomes students at a safe distance at Creston's picture day event!
Mrs. Kinnear and two students at Picture day

FORMER GREYHOUND CADDIES AT THE US OPEN

Austin Kaiser grew up in North County. He spent a lot of his youth at Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero. Kaiser played on golf teams at Atascadero High School and Hancock College in Santa Maria. He and Schauffele became friends while playing on the golf team at San Diego State University. When Schauffele became serious about playing professionally, he asked Kaiser to be his caddie. Kaiser has always approached the game intelligently. He relies heavily on statistics and planning. He also works to keep Schauffele focused and relaxed during the stress of tournament play. It’s been a very successful partnership. Read the full article linked below.

A-Town Daily News
Xander Schuaffele and former Greyhound Austin Kaiser.

ACE ACADEMY STUDENT COMPETES IN APHA WORLD CHAMPION SHOW

9th Grade ACE Academy student, Allie Aronsen, earned a Reserve World Champion Award in Fort Worth, Texas.
AUSD students find balance between academics and what they are passionate about in life through enrollment at ACE Academy.  Congratulations to 9th grade student Allie Aronsen who earned a Reserve World Champion award at the APHA World Champion show in Fort Worth, Texas on September 19th!


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

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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

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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. 
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"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.
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"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.
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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

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

Click on the flyers below to find out more information on what Parents Helping Parents has to offer this month.
Language Development
IEPs & Services Beyond the Basics

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.

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

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

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?


10 WAYS PARENTS CAN PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING