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Atascadero vs San Luis Obispo Dual Swim Meet
Watch live: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:45AM
Atascadero vs San Luis Obispo Dual Swim Meet

ATHLETICS RETURNING

Soccer, Football, Waterpolo, Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis, Baseball, Softball and track all now have schedules. Many sports have already begun competing, here is a link to AHS Athletics were you can find athletic schedules and live streams to watch some of your favorite Greyhound sports.
Athletics Returning

CTE PATHWAYS AT ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL
SOFTWARE AND COMMUNICATIONS

Atascadero High School offers eight different career pathways to students. One of the CTE pathways is Software and Communications, click below to watch a video and read about this pathway and the classes that are included.
Software and Communications

CUESTA COLLEGE EDUCATE-SI SE PUEDE CONFERENCE

Cuesta College is excited to invite you to our first virtual Educate-Si Se Puede conference on March 10 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. This conference hopes to empower and motivate students to pursue higher education, encourage them to overcome barriers, understand that they can achieve their goals, and expose students to a myriad of educational and career paths focusing on postsecondary degree attainment. 

Traditionally, an event targeted for High School students, Educate this year seeks to engage students in middle school using SB 890 "Early Commitment to College Program" as a framework to guide the information provided. The middle school track sessions will include: 
1. Career and Major Exploration 
2. College Admission & A-G Requirements Session 
3. Financial Aid and Funding College Education 
4. Save Me a Spot in College pledge. 

Additional Parent Workshops are also available. Please visit our website for our full conference workshop offerings. With a conference track tailored for you, come learn more about higher education and how a postsecondary degree can propel your future! 
 
This FREE event is now live for registration. Click here 
EDUCATE-SI SE PUEDE

MEALS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP

Meals Available for Pick-Up Welcome back AHS, AMS and PCHS students! Lunch for the day and breakfast for the following day can be picked-up at the following locations. Please be advised that all meals will be served cold. AMS Students Meals can be picked-up in front of the office in the parking lot at 2:45. AHS Students Meals can be picked-up at the snack bar on campus at 2:45. Community meals will continue to be available for pick-up from 11:15 - 12:45 at AMS and PCHS.

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS MARCH CALENDAR

Click on the links and flyer below to see events happening in March.
Action Calendar: Mindful March 2021

AGRICULTURE MECHANICS CTE CLASS AT AHS

The Agricultural Mechanics pathway prepares students for careers related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of equipment used by the agriculture industry. Basic agricultural mechanics skills and safety, standards B1.0 through B8.0, cover woodworking, electrical systems, plumbing, cold metal work, concrete, and welding technology. Advanced topics, standards B9.0 through B12.0, deal with metal fabrication, small engines, agriculture power and technology, and agriculture construction. Check out all the CTE pathways that AHS has to offer students.
Picture collage of a student working in the agricultural mechanics pathway class

CAL POLY'S SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AT
SAN BENITO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Cal Poly’s Society of Women Engineers guided 4th graders at San Benito in an engineering challenge last week. The Cal Poly students led these scholars in the engineering process to design cantilever bridges. Both in person and online, students created unique and resourceful builds while being inspired by the work of their special guests.
Cal Poly’s Society of Women Engineers guided 4th graders at San Benito in an engineering challenge last week

THE STODDARD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The citizens’ advisory committee and the Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees were in unanimous agreement. On Feb. 2, the Black Box Theater officially changed its name, in its new home, to Stu’s Studio: The Stoddard Center for the Arts. read the full article in the Atascadero News
Stu Stoddard with his wife JoAnne and son Cam (Cameron) stand in front of Stu’s Studio: The Stoddard Center for the Arts.

HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Students at Carrisa Plains Elementary School learned about influential African American men and women in history. They also made Kente cloths, a Ghanaian textile, made of handwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton. Historically the fabric was worn in a toga-like fashion by royalty among ethnic groups including the Ewe and Ashanti. Click on the picture below to view the slide show.
3rd grade students at Carrisa Plains hold up their Black History Month projects

STUDENTS LEARNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

In American Sign Language (ASL), we are at the exciting point in the school year where students know enough signs to have conversations fully in ASL!  With screens on and microphones muted, we ask questions and respond entirely in ASL!  Fortunately, our "signing social" time can still fully thrive while learning online/at a distance!

CRESTON AND CARRISA PLAINS CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY

Click on the pictures to view the slide shows.
Click here to view the slide shows.

FINE ARTS ACADEMY OPEN ENROLLMENT

Don't miss FAA's open enrollment for next year. Forms will be accepted February 1st through March 15th. Fine Art's Academy offers instruction for grades 4-8, click on the flyer for more information.
Please click here for the PDF version

SAN BENITO'S NEWSPAPER CLUB

Fourth grade teacher, Ms. Edgar started a newspaper club with some of our 4th and 5th grade students in an effort to keep our students more connected with our school at large. These hard working students pulled off an amazing first issue that we would like to share with you in hopes you can read for yourself and share it with your students. Click on the picture below to see the new full issue of the Bengal Bugle!
Click here to see the new full issue of the Bengal Bugle!

AMS JOINS THE HEART HUNT

Atascadero Middle School joined Atascadero City Hall and over 30 businesses in Downtown Atascadero to celebrate love during the month of February. Thousands of paper hearts can be found throughout the downtown on storefronts, windows, and doors. There is a printable scavenger hunt for children who want to go heart hunting! The hearts, which are safely visible from the outdoors, can be found in Atascadero's Business Improvement District which spans from the 101 Freeway to Lewis Avenue and Highway 41 to Rosario Avenue. Heart hunters can use these boundaries to search for the hearts by car or foot. More information and the scavenger hunt can also be found on Instagram - @ATownWithHeart #ATownWithHeart.
Heart hunt in downtown Atascadero

Atascadero High School's Creative Writing Class

A special thank you to CAPS for sponsoring a grant for the AHS Creative Writing class. Through the grant, we are able to host a series of guest writers & authors to present writing workshops. Kris Bell welcomed the first in the series to the class: Sabrina Pratt, former AUSD teacher and owner of Central Coast Comedy Theater. Ms. Pratt presented a two day workshop on comedy sketch writing. Here some students share their favorite takeaways from the sessions. Thank you, CAPS for supporting teachers and students!
ScreenShot of AHS' Creative Writing distance learning class

KID'S OPINIONS WANTED

Click on the flyer below to find out how students in K-5 can win the Young Reader Medal.
Please click here for the PDF version

KINDNESS ROCKS

"February is KINDNESS MONTH!
To celebrate KINDNESS MONTH, AMS Friday Night Live Cub created a homeroom activity for students to create their own digital KINDNESS ROCKS! These are rocks with beautiful artwork, inspirational quotes, and uplifting messages -- all designed to spread kindness! Students took a screenshot of their KINDNESS Rock and posted it to our Kindness Rock Wall! FNL Club will vote for the most inspiring rock and the winner will be announced at the FNL VIRTUAL Movie Party at the end of February! There were over 200 rocks posted to the wall (see the Padlet on Slide 3)!" Click on the picture below to see the slides.
Click here to see the slides.

AMS WELCOMES NEW LEADERSHIP TEACHER

AMS welcomes Mr. Avila as our new leadership teacher. Mr. Avila brings creativity, school spirit and innovation to our leadership class. Check out what Mr. Avila has to say about the leadership class…..

“Our leadership class at AMS is VERY excited for the activities and work that we have put together for our friends and classmates at school. Even with virtual learning, we are looking forward to...

Virtual tutoring with teachers
Mega-Classes so we can see more of our friends
School spirit weeks to make school feel more engaging

Even though we are virtually learning, we do not have to dis-engage from all school activities! We're excited to help students re-engage with classes moving forward!”
AMS' new Leadership teacher, Mr. Avila

JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Click on the flyer to find out more about job training opportunities in the fields of Veterinary, pharmacy Technician, or Medical Administration. These classes are being offered to 18-24 year olds.
Please click here for the PDF version







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
2021-2022 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
School Boundaries Map

AHS Sports Schedules

Mandatory regulations in place:
  • Spectator attendance is limited to immediate household members of AHS competing athletes.
  • Groups must be remain 6 feet apart from other groups
  • All spectators must wear masks.

AHS SPRING PRODUCTION

We are excited to announce our spring production, BLAST OFF! GREETINGS FROM THE PLANET KILLER! directed by Shawna Volpa and performed by AHS Performing Arts, featuring the AHS Choir. 

This is an online performance available for two weekends: 
March 12-14, and March 19-21. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance here

PANDEMIC-EBT ADDRESS UPDATES

Click the flyers below to learn more about updating your address in Aeries and Pandemic-EBT.

P-EBT information for parents in English and Spanish:
Please click here for the PDF version

P-EBT info for school sites:

Please click here for the PDF version

PARENT CONNECTION OF SLO COUNTY

Parent Connection of SLO County offers a variety of classes for parents, check out their website to a list of all classes available.
Please click here for the PDF version

DISTANCE LEARNING PARENT NEWSLETTER

Click on the flyers below to read the latest distant learning newsletter from the California Department of Education.
Please click here for the PDF version

Boletín de aprendizaje a distancia para padres Edición no.17

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS UPCOMING EVENTS

Click on the flyers for more information.
Please click here for the PDF version
Please click here for the PDF version

BE THE BEST ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION

On March 18th there will be a free event to learn how to navigate obstacles within the IEP, negotiate educational interests and create partnerships with the educational team. Click on the flyer for more information and how to sign up.
Please click here for the PDF version

SLO HOTLINE

SLO Hotline is happy to now offer texting services, please share and get the word out for people who may need some extra support.
Please click here for the PDF version

PARENT CONNECTION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Click on the links below to see all the available resources for parents.

HOMEWORK HELP HOTLINE

Students of all ages can receive live one-on-one tutoring daily, 1-10pm, through SLO County Library Systems. You must have a library card to sign up.
Brainfuse HelpNow.
Students of all ages can receive live one-on-one tutoring daily, 1-10pm, through Brainfuse HelpNow

VIRTUAL PARENT CAFE

Click on the flyers for more information about the Virtual Parent Cafe.
Please click here for the PDF version

ASSISTANCE WITH CHILD CARE

Click on the flyer below to find child care options available in SLO county.
Please click here for the PDF version

COPING WITH COVID!

Click on the flyer to find ways to help you and your family cope with Covid.
Please click here for the PDF version

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISINFECT

Please click here for the PDF version

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?