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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.  

FREE FLU MIST CLINIC FOR AUSD STUDENTS CONTINUES


Atascadero Unified Nursing Services held our first of three FREE Flu Mist Clinics on Monday, November 9th at Santa Rosa Academic Academy. Everything went very well and in two hours our AUSD school nurses were able to administer vaccines to 74 people: 60 students and 14 adults. Because the county was able to provide us with extra vaccines (both in mist and injectable form) we were able to offer it to parents as they arrived! This was a tremendous bonus for our community. We are grateful to SLO County Public Health for their assistance and thrilled that so many of our students are now protected against the flu. If you were not able to make it to our first clinic, our second clinic is on Friday, Nov. 13th at San Benito, and our last will be at Atascadero High School on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Both of these last clinics will be from 3-5 pm and appointments are needed.

THANK YOU NURSING SERVICES

Nursing Services Flu Mist Clinic

AHS THEATRE PRESENTS:

The Monologue Show From Hell - Click here for the PDF version
Get your tickets now for one of the many shows the AHS theatre will be performing online in December. Click on the flyer for show times and information on how to purchase tickets.

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

Click on the flyers below to see all the upcoming events Parents Helping Parents have available.
Parent Helping Parents - Becoming a Sensory Detective - Click here for the PDF version

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING WEEK AT AMS

AMS 8th Grade Advanced Engineering students started off the Aerospace Engineering Week with a guest engineer.  Rick Heller (Mrs. DiSanti's dad!) virtually visited our classes to show over 40 years of work in the field of aerospace engineering...including the F/A-18 Hornet, the Delta IV Heavy Rocket, and the 787 Boeing Dreamliner.  Students finished off the week with a "choose your own adventure" engineering design challenge: choice of an egg drop project, a paper airplane design lab, or a lunar lander simulation.  Check out the "epic" video of one of the eggcellent egg drop projects
AMS Aerospace Engineering Week

SLO UNITED: A COLLABORATIVE CHOIR CONCERT

Choirs all over SLO County have come together to create one collaborative choral experience for the community. Click on the link to fin out how you can watch this event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slo-united-a-collaborative-choir-concert-tickets-125556327355
SLO United - A Collaborative Choir Concert - Click here for Event Details

RETURNING TO SCHOOL SAFELY

Join the live panel of Dr. Penny Borenstein, James Brescia, and local school officials regarding the expectations and challenges for when SLO County students return to the classroom. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Click on the flyer for more information.
Please click here for the PDF version

VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK AT AMS

Congratulations to the AMS Leadership class for putting together a successful Virtual Spirit Week. The Leadership class wanted to keep the students and staff together and connected even though they are unable to physically be with each other. The daily themes were Pet Day Monday, Tie Dye Tuesday, Wacky Hair Wednesday, and Twin Day Thursday. Thank you AMS Leadership!
AMS Virtual Spirit Week

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

WOW, THAT'S A LOT OF WATERMELONS!

The AUSD Farm is at it again! This time with an 80 watermelon harvest. The watermelons are estimated to weigh in at about 1,200 lbs. in total. There were also another 25 cantaloupe, 50 honeydew, and 20 lbs. of tomatoes harvested.
AUSD farm watermelon harvest

GRUPO DE CRIANZA MENSUAL | MONTHLY PARENTING GROUP

Este grupo está en español
La crianza de los hijos puede ser difícil y tener una red de apoyo de otros padres puede ayudarlo en su camino como padres. Este grupo gratuito tendrá temas de interés y diálogo de bienvenida junto con el apoyo de pares. Únase a nosotros para discutir problemas, desafíos e inquietudes que pueden enfrentar todos los padres.
Haga clic aquí para obtener la versión PDF

This group is in Spanish
Parenting can be hard and having a support network of other parents can help your parenting journey. This free group will have topics of interest and welcome dialogue along with peer support. Join us to discuss issues, challenges, and concerns that all parents may face.
Please click here for the PDF version

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Click on the flyer below to see everything Parents Helping Parents has to offer in November.
Please click here for the PDF version

NAILED IT!

Christine Little's Culinary class at the high school entered a "Nailed It" style challenge for extra credit. They didn't have to do a Halloween theme, but since the examples were Halloween related, they went with that. Click on the picture below to see some more of the submissions.
Christine Little's Culinary Class.  Click here for the fill PDF

COPING WITH COVID!

Click on the flyer to find ways to help you and your family cope with Covid.

RED RIBBON WEEK AT AMS

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26 - 30
Click on the link to see all the Red Ribbon pledges.https://padlet.com/sarahiba/fu0kmy10uoq720ys

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.
Click here to watch the video



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

PARENT UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER


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
Please click here for the PDF flyer

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

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

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 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

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

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

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

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