11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094
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We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

October 18, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 18-223, 2021

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students 
as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support: We are working to review our school-wide expectations with our students by reviewing how they might earn SOAR cards.  SOAR stands for safe, organized, actively engaged, and respectful.  Students may earn SOAR cards from any staff member and use those cards at the newly opened Hawk’s Nest School Store as well as deposit the cards in various boxes outside the Attendance Office for weekly/monthly drawings.  We look forward to getting our PBIS system fully operational as 2nd quarter begins.
  • End of 1st Quarter:  Just a reminder that the end of the first marking period is this Friday, October 22nd.
  • Digital Citizenship Week: We invite you to review the outline of topics for this week. Ms. Olsen our media specialist, has prepared some material addressing some of these topics in Advisory on Wednesday, October 20th.
  • Attention 9th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians: You should have received a postcard concerning the 9th grade Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) presentations which will be held on Wednesday, October 27th in the Performing Arts Center from 9:00-9:45 a.m.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  Please scan the QR code below with your camera to complete a short survey indicating which topics you would like to discuss. 
  • Intervention Time: For your information, as 2nd quarter begins, we will designate one specific day in Advisory per week to Intervention Time for students.  During this time, students may request to meet with a teacher for additional help or make up work.  We encourage students to make use of this time, in addition to engagement time at the beginning of the school day, for extra support.
  • Alta Hawkeye News: Check out our student newspaper for articles on the latest at Alta High School. Read about the opening of our new school store, student life, and get a sneak peek at our new gym floor: https://altahawkeye.org/
  • Civics Test Requirement: Per state law, in order to graduate, all seniors must take and pass a basic Civics Test. If your student has not taken, or did not pass this test, they should have received two emails through their school email giving them instructions on how to take this test through their canvas account. Contact Karen Brown in the Counseling Center if you have any questions at 801-826-5631 or karen.brown@canyonsdistrict.org
  • AP Test Info: It is time to register and pay for your 2022 AP exams. Please refer to the detailed letter below for a more thorough explanation of this process.  You can also contact shannon.kershaw@canyonsdistrict.org with any questions or concerns.
  • FAFSA Completion Open House will be hosted by Alta High for seniors to get expert help completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Please join us on October 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and you’ll be eligible to apply for a FAFSA Completion Scholarship from the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority.

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