11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094
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September 13, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 13-17, 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.

  • Homecoming Info: It’s Homecoming Week at Alta, so “Let’s Groove!” We invite you to join us for the pageant, parade, football game and dance this week! The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the Alta Commons. Semi-formal dress. Advance tickets ($10.00) are available on the Alta High website at: https://ahsathletics.com/partner/28/event/52/buy-tickets through Friday, Sept. 17th. Tickets at the door will be $15.00. No refunds or exchanges and no admittance permitted without a ticket.
  • PTSA: Support the PTSA by purchasing a comfy Alta blanket! Blankets make great gifts for your students and keep you warm at all the Alta outdoor events in the fall and spring.  See designs on the flyer below. Order at this link: https://sites.google.com/spectatorblankets.com/altahighschoolhawks/home. Supplies are limited, so order yours today!
  • Alta High Parking: Students, please purchase your parking permit in the main office. Due to space limitations only 11th and 12th grade students may obtain permits for on-campus parking. Please make sure parking stickers are affixed to the car’s windshield and you are parked in an area designated for students. Parents, please use the newly constructed drop off loop and visitor parking in the lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center on the west side of the school. The newly constructed main entrance adds a safety measure to the school by having all school visitors funnel through the new main entrance and into the main office. Student drop-offs/pick-ups and visitor parking are no longer allowed in the lot east of the school. During school hours please avoid driving in the bus area to prevent collisions with buses or blocking their entry/exit.
  • Attention Seniors: We will be starting the 12th grade Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) group presentations on September 14th.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. This presentation will be held in the Alta Library during your English class as indicated by the postcard sent home. If you do not have an English class this semester, another time is indicated on your postcard. If you have not received a postcard, or have questions concerning the PCCR meetings, please call the Alta Counseling Center at 801-826-5620.
  • AP Test Info: Attention AP Students and Families!  It is time to register and pay for your 2022 AP exams.  Alta’s AP Coordinator, Shannon Kershaw, has visited all of our AP classes and instructed our AP students on the TWO required steps to ensure the process is completed correctly:  1).  paying for the exam(s) through Total Registration’s website and 2). ordering the exam(s) via College Board’s website.  At this point, most parents will just need to log into Total Registration with your student to submit payment.  Please refer to the detailed letter below for a more thorough explanation of this process.  You can also contact Shannon Kershaw at:  shannon.kershaw@canyonsdistrict.org with any questions or concerns.
  • WhatsApp: Parents of our Spanish-speaking students, we have a WhatsApp group where our Spanish-speakers can ask questions on a variety of school-related topics.  See more specific information in the flyer below.
  • Advance Ticket Sales to Alta High Events: Skip the lines and purchase your next ticket in advance on the Alta High Website!  Click the following link: https://ahsathletics.com/event-tickets to access this site. Advance sales, including upcoming football games, can be purchased here.
  • Busing Update: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on Jan. 29, 2021 requiring the use of masks on all public transportation conveyances to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order is still in force, and according to guidance from the CDC, it applies to all public transportation passengers and personnel traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. territories. Face masks can be provided to students.
  • Students should have a complete schedule with all 8 periods filled, unless they have completed an Education Release.  If they have applied for an Education Release please note that this means the student cannot be on campus during that period.  You can complete this application on releases.canyonsdistrict.org.
  • COVID 19 Updates : Canyons School District recently sent updated information about COVID rapid testing  to all parents/guardians.  Rapid testing is now available for all CSD students and employees at the district office parking garage Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 a.m

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