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November 30, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Alta High School
Soar to a New ALTAtude
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.

  • Back to School – We are welcoming all Alta students back to school today! We are looking forward to seeing our students again, and we have plans in place to help keep everyone safe. To aid us in this, please support your student in following these expectations on each school day:

    • Complete a symptom check before leaving the house; stay home if you are sick.

    • Bring and wear a face mask, following the CDC Guidelines for correctly wearing masks.

    • Arrive to school at the first bell and go directly to class. Or, go to the commons or a classroom if you must come to school early.

    • Bring a fully-charged device to utilize in classes (Chromebook, laptop, tablet, iPad, etc.).

    • Follow directional arrows in the hallways and all safety procedures in each classroom.

    • Assist teachers in sanitizing your learning space at the start of each class.

    • Vacate the school grounds immediately after school or report directly to a school-sponsored after school event.

    • View the COVID-19 updates for the Alta High Community on page 4 of this newsletter each week.

    • Review the updated Canyons COVID-19 Manual.

  • 2nd Quarter Midterms – Today marks the midterm of 2nd quarter. Please check Skyward for your student’s updated grades.

  • Math Tutoring – Both in person and virtual math tutoring is available Please see the schedule on page 6, which also includes the information about how to connect via Google Meet.

  • NHS Tutoring – Looking for a tutor? The Alta National Honor Society is offering free online tutoring sessions! Please complete this form to be matched with an NHS Peer Tutor. See the flyer on page 7 for more information.

  • Hawkeye (school news online) – Go to altahawkeye.org to read more about the newly elected Freshmen Officers, and numerous other new stories submitted by the Alta High newspaper and journalism classes.

  • Blood Drive – HOSA is hosting a Blood Drive with ARUP on Wednesday, December 2nd from 8am-1pm. All students, parents and staff members who wish to donate must make sign up for an appointment time online. The donations will take place in the Alta Field House.

  • Yearbook Senior Ad information was mailed home last week. Check your mail for information on how you can submit a tribute to your senior to be published in this year’s yearbook. All ads will be done online again this year. Begin at jostensadservice.com.

  • Seniors – Check your graduation requirements in Skyward. If any requirements are in red, this means you are credit deficient and your graduation is in jeopardy.  Contact your counselor if you have questions on how to take care of your deficiencies.

  • Softball – Girls interested in trying out for softball in the spring, please go to altahighsoftball.weebly.com to sign up to tryout, check the open field schedule, and more!

  • Keys to Success – Students: don’t forget to apply for the Keys to Success app online to register an account. You have the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for college or obtain an internship! There is so much good information in the app for you!

  • Regents’ Scholarship Update – Great news Seniors! You no longer need an ACT score of 22 to earn the Regents’ Scholarship! ACT scores are not required for the 2020-2021 application. Go to REGENTSSCHOLARSHIP .ORG to see if you qualify for this scholarship. The priority deadline is December 4th. See Mrs. Brown in the Counseling Center if you have questions or concerns.

  • Ordering Transcripts – Transcripts can be ordered online by going to the Alta website or by going directly to the Alta Parchment website

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

November 23, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Alta High School
Soar to a New ALTAtude
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.

  • Online Learning – Alta High will remain in online learning on Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break. For more information about the expectations for both teachers and students while our school is online, please review page 5. A copy of the bell schedule to help your student stay on their class schedule while at home can be found on page 6.
  • Alta’s Counselors are Here for You – The Alta Counselors are here for our students during this online period. We know how challenging it is for all of you during this time. If you are in need of some extra support and would like your counselor to reach out to you, please fill out this form.
  • Math Tutoring – In person math tutoring is suspended for the next two weeks, but virtual opportunities are still available. Please see the schedule on page 7, which also includes the information about how to connect via Google Meet.
  • NHS Tutoring – Looking for a tutor? The Alta National Honor Society is offering free online tutoring sessions! Please complete this form to be matched with an NHS Peer Tutor. See the flyer on page 9 for more information.
  • Please view the information about “Helping Students Through Quarantine and School Re-Entry” on page 9.
  • Hawkeye (school news online) – Go to altahawkeye.org to read more about the newly elected Freshmen Officers, and numerous other new stories submitted by the Alta High newspaper and journalism classes.
  • Attention parents of Juniors! If you have not signed up for your Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meeting with your student’s counselor, please follow the link appropriate link below, based on your student’s last name. Both in person and virtual appointments will be provided. If classes are still being taught online, all PCCR meetings will be held virtually. Please sign up by Tuesday, November 24th.
  • Blood Drive – HOSA is hosting a Blood Drive with ARUP on Wednesday, December 2 from 8am-2pm. All students, parents and staff members who wish to donate must make sign up for an appointment time online. The donations will take place in a donor bus in the Alta parking lot.
  • Yearbook Senior Ad information was mailed home last week. Check your mail for information on how you can submit a tribute to your senior to be published in this year’s yearbook. All ads will be done online again this year. Begin at jostensadservice.com.
  • Seniors – Check your graduation requirements in Skyward. If any requirements are in red, this means you are credit deficient and your graduation is in jeopardy. Contact your counselor if you have questions on how to take care of your deficiencies.
  • Basketball Tryouts – Tryouts for both boys and girls basketball will begin on Tuesday, November 24th. Interested students should see the schedule on page 2, complete their Register My Athlete profile, and bring a mask and water to tryouts.
  • Softball – Girls interested in trying out for softball in the spring, please go to altahighsoftball.weebly.com to sign up to tryout, check the open field schedule, and more!

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

November 16, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Alta High School
Soar to a New ALTAtude
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.

  • Online Learning – Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases associated with Alta High, coupled with an increase in positivity rates in the neighborhoods surrounding the school, all Alta students have transitioned to online learning. Students are expected to follow the regular school schedule, and attendance will be taken each class period Monday-Thursday. Teachers will be providing at least 20 minutes of synchronous instruction at the beginning of each class period. Information about how students can connect with their teacher each period will be on the homepage of each Canvas course. For more information about the expectations for both teachers and students while our school is online, please review page 5. A copy of the bell schedule to help your student stay on their class schedule while at home can be found on page 6.
  • Alta’s Counselors are Here for You – We know this year has been exceptionally difficult. Your Alta High counselors would like parents and students to know we are still available to talk with students during this online period. Please email your counselor if your student is in need of some mental health support, and we can visit with them via phone or Google Meet. Be well!

• A-Ch – Jennifer Scheffner – jennifer.scheffner@canyonsdistrict.org

• Ci-Gd – Christine Astle – christine.astle@canyonsdistrict.org

• Ge-Kh – Sandy White – james.white@canyonsdistrict.org

• Ki-O – Cierra Bell – cierra.bell@canyonsdistrict.org

• P-So – Callie Bjerregaard – callie.bjerregaard@canyonsdistrict.org

• Sp-Z – Leslie Stettler – leslie.stettler@canyonsdistrict.org

  • Math Tutoring – In person math tutoring is suspended for the next two weeks, but virtual opportunities are still available. Please see the schedule on page 7, which also includes the information about how to connect via Google Meet.
  • Engineering Day – The University of Utah is hosting a Virtual Engineering Day on Saturday, November 21st from 9:00am-1:00pm. See the flyer on page 8 for more information and register for free here!
  • NHS Tutoring – Looking for a tutor? The Alta National Honor Society is offering free online tutoring sessions! Please complete this form to be matched with an NHS Peer Tutor. See the flyer on page 9 for more information. 
  • Seniors – Check your graduation requirements in Skyward. If any requirements are in red, this means you are credit deficient and your graduation is in jeopardy. Contact your counselor if you have questions on how to take care of your deficiencies. You can find your counselor’s contact information on the Alta High Counseling website. 
  • Stakeholder Survey – Last week, all Alta families received an email from Canyons School District with a link to a brief survey, rating your experience with our school. We value your feedback, as your time and participation helps us in our efforts to continually improve the educational experiences of our students. Thank you! 
  • Keys to Success – Students: don’t forget to apply for the Keys to Success app online to register an account. You have the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for college or obtain an internship! There is so much good information in the app for you! 
  • Regents’ Scholarship Update – Great news Seniors! You no longer need an ACT score of 22 to earn the Regents’ Scholarship! ACT scores are not required for the 2020-2021 application. Go to REGENTSSCHOLARSHIP.ORG to see if you qualify for this scholarship. The priority deadline is December 4th. See Mrs. Brown in the Counseling Center if you have questions or concerns. 
  • Ordering Transcripts – Transcripts can be ordered online by going to the Alta website or by going directly to the Alta Parchment website.

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

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