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September 21, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 21, 2020
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.

  • COVID-19 Updates – Please view the COVID-19 updates for the Alta High Community on page 4 of this newsletter each week. This week, this page includes details about the new CSD COVID-19 Response protocols.

  • Supporting the Needs of Both our Students and our Teachers – In these uncertain times, we know that many of our students are needing additional support due to their individual circumstances. Our teachers are masters at meeting the individual needs of our students; however, please show patience and understanding in your communications with them. Now more than ever, our teachers have been asked to fulfill many roles, all of which are difficult to accomplish within their contract hours. Teachers are working longer and harder than ever, so please utilize the parent resources available to you to find answers to your questions and be patient when waiting for responses to emails sent and phone calls made to teachers. Please also feel free to email or call your students’ Assistant Principal or Counselor, as needed.

  • School Meals – School breakfast and lunch are now available at no charge to all Canyons District students under a temporary waiver from the USDA. For information about how to obtain these meals at Alta, whether your student is learning in-person or virtually, please see page 8.

  • Alta Counseling’s Plan for College and Career Readiness Course is Live! – Many students may have been wondering what this course is and why it’s suddenly showing up on your Canvas home page. This course will be used as a communication and information platform for your Alta High Counselors to connect with you. We will be using Canvas for posting important information, announcements, presentations, and anything else we feel Alta students should have to feel college and career ready!

  • Register for the PSAT! – 10th and 11th graders interested in taking the PSAT will need to register before Oct. 9th at a cost of $20. This is a practice SAT exam and a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Please see page 8 for more information about the PSAT and how to register.

  • Parking – There are still several parking spots open in the student parking areas on the west side of Alta High. Students can purchase a parking pass for $10 in the Main Office. Students cannot park on the neighboring streets surrounding the school, especially if they are blocking driveways, mailboxes and garbage pickup areas. Students who do so or who park on campus without a parking pass or in the east faculty lot may be ticketed.

  • Class of 2021 – Submit your Senior Quote here before October 1st! These will be displayed next to your portrait in this year’s Alta Yearbook.

  • Work-Based Learning Opportunities – Students interested in exploring various STEAM career options should register for the “I Heart Tech” event before October 7th! This will include workshops, a competition and an awards ceremony. Don’t forget to also sign up to participate in the regular seminars sponsored by the U of U Future Doctors and the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. See page 9 for more information about these opportunities.

  • Attention Freshman – Indian Hills Middle School Yearbooks for LAST year have arrived. (2019-2020) If you ordered one, please email IHMSmemorybook@gmaill.com to make arrangements for pickup.

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.**

September 14, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 14, 2020
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.

  • COVID-19 Updates – Please view the COVID-19 updates for the Alta High Community on page 4 of this newsletter each week.

    • PPE Materials for Students: Last week, a microfiber cleaning cloth and two additional masks were distributed to students via advisory. Students should use the cloth to sanitize their desk each period and launder it on the weekends. Students who do not have an advisory class can obtain these items from the Alta Main Office.
    • Water Bottles: We have metal Alta water bottles in three colors for sale in the Alta Main Office for only $8.
    • Alta Masks: are on sale at Your Masks Now. Use discount code “AHS” and it will take $2.00 off the price!
  • Creating a Parent Canvas Account – Whether your student is attending school in person on online, a lot is happening on Canvas this school year. Please view pages 5 and 6 for instructions on how to become an observer in your student’s courses.
  • Dress Code Policy – As parents, we ask that you please help to ensure that your student is adhering to the Canyons District board approved dress code policy. A full explanation of this policy can be found on pages 23-24 of the Canyons District Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process Policy.
  • School Pictures – Picture proofs from the first set of school pictures on August 13th are available to be picked up outside of the Alta main office. You may order pictures on the Lifetouch websites using the picture day ID code in the packet.
  • School Meals – School breakfast and lunch are now available at no charge to all Canyons District students under a temporary waiver from the USDA. For information about how to obtain these meals at Alta, whether your student is learning in-person or virtually, please see page 8.
  • Math Tutoring – Please view the schedule on page 7 for math tutoring opportunities for your student.
  • Alta Counseling’s Plan for College and Career Readiness Course is Live! – Many students may have been wondering what this course is and why it’s suddenly showing up on your Canvas home page. This course will be used as a communication and information platform for your Alta High counselors to connect with you. We will be using Canvas for posting important information, announcements, presentations, and anything else we feel Alta students should have to feel college and career ready!
  • Register for the PSAT! – 10th and 11th graders interested in taking the PSAT will need to register before October 9th. This is a practice SAT exam and a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Please see page 8 for more information about the PSAT and how to register.
  • Parking – There are still several parking spots open in the student parking areas on the west side of Alta High. Students can purchase a parking pass for $10 in the Main Office. Students cannot park on the neighboring streets surrounding the school, especially if they are blocking driveways, mailboxes and garbage pickup areas. Students who do so or who park on campus without a parking pass or in the east faculty lot may be ticketed.
  • Emails from Alta – There have been some families who are not receiving our emails. Here are some ideas about how to fix this: (1) Set up your notification options in the Skylert area in Skyward. (2) Make sure you haven’t opted out from receiving notifications. (3) If you ever clicked on “unsubscribed” on a previous email from us, you will need to contact IT at 801-826-5544 to change you back to “subscribed” again. (4) Check your spam/junk folder, especially if you have a Yahoo or Comcast email. Hopefully these hints will help you resolve this issue.
  • Attention Freshman – Indian Hills Yearbooks for LAST year finally were delivered! If you ordered one, pick it up curbside at Indian Hills on Wed, Sept 16th from 3:15-4:00 or Sat, Sept 19th from 10:00-11:00am. If other arrangements need to be made, please email IHMSmemorybook@gmail.com.

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.**

September 7, 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 7, 2020
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.

  • COVID-19 Updates – Please view the COVID-19 updates for the Alta High Community on page 4 of this newsletter each week.
  • Makeup Picture Days – Makeup pictures will take place tomorrow and Wednesday. Any student is welcome to come to the Alta library from 7am to 9am for pictures. Throughout the school day, students with last names A-K will complete makeup pictures on September 8th, and students with last names L-Z will do so on September 9th. Additional makeup pictures days are also scheduled for later in September, as well as in October.
  • Creating a Parent Canvas Account – Whether your student is attending school in person on online, a lot is happening on Canvas this school year.
  • Please view the pages 5 and 6 for instructions on how to become an observer in your student’s courses. This will allow you to view what information is being shared with your student, what assignments they need to complete and what work they may be missing.
  • Dress Code Policy – As parents, we ask that you please help to ensure that your student is adhering to the Canyons District board approved dress code policy. A full explanation of this policy can be found on pages 23-24 of the Canyons District Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process Policy.
  • Alta Hawkeye – The first set of news stories have been posted to the Alta Hawkeye website! Read about new teachers, masks, hello video, and more.
  • Math Tutoring – Please view the schedule on page 7 for math tutoring opportunities for your student.
  • Work-Based Learning Opportunities – Please view the flyers on pages 8 and 9 for some exciting opportunities for your students to learn more about potential future careers. The U of U Future Doctors program will host monthly events to give students a bird’s eye view of the medical profession. The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion will host weekly Wednesday Webinars to help students explore different aspects of the law and legal careers.
  • Parking – There are still several parking spots open in the student parking areas on the west side of Alta High. Students can purchase a parking pass for $10 in the Main Office. As per Sandy City ordinance, students cannot park on the neighboring streets surrounding the school, especially if they are blocking driveways, mailboxes and garbage pickup areas. Students who do so may be ticketed or towed.
  • Checking Your Student Out Early – If you need to check your student out from school early, please call the Attendance Office at 801-826-5610 as early in the day as possible to ensure that this information can be communicated accurately. Please understand that there are some classes during which we cannot reach your student, such as those which are held in the gym or the new Performing Arts Center.
  • Driving Range Schedule – Alta will be running the Driving range Monday-Friday from 3:00PM until 7:00PM for the first 7 weeks of each quarter, as well as on Saturday mornings. For us to do that safely, we will need all cars moved from the parking lot south of the tennis courts by 3:00PM. If you need to stay on campus, you are welcome to move to the parking lot north of the tennis courts. We will be towing cars at the owner’s expense if they are left on the range. Please talk with your student and let them know of the consequences of leaving cars on the range.
  • Emergency Substitutes Wanted! –Please consider signing up to be an emergency substitute! Candidates will need to apply by going to the Emergency Substitute website, then going into the Canyons Human Resources Department to do paperwork before substituting at Alta.
  • NHS – National Honor Society is an academic service organization which focuses on promoting and rewarding character, service, leadership and scholarship. Students interested in joining should see the flyer below and apply before September 18th.
  • Purchase Alta Masks – Alta Masks are on sale now at Your Masks Now. Use discount code “AHS” and it will take $2.00 off the price!

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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