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December 7, 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.

  • “Do it for Kate!” Alta Fundraiser – The Alta fundraiser to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation was officially launched last week. You can view the Virtual Fundraiser Assembly video on the Alta High website. You can support this fundraiser by making a donation in the Alta High Main Office or through Venmo (@AltaHawk) or by participating in the fundraising events listed on page 2 and on the fundraiser Instagram page (@alta.silverush).
  • Step2theU Applications – It is time for Alta’s 11th Grade students to consider applying for the Step2theU program! This prestigious program is unique to Alta and allows participating students the ability to earn 30 semester university credits and save up to $20,000 in college tuition fees. Juniors will receive a paper application and participate in a virtual assembly this week. For more information, visit the Alta Step2theU webpage.
  • COVID-19 Testing for Extracurricular Activities – In line with new state requirements, Alta High will begin administering rapid COVID-19 testing to all students and employees involved in Utah High School Activities Association-sanctioned activities, including sports and performing art programs. Please see page 2 for a schedule of the programs who will test this week. For more information, please visit the CSD COVID-19 Information webpage.
  • Learning at Home – Even though we are back at school, we have several students still learning from home for a variety of reasons. If your student has technical difficulties while at home, please utilize the strategies on page 5. For information about online learning, Canvas, Skyward, CSDDocs and more, please see the 2020-2021 CSD Online Learning Handbook.
  • CTEC Open Enrollment opens on December 11, 2020. Learn more about the fantastic Canyons Technical Education Center (CTEC) programs on the CTEC website. Their classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay!
  • Earn college credit in your HS courses! If you are interested in earning college credit, check out the courses offered here at Alta that qualify for College Credit. Courses qualifying for College Credit are in the areas of: Health Sciences, Math, Language Arts, Foods & Nutrition, Art & Creative Media, Business & Marketing, Financial Literacy, and more! Visit the Career Center or your counselor for more information.
  • Attention parents of Juniors! If you have not signed up for your individual Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meeting with your student’s counselor, please follow the link below to sign up for an appointment. In person and virtual options are provided. Sign up for this individual meeting by following the appropriate link below based on your student’s last name. Please sign up by December 16th.
  • Seal of Biliteracy – Juniors and Seniors who speak English and at least one other language should consider applying for the Seal of Biliteracy. This distinguished honor is awarded to students who demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other World Language before high school graduation. Visit the Canyon District Seal of Biliteracy website to learn more and apply.
  • 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.

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 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.**

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