Friday, January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

Good afternoon-

Happy Family Reconnect Weekend. I hope you have the opportunity to spend some quality time even as your student starts to prepare for their mid-term exams at the end of next week. Preparation should include getting enough rest, eating healthy meals and taking breaks to have fun.
Here are some articles on preparing for an exam:

The schedule for mid-term exams is attached here.  Please remember that students can only miss an exam for excused reasons listed in the student handbook. Students can not choose to miss an exam and complete it during the make-up time. If you have questions about this policy please direct it to the teacher or your student's counselor.
Buses will run on the normal schedule. Students are welcome to spend time in their assigned classroom, the library, cafeteria, or counseling office if they are staying at school for the day.
The Model UN club will host movies in the auditorium for a nice brain break!

Grades for Term 2 will close on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Report cards will be available after 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Program of Studies /Course registration timelines: School Year 2020-2021
The Program of Studies is now available to students on the AHS website.  Please
note that all classes that are proposed in the Program of Studies do not always run. Courses will only run if there is sufficient student interest and certified staff available to run the course.

Teachers will begin to make course recommendations on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
They will complete the process by January 31, 2020.
(ALL teachers are asked to have conversations with students before they make
recommendations. Students can also start conversations with teachers about the classes
they are interested in taking next year.)
Class meetings to review teacher recommendation- February 3rd (B day)
9th grade- 9:35am
10th grade- 10:15am
11th grade- 10:55am

Students approve courses and choose electives- February 3-15
Parents make final approval- February 24- March 6

Families who disagree with a teacher recommendation should make an appointment with
the teacher to discuss the reasoning for the recommendation.
More information on the process for approving courses will follow after class meetings on
February 3.

If you are a parent of a current 9th grade student please review the letter below from our nurses:
A letter from nursing to 9th grade families.

Permission slips to all students who signed up for Challenge Day went out to students by email this afternoon. If you think your student signed up please ask to see the permission slip. They need to be returned to the main office by Friday, January 24, 2020.

Student Government Day:
Is your child interested in learning more about how politics works at the state level?  Ashland High School needs to elect two juniors or seniors (one representative and one alternate, who will still participate fully in the day) to participate in "Student Government Day" on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.  Students will travel to the State House in Boston, shadowing lawmakers and participating in the legislative process.  For more information, see

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