Parents are reminded that there are two parts to registration. First is the registration packet, which gets turned in to the main office at the high school. Second is the online registration information on your parent portal. If you haven’t already done so, please complete both parts of the registration before the first day of school.
BUS PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATION MOVED ENABLING PARENTS TO USE BOTH CIRCLE DRIVES IN FRONT OF AHS
Buses will now use the parking lot north of the high school to drop off and pick up students. In the past, the south circle drive in front of the high school was used for buses. This change will help parents by enabling them to use both circle drives in front of the high school when they drop off or pick up their student(s).
AHS UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
Fall Sports Kickoff: Friday, August 19
For more information, visit the AHS Athletics website. Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Freshman Orientation: Monday, August 22
Monday, August 22, is Freshman Orientation. 9th grade students will meet in the AHS auditorium at 1:00 PM. Freshman are asked to be prompt in arriving as there is a lot to accomplish during this short period of time. Your 9th grader will follow their schedule, meet their teachers, and find their lockers. Orientation will end at 3:00 PM.
New Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 23
New Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 AM, in the AHS cafeteria. AHS Student Ambassadors will help 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students new to Ames High feel more comfortable with their transition to our school.
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 24
All students should report to their homerooms at 7:50 AM on Wednesday, August 24. Students can check their schedule on their portal to see whom they have for homeroom.
GMADE & GRADE Testing: Thursday, August 25 and Monday August 29
All students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will test. Seniors do not need to stay on campus during the test period. Seniors may stay in the cafeteria or media center, but are not to be in the halls during testing.
Back to School Night: Monday, August 29
Monday, August 29th, Back to School Night begins with 1st period at 6:15 PM. Parents will follow an abbreviated schedule of classes, meet their student’s teachers and hear an overview of the class. At 5:45, prior to the start of open house, there will be meetings for parents of ALP and ELP students.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE 8-24-16
**NO late start Wednesday, August 24. Wednesday’s regular, late start schedule will begin August 31.
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
HR 0:05 7:50 AM 7:55 AM
Rotation A 0:21 8:00 AM 8:21 AM
Rotation B 0:20 8:26 AM 8:46 AM
Rotation C 0:20 8:51 AM 9:11 AM
Rotation D 0:20 9:16 AM 9:36 AM
Period 1 0:32 9:41 AM 10:13 AM
Period 2 0:32 10:18 AM 10:50 AM
Period 3 0:32 10:55 AM 11:27 AM
Period 4 0:32 11:32 AM 12:04 PM
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:38 12:04 PM 12:42 PM
Class 0:32 12:42 PM 1:14 PM
Class 0:32 12:09 PM 12:41 PM
Last Lunch 0:38 12:41 PM 1:19 PM
Period 6 0:32 1:19 PM 1:51 PM
Period 7 0:32 1:56 PM 2:28 PM
Period 8 0:32 2:33 PM 3:05 PM
12th 11th 10th 9th
Rotation A Aud HR CO HR
Rotation B HR Café HR CO
Rotation C CO HR Aud HR
Rotation D HR CO HR Café
DIFFERENT SCHEDULES FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, MONDAY, AUGUST 29
Testing schedule for Thursday, August 25 and Monday, August 29, 2016. Note: 4th period will be after lunch. Otherwise, with the testing period, students would have to wait too long for lunch.
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Period 1 0:31 7:50 AM 8:21 AM
Period 2 0:33 8:26 AM 8:59 AM
Period 3 0:31 9:04 AM 9:35 AM
GRADE & GMADE 2:00 9:40 AM 11:40 AM Take breaks during
testing in HR testing as needed.
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:31 11:40 AM 12:11 PM
Class 0:30 12:11 PM 12:41 PM
Class 0:30 11:45 AM 12:15 PM
Last Lunch 0:31 12:15 PM 12:46 PM
Period 4 0:31 12:46 PM 1:17 PM
Period 6 0:31 1:22 PM 1:53 PM
Period 7 0:31 1:58 PM 2:29 PM
Period 8 0:31 2:34 PM 3:05 PM
Assembly schedule for Friday, August 26:
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Period 1 0:39 7:50 AM 8:29 AM
Period 2 0:39 8:34 AM 9:13 AM
Period 3 0:39 9:18 AM 9:57 AM
Period 4 0:39 10:02 AM 10:41 AM
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:38 10:41 AM 11:19 AM
Class 0:39 11:19 AM 11:58 AM
Class 0:39 10:46 AM 11:25 AM
Last Lunch 0:38 11:25 AM 12:03 PM
Period 6 0:39 12:03 PM 12:42 PM
HR 0:05 12:47 PM 12:52 PM
Assembly 0:40 12:57 PM 1:37 PM
Period 7 0:39 1:42 PM 2:21 PM
Period 8 0:39 2:26 PM 3:05 PM
The normal bell schedules will begin starting Tuesday (8-30-16). Those times will be in the next Friday Parent Email.
The AHS attendance office would like to remind families of our attendance procedures. If a student has an appointment or needs to leave during the school day, the parent/guardian is to call absences into the attendance line (817-0601) first thing in the morning or write and sign a note, which details the reason for the absence. The student should take the note to the main office where the student will be issued a pass to give to his/her teacher to leave class early. When a student returns the same day, he/she should check back into the main office where the return time will be noted.
If a student gets sick during the school day, he/she should go to the nurse’s office. Students should not leave the building due to illness without reporting to the nurse first.
PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ANTICIPATED ABSENCES
When it is known in advance that a student will be absent from school, the parent/guardian needs to send a note with the student to the attendance office with the reason for the absence and sign it, at least three days in advance. The attendance office will attach the note to a Prior form for the student to have their teachers sign before returning it to the attendance office. Without a Prior, the absence may be unexcused.
Teen Driver is offering a session of Drivers Ed starting Wednesday, August 31. Applications can be picked up and returned to Mrs. McCarley in the old main office.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, August 19
Fall Sports Kick Off 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 20
Volleyball: @ Johnston (all day)
Monday, August 22
Boys Golf: JV/V vs. Ankeny 9:00 AM
9th Grade Orientation 1:00 PM
Tuesday, August 23
AHS New Student Orientation: 10:00 AM
Volleyball: 9/JV/V @ Mason City 5:45/7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 24
First Day of School!
Boys Golf: V @ Johnston Invite 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 25
Volleyball: 9/JV @ Newton Invite 4:30 PM
Football: 10 @ Marshalltown 6:00 PM
Football: 9 vs. Marshalltown 6:00 PM
Friday, August 26
Football: V vs. Marshalltown 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 27
Volleyball: V @ Centennial Invite 9:00 AM