BOOSTER CLUB FALL KICKOFF
The Ames High Booster Club Fall Kickoff is TONIGHT Friday, August 23. Gates open at 5:30
pm. Come support your Little Cyclones, pick up your Booster membership packets and buy the
latest spirit apparel. Fall sports parent meetings following the varsity football introductions.

Football-Cafeteria
Volleyball-Media Center
Fall Cheer-Multi Purpose Room
Swimming- Athletic Video Room #123
Boys CC-Auditorium
Girls CC- Sat. August 24 Brookside Park Maple Shelter 9 AM

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS
Monday, August 26, 2019. Students will begin with a 15 minute homeroom at 7:50 AM to
receive computers, ID’s, parking hang tags, locker information, etc.

1st Day Schedule
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Homeroom 0:15 7:50 AM 8:05 AM
Period 1 0:22 8:10 AM 8:32 AM
Period 2 0:44 8:37 AM 9:21 AM
Period 3 0:41 9:26 AM 10:07 AM
Period 4 0:41 10:12 AM 10:53 AM
Period 5/ 1st Lunch 0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM
Lunch Class 0:41 11:31 AM 12:12 PM
Class 0:41 10:58 AM 11:39 AM
Last Lunch 0:38 11:39 AM 12:17 PM
Period 6 0:41 12:17 PM 12:58 PM
PLUS 0:30 1:03 PM 1:33 PM
Period 7 0:41 1:38 PM 2:19 PM
Period 8 0:41 2:24 PM 3:05 PM

AMES HIGH CONSTRUCTION
Remember we have a large construction site here at Ames High and that may delay
drop off and pick up of your student. Please plan accordingly as we start this new school
year, as we want everyone to be cautious and safe.

CAFETERIA BREAKFAST HOURS
Breakfast doors will open at 7:15 AM and close at 8:00 AM. Students will have time to eat
breakfast before the 7:50 AM class start time.

REPORTING ABSENCES
The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or
phone call. Please call the Attendance line at 515-817-0601 first thing in the morning if your
child will be absent from school. If you know the night before an absence, you may call and
leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are
checked regularly during school hours, and entered into Infinite Campus. Please do not email
absences to the secretaries, as these notifications are not processed as efficiently an could
result in an absence not being excused.

BLOCK SCHEDULE
This year Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be a block schedule and classes will be 90 minutes in
length. It is important that students are attending the classes in their entirety. It is very difficult to control all appointments but we would like to encourage parents to try and avoid those daysto schedule appointments.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ABSENCES
If you know in advance of an upcoming extended absence due to a college visit, surgery, travel
plans or family events, your student will need to obtain a Prior Form from the Main Office. In
order to obtain a prior, your student will need to bring a signed note from a parent/guardian
indicating the dates and reason for the absence, the secretary will attach that note to the prior
form, the student will then have his/her teacher sign the form to alert them about the absence.
At that time the teacher will let the student know if there is work that needs to be turned in prior
to the absence or after the student returns from the absence. Once the Prior form is filled out
completely, the student will turn it into the Attendance secretary prior to the absence.

SICK AT SCHOOL
If a student feels ill at school, they need to stop through the nurses office before leaving the
building. If your student calls or texts you saying they feel sick and wants to come home, please
tell them to go to the nurse first. This is the process the district requires us to follow. The nurse
records attendance for those who leave the building for illness during the school day. If a
student does not go through the nurse, the absence will not be excused.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, August 23
AHS Fall Sports Kickoff Gates open at 5:30 PM, parent meetings follow.
BGolf-V/JV vs Ankeny Centennial 9 AM

Saturday, August 24
Girls Cross Country Parent meeting, 9 AM Brookside Park

Monday, August 26
1st day of classes for all

Tuesday, August 27
B/G CC-V at Mount Vernon
VB-9/JV/V vs DSM North 5/6:30 PM

Thursday, August 29
AHS Choral All-State Prelims
VB-9/10 at Newton 4:30 PM
FB-9 vs Indianola 6 PM
FB-10 at Indianola 6 PM

Friday, August 30
FB-V at Cedar Falls 7:15 PM

Saturday, August 31
VB-V at Bondurant-Farrar 8 AM