Week 39 -  May 13th, 2020
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F 5/15 Voting Ends for 2020-21 PTO Executive Board  click here
Tu 5/19 SUSD Governing Board Meeting, 5pm
W 5/20 Senior Parade, 6pm  see information below

TBD Textbook Return  date tbd
Th 5/21 Last Day of School

5/21 Virtual Graduation Video (more info to come)

5/21 Project Grad 2.0  CLICK HERE
Mo 6/15 Booster Tax Documents Due to PTO Treasurer
30th-31st AHS Campcadia for new students SIGN UP ONLINE HERE
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End of the Year Reminders

Google Drive File Transfer for Graduates 
You need to transfer whatever you want to keep from google drive to your personal account or computer. The district will delete your account shortly after graduation. Detailed instructions are in the Class of 2018 google classroom.
Refunding Lunch Card Money
Do you have a graduating Senior with $ in their lunch account? Contact Aimee Morgan at amorgan@susd.org for a refund

AHS Film & TV Program
Help Arcadia Film & TV Students Make Some Lemonade.
Their annual spring fundraiser (AHS Film Festival) was cancelled because of the Covid Pandemic. This is a program depending the technology updates to help students succeed.
Staff Appreciation Slideshow
created by Trevor Tinsley
2020 Summer Reading
see link here
Summer reading assignments for the 2020-2021 school year have been electronically distributed to Arcadia students through their English classes. This assignment applies to students who have registered for English II Honors, Advanced Placement Language and Composition (Juniors), Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (seniors), or College English.
AP Testing
** NEW **  Arcadia teachers, counselors and admin met and created a document to help students navigate the AP exams in the new environment.  Attached is the document and here is the link to a web publishing:  https://my.visme.co/view/z4jm1oyo-ap-information
  • Exams will be given from May 11-22.
  • Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
  • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide
  • Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5.
SUSD Summer School
Summer School is available for students residing in Arizona entering grades 9-12. Attending SUSD Summer School is a great option for students who want to complete course credit, replace a poor grade or to learn a semester of content within a three-week timeline.
New AHS Principal Search
per school wide email from Principal Stevens on 4/18/20

We will immediately begin the selection process for a new principal for the 2020-2021 school year. This process values input from the community and matches the selected candidate with the Arcadia High School vision, as well as the District's core purpose, values and goals. We will convene an interview team with two parents, two classified staff, two certified staff, one learning community principal, one district administrator, Dr. Sackos and Dr. Bowman. 

  • for previous steps, see previous eBlasts
  • 05/13/2020: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Candidate Interviews 
  • 05/15/2020: Candidate Final Virtual Interviews with Current and Incoming Superintendents, Drs. Kriekard and Menzel 
  • 05/18/2020: Recommendation for Successful Candidate Shared with Governing Board and Community 
  • 05/19/2020: Earliest Opportunity for Governing Board Consideration/Decision on Recommended Candidate 
  • 06/09/2020: Additional Opportunity for Governing Board Consideration/Decision on Recommended Candidate.


College & Career Center Remind Updates
Parents and students should text @arcadiaccc to 81010 to sign up.

Hello Seniors,

As a service to students and families, NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) is providing this online tool as a centeral resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coroavirus out break.

Senior Events & Info
Senior Instagram Profiles & Stars
@ArcadiaSeniorStars2020 Support the annual list of outstanding AHS Seniors by following & liking the Instagram account
@RKDAseniors2020 Support the entire Senior Class of 2020 by following & liking photos of the AHS seniors on this account.
We want to share with all members of the Class of 2020 that the official graduation ceremonies across all Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) high schools will be  delayed into the summer, until such time that it is safe to host a traditional, in-person  ceremony. This decision was made in conjunction with the Student Advisory Board and
the responses received from the student survey they administered to the Class of 2020.
However, we do not want to let what would have been graduation day, May 21, pass
without honoring the Class of 2020. All SUSD high schools will be hosting a graduation
event for each campus at the originally scheduled time of graduation. This event will mimic what the traditional ceremony would look like, though it will consist of pre-recorded
segments produced into a single video. The event for each high school will be
personalized for each high school. The video will first be made available online at the
scheduled time of graduation, and then shared more widely online.  - last updated 5/10/20 by SUSD
First Annual Senior Parade
Wednesday, May 20th,  6:00 pm
follow us on Instagram @ArcadiaSeniorParade2020

Arcadia, you are all invited to participate in the First Annual Senior Parade!!  Please come out and support our AMAZING senior class!!  This is our chance to come together as a community as celebrate these incredible students!!
The parade will be Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 pm.   It will begin and end at Hopi Elementary due to the Arcadia parking lot being unavailable.  The parade will begin with our Grand Marshall, Student Body President Charlie Siegel, welcoming everyone with a few words as well as senior  Olivia McGinley singing our National Anthem, and Principal Stevens greeting everyone. We will then begin the parade and the route is attached. 

If you live along the route, please come out and cheer on our seniors!!  Please decorate your yards, play Pomp and Circumstance loud for all the parade to hear, have signs and balloons!!  If you do not live along the route, please come and park on the route and watch from the safety of your car or sit on top of your car.  Please also consider having signs, banners, and balloons!  **Important that we all follow the rules for social distancing in order to make this a success for our seniors!!**

Please follow us on Instagram @ArcadiaSeniorParade2020!!  This is where you will hear our Grand Marshall, National Anthem, and our Administration speak prior to the parade, as well as Pomp and Circumstance throughout while we go LIVE!

PTO News
2020-21 Executive Voting Open Now
closes May 15th

Are you a PTO member and haven't voted to approve the 2020-21 Executive PTO Board?
Reminder to ALL Booster Clubs

As the school year comes to a close, it is time to have your financial information in order. The PTO Treasurer must have the following booster club financial information for June 2019 - May 2020 by June 15th. Providing timely and accurate financial records is a requirement to remain an active booster club under the PTO bylaws.

Required documents -
1) Copies of monthly Chase Bank statements
2) Income/Expense Detail (see attached example) - NOT A CHECK REGISTER!
3) Check for $35 made payable to the Arcadia PTO for tax preparation.

Please contact Susan Rauhoff, PTO Treasurer, with questions at  treasurer@arcadiapto.org or 602-741-4898.
Email eBlast entries to communications@arcadiapto.org by Monday 12 pm
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