November 9, 2018  
In This Issue

  • Board of Education Election Results
  • Sad News from AHS
  • Message from the Cast and Crew of "Crush"
  • Upcoming Events
Board of Education Election Results

Board Member Gary Lym has been re-elected to the Board of Education and Mia Bonta has been elected for her first term, preliminary results from the November 6 election show. As of Friday morning, Ms. Bonta had received 34.85 percent of the votes, and Board Member Lym had received 25.78 percent of the votes. We have more details in

Sad News from Alameda High School

We are heartbroken to report the death of Jessy Lopez, a 10th grade student from Alameda High School. Out of respect for the family's privacy in this very difficult time, we are not currently releasing details on the student's cause of death. Please know, however, that AHS students, staff, and family have been informed of this tragic loss, and trained staff will continue to be available to offer counseling support to any student who needs it over the coming days and weeks.

As a parent/guardian, staff member, or fellow student, we  ask that you remember that students can sometimes experience deep emotional distress when another student dies. We ask that you stay alert for signs of emotional upset or crisis in your students and learn what to do if you think a young person is at risk for self harm. You can find information about talking to students about these issues on our Suicide Prevention Resources page.  

Meanwhile, please see the flyer below for an event next week that focuses on teen mental health. We expect that our speaker will be able to provide valuable insights and resources for family members wanting to learn more about supporting their children.

Again our thoughts are with this young man's family and friends during this time of sadness and loss.

A Message from the "Crush" Cast and Crew

We are deeply saddened to let our community know that one of our classmates, Jessy Lopez, passed away the evening of November 8. Many of us knew Jessy, as he was a part of the AHS Drama community. Out of respect for our friend, his family, the AHS community, and our own feelings of loss, we have decided to cancel  the last two performances of "Crush" tonight and tomorrow night. We are sorry if this disappoints those of you who looked forward to attending, but we feel this is the right thing to do at this time.  Please know that if you are a student - or you know a student - who is struggling with this loss, you can talk to counselors at Alameda High School at any time. And if you are a family member, there are resources for talking to students about death, grief, and loss on AUSD's Suicide Prevention web page. 

Thank you for your support and understanding.

The cast and crew of "Crush"
Upcoming Events

CANCELLED: November 9 & 10 (7 pm)
" Crush"
(AHS Fall Play)

November 12
Veterans Day Holiday (no school)

November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

November 19-23
Fall Break (no school)
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