August 9, 2018

In This Week's Newsletter:
  • AUSD Dress Code Revised  
  • School Meal Information
  • High School Student Applications for Consolidation Committee
  • Back-to-School Registration Reminder
  • Kudos to...
  • Upcoming Events
  • AUSD in the News
New Dress Code Approved

This summer the Board of Education approved a new dress code that focuses on maximizing student learning time and minimizing unnecessary and inequitable discipline based on gender, body size, race, and other factors. You can read about the new policy in both our community bulletin and our FAQ.

2018-19 School Meals Information

You can find menus, prices, and information about Free and Reduced Priced Meals on AUSD's 
Food and Nutrition Services page P lease note that the Free and Reduced Meal Application is now  online  and includes translations
High School Student Application for Consolidation Committee

We're looking for four more high school students to sit on the Committee to Consider High School Consolidation! The committee will meet at least eight times starting in early September and will hear from both AUSD and outside experts on the potential effects of combining Alameda High School and Encinal High School. Applications will be mailed to all AUSD high school students this week. 

Back-To-School Registration Reminder!

Please don't forget to complete your back-to-school registration for your students before school starts on August 20. You should have received an email from over the last several weeks. That email includes directions on how to use our Aeries Parent Portal to review documents, waivers, and permissions for your student for the 2018-19 school year. 

If you're having trouble with the registration process, please contact  for help.

K udos to...

AUSD's Technology and Student Services staff, as well as the district's translators, for helping dozens of families at our multilingual back-to-school registration event on August 7. Many families had questions; our staff did a wonderful job helping them! Many thanks, too, to Alameda's League of Women Voters, who sent volunteers to help parent/guardians register to vote.

ASTI for receiving   recognition as a Silver-Level PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) school.  This award is for the school's RISE program, which incorporates its work as a No Place for Hate School...

Wood Middle School teacher Pamela Schaffer, who spent 10 days this
schaffer in hard hat at sea
summer aboard a NOAA ship as part of the agency's Teacher at Sea program. While on board the Bell M. Shimada, Ms. Schaffer worked with scientists as they conducted an ecosystem survey off the northern and central California coast. 
"Through my experience with NOAA, my students will not only be able to learn first-hand about exciting research projects at sea, they will be witnesses to them, and on some level, participants in them," she says. "Making their learning relevant through my own hands-on experiences is vital to getting students excited about science."
Ms. Schaffer wrote a blog detailing her experience this summer. Please take a look to learn about the exciting work she did

Upcoming Events

August 14, 6:30 pm
City Hall

August 20
First Day of School!
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