Volume 2, Issue 1: July 20, 2018
Welcome to The Mt. Lion Roar where you can read about some of the things happening in the Altoona Area School District. With nearly 8,000 students, AASD is the area's top choice for Academics, Arts and Athletics.
Kindergarten registration
Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 should register for Kindergarten as soon as possible for the 2018-2019 school year.

Parents may register online at Kindergarten Registration or by contacting the Student Registration office at 814-381-7585 to set up an appointment.

To register please provide Proof of Age, Photo ID, Proof of Residency, Immunizations, and Custody Papers (if Applicable).
Awesome Beginnings Camp
Incoming Kindergarten students are invited to attend ABC Camp, a summer readiness program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Students will attend camp at their registered school.

Camp will be held Monday - Friday, August 6th through August 10th, 9:00 AM - Noon. Dismissal will begin at 11:45. Transportation is not provided.

Please contact your child's school to register and help your child get a jump start to a new school year!
Immunization Requirements
Meet the Teacher Night Schedule
AAHS 10th Grade & New Student Orientation
Who: 10th grade students and all who are new to the Altoona Area High School

What: New Student Meet the Teacher Day - This is a great opportunity to begin getting accustomed to the walls of the Altoona Area High School, your educational home for the next three years. The orientation is a jump start to meeting teachers, walking through your schedule, opening lockers and meeting your principal before the first day of school. Students will be provided with an abbreviated schedule upon entering the building and reporting to their reporting rooms.
When: August 23, 2018 from 8:00-11:00 AM
Monthly Newsletters as well as periodic announcement will be sent home via the AAJHS Listserv. To subscribe to the AAJHS Listserv, send an email to imailsrv@lists.aasdcat.com with a blank subject. Include the following in the body of the email: subscribe aajhs "Your Name."
Physical Education
Uniforms are required for Physical Education and can be purchased in the AAJHS Main Office.

Shirts - $10.00
Shorts - $7.00
7th Grade Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Specific times for each homeroom will be mailed to students' homes.
AASD Cafeteria Services
Information about Cafeteria Services will be sent to families the second week in August.

The packet will contain information on MySchoolBucks, Cafe Enterprise System and Free & Reduced Lunch guidelines and application.

Meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Lunch - $2.05
  • Breakfast - $1.00

The Altoona Area School District Cafeterias are proud to offer meals that are healthy, well balanced, and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your child(ren) to choose school breakfast and lunch! 
Notice of Bus Assignment & Transportation
Parents and guardians should expect to receive notice of bus assignment and transportation information the second week of August.

After receiving the information, any questions regarding transportation should be directed to the Transportation office at 814-946-8221.
AASD School Bus
New Staff on Board
Please join us in welcoming our new hires for the 2018-19 school year. They will be profiled throughout the summer and can be found on our website in the Latest News section or on the AASD Facebook page.

Athletic screenings for incoming 7th grade students and all other High School sports will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Mansion Park Stadium beginning at 8:30 AM.

Click AASD Athletic Screening Forms for forms and more information.
Join us as we kick off the 2018 Fall sports season at Mansion Park Stadium. Student athletes who participate in football, golf, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls tennis and cross country will be recognized. The AAHS marching band, cheerleaders and Lioneers will perform as well. Come out and support the Mt. Lions as we get ready for 2018 season. Go Mt. Lions!!
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