April 3, 2023

  • Good evening, Aragon Families!
    I’m looking at the calendar, and the weeks after Spring Break always feel like a sprint to the finish!  There are a number of tests, holidays, and events these next two months - please encourage your students to pace themselves and be sure to eat well, sleep plenty, and stay hydrated.  Finals, graduation, and summer will all be here before we know it!

    Tree Update
    Timberline (our tree service) has been on campus a good deal the past few days, removing eucalyptus trees from the front of campus.  We will continue to work with them and with our arborist to assess the health of trees on campus, remove potentially dangerous trees, and replant with trees native to the area that will provide shade - but not grow quite as tall.

    Senior Family Night Video
    Did you ​miss the Senior Family ​Information Night the week prior to Spring Break?  If ​so - no worries, we recorded the conversation and have posted it to our AHS YouTube Channel, linked here.  Senior ​information letters will go out this week with additional information.

    Schedule Updates:

    • Tuesday, April 4: CAASPP Testing for Juniors Begins - ODD TESTING SCHEDULE 
      • 11th Grade: Report to Testing Rooms @ 8:30am
      • 9th Grade: Report to THEATER for Mandatory Assembly @ 8:30am.  Bring ID card for attendance!
      • 10th & 12th Grades: Report to school at 10:00am for Brunch
    •  Wednesday, April 5: CAASPP Testing Continues - EVEN TESTING SCHEDULE
      • 11th Grade: Report to Testing Rooms @ 8:30am
      • 12th Grade: Report to THEATER for MANDATORY SENIOR MEETING @ 8:30am.  Bring ID card for attendance!
      • 9th & 10th Grades: Report to school at 10:30am for Brunch
    • Tuesday, April 11: CAASPP Testing Continues - ODD TESTING SCHEDULE
      • 11th Grade: Report to Testing Rooms @ 8:30am
      • 10th Grade: Report to THEATER for Mandatory Assembly @ 8:30am.  Bring ID card for attendance!
      • 9th & 12th Grades: Report to school at 10:00am for Brunch
    • Wednesday, April 12: CAASPP Testing Concludes; CAST Testing for Seniors - EVEN TESTING SCHEDULE
      • 11th Grade: Report to Testing Rooms @ 8:30am
      • 12th Grade: Report to CAST Testing Rooms @ 8:30
      • 9th & 10th Grades: Report to school at 10:30am for Brunch

    ODD Testing Block Schedule 

     

    EVEN Testing Block Schedule 

    Testing & Assembly Time

    8:30-10:00

     

    Testing & Assembly Time

    8:30-10:30

    Brunch

    10:00-10:10

     

    Brunch

    10:30-10:40

    Per 1

    10:20-11:20

     

    FLEX

    10:50-11:30

    Per 3

    11:30-12:30

     

    Per 2

    11:40-12:40

    Lunch

    12:30-1:00

     

    Lunch

    12:40-1:10

    Per 5

    1:10-2:10

     

    Per 4

    1:20-2:20

    Per 7

    2:20-3:20

     

    Per 6

    2:30-3:30

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Weekend

    4/3

    1-7 Sched

    Holiday Heads-up: Ramadan

    4/4

    SCHED CHANGE:
    CAASPP Testing

    Holiday Heads-up: Ramadan

    7p Athletic Boosters

    7p Drama Boosters

    4/5

    SCHED CHANGE:
    CAASPP Testing

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    7p: Music Boosters

    4/6

    Odd Blocks

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    SMUHSD Board Meeting - 7pm

    7p LPG Mental Health Night - MPR

    4/7

    Even Blocks/PLC

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan, Good Friday

    7p Jabberwocky Literary Arts Showcase

    4/8-9

    Sat: Prom in SF

    Holiday Heads-up: Easter, Passover, Ramadan

    4/10

    1-7 Sched

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    6:30p AHS Parent Group Presidents Mtg - Library

    4/11

    SCHED CHANGE:
    CAASPP Testing

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    4/12

    SCHED CHANGE:
    CAASPP Testing

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    4/13

    Odd Blocks

    Holiday Heads-up: Passover; Ramadan

    4/14

    Even Blocks/PLC

    Holiday Heads-up: Ramadan

    5:30p International Food Fest

    7p: Jazz Concert

    4/15-16

    Holiday Heads-up: Ramadan


    Upcoming Events:
    Latino Parents Group Presents Mental Health Night - We are happy to host a presentation by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Thursday, April 6th from 7-9pm in the MPR.  The presentation will be conducted in Spanish with English translation available - hope to see you there!

    SMUHSD Arts Show - There will be a district-wide art show for writers, musicians and dancers on April 7th from 7-9pm in the Aragon theater. All SMUHSD students are encouraged to sign up to perform at bit.ly/artshow23 by March 21! Tickets are free at bit.ly/smuhsd23!

    Junior-Senior Prom in San Francisco - The Aragon Prom will be held at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria this Saturday, April 8th.  Students planning to attend need to purchase a ticket as soon as possible - ticket sales are at lunch in the Library.  Please see student messaging for more information.

    Reminder to Parent Group Presidents: Please send a representative to the Parent Group President's Meeting on Monday, April 10th, at 6:30pm in the AHS Library.

    International Food Festival!  This long-standing Aragon Tradition will continue on April 14th beginning @ 5:30pm in Center Court.  We are looking to be as environmentally friendly as possible this year, and encourage families to BYOP: Bring Your Own Plate! Compostable plates and utensils will be available, but the challenge is on to bring your own reusable dish to the event (think: plastic or metal: like camping!).

    Jazz Concert -The AHS Music Department invites you to their Spring Jazz Concert on Friday, April 14th @ 7pm in the AHS Theater.  

    Thank you,
    Valerie Arbizu, Principal
    @principal_arbizu