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May 19, 2020

Dear APHS Students, Parents and Guardians,

It looks like Mother Nature might finally be giving us some spring like weather (keep your fingers crossed). These have been some difficult and challenging times for everyone, please know that our counseling team is available to provide support. See below for times and links to sessions.  Individually and collectively we are and will remain Warrior Strong.

This week, we have some things to celebrate. Tonight is our annual Underclass Awards Ceremony. See below for details and a link.  Also, Mrs. Ashline has put together a virtual career fair.  See below for more information and links. This is a great opportunity to see and hear from a variety of trades, careers and  local agencies about post secondary plans.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Quiles, Mrs. Mein and Mrs. Leach

Tonight is our annual Underclass Awards Night!

This Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 pm, we will broadcast our Underclass Awards Ceremony via YouTube. While we cannot be together on this night, we are hopeful that our virtual ceremony conveys the pride we have in our students’ accomplishments this school year. Included in our program will be messages from teachers and an acknowledgment of every student award recipient. To watch the ceremony, please use the link found here, which will go live at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Second Annual Career Fair

APHS Virtual Career Fair Meets, May 20

9:00 – 10:00 AM https://meet.google.com/mbw-whej-bbm  and

1:00 –  2:00 PM https://meet.google.com/vrn-fhhb-mqk

Email Mrs. Ashline if you have any questions at ashlineo@apcsd.org

The APHS Counseling Team is Here for You

As our High School community continues to grieve the loss of 9th grade student, Sara Hitchcock we wanted to make you aware of the resources available for support.

The high school continues to offer counselors available for any students seeking live support.

Links to these live Google sessions can be found here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1buys9SrNt0qYKYtzi6xfkCWVofwRdV6PTy3MZPpvDpI/edit?usp=drive_web

Additionally, students and parents may email their counselors directly at any time for assistance.  They are setting up google meets for individual sessions with students.

Anne LaSalle:  lasallea@apcsd.org

Crystle Murray: murrayc@apcsd.org

Tracy Hacker: hackert@apcsd.org

Kim Favro: favrok@apcsd.org

Tara Arsenault: arsenautt@apcsd.org

David Gildersleeve:  Gildersleeved@apcsd.org

Joseph Plantz:  plantzj@apcsd.org

Kelly Stone:  stonek@apcsd.org

 We continue to keep Sara’s family in our thoughts during this difficult time.  Please know that the high school faculty and staff is here to support you in anything you need. 

Take time to take care of yourself

Wellness, Mindfulness, and Self-Care Tips to Help Us Through This Unique and Challenging Time!!





Grief Counseling (Any student or family in need of grief counseling services can check out the following link and connect with a counselor- they are still working during the COVID 19 closure and will provide Zoom or telephone counseling sessions for free):https://hospicegriefservices.com/

Attention Students-Yearbooks are still available

We have a limited number of yearbooks still available. Many spring events have been canceled but the yearbook is still being printed and will include a ton of great memories to capture and preserve this unique year. Since the school schedule continues to change we ask that you please order your yearbook online at www.jostensyearbooks.com If you would like a yearbook, please don’t delay.

 Here is the link for your school’s yearbook: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05290700

News for Students, Parents & Guardians

Students Stay Connected 

  • Students, please check your APCSD email daily. Your teachers, counselors and administrators are using this as the primary means for communicating with you! Teachers have all established daily “office hours” that they are available to you. These hours are located within their folders on the Online Resources page: https://sites.google.com/apcsd.org/onlinelearning/home.  Take advantage of this time with your teachers to stay connected.
  • Speaking of staying connected, students, to stay connected with us, the APHS Leadership Team, by joining our Google Classroom “Averill Park High School Administration Connections”. All you need to join is the following code: whh5oj2  Many of you have already joined, our goal is to have ALL of you join to stay connected with us.  We have received some questions from parents about being able to join as well.  Please note due to privacy regulations, this Google Classroom is only open to students.  Parents, we encourage you to review the Google Classroom with your student(s) to see what Mr. Quiles, Mrs. Mein and Mrs. Leach have posted.
  • One way to not feel overwhelmed and to keep on a routine is to follow your regular schedule. To help you with this, here’s the A/B day line up for this week:  Monday, 5/11=B-day; Tuesday, 5/12=A-day; Wednesday 5/13=B-day; Thursday,   5/14=A-day (4th Qtr. Interims Due); Friday, 5/15=B-day.  Here is a weekly planning form you can use to help keep you organized and on top of assignments. 

Parents & guardians, please help support your child(ren) with their virtual learning by monitoring their online learning & assignments.  All teachers have set ‘office hours’ that they are available for students.  The Student Support Team (SST) is working collaboratively to monitor student connectivity and continue to be in touch with folks that the SST team determines to be needed.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything you need.  This can be done via email, or by calling the high school at 674-7002.  This line will be monitored daily, and you will receive a call back within one business day. 

Stay safe and be well!

Mr. Quiles, Mrs. Mein & Mrs. Leach  

Our emails are as follows:

Mr. Quiles (High School Principal)-  quilesh@apcsd.org

Mrs. Mein (Assistant Principal, Grades 9 and 11)- meinc@apcsd.org

Mrs. Leach (Assistant Principal Grades 10 and 12)- leachr@apcsd.org