August 2021 Notification to Families

August 13, 2021

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break.  It is hard to believe that in less than three weeks we will begin the 2021-2022 school year.  I want to report that we have had a very productive summer here at the HS and are almost all ready for the start of the new school year.  With that being said, I have much to unpack and share with you.  

Updates:

Introduction to our new hires: I’m very excited to announce that we have 2 new additions to our AHS team.  
Mrs. Margaret Duffy will be our new art teacher.  She will be replacing Mrs. Bastien.  Mrs. Duffy comes to us from the Sutton public school system.

Mrs. Jessica Cruz is our new HS Administrative Assistant.  She will be taking over for Mrs. Williams.  Mrs. Cruz has spent the last 2 years working in our district at SWIS.

Schedules:
Students are welcome to check Powerschool for the 2021-2022 schedules.  While most schedules are complete, guidance will still be finalizing any student who may have an incomplete schedule.  Please keep in mind that schedule changes and requests are only honored when there is a specific reason outlined, such as an incorrect level, missing prerequisite, or an incorrect course altogether.  It is important to note that we do not honor requests for specific teachers.

Health and Safety Protocols:
I’m sure that many of you may have questions regarding our health and safety protocols for this upcoming school year.  I will be more than willing to share updates with the community  as soon as I myself receive them.  Rest assured that we are all in this together and will be consulting as an administrative team in order to communicate any and all necessary updates with you very soon.  I also strongly encourage you to please read any notifications sent from our Superintendent, Dr. Handfield within the next upcoming days and weeks.

Athletics Reminders: 
Any students who are interested in participating in the fall sports season are reminded that they will need to fill out a Blue Card (AHS athletic registration paperwork) and have a copy of their updated physical prior to participating.  If you don’t already have a Blue Card you can stop by the HS main office and pick one up. 
Try-out Schedules:  I will send out notification on time, dates, and locations next week prior to the start of our fall athletic season.

Start dates for Fall athletics:
Football: Friday, August 20th
Boys and Girls Soccer, Field hockey, Boys and Girls Cross Country, and Boys Golf begin practice on Monday, August 23rd

Important Dates:
Athletics begin on Friday August 20th
Opening Day is Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Freshmen Orientation:  Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Orientation begins at 8:45am 
Drop off time is 8:30am and pick-up is 11:00am outside of the main entrance (near the fields).  
Who can attend: All Freshmen, any New students, as well as our rising Sophomores who were fully remote last school year are welcome to attend.

****All rising Freshmen are required to bring their IPAD to orientation as our IT team will be assisting with updates.

****Students must be wearing a mask while they are inside the building for orientation.

SAT News:

To get ready for test day, be sure to use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Through this free, personalized practice plan, you can prepare for the SAT with ease and focus on the areas you need to improve the most.

Registration for the SAT is open to all students for the 2021-2022 school year.

SAT TEST DATE: 8/28/21

Late Registration Deadline: 8/17/21

SAT TEST DATE: 10/2/21

Register by 9/3/21
Late Registration Deadline: 9/21/21

SAT TEST DATE: 11/6/21

Register by 10/8/21
Late Registration Deadline: 10/26/21

SAT TEST DATE: 12/4/21

Register by 11/4/21
Late Registration Deadline: 11/23/21


Again, I look forward to seeing  you all very soon.  I hope you can continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  My email address is ddelongchamp@auburn.k12.ma.us and my office phone number is 508-832-7711 ext 1144

Have a nice weekend,
Daniel G. Delongchamp
Principal