Hello AHS Families,
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! 2020 has certainly given us many challenges. Thanks to our supportive families, our dedicated staff, and our resilient students, the Arcadia High School community will remain strong and committed to the success of each and every one of our students. It will take all of us working together with compassion and empathy for individuals and families facing difficult times to carry us forward.
As we begin a new school year, our staff will continue to grow in our profession to best serve our students. We are truly a community of lifelong learners at Arcadia High School and are continually learning more and improving practices for high quality instruction, whether through distance learning or in person. Our staff is committed to not just making the best of our situation but truly preparing students to succeed. Even though the school is closed, we are here to support you!
It is a humbling experience to learn a whole new way of doing school for our students, teachers, and parents. There are new frustrations and distance learning, while a great option for some, can also feel isolating. Mental and physical health are crucial to our wellbeing and we are focused on staying safe and healthy through this time. With the added stress of a pandemic, which has created so much uncertainty and fear, you may need more support. Our counseling department has added a Wellness Program and a Social-Emotional counselor, Dr. Deja Anderson. Our Wellness Website is full of tools and activities to help recognize and address anxiety. Counselors are available daily at the virtual Counselor of the Day desk and you can also make an appointment for a virtual meeting.
We will be hosting on-going events throughout the year to help you stay healthy, informed, and involved. Check the student bulletin and website for regular updates.
I am truly honored and thrilled to be your principal. Together, we will have a great year!