Weekly Newsletter


Ann Sobrato High School
August 1, 2017

Back to School – Orientation Days and Schedule Pick up
The 2017-2018 Back-to-School informational packet is now posted online!  Please click on the August 2017 Welcome Back Packet link on the homepage to get all the information you’ll need about Back-to-School Student Orientation/Schedule Pick-up dates and times!  The packet will not be mailed home.  You may go online to download and print the information you need, or you may come to the ASHS front office to pick up a hard copy of the directions on what you’ll need to do.  You may also come in to the front off any time during our regular office hours to complete all of you Aeries Portal data confirmation and print your student’s emergency card at our parent kiosk computers.  We will be happy to assist you with this process.

A few important notes:

  • Orientation/Schedule Pick-up days are August 10th (for grades 10, 11 and 12 only) and August 11th  (for 9th graders only)
  • First day of School is August 17th
  • Online data confirmation – all required forms and data confirmation must be completed by parent/guardian on Aeries Portal prior to student schedule pick-up. See the Orientation Day flier on the Sobrato website for more information.
  • Students who are unable to attend the Orientation Day may bring their signed Student Emergency Card form to the front office on August 15 or August 16, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, or on the first day of school at least ½ hour prior to the start of school, to receive their class schedule. The online form verification must be completed in order for a student to receive their schedule.
  • The Sobrato campus will be closed on August 14th for district-wide staff trainings.


The first day of school is August 17, 2017!  School Starts at 8:10 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  School starts at 8:50 am on Wednesdays.  Traffic on Burnett Avenue, in the parking lot, and in the drop-off area will be heavy; please allow plenty of time for the slow traffic in order to assure that your student arrives in time for class.


BLOCK SCHEDULE!  This year we will be following the same block schedule as last year.  This block schedule will allow our teachers flexibility to incorporate a variety of instructional strategies to extend teaching and learning.  The block schedule will again incorporate several tutorial periods, giving students time to seek extra support or direction from teachers, study in groups or individually, or makeup missed work.


Modified Bell Schedules on Day 1 and Day 2 – The first of school, Thursday, August 17, we will be on an assembly schedule; students will attend classes in Periods 1 – 6 before lunch and will attend a first-day-of-school assembly after lunch.  The second day of school, August 18, we will follow a regular 6-period day.  After that, beginning the week of August 21, we will follow the block schedule each week.


Advanced, Honors and AP Classes summer assignments are posted on the ASHS website.  Students who are enrolled in an advanced, honors or AP class for 2017 – 2018, please go to the Sobrato homepage to find information about your 2017 Summer Assignment.


Parents interested in serving on the School Site Council and/or the Home & School Club Board – We need you!  Please see the flyers in the Welcome Back packet online for information on how you can get involved!


Volunteers needed!!!  We are in need of volunteers for Monday, August 7, 2017 to collate packets for the student orientation days.    We’ll start at 9:00 am in the Admin Building conference room.  Come in any time and stay for as long as you can.  Parents, students, siblings, neighbors, all are welcome. The more people we have to help, the quicker the job will get done!  We’ll have donuts and juice to keep us going.  We hope to see you there!

Be sure to check the calendar on our website for other upcoming events!
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