Rocket Report – Monday, January 10, 2022
We are sending out a Monday version of the Rocket Report due to the snow day on Friday. We hope that the students enjoyed this unexpected day off!
HEALTHY AT SCHOOL: To keep our families informed of how COVID is affecting our school, we continue reporting our COVID cases each week via the Rocket Report.
- Since the start of the semester on January 4, (and reporting up until Friday January 7), we have had 67 positive COVID cases – 37 of these cases occurred over Christmas break and were reported on our first day back to school.
- Of these 67 positive cases, 57 were students and 10 were faculty/staff.
With the surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, we are experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID cases and quarantines with students as well as faculty and staff. This includes cases of internal spread. It’s imperative that your daughter stay home if she is feeling ill. What we know about Omicron is that it is highly transmissible and that symptoms often present like an upper respiratory infection or the common cold. Typically, the most common symptoms are runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and sore throat rather than fever or cough. We have had students come to school thinking they were experiencing a cold or allergies and have exposed others to COVID. Please keep your daughter at home if she is exhibiting any of the above symptom even if they are mild. This will reduce the possibility of her exposing others in the event she does have COVID. With the disease at an all-time high in our community, we all need to work together to help reduce the impact of COVID so we can continue school in person. Naturally, we are monitoring our numbers closely and will notify parents immediately if there is a need to move from in-person to virtual learning due to COVID.
- HOLIDAY: On Monday, January 17 school will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- PARENT PRAYER: Parent Prayer resumes its weekly schedule Tuesday, January 11, at 8:30 a.m. in the AHS chapel. All are welcome!
DROP/ADD DEADLINE: Drop/Add for second semester elective courses ends on Friday, January 14. Any elective schedule change request must be accompanied by a note from a parent.
FIRST SEMESTER REPORT CARDS: First semester report cards were emailed to parents on Tuesday, January 4. If you believe you have not received your daughter’s report card, please check your junk mail folder as emails from Assumption are sometimes diverted to these folders. If it is not in that folder, please contact our registrar, KATHY FLEISCHER, for assistance.
WORK IT WEDNESDAY: Mark your calendar now for January 12th, 19th, and 26th because the Achievement Center will be hosting Work it Wednesday from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. If your student needs academic support in any subject, the Achievement Center can provide one-on-one support or peer tutoring during this time. They can also help your student clean out their binders and computer files to be more organized for the new year! Students can reserve a spot by emailing Mrs. Conway at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING QUEUING ON THE SHOULDER: If you drop off and/or pick up students via the carpool line, please note the following information. At the start of the school year (and with reminders since then), we informed parents/guardians that vehicles should not queue on the paved shoulder along Bardstown Road in front of Assumption due to our binding elements with the Planning and Zoning Commission–the shoulder was not to be used as a turning lane nor as a waiting area for vehicles prior to entering the carpool lane on campus. In response to concerns expressed to us by parents/guardians about the dangerous situation this often created, we have worked with Louisville Metro representatives and received the okay to resume using the paved shoulder along Bardstown Road in front of Assumption as a turning lane into the carpool lane as long as cars DO NOT BLOCK THE BARDSTOWN ROAD/TYLER LANE INTERSECTION. If you are dropping off and/or picking up students via the campus carpool line, please pull off Bardstown Road onto the shoulder to turn onto the campus; if there is not room for you to pull onto the shoulder, please don’t stop on Bardstown Road and block the intersection or drive past those waiting on the shoulder and then turn right onto the two-way drive/carpool line directly from Bardstown Road—instead keep driving past Assumption and St. Raphael and use side streets to go around the block and try again or pull into the parking lot at Gardiner Lane Shopping Center to drop off your daughter or wait for her at dismissal. We will count on those using the shoulder turning lane to continue to extend courtesy to those turning left into the carpool line from Bardstown Road. We thank Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services for their help in resolving a major safety issue—and we thank you in advance for your help and cooperation to keep our students and those who drive them to/from school safe.
INCREASED SECURITY AT THE EAST LOT AT HIGHLAND HALL (aka The Legion): Starting this semester, AHS has added additional security at the East Lot at Highland Hall (former American Legion property). Chief Michael Lamey of the Strathmoor Police Department will be on site starting at 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. each day – except for Wednesdays when he will start one hour later and stay until 9:30 a.m. This is in addition to our AHS staff members who are also assigned to supervise the lot. Students have been informed that Chief Lamey will be patrolling the lot each morning and that he is there for their safety and security.
SOPHOMORE ACTS SERVICE: Parents of sophomores: Sophomore students will be tentatively visiting their ACTS agencies for the first time on Wednesday, February 2. Please email KATELYN MOORE with any questions and pray for our sophomores as they prepare for their upcoming ACTS experience! A reminder about ACTS uniform pants: Please be sure that your sophomore is prepared for ACTS by having her uniform pants purchased AND embroidered by Shaheens by Wednesday, February 2. Shaheens received a large shipment of pants to choose from this week. Pants are not embroidered in advance of purchase, and embroidery may take a few days, so please do not wait until the last minute. Please be sure to check your daughter’s pants and, if they do not have the Assumption “A”, please take them back to the store to have this added. Uniform pants purchased or passed on from older students with the Assumption crest instead of the “A” are acceptable.
UNIFORM UPKEEP: We asked the girls to take care of any uniform issues over Christmas break: skirts that were too short or too tight, hems that had fallen out, non-uniform sweatshirts, wearing sweatpants instead of black leggings or tights. Please assist your daughter in evaluating her current uniform status and taking care of any needed uniform upkeep so she won’t receive detentions for uniform code violations as we begin conducting special uniform checks this week.
GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS – GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: Information regarding graduation announcements and other 2022 graduation items from Balfour will be shared with seniors on Tuesday, January 11. Please be sure to check with your daughter about the information she received during her class meeting this week. Balfour will be at school on Tuesday, January 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Atrium to meet with students and parents who want to turn in orders in person or have questions. Balfour will be back on Friday, February 4 to collect final orders from seniors during all lunches. Any orders not made by this date will need to be ordered online at www.Balfour.com or contact our rep at 1(763)227-5101 to schedule a time to drop off in person.
SENIOR RING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS: Our Balfour representative will be in the Atrium after school on Tuesday, January 18 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for students and parents to shop and purchase class rings in person.
COLLEGE WORKSHOP AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND PARENTS: Attention, all sophomore and junior parents and students – please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a college workshop. This event will be virtual. Parents and students will have the opportunity to choose from breakout sessions on topics such as Mastering the College Application Essay, Helpful Strategies for Standardized Testing, the Governor’s Scholars Program, Purposeful Planning and Course Selection, Navigating the College Visit, and many more. If you have any questions, please contact LEIGH JACKSON or KIMBERLY HABICH, our College Counselors
2022-2023 REGISTRATION – Save the dates!
- CURRENT FRESHMAN PARENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION NIGHT: Attention, all freshman parents–on Wednesday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, dean of studies Theresa Schuhmann will provide information about the registration and course selection process for all freshman parents. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this important informational session in order to assist your daughters in planning their course of study for their sophomore year.
- 2022-2023 COURSE SELECTIONS: On Monday, February 7, and Tuesday, February 8, our teachers will be conferencing with all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors regarding their course selections for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration will open on Thursday, February 10.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) APPLICATIONS: In September, Mrs. Kelly Kirwan visited sophomore and junior class meetings to educate students early about selection and membership into the National Honor Society. On Monday, January 10, all sophomores and juniors will receive an email regarding the NHS application process. If a student is interested in applying, she must meet the following criteria: 1) have at least a 3.70 unweighted cumulative GPA; 2) have no more than one demerit on her discipline record at the time records are checked; 3) show demonstrated involvement in school extracurriculars and activities; 4) show outstanding experience in leadership; and 5) demonstrate documented service hours on MobileServe. Sophomores must show a minimum of 20 hours, and juniors must show a minimum of 40 hours. These hours cannot include sophomore ACTS. If a student meets these initial criteria and wishes to apply, she MUST attend a mandatory meeting which serves as a guide through this selective process. Three different meeting times will be offered. Each meeting will cover what can and cannot be considered for the application and explain the expected commitment to NHS if a student is selected. NHS is an organization that requires students to be actively involved. Students already inducted and granted membership in NHS do NOT need to attend one of these meetings or re-apply to the organization. The meeting dates are: Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 a.m. (media center), Thursday, January 20 at 3:10 a.m. (media center), or Friday, January 21 at 7:25 a.m. (theater). Parents, please ensure that your daughter accommodates her schedule (transportation, work, practices, etc.). Meetings will last about 30 minutes. Applications are due by 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 (the Thursday before Mission Week). NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE! Questions about applying to NHS can be directed to NHS adviser KELLY KIRWAN.
FINANCIAL AID FORM: The financial aid link for 2022-2023 has been added to the school’s website. The due date is January 31, 2022, and the form must be submitted online to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION LINK. As a reminder, you are required to file every year to receive assistance.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS – ROCKET SPECTACULAR: Assumption High School’s 41st annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner & Auction is just a few weeks away on Saturday, January 29, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for this sell-out event, get yours here! Any questions, contact Tricia Ferree: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WHEEL OF CHANCE: Our exciting Wheel of Chance raffle items just went live today! There are just 25 chances available for $50 a chance. Click here to get your ticket!
- TUITION RAFFLE: You could win free AHS tuition for your daughter during the 2022-2023 school year! Tickets are $100 apiece and there are only 300 chances available. Click here to get your tuition raffle ticket!