August 8, 2022
President, Mary Lang and Principal, Martha Tedesco
Today, we are sending out a special “early” edition of the Rocket Report. The Rocket Report is sent each Friday afternoon during the school year with the exception of those Fridays which are school holidays. This is our primary method of regular communication with our families, and we hope this weekly report keeps everyone informed of important information. Please check your email each Friday and let us know if your email address changes so that we have accurate contact information. In case you miss it or want to look back at a previous issue, the Rocket Report is always available on our website, www.ahsrockets.org, under the parent link. Additionally, the link to the detailed Summer Back to School email that was sent in July is available for your reference here: Back to School Information Page . The administration, faculty, and staff are excited to begin another new year with you!
THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE – AUGUST 10-15: Below is information about our first week of school.
- Wednesday, August 10: Freshman First Day, 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: All freshmen should be in their homerooms by 8:15 a.m. Ambassadors will be at all school doors and hallways to assist freshmen throughout the day. Individual course schedules will be given out in homeroom at the beginning of the day. After some orientation activities, freshmen will meet each of their classes for a shortened period and will have lunch as a class. A pizza lunch will be provided. Freshmen should not bring their laptops or textbooks with them to school on this day—just a folder, a notebook, and something to write with will suffice. Dress is casual (shorts of an appropriate length are acceptable – no halter tops, bare backs, or bare midriffs permitted). Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. Please make arrangements for your daughter to be picked up by 2:30 p.m. No after school supervision will be provided on this day.
- Thursday, August 11: First Day of Classes – Day 1 – 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: The first day of school for all students will be a Day 1 with our standard arrival by 8:15 a.m. and dismissal at 3:00 p.m. All students should report to their homeroom by 8:15 a.m., bring their laptops and Day 1 textbooks with them, and wear their full uniforms including their name badges/lanyards. Cafeteria services will be provided beginning this day. After school supervision will be provided in the cafeteria until 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 12: Second Day of Classes – Day 2 – 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: All students should report to their first block class by 8:15 a.m., bring their laptops and Day 2 textbooks with them, and wear their full uniforms including their name badges/lanyards. After school supervision will be provided in the cafeteria until 4:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 15: Third Day of Classes & Opening Liturgy – Day 3 – 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students should wear their uniforms to school – NOT SPIRIT WEAR – for our opening liturgy at St. Raphael. All students should report to their first block class by 8:15 a.m., bring their laptops and Day 3 textbooks with them, and wear their full uniforms including their name badges/lanyards. Spirit Wear Mondays will begin on Monday, August 22
As promised in the Back to School letter, here is the Healthy at Assumption COVID policies for the 2022-2023 school year.
CARPOOL & TRAFFIC FLOW REMINDERS: Please be sure to review this link for detailed information about the proper way to drop off/pick up your daughter to and from school: CARPOOL AND TRAFFIC FLOW INFORMATION & MAP If everyone follows the rules, everything runs much more smoothly! Important Note: the paved shoulder along Bardstown Road in front of Assumption is used as a turning lane/waiting area for vehicles prior to entering the carpool lane on campus. Those queueing on the shoulder must be sure not to block the Bardstown Road/Tyler Lane intersection.
PARENTS OF SENIORS AND JUNIORS WHO WILL BE DRIVING TO SCHOOL: Please make sure your daughter reviews the specific directions about how to access her on-campus parking spot provided with her parking tag. In order to alleviate traffic congestion on Bardstown Road, students who park on the main campus may not enter from Bardstown Road in the morning. All student drivers will enter from Tyler Lane by following their specific directions, even those who are parking in the St. Raphael lot.
POWERSCHOOL INSTRUCTIONS: PowerSchool is our first line of communication to students and parents/guardians regarding grades, course registration, and attendance records. Please review this link with the directions on how to access PowerSchool and make sure you know your username and password prior to the start of the year: POWERSCHOOL INSTRUCTIONS: Your daughter’s current personal information and contact information is listed here as well. We ask you to review it and make any necessary corrections no later than Friday, August 12. You will also be asked to review the STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK 2022-2023 with your daughter and to select the drop-down box verifying that you have reviewed the handbook as part of the legal agreement between you and Assumption High School.
STUDENT HEALTH FORMS: AHS physical forms for freshmen and transfers as well as current immunization forms are due before the first day of school. Kentucky state law (KRS 158.035, KRS 214.0, and KAR 2:060) states that students with expired or no immunization certificates will not be allowed to attend class. The original certificate of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, hepatitis A, and meningitis must be submitted by every student and kept on file by the school. This link provides access to the AHS physical form for freshmen and transfers as well as the KHSAA physical form for all student-athletes: STUDENT HEALTH FORMS
FLIK LUNCH ACCOUNTS – Information from FLIK: If your daughter plans to buy lunch at school beginning on Thursday, August 11, then please be sure to review these links: FLIK MEAL PLAN INFORMATION and FLIK LUNCH MENU. MySchoolBucks, the company that handles the Flik online deposits, is accepting online payments now at www.myschoolbucks.com. All of the balances that were left from last year have been carried over to the new school year. Please sign up on the website to get low balance emails. If you plan to write a check for your daughter’s lunch account, please be sure to make the check payable to FLIK and to include your daughter’s name and ID number in the memo line, especially if your last name is different than your daughter’s. Please note: if you choose a meal plan for your daughter, then only payment by check is an option. Your daughter can drop off the check in main office or the cafeteria drop box during school hours.
WORK STUDY PROGRAM: A reminder to families interested in Assumption’s inaugural work-study program: the online application is due by Wednesday, August 10. Information about the program and online application can be found here: WORK STUDY PROGRAM
WORK STUDY SUPERVISOR: Assumption is hiring a supervisor to oversee students who are a part of the Work Study Program. The program begins August 15 and will run through the end of the school year. The position would be from Monday – Friday from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. when school is in session. Duties include training students on cleaning classrooms, tracking and submitting students’ hours, and ensuring that students are completing the necessary work in an effective and efficient manner. No experience is necessary – we will train you. If interested, please reach out to Mary Lang and she is happy to discuss it with you further.