February 11, 2021
Torrey Baldwin offers some support to transfer students Niko Peterson and Max Spilsbury in Math 9
juniors witness a dramatic demonstration of exothermic and endothermic reactions in Steve Smith's Chemistry class
Greetings Ospreys,

It's been an exciting week around the NEST, with our students back on campus and staff receiving their first round of COVID vaccinations! We love seeing our community gathered together again and are grateful for our teachers to have the opportunity to be one step closer to being fully vaccinated.

Please help us keep students on campus by reducing risk of exposure outside of school and by staying home if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID or have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with anyone who has been infected. Our goal is to minimize the need to quarantine cohorts, and maximize the amount of in-person learning for as many Ospreys as possible.

As a reminder, we are heading into a four-day weekend, with a Professional Development Day tomorrow and Presidents' Day on Monday.

Career and College Counseling
Juniors and their families are invited to join Janae Hunderman this evening at 5:30 via meet.google.com/bku-moaz-idr or tomorrow at 1:30 via meet.google.com/zim-tqao-cdt for an overview of the LINK Internship program, including updates and steps towards landing an internship for April 26 through May 14.

Next Wednesday at 5:30, seniors and their families are encouraged to join college counselor Jess Morrison for a session demystifying Financial Aid Award Packages via this Zoom link. Jess will record the session and share it out provided those who attend agree to being recorded.

Osprey Parent Coffee
Our February Osprey Parent Coffee is next Friday morning at 9:00. Grab your morning beverage and login at meet.google.com/uwo-dbav-fia to visit with Sean and Libby and connect with other families. We'll check in on the return to in-person learning, Student-Led Conferences and updates on our new building.
Enrollment Open for Fall 2021
AHS enrollment for fall 2021 is open, with a lottery on March 1 if interest exceeds available spots in any grade level. We have limited spots available in 9th, 10th and 11th grade. For more information about enrollment, or to complete an Intent to Enroll Form for New Students, visit http://animashighschool.com/how-to-enroll/. As we are currently unable to offer Shadow Days, prospective students and families are strongly encouraged to attend an online Information Session; the next one is Wednesday, February 24, at 5:30pm. To RSVP, contact libby.cowles@animashighschool.com. Current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will receive fall 2021 registration materials in earlly March--no need to do anything until then.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all--we're filled with love for our Osprey Community. Enjoy the long weekend and thank you for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
Upcoming AHS Events

LINK Internship Information Session for Families (11th grade): Thurs. 2/11, 5:30pm via meet.google.com/bku-moaz-idr

LINK Internship Information Session for Families (11th grade): Fri. 2/121:30pm via meet.google.com/zim-tqao-cdt

Professional Development Day for Staff (no classes): Fri. 2/12

Presidents' Day Holiday (no classes): Mon. 2/15

Understanding Financial Aid Packages (12th grade): Wed. 2/17, 5:30 via Zoom

AHS Board Meeting Wed. 2/17, 5:30pm via meet.google.com/sig-pvtu-uen

Online Osprey Parent Coffee: Fri. 2/19, 9am via meet.google.com/uwo-dbav-fia

Marketing Committee Meeting: Wed. 2/24 1pm via meet.google.com/edo-ngye-kvt

School Excellence Committee Meeting: Wed. 2/24 5pm via https://zoom.us/j/372955370

Information Session for Prospective Families: Wed. 2.24, 5:30pm via meet.google.com/iod-tzkm-sc

Spring Break (no classes): Mon. 3/15 through Fri. 3/19

Professional Development Day for Staff (no classes): Mon. 3/22
Animas High School prepares all students for college and postsecondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We accomplish this through:
Rigorous academics, where all students are prepared for college success
Culture of excellence, where students are held to high expectations
Strong student-faculty relationships, where students are well known.
Engaging learning, where students see the relevance in their education