June Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Students:
The students have left, the decorations have come down and the humidity is building. Summer is here. As we clean out our memories and pack the last boxes, the new school stands waiting for us. This year’s close of school was certainly busy, as we not only say goodbye to our students for the summer, but we say goodbye to a chapter of Abington High School history.
Thank you for bringing your enthusiasm and energy to Abington High School this year. I am proud of what has been accomplished by faculty and students and excited to see what we will be able to do in our state of the art high school facility this fall. I am also grateful to parents for their continued support and dedication to education in Abington.
Reprot cards have been issued. to be made up during summer school. Making a course up in summer school is always preferable to trying to fit it into next year’s schedule, or simply ignoring it, to keep students on track for graduation. Also, in order to be eligible for fall athletics a student must have passed five classes in the fourth quarter and earned twenty-five (25) credits for the previous school year.
Abington Public Schools will offer summer school courses for students who have failed a subject and need to recover credit and/or complete a sequential course. To be eligible for summer school remedial coursework, students must receive a 50-59 final average for the year. Guidance counselors will notify students who are eligible for summer school. For more information, contact Summer School Director Brian Lanner at 508-272-1490 or email@example.com.
Any student wishing to participate in a fall sport at AHS must register online at www.familyid.com (search Abington). Please create an account and register your child for the fall sport they wish to play. All forms will be filled out and signed electronically through this registration. Parents and students can check the status of and update their physical form (must be within 13 months and on file in the school nurse’s office). User fees should be paid online at www.myschoolbucks.com. Student athletes and parents for any sport should plan on attending the mandatory Athletic Information night on August 23rd at 7pm in the AHS auditorium. Follow @AbingtonAD on twitter for updates and changes.
This year Abington High School will be rolling out a new summer reading program to incoming 9th and 10th grade students. Students received information packets in June and the information is also available on the website. All students are encouraged to read over the summer. Ten or twenty minutes spent every day with a good book will open up new ideas for you, introduce you to new people and places and keep your mind sharp.
Due to the transition to the new building, office hours are subject to change. You can stay informed by signing up for Constant Contact online at www.abingtonps.org. Call the main office at Abington High School at 781-982-2160 first in order to check days and hours of operation. The AHS Guidance Department will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon from July 7th through July 27th. Work permits will be available at Central Office in the North School. Once a student has a job, working papers can be processed.
Classes will begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Details about the opening of school and freshman orientation will be mailed home in early August. Student Schedules (2017-2018) will be available through the student portal upon completion of the end-of-year state reporting. Anticipate an email notification in mid-August. Tours of the new building will be open to students from 12:30pm - 1:30pm and 6pm - 7pm on August 21st and 24th.
Teresa Sullivan, Ph.D.