A Look Ahead to Spring Sports

Spring sports tryouts are just around the corner. Below is some important information that will help you prepare for the upcoming spring sports season.

Online Registration Window

Registration for Spring sports will close on Thursday, Feb. 1st @ 3:00pm. Late registration will take place between Feb. 5th-Feb. 8th ONLY. Late registrants will not be cleared to tryout/practice until Monday, Feb. 12th. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please be sure to follow all instructions on the athletic registration webpage. Online registration can be found here.

Medical Clearance Forms

Students are required to have a physical examination certifying that the student is fit to participate in extracurricular athletics. The Medical Clearance Form must be completed and signed by a physician each school year on or after July 1st. Any Medical Clearance form signed by the doctor before July 1st (June 1st-Football only) cannot be accepted. Medical Clearance Forms must be uploaded to your online athletic registration account in order to be cleared. No hard or email copies will be accepted.

Medical Clearance Forms can be downloaded and printed from here.

Tryout Information

Sports tryouts are scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 5th after school. For exact tryout/practice locations and times, you should contact your respective coach directly. Coach contact information can be found here.

Spring Sports Parent Meeting

Our Spring Sports Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 7:00pm in the AHS gym. All parents of students participating on a spring sports team are expected to attend this informative meeting. Please make it a priority to attend!

Albany Athletics Website

Be sure to visit the Albany Athletics website. Please be sure to use this new site to find all Albany Athletics related information. Most information will no longer be available on the AHS website.  

GO ALBANY!

Support Girls Varsity with a Meal From Britt-Marie's This Wednesday

Dine at Britt-Marie's restaurant (lunch, dinner or takeout) on Wednesday Jan. 17th (until 10 p.m.) and a percent of all sales will be donated to the AHS girls varsity soccer team. Plus, buy raffle tickets for great prizes! Thank you for helping the team raise the required funds to keep practicing and strong!

Britt-Marie's
1369 Solano Ave. (across from CVS)
(510) 527-1314

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Former AHS Principal Harry Price

HARRY JOHN PRICE 1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences

Harry John Price
January 11, 1924-December 17, 2017

Born in Petaluma CA, Harry was a lifelong resident of California until recent years when he moved to Seattle WA to be closer to his family. After serving in the Coast Guard during WWII, he obtained his masters degree from Stanford University in education. He was principal of Greenville, Albany, Fairbanks, and Alameda high schools during his career.

Harry is survived by his four children Stephen Price, James Price, Jennifer Reed and Laura Vytlacil as well as six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  "I've lived a long and good life for which I am grateful."

A funeral mass will be held at Assumption Catholic Church n Seattle on January 4, 2018,
at 10:00am.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Foundation of America.

Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2017

Parents: Help Albany Come Together; Take This Survey About Racism and Bullying in Albany Schools

Dear Albany Parent,

As you probably heard, last spring, Albany High School students were discovered to have been involved in sharing racist Instagram posts depicting students of color and an African American staff member in an extremely offensive manner. The incident led to an expulsion as well as several ongoing lawsuits filed by several other students who were threatened with expulsion. This incident led to much soul searching in the community and the formation of a community group facilitated by district staff, named Albany Coming Together (ACT), which consists of parents, students, staff and community members interested in taking action on multiple levels to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The group has formed subcommittees covering many topics, ranging from staff diversity to curriculum.

On behalf of the ACT Parent-Engagement Committee, we are reaching out through the school PTA e-trees and school newsletters to survey parents about your experience and your interest in participating in certain activities this year. Please help us out by answering this brief survey. We'd appreciate your response ASAP and no later than December 22. A different survey by the Albany Coming Together Steering Committee is expected around the new year. Please complete both!

Thank you!
Rebecca Long, Marin/AMS Parent
Kate Mehler, AHS Parent

Direct link to survey: http://bit.ly/2jUYgJ7

Shop at Barnes & Noble on Saturday 12/2 and Benefit Our Library!

The Albany Education Foundation ( AEF)  holds an annual bookfair at the El Cerrito Plaza Barnes & Noble store to benefit our school library.  While you complete your own shopping, you may wish to consider purchasing a gift for our library as well.  Friendly AEF volunteers will be in the store from 9 AM to 6 PM providing free gift wrapping of your purchases, and help in finding requested items .  Shoppers MUST tell the cashier that they want their purchase to benefit AEF.  If you can't make it to the store, you may shop on-line at BN.com/bookfairs, and provide the code # 12171393  at time of purchase. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • People can shop in the El Cerrito Store or on line at BN.com/bookfairs, however we get a higher % of in-store sales.
  • Almost everything counts:  Cafe purchases of coffee, books, magazines, LEGOS, etc etc all count AS LONG AS THE SHOPPER PROVIDES OUR NAME OR OUR CODE #.   Shoppers do NOT have to have a paper slip, but must tell the cashier that their purchase is to benefit AEF. Purchases of gift cards are excluded.
  • The online code # stays valid for a few days after Dec 2nd, but again, we get a better % for in-store purchases on Dec 2

Come join us for a presentation by the Anti-Defamation League

AUSD has been working with the Anti-Defamation League to bring anti-bias, diversity, and equity education to our entire community- staff, students, and families.Albany High School Parents/Guardians are invited to the Albany Middle School Library on Thursday, 11/30, at 7:30 pm in the AMS library for a facilitated discussion about bullying, bullying prevention, cyberbullying and the parent role with Jacqueline Regev, Education Director with the Anti-Defamation League.