Letter from Ms. Cam Werley-Gonzales, Assistant Head of School


Letter from Ms. Cam Werley-Gonzales, Assistant Head of School

July 11, 2016
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians: Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!   All of the “Back to School” forms and information required for returning to school are available on the Alverno website; please click on the "Back to School" button and follow the directions.  All forms are due on or before Friday, August 12.   Please note that students will not be admitted to classes until all forms are completed in their entirety, including all necessary signatures.

Forms & Fees:

For your convenience, all forms can be submitted and signed electronically (or you may choose to print and mail them to Alverno) and all fees will be added to your FACTS tuition account, so that you can easily and simply pay them along with your tuition.  If you have any questions regarding the fees, please contact Ms. Lee Ann Bechthold, Assistant Business Manager, businessoffice@alvernoheights.org or 626-355-3463 x225.

First Days of School:

The first two days of school, August 18th & 19th, will have special schedules.  Beginning Monday 8/22/16 classes will meet following the regular ABCAB schedule (see S/P Handbook and Student Agenda). DAY #1:  Picture, Uniform & Scheduling Day Thursday August 18, 2016 Mandatory for All Students Schedule Changes:  Room 117 If students would like to consider schedule changes and haven’t already done so, Ms. Tymon is available to meet and review options.  Please be aware that all schedule changes must be approved by a parent/guardian before the change is final.   Please note: classes (especially E periods) may fill up; priority goes to seniors, juniors, sophomores and frosh (in that order). Pictures:  Cafeteria Free Dress* (Uniform not required) All students must have their picture taken and purchase an ID card for $5 (Seniors included).  Please visit my.lifetouch.com for purchasing picture packages and general picture information.  All payments will be made directly to Lifetouch, either online or on picture day. *Students must follow the free dress guidelines as outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook. Sports Physicals: Room 116 For your convenience, Dr. Dennis Buckley and staff will be on campus from 12:00pm-2:00pm conducting sports physicals.  To reserve your spot, please email Coach Berry at kberry@alvernoheights.org.  Checks should be made out to Dr. Dennis Buckley in the amount of $20.   Each physical will take approximately 5-10 minutes and students must have the “Alverno High School Athletics-Physical Form 2016-2017” with the parent section filled out prior to getting a physical.  Please note: Parent/guardian MUST be present during the physical exam (no exceptions). Uniforms:  Terrace Dennis Uniform will host an on-campus store from 8:00-11:30am.  Purchase your uniforms including the Alverno letter sweater with your year of graduation.  Seniors: purchase all your red items!  Dennis accepts various forms of payments, please see their website www.dennisuniform.com for details. Parking Permits:  Main Office  Only $5.00 on August 18th! ($10.00 beginning 8/19/16) Parking permits will be on sale in the main office beginning Thursday, August 18th.  Please see the directions and permit application on the Alverno website for detailed instructions.  Please note that both the student and parent must sign the permit application.


Dennis Uniform Sale   8:00am-11:30am Pictures                                                9:00am Schedule Changes                    9:30am State Meeting                           10:15am Big Sister Little Sister Picnic    11:00am Dismissal                                 12:00noon Sports physicals available from 12-2pm


Dennis Uniform Sale   8:00am-11:30am State Meeting & Breakfast       9:00am Pictures                                                9:30am Schedule Changes                    10:00am Dismissal                                 10:30am Sports physicals available from 12-2pm


Dennis Uniform Sale   8:00am-11:30am State Meeting & Breakfast       9:00am Pictures                                                10:00am Schedule Changes                    10:30am Dismissal                                 11:00am Sports physicals available from 12-2pm


Dennis Uniform Sale   8:00am-11:30am Schedule Changes                    9:00am State Meeting                           9:30am Pictures                                                10:30am Big Sister Little Sister Picnic    11:00am Dismissal                                 12:00noon Sports physicals available from 12-2pm Students will also be permitted to purchase uniforms or obtain a sports physical once they are finished taking their pictures.  Dismissal times are approximate as it may take longer or shorter than anticipated. DAY #2:  The first day of classes will be Friday August 19, 2016.  Students will attend all six classes and school will be in session from 7:55am-1:30pm. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Blessings, Ms. Cam Werley-Gonzales Assistant Head of School cgonzales@alvernoheights.org 626-355-3463 x224

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