Megan Hatswell




    The end of first quarter is rapidly approaching. The semester in a quarter system means that the end of semester one classes is also coming to an end on October 16, 2020. I strongly encourage students and parents to work with their teachers to ensure that any missing assignments are turned in and gradebooks are accurate. All teacher gradebooks will be completely up to date by 3:00pm Wednesday. 


    We understand that this time of year can be stressful. This week’s edition of the Mustang Minute provides tips to get a handle on stress management.  



    It’s going to be a year to remember and Babiche: The Last Round Up is ready to cover it all! We have photographers photographing while socially distant at every official activity, but we’d love to cover the unofficial side of this year, too. Please share your photos for the chance to see them published! No photo is too silly or weird- as long as it is school appropriate. Download the Yearbook Snap app and search “Chugiak High School.” The code to join is “mustangs” in all lower-case. 


    The yearbook will be available with a summer release this year in order to cover all third and fourth quarter events. Please contact handeland_mackenna@asdk12.org to coordinate yearbook pickup from the 2019-2020 school year. 


    Senior ads are now available for purchase, in both half-page and full-page designs! Yearbooks are also available, with all the upgrades and options as usual, at yearbookforever.com. The price will go up at the end of 2nd quarter, so be sure to order now while you’re thinking of it. 


    To stay up to date on Mustang events and student life, and the newest Yearbook info, follow us on Instagram @chsyearbook2021_ and check out our website at bit.ly/chsyearbook2021 


    With the onset of online learning across the District, ASD has an obligation to ensure that students are not accessing or exposed to inappropriate content or engaging in any destructive online behavior when using the District network or computers.  


    In an effort to keep students safe from potentially harmful online activity, ASD monitors all activity through all Google applications for any content related to:  


    • Drugs & Alcohol
    • Harassment
    • Nudity & Sexual Content
    • Profanity & Vulgar Language
    • Suicide & Self Harm
    • Violence Towards Others


    This monitoring process screens documents generated by, shared by, or shared to students via Google Drive, which includes documents that may be submitted via Google Classroom. These documents include but are not limited to Google Suite and Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as a variety of image file formats. When questionable content is identified, it is flagged and a report is forwarded to school administrators, who will in turn notify parents or guardians.  Again, the focus here is maintaining a safe and healthy online learning environment for all of our students.  


    Schools have always borne the responsibility of monitoring students’ school-related work and communication. Given that all instruction, communication and work submission is web-based, this safety check has taken on a new form. All monitoring follows the strict guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which safeguards sensitive student information. The District takes staff, student, and family confidentiality very seriously and has robust systems in place to ensure that information is not released in an unauthorized manner. 


    For more information and resources to help guide the discussion with your children about safe internet use and online behavior please go to www.asdk12.org/safecomputing.  


    For Juniors and Seniors interested in classes at King Tech High School, KTHS is now accepting requests for 2nd quarter courses. Each course earns 1.5 credits!! The only session with transportation provided will be during 3rd period (or session C at KTHS). The following courses will be offered during 2nd quarter:  


    • Advertising, Art & Design  
    • Auto Maintenance Technology  
    • Aviation Maintenance Tech is Engine Theory 2nd quarter  
    • Carpentry  
    • Collision Repair  
    • Construction Electricity  
    • Cosmetology Level 1 or Level 2 


    • Culinary Arts  
    • Early Childhood Ed  
    • Fundamentals of Electronics  
    • Entrepreneurship  
    • Film, Audio, Video  
    • Health & Human Services   
    • IT Service & Support  
    • Welding  


    (The only course offering both levels 1 and 2 is Cosmetology. All others are level 1 only.)  

     4 courses will continue with Part B through the second quarter:  

    • EMT (only available for students currently enrolled in EMT A)   
    • Vet Assisting (only available for students currently enrolled in Vet Asst. A)  
    • Aviation Tech. (only available for students currently enrolled in Av. Tech A)  
    • Health & Human Services available for new students periods 1 and 3 and currently enrolled students during period 2 only  

    Please contact your counselor to sign up for a 2nd quarter course at KTHS. 

    Take care and stay safe. 


    Megan J. Hatswell

    Chugiak High School



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