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Weekly Announcements 10-2-2019
Posted 10/2/19

This Friday, October 4th is a late start day for students.  Students do not need to be on campus until 10am.


Hi Freshmen!  On Friday you’ll finally get the chance to meet the Advisory member you’ve been exchanging letters with! At lunch, look for a sign with your name on it, and you can catch up with them over pizza. Pizza will be provided; make sure to bring your own drinks!  Advisory can’t wait to meet you and hang out with you during lunch.


Let's hype up! Freshmen Representative Elections are coming up! If you have an application, please make sure to turn it in by Monday, 3 PM, in the folder above the Student Printer inside the office! The actual election will be on Thursday, October 10.  On the 10th, you'll get to hear your classmates speak and express their thoughts. But most importantly, you will get to vote!  Location TBD.  Make sure you're there for the elections!



The course is free to AUSD students and can be accessed at any time and can be taken at the student’s own pace. The course is also designed to work on mobile and tablet devices. The course content, depending on your state, is approved either by the DMV, State Court, or Department of Education and meets all requirements for an online curriculum. Students go through unit content, quizzes, and a course final. Once the student has passed the final, a physical copy of the Certificate of Completion is provided to the student.


10th & 11th Graders:  All sophomores & juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th at 8am.  The cost of the PSAT is $20, or $10 if you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.  If students are unable to pay all of part of that fee, they may speak to Ms. Jurkovich individually.  No student will be turned away for inability to pay.  Payments will be collected on Thursday, October 3rd during US History classes (10th grade) and seminar classes.  Students may pay by cash or check made out to ASTI. 


Seniors:  Attend the following workshops at ASTI for college application help:

•          Common Application Workshop:  Friday, October 18th, 1-2pm, ASTI Computer Lab

•          College Application Workshop:  Monday, November 4th, 1-2pm in ASTI Computer Lab

•          College Application Workshop:  Friday, November 15th, 1-2pm, ASTI Computer Lab


Thank you to everyone who has supported ASTI PTSA by becoming a member and also for some who provided additional generous donations. Every membership & donation count. Becoming a PTSA member is one of the easiest way to make a difference in our student’s life.  The membership fee is only $20 for students or parents:


All Students: Requests for official or unofficial transcripts must now be made by filling out a Transcript Request Form in the office.  Forms can be found at the front of the office and must be placed in Ms. Krasky’s box above the student printer.  Transcript requests will take at least 1 school day to process, and when complete will be placed in the Will Call box above the printer for you to pick up.  Please plan accordingly when you are in need of a transcript; immediate requests will no longer be granted.


Clipper Cards for 11th & 12th graders should be available within the next 1-2 weeks.  If you already have a Clipper Card from last year, it should update within that time frame. 


10th, 11th & 12th Graders:  Spring and Summer 2019 grades have been uploaded to transcripts in Aeries.  Please log into your Aeries accounts to make sure your Peralta transcript data is correct.  If you find any errors, please turn in a copy of your unofficial Peralta transcript to Ms. Jurkovich highlighting the course/grade error.  Students who took a later session summer course that doesn’t appear on their ASTI transcript will need to have an unofficial Peralta transcript printed and turned into Ms. Jurkovich highlighting the course that needs to be added.


Seniors:  Sign up for a mandatory appointment with Ms. Jurkovich on the clipboard at Ms. Singer’s desk to review your college list and/or post ASTI plans & to calculate your weighted UC/CSU GPA.


Come buy your yearbook for $45 in the quad this Friday at lunch!


ASTI is partnering with the Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) to provide individual counseling services for students. This is part of our broader school focus on students' emotional wellbeing as part of their foundations for academic success. These counseling services are open to all ASTI students.  Counselors will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Students are referred to counseling by staff members; parents may also refer students and students may self-refer.  Please contact Mrs. Corbally or Ms. Jurkovich if you would like to refer someone.  If interest exceeds capacity, we will start a waitlist.  


New counseling appointment system!  If you’d like to schedule a 30 minute appointment to meet with Ms. Jurkovich, please sign up for an appointment time on the clipboard at Ms. Singer’s desk in the office.  You may sign up for appointments for the following:

-Confidential personal concerns; College planning; Peralta course planning, IGETC, & AA degrees; Reviewing college lists & fit; Reviewing college application questions; Reviewing college essay drafts


Ms. Jurkovich will have drop in counseling on the following days/times:

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 1:30pm-2:00pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 3:00-3:30pm

Drop-in is for:

-Signing concurrent enrollment forms; Quick scheduling questions; Quick questions about college applications; Clipper Card & Peralta log-on issues; Questions/concerns that require only a few minutes


Coffee Bar 140 is a student enterprise funded by the ASCOA. Conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. Proudly serving Mr. Espresso. Morning pastries. And grab ‘n’ go sandwiches, salads and snacks. Revenue from coffee bar sales will be used to fund clubs, campus life programs and student leadership opportunities. Visit the coffee bar during the Open House to try one of many drink offerings. From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., all espresso and coffee drinks are $1.40 (additional charges apply for extra shots and add-ons).