Academy of the Redwoods

Upcoming Important Dates:   3/3:Humboldt County History Day         3/9:End of Progress Period       3/12-3/16:AR Spring Break - NO SCHOOL       4/2:Challenge Day  4/13:Poetry Gallery of Learning     4/20: Math Gallery of Learning    5/7-5/11:CR Final Exams     5/11: CR Spring Semester Ends   5/23-5/24:AR Final Exams

Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 62 Days Left!

To submit announcements, email  by 12:00 pm the school 6ay before it is to run. Club announcements must be approved by advisors prior to submission. Announcements will run as long as we deem necessary unless specific dates are requested.


-Local youth are invited to come and learn new skills such as Split Second Survival, Origami Fun, Buying Your First Car, Local Archaeology, and First Aid Certification. We are pleased to announce the 15th Annual North Coast Youth Summit (NYS), sponsored by the University of California 4-H program,  the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE), and College of the Redwoods. “Be a Superhero” is this year’s theme. Youth (7th-12th grade) choose from over 40 workshops, including topics such as goals for superheroes, suicide prevention, disc golf, group painting, and ocean acidification. Attendees will hear three keynote speakers:  Diana Totten, a local fire & rescue captain, professional tracker, and business owner as well as Dan Bixler and Ernesto Cappuccio from the Greenview Playground Project. Lunch time activities will include a 25 foot climbing wall, live radio interviews, and bungee trampolines! NYS goals are increasing youth leadership development, skill building, fun, networking and awareness of local career opportunities. NYS will take place on Saturday, March 17th from 8:00am-4:00pm at College of the Redwoods. Registration is open at Cost is $20.00 and includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Registration and reimbursement options close on March 15, 2018. Thereafter only substitutions can be made. Day of event registration is $30.00.


-Do you buy breakfast from the Fortuna High cafeteria in the mornings? Even though FUHS is closed for President’s Week, Cafeteria personnel are still on site and preparing breakfast each morning this week, so be sure to stop in!


-Please note that there will be NO OUTLYING BUS SERVICE from Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd due to FUHS being closed for President’s Week.


-Student Support Services Counselor Ian MacKelvie will not be available for appointments until February 26th.


-Senior Portraits are due by February 23rd, 2018 for the AR Yearbook and must be emailed to Chayslin at Graduating seniors get 2 photos and a quote comprised of 50 words or less.


-Attention Families: On Monday, April 2nd, AR is hosting the award winning Challenge Day Program. Challenge Days are powerful, high energy programs in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning activities. Challenge Day programs are designed to unite  and empower the members of a school community. There will be no regular AR classes on 4/2, students who do not have college class conflicts on Monday are invited to attend this school wide event. Attendees must remain at the event from 8:30am-2:40pm, and lunch will be provided to all in attendance. Students unable to attend will have an alternative assignment with Mr. McCarthy in the Advising Center. Challenge Day  will take place at the Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building. A school bus will leave from CR at 8:20 to transport students to the Memorial Building or students can meet there by 8:30. A bus will return to CR by 3:00pm. Student must submit a permission slip to attend this event by Friday, March 30th. Permission slips are available in the AR Office. If you have questions please contact Ali Hodges or by phone 476-4584, or check out


-PG&E will be performing work on campus and on Tompkins Hill Road, from now through March 10th.  Signage should be going in place.  This may lead to short delays on Tompkins Hill Road.


-As the flu season is upon us, we ask that students abstain from coming to school when sick to minimize the spread of illness. Absences due to illness are excused and students will be able to make up work upon their return.


Black History Month 2018 Hosted by CR's Black Student Union

2/22 Film: Moonlight                             6:00pm-8:00pm                        Room HU129

This showing will be co-hosted with the Queer Student Union at College of the Redwoods. Academy Award winning film for Best Picture in 2017, this film (directed by Barry Jenkins) is a beautiful coming-of-age tale about a young man, Chiron, growing up in Miami. His story is told in three chapters (childhood, adolescence, and adulthood). Moonlight explores childhood trauma, sexuality and toxic masculinity.


-We ask that all students stay away from both the upper and lower lakes on campus (pond areas) due to a safety concern regarding falling trees. It is imperative that students keep clear of these areas.


Google Chromebook Insurance

AR sells chromebook insurance for $20/year with no deductible. We encourage purchasing insurance, as uninsured repairs are the responsibility of the student.


CR Parking Permits-
Permits can be purchased online at Login using your CR email address, pay via credit card, and you can print a temporary parking permit to use until an official one is mailed to you. Day passes are $2 from any permit dispenser on campus.


Weekly Club Meeting Schedule

Mondays: Lunch: GSA meets in the Advising Center

After School: Robotics Club meets in the SSC


Tuesdays: Lunch: Chess Club meets in the Advising Center


Wednesdays: Lunch: Soccer Club meets in the Field House

After School: Art Club meets in the SSC Conference Room


Thursdays: Lunch: Geography Club meets in the Advising Center
AR Pep Squad meets in the SSC Conference Room


Fridays: Lunch: Drama Club meets in the SSC Conference Room

After School: Anime Club meets in the SSC


CR Cafeteria Hours-
Monday through Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm

CR Student Health Center Hours
Student Health Center closed Tuesday AM 8-12 for a medical procedure but other nurse there 1-5. Supplier is out of flu vaccine but it is available at Public Health on 6th & I Street- no one turned away for lack of pay. Call ahead at 268-2108.

Upcoming Important Dates:

3/3: Humboldt County History Day

3/9: End of Progress Period

3/12-3/16: AR Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

4/2: Challenge Day

5/7-5/11: CR Final Exams

5/11: CR Spring Semester Ends

5/23-5/24: AR Final Exams

Remember we follow a schedule that is different from other Humboldt schools so plan accordingly!!

AR calendar on website. Check us out at

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