Academy of the Redwoods

8/17: Dance Committee Meeting in the AR Office from 3-4pm 8/24: Back to School Bash in the SSC from 7-10pm 8/18: CR Fall Semester begins 8/20: CR College book lists due 9/3: Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL 9/11: FUHSD Board Meeting from 7-9pm in FUHS Library 9/17: Make-Up School Photos in Advising Center from 9am-12pm

Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements Friday, August 17th, 2018, 176 Days Left!

To submit announcements, email  by 12:00 pm the school day 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. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please email

-REMEMBER, we are the largest student presence on campus until CR begins on August 18th. Please use all approved walkways. Have your parent or guardian drop you off by parking in a space rather than stopping quickly to let you out. Thank you!

-Scheduling Announcements:

Schedule Change Requests- Ali has received a number of Schedule Change Requests with no name on them. If you have submitted a change request, please check Aeries. If your change has not been made, please re-submit a form and include your name this time! Thank you.

1st and 2nd Years schedule- If you have a schedule change need, please email Ali H.(  or come by the Advising Center. Students can view their scheduled AR classes by logging into their Aeries Student Portal. Hard copies of student schedules will be available for all students in the AR Office starting Monday.  

3rd and 4th Years schedules will be audited for high school minutes during a workshop on Monday morning. Scheduling changes and corrections can be made Monday afternoon following the all school lunch.

-Here's an interesting opportunity from Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). They are looking for youth to attend their August PFS Meeting with the goal of finding ways to help prevent prescription medication misuse and abuse in Humboldt County Youth. They'll be asking you to help them find ways to make prevention activities for youth more fun and engaging.  Expect an activity to make the meeting more interesting, too! Not only do you have the chance to make your voice heard, you can also receive a $25 Dutch Bros Gift Card! There are currently about 10 gift cards available.  Contact Holly Duffy (below) to RSVP.

WHERE:  Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration, 433 M St. Eureka

WHEN: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3pm – 4pm

RSVP CONTACT:  Holly Duffy, Health Education Specialist,, (707) 441-5070

That's THIS Friday, so if you are interested, contact Holly ASAP!

-AR Club Announcements:

Are you looking for a strategic game to play with friends? Are you hoping to play in tournaments and win cool prizes? Are you aiming to become the next Bobby Fischer? Then come on down to Chess Club in the Advising Center on Wednesdays during lunch! We welcome anyone from beginners to experts. Besides, where else can you play chess, eat lunch, and have fun? So bring a friend and don't miss out, starting Wednesday, August 22nd during lunch in the AC. Contact Rami Awwad at for more info. Warning: you may experience a severe Chess Addiction.

-Do you like having fun? Do you like playing video games? Well, come on over to the Gaming Club in the SSC on Thursdays from 3-4pm to do just that. We will be playing a variety of games throughout the year on a variety of systems. These can include single player experiences, fighting games, and challenging your skills through things like rhythm games. We will also discuss gaming topics and what we play, whether it be about news surrounding games, mechanics, writing, or other. You don’t have to be good at games to have fun here - we’re open to any skill level, even if you would just like to watch. Feel free to bring your own games and/or consoles as well, and we are always open to suggestions. We will officially begin Thursday, August 23rd, from 3-4pm. If you have any questions, please email Amalia Oliver at

-CR Schedules:

Please log into your WebAdvisor account to confirm your course schedule. On August 1st, CR did an automatic drop of students with unpaid balances. You would clearly see this in your WebAdvisor account and have received emails to your CR email address. However, if you were dropped in this process, please contact Ali H. ASAP.

-CR’s College Bookstore has relocated to the LRC! LRC hours are currently Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. The LRC will be closed on Thursday, August 16th, for CR’s convocation. Once CR’s Fall semester begins on August 20th, LRC hours will be Monday-Thursday from 7:45am-8:00pm, and Fridays from 7:45am-4:00pm.

-CR Cafeteria summer hours are currently Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-2:00pm. They are not open on Fridays, and therefore students will need to make other arrangements for lunch. AR offers a school lunch that is served every day from the SSC, the CR Bookstore sells a variety of snacks, and there are several vending machines on campus. Starting August 20th, CR Cafeteria hours will be Monday-Friday 8am-7pm & Weekends from 10am-2pm.

-Dance Committee will hold its first meeting on Friday, August 17th from 3-4pm in the AR Office to plan AR’s Back to School Bash! If you are interested in joining the committee that plans our school dances, please come and join! AR’s Back to School Bash will be held at the Student Success Center (SSC) on Friday, August 24th from 7-10pm. Cost of admission is either $3 or you can bring a potluck/snack item to share with your peers and get in for free. There will be music, dancing, and board games. Students are allowed to bring games from home as long as they are school appropriate.   

-Monday, August 20th is the due date for CR Booklists. Books required for classes can be found on the CR Bookstore website and/or on your class syllabus. Do not worry if you cannot meet this deadline, as some professors may not have posted this information yet. Book lists must be turned into the AR Attendance Office and approved/stamped before the student can take them to the CR Bookstore to purchase books. (This only applies to students taking CR classes)The Bookstore is located in the LRC. You will present your list to a clerk, and they will get your books for you. The CR Book List Form can be found here: or on the AR web site under the Students tab. Is this your first semester getting books for a CR class? Here is an instructional video on how to find the materials you need:

-Copies of the AR’s Fall Master Schedule are available in the Attendance Office. Please keep in mind that room assignments are subject to change.

-The AR Office sells monthly bus passes from Humboldt Transit Authority at a discounted rate for students. You can purchase 31 Day Redwood Transit passes for $45 and 31 Day Southern Humboldt Bus Passes for $82 with cash or check.

CR News-
CR Parking Permits can be purchased online at You will need to login using your CR email address and password and input credit card information. You will then be able to print out a temporary parking permit and your official permit will be mailed to you. If you don’t have a debit or credit card, you can take cash to CR’s Business Office and pay for your parking pass there. Day passes can be purchased for $2 from any one of the parking permit dispensers around campus. If you are simply dropping off or picking up your student, and will not be leaving your vehicle unattended, then a parking permit is not necessary.   

Attention all 2nd/3rd/4th Years: Are you interested in being a Lunch Supervisor this year? If so, please email Gini Wozny at Be sure to include what days you are available and any questions you may have.

Google Chromebooks Insurance

Insurance policies can be purchased for the chromebooks at the AR attendance office. Purchasing insurance is highly encouraged, as it will save you money in the event that accidental damage to the chromebook occurs. It is suggested that all students buy a protective case for their chromebook to avoid damaging them. Carrying your chromebook in a backpack along with other books and no protective casing often results in a cracked screen. Chargers are considered accessories and therefore not covered by insurance, so students will be held financially responsible in the event that they damage their chromebook charger. Replacement chargers can be purchased in the AR Office for $25. Policies start at $25 for 1 year of coverage with a $0 deductible.

-AR Club Protocol

At AR, our clubs end every school year and in order to have an official club you must start it over each year. To start a club you must first get an advisor. Then get a club sign up form in the attendance office, fill it out and get it signed by your new advisor who can help you decide whether or not you need to take notes, elect leaders and have a treasurer. You need to decide when and where you would like to meet, and ask your advisor if that time and space are available on the SSC club calendar. If it is, ask them to save that spot for your club for the year or semester. You use this same process for any activities your club would like to schedule. Send your announcement to by 12pm the day before you would like it to run. Make sure you use proper grammar and spelling while also using proper punctuation. If you are unsure, run it by your advisor first. When it is ready to send make sure that you also CC your advisor so that Sami is assured your advisor knows about the announcement. If you will be raising any money remember that your advisor needs to know about every activity even if it is off school grounds.

-Interested in taking the PSAT? Please register with Sami by sending her an email at Deadline to register is Friday, September 7th. PSAT Testing will take place on Wednesday, October 10th from 8:30am-1:00pm in the CR Theater.

Weekly Club Meeting Schedule

Wednesdays: Lunch: Chess Club meets in the Advising Center

Thursdays: After School: Gaming Club meets in the SSC

CR Cafeteria Hours-
CR Cafeteria summer hours are currently Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-2:00pm.

Starting August 20th, hours will be Monday-Friday 8am-7pm & Weekends from 10am-2pm.


Upcoming Important Dates-

8/24: Back to School Bash in the SSC from 7-10pm

8/18: CR Fall Semester begins

8/20: CR College book lists due

9/3: Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

9/11: FUHSD Board Meeting from 7-9pm in FUHS Library

9/17: Make-Up School Photos in Advising Center from 9am-12pm

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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