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INAGUARAL ASFA FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
The Parent Teacher Organization and the ASFA dorm invite all ASFA students and their families to a community movie night. 

Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 9
6:30 PM 
ASFA Cafeteria

Bring a blanket or a camp chair to sit on.
Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.
 
PROPOSED 2020-2021 CALENDAR
In case you like to plan ahead, here is a draft version of the 2020-2021 Alabama School of Fine Arts academic year.
COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING
Juniors are working on writing their college admissions school recommendation letter for our college counselor Rebecca Rutsky. These are due March 13. Parents are invited to participate too. Check your email and talk with your junior for more details.

Senior students and their families have been asked to complete their FAFSA forms. ASFA is second in the state among small schools for FAFSA completion. Good job!
•    Jefferson County International Baccalaureate: 85.33% 
•    Alabama School of Fine Arts: 83.33% 
•    Sweet Water High School: 81.25% 
There is still time to do yours and move us into the number one spot, AND perhaps qualify for college financial aid. Even if you don’t think you’d qualify for need-based aid, many colleges require the FAFSA to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Sophomores completed career assessments recently. Ask them about their results.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Parents are encouraged to check their students’ attendance records periodically. That information can be accessed through iNow or by emailing or calling Will Marble directly.

A reminder that Student Support Services has added a page to the ASFA website to further support our students and parents in a holistic way that goes beyond curriculum and instruction. We know the importance of mental health and want our families to have access to valuable resources.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
Please keep your student’s lunch account with a positive balance. Lunch accounts may be viewed at family.titank12.com. Feel free to contact Cindy Orcutt with any CNP questions or concerns at corcutt@asfa.k12.al.us.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Student Support Services is offering weekly programs throughout February for students and faculty to learn more about Black History and to cultivate awareness of the cultural diversity at ASFA.  

Feb. 4th during Homerooms – Scavenger Hunt in honor of Black History Month

Feb. 12th during Homerooms – Nathifa African Dance Company performance in the Center Dance Studio.

Feb. 18th during Homerooms – Panel Discussion on “The Urgency of Black History Month and Cultural Diversity Education in Schools.”

Feb. 27th – Special Guest Speaker Anthony Ray Hinton. Hinton wrote The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row  after being wrongly convicted of two murders.


While mandatory attendance is only required for the Feb. 27th event, we’re hoping students/faculty will take advantage of the additional learning opportunities.
Tuesday, Feb. 4-Wednesday, Feb.5                 
Sexual Health & Wellness Presentations by Dr. Keith Abrams for 12th Graders 

Sunday, Feb. 9
6:30 PM ASFA Movie Night for students and families.
 
Monday, Feb. 17
School closed.

Friday, Feb. 21
3 PM Student Dismissal for FOCUS schedule theater performance.

Friday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 23
ASFA Theatre Arts presents The Wolves at 7 PM Fri.- Sat. and 2:30 PM Sun.

Tuesday, March 3-Wednesday, March 4                
Sexual Health & Wellness Presentations by Dr. Keith Abrams for 8th graders 

Friday, March 6
3 PM Student Dismissal for FOCUS schedule dance performance.

Friday, March 6-Saturday, March 7
ASFA Dance presents Senior Choreography at 7 PM 

Tuesday, March 10-Wednesday, March 11           
Sexual Health & Wellness Presentations by Dr. Keith Abrams for 10th graders
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