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Back to School Night




Greetings Sea Dragons and Sea Dragon Parents!


We are eager to welcome you (Back) to Aptos Junior High School. The Staff, Faculty and Administration are looking forward to having you here as active participants in your student’s education. Please find and complete the Student Schedule linked to this message . Please be sure to bring this schedule with you on Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, when you attend our back to school night. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm in the Gymnasium and end promptly at 8:00 pm. This schedule will help you to navigate our campus and help to provide some insight as to what it feels like to be a student at AJHS. 


BTSN Agenda:


6:00-6:05 Welcome (in the Gymnasium) 

6:05-6:15 Staff introductions

6:15-6: 35 Presentation form the Principal

6:35-6:40 Logistics for the Evening

6:40-6:45 Passing period

6:45-8:00 pm Classroom Visits (see student schedules)


Please take the time to join us for what promises to be an informative and fun evening!


We are all looking forward to seeing here!




Rich Moran

Aptos Junior High School




Please use the link above to find the Principal's Newsletter; 

CJSF Membership Deadline

Attention 8th graders:  It’s time to apply for CJSF.  Using your grades from 4th quarter of last year, you need 10 points when A’s are worth 3 points and B’s are worth 1.  If you earned a B in an accelerated class, that would be worth 2 points.  Remember that PE doesn’t count in the totals.  If you have ten points, find the application on our website, print it and fill it out.  Complete your community service requirement and attach your letter.  Then attach your report card and turn it in to Mr. Simms in room 16, Ms. E-L in room 21, or Mr. Smiley in room 22.  You have until Friday, September 12th.  If you have questions, see Mr. Simms, Ms. E-L, or Mr. Smiley.

"The D.C. Trip"

Dear Parents,
As you may have heard by now,  I am no longer at Aptos Junior High.  I have taken the position of principal at Mar Vista Elementary School.  Even though I am not at Aptos Junior High, I WILL be taking the  Aptos Junior High students on our annual 8th trip this year, November 8 through November 14 to Washington DC/New York.  It is of the utmost importance that students and parents pay attention to the dates posted below.   Since I am not on campus, it will be very difficult to track down forms which need to be turned into the Aptos Junior High office.  Not receiving all of the forms on time  could jeopardies a student's  participation in the trip.
The following are IMPORTANT/MANDATORY DATES to remember:
Tuesday September 9 Students will be given the Roommate selection’s forms.  Students can’t be part of this process if they are not paid in full.
Friday  September 12 is the last day for students to turn in roommate forms.  Mr. D will select student’s roommates if forms at not turned in.
Tuesday September 30 MANDATORY Parent/Student meeting in the gym at 6:00pm.  Very important paperwork will be distributed at this meeting.  Parents and students must attend.
Friday October 3 Information distributed at the parent/student meeting on Tuesday, September 30 must be returned to the office.
Friday October 24 MANDATORY STUDENT MEETING with Mr. D to go over the specifics of the trip.  The meeting will begin at 3:15 and conclude at 4:30.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me atRichard_determan@pvusd.net
Thank you.  I am looking forward to this trip and spending this time with your student.  I hope you are all having a great start to the new school year.
Rich Determan
Principal, Mar Vista Elementary School
Office  831-761-6177
Fax  831-728-6491



PE Uniform and Materials

Be sure to select the appropriate size for your Sea Dragon. Please be sure to include your students name and please keep a copy of the receipt to ensure prompt pick-up. Uniforms will be handed out on the second week of school through the PE classes.
PE Uniforms
Name of student

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Admin Contacts

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