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Aptos Junior High School

Pajaro Valley Unified School District

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    Teacher Appreciation

    MAP Testing 5/11-5/12


    School wide MAP testing will be next week, Tuesday 5/11/2021 and Wednesday 5/12/2021. Students will test in their Advisory class, and we will follow the special bell schedule which is posted on the AJHS homepage under "bell schedules". Students will endeavor to finish their tests during these two scheduled sessions.

    As MAP tests are not timed, some students may still require an additional opportunity to finish. Students who still need time to finish will have the opportunity to join an extended session after testing concludes at 11:30. If students need more time to finish after the extended session concludes on Wednesday, they will be invited via Gmail and Google Calendar to attend makeup testing sessions on Thursday and Friday if needed. Our students were highly successful in finishing their MAP tests in September and December, and the data measured by this process will prove instrumental in planning appropriate and enriching learning activities going forward. 

    Additionally, In Person Instruction will take place as normal Tue-Friday from 2:00-3:30. 

    Thank you for your support!




    In Person Instruction at AJHS

    In Person classes begin at 2:00 PM on Tuesday April 20th. All In Person classes are scheduled from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Please be sure to refer to your student’s schedule to confirm their start date; if they do not have a Tuesday class, then they will not start on April 20th.


    Before entering campus, all students must undergo a health screening both at home and on campus. Please have your student self-screen at home before coming to campus by using the PVUSD screening tool. All students must self-screen each day prior to arriving. Students who do not screen at home will be asked to screen on site, and this may delay them in getting to their class. The QR code included below will link directly to the AJHS screening tool.

    Please use the following link to read additional information regarding In Person Instruction.



    Return to In Person Instruction Car Drop Off 

    Return to In Person Instruction Walking to Campus

    Return to In Person Instruction Bus Arrival

    Return to In Person Instruction flow on Campus

    Return to In Person Instruction Car Pick Up

    Bus Routes

    AJHS Map for In Person Instruction Flow



    Return to In Person Instruction Drop Off and Flow Parent Email 4/14/21

    Return to In Person Instruction Reminder (IMPORTANT) Engl/Span


    Return to In Person Instruction Reminder (IMPORTANT) 


    Greetings Sea Dragon Families,

    As we approach our first day of In Person Instruction, I wanted to provide a brief reminder...and some new information. Please not the brevity is simply for the sake of clarity. I want to thank you in advance for your understanding.

    1. All students must self screen using the Daily Screening Link. This link is located on the AJHS website under the SCREENING tab on the AJHS Homepage.  All students must wear a mask at all times while on campus.
    2. All students must have a new ID card ( Green with black lanyard.)  I ask that you please come to AJHS on Monday, April 19th, from 9:30 to 6:00 am to pick up your students lanyard. The ID card will be used to confirm that your student has self screened prior to arriving on campus. Please see item 1. For self screening information.
    3. All students must bring the following items for the first day of school on Tuesday, April 20th. 
      1. Chromebook
      2. Pens/Pencils
      3. Biner with Paper
    4. All students will be screened and checked for self screening when they arrive on campus.
      • Students that ride the bus can only enter campus through the blacktop/Basketball courts
      • Students that are dropped off by their guardians must enter campus through the AJHS Gym
      • Students that walk up the “back stairs” must enter campus through the AJHS Gym
      • Please go to the AJHS Homepage for more information and videos. They are linked under the “Resources” heading on the Homepage.
    5. All students must obey all signage and follow the “clockwise flow of traffic” around campus. 


    I want to thank you all for your attention to this important matter. Additionally I want to thank you all for your support and input. This day is a long time coming and we will do our best to be prepared. That being said, due to traffic, and the “newness” of this return to school we ask for your patience and understanding for the sake of our students, families, and staff. 


    Please be sure to visit our homepage for more information and videos. 



    Rich Moran 


    AJHS Distance Learning Sports Cohorts:

    Good Morning Sea Dragons! Thank you to those who signed up to participate in one of our Sports Cohorts. Notifications have been sent out for those who have been registered for our first round of cohorts.

    If you would like to sign up for future cohorts, please fill out this Google Form:

    AJHS Athletics Cohorts Sign Up


    After you have signed up, please go to the AJHS Athletics Page to view, print, and fill out required documents for participation. AJHS Athletic Director, Mike Schiro, will compile the lists of students who will participate in the first round of cohorts and notify students and families of their enrollment.






    Principal: Rich Moran

    Assistant Principal: Joshua Phillips 

    Office Manager: Deann Najera

    Guidance Counselor: Nereyda Camacho 

    Attendance Specialist: Rafael Arce



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