Q: I forgot my child’s student ID number, what can I do?
A: Parents can reach out to their school site to retrieve their student’s ID number. However, AUSD only releases information if they’re one of the registered guardians on PowerSchool. The office will ask them a series of questions to verify their identity before they give out any information. If the parents have not been able to reach their school site, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 626 943 3500 for additional help.
Q: We want to check out a laptop from school for my child for distance learning, what is the process?
A: Students in grades TK-12, who are enrolled, currently do not have technology at home and attend full time in Alhambra Unified School District, can request to be issued technology equipment to enable them to use web-based applications, multimedia, and the Internet to complete school work during this time. Here is the link to fill out the form online: https://bit.ly/2CRUGw9
Q: I missed the 2020-2021 parent webinar for AUSD Reopening. Can I find it online?
A: Here is the link to view the July 1, 2020 Parent Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmO81-uXvU. For specific questions or concerns, please contact your school site, or send an email to email@example.com or calling 626 943 3500 for additional help.
Q: Is my child eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at school?
A: AUSD serves nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and After School Supper Program. Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines. Additional information is available here.
Q: What is distance learning, and what to expect in this new school year?
A: Throughout the summer, AUSD teachers and administrators have been working to refine our 2020-2021 Distance Learning Program so that it meets the needs of all learners. Their commitment to ensuring our students’ success is evident in the quality program they are collaboratively building.
Specific details regarding Distance Learning will be released in the weeks to come. Some highlights include:
- Assignments will be monitored and graded.
- Daily attendance and participation will be tracked.
- Grade level standards will be implemented.
- Combination of live and recorded instruction will take place.
- Daily live interaction with teachers and peers will be required.
- More of a typical school day schedule will be followed.
Q: What is PowerSchool Online Enrollment? Do I have to do that?
A: AUSD implements the PowerSchool online student enrollment system for the 2020-2021 school year. The system is a secure and streamlined process that allows the District to verify all student demographics, emergency and medical information for the new school year. The system will also allow families to electronically sign the annual permission forms. In short, this online process replaces many of the hard copy student enrollment and permission forms that students bring home on the first day of school. To check out the instructional video for returning students, and look for the required documents information, click here.
Q: What is Online Parent Portal? How does it work?
A: Online Parent Portal is an online electronic emergency information collection system used by AUSD. Parents are issued a user name and password that allows them to log into the Parent Portal and fill out each child’s emergency contact information. If you haven’t completed the electronic card, please do so as soon as possible. It is important for the school district to have up-to-date information should an emergency arise. To access the Online Parent Portal, click here.