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Argonaut Mustang Students, Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,                                             

Welcome Back!  With the support of the ACUSD district office and Board of Trustees we had a great start to the 2018/19 school year. The purpose of this e-mail is to notify you of a few key items that are new this year.

  • This year, we are initiating a new “Academic Code of Conduct.” To ensure equity and promote lifelong skills, we have taken steps to teach and encourage students to produce authentic work. Please review the student handbook with your pupil(s) to ensure full understanding of Argonaut’s expectations for student work.


  • This year, we are initiating a new “No Activities List.” Students that are habitually truant and tardy will be placed on the “No Activities List” and restricted from extra-curricular activities like dances etc . This does not include sports participation or co-curricular activities that could affect a student’s academic standing in a class.


  • This year, we are initiating a new layer of intervention called “Friday School.” Friday school is designed to turn a negative into a positive. When a student violates an ed-code, district policy or fails to attend a lunch detention, we may have discretion to assign them a Friday School. Friday School is a class from 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm, where students will be expected to work on homework for an hour after school. We will notify parents in the event of a Friday school assignment as an alternative to other disciplinary measures. The idea is they reflect on their behavior and prepare for the following week of school.


  • This year, we are initiating a “Courage to Compete” award. This award will be given to students by teachers that catch them exhibiting the Courage to Compete while being Respectful, Responsible or Resilient. These awards will be turned into ASB for an immediate award to the receiving student, they will be entered into a student’s permanent Aeries file. The idea of this program is that we acknowledge and teach expected behaviors by positive reinforcement. A post-card of the award with be mailed to the recipients parent, guardian or caregiver listed on file. These notations can be used on resumes and college letters.

If you have any questions, concerns or helpful information regarding the above information please reach out to me in an email.

Looking forward to a great 2018-2019!


Troy Gassaway, 

Principal, Argonaut High School