Q4 information: Albany High

This page contains information regarding fourth-quarter instruction at Albany High School.

Please note that classes will meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. beginning April 19.  This is the case for all Albany High students regardless of whether they are in-person or distance learners.

Other than the bell schedule change noted above, there are no additional changes anticipated for distance learners in the fourth quarter.


Return dates

Students who opted for in-person instruction will be phased in by grade and last name as shown in the table below. 

Grade Last name First day back
12 A-L Monday, April 19
12 M-Z Tuesday, April 20
11 A-L Wednesday, April 21
11 M-Z Thursday, April 22
10 A-L Friday, April 23
10 M-Z Monday, April 26
9 A-L Tuesday, April 27
9 M-Z Wednesday, April 28

Student schedules

Once students return on the start date indicated above, they will attend in-person every other day.

Please note that the information above is only intended to notify you of the first day your child is eligible to return for in-person instruction.

For further scheduling specifics, please be sure to review your child's schedule in schooltool.

Paper copies of student schedules will also be available at entry upon arrival. 

Please note that students who were selected to receive additional academic support during the close the third quarter (prior to April 19) will continue to meet in-person every day.


Updated school times

Also beginning Monday, April 19, the school day will change for ALL Albany High students in grades 9-12, whether you are an in-person student, a hybrid student or a distance learner.  

The school day for all students will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

The updated bell schedule for the fourth quarter is listed below.

Period Time
Breakfast 8:30-8:45 a.m.
1 8:50-9:30 a.m.
2 9:35-10:15 a.m.
3 10:20-11 a.m.
4 11:05-11:45 a.m.
5 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
6 12:35-1:15 p.m.
7 1:20-2 p.m.
8 2:05-2:45 p.m.
9 2:50-3:30 p.m.

Arrival

Students attending in-person should plan to arrive by 8:15 a.m. to pass through security and pick up breakfast. Where you enter depends on where your first-period class is; pod classes and office hours will no longer meet. 

See below for your building entrance: 

Location of Period 1 class Entrance students should use
Building 1 (brick building, rooms 100-300) Towers 2 & 6
Buildings 2 & 4 (new buildings, rooms 2100-4300) Tower 2-1 (back of the new building)
Abrookin Career and Technical Center Abrookin main entrance

Daily health screener

Parents and guardians should be sure to complete the daily health screener, which is emailed to them each morning, beginning at 2:05 a.m.


Student Chromebooks and personal devices/laptops

You will need to bring your Chromebook or own personal device to school daily. Please be sure to charge your device prior to coming to school and bring your charger each day.

Please also note that if you choose to bring your own device rather than a district-issued Chromebook, our IT staff will not be able to provide technical support for your personal device. We are addressing the ability for students with personal devices to opt for a district device; please watch for more information on this topic.


Headsets

You will receive a headset with a microphone to use in school. You will need the headset each day. 


Facemasks and social distancing

Facemasks are required to enter the building. Please bring a mask daily. If you do not have one, we will provide one to you. Facemasks may be removed only while eating breakfast or lunch. 

All faculty and staff members and students must practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others while in the building. Students will sign in at all learning spaces, bathrooms, offices, etc., by scanning a QR code or by paper sign-in.


Student IDs/transportation

You must have your student IDs every day, always presented at entry and visible. Staff can request to see your ID at any time. If you do not have an ID, we will provided one to you. Your student ID also serves as your bus pass if you qualify for CDTA transportation. 


Still have questions?

We understand that the return to in-person learning can be a confusing process, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we move forward. If you still have questions after reviewing the information on this page, please contact your child's academy principal or guidance counselor.

Contact information these individuals can be found on our Albany High Staff Directory page.