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Attention: AHS Parents -The Arcadia High School Counseling Department welcomes you to the 2017-2018 school year.  We are very excited to be working with your children and assisting them with their personal/social, academic, career and college goals. We have planned special grade level evening meetings for our parents on Back to School Night at 5:00 PM.  The purpose of these parent meetings is to discuss relevant grade level information including AHS graduation requirements, counseling resources available to assist your child, college admissions information, and the role of the counselor in your child’s educational experience.  If you would like to print a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please visit, click on Counseling, and then click on the specific grade level after the presentation.


Each grade level parent meeting will take place from 5:00 – 5:50 PM before Back to School Night begins on Thursday, August 31.


The location for each presentation is listed below:


9th Grade- Multipurpose Room


10th Grade- Library Media Center


11th Grade- Music Building M101


12th Grade- Lecture Hall


We hope you will attend these very important sessions and meet your student’s counselor. We look forward to seeing you there!

Back to School NIGHT

posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:53 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 8:54 PM ] PENCILS TO VIEW PROGRAM

​Major Religious/Cultural Holidays 2017 and 2018

posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:49 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 3:55 PM ]

The following calendar is provided to inform you of dates that may be of significant importance for our students, staff, parents, and community. Our goal is to continue to be respectful and mindful of all religions and cultures within our schools and community. Please refer to these dates before scheduling events, and avoid scheduling conflicts when possible. This calendar may also be helpful for knowing when and if students or staff may require special circumstances, e.g. late homework assignments, physical activity, nutrition requirements or restrictions. 

1 Eid al-Adha (Islamic)

                       20-22 Rosh Hashanah; begins sunset of Sept. 20 and ends nightfall of Sept. 22 (Jewish)

                       21 Al-Hijra/Muharram (New Year) (Islamic)

29-30 Yom Kippur; begins sunset of Sept. 29 and ends nightfall of Sept. 30 (Jewish)

October 4 Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival)(Chinese)

19 Diwali (Hindu)

December 12-20 Chanukah; begins sunset of Dec. 12 and ends nightfall of Dec. 20 (Jewish)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1, 2018 Kwanzaa (African-American)


January 2 - 4 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

February 14 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

16 Lunar/Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)

March         2 Holi (Hindu)

25 Palm Sunday (Christian)

30 Good Friday (Christian)

30 Passover; begins sunset of March 30 and ends nightfall of April 7 (Jewish)

April 1 Easter (Christian)

24 Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

May            15 1st Day of Ramadan (Islamic)

29 Buddha Day/Vesak (Buddhist)

June 14-15 Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)

July 27 Dharma Day/Asalha Puja (Buddhist)

August 13-15 Obon (Buddhist)

22 Eid al-Adha (Islamic)

September 9-11 Rosh Hashanah; begins sunset of Sept. 9 and ends nightfall of Sept. 11 (Jewish)

11-12 Al-Hijra/Muharram (New Year); begins the evening of Sept. 11 and ends evening of Sept. 12 (Islamic)

18-19 Yom Kippur; begins sunset of Sept. 18 and ends nightfall of Sept. 19 (Jewish)

24 Mid-Autumn/ Moon Festival (Chinese)

November 7 Diwali (Hindu)

December 2-10 Chanukah; begins sunset of Dec. 2 and ends nightfall of Dec. 10 (Jewish)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1, 2018 Kwanzaa (African-American)

Note about Islamic holidays:

Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.


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posted Aug 9, 2017, 12:00 AM by Go Apaches   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 12:20 AM ]


Arcadia Police Department published a list of the violations which occur most frequently around the high school. With that in mind, we would like to remind all students and parents of the shared responsibility they have in understanding and obeying traffic laws that help maintain safety in and around our school zones. For this purpose, we have provided a list of the most commonly violated traffic laws in our City’s school zones, allowing you to make a conscious and informed effort to create a safe environment for your fellow students, and or your children.

PARKING LAWS  California Vehicle Code section 21458(a) describes rules for curb markings.

  1.  RED Curb indicates no stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended, (No Student Drop Off or Pick Up in Red Zones)
  2. YELLOWCurb indicates stopping for the loading or unloading of passengers or freight (20 Minutes For Material & 3 Minutes For Passengers)
  3. WHITE Curb indicates stopping for the loading or unloading of passengers (3 Minutes for Passengers)
  4. GREEN Curb indicates time limit parking specified by local ordinance (24 & 30 Minute Zones)
  5. BLUE Curb indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of disabled persons

V.C. 22500(H) DOUBLE PARKING  Prohibits stopping, parking, or standing of any attended/unattended vehicle on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, parked or standing at the curb or edge of a highway (Often seen as parents drop off/pick up children in the lanes of traffic)

V.C. 22500(b) Park in Cross Walk

  • Prohibits the stopping, parking, or standing of any attended/unattended vehicle in a crosswalk

V.C. 22500(e) Park in Front of Public Drive

  • Prohibits stopping, parking, or standing of any attended/unattended vehicle in front of a public driveway

V.C. 22500(i) Bus Zone

  • Prohibits stopping, parking, or standing of any attended/unattended vehicle alongside a curb authorized for the loading and unloading of passengers of a bus, when indicated by a sign or red paint on the curb.

V.C. 22502 Parking Over 18” from Right Hand Side of Curb / Parking on Wrong Side of Street

  • Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway…shall be stopped or parked with the right hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb, except that motorcycles shall be parked with at least one wheel or fender touching the right-hand curb.

V.C. 22514 Park Near Fire Hydrant

  • No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. EXCEPT, If the vehicle is attended by a licensed driver who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of necessity.

Side Note—If the curb next to the fire hydrant is painted red, the vehicle stopping or parking to facilitate student pickup or drop off could still be cited for stopping/parking in a red zone


Officers commonly enforce parking laws in school zones by means of video enforcement. Officers may use video cameras to record violations as they occur and then mail the registered owner of the violating vehicle a citation for the observed violation. It is important to remember that the registered owner is the person receiving the citation, not the driver of the vehicle. The registered owner is responsible to resolve the citation. If parking citations are not cleared, either by dismissal or payment, the registered owner may not be able to renew their vehicle’s registration until the citation has been cleared by the DMV. Vehicles that have five or more citations on file are subject to impound, per California Vehicle Code section 22651(i)(1). The enforcement of parking restrictions and traffic laws in our school zones helps maintain vehicle and pedestrian safety, reminds drivers and pedestrians of their responsibility to share the roadway, and hopefully serves as a deterrent to prevent persons from future rule breaking.


V.C. 22101(d) Disobey Traffic Control Devices (No Left Turn, No Turn on Red, Yield, or No U-turn Signs at an Intersection)

  • When official traffic control devices are placed as required in subdivision (b) or (c), it shall be unlawful for any driver of a vehicle to disobey the directions of such official traffic control devices

V.C. 21461(a) Failure to Obey a Posted Sign (No left turn, No U-Turn, No Student Drop Off Signs, etc)

  • It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal, or to fail to obey a device erected or maintained by lawful authority of a public body or official.

V.C. 22103 No U-turn in Residential District

  • No person in a residential district shall make a U-turn when any other vehicle is approaching from either direction within 200 feet, except at an intersection when the approaching vehicle is controlled by an official traffic control device.

V.C. 21950(a) Drivers Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

  • The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.

V.C. 21950(b) Pedestrian to Exercise Due Care

  • This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

V.C. 21950(c) Drivers to Exercise Due Care

  • The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of pedestrians

V.C. 21954(a) Pedestrians Outside of Crosswalks

  • Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard.

V.C. 21955 Jaywalking

  • Pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk between adjacent intersections controlled by traffic control signal devices or by police officers. (Example: Duarte Road between Santa Anita & El Monte = Jaywalking)

V.C. 21100.3 Disobey a Crossing Guard

  • It is unlawful for any person to disobey the traffic directions of a person appointed or authorized by local authority to regulate traffic pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 21000 when such appointee is wearing an official insignia issued by the local authority and is acting in the course of his appointed duties.

V.C. 22350 Unsafe Speed (School Zone)

  • When signs are posted for a “School Zone—When Children Present”, the speed limit is reduced to 25 MPH. This applies whenever children are present (Before, During & After School).

V.C. 23123(a) Talking on Cell Phone While Driving (18 + = Adult) & V.C. 23124 Cell Phone Under 18 Yrs.

  • Adult shall not drive a vehicle while using a wireless telephone, unless hands free. Minors may not use cell or hands free device.

V.C. 23123.5 Texting While Driving

  • A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communication device to write, send or read texts.

H&S 118948(a) Smoking in Vehicle

  • It is unlawful for a person to smoke a pipe, cigar, or cigarette in a motor vehicle, whether in motion or at rest, in which there is a minor (someone under 18 years old). For the purpose of this section, “To smoke” means to have in one’s immediate possession a lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette containing tobacco or any other plant.


  • The driver and all occupants of a moving vehicle must properly wear safety belts, as they were designed to be worn. The shoulder strap must be worn over shoulders, not under.

V.C. 21212(a) Helmet Laws

  • Persons under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet for bicycles, skateboards, roller

Please take a look and make sure you do not get a ticket for any of these.  

  • Be aware that advice for parents is to drop off students at least 15 minutes before the start of school (Don’t forget they have to walk to their classrooms), so BEFORE 7:45a.m. is a good number.  
  • Do not let your child walk between cars to get to the sidewalk, Cars can crush.  Don’t forget:  You are the adult and parent, and your child may not know motor vehicle rules.  
  • Thank you for keeping your child safe.  <3 


posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:46 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 8:16 PM ]

Arcadia High School: Apache Registration Days

Apache Registration Days are:

Friday, August 4th Seniors

Friday, August 4th Music

Monday, August 7th Juniors

Monday, August 7th Sophomores

Tuesday, August 8th Freshmen

Tuesday, August 8th Makeup

Click here to make your appointment for Apache Registration Days!

Welcome Back to School

posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:33 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 6:39 PM ] back AHS teachers and staff with our PTSA Welcome Back Breakfast!   Click this picture to access the Signup Genius for donations to support our Teachers and Staff on THEIR First Day of School!  Bring your ready to serve donations to the the Multipurpose Room.   Tables will be set up.  Please park on Campus Drive 24 minute parking and be aware that there maybe traffic due to Freshman Orientations.  Thank you for all of your support.  We are grateful and thankful for all of our parent volunteers. You are appreciated!  

JUNE 1 PTSA - WELCOME 8th Grade Parents meeting

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