Crockett Cougar Chatter
May 8, 2020
We have three more weeks until we finish off the school year. Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers for support and completing your Blend assignments to the best of your ability.
Take care, be safe, we miss you!!
Remember we are ALWAYS VICTORIOUS!
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Crockett ECHS Student Schedule to Pick Up or Return Campus or Personal Items
If you are a student who needs to pick up or return ATHLETIC items, your coach or athletic director will contact you with your assigned time on May 8th or May 15th to return your equipment.
If you are a student who needs to pick up or return FINE ARTS items, your director will contact you with your assigned time on May 7th or May 14th to return instruments and fine art items.
If you are a student who needs to pick up or return CTE items, your teacher will contact you with your assigned time on May 14th to return CTE equipment.
If you have emergency items that need to be picked up before the beginning of next school year that are unrelated to Athletics, Fine Arts, or CTE, follow the following schedule:
Last Name A-G: May 14th, 9:00-10:00
Last Name H-L: May 14th, 10:00-11:00
Last Name M-O: May 14th, 1:30-2:30
Last Name P-S: May 14th, 2:30-3:30
Last Name T-Z: May 14th, 3:30-4:30
You will enter by the bus loop. Do not get out of your car. There will be a Crockett Staff member there to distribute your item to you or pick up your item from you.
UPDATE: Chromebooks, textbooks, library books will be picked up at a different time. Please do NOT bring these items up during this time.
If you are unable to come at your assigned time, please email email@example.com to schedule an alternative pick up time on May 15th between 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm. This is the absolute last day for students to retrieve items until the beginning of next school year.
Protocols to follow while you are coming to campus:
Students are NOT allowed to enter any part of the campus.
Scheduling access is crucial to ensure physical distancing can be achieved. Do not enter the property grounds until you have received email confirmation of your date and time.
Please do not arrive before your approved time nor remain after.
Do not visit the campus if you or a member of your household feels ill or has been within 6 feet of someone outside of your household within the previous 14 days.
Adhere to the physical distance requirements of at least 6 feet from people outside your household at all times.
Do not eat or drink on school grounds.
Arrive with your own mask or cloth face covering and wear it when on school property. It is recommended that you wear gloves while handling your athletic equipment for drop off.
Thank you for following these precautions to keep your family and other members of our AISD community healthy, happy, and safe!!
TSI Testing Opportunity
This spring, students interested in taking the TSI to demonstrate their college readiness will have the opportunity to test remotely using Examity, a virtual proctoring service. The TSI is the college readiness exam for the state of Texas. Students must complete this exam, which includes reading, writing, and math tests, prior to enrolling in college-level courses either as a dual credit/early college high school student or as a full-time student after graduation.
Typically this exam is offered at Crockett during the school day, but given the complications of COVID-19, we are no longer able to offer in-person testing. Instead, students will be able to take the TSI at home using a virtual proctoring service. The test will be untimed, and students can schedule their exam for a day and time that works best for their schedule.
If your student would like to take the TSI this spring, they must complete Crockett’s TSI request form: https://forms.gle/84NkLHuLrdqVR4gu7 Within a week after submitting this request form, students will receive an email with their testing voucher and detailed instructions for scheduling their exam-- it is very important that students check their email regularly for this information.
If you have questions regarding the TSI, or feel you need to test but are unable to at this time, please reach out to us! ECHS Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org; non-ECHS students can contact email@example.com.
Help Us Keep You in the Know
Help us keep you in the know about your school and the district by updating your contact numbers and email in your Parent Cloud account by email or online.
Email your campus PEIMS coordinator at Rosa.Robinson@austinisd.org
Follow these steps to update your contact info online:
- Log in to your Parent Self-Serve account, a tile located in your Parent Cloud account at my.austinisd.org.
- Go to the Edit Contact Info tab. Click the Edit button in the Edit Phone Numbers section to change your home, work or cell number.
- Click the Edit button in the Edit Email Address section to change your email address.
- Click Submit Changes and you should see your info changes on the Contact Info tab.
For help, please contact the Parent Help Desk at 512-414-9187 or your principal.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR HELPFUL RESOURCES
Austin ISD Crisis Support Fund
Telehealth Options for Families
Board Resolution - Emergency COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDC on COVID-19 in Texas: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
CDC Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
CDC Handwashing Videos (English/Spanish)
The City of Austin
City of Austin COVID-19: http://austintexas.gov/article/cdc-updates-coronavirus
City of Austin COVID-19 FAQ: http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19
School-Based Mental Health Services - VIDA CLINIC
Austin ISD's school-based mental health partner, Vida Clinic, is now offering teletherapy services to the entire Austin ISD community. These services will allow adults and students to access quality mental health services right from their own homes. To schedule an appointment, visit vidaclinic.org/virtualvida and contact our Vida Clinic Care Team at 512-518-2209 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
El centro de salud mental en la escuela de Austin ISD, Vida Clinic, ofrecerá servicios de teleterapia a toda la comunidad de Austin ISD. Estos servicios permitirán a adultos y estudiantes acceder a servicios de salud mental con alta calidad desde sus propios hogares. Para programar una cita, visite vidaclinic.org/virtualvidaesp y comuníquese con nuestro Equipo de atención de Vida Clinic al 512-518-2209 o por correo electrónico a email@example.com.
Laura Rifkin Banks, LCSW
Director of Program Development
Virtual Care for Kids
Austin ISD Families,
Due to the threat of COVID-19 Virtual Care for Kids is expanding the partnership with AISD to include at-home telemedicine care to serve our families and reduce the spread of the virus.
Virtual Care for Kids has agreed to waive all copays for all AISD telemedicine visits.
In addition, students with Medicaid will receive free care. If your child is uninsured and doesn't receive free/reduced lunch, the AISD Crisis Support Fund (https://austinedfund.org/crisis-support-fund/) is providing vouchers to families to receive telemedicine care for free.
Before we can treat your children, you need you to register them at
https://urgentcarekids.com/aisd/. We urge parents and guardians to act now and not wait until you have a medical need.
To see a provider visit: https://virtualcarekids.com.
We have pediatric providers on-demand and we are currently keeping wait times below two minutes. Please do not expose your family to COVID-19 by leaving your house, these visits are accessible FROM HOME on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
We understand that this is an alarming time for many people in the Austin community, and we never want the economic status of a family to prevent them from receiving the medical care they need as we practice social distancing. Our goal is to increase access to care for families while also limiting exposure to COVID-19 and we feel that providing care virtually is the best way to accomplish that.
Please help us stop the spread and flatten the curve by sharing this information on social media and through email with your friends and family. By avoiding medical facilities and limiting exposure, you may save someone’s life.
Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19.
Paul Cruz, PhD
Tracy A. Spinner, M.Ed.
AISD Director, Comprehensive Health & Mental Health
Crockett Early College High School