Principal News from ASE

August 10, 2020

Message From Your Principal

I know there is eager anticipation surrounding the announcement of your child's teacher this year. You will find out your child's Homeroom placement on August 13th. Thereafter, your child's teacher will reach out via the phone and we hope to have all families attend their virtual Meet the Teacher event during the evening of the 13th. Your child's teacher will share with you the link to access for meeting purposes.


Kindergarten...4:00 – 4:45 pm

1st...4:00 – 4:45 pm

2nd...4:45 – 5:30 pm

3rd...4:45 – 5:30 pm

4th...5:30 – 6:15 pm

5th...5:30 – 6:15 pm


As in previous years, I will send a Monday SMORE with important campus information to share with all ASE families. I ask that you read each newsletter and encourage your Sullivan neighbors to do as well.


It is a GREAT day to be a Dalmatian!

Warm Regards,

Ms. Whisonant



Please read our SMORE in its entirety. Scroll down until you reach...ASE students will Learn… Inspire… and Lead…We are ASE!

Online Enrollment Verification

If you have not completed the online enrollment verification in Skyward, we need all parents to complete the task this week, so that we have an accurate count of students returning to school this fall. Please remember, we need 100% participation from our Dalmatian families. All families, both new and returning, must complete the enrollment process this year. Additionally, this year’s process includes a School Readiness Form that will give you an opportunity to share your needs for the start of school and beyond. While all students will begin the school year online, we know that when we make the transition to face-to-face learning, some parents may desire to keep their students at home, and we want to ensure that our operation systems are deployed in the most efficient and effective manner. Through the enrollment process, parent responses will inform us of the following areas:
  • Technology
  • Extended Learning
  • Transportation
  • Child Nutrition


The video explains what to do if you have forgotten your Family Access login.


https://www.wevideo.com/view/1780552324

At-Home Learning Kits

We are in the process of creating kits for students to use during online instruction. These kits will be available to families for pick-up purposes from campus during the week of August 17th. These packaged kits will include grade appropriate materials students would normally have access to in the classroom, for utilization during their synchronous and asynchronous learning.The kits will include: textbooks, consumable workbooks, Planners for our 3rd-5th graders, math manipulatives and literacy materials. All items in the kits must be returned to school once students return to campus. A permission form will require a parental signature during the pick-up transaction. More detailed information is forthcoming.

ASE website

As of present, our ASE Website may not contain the most updated information for families, especially in the section noting teacher profiles. The FBISD technology department works with campuses to finalize this task, and currently the Device Deployment endeavor is a top priority for district personnel. Please know that as soon as we can, we will post current information about our staff and school.

Parent Training

Between August 12th-28th, we will offer parent training related to online learning. Topics will include Schoology, Microsoft TEAMS, One Link, SKyward, instructional expectations, various platforms and structuring your child's home environment for success. More information will come related to this campus-provided opportunity for parents.

Device Deployment Plan

If you signed up for a loaner device from FBISD for online instruction, we are coordinating this endeavor. Only families who signed up for a device, through the Online Enrollment Verification process, will receive the technology for home use.


Curbside device pick-up, from the front drive of the school, will be:

August 10th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Last name begins with A – L)

August 10th 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Last name begins with M – Z)

August 11th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Last name begins with M – Z)

August 11th 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Last name begins with A – L)


If you already have a FBISD borrowed device, the device has been assigned to the oldest/only child in Skyward and the district’s IT department will communicate a schedule/device update soon. In the meantime, you may continue to use the device this fall.

Student Schedules

Your child's daily schedule is attached. More detailed information will be shared with all students and parents at our Meet the Teacher event this Thursday. New this fall, students will engage in specified synchronous( live teacher interaction) time each day and asynchronous

(own their own) activities and exercises, which can be finished throughout the day. Outclass teachers, including Art, Music, PE, STEM, and Library will also have live sessions with students.


Your child's day is based on his/her Homeroom teacher. If your child's Homeroom teacher teaches Math/Science, then your child will reference the Math AM schedule. If your child's Homeroom teacher teaches ELA/SS, then he/she will follow the Reading AM schedule. Students in a 2nd -5th self-contained classroom will follow the Reading AM routine, as noted once the document is opened.

Kinder and 1st grade students have only 1 schedule as shared below.


Please scroll to the bottom of this SMORE to access all schedules.

1Link

1Link is a single sign-on platform that allows students, teachers and staff to utilize one username and password to access their digital resources and tools including Schoology and Clever. Single sign-on is an essential tool for productive remote learning. 1Link is web-based and available from the classroom or at home and can be accessed from a computer or mobile device.

All actively enrolled FBISD students can access 1Link using their district email (Ex. john.d1@student.fortbendisd.com) and network password. New student enrollees will be granted access upon completion of the enrollment process. Parents must log in to Skyward Family Access to retrieve password credentials for their student(s), which can be found in the Online Forms section of Skyward Family Access. Instructions for the retrieval of student password information can be found on the Fort Bend ISD website.

For more information about 1Link, please visit www.fortbendisd.com/1link.



Access 1Link at 1link.www.fortbendisd.com.

School Supply List

Here is the 2020-2021 School Supply List. If you have questions related to the list, your child's teacher should be able to answer them.


** In addition, our 3rd-5th graders will need a 2" Binder to hold their Planners and notebooks.

Adding a Contact

If you would like to add an additional contact to receive information from the school, please reference the following document.

Online Club for Kids

Greetings everyone from the Online Classes Team!

We are a group of high school students, who want to help out during COVID-19 by offering high quality classes for those interested in learning academic subjects. As the school year approaches, we would like to continue this program in an effort to get more people excited about academics. As of now, we offer classes on math and science, but we hope to expand to other areas soon! The class names are Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Science Level 1, Physics (previously Science Level 2), Introduction to Algebra, and Introduction to Geometry.

More information regarding these classes can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/online-classes-s3-info. You can register through https://forms.gle/TNxwtQhdApn7vuDE9 or https://tinyurl.com/online-classes-club. Our website can be found at http://onlineclassesclub.weebly.com/. The times and links to join our meeting rooms are listed in the Google form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (dylanyu66@gmail.com) or our team’s joint email (onlineclassesclub@gmail.com). We hope to see many new faces in our classes!

Dylan Yu, President of Online Classes Club

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

When face-to-face instruction resumes, students may bring their personal device to school. We will work with our students on best practices to protect their property. While the District cannot guarantee the student’s device will not get damaged, we will take every effort to limit exposure to situations that would increase the risk of damage. ASE does have devices for student use. However, this year, we are allowing our youngest students to bring their own tech devices.


Here is a list of appropriate devices for our students.



Kindergarten and 1st graders: iPad, Surfaces, & other Windows OS Tablets

2nd-5th graders: Windows and Mac Laptops


Chromebooks, Android, IOS 11 or older and Mobile phones are not suitable BYOD devices.

Please read the Acceptable Use Policy for those families who will send their children with a personal device.

FBEF news

The Fort Bend Education Foundation needs your support to provide a high quality education to all students for the Fort Bend ISD Reimagined 2020-2021 school year.

Whether it is iPads for Pre-K through 1st graders, laptops for 2nd through 12th graders, Wi-Fi access, food or toiletries and other necessities, your donation helps equip all Fort Bend ISD students with the equipment and tools needed for a successful year. To donate, text FBEFEQUIP to 91999 or visit https://bit.ly/39pviti

Community Event

Crime Stoppers of Houston is hosting their Cyber Safety Outreach Day on August 27th from 6:00-7:30. The purpose of this virtual event is to empower parents to stay on top of their families safety through education on important safety precautions and potential online dangers kids are exposed to in today’s society. Click flyer link below with short videos for more detailed information about this event.

Links: https://bit.ly/CyberSafetyOutreachDaySway

Opportunity for Students

This is an open invitation to all young people in grades K-12 across the state of Texas to inspire their peers and communities by developing and submitting creative materials that communities across Texas can use free of charge to promote protective behaviors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This campaign is hosted by the UTHealth School of Public Health COVID-19 Communication Group. First and second place prizes include e-gift cards to Walmart.

Links: https://sph.uth.edu/landing/covid-youth/

Mask Up, Pups

This year, all students, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings during the day, as part of our safety measures. Masks will be provided to students when they return to face-to-face instruction, however, we do encourage parents to send children with a mask from home for comfort purposes. Exceptions for medical reasons will be considered.
Additional safety measures will be routinely shared with families during the year.

SAVE the DATES

August 13th: Meet the Teacher, see above

August 17th: School resumes for students