Ninth Grade News

Week of May 24

Dear Daniel Ninth Families,


The final week for the 2020-2021 school year is upon us! We have a few reminders as we close out this week.


Exam Schedule

Spring semester exams are scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 - Thursday, May 27. Students must take semester exams according to the schedule, no early exams will be given. Thursday, May 27 is an early release day, and there is no scheduled lunch period, however, students may pick up a sack lunch from the cafeteria on this date.


Last Day of School

The last day of school is May 27. Students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m. A sack lunch will be available to students if they would like to purchase one.


Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

If you haven't already registered your student, please do so this week: aledoisd.org/register.


District-Owned Device Collection for Remote Learners

If your student is a remote learner using a district-issued device, please bring the device and charger to the Daniel Ninth Grade front office on May 27 or May 28 between 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.


Awards Ceremony, Monday, May 24, 2021

We have a group of students who will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony this evening. Specific communication has gone out to the parents and students who are being recognized. Due to capacity limits for our indoor venue, we are only able to accommodate two guests per student. Students should arrive at the Practice Gym at AHS by 5:30 p.m. and the two guests may be seated in the AHS Main Gym for a ceremony start time of 6:00 p.m.


Exam Schedule

Spring semester exams are scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 - Thursday, May 27. Students must take semester exams according to the schedule, no early exams will be given. Thursday, May 27 is an early release day, and there is no scheduled lunch period, however, students may pick up a sack lunch from the cafeteria on this date.


Library Books and Medication

Library books are all due at this time and if your student has medication in the nurse's office, please see the message from Nurse Barnes below.


Final Grades

Student grades will available in ASCENDER Parent Portal on June 3.


End of Year Parent Survey

On Monday, May 10, Aledo ISD parents and guardians received a unique link via email from Panorama Education. Your participation is completely confidential, which means that no one at your school will ever see your individual responses. Please complete your parent survey by Friday, May 28.


We are so thankful for your partnership this year and are looking forward to Growing Greatness in our final week together!


Sincerely,

Carolyn Ansley, Principal

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Monday, May 24

  • Advisory
  • Freshman End of Year Awards Ceremony, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Only the students who are receiving an award will attend the Award Ceremony)

Tuesday, May 25

(Follow Exam Bell Schedule)


  • 1st Period Semester Exam

Wednesday, May 26

(Follow Exam Bell Schedule)
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Period Semester Exams

Thursday, May 27

(Follow Exam Bell Schedule)
  • 4th, 5th, and 6th Period Semester Exams
  • Last Day of School/Early Release @12:40 pm

  • Medication that is not picked up by the end of today will be disposed of and therefore will not be returned.

Friday, May 28

  • Parker Co. Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic from 8:00 am -12:00 pm (DNG Gym)
  • End of Year Parent Survey submission deadline

Saturday, May 29

Mark Your Calendar!

June 3: Student grades will available in ASCENDER Parent Portal

June 22-25: STAAR Re-Testing Dates

Nurses Corner

If your student has medication in the Nurse’s Office, it must be picked up by the last day of school – Thursday, May 27th. Any Medication not picked up by the end of the school year will be disposed of and therefore will not be returned. Please contact Nurse Barnes with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding medication pick up.

Thank you,

Nurse Barnes

Parker County Hospital District COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Aledo ISD is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic provided by the Parker County Hospital District from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 28 in the gym of the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus. This clinic is open to the public. Vaccines can be administered to anyone ages 12 and up, and parents must accompany minor children (under 18) and sign a consent form.

End of Year Parent Survey begins May 10

The Aledo ISD is partnering with Panorama Education to launch end-of-year surveys for parents, staff, and select students about their experiences with and perceptions of the Aledo ISD. The results of this survey - which is similar to other end-of-year surveys the district has previously conducted - will help us identify strengths and areas for growth.


On Monday, May 10, Aledo ISD parents and guardians will receive a unique link via email from Panorama Education. Your participation is completely confidential, which means that no one at your school will ever see your individual responses. Please complete your parent survey by Friday, May 28.


You may use a computer, tablet or smartphone to access the survey. If you have trouble accessing the online survey, please contact Panorama Education at support@panoramaed.com. If you do not receive the survey email by Monday afternoon, please contact us at survey@aledoisd.org. Since the survey email will come from Panorama Education and not the Aledo ISD, you may need to check your spam or “other” folder if it hasn’t been delivered to your primary inbox.


Parents of students in 5th grade and above: Aledo ISD 5th-12th graders will be surveyed during the school day. Fifth-grade students will take the student survey the week of May 18, while students in sixth-through-12th grades will take the student survey the week of May 18 or May 24.


Thank you for your participation in the Aledo ISD Parent Survey. We appreciate your honest feedback.


- Aledo ISD Communications

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, April 19. This is for all students, returning or new, in all grades. If you’ve lived in the district for at least a couple of years, you’ll remember we typically send home a commitment form for you to fill out in the spring to let us know if your child will be returning, and then you complete registration during the summer months. Because we are such a fast-growth district, completing registration now will help us know which students are returning next year so we can reserve that spot for your student and also staff appropriately for their campus. You can find information for registering all other students at aledoisd.org/register.

Staff Spotlight

Ms. Mackenzie McLellan - ESL Teacher


A graduate of Tarleton State with a B.A. in English, Ms. McLellan is our ESL teacher. She joins the Daniel Ninth family this year with 7 years of experience. Reading has inspired her to want to be a teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and would love to tour Europe. She likes the small-campus feel of DNG and looks forward to seeing her students’ academic and social growth. If Ms. McLellan could have a superpower, it would be flying or freezing time. An interesting thing about her is that she lived in Madrid, Spain, for a year and taught English.

Summer Acceleration Courses

If your student is interested in Summer Acceleration Courses through Aledo I.S.D., please visit our counselor web page to learn more. You will find a video, explaining the courses offered and process for registering, as well as the link to all of the necessary forms: https://www.aledoisd.org/domain/183

Dress Code

As the weather warms up, we tend to have more dress code violations. Please make sure your student follows these guidelines:


  • Shorts & Skirts must be mid-thigh
  • Midriff may not be exposed
  • Hats are not permitted in the building
  • Tank top straps must be at least 2 inches in diameter (no spaghetti straps)
  • Undergarments may not be exposed


Thank you for your support!

Lunch Deliveries

Our campus is closed to all visitors. We do not allow food to be brought or delivered to campus by anyone or by any restaurant. If your student forgets his/her lunch, we are instructing students to buy lunch from the cafeteria for that day. We are a closed campus and encourage parents to allow students to go through the day without their forgotten items unless it is an emergency situation.

VOE Forms

Applying for a Learner License

Your student will need to provide evidence that they are a student enrolled in a public, private, or home school and have been attending school for at least 90% of the time. A VOE form is issued by our office. VOE Forms issued during the last 5 days of the school year expire the first day of the following school year.


To Request a VOE Form:

  1. Your student will scan the QR code in the front office.
  2. They will need to complete the linked Google form.
  3. The VOE will be available the following day and can be picked up at the front office. The form will need to be signed by your student and witnessed by office staff.

School Picture Information

  • Proofs have been emailed from Glamourcraft.
  • Click https://glamourcraft.com then click "Order Online, Pk-11," and enter the code you were emailed.
  • All packages will be shipped directly to your home and are 100% guaranteed.
  • In order to ensure you will receive your package, please verify that your home address is correct when you purchase
  • If you did not receive an email, please contact Glamourcraft at 817-923-9901.

TxDOT FM 5 Widening Project

TxDOT will begin working on widening FM 5 near Annetta Elementary soon, and you could start seeing electronic message boards indicating the construction zone early next week. This portion of FM 5 will be widened by TxDOT to help traffic flow around the campus, especially during morning drop off and afternoon pickup times. We will share additional information (timeline, full or partial road closures, etc.) on this widening project when we receive it from TxDOT.


In preparation for this project, TxDOT tagged and counted all of the trees near this area and then determined that some of those tagged trees will be required to be removed in order to complete the project. The Aledo ISD has and continues to advocate for and work with TxDOT on reducing and keeping to a minimum the total number of trees to be removed along this stretch of road. TxDOT will need to remove 25 of the tagged trees all on the east side of FM 5 and north and south of the new Learners Lane. This includes 20 trees to the north of Learners Lane, 15 of which are 8-10 inches in diameter, and five trees on the south side of Learners Lane. Twenty-one of the 25 trees to be removed are less than 30 inches in diameter.

Click on the Picture Below to Nominate an Outstanding DNG Staff Member!

Updated School Calendar

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approved an updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar in December, adding two new teacher workdays/student holidays in the Spring semester.

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Aledo ISD COVID-19 Dashboard

Aledo ISD is tracking COVID-19 cases within our school Community. To do this we need your help – if your child ever tests positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please click this link to complete our AISD COVID Reporting form. Our data will only be as accurate as what is reported to us. Please help us keep our entire community healthy and safe by providing this information as soon as it becomes known to you. To view the Aledo ISD COVID Dashboard, please click here.

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How do I check my student out for an appointment or early release?

Daniel Ninth Grade Campus is currently closed to visitors. We understand at times, however, it may be necessary for you to pick up your student for an appointment. Please allow for a few extra minutes when picking up your student as we are using a new check out system and have new processes in place. We kindly ask that you follow these procedures when picking up your student:

  1. Pull up to the student pick up/drop off area in front of our main doors.
  2. Once you enter the building, please remain in the lobby area. Our office staff will greet you and ask to scan your ID. You can also call our office at 817-441-4504 to let us know you are here. If it is during a passing period, we ask that you please wait outside until the students have exited the building.
  3. We will then call your student’s teacher to notify them that you are here to pick them up.

How do I report a student absence?

Thank you, parents, for doing a great job of communicating student absences with our office staff and for keeping your child home when they are not feeling well.

If your child is sick or will not be at school for any other reason, please call the school at

(817) 441-4504 or email Sarah Hill at sehill@aledoisd.org to report an absence.


Any student or staff who tests positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the AISD COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria breakfast and lunch menu can be found HERE.

Student Devices and Chargers

Even during in-person learning students will be working in Canvas and using other online tools. Please have your student bring his or her device and charger daily.
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Ascender Student Portal

1. Go to the Aledo ISD home page and click on Parents and Students at the top of the page. Then click on Student Portal Link on the left side of the page. (You can also go to the link directly: https://tinyurl.com/y5knvfwa)


2. Click on Create Account


3. Enter your student ID number, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.