AIS January Newsletter
At Argyle Intermediate School, we Achieve, Inspire and Soar!
4th and 5th Grade- Feeds from Hilltop Elementary
Principal: Dr. Dawn Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Kristen Haynes email@example.com
Counselor: Ron Veit firstname.lastname@example.org
UIL Update from Mrs. Mack
Before the winter break, the Argyle ISD Board of Trustees approved a waiver for the district to convert four days in the second semester to virtual learning. On these specific days, all Argyle ISD students will transition to virtual learning. This will also afford teachers additional planning and professional development time along with student engagement opportunities.
The waiver was presented and approved by the School Board during the December regular meeting.
Teachers will communicate with students and parents regarding the expectations on these assigned "virtual days" as they draw closer.
*At AIS, we will allow students to check out their chromebook if needed for these virtual days.
OUR AIS STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE AND CAREER BOUND!
COVID Dashboard (updated as of 1/11/21)
NEW QUARANTINE GUIDELINES UPDATE: JANUARY 2021
Argyle ISD implemented new quarantine guidelines beginning Jan. 4, 2021. The CDC, Texas Education Agency, and the University Interscholastic League have all provided amended guidelines regarding quarantine periods for individuals who have had direct exposure to a positive individual but are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Based on current CDC guidance, the stay-at-home period can end for individuals with direct contact but not experiencing symptoms:
(CDC and the Department of State Health Services continue to recommend the 14-day quarantine period for direct exposure to a positive confirmed case)
-On Day 10 after close contact exposure without testing,
-On Day 7 after close contact exposure and after receiving a negative test result (which must be a PCR test only and taken on Day 5 of the quarantine in this scenario)
Please note the quarantine time period will start with Day 0 being the day of the test. Day 1 starts the quarantine time period the day after the test has been administered.
* Argyle ISD nurses also MUST receive a document of the confirmed direct exposure.
Face coverings are required. Any of these three are acceptable.
WEAR YOUR HOUSE COLORS EVERY MONDAY!
- You can apply for free or reduced meals, make payments, view purchase history, receive low balance alerts, and view school menus containing nutritional and allergen information for items. Use this link to register SchoolCafé
- For convenience, setup automatic payments to replenish your child's cafeteria funds.
- Know what is on the menu at the school cafeteria and provide feedback by rating and sharing items.
- Favorite your child's favorite items and SchoolCafé will send you a push notification to let you know when it's on the menu.
You can download the app or register online at schoolcafe.com
ATTENDANCE / ABSENCES
Is your student sick? Do they have an appointment or will they miss a day of school? Reporting an absence is convenient and there is no need to call or write a handwritten note. Simply go to the Argyle Intermediate School webpage and click on REPORT AN ABSENCE also found HERE and complete the form. Please remember to email your student's homeroom teacher to let them know how your child is doing and always bring in a doctor's note if you have it. Please refer to the Attendance link located on the side bar of the Argyle Intermediate School webpage for more information.
We take attendance each day at 9:30 a.m.
2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Box Tops for Education
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
Submit photos via mobile device:
- Go to hjeshare.com
- Enter our school code: AISEagles
Locate the picture on your computer or phone to upload. Click on the filename to select it. Click open.
- To upload more than one picture, Ctrl-click on each photo. Upload up to 10 photos at a time.
- Click each thumbnail to select it and enter information.
- Click Submit Image Information when you are done.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Anyone who wants to participate will be able to join LIVE Spanish classes with Sarah’s Spanish School teachers every day of the week for the entire month of February (that’s a total of at least 28 Spanish classes, completely free)!