Crockett ECHS Cougar Chatter
Summer Edition - July 2021
I hope you are finding time to relax and rejuvenate prior to school starting in less than a month. (I know! Time is passing by way too quickly). Although I have worked most of this summer, thankfully, I have also found some time to do some things that I love like reading, escaping to the beach, going for motorcycle rides, wedding planning, watching the United States Women's Soccer Team, and spending time with family and friends (pictured above :-).
Below you will find some extremely important information about our summer athletic and fine art practices, new student orientation, vaccine clinics, registration, the Austin Pride Parade, and much, much more! I hope you will take a few minutes to read through this newsletter and reach out if you have any questions. We will be sending out more information soon regarding students' schedules, IDs, backpack giveaways, and first day of school logistics.
Until then, have a GREAT Crockett day and keep being ALWAYS VICTORIOUS Cougars!
Future Important Dates:
August 4th: Vaccine Clinic 3:00 - 7:00 in the Crockett Cafeteria
August 5th: In Person Cohort 2024 and 2025 and New Student Orientation 9:00-10:30 am (more information in flyer below)
August 14th: Austin Pride Parade at 8pm
August 17th: First Day of Classes 2021-2022
AustinISD 2021-2022 School Calendar-English and Spanish
RSVP & Save the Date - 8.5.21 Welcome Back Student Orientation
Hey Crockett Coogs,
We would like to welcome the Class of 2024, the Class of 2025, and all those new to Crockett to our Welcome Back Orientation on August 5, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 am. We will begin in the Crockett Big Gym on the Stassney Lane side of our campus.
Please mark your calendars and click here for the link to RSVP for the event!
This event is a chance for you to get your questions answered about Crockett, see our campus, meet fellow Cougars, and have a little fun!
Parents and Guardians, check out this great article below for 'Top 25 Ways to GEAR Up for the New School Year!'
A Message from our Head Football Coach
Hello Crockett Family,
I'm excited to announce that football is back for the 2021-2022 school year.
Your Crockett Cougar Football Team will have the parent's meeting on Monday, July 26th at 6:30 pm to discuss the new direction of the football program, introduce the all-new Cougar Football Staff, and answer any questions you may have for the coaches.
Please bring completed physicals to the coaches if you have not done so already. If you need a physical form please come to the school and see the coaches or the athletic trainer.
The meeting will be followed by the pub;lic release of the new 2021 football uniforms and helmets at the reveal party starting at 730pm.
Both events will be held in the Crockett Cougar Cafeteria. Be the first to meet the new staff and have an early look at the 2021 football uniforms.
If you have any questions, please contact - Coach Norton at 512-796-4786 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Monday the July 26th at 6:30 pm.
Darrick A. Norton M.Ed.
Important Information from our Head Volleyball Coach
The 2021 Volleyball season is around the corner, and we are excited to get back on the court!! If you are interested in playing volleyball at Crockett HS, make sure you read the important information below.
Volleyball Tryout Information - Must attend and make all days to be considered for a team. You must either have a physical on file already with us or bring in a current physical dated after 4/15/21 with you on the first day of tryouts. You need to also go to rankonesport.com and complete the online forms before you come the first day. You will not be allowed to tryout if these 2 things aren't done. We have a volleyball website that has all this information with documents you can print. Our website address is: www.crockettvolleyball.com
2021 Volleyball Tryouts
When: Monday, Aug. 2, Tuesday, Aug. 3, Wednesday, Aug. 4th
Time: Freshman Only 9am-12pm, (10th-12th will be from 2-5pm)
Where: Crockett HS Main Gym
What to Bring: Large water bottle, Mask (optional), knee pads, dress in athletic attire
Opportunity to Improve your skills before tryouts:
(Optional) Volleyball camp hosted at Crockett run by Top Flight. We are hosting a camp on Monday, July 26-Thursday July 29th from 9am-12pm each day. The cost of the camp is $50. If you would like to attend, go to our website and print off the registration form or we will have some copies available to fill out on the first day of registration. You will need to bring a guardian for signatures.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Coach Henry at email@example.com
Important Band Updates
Percussion and Dance Guard Camp:
Weekdays July 20-27 from 8A-4P
Band "Rookie" Camp (for anyone who has not marched a UIL show with the Crockett Band, regardless of grade or instrument):
July 26-27 from 8A-4P
Full Band Camp (for all band members):
Weekdays July 28-Aug 10 from 8A-4P
Aug 11-12 from 12:30p-7:30p
Band Family Day (mandatory for all band members, but family are invited!):
Aug 7 from 9A-1P
Please contact a director via our band website: crockettcougarband.org or by calling 512-414-7821 if you have any questions.
Thank you so much!
Cross Country Practice
Upcoming Austin ISD Vaccine Clinics
AISD’s goal is to get as many students vaccinated as possible before the new school year.
The COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics are open to students, staff, family/community members
ages 12 and older and do not require registration. As we near the start of the school year, there are several vaccination opportunities (Pfizer) is available around Austin ISD and at Crockett for anyone who qualifies for and still needs and wants to be vaccinated. The following are two clinics available for qualifying members in our school community:
Covington Middle School: Monday, July 26th, from 3:00-6:30pm in the Covington Cafeteria.
Crockett ECHS: Wednesday, August 4th, from 3:00 - 7:00pm in the Crockett Cafeteria
Every individual receiving a vaccine needs to have a completed consent form. Ages 12-17 will need to have their form signed by their parent/guardian, in advance, if their parent/guardian will not be able to join them at the clinic. This information and form can be found in the sign up link.
Parents accompanying their children will need to verify the child's age. This can be done by bringing a birth certificate, passport, vaccination record, prescription in their child’s name, anything with a birthday works. Verbal confirmation of age will suffice as well.
Additional information regarding Austin ISDs vaccines clinics can be found here.
We welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity.
ESA/FCA and Educational Specification Community Info Sessions
The district will share the draft Facility Condition Assessments (FCA), Educational Suitability Assessments (ESA), and proposed updates to the Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) with the public within the next week.
The district will host two Community Information Sessions to help the community understand the documents and put them in the context of the district’s long-range planning efforts.
Join us to take a deeper dive into our draft 2021 facility assessment reports and proposed updates to our Educational Specifications. Learn how these assessments fit into the bigger picture of the district's long-range planning and a potential 2022 bond.
Tuesday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. (English with Spanish Interpretation) https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu6prDIiH9PzsODItwv-wiTMkWXPrV6X
Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. (Spanish with English Interpretation) https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsf-urqDMqHdeKZRM6kQynLi3z-MZTgOWq
Please direct questions to Drew Johnson and Ali Ghilarducci at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: Austin Pride Parade – Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 8 P.M.
Students and staff can help Austin ISD celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community by participating in
the annual Austin Pride Parade on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 8 p.m. We invite everyone to
march in the parade behind the AISD Pride banner along with the AISD Pride Band.
More parade details to come in August.
All students must enroll and register for the 2021-2022 school year
Hello Crockett families!!
All new and returning families MUST enroll and register for the 21-22 school year! Thank you to those families that have completed this registration.
Parents and guardians can register their children online through the Parent Portal.
By enrolling your child, we can gain valuable information about who will be returning to Crockett so we can have the necessary programs, classes, and staff to ensure your child's success.
Visit https://www.austinisd.org/enroll for instructions on how to enroll your child. If you need additional assistance, you can call 512-414-9187.
Thanks, in advance, for taking time out of your busy schedule to complete this important and necessary task.
Have a great Crockett day!
Need to return or service your technology device???
Austin ISD Technology will be hosting 3 curbside locations for the 2021 summer!
Students will be able to return or exchange AISD student devices and peripherals such as Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, hotspots, or chargers!
Each location will run Monday-Thursday, beginning June 7th and ending July 29th! Curbside will be closed the week of July 5th.
Crockett High School @ Performing Arts Center Entrance
5601 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
1 PM - 5 PM
If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 512-414-4357.
Crockett Early College High School