The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21
*** Reminder *** All gates close at 8:40am
A Note from Officer Mike
I has come to our attention that there have been a few ongoing issues regarding our front crosswalk and the bus lane. Most of the examples are cars stopping at inappropriate areas such as in the crosswalk or just before, and/or in front of the bus lane. Another example that is noticed is drivers rolling through the crosswalk and not waiting for all walkers to be completely clear of the street. As a school our student’s safety is our top priority, therefore we are asking to please make sure that you are aware of these situations and that you are continuing to abide by local traffic laws. Thank you for continued support as we partner together to keep our kids safe.
Officer Mike Yavello
Please keep your child home with any of the COVID-like symptoms, even if your child only has one and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies.
Plan to discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school with any of the symptoms below:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Step-it-up! Fundraiser kickoff
Wednesday, 2/24 - EARLY RELEASE - 1:15pm
New, Safe Place Early Release
- All students dismiss at 1:15pm
- Safe Place 1:15pm-3:15pm
- Kids Club through Community Education begins at 3:15pm
*If you need Kids Club, a licensed before-and-after school paid program, please visit: https://www.susd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=479
Click on PDF below to see how students can log in at home to access SUSD planned activities for this Early Release.
Site Council Meeting 3:30pm
Friday, 2/26 - 80's Day
80’s Dress Up Spirit Day
Virtual All Star Assembly
Virtual tours moved to Tuesday moving forward!
Mar 2 – IPT Meeting 3:30pm
Mar 2 – Dr. Seuss Birthday
Mar 2-4 – Step it Up Events
Mar 3 – Kinder and PreK Virtual Open House 9am
Mar 5 – End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 8-12 – Spring Break
Mar 15 – PBIS 3:30pm
Mar 17-19 – Early Release Conferences
Mar 19 – Favorite Storybook Character Day
Mar 20 – Goodwill Donation Event
Mountainside Middle School is headed back full day. See details below from Principal Luke.
We have a 3.75 hour position in our cafeteria available. Interested? See below.
IB in Action from Home
This month's IB Learner Profile is REFLECTIVE.
“We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development."
Read The Bad Seed by Jory John https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu772gNfA68
How was the main character reflective?
Did he change his behavior? Was he perfect?
What behaviors could you improve?
Another way to become more reflective and aware of one’s feelings is through mindfulness. Research has shown that mindfulness benefits people of all ages.
“11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids” https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-to-teach-mindfulness-to-kids-4134344
“Mindfulness for Kids” https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-for-kids/
Coming to Us from an IB School?
What is a tax credit?
A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.
Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48
It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.
Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.
COVID-19 Testing and More!
If you are looking for COVID-19 testing, many convenient locations continue to be available.
SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to conduct zero-cost, COVID-19 testing five days a week at our Oak facility at 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale. The drive-thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It conducts several different kinds of COVID testing. Results are reported within 36 - 72 hours. Embry also has many other testing locations around the Valley. Find them at https://embrywomenshealth.com/testing-blitz/.
Maricopa County and Banner Health Urgent Care have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to anyone who may have been exposed to someone who is, or suspected to be, COVID-19 positive. Appointments must be made ahead of time online using this link: https://urgentcare.bannerhealth.com/. COVID-19 testing and drive-through flu shots are also being offered at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Registration is required ahead of time at this link or by calling 844-549-1851. Insurance information will be requested; however, you will not be asked for any out-of-pocket payment or co-pay.
Other community COVID-19 options include:
Maricopa County's COVID Parent Hotline
For more questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, contact the Maricopa County Department of Health's parent information center at COVIDparenthotlione@maricopa.gov or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19) and then option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline).
Download SUSD's UPDATED (1/28/21) Covid Response Plan Below:
SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information
- Type this phrase into your browser: www.susd.org/COVID19
- Select “COVID-19 Response” from the very top of any SUSD web page in the “Channel Menu”
- Once you get to the section, you will see navigation on the left that guides you through all of the sections.
- There is a handy index of pages including a brief overview of each section at www.susd.org/COVID19. This changes as needed, so please check regularly.
Back to School
Everything you need to know about school starting.
An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.
COVID-19 Case Dashboard
Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.
COVID-19 Resource Directory
An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Response Plan
Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.
Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.
Incident Command Team
The emergency management leadership team structure.
The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.
Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.
The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.
Return to Learn
The District’s plan for reopening schools.
Superintendent Menzel Letters
A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.
Support Services Newsletter
A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.
A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.
BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!
Our Mission - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.
Our Vision - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.