District News

December 17, 2020

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2020-2021 District Calendar Amendment

Anna ISD Families,

On December 17, the Anna ISD Board approved an amendment to the 2020-2021 district calendar, which will repurpose five in-school days to at-home instruction days.

As you know, this year has been unlike any other. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continually evaluating our progress, systems, and responsiveness to best serve our students. Teachers and administrators are working hard to accommodate all students. Caregivers are doing their part to support learning in unique ways.

We still see an instructional gap between in-school and at-home learning. We took away virtual instruction effective November 3rd to help address many of those issues, and in many cases, it has helped. However, traditional teaching, combined with serving our medically fragile and quarantined students at home, places significant stress on our instructional staff as they develop lessons for both learning methods.

On December 10, the Texas Commissioner of Education offered a 5-day waiver for Texas districts to support teachers’ planning efforts for dual instruction modes. This allows us to provide at-home instruction on these five days while giving teachers extra time to plan quality lessons for both learning methods.

Instead of coming to school on the following dates, all Anna ISD will receive asynchronous at-home instruction. Students will be responsible for logging in to Schoology to receive their lessons and be counted as “present” for that day.*

  • January 6, 2021

  • January 19, 2021

  • February 12, 2021

  • March 15, 2021

  • April 29, 2021

Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to strive to provide quality instruction for our students to reach their potential. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or principal.

* Student lunches will be available for pickup in the Anna Middle School cafeteria from 11:00-1:00 on the five at-home instruction days. Full, reduced, or free prices apply based on eligibility.

Reporting Positive COVID Cases During Winter Break

If your child tests positive between December 19 - 23, you do not need to report the results to the school.

If your child tests positive between December 24 - January 6, please report results to the school nurse via email (include student’s name, grade, date of positive results).

Bryant Elementary: lyndsey.bryant@annaisd.org

Harlow Elementary: payton.collins@annaisd.org

Rattan Elementary: jennifer.malone@annaisd.org

Anna Education Center: angela.dunmon@annaisd.org

Anna Middle School: janelle.stahl@annaisd.org

Anna High School: jennifer.degroot@annaisd.org

DAEP/AAAC: jennifer.degroot@annaisd.org

Enjoy Your Well-Deserved Winter Break!

  • Staff returns on January 4, 2021.
  • Students' first day back is at-home instruction via Schoology on January 6, 2021.
  • Students return to campus on January 7, 2021.