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April 2021

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Future Important Dates:

April 2nd: Student Holiday-Staff Development

April 9th: Revised: Regular School day (On-Campus or Remote Learning)

April 10th: TSI Testing

April 13th: SAT school testing day for Juniors (100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning)

April 13th: STAAR EOC Exam- English 1 (100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning)

April 15th: STAAR EOC Exam English 2 (100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning)

April 16th: STAAR EOC ELA 1 & 2 make up day

April 17th: TSI Testing

April 19-24: AISD Pride Week

April 23rd: Revised: Regular School day (On-Campus or Remote Learning)

April 24th: TSI Testing

May 3-May 27th: AP Exams

May 8th: Prom 2021 (more details to come)

May 11-14th: STAAR EOC Exam- Algebra 1

May 19th: STAAR EOC Exam Biology (100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning)

May 20th: US History STAAR -11th graders @ Crockett (9:00am) (100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning)

May 22nd: Graduation Parade @ Crockett parking lot

May 25th: Senior Finals-Period 5 & 6

May 26th: Senior Finals-Period 3 & 4

May 27th: 9-12th grade Finals-Period 7 & 8

May 28th: 9-12th grade Finals-Period 1 & 2 (Early Release)

May 31st: Student & Staff Holiday-Memorial Day

June 1st: 9-11th grade Finals (Early Release)

June 2nd: 9-11th grade Finals (Early Release)

June 3rd: Revised: Crockett Graduation @ Burger Center (9:00am)

June 3rd: Last day of classes

Revised: Crockett Vertical Team 2020-2021 School Calendar

Student Registration Plans for School Year 21-22

Thank you for being a part of Austin ISD!

We ask that you complete the following survey.

The survey is set to close on Friday, April 30, 2021.

At this time, Austin ISD is awaiting information on the 2021-2022 school year requirements from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We know that on-campus learning will be an option available to families next year, just as it is this year. AISD safety protocols will align with the Center for Disease Control and Austin Public Health.

We realize you’re eager for information, and we will communicate more with our families when we receive guidance from TEA.

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STAAR Testing Information

Dear Austin ISD families,

Thank you for your on-going support and participation in your child’s education. We continue to recognize how resilient students have been in the face of the many challenges we’ve all encountered this year. Students have seized on opportunities to enhance their use of technology, grow academically, and continue learning.

One of the many ways we support students in their academic growth is through standardized testing, including the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). The STAAR helps us all understand how much a student knows and has mastered in core subject areas like English, math, science and social studies at the elementary and middle school levels, and English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history at the high school level.

These tests are simply one measure of student knowledge, and the results can provide important information to families, teachers, administrators and the students themselves. This is especially important as we know that students have been affected in different ways due to the changes we’ve had to make in providing instruction during the pandemic. It’s also important to remember that Texas requires high school students to pass all necessary End of Course, or EOC, assessments to graduate.

While Austin ISD has offered remote learning to families for the entire school year, Texas Education Agency guidelines require us to administer the STAAR on-site. It is our goal for every student who is able to come to campus to do so. All safety measures will be in place for the administration of the test including masks, social distancing where feasible, and easily available handwashing and sanitizing stations.

Your campus will be reaching out to you soon with specific dates and times for testing.

Please remember that students who come on to campus must meet the Texas Health and Human Services immunization requirements for school. Please contact your campus health room staff if you have any questions regarding immunizations.

For additional questions regarding STAAR administration, please contact your principal.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support,

Anthony Mays
Chief of Schools


Why is it important for my child to take the STAAR?
STAAR assessments are an important tool for evaluating how much our students have learned in a given year. While we believe that a teacher’s assessment is most important, we recognize that data from STAAR can help us evaluate how our students are learning. We hope to have as many students as possible participate in STAAR this spring and are working to provide the safest testing environment possible.

Who takes STAAR?

STAAR is required by state law in,

  • Grades 3–8 mathematics,
  • Grades 3–8 reading,
  • Grades 4 and 7 writing,
  • Grades 5 and 8 science,
  • Grade 8 social studies,
  • High school Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History.

Who Takes TELPAS and why is it important?

Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL has made in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.

Can students take the STAAR or TELPAS assessments from home?

No. To participate, a student must be physically present on campus.

What adjustments have been made to make on-campus testing safer for students?

The Texas Education Agency has made a number of adjustments to help school districts provide a safe on-campus testing environment, including the option to expand the test window to space out testing. Austin ISD mandates that all students, staff and visitors on campuses wear a mask, pre-screen for symptoms through the AISD app and practice social distancing when feasible. Additionally, each campus principal will have the ability to create a testing plan based on-campus space and availability of staff.

Will STAAR results be used for grade promotion for students in grades 5 and 8?

No. The Texas Education Agency waived the rule stating that students must perform successfully on STAAR math and reading at grades 5 and 8 to be promoted to the next grade level. Instead, Austin ISD’s promotion policies will apply.

Is successful completion of End of Course (EOC) assessments at the high school level in English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and Social Studies still required for graduation?

Under current law, students are required to perform successfully on EOCs to meet graduation requirements. Although students may have future opportunities to take EOCs prior to graduation, we believe it is important for students to participate in EOCs at the immediate conclusion of the course to have the best chance of success.

If my student completes an EOC course this spring but does not take the EOC assessment, can the EOC requirement for that course be eliminated by an Individual Graduation Committee?

No. Under current law, a student must attempt an EOC assessment at least once before an Individual Graduation Committee can consider alternate criteria to satisfy the EOC requirement.

What if parents decide that on-campus testing is not a viable option for their children?

In that case, we respect your decision to continue to participate in remote instruction on testing days and your child will not take STAAR or TELPAS. For high school students, please note the above EOC graduation requirements.

Will campuses receive state accountability ratings (A-F) for the 20-21 school year?

No. TEA has stated that A-F ratings will not be assigned for 2020-21 because of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, STAAR results and accountability reports will be prepared for each campus and district and the reports will be available to the public.

Save the Date 11th graders: US History STAAR

US History STAAR test for 11th graders will be on Thursday, May 20th at Crockett. This test must be completed for graduation, and there is no better time to take it while this info is fresh in our brain! Our 11th grade students have been studying US History all year and we are confident they will do great! Please make plans for your student to be at Crockett before 9am on May 20 for this test. We have the whole school to ourselves that day, so there will be plenty of space to spread out and be safe. They should be done by noon.

Support the Crockett Cougar Band!

It's an exciting time to be in the Crockett Cougar Band! We are fired up about this Spring season and preparing for final performances. Proceeds from this Spring Raffle will help our banquet be a blast and give us a strong foundation for our upcoming Fall Marching season. We hope you can see us perform or stay informed of our success that you helped us achieve. Visit our website:

Crockett Guitar Students Qualify For State Competition

Michael Diaz (11th grade) and Juanito Rodriguez (10th grade) were able to perform for the regional guitar solo & ensemble competition held at McCallum via Zoom and both have received superior ratings and have qualified for the state competition in May!

Considering everything that's happened with this school year, Their guitar teacher, Mr. Hare as well as the rest of our Cougar country are exceptionally proud of these two students' accomplishments. They've earned it!

Way to go Elijah! Listen to his opening act at a Live Stream Concert.

Elijah Flores opened up the live stream for the Russian Flamenco Guitarist Grisha Goryachev.

Watch him perform his beautiful piece as we are so honored to call you a Crockett Cougar! (Elijah's performance starts at 00:24mins)

Nice Work, Crockett Tennis!

Please congratulate Claire Zamora and Angelina Perez for playing their way to the finals in doubles of the Akins Tennis Tournament where they barely lost in a tie-breaker 5-7 therefore winning 2nd place. Also, Hanan Brower earned a 2nd place medal in girls singles where Caitlin Westenberg took the 3rd place medal.

Tex-Ann fundraiser

If you feel inclined, please help the '21-'22 Tex-Anns to pay for upcoming summer camp, bus travel, costuming, and contest expenses by clicking on the link below. It will go into our "angel fund" to help team members in need. Thanks!!

Congrats Lady Coogs!!!

Congratulations to ALL of the Varsity Lady Cougar Basketball team for being named to the Academic All-District team. This honor requires each athlete to maintain a 90 or above average during the 3rd & 4th 6-weeks (during our season). So proud of these ladies' commitments to academic success! Allese Crutcher, Ciera Dickey, Mya Cruz, Deanna Rendon, Belle Blackman, Lily Rangel, Asia Hernandez, Marie Monita


If you have not purchased the 2021 yearbook, you may do so at

If you have not picked up your 2020 yearbook, please email Your yearbook will be left in the front office for a pick up at your convenience.

Thank you so much and have a great day.

Crockett Social Studies students are in the top ranks of Austin ISD!

Every year, our school district measures itself with Middle of Year (MOY) exams. The results for Social Studies US History are in:

This year, Crockett students ranked in the top 4 high schools across the city! Our kids are showing their smarts in lots of ways, but their US History knowledge is at the top. In fact, we came in 1st place across all high schools for African-American students in this subject!

We are excited that the curriculum changes we made based on student feedback and recent culturally relevant professional learning opportunities led to race not being a predictor of MOY scores. Crockett is a great place for all students to succeed in Social Studies. Congratulations to our amazing kids in the Class of 2022 on taking the lead in this category!

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Austin Public Health 512-972-5560

UT Health Austin 512-232-9999

Vaccine Finder


All adults 16 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29!

Pfizer vaccine is available for 16+

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for 18+

COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC


No vaccines are approved for younger teens yet but Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are in a clinical trial for teens over 12, and we may have useful info on those trials soon.

Separate trials for kids are necessary because their immune systems are more robust, so their dosing may be different.

Are you interested in Computer Coding, Robotics, or Cyber Security?

UT Austin is hosting three free virtual summer programs for students interested in computer coding, robotics, and cybersecurity. If you have a 9th-11th grade student interested in exploring the world of advanced computing, see the information below regarding this great opportunity. For specific questions, please reach out to Dawn Hunter at
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Coach Fox and Ms. Dolan enjoying a game of Chess on a beautiful Crockett day!
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Parents/Guardians are now able to register students online for the upcoming school year through the Austin ISD Parent Portal

Registration is open for students within AISD’s boundaries and for out-of-district transfers of

currently enrolled students who apply to attend open schools in the district.

Note: Use Google Chrome as your web browser.

STEP 1: Log in to your AISD Parent account

• Log in to Can’t remember your password? Select the Try Our

New Password Reset link to reset your password using email or mobile number.

If you need to create an AISD Parent account, go to and select Create a Parent Portal account. An email address is required to create a Parent Portal account.

STEP 2: Update or Enter Student Data

• Upon successful login, locate and select the AISD Student Registration tile displayed

on the home screen.

Once connected to Student Registration:

Returning Students

Parents of returning students can validate existing data and easily make changes if needed.

Once the Next button is clicked to move to the next screen, the information is automatically

saved. On the final screen, click Confirm Enrollment. This step confirms the student will return

to return to Austin ISD for the 2021-2022 school year. An email confirmation will be sent within 15 minutes to confirm registration is complete.

New Students

Parents of new students living in Austin ISD boundaries can enter all necessary information

online to register the student. Certain documentation is required to confirm eligibility for

enrollment. Upload documents in online registration or provide in-person to the campus of


Visit for more information.

For help with the online registration, please call the Austin ISD Family Support Line at

512-414-9187 (7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday)

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Padres/tutores ahora pueden registrar a estudiantes en línea para el próximo año escolar

a través del Portal para padres de Austin ISD

El sistema de registración en línea está disponible para estudiantes que viven dentro de

los límites de AISD y para transferencias fuera del límite del distrito para estudiantes actualmente inscritos que solicitan asistir a escuelas con disponibilidad.

Para registrar a su estudiante usando el sistema en línea, favor de seguir los siguientes pasos:

Nota: Utilice Google Chrome como su navegador de web.

PASO 1: Inicie sesión en su cuenta de AISD Parent

♦ Inicia sesión en ¿No recuerda su contraseña? Seleccione el

enlace Restablecer la contraseña o Recuperar nombre de usuario para restablecer

su contraseña o recuperar su nombre de usuario mediante correo electrónico o número

de teléfono móvil. Si necesita crear una cuenta de AISD Parent, vaya a y seleccione Crear cuenta de Portal. Se requiere una dirección de correo electrónico para crear una cuenta de Parent Portal.

PASO 2: Actualizar o introducir datos de estudiantes

♦ Tras iniciar sesión correctamente, busque y seleccione el icono Registro

de alumnos que se muestra en la pantalla de inicio.

Al entrar al sistema de registro en línea:

Padres de estudiantes regresando a AISD pueden verificar la información que existe y

fácilmente hacer cualquier cambio, si es necesario. La información que aparece en letra cursiva solo puede ser modificada en la escuela del estudiante. Una vez que haga clic en el

botón Siguiente para pasar a la siguiente pantalla, la información se guardará

automáticamente. La pantalla final es la pantalla de firma electrónica. Una vez que haga clic

en Confirmar Inscripción, toda la información es actualizada y su estudiante es verificado

para el regreso a clases para el año escolar 2021-2022. Se enviará un correo electrónico de

confirmación dentro de 15 minutos para confirmar que se ha completado la registración.

Padres de estudiantes nuevos al distrito que viven dentro los límites de AISD pueden introducir toda la información necesaria en línea para preinscribir al estudiante. La documentación requerida debe ser presentada en la escuela de inscripción para verificar la elegibilidad.

Visite para más información.

Para asistencia con el AISD Parent Portal o el sistema de registración en línea, favor de

llamar a la Línea de Asistencia Tecnológica de Padres al 512-414-9187.

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Join Crockett’s Campus Advisory Council (CAC)!

"Hello, Crockett parents and guardians!

Interested in making a difference at your child's school? Join Crockett’s Campus Advisory Council (CAC)!

The CAC is comprised of teachers, administrators, parents and students, as well as members of the local community. Together, we provide valuable input to our principal regarding the planning and budgeting processes, in addition to addressing important and timely issues.

To apply, complete a membership application and submit it to Crockett's main office:

Parents are always welcome at our meetings! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm:

Meeting ID: 823 2975 3050

Passcode: 210634

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