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Welcome Aztecs to the 2020-2021 School Year

Greetings Aztecs!


We cannot wait to reconnect with you this school year. While this year is going to be like none other, we will honor physical distance (6ft) but embrace social closeness. We are eager to help you achieve academically and socially. Our teachers spent numerous hours preparing for your return and are ready to champion you across the finish line.


To our Aztec Learning Community, I cannot thank you enough for trusting us with the biggest responsibility you have... your children. We do not take that responsibility lightly and are committed to do whatever it takes to help them succeed and be safe. Your support and patience during these unprecedented times is invaluable.


To my seniors, I recognize this is not the senior year you had in mind, but we are determined to find innovative and creative ways to make each moment count. The class of 2020 was dealt a rough and unexpected hand; yet, they rose in the midst of adversity and earned $11 million in scholarships. Moreover, our District & Campus commitment to graduation was unwavering. So my challenge to you is not to step on the brakes as this is your 4th year in high school, instead put the pedal to the metal and see what you are really made of. Reach out to our counselors and college advisor to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there for you.


To my brand new Aztecs, welcome to the Empire where we believe that every student has the potential to be a scholar and champion. I understand there might be some anxious emotions starting at a new school or high school. Please be believe me when I say you are not alone. This year is extraordinary in that all scholars are feeling the same way. Believe it or not, so are many adults. When you need help or support do not hesitate to reach out. Because here at the Empire, you will always matter, always be important, and forever be loved.


On that note, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Emerson) Be the warriors I know you are and be driven in the pursuit of excellence.



You Matter,

Venessa Betancourt

Proud Principal

El Dorado High School

vbetan01@sisd.net

Twitter: @EDAztecs_HS

Need Support? Have Questions? Contact our Aztec Taskforce

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What does Remote Instruction look like?

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Monday-Thursday

Aztecs will be following A and B block scheduling Monday-Thursday.



  • First day of Instruction is August 17th.
  • Mondays & Wednesdays are A Days (Periods 1-4)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays are B Days (Periods 5-8)
  • Scholar's lunch shift determines which bell schedule to follow on A/B day.
  • Campus will be doing Remote Learning the 1st 4 weeks of school.
  • Teachers will be providing direct instruction on TEAMS
  • Teachers will be taking attendance at that time.
  • Teachers will following a 90 minute instructional model that combines direct instruction and independent practice.
  • At 3.5 absences, scholars do lose credit since each period is now 90 minutes long.
  • How to access TEAMS quick step by step has been emailed with this newsletter.
  • Aztecs will be given numeric grades that will post on transcripts and impact GPA towards graduation requirements during this time.

How Do I Know Which Lunch Shift My Aztec Has?

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Review Scholar Schedule

When reviewing your child's schedule, it will indicate which lunch shift should be taken as there are three lunch shifts. Please refer to the top example. The schedule above demonstrates that on A Day this Aztec has B lunch. On B Day has B lunch and Friday has B lunch.


Please pay close attention to the designated date being referenced. The first day indicated the bell schedule and the second their lunch shift. These may not always be listed in order; however, each schedule should have A Day, B Day and Friday lunch schedule.

What do Fridays Look Like?

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Friday Schedule

Classes on Friday are approximately 45 minutes long.


  • Attendance will be taken face-to-face using MS TEAMS for ALL class periods: 1-8 and zero/9th periods
  • Teachers will also be using this time to provide remediation and work with small groups via invites on TEAMS.
  • LOC (Loss of Credit) will be accrued once an Aztec hits 3.5 absences.
  • Aztecs will be given numeric grades that will post on transcripts and impact GPA towards graduation requirements during this time.

2021 Schedule Change Form


  • Schedules may be changed at any time during the 2020-2021 school year to satisfy social distancing guidelines in accordance with CDC, state, city, and district restrictions.
  • Do NOT assume your schedule has been changed unless you see it on TYLER 360.
  • Schedule changes will only be considered if there is a conflict, incomplete schedule, computer error, duplicate courses, etc.
  • Counselors are based on last name of scholar. Your counselor may have changed.
  • This one request may change the order of your current classes, as it is upon availability in the course you are requesting. Please understand this before you submit this form.
  • Complete Schedule Change Form Below As Needed


Los horarios se pueden cambiar en cualquier momento durante el año escolar 2020-2021 para satisfacer las pautas de distanciamiento social de acuerdo con las restricciones del CDC (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades), el estado, la ciudad y el distrito.

  • NO asuma que su horario ha sido cambiado a menos que lo vea en TYLER 360.
  • Los cambios de horario solo se considerarán si hay un conflicto, horario incompleto, error de computadora, cursos duplicados, etc.
  • Tenga en cuenta que su consejero escolar puede haber cambiado. Verifique a su consejero según el apellido.
  • Esta única solicitud puede cambiar el orden de sus clases actuales, ya que está sujeto a disponibilidad en el curso que está solicitando. Por favor, comprenda esto antes de enviar este formulario.

English Schedule Change Form Below

Forma Para Cambiar Orario

¿Interesado en una sesión informativa para padres en español?

Celebraremos un Foro de Aprendizaje del Imperio Azteca para padres este martes a las 5 pm. Utilice el enlace a continuación para asistir.

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