The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

volume 15

SUSD Update

Dear Anasazi Families,

At its November 4th meeting, the SUSD Governing Board approved instructional learning models for K-12 students for the spring semester, beginning Jan. 4, 2021.

Meeting Link:

Start: 48:15

Finish: 3:25:38

All current Enhanced Distance Learning (EDL) and Scottsdale Online students (SOL) will receive a commitment form on November 6th to select a learning model for the spring semester with detailed information about the models. This form will contain a student-specific link. This selection is a commitment for a learning model for January through May 2021. Changes will only be made due to extenuating circumstances after requesting a model change through a formal process and will be based on availability.

In-person students will be scheduled to continue with in-person learning for the spring semester. No steps are needed to continue with in-person learning. Students who are learning on campus will not receive a second semester commitment form. However, if you would like to change from in-person learning to at-home learning in January, please email me by midnight on November 12th to request a model change.

Additional information and resources regarding the Semester 2 learning options are provided below. The video provides more specifics.

*Gifted PACT SOL and EDL families will receive a letter this weekend with additional information.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ms. Waldron

Starting in January there will be Early Release Wednesdays every week.

Spring 2020 Options
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Anasazi Upcoming Events

This Week

Tuesday, 11/10

Red, White and Blue Spirit Day

Wednesday, 11/11 - District Recess

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Thursday, 11/12

  • 2021 Kinder Roundup 9am - virtual *Reach out to our front office to RSVP and get link
  • SUSD Foundation will be hosting a virtual “It’s All Fun and Games Night” in place of the “Scottsdale on Stage”. See flyer below.

Friday, 11/13

Spirit Friday

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Later in November

Wednesday 11/18

Picture Day for in-person students only at this time. EDL date and time will be communicated shortly.

Wednesday, 11/25-Friday, 11/27

No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Getting to Know Anasazi Staff - BEHIND THE MASK

Mrs. Griffith - 4th Grade

  • Owned chinchillas when I was in college.
  • I wanted to be a dolphin trainer when I was young.
  • Math is my absolute favorite subject.

Want to get involved at Anasazi?

Each year our PTO does so much for our school community. Please reach out to PTO if you have any interest in serving in one of the following capacities:

TREASURER: The Treasurer is a member of the Board and shall keep and maintain recorded bookkeeping of all PTO bank transactions. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving and paying of approved charges, coordinating with at least one member to sit in during fund raising money counts and sign receipts verifying all fund raising monies have been accounted. The Treasurer will be responsible for receipts of deposits, balance of bank statements, compiling a monthly treasurer’s report for the PTO general meeting, balancing the accounting monthly books (Quickbooks), work to track online orders on Membership Toolkit and compiling information for the PTO tax return following the annual financial review of the books by an appointed Review Committee at the end of the fiscal year (fiscal year July 1st-June30th). THIS IS A PTO BOARD POSITION

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR: The Membership Coordinator shall organize the annual PTO membership drive, ensure that the donation gift is received, and the on-going process to encourage membership. Maintain membership records as defined by the PTO ByLaws.

ONLINE AUCTION COMPUTER ENTRY: PTO holds an online auction each year. We collect items such as gift cards for local businesses and online retailers. You would be responsible for inputting all the items and descriptions into the online platform that we use. We already have 1 volunteer and we are looking for 1 additional volunteer.

Notes from Nurse Renee

Just a reminder: Masks should be washed regularly and worn for just one school day. Our Anasazi students are active and their masks are getting soiled, inside and outside.

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask
  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry

Need an option for free masks:

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to those who need them. Anyone who is a student (or parents on behalf of students) or school staff member, or anyone who may not be able to purchase a mask, can order them at no cost. Each order will provide 5 washable, reusable cloth face masks, one order per household. To order your free masks on the ADHS website, click here Version OptionsK-12 Schools and Childcare Facilities Headline.

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SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser:
  2. 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 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.

Mitigation Strategies

Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.

Reopening Status

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.

Survey Results

A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.

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Mountainside Middle School and DM had their IB MYP Authorization visits recently. We can't wait to hear the authorization results!

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IB Corner

Coming to Us from an IB School?

We would love to collaborate with families coming to us with IB experiences from other previous schools. Please complete the following if you have ideas and steps to share:
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IB in Action from Home

This month's IB Learner Profile is COMMUNICATORS.

“We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.”

Below are some fun activities that will help build communication skills.

IT Help Desk

Starting Monday August 24, SUSD Help Desk phone lines will be open to assist parents and students with technology questions and issues Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For assistance, call (480) 484-HELP (484-4357). The SUSD help desk is closed on weekends.

Older Videos

Parent Handbook
3rd - 5th Grade
Final Curriculum Night Video

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

Renee Tosto


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Waldron


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About Us

Anasazi is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP).

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.