Crockett Cougar Chatter
I hope this finds you all having enjoyed a fabulous summer! We are eagerly waiting for our Crockett Cougars to return to us for an exciting new school year. Please take some time to read through all of this month's Crockett Cougar Chatter as it has important information about this school year.
Mark your calendars!
Future Important Dates
August 6th & 7th: Early Registration (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
August 7th: Crockett Cougar Cub Camp (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
August 10th: Austin Pride Parade (Details below)
August 12th, 14th: Student Class and ID Schedules All grade levels: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; 1:00pm – 6:00pm (See details below)
August 16th:Student Class and ID Schedules: All grade levels: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; 1:30pm – 4:00pm (See details below)
August 16th: Summer Graduation (7 p.m. AISD Performing Arts Center)
August 20th: First Day of School
September 4th: Back to School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
September 12th: Late Start Day
Join Austin ISD and Crockett ECHS at this year's Austin Pride Parade
Austin ISD participates in many parades and celebrations throughout the year, and this school year, we begin with the annual Austin Pride Parade on Saturday, Aug. 10.
We invite you to join district leadership, staff, families and All-Star High School Band students in our parade contingent.
We'll meet at the corner of 12th and San Jacinto streets at 7:15 p.m.
The parade begins at 8 p.m. and will proceed down Congress Avenue and across Fourth Street to Republic Square Park (about a 1-mile distance).
For more details or to volunteer, please call 512-414-9955. All are welcome, and we hope to see you on Saturday, Aug. 10!
Please Click on The Crockett Student Handbook to Review Important Information and School Policies
AISD Transportation News
Where's the Bus App
“WheresTheBus” app offers families timely information about the location of their student’s bus, including when it will arrive at their stop.
The free app is available on any device with Internet access (smartphone, tablet, personal computer, iPod)—and takes less than five minutes to install. Instructions are available here.
Guidelines Governing Student Conduct on School Buses
AISD school buses are an extension of the classrooms—and student safety and behavior on buses are a top priority. The duties and responsibilities of students, drivers, parents and administrators to ensure the safety of our students, are available here.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH TO ALL STUDENTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!!
Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are excited to announce Crockett Early College High School will be one of 82 AISD campuses offering FREE breakfast and lunch to all students for the 2019-20 school year. To help improve healthy food access, we are participating in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a program which offers school meals to all students at no cost.
What does this mean for students?
All students will have access to a free, healthy breakfast and lunch each day.
Second meals and a la carte items must be purchased.
Reduces stigma that may be associated with school meals.
What this means for parents and guardians?
Time and money saved because meals are provided at school free of charge.
You will no longer be required to submit a meal benefit application for students at this campus.
An income verification form is required if your household is not directly certified by receiving SNAP or TANF benefits.
If you have children that are attending another Austin ISD campus that is not participating in CEP, a meal benefits application will still be required to receive free or reduced price meals at that location.
CEP removes any financial burden of ensuring your child is properly nourished, and eliminates worries about student meal account balances.
How parents and guardians can help:
Apply today to receive benefits for your family outside the school day and help our school increase eligibility for certain types of programs and funding.
Apply for SNAP benefits today at: www.YourTexasBenefits.com.
You must submit an income verification form if your household is currently not receiving free meal benefits through programs like SNAP or TANF. This information is needed to help maintain our campus demographic information used for various funding sources and programs. Income verification forms will either be submitted during the online enrollment process, if not, then electronically on the Parent Cloud or a paper form will be provided to you.
Upon the completion of the 2018-19 school year, families may request a refund of any remaining funds on student meal accounts through the Austin ISD Nutrition & Food Services Department. If a refund is not requested, these funds will remain in the account and be available in the event your student selects a second meal or any a la carte items.
We encourage families to take advantage of these free, healthy meals by making the choice to have their children eat school breakfast and lunch. If every student not currently eating school lunch dined with us just a few days each week, it could help bring better foods, like grass fed beef, organic produce or organic milk, to all students in Austin.
Crockett Early College High School
Dual Language Comes to Crockett Early College High School
Crockett is very excited to join the list of AISD elementary, middle, and high schools providing Spanish/English Dual-Language instruction. In 2010, AISD piloted Spanish/English Dual-language on 11 elementary campuses. The program has grown immensely since that time. Last year, the first cohort of dual-language students began enrolling in high school.
We are proud to honor the language and culture of our Spanish speaking students and families here at Crockett. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to earn college credits in Spanish and even graduate with the AISD Seal of Biliteracy. For more information about Dual Language at Crockett Early College High School, please contact Travis Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shout out to Jakes Brink and his troop for choosing to improve the Crockett walkway for his Eagle Scout Project. Job well done! With much gratitude, Crockett Cougars
Updates from our Career Launch PTECH Construction Academy
This year has been an eventful one for Crockett Construction Academy students. The first high school students graduated the Austin Community College (ACC) program with a Carpentry Level I Certificate and earned 23 college credits toward an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management. Students also earned OSHA 30 Certification. These students have learned roof, wall and exterior finish, blueprint reading, and worked on constructing a "Tiny House" during their time in the program. Many of you have watched the structure as it was being built in front of the Construction Technology building. What an accomplishment!!
We have graduates that are ready to enter the construction field full time or part time and some are continuing at ACC. Should you need competent workers, let me know.
Crockett hosted the first Austin chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction's (NAWIC) week long summer camp in June for AISD female middle school students. You may have seen the news coverage on KXAN and/or KVUE.
If you are interested in becoming part of our Construction Academy, please contact email@example.com.
Summer Reading Assignment for Pre AP English 1 & 2
Click on the link below for the Summer reading assignment for students entering pre-AP/AP classes?
Summer Reading for AP English IV
For this course, you are required to read at least one of the books on the recommended AP reading list found on this website: https://blog.prepscholar.com/ap-literature-reading-list
Upon completion of the book, you will select one of the 3 project options listed below:
Option 1: Research essay For this project, the student will either research the historical context, the author, or a social issue the text addresses. In a well-organized, five paragraph essay, explain how the information you gathered relates directly to the text you read. Include a bibliography with a minimum of three sources.
Option 2: Graphic Depiction For this project, the student will select a pivotal scene from the text and create a graphic novel page that illustrates key elements of the text, including character, conflict, and theme. Each frame should include specific dialogue, narration, inner thinking, and images from the scene.
Option 3: Mixtape
For this project, the student will select songs that relate to each character, the conflicts, and theme. Create a cd booklet with one page for each song choice. Each page should include: title, artist, specific lyrics that relate to characters, conflicts, or themes, and an analysis of that connection.
This project must be completed outside of class and turned in by Friday, September 14, 2018.
Teacher Contact Information
Shelley Hebrink firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Dunn email@example.com
AISD Adopts a New Dress Code
Austin ISD’s student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes.
To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, immigration status, or any other basis prohibited by law, that adversely affects the student.
Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others.
1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times.
- Clothes must be worn in a way such that abdomen, genitals, buttocks, breasts and nipples are fully covered with opaque fabric.
- All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.
2. Students Must Wear*, while following the basic principle of Section 1 above:
- A shirt (with fabric that touches the waistband in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND
- Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
3. Students May Wear, as long as these items do not violate Section 1 above:
- Religious headwear
- Hats facing straight forward or straight back and must allow the face and ears to be visible to staff and not interfere with the line of sight
- Hoodie sweatshirts (wearing the hood over head is allowed, but the face and ears must be visible to school staff)
- Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”
- Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed
- Tank tops, including spaghetti straps
- Halter tops
- Athletic attire
4. Students Cannot Wear:
- Violent language or images
- Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity). or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL)
- Hate speech, profanity, pornography
- Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups
- Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded)
- Swimsuits (except as required in class, field trips, or athletic practice see “Extracurricular Activities”)
- Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon
- Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance)
Administrative, Front Office, Student Support Contact information for the 2019-2020 School Year
Front Desk /Main Number 414-2532
Principal: Kori Crawford 414-7806
Principal's Secretary: Diane Carrizales 414-7806
Academic Director: Jordan Benson 414-7898
Assistant Principal, Cohort 2020: Tiffany Farris 414-8012
Assistant Principal, Cohort 2021: Travis Barrett 414-7802
Assistant Principal, Cohort 2022: Shana King 414-1053
Assistant Principal, Cohort 2023: Cynthia Julian 414-7803
ECHS Coordinator: Brittany Capps 414-7808
Lead Counselor (Students' Last Name A-B): Diana Moore - 414-0461
Counselor (Students' Last Name C-Ge): Courtney Wortham 414-7886
Counselor (Students' Last Name Gi-Mc): Vacant Position 414-7803 (All other counselors will assist until counselor is hired.)
Counselor (Students' Last Name Me-Rod): Amy Rogers 414-7813
Counselor (Students' Last Name Rog-Z): Michael Quintana 414-7602
Guidance Secretary & Parent Cloud: Janice Snyder 414-7884
Team Leader - Mark Dawson 414-1054
Attendance Clerk: Carmen Ledesma 414-7807
Bookkeeper: Lilly Trevino 841-1702
Data Processor: Nancy Garcia 414-7873
PEIMS Coordinator: Rosa Robinson 414-7846
Registrar: Kathy Alvarado-Romero 414-7811
Parent Support Specialist: Ron Reed 414-7851
Graduation Coach: Michael Hidalgo 414-7879
Librarian: Claudia Gibson 414-7844
College and Career Center: Michelle Kailey Snyder 414-0460
Communities in Schools: Tara Domasco 841-1646
Special Education Coordinator: Bill Johns 414-7860
Nurse: Julie Carr 414-7888
Head Custodian: Veronica Santos 414-7852
School Resource Officers: Angélica Covington 841-7606