The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

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***Please do not send end of year goodie bags or food items. They will not be passed out as we continue to follow Covid-19 school mitigation guidelines***

Optional Chromebook Return - Please complete by Monday.

Dear Parents and Guardians,


At the end of the school year, Chromebooks issued to SUSD students will only be collected from seniors, students who know they are not returning to an SUSD school next August, and students whose parents request that the devices be collected.


All students who will attend Anasazi or any other Scottsdale Unified School District school for the 2021-22 school year will continue to have their current device checked out to them. Students will be permitted to take the device home for the summer with the expectation that they return with them on the first day of school in August. If you prefer, you may request that your child’s chrome book and charger remain at Anasazi.


Fifth graders going to our middle schools will take their Chromebooks with them and show up for sixth grade ready to go. Those fifth graders going to Mountainside will bring their Chromebooks and power cords to school on the first day of school.


Chromebooks returned to Anasazi for the summer must be returned with its power cord. Any damages to the device will be noted at this time.


Finally, ALL Verizon Hot Spots will be collected and checked in at the end of this school year. Ms. Pat Doran will be reaching out to you to coordinate.


Kinder-4th grade families and those 5th graders leaving SUSD only, please complete the Google Form if you plan on RETURNING THE DEVICE TO ANASAZI FOR THE SUMMER. As always, feel free to contact me should you have any questions.


Anasazi Chromebook Summer Storage Form


Sincerely,


Ms. Waldron

Optional Student Technology Device Protection Plan

FYI - All coverage bought during the 2020-2021 school year ends the last day of school. It doesn’t carry into the summer.

This Week

Wednesday, 5/26 - Early Release 1:15pm (No Safe Place)

5th Grade Recognition Breakfast (students only) - 9am

***Ms. Waldron will go live on Facebook on and off during this event.

Thursday, 5/27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Release 1:15pm

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Virtual Learning for the 2021–2022 School Year

All virtual learning instruction and students will be served through Scottsdale Online Learning (SOL) next school year. At the elementary level, the Kindergarten through fifth grade SOL will be a combination of the best components from Enhanced Distance Learning (EDL) at Echo Canyon and the best of the current SOL K-5 model. SOL for elementary school next fall will be a combination of teacher-led instruction and independent student work. Special areas (P.E., Music and Art) will be offered asynchronously through independent student work. At the secondary level, classes will be independent student work with support from teachers.


Individual campuses will not offer EDL during the 2021-2022 school year. Please note, special programs such as the Comprehensive Gifted Program, Dual Language Immersion, Cheyenne Traditional program, Pima Traditional program, International Baccalaureate, Pre-Advanced Placement, and the Math and Science Academy will only be available to in-person students in the 2021-2022 school year. Resources for Special Education students will be available through Scottsdale Online Learning. Online learning is a year-long commitment, unless there are extenuating circumstances and space is available.

Order your EduKits for the 2021-22 School Year

Back to School

SUSD is registering for the Back to School program. This program provides shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and clothing to children in our district who are in need of these items. Please call Luz to make an appointment.


Luz Dicono-McClenny |Community Specialist

Scottsdale Unified School District

10203 E. McDowell Ranch Road

Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
tel (480) 484-4600 X 4614

Cell: (480) 389-8115


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Urgent Reminder

Please keep your child home with any of the COVID-like symptoms, even if your child only has one and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies.


Plan to discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school with any of the symptoms below:


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We have a 3.75 hour position in our cafeteria available. Interested? See below.

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  1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Login to your amazon account..
  3. Go to your account settings
  4. Then closer to the bottom go to charity and find Anasazi PTO

IB Corner

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This month's IB Learner Profile is BALANCED.


“We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical,

and achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live ."



“All it takes is 10 mindful minutes a day” - TED Talk Andy Puddicombe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzR62JJCMBQ&t=10s

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: https://forms.gle/yxK4BnKyfPYaZUcy8
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What is a tax credit?

A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.


Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48

It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.


Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.

COVID-19 Testing and More!

If you are looking for COVID-19 testing, many convenient locations continue to be available.

SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to conduct zero-cost, COVID-19 testing five days a week at our Oak facility at 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale. The drive-thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It conducts several different kinds of COVID testing. Results are reported within 36 - 72 hours. Embry also has many other testing locations around the Valley. Find them at https://embrywomenshealth.com/testing-blitz/.

Maricopa County and Banner Health Urgent Care have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to anyone who may have been exposed to someone who is, or suspected to be, COVID-19 positive. Appointments must be made ahead of time online using this link: https://urgentcare.bannerhealth.com/. COVID-19 testing and drive-through flu shots are also being offered at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Registration is required ahead of time at this link or by calling 844-549-1851. Insurance information will be requested; however, you will not be asked for any out-of-pocket payment or co-pay.

Other community COVID-19 options include:

· ASU Saliva Testing

· City of Phoenix Mobile Testing Sites

· CVS Pharmacy Retail Testing Sites

· Walgreens Pharmacy Drive-Thru Sites


Maricopa County's COVID Parent Hotline

For more questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, contact the Maricopa County Department of Health's parent information center at COVIDparenthotlione@maricopa.gov or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19) and then option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline).

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Download SUSD's UPDATED (1/28/21) Covid Response Plan Below:

SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser: www.susd.org/COVID19
  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 www.susd.org/COVID19. This changes as needed, so please check regularly.


Back to School

Everything you need to know about school starting.

www.susd.org/BacktoSchool



Briefings

An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.

www.susd.org/Briefings



COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.

www.susd.org/Cases



COVID-19 Resource Directory

An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.

www.susd.org/CovidDirectory



COVID-19 Response Plan

Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.

www.susd.org/Protocol



FAQs

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

www.susd.org/FAQs



Incident Command Team

The emergency management leadership team structure.

www.susd.org/ICT



Metrics

The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.

www.susd.org/Metrics



Mitigation Strategies

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

www.susd.org/Mitigation



Reopening Status

The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.

www.susd.org/Status



Return to Learn

The District’s plan for reopening schools.

www.susd.org/ReturnToLearn



Superintendent Menzel Letters

A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.

www.susd.org/Scott



Support Services Newsletter

A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.

http://www.susd.org/SENewsletter



Survey Results

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

http://www.susd.org/Results

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Older Videos

Spring 2020 Options
Parent Handbook
3rd - 5th Grade
Final Curriculum Night Video

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

dschlegelmilch@susd.org


Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

ehepner@susd.org


Renee Tosto

Nurse

rtosto@susd.org


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

amartin@susd.org


Jennifer Waldron

Principal

jwaldron@susd.org

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BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!

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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.