ARSA Ranger Report
ARSA Family & Community Weekly Newsletter (9/12/22-9/16/22)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & UPDATES
September is Attendance Awareness Month
September is Attendance Awareness Month, a time for individuals and organizations to learn about attendance issues, absenteeism, and the effects attendance can have on academic performance and success.
School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents, and schools don’t realize how quickly absences, excused or unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence— missing just 18 days per school year— can lead to third graders being unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.
Watch this video to learn more about the importance of school attendance: https://youtu.be/hEDQWgvJwHU
Thank you for making sure your child is at school on time every day!
We will have a weekly drawing for prizes for scholars with perfect attendance!
Beginning of Year (BOY) MAP Testing Continues This Week
Beginning of Year (BOY) MAP testing continues this week! Please make sure that your child brings their Chromebook to school EVERY DAY! Please see the testing schedule below:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7- Math & Reading Testing
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8- Math & Reading Testing
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9- Math & Reading Make-up Testing
MONDAY, SEPT. 12- Science 8 Testing
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13- Science 8 Testing
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14- Make-up Testing
Students are encouraged to do their best on the test to assist us in preparing students for their upcoming Common Assessments and STAAR tests this spring.
ARSA Monthly STEAM Challenge
We are so excited to be kickoff our monthly family STEAM challenge! Every month, we will host a challenge that will encourage your family to have a fun time together with the chance of winning some cool ARSA swag! Please click the link below to register for this month's STEAM challenge. We want all ARSA families to get involved! Register below:
ARSA Parents on Patrol Needed
Thank you to our parents who attended our in-person and virtual meeting last week! One of the requests was to try to get some parent volunteers to help monitor our morning arrival. If you are able to volunteer in the morning from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., please email Principal Shaw at Nashaw@dallasisd.org and our community liaison, Elsa Cardenas at ElCardenas@dallasisd.org. We need your help and appreciate your support of the ARSA Community!
Additionally, we need volunteers in other areas of the campus, including:
- Dismissal Duty
- Lunch Duty
- Library Support
- Hallway Decorations
All volunteers must have a clear background and register through VOLY. Click here to get started:
https://dallasisd.voly.org/. If you would like to donate any gifts to our teachers and staff, please drop all items off at the main office.
ARSA Athletic Schedules
Meet the ARSA Athletic Coaches
ARSA Athletic Schedules
Purchase ARSA Spirit Gear
Cowboys Mondays & College Day Thursdays
We are very excited to bring high spirit to the ARSA community by allowing staff and students to wear their Dallas Cowboys shirts if the Cowboys win on Sunday nights! Now, we know there are plenty of great football teams out there; however, we are rooting for them 'Boys! Students MUST wear khakis with their Cowboys shirts and tops!
As an AVID campus, we ALWAYS encourage our scholars to think about college! Every Thursday is College & Career Day in Dallas ISD and ARSA. Students are allowed to wear a college shirt in place of their polos. They MUST still wear their khaki pants! We are college-bound at Ann Richards STEAM Academy!