The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22
Dear Anasazi Families,
We have officially completed the first 8 days of school! It is exciting to see the new friendships being made at Anasazi as students join new classes, welcome many new faces and have some returning ones from a year of online learning.
It is safe to say that the beginning of the school year is definitely not the back to normal that we all had hoped for. I say this as both a principal and a mother. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (not SUSD) has the legal authority and responsibility to make the decision regarding quarantine of close contacts. We are obligated to follow their directives in this matter. In doing so there may be times that your child cannot be at school due to having Covid-like symptoms or being a close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid. I know this can be extremely frustrating as a parent. In full transparency, I received the "Your child has been deemed a close contact ..." parent call this week. It throws off our routine and adds a lot to our plate in regards to plans for work, childcare, testing results, plans for receiving access to the curriculum, etc.
I ask that if you receive this call that you please understand that Nurse Renee, the front office staff and administration are following protocols and trying our very best to ensure the safest learning environment for our school and district. We know that many are split on views, but ask that when having conversations you remember that this is not easy on any of us. We are simply doing our jobs and in doing so have to deliver news that at times is not desirable. We appreciate any courteousness and kindness you can show. This is all in effort to maintain the health of our community and keep us in an in-person learning environment at Anasazi.
A reminder that you will receive information regarding Covid cases and close contacts on a need to know basis. No news is good news. Please be checking your emails weekly for updates from Dr. Menzel.
As always thank you for your continued support as we all work together to have a successful year at Anasazi.
Serving your children,
Ms. Jennifer Waldron
Anasazi Elementary School
SUSD's 2021-2022 Calendar
Noon Aide Position Available
Anasazi has an opening for a noon aide position. It is a two hour position Monday through Friday. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact the office at 480-484-7300.
***PARENT/GUARDIAN ACTION REQUIRED***
Interested in purchasing a school device protection plan? Please see the forms below.
Anasazi Family Handbook
Fall Gifted Testing Registration is NOW OPEN
Fall Gifted Testing : September 13-17 and 20-24, 2021.
Registration : August 4 - August 27, 2021
Please register online at https://www.susd.org/Gifted by completing the Gifted Testing Request Form.
Anasazi Upcoming Events
Tuesday, 8/17 - Curriculum Night ***Planned for in person, but subject to change to virtual only event for all.***
Curriculum Night 5-7pm (Masks encouraged)
- This adult only evening provides parents an opportunity to learn about the curriculum and instructional goals for this school year. There will be three rotations - 37 minutes each plus 3-minute passing period for parents to spend time in classrooms. Please go directly to your child's classroom. You only need to attend one session per teacher. This schedule provides an opportunity for those needing to see multiple teachers. If you are unable to attend or do not feel comfortable attending in person, please know that teachers will send out information virtually. More information to come from your child's teacher.
PTO Meeting 9am - virtual event
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 909 887 6558
Aug 24 – Site Council 3:30pm (virtual)
Aug 25 – Picture Day
Scottsdale Parent Council
- At this time SUSD schools are not having volunteers on campuses. Anasazi LOVES. LOVES, LOVES our volunteers and we miss you greatly. We will communicate volunteer and visitor changes as they emerge.
- Only items related to academics may be dropped off in the office. No lunches or water bottles are to be dropped off. Students who forget a lunch will be provided one for free.
- Parents/Guardians are unable to eat in the cafeteria with their children at this time.
A reminder that if your child will not be at school for the day, please call the attendance line 480-484-7360.
Reminders from Nurse Renee
Please keep your child home if he or she has any of the COVID-like symptoms listed below, even if your child only has one of them and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies. Discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
UPDATES from CAFE
FREE meals for ALL – The USDA has extended the waiver to allow for ALL in person learners at SUSD to receive FREE breakfast and lunch daily, throughout the entire 2021/2022 school year! We will also offer FREE after school snacks daily to the students enrolled in after school programs here at SUSD. This means ALL students, PK–12 will not be charged for any meal throughout this entire year.
Anasazi Kindness Project
This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is CARING.
“We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.”
We are encouraging the students to take action and participate in our Anasazi Kindness Project. Please talk to your children about the ways they can show kindness at school, at home, and in the community. We will be documenting the students' acts of kindness to see how many we can complete in August. If your child is kind at home, try to capture it with a photo and send it to his or her teacher to be displayed.
Action is a key element of the IB PYP philosophy.
“Through taking individual and collective action, students come to understand the responsibilities associated with being internationally-minded and to appreciate the benefits of working with others for a shared purpose.”
What is the IB PYP?
Please join our IB PYP Coordinator Ms. Armstrong in room 304 (Kinder area), during Curriculum Night, to learn more about the IB PYP and Anasazi’s journey to authorization.
BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!
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.