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Team Alexander: Together, We Shine!

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Coming up at Alexander...

Upcoming Important Dates:

January

28 - 100th Day of School!

31-Feb. 4 - Spring Book Fair


February

1 - 1st Grade NNAT Testing

2 - World Read Aloud Day

4 - National Wear Red Day

7-11 - Counselor Appreciation Week

7 - 5th Grade STAAR Field Test

9 - Early Release Day @ 12pm

10 - EXPO Field Trip to Kidzania

10 - Celebrate Black History Night

17 - Spring Pictures

18 - No School

21 - No School

Important Reminders...

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Lunch Visitor Schedule

We are excited to be welcoming visitors back to campus to join their Panthers for lunch! Please click the link above to view the visitor lunch schedule per grade and class.
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Arrival & Dismissal *PLEASE READ*

ARRIVAL:

*Arrival for students is 7:15-7:40am, and the Tardy Bell rings at 7:40am.

*Please enter the car lane on Double Oak Street by turning RIGHT into the car lane. Left turns from Double Oak into the car lane will be redirected.

*Students will either eat breakfast in the cafeteria or wait in their grade level hallway with hall monitors until 7:30 am. Teachers will open classroom doors at 7:30 am.

*Thank you for dropping your students off in the car lane or walking them to the front door. We are excited to see our Panthers walking to class by themselves without the help of parents or families. Thank you for your support in this!

*When dropping off in the car lane, please ensure your child exits the vehicle on the side of the curb and does not walk across the car lane between cars. Safety is our utmost priority!


DISMISSAL:

*Thank you for your patience as we continue to practice our car lane dismissal routine! Please remember to have your car tag displayed at all times in order to quicken the process of calling numbers. We also ask that you stay in your car when in the car lane - your child will be brought to your car at the colored cones. This process will get quicker and easier as the days continue, we promise!

*Walkers will begin dismissal at 2:55pm in the area labeled "Walkers" nearest to Paisley St.

*Car riders, bus, and day care will be dismissed beginning at 3:00pm.

*Please enter the car lane on Double Oak Street by turning RIGHT into the car lane. Left turns from Double Oak into the car lane will be redirected.

*The left car lane will exit LEFT on Mack Drive. The right car lane will exit RIGHT on Mack Drive.

Mental Health Awareness

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Denton ISD is committed to providing developmentally appropriate education to students on important topics including bullying behaviors, relationship violence, and mental health and wellness. Additionally, mandates from the state of Texas require school districts to provide prevention and education concerning these topics.

  • Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention (September)

  • Bully and Cyberbully Prevention, Harassment, and Internet Safety (Oct)

  • Healthy Choices (Oct/Nov)

  • Healthy Relationships, Safe Touches, and Respecting Self/Others (Feb)

We understand that parents and guardians are the primary educators of their children. Our goal is to partner with parents/guardians in building essential life skills. Parents/Guardians are welcome to review the presentations planned for each of the topics above. If you would like to review these presentations, please email your child’s campus Professional School Counselor.

If your child is having suicidal thoughts and/or thoughts of hurting someone else please contact the North Texas crisis line at 214-828-1000, go to your nearest emergency room and/or call 911.


Please reach out to Mrs. Taylor or Mr. Guerin if you have any questions.

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COVID Safety Measures

At Alexander, our priority is the safety of our students and staff. We will continue to work closely with the Denton County Health Department (DCHD) and follow their guidelines and recommendations. The following are safety measures Alexander Elementary will be taking:


  • Face masks are recommended.

  • Staff will help students practice how to walk in a line, or stand in line, socially distanced.

  • Hand-washing and hand sanitizing will take place several times each day, such as before/after recess, lunch, bathroom use, and more.

  • Students will wipe their learning areas during the day to keep their desk area clean.

  • Custodians will continue increased cleaning routines throughout the day & evenings to ensure proper disinfecting and sanitizing in all areas of the building.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will remain set up at all entrances.

  • Individual math kits are also being provided so manipulatives aren’t shared when possible.

  • General school supplies, such as crayons, notebooks, pencils, etc, will not be shared by students. Each student will keep their supplies in individual bins and/or cubbies.

  • If a student has a fever or suspected covid, flu, or strep symptoms, they will be brought to a room in isolation, supervised by a staff member, and the guardian contacted to come pick up the child. The classroom will also be disinfected.


For more information, please visit the Denton ISD Health Services page. For Denton County Health Department updates, click here.

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Communities in Schools

Interested in your student participating in Communities in Schools at Alexander (CIS)?

CIS is a free program that takes place during the school day to assist with things like:

  • College/career readiness
  • Academic support
  • Social service support (holiday assistance, snacks, utility assistance, clothes, etc)
  • Small group discussions about things like study skills, character building, self-esteem, goal setting, etc.
  • Mentoring program

Please use the link below to sign up your student(s) now!

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunitiesinSchoolsofNorthTexas#/registration2/3024435/login/prompt

Questions? Email (mchavez_cis@dentonisd.org) or call (940-369-3539)


Está interesado en que su estudiante participe en CIS en Alexander?

CIS es un programa gratuito que se lleva a cabo durante el día escolar para ayudar con cosas como:

  • Preparación universitaria/profesional
  • Soporte academico
  • Apoyo de servicios sociales (asistencia en vacaciones, bocadillos, asistencia con servicios públicos, ropa, etc.)
  • Discusiones en grupos pequeños sobre cosas como habilidades de estudio, desarrollo del carácter, autoestima, establecimiento de metas, etc.)
  • Programa de asesoría

Utilice el enlace a continuación para inscribir a su estudiante(s) ahora!

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunitiesinSchoolsofNorthTexas#/registration2/3024435/login/prompt

Preguntas? Correo electrónico (mchavez_cis@dentonisd.org) o llame (940-369-3539)

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Campus Reminders!

Panther Paw News YouTube Channel

Each Wednesday and Friday, we will share video announcements, our Panther Paw News, to help connect our learners at home to school!


Subscribe to our Panther Paw News channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRv6m_ksNErQGgMopc2FC6A

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