The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

volume 16

SUSD Update

Dear Anasazi Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already entering mid-November. It was wonderful to experience the cooler temps this week, even if just for a few days.

EDL and SOL families were asked to make some big decisions this past week in regards to plans for Semester 2. I spoke with many of you through emails and phone calls. I know that this decision was not an easy one to make. Please know as we continue navigate this school year, I will continue to be as transparent with information as it comes my way. I truly want only the best for your children and our community at large.

Next week brings us Picture Day for our in-person learners. Individual pictures will taken with safety measures in place. Group class photos are not being taken. EDL families - we will be communicating picture information when available.

Please make sure to read updates this afternoon from SUSD and Dr. Menzel. The Covid Dashboard, linked every week below, will be published for you to see the latest updates.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ms. Waldron

Anasazi Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 11/16

PTO Meeting - 1:00pm - virtual

PTO Newsletter has the link.

Tuesday, 11/17

Governing Board Meeting - 5pm

Watch Live on SUSD You Tube channel.

Wednesday 11/18

Picture Day for in-person students only at this time. EDL date and time will be communicated shortly.

Thursday, 11/19

Papa John's Dine Out Dinner to benefit Anasazi

Friday, 11/20

Anasazi Spirit Friday

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Later in November

Wednesday, 11/25-Friday, 11/27

No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Starting in January there will be Early Release Wednesdays every week.

Want to get involved at Anasazi?

Each year our PTO does so much for our school community. Please reach out to PTO if you have any interest in serving in one of the following capacities:

TREASURER: The Treasurer is a member of the Board and shall keep and maintain recorded bookkeeping of all PTO bank transactions. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving and paying of approved charges, coordinating with at least one member to sit in during fund raising money counts and sign receipts verifying all fund raising monies have been accounted. The Treasurer will be responsible for receipts of deposits, balance of bank statements, compiling a monthly treasurer’s report for the PTO general meeting, balancing the accounting monthly books (Quickbooks), work to track online orders on Membership Toolkit and compiling information for the PTO tax return following the annual financial review of the books by an appointed Review Committee at the end of the fiscal year (fiscal year July 1st-June30th). THIS IS A PTO BOARD POSITION

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR: The Membership Coordinator shall organize the annual PTO membership drive, ensure that the donation gift is received, and the on-going process to encourage membership. Maintain membership records as defined by the PTO ByLaws.

ONLINE AUCTION COMPUTER ENTRY: PTO holds an online auction each year. We collect items such as gift cards for local businesses and online retailers. You would be responsible for inputting all the items and descriptions into the online platform that we use. We already have 1 volunteer and we are looking for 1 additional volunteer.

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At Home Escapes

Sometimes we just need a break from everything happening in our world. Some of us are not comfortable traveling with the Pandemic so here are some fun “stay-cation” ideas that are different than visits to local parks, outdoor restaurants or ordering dinner in.

Backyard Camping-Set-up a tent and get a fire pit. You can roast marshmallows, make s’mores and sing songs. Tell family stories or ghost stories late into the night. If you do not have a backyard….make a giant tent inside out of sheets and blankets. No electronics and have flashlights.

Virtual Travel-Assign family members a different city for one day during the week. Cook a local food and draw some pictures of the sites to hang in the kitchen. There are virtual tours online that are fun, beautiful and educational. I have 3 girls who especially loved this activity during our lockdown time. It became such a hit that we even tried to learn some foreign words from the city we were being educated about.

Art Vacation- Painting with a twist ( will ship kits to your home. The kits come with videos to teach you how to create specific paintings.

Cooking Vacation- Now is the time to try new recipes that you have been looking at bursting out of your recipe file. There are a ton of how to online cooking videos that teach you new techniques or offer new recipes. offers private, virtual culinary experiences with World class Chefs. My family started making sourdough bread that was quite the craze during lockdown. Although very yummy I was not real excited about the starter….it gets kinda yucky. But others have had tremendous success with the bread.

As difficult as this time is for all of us. It is also a time that you can explore new online adventures with your family. We have been forced to change our behaviors and “think out of our boxes”. Try to have some fun with finding new escapes. If you have ideas to share I would love to hear them.

- Ms. Gallo, JFCS

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SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser:
  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 This changes as needed, so please check regularly.

Back to School

Everything you need to know about school starting.


An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

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

COVID-19 Resource Directory

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

COVID-19 Response Plan

Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.


Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Incident Command Team

The emergency management leadership team structure.


The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.

Mitigation Strategies

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

Reopening Status

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

Return to Learn

The District’s plan for reopening schools.

Superintendent Menzel Letters

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

Support Services Newsletter

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

Survey Results

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

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IB Corner

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:
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IB in Action from Home

This month's IB Learner Profile is COMMUNICATORS.

“We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.”

Below are some fun activities that will help build communication skills.

IT Help Desk

Starting Monday August 24, SUSD Help Desk phone lines will be open to assist parents and students with technology questions and issues Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For assistance, call (480) 484-HELP (484-4357). The SUSD help desk is closed on weekends.

Older Videos

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

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

Renee Tosto


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Waldron


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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.