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February 25, 2021

Mark Your Calendar

March 4 - 4th Quarter At-Home Deployment 8:00am -10:00am

March 4 - Virtual Open House - See information below

March 5 - Dismissal Updates - See information below

March 8-12 - Spring Break


Please mark your calendar for these upcoming dismissal updates on Friday, March 5th.
  • Pre-K and ECSE - See the chart below
  • K-6 - Students will be dismissed at 12pm
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March 4th Deployment for At-Home Learners - Prep for Last 9 Weeks

Our 4th quarter deployment of school materials will be on Thursday, March 4th from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

If you currently have a child that is an At Home Learner, please return their book readers that were handed out in the 3rd quarter deployment.

Deployment of resources will be in the NORTH PARKING LOT or the MAIN ENTRANCE of the school. Please have a white sheet of paper with your child’s name, grade level and teacher’s name written on it on your dashboard for our staff member to see. Thank you so much for your support!

Please email your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


Rountree Family,


Our Open House this year will be a virtual event. Your child’s classroom teacher will be sharing links to your child’s personal portfolio of work for you to peruse and an interactive activity that can be played at your home via a virtual classroom platform.

This is a virtual event planned for the evening of Thursday, March 4th. There will be no Open House activities at the school. Your child’s classroom teacher will be sharing additional information with you the week of our virtual open house!

Let's Participate in our March Fun!

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Resources from the 2021 Winter Storm

Rountree Family,

Attached you will find resources that may be of support to you following last week's winter storm. If you need additional help navigating through your needs, please reach out to our Care Coordinator at or 972.908.8145.

Trustworthiness: Character Trait for the Month of March

During March, teachers will be looking for students who demonstrate that they are trustworthy. This looks like: going where you are supposed to go, showing up when you are expected, turning your work in on time, keeping your promises. Basically, it's doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Don’t Forget-- at the end of each month, we will recognize and reward these positive behaviors we are seeing at Rountree.

We will wear yellow on Tuesday, March 2nd, for Trustworthiness.

Watch D.O.G.S. Update

Here at Rountree, we are SO sad that we haven’t had our amazing Watch D.O.G.S. here in-person. Watch D.O.G.S. are a big and important part of our school community, so please check out the opportunities below for ways you can still help us from home.

Make a Short Video (3 min. max)

  • Record your Rountree student(s) interviewing you.
  • See below for some tips & questions
  • Record yourself telling a funny kids joke
  • Ask people in the community what they would say to their younger selves.

    **Please remind them their audience is full of kids ages 5-12

  • Record a video of yourself reading a children’s book.

    **Bonus points if you can do different voices!**

  • Something else! Be creative, be fun, and be YOU- stay under 3 minutes.

Once you finish your video, share it with Mrs. Vaughan via email ( or upload it to Google Drive and share it that way. We will show these right after Morning Announcements. Be sure to ask Mrs. Vaughan if you have any questions or concerns.

Video Tips

  • Remember to look at the camera. Don’t watch yourself on the screen the whole time. Trust me, they’ll notice!
  • Make sure you have adequate lighting.
  • Introduce yourself—something like this-
    • Hi, I’m John Appleseed, and I’m Johnny Appleseed’s father. Johnny is in Mrs. _______’s class.
  • If reading a book, be sure you tell us the author’s name along with the title of the book.
    • Feel free to add why you chose that particular book to read.

Possible Interview Questions

  • What is your job? What do you do all day?
  • Why did you choose that job?
  • What skills would I need if I wanted to work where you do?
  • Do you have any advice for kids like me?
  • Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?

Once you finish your video, share it with Mrs. Vaughan via email ( or upload it to Google Drive and share it that way. Be sure to let Mrs. Vaughan know if you have any questions or concerns.

Information for Current 6th Graders

Attention Current 6th Graders!

The Advanced Math 7 Criteria has been set by the district.

Students must qualify for enrollment in Math 7 Advanced (formerly Math 7 Pre-AP/IB). There is no need to request evaluation or submit additional data.

In late Spring, all current 6th grade students are evaluated to qualify for placement in Math 7 Advanced. In this first evaluation, a student may qualify by meeting at least two of these three district criteria for placement:

  • 5th grade math simulation exam masters level score
  • first-semester 6th-grade math grade of 90% or higher
  • 6th grade MAP middle of year (MOY) exam masters level score

Students qualifying at this interval are placed in Math 7 Advanced. This will be reflected in the student’s course selection preview through Skyward in May.

For the 2021-2022 school year, any student who did not meet the initial qualifications for Math 7 Advanced will be re-evaluated during the summer using the additional criteria of the 6th grade Math STAAR score and the course grade for the second semester of 6th grade math. There is no need to request evaluation or submit additional data. In this second evaluation, a student typically qualifies by meeting at least two of the four district criteria for placement:

  • 5th grade math simulation exam masters level score
  • 6th grade MAP middle of year (MOY) masters level score
  • 6th grade math STAAR masters level score
  • 90% or higher in the first and/or second semester of 6th grade math

Students qualifying for Math 7 Advanced based on this evaluation are placed in Math 7 Advanced. This will be reflected in the student’s course schedule through Skyward in August.

Reminder for all grade levels - Mask & Change of Clothing


This is just a friendly reminder to send a change of clothing for all grade levels. Also, please make sure masks/face coverings for students are placed in their backpacks and ready to take to school along with all of their other necessary supplies. Thank you!

- Nurse Amy 😊


Rountree Family,

The blacktop at Rountree will be getting a "facelift" from March 6th-9th. Thank you for helping us keep an eye out as we have some local friends add some improvements for our students. During this time, the blacktop will not be available for outside use.

Thank you!

Love Week Opportunities CONTINUED!


Eagle Edge is coordinating the sale and distribution of Love Week t-shirts. Shirts cost $15 and are available in the Eagle Edge store at AHS or online at Love Week shirt day is Friday, February 26.

We are collecting NEW SOCKS UNTIL MARCH 2ND to help our community stay warm!

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Education through Diversity - International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day – this day became recognized in 1910 to advocate for more women’s rights, especially the right to vote. Several ladies worked to amend the constitution to include women, African Americans, and other suppressed groups in our country.

Elizabeth Stanton was a human rights activist and one of the first leaders of the woman’s rights movement. She came from a privileged background and decided early in life to fight for equal rights for women and ALL people. Witnessing how people were misrepresented or unheard, “lit a fire” in her to make a real difference. She was one of the first women to openly speak about her desired reformations.

Another brave lady was Lucretia Mott. She was raised on the Quaker tenet that all people are equal. She spent her entire life fighting for social and political reform on behalf of women and other marginalized groups. She not only spoke about this openly, she organized groups of women and participated in writing documents to help enforce changes in the laws.

Allen ISD Middle School 2021-2022 Cheerleading Tryout Information Meeting


If your student wants to participate in tryouts for middle school cheerleading for the 2021-2022 school year, a mandatory informational meeting will be held and will require your participation on either March 15 or March 16, 2021. The Zoom link information will be posted on each middle school's website the day of the 6:30pm meeting.

See more information below in the attachment.

Protect Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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