Crockett ECHS Cougar Chatter
Back to School Edition - August 2021
Welcome Back to Crockett, Cougars!
The first day of school is fast approaching! We are busy preparing our school to welcome our new and returning students and staff back to campus. Please check out the information below for some very important information to ensure we have an Always Victorious first day of school on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Future Important Dates:
August 4th: Vaccine Clinic 3:00 - 7:00 in the Crockett Cafeteria
August 5th: In Person Cohort 2024 and 2025 and New Student Orientation and Parent/Guardian Back to School Information Meeting 9:00-10:30 am (more information in flyer below)
August 10th: Back to School Student, Parent/Guardian Information Meeting 5:30pm (virtual) & 6:30 pm (in-person in the cafeteria)
August 14th: CANCELLED: Austin Pride Parade
August 17th: First Day of Classes 2021-2022
September 6th: Student & Staff Holiday-Labor Day
September 9th: Back to School Night-more details coming soon.
AustinISD 2021-2022 School Calendar-English and Spanish
Check out our updated Vision, Mission, PRIDE Core Values, and Collective Commitments
Student Orientation and Back To School Information Meetings
We are so excited to welcome our Coogs back to campus soon! You and your family might have questions or just want to see our campus, and we have planned some events to go through back-to-school information and answer any questions you may have as you return to campus. Counselors will be available at these parent and guardian meetings to address the anxiety that might be coming up for your child and family about returning back to campus. Please feel free to choose the parent/guardian event that best suits your schedule, as the information presented will be the same at each session. Additionally, backpacks will be available at each of the events below while supplies last.
First Day of School Information
The week of August 2nd, you will receive a copy of the courses your child is currently enrolled in for you to review. If a change is needed, submit a course change request by Monday August 9. Please reach out to your child’s counselor via email, phone or see them in person August 3 & 4 8:30a-5:30p or Aug 5 1p-8p
A few days before school starts, we will email detailed instructions guiding parents and students through the first day of school.
By Monday August 16th, you will be able to view the unofficial class schedule in the Frontline tile of the AISD Parent Cloud (Course tiles will be visible to students in BLEND on the first day of school). We advise you to review your child’s schedule (room location & class periods) in the evening of Monday August 16.
The First Day of School, Tuesday August 17th, will be a “B” Day. Click HERE to access Crockett’s 2021-22 A/B Calendar and Bell Schedule.
Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Crockett ECHS
AISD’s goal is to get as many students vaccinated as possible before the new school year.
The COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics are open to students, staff, family/community members
ages 12 and older and do not require registration. As we near the start of the school year, there are several vaccination opportunities (Pfizer) is available around Austin ISD for anyone who qualifies for and still needs and wants to be vaccinated. The following is a clinic at Crockett available for qualifying members in our school community:
Crockett ECHS: Wednesday, August 4th, from 3:00 - 7:00pm in the Crockett Cafeteria
Every individual receiving a vaccine needs to have a completed consent form. Ages 12-17 will need to have their form signed by their parent/guardian, in advance, if their parent/guardian will not be able to join them at the clinic. This information and form can be found in the sign up link.
Parents accompanying their children will need to verify the child's age. This can be done by bringing a birth certificate, passport, vaccination record, prescription in their child’s name, anything with a birthday works. Verbal confirmation of age will suffice as well.
Additional information regarding Austin ISDs vaccines clinics can be found here.
We welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity.
AISD Back to School Vaccine Clinics
Austin ISD is hosting a vaccine clinic at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center (1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. This opportunity is being hosted by VAX Together Austin and Walgreens. Walk-ins are welcome! We are offering free back-to-school shots (per Texas minimum requirements) that are required by law to attend school. COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines will also be available, but are not required to attend school.
Since this Back-to-School shot clinic is a medical site, masks will be required for everyone entering into the site.
A parent or guardian must be present.
Please bring your child’s immunization/shot records if available.
The COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccine opportunity is available for individuals 12 years of age and older.
Shuttles for Back-to-School Shots: There will be free AISD shuttles running through the day to the PAC starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m., from the following locations:
Akins ECHS, 10701 S. First St. Austin, TX 78748
Central Office, 4000 S. I-H 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Covington MS, 3700 Convict Hill Road Austin, TX 78749
Palm ES, 7601 Dixie Drive Austin, TX 78744
Small MS, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd. Austin, TX 78749
Families whose students are eligible for transportation will receive their bus information by email or letter on August 3. The district’s “Bus Stop Finder'' will be live on August 3. Families whose students have special needs will receive their information in person from their bus teams starting the second week of August.
COVID Safety Protocols -
We recognize that cases of COVID are increasing and continue to take the situation very seriously. I sincerely wish things were different going into this school year. Here are some of the ways we will be keeping students and staff safe during this time:
The CDC recommends everyone wear masks indoors. We will be encouraging an indoor mask-wearing culture. Please talk with your students about your wishes for mask wearing.
We also recommend getting vaccinated. All of our students and staff are eligible for vaccination.
All classrooms will have assigned seating. In addition, students will report where and with whom they each lunch with to make any potential need for contact tracing possible.
We will continue to encourage outdoor learning. Our outdoor spaces will be available for students during lunch.
Families with special health problems could qualify for a Home Learning Program. Please click here to learn more.
For more frequently asked questions regarding On-Campus Learning, please click here.
Stop! Don’t buy school supplies yet. Your teachers will let you know what is needed for their class. We would like students to come to school the first day with a backpack, writing utensil, and a chromebook (Chromebook information for students new to Crockett will be coming soon). The good news is that you can hopefully hit up all the sales :)
As previously stated, backpacks will be given away at the new student orientation and back to school information meetings listed above.
The Crockett Cougar Chatter is our monthly newsletter that includes important dates, events, and information with our families. Each edition of the newsletter is emailed to students’ school and families’ emails and is available on the Crockett website at www.crocketths.org and on our Twitter account @AustinCrockett.
A Message Regarding Crockett ECHS PTSA -
In the past, our PTSA has been essential in planning school community events, celebrating student success, campaigns for school and campus improvements, and co-sponsors our Staff Appreciation Week. As we begin this school year, we are looking for members of our Crockett Community to become members of our PTSA (membership information coming soon) and serve as board members of the Crockett ECHS PTSA. If you are interested in becoming a member or serving on the board, please fill out this FORM.
Back-to-School Town Halls with Dr. Elizalde
AISD will host two back-to-school town halls where families can connect directly with Dr. Elizalde and other district leaders - English on Aug. 4 @6:00 p.m., Spanish on Aug. 5 @6:00 p.m.
A message from Crockett ECHS’s CAC
Please click on the link below to see Crockett’s ESA & FCA, then please give the district your feedback by August 8th! This helps determine how the future bond money is used for Crockett! https://www.austinisdplanningtogether.com/
Click here for an idea of what kinds of things the bond money will be used for. https://www.austinisd.org/plans/ed-spec-update
Kindly, the Crockett Campus Advisory Council
What is an Educational Suitability Assessment (ESA)?
“An educational suitability assessment is a process used to determine and score how well each campus supports the needs of their specific school, such as current teaching and learning methods, and academic programming. It considers the exterior, general building, security, environmental quality, controllability of lighting and HVAC systems, furniture, fixtures and equipment, academic spaces, support spaces, technology, and administration spaces.
What is a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)?
“A Facility Condition Assessment evaluates the physical condition of a facility and determines elements at that facility that do not function as intended. This includes components such as roofing, heating and air conditioning, plumbing and site drainage.”
Free Meals for All Through the 2021-22 School Year
- AISD will provide free meals for all students through June 2022.
- Meals are free for all students regardless of income, or without any application or documentation.
- At AISD, we encourage all students to take advantage of free school meals. As a federally funded program, we receive reimbursement for each meal served; the more students who eat with us the more funding we have to invest in the quality of our food, maintain local jobs, and support the Texas economy
- For more information visit the Austin ISD website https://www.austinisd.org/nutrition-food-services/meal-programs
Back to School Night, September 9th - more details coming soon.
All students must enroll and register for the 2021-2022 school year
Hello Crockett families!!
All new and returning families MUST enroll and register for the 21-22 school year! Thank you to those families that have completed this registration.
Parents and guardians can register their children online through the Parent Portal.
By enrolling your child, we can gain valuable information about who will be returning to Crockett so we can have the necessary programs, classes, and staff to ensure your child's success.
Visit https://www.austinisd.org/enroll for instructions on how to enroll your child. If you need additional assistance, you can call 512-414-9187.
Thanks, in advance, for taking time out of your busy schedule to complete this important and necessary task.
Have a great Crockett day!
Parents and Guardians, check out this great article below for 'Top 25 Ways to GEAR Up for the New School Year!'
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